Serving the people in the parish of Eckington

Eckington Parish Council

Serving the people of Eckington, Renishaw, Spinkhill, Marsh Lane, Troway and Ridgeway

Eckington Parish Council provides your local services. We strive to make Eckington parish a better place to live, work and visit. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.

Eckington Parish is in the District of North East Derbyshire, and lies South East of Sheffield and North East of Chesterfield. The Parish consists of the villages of Eckington, Marsh Lane, Ridgeway, Troway, Renishaw and Spinkhill and contains about 5,000 households. The Parish Council consists of seventeen Councillors and holds regular Council Meetings which are open to the public. Eckington Civic Centre is used for Parish Council business and is available for hire.

Eckington Civic Centre

Eckington Civic Centre

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The name Eckington is of Saxon origin, and it appears in the Domesday Survey as Echintune. The area became more developed from the mediaeval period with the exploitation of local iron and coal deposits and the growth of the manufacture of edge-tools, particularly scythes and sickles, and iron nails. Coal mining and associated industry continued well into the 20th Century and it was at the George pub in Eckington that the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Miners Association (an early Trades Union) was founded in 1865.

Within Eckington Parish lies Renishaw Hall and Gardens, home to the Sitwell family for over 400 years and a Grade I listed building. Both the house and gardens are open to the public. The Sitwell family includes the prolific writers Edith, Osbert and Sacherverell Sitwell. The extensive Italianate gardens are renowned for their magnolias, bluebells and delphiniums. The parish also boasts the Grade I listed Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul plus two Grade II* buildings and a number with a Grade II listing.

  • Aerial View of Eckington

    Aerial View of Eckington

  • Eckington Church

    Eckington Church

  • Poppies on the Arches

    Poppies on the Arches

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VACANCY - Social Media and Marketing Officer

The Parish Council have a vacancy for a Social Media and Marketing Officer.

Role - To be responsible for the creation, scheduling and delivery of all social media content and to create a social media plan that is in line with the Parish Council's aims, objectives and existing strategies. To create social media that improves our audience's understanding of the Parish Council, to promote and publicise the work of the Parish Council and to raise the profile.

Closing date for applications will be Monday 16 October 2023 at 5pm

Interviews will take place week commencing 23 October 2023.

If you are interested in applying for this position please complete the application pack and either email it to or drop it in at the Eckington Civic Centre, Market Street, S21 4JG

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