Serving the people in the parish of Eckington

Your Parish Councillors

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.

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.

Eckington Parish is in a beautiful setting of undulating agricultural land together with extensive well-established woodland. Eckington woods are justly famed for their spring flowers, in particular bluebells.

Eckington is a commercial centre with a number of shops, a bank, Post Office, Business Centre, Library, Civic Centre, Leisure Centre and the Church of St Peter and St Paul. There is a weekly market on a Friday run by the Parish Council.

Your other Local Elected Representatives

North East Derbyshire District Council

Eckington South and Renishaw Ward

Cllr Jacqueline Ridgway

Cllr Jacqueline Ridgway

Cllr Phillip Wheelhouse

Cllr Phillip Wheelhouse

Telephone
07721654956
Cllr Steve Pickering

Cllr Steve Pickering

Telephone
01246 231111

Eckington North Ward

Cllr Jeremy Kenyon

Cllr Jeremy Kenyon

Telephone
07736666996
Cllr Oscar Gomez-Reaney

Cllr Oscar Gomez-Reaney

Telephone
07596441427

Ridgeway and Marsh Lane

Cllr Carolyn Renwick

Cllr Carolyn Renwick

Telephone
01246435680

Derbyshire County Council

Cllr Carolyn Renwick

Cllr Carolyn Renwick

Electoral division
Eckington and Killamarsh

Serving communities
Serving the communities of Coal Aston, Marsh Lane, Eckington, Renishaw, Killamarsh and Norwood.

Telephone
01246435680

Member of Parliament

Lee Rowley MP

Lee Rowley MP

Address
North East Derbyshire
Lee Rowley MP
House of Commons
London
SW1A 0AA
Telephone
Derbyshire office: 01246 439222
Mobile
London Office: 0207 219 4197

Last updated: Thu, 11 Nov 2021 14:02