Chairs Welcome Statement
Welcome to the Parish of Unstone
website. The Parish includes Unstone, Apperknowle,
Hundall & the Handleys. The purpose of the
website is to provide information about the Parish Council,
Fred Hopkinson Memorial Hall, local news and events and
local contacts and facilities.
The Parish Council was established in
1895 and the officers are a Clerk and a Finance Officer
(both part-time appointments) and there are 10 elected
Parish Councillors. Unstone Parish Council provides a
number of services directly, such as the Memorial Hall, and
the village play areas, and other services in partnership
with other bodies (e.g. Dronfield Cemetery) for the benefit
of the local community.
During these difficult economic times the Parish council
endeavours to provide cost effective services both directly
and in partnership with others.
Unstone is a small village in the north
east of Derbyshire, which lies between Dronfield and
Chesterfield. It is close to the hamlets of
Apperknowle, Hundall, Summerley, Middle, Nether and West
The village has a population of over 1,500 residents, 2
schools, which are Unstone St Mary’s Infant School, located
on Crow Lane and Unstone Junior School on Main Road.
The Parish Council meets on the third
Thursday of the month at 7.30pm at the Moorland View Meeting
Room at Apperknowle. There are no meetings in August and
Anyone is welcome to attend the meetings. The public cannot participate
in the meeting itself but a period of time is given over for
members of the public to air their views on matters directly
related to Parish Council Business.
If your business is based in Unstone,
Dronfield or the surrounding areas, or serves local
residents, would you like to support the local economy by
Visit our local businesses page to find
local products and services available.