Aug 162017

Abandon Normal Devices (AND) Festival is a roaming digital culture and art festival that will be taking place in Castleton during Thursday 21 – Sunday 24 September 2017. Our programme is spread across several local venues including Peak Cavern, Speedwell Cavern and Treak Cliff, the visitor’s centre, the village hall and other public spaces (these include the Town Ditch and Winnats Pass).

We’d like to inform you about how the festival will operate in the area, which includes any road closures that might affect you. We’re also very keen to let you know about the diverse and exciting programme of events and exhibitions, which might be of interest!

\\ Community Information Evening

The AND Festival team will be holding an informal information session for local residents who would like to know more about the events and installations, as well as any practical information such as road closures in Castleton. This will be held on Wednesday 23 August at the Visitor Centre from 17:30-19:00 and is an open invite for anyone in the area. No need to book, please drop in.

\\ Road Closure

Please note that Winnats Pass will be closed on the following dates for the production of Waterlicht:

Wednesday 20 September between 19:00 – 02.00 (Installation and Testing)

Thursday 21 September – Saturday 23rd September between 19:00-24:00 (likely to be open just after 11pm)

We advise that you take alternative routes in and out of Castleton during these times to avoid any disruption to your journeys. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to bring them to the information session on the 23rd August or contact us at

We hope you can join us for the festival.


The AND Festival team.

Gabrielle Jenks \\ Director
Ruth McCullough \\ Senior Producer
Lou Hargreaves \\ Festival & Touring Producer
Catherine Waddington \\ Head of Communications
Edwina McEachran \\ Campaigns Officer
Dani Admiss \\ Storyteller & Content Producer
Cat Shaw \\ Programme Assistant

 August 16, 2017
May 152017
The charges that were introduced from 3 April have now been removed following the county elections and a change of administration on Friday 5 May 2017.
 Charges were removed in response to a Government announcement about current guidance for councils which is to be reviewed to make sure it reflects changes in the law and to make clear what can and cannot be charged for at recycling centres.
 The previous policy of accepting a maximum of two 25kg sacks of building and demolition waste has been reinstated and we’d appreciate any help you could give to notify your local residents of this where possible.
You can find out more about the changes and a full list of what is and isn’t accepted on the DCC website.


 May 15, 2017
May 142017

Please note that the official Parish Council Noticeboard, on the wall of the Parish Rooms/Veterinary Practice will be inaccessible during the building works in this area for the Heart 4 Hathersage developments. From Monday 3rd April 2017 for the duration of these works all official Parish Council notices will be posted on the Swimming Pool Noticeboard, at the pool on Oddfellows Road, S32 1DU.

 May 14, 2017