The Clerks work part-time but generally checks and responds to messages daily.  If you are sending a meeting late in the afternoon or in the evening your message/enquiry will be dealt with on the next working day.

The Council has places for up to fourteen Councillors; as of May 2022 there are thirteen Councillors:

  • Martin Bloor
  • Sara Furness
  • Bridget Hanley
  • Bill Hanley
  • Tim Hill
  • Jane Marsden (Chair)
  • James Marsden
  • Rosemary Olle
  • Heather Rodgers (Vice Chair)
  • Peter Rowland
  • James Shuttleworth
  • Stuart Turner
  • Nick Williams


The Register of Declared Interests can be found on the Derbyshire Dales District Council website here.

Should you be interested in becoming a parish councillor you can apply to be considered for co-option. Please download and complete the attached forms and return to

Co-Option Application-Form-v1.0


For information on the role of a parish councillor please see the following:

LGA Councillors Guide 2019

The Council’s Officers are:

  • Maura Sorensen (Clerk)
  • Kathryne Fraser (Assistant Clerk)
  • Chris Cave (Responsible Finance Officer)
  • Neil Vaughan (Caretaker)
  • Alan Kydd, John Wooddisse (Footpaths officers)

All Officers work part-time.

The Councillors and Officers can be contacted through the Clerk at:
Heart of Hathersage
Main Road
Derbyshire S32 1BB
or email
or phone 07766 629 419.