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; following the May 2023 elections 10 places were filled – see below. As of May 2023 the Council is seeking to co-opt up to four Councillors – nominations to be made by 30 May 2023 – full details at

Councillors elected in May 2023

  • Martin Bloor
  • Bridget Hanley
  • Bill Hanley
  • Tim Hill
  • Jane Marsden (Chair)
  • James Marsden
  • Rosemary Olle
  • Heather Rodgers (Vice Chair)
  • Peter Rowland
  • James Shuttleworth

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

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.