Tibshelf, and the surrounding areas, have had a colourful and varied past and have been important for mining, quarrying, medicinal springs and horticulture.
In 1550 several shallow mines, one of which was owned by Bess of Hardwick, were opened in the area, starting a trend, which was to see coal mining overtake agriculture as the main industry.
By the 19th century, two deep mines were in operation and a main line rail network developed to support the transport of both passengers and coal.
Tibshelf’s claim to fame was also based on the fact that Britain’s first inland oil well was sunk on the outskirts of the village. In recent years the village economy has changed radically with the closure of the local collieries and the railway.
Today the village provides good educational and leisure facilities, and a pleasant rural home for 3400 people within a short distance of the Peak District National Park, Sherwood Forest and The Dukeries. Because of the close proximity of the M1 motorway, and the links to the west provided by the A38, Tibshelf is ideally situated for commuting to Derby, Nottingham, Sheffield or even further a field.
Further information about Tibshelf can be found on the Tibshelf Past and Present section of this website
Tibshelf Parish Council normally meets on the third Tuesday of every month except August in the Parish Meeting Room behind the Village Hall on High Street at Tibshelf. You can find the dates of all our meetings on the Meetings section of our website.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PARISH COUNCIL OFFICE WIL BE CLOSED ON THURSDAY 20TH FEBRUARY 2014
14/01/14 - Tuesday 14th January 2014
24/09/13 - Tuesday 24th September
10/12/13 - Tuesday 10th December
25/03/14 - Tuesday 25th March 2014
VILLAGE HALL COMMITTEE
03/09/13 - Tuesday 3rd September
05/11/13 - Tuesday 5th November
28/01/14 - Tuesday 28th January 2014
11/03/14 - Tuesday 11th March 2014
08/10/13 - Tuesday 8th October
03/12/13 - Tuesday 3rd December
01/04/14 - Tuesday 1st April 2014
17/09/13 - Tuesday 17th September
18/10/13 - Tuesday 18th October
19/11/13 - Tuesday 19th November
17/12/13 - Tuesday 17th December
21/01/14 - Tuesday 21st January 2014
18/02/14 - Tuesday 18th February 2014
18/03/14 - Tuesday 18th March 2014
15/04/14 - Tuesday 15th April 2014
Annual Parish Council Meeting
20/05/14 - Tuesday 20th May 2014
VILLAGE HALL COMMITTEE