The parish of Duffield, containing our large village and outlying farms, is set in the valley of the river Derwent about five miles north of the city of Derby. It has a pleasant rural setting on the southern fringe of the Peak District while having good road and rail links for both public and private travel. The A6, the former trunk road from London to Carlisle runs through the village and is here called Town Street. Our Local Authority is Amber Valley Borough Council within the county of Derbyshire and our Parliamentary Constituency is Mid Derbyshire.
We have had our own Parish Council since 1897 and a Village Community Association since 1972.
The village of Duffield offers a wide range of clubs and organisations for all age groups, covering most aspects of village life and details of their activities are published monthly in the DCA’s Newsletter. Details of events and activities can also be found in the ‘Duffield Scene’ publication and in the DCA diary that is kept in Duffield Post Office by kind permission of the Postmaster.
A highlight of Duffield’s year is the Community Association’s Annual CARNIVAL held on a Saturday near the end of June with a parade, arena acts, music, fairground rides and a large variety of stalls.
The Association created and maintains the garden on the corner of Wirksworth Road and the rose bed outside the Library.
The DCA also works closely with Duffield Parish Council to provide seasonal decorations and the annual bonfire and fireworks display.