Hello and welcome to Pinxton
Pinxton is a small village on the eastern side of Derbyshire, with a few acres still in Nottinghamshire. The inventor John King lived in Pinxton. He made the mine cage safety detaching hook, which became world famous, and his old workshop was converted into a small museum. The church of St Helen partly dates from medieval times and possibly stands on the site of a small castle that once existed here. The population of Pinxton is currently 4202, with 2083 males and 2119 females.
Today, the coal mines and lime kilns have gone but the community spirit common to mining villages remains. Click below to find out more about Pinxton…
Parish Council meetings are held at Pinxton Village Hall, 3 Kirkstead Road, Pinxton on the third Wednesday in the month and start at 7.00 pm. The public are welcome at the meetings and there is an opportunity at the start of the meeting for public participation.
When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we will reduce the spread of the infection. That is why the government is now (23 March 2020) introducing three new measures.
Requiring people to stay at home, except for very limited purposes
Closing non-essential shops and community spaces
Stopping all gatherings of more than two people in public
Every citizen must comply with these new measures. The relevant authorities, including the police, will be given the powers to enforce them – including through fines and dispersing gatherings.
These measures are effective immediately. The Government will look again at these measures in three weeks, and relax them if the evidence shows this is possible.
Keep safe and positive.