Weston on Trent Parish Council

Serving the people of Weston on Trent

Clerk RFO: Christine Scott
6 Lodge Estate, Aston on
Trent, Derbyshire DE72 2AH

Tel: 01332 792683

  • synonymous with the village of Weston on Trent, many people from the surrounding area are familiar with the Coopers Arms and it's fabulous setting

  • St. Mary's Church, dating from the 12th century, enjoys a picturesque location on the outskirts of the village on a small rise overlooking the Trent Valley.

  • Book a Room in our Village Hall

Weston on Trent Parish Council provides YOUR local services. We strive to make Weston on Trent a better place to live, work and visit. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Find local groups and businesses in our community directory. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find what you want or would like to recommend any improvements to our website then please contact us.

Latest News

Minutes March 2023

Posted: Mon, 17 Apr 2023 10:29 by Weston Parish Council

Minutes March 2023

Agenda April 2023

Posted: Mon, 17 Apr 2023 10:28 by Weston Parish Council

Agenda April 17th 2023

Parish Council elections

Posted: Mon, 20 Mar 2023 20:05 by Weston Parish Council

If you've ever wanted to be a parish councillor there is an election on May 4th. Details of how to apply are below and on the SDDC website. You need to hand deliver your nomination to SDDC between 27th March to 4th April.

A good parish needs a good parish council. Why not get involved and help to look after Weston on Trent.

District and parish elections 2023

There will be full district and parish elections in South Derbyshire on Thursday 4 May 2023. More »

The election will see 36 district councillors elected to 15 wards in South Derbyshire.

May 2023 will be the first time that voters will have to show photo ID to vote at a polling station.

Find out what is an acceptable voter ID and how to request a Voter Authority Certificate if you have no suitable form of photographic identity.

How to stand

Full guidance on how to stand for the elections is on the Electoral Commission's website. The guidance covers eligibility; how to stand; permitted expenditure; the campaign; your rights and what happens after the declaration of the result.

Become a councillor
District candidates
Parish candidates
If you are thinking of becoming a parish councillor and want to serve your local community, The National Association of Local Council has general advice and information.

We can only accept nomination papers during normal office hours from Monday 27 March 2023 up until the deadline for nominations which is 4pm on Tuesday 4 April 2023.

Nomination papers must be delivered by hand. You can deliver them yourself or ask someone you trust to deliver them for you. If you would like to make an appointment to deliver your nomination papers please contact the Electoral Services Team on elections@southderbyshire.gov.uk or on 01283 595723.

Candidates and agents briefing

There will be a candidates and agents briefing for the areas where an election is to be held. This briefing will cover more detailed arrangements for polling day, postal vote opening sessions and the verification and count This meeting will be on Thursday, 6 April at 6pm at the Council Offices.

Registration to vote deadline - 12 midnight on Monday 17 April 2023, register online now
Postal vote deadline - 5pm - Tuesday 18 April
Proxy vote deadline - 5pm - Tuesday 25 April
Voter Authority Certificates deadline - 5pm - Tuesday 25 April
Poll cards

Poll cards will be issued to all registered electors at the end of March. A poll card will be sent to new electors, who registered after the 1 March 2023 up until the deadline for registration, around the Friday before polling day.

Poll cards are changing!

From May 2023, in order to list the suitable form of photo ID acceptable at a polling station, poll cards will be A4 size.

Acceptable voter ID will include a passport, driving licence and a national concessionary bus pass. Certain other ID will also be acceptable and will be listed on the back of the card. The ID does not have to be valid provided that the photograph is still a suitable likeness. If you do not have any of the ID listed, you can apply for a apply for a Voter Authority Certificate that will be posted direct to your registered address.

The poll card will list the electoral areas - ward and parish council, though not all areas will have both elections as many parishes are likely to be uncontested. At the polling station and with postal votes, electors will be presented with one or two ballot papers - different colours. It will say how many votes you have on each ballot paper.

Postal votes

Postal votes will be handed to Royal Mail for delivery around 20 April and will sent out first class post. However, if you apply after the 18 April it will be sent out around the Friday before polling week.

Proxy voting

If you have appointed a proxy to vote on your behalf at your allocated polling station, both you and your proxy will be sent a card.

Polling stations

May 2023 will be the first time that voters will have to show photo ID to vote at a polling station.

Your poll card will tell you which polling station you need to go to.

At the polling station and with postal votes, electors will be presented with one or two ballot papers. It will say how many votes you have on each ballot paper.

We'll publish a list of all the polling stations near to the time of the election.

Support for voters with disabilities

The Electoral Commission has issued 2 guides to support voters:

Voter ID: supporting blind and partially sighted people to vote in the 2023 English local elections (PDF) [184KB]

Voter ID: easy read guide for people with learning disabilities (PDF) [1MB]. This guide tells you everything you need to know about photo ID for the local elections.


These will appear here in accordance with the legal timetable


The district and parish council elections' verification and counts will take place on Friday 5 May 2023.

These will appear here as they are declared on Friday 5 May 2023. » Less