The Parish of Stanley and Stanley Common is a vibrant, thriving and friendly community located in South East Derbyshire, about eight miles north-east of Derby.
The Parish is a comparatively safe place to live having a very low crime rate and little social disorder. It is covered by vigilant Neighbourhood Watch Wardens and schemes.
We are extremely proud of what the Parish has to offer both residents and visitors as well as of its social history and industrial heritage.
The welcoming village signposts and Parish logo represent this heritage in the headstocks for mining, tractor for farming and the windmill that still exists today at Cat and Fiddle Lane in the neighbouring Parish of Dale Abbey, for flour milling.
Historically these three industries, together with brick making, rope making and quarrying were the main occupations and sources of prosperity for local people and provided the wealth which contributed to the development of the Parish. A railway network, now long since gone, served the collieries and parishioners in its industrial hey day, with a station on Station Road.
People are very community orientated and proud to live in the Parish. They take great pride in looking after the vulnerable and elderly parishioners, providing recreational facilities for the young people and also looking after the surroundings in which they live.
This is a testimony to the forward looking and caring community.