Local support & help below includes Wirksworth’s CRG; surrounding villages contacts; and support by churches


Wirksworth Community Response Group (WCRG)


The group has been formed by residents, together with the town & district councils, Hannage Brook Medical Centre and our churches, to offer support to all residents during these times of need due to the Coronavirus.

Helpline for all calls: 01629 888112 (then select an option)

Email for raising a concern: help@wcrg.co.uk

Email for people wanting to volunteer: volunteer@wcrg.co.uk

Email for food delivery: food@wcrg.co.uk

Email for prescriptions collection: pharmacy@wcrg.co.uk (See also Medical Help for Hannage Brook services.)

Every resident should also have received written notification of a name and contact details for their own street’s dedicated Community Volunteer, who can post mail, help topping up electric or gas key, get urgent supplies, help with shopping and prescriptions and provide a friendly phone call. If you do not have their information, please phone the Helpline above or email help@wcrg.co.uk

WCRG Facebook Group: click here. Do visit to read and post comments.


Support in surrounding villages

The villages have set up their own groups, but WCRG in Wirksworth has all the contacts for these, so can refer callers on.

Ashleyhay, Breamfield and most of Alderwasley: Contact Martin Redman and Jonathan Hamill-Keyes through www.sycamorefarm.co.uk.

Bolehill & Steeple Grange: The Bolehill & Steeple Grange Improvement Group (BIG) has set up a separate support network supported by Wirksworth Town Council for residents who live in Bolehill, Steeple Grange (including Malthouse Close), Wirksworth Moor (including Breamfield Lane) & Longway Bank. We have a network of volunteers doing shopping, post office visits & pharmacy deliveries and are happy to walk dogs & chat on the phone. We also have a small library of books, DVDs & jigsaws for those self isolating to borrow. In the first instance residents should contact their road coordinator (name found on leaflets distributed to each house) or Jackie Batchelor either by phone 07711145647 or by email at bigsec@yahoo.co.uk.

Bonsall: Ring Rachael Richardson on 07873 674983.

Brassington: Ring Toni Rippon on 01629 540348 or 07841 039912 or email tonirippon@yahoo.co.uk

Carsington & Hopton & Godfrey Hole: Ring Heather Keltie on 01629 541994 or email CH.Village.Help@gmail.com. More information about  what this support group is doing is on the Parish Council website, click here.

Crich & Whatstandwell: Email Crich Community Support Group on https://www.crichstandard.org/covid19/index.php

Cromford: Ring Claire Roose-Elcock on 07795 832241.

Idridghay: Email  robandsophie@hotmail.com of the Idridghay Community Support Group.

Kirk Ireton: Ring John Sinclair on 01335 370581 or 07802 596268; or Emma Yates on 0744 395 7658 of the Kirk Ireton Community Suppport Group.

Matlock Bath: Email the Parish Council on clerk@matlockbathparishcouncil.gov.uk, who will put callers in touch with the right street coordinator.

Middleton: ring Nikki Noodle-Wallace on 01629 352018 or email Middletoncovid19@outlook.com

If in doubt, ring the Helpline 01629 888112 or email help@wcrg.co.uk


Support being offered by local churches

Wellspring Church click here.


West Derbyshire URC click here.


St. Teresa’s Roman Catholic Church click here.


Wirksworth Team Ministry: St. Mary’s itself is closed, but Canon Truby told us: “We are holding Morning prayer each morning at 9am and Evening prayer at 5pm.and will be coming together for a Eucharist on Sundays at 9:30am. In order to join the meeting, people will need to have downloaded the Zoom App to their computer or smartphone, and then join the meeting by clicking on this link: https://zoom.us/j/2732241372” For those who don’t have internet access, they can still join just by using their landline at the time of the services. This is how:: Call 0208 0806591. The recorded message will ask for a host or meeting number: Key in 2732241372#. You are then asked another question. Key in #. You will be then asked to wait to be connected to the meeting. Once connected you will be able to hear and contribute.

For the Team Ministry website, click here.


St Mary’s is being used as a hub for the Jigsaw Foodbank. People can drop something in the box while they are out on their walk if possible. It is in the porch as  the church has to be locked. It will be collected daily and the porch is locked at 5.30pm.


Other branches of Wirksworth coronavirus information:

Medical Help

Obtaining Food

Other Information

[If you think something is missing, wrong or out of date on any of these pages, please let us know. email@gowirksworth.com]