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Celebrating Bakewell

Celebrating Bakewell

A Civic Service was held by Bakewell Town Council on Sunday 15th October at All Saints Church Bakewell at 3 pm.

Guests were greeted by the sounds of the Church bells as they arrived and were welcomed by the Mayor Cllr Steve Edwards.

Bakewell Brownies handed out the Order of Service and the Girl Guides managed the seating plan, escorting guests to their seats. Welcoming music was provided by the superb "Strung Together" a string quartet from Lady Manners School. More »

A wide range of guests attended including His Grace The Duke of Devonshire, Lord and Lady Edward Manners and their children as well as representatives from other towns, councils and community organisations.

After the welcome from Revd Canon Tony Kaunhoven and a Mayors address from Cllr Edwards, the main features were three separate reflections about Bakewell from three different Church representatives and three performances from Bakewell Schools.

Bakewell Infant and Junior Schools performed the uplifting "Sunny Day", Bakewell Junior sang "The Derbyshire Song" ,followed by a flawless performance by Catrina Waltho on flute and Evie Gibbs on piano from Lady Manners with 1st Movement of Sonatine by Claude Arrieu.

Bakewell Town Council provided an excellent buffet supplied by the Church Volunteer Group.

Bakewell Mayor Cllr Steve Edwards said "This was a great opportunity to showcase and celebrate Bakewell's past ,present and future. The mixture of local people and visitors to the town at the service was a delight. Many compliments have been made about the excellent performances by all the school contributors who should be very proud of how they represented the town at the event."

The collection was shared equally between All Saints Church and The Mayor's Charity The Bakewell and District Friday Group. » Less

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:00 by John Rowe

Making a splash in Bakewell

Bakewell Swimming Pool staff launched their new fitness classes on Friday evening 29th September 2017 with Gym Circuits, Aqua Fit and Aqua Bootcamp. Some people attending chose to take part in all three classes, others picked the one that suited them most.

Bakewell Mayor Cllr Steve Edwards was invited to go along to see how the classes were running and participate if he was up the challenge.

Cllr Edwards said "The launch was well attended and catered for all ability levels with encouragement from the staff all the way. I accepted their challenge and took part in the Aqua Boot Camp which was certainly tough enough! It's a great way to improve fitness levels". More »

Derbyshire Dales District Council provide this valued facility in Bakewell, anyone wanting to try the classes can either make contact with pool staff from details on their website , or visit the pool and talk to staff . » Less

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 09:13 by John Rowe

A busy week for Bakewell's Mayor

It's been a busy week for Bakewell Mayor Cllr Steve Edwards. On Friday 15th September he visited Bakewell and District Friday Group at the Medway Centre, where they meet most Fridays throughout the year.

Whilst there he gave a presentation to the group about the role of the Mayor and work of the Town Council . It was of special interest to Steve as the group are the Mayors chosen Charity for this Mayoral term. After the presentation he was able to chat and advise on some issues raised by group members. More »

Cllr Edwards said, "It was important to really have chance to engage with the group members and answer some of the points raised by them , of course I was persuaded to stay for a superb lunch prepared by volunteers which I thoroughly enjoyed." » Less

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 21:05 by John Rowe