The Bakewell Partnership was formed in 2012 to bring together the four responsible authorities and a wide range of local interest groups in order to provide a broad community forum. It is felt that such a body will enable the best possible use to be made of the energy and community spirit that is so evident in Bakewell.

Bakewell Town Council leads the Partnership, with supportive representation from Derbyshire County Council, Derbyshire Dales District Council and the Peak District National Park Authority. By working with organisations like the Bakewell Community Interest Group, the Civic Society, the Association of Bakewell Christians, the Historical Society, the Town Traders Group and Bakewell in Bloom, the Partnership provides an opportunity for a wide range of issues to be addressed and strategies developed that will lead to the enhancement of Bakewell as a place to live and work.

Four Working Groups have been formed to address the following issues: The Built Environment and Public Space; Heritage and Natural Environment; Economy, Employment and Development; and Social and Community Issues.

The work of the Partnership is currently focused on the Bakewell Neighbourhood Plan.

Meetings of the Partnership for 2016-17 are as follows

Wednesday 5th October 2015

Wednesday 16th November 2016

Wednesday 1st February 2017

Wednesday 24th May 2017 (Annual General Meeting)

(Meetings start at 6.00 pm and take place in the Council Chamber)