Bakewell Town Council

Bakewell Historic Capital of the Peak

Town Hall

Clerk RFO: John H Rowe
Clerk's Office, Town Hall
Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1BT

Tel: 01629 813525

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Latest News

Local Government Elections 2nd May 2019

Parish, Town and District Elections are to be held on Thursday 2nd May 2019. Information, including nomination packs are available at

Posted: Wed, 13 Mar 2019 08:55 by John Rowe

Yeld Road Play Area

Yeld Road Play Area

Following a review of operations Bakewell Town Council is to close its Yeld Road Play Area.

The decision has been taken due to the increasing maintenance and renewal costs, inappropriate usage, and previous damage to the site.

Mayor of Bakewell, Cllr Bill Storey, said "We have, for some time, been working to find an organisation willing to take over responsibility for this play area but to no avail. Sadly, due to cost implications we have had to take the difficult decision to close this facility." More »

Following the closure the land will revert to Lady Manners School.

The closure will take effect from 31st March 2019. » Less

Posted: Tue, 12 Mar 2019 09:50 by John Rowe

Catcliffe Wood Litter Pick

Catcliffe Wood Litter Pick

The Mayor of Bakewell, Bill Storey, organised a morning of litter picking in a wood owned and managed by Bakewell Town Council on Saturday 2nd March.

Catcliffe Wood is beside the pedestrianised section of Butts Road. It is crossed by public footpaths leading to Park Road. Local residents and councillors were concerned about the amount of litter in the woodland so worked together to clear the discarded rubbish. Catcliffe Wood looked so much better after the community clean up and wildlife will benefit from the removal of bottles, cans and plastics. Many thanks to Derbyshire Dales District Council for providing litter picking tools and waste bags then collecting the full bags of rubbish later that day.

Posted: Mon, 04 Mar 2019 11:20 by John Rowe