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The Armed Forces Covenant

Bakewell Town Council has received the following communication from the Ministry of Defence and will consider signing the Covenant at it's meeting to be held on Monday 16th December 2019.

"You may be aware of a campaign by the government to improve the understanding of and support for our Armed Forces. The campaign aims to develop and sustain mutually-beneficial relationships with communities, businesses and organisations in the public and private sectors in order to support the Armed Forces community. Raising awareness of these matters in local government is an important part of the campaign. More »

The foundation for relationships with the Armed Forces community is the Armed Forces Covenant. The Covenant isa means to develop a mutually-beneficial relationship with members of the Armed Forces community who work in your localities or access your services. It also provides an opportunity to recognise publicly the value that serving personnel, Regulars and Reserves, veterans and military families contribute to our country; details are on the Covenant website. Across the UK, almost 4500 organisations have signed the Covenant; 493 are in the East Midlands, including some Town and Parish Councils.

Those who have such a relationship with Defence gain access to a Defence 'menu of benefits': attract highly skilled military personnel, ex-Regulars or Reservists with core transferable skills such as IT, catering, driving, first aid and business and technical qualifications; gain access to recruitment platforms targeted at Service leavers and Service spouses, all with transferrable skill sets; have a positive impact to your Council's reputation and corporate social responsibility; get acknowledgment of your support through the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme; gain access to free personal development training and leadership activities; receive discounted rates on versatile and affordable venues for hire across the UK.

All LAs at County, City, District and Borough level have signed the Covenant and we encourage Town and Parish Councils to do the same." » Less

Posted: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 11:51 by John Rowe

Election Hustings at All Saints Church

An election hustings will take place at All Saints Church Bakewell on Monday 2nd December 2019 between 6pm and 7pm

Meet and question the candidates for Derbyshire Dales:

Green Party: Matthew Buckler
Liberal Democrat: Robert Court
Conservative: Sara Dines
Labour: Claire Raw

If you would like to submit a question before the event please contact j.sue@btinternet.com

Posted: Fri, 29 Nov 2019 09:52 by John Rowe

Double Gold Award for Bakewell in Bloom

Congratulations go to Bakewell in Bloom on an impressive GOLD award for the second year running in the Small Town Category of the RHS East Midlands in Bloom competition.

The theme this year was "Bakewell; celebrating our past, present and future". Judging took place in July but the drizzle didn't stop the Bakewell in Bloom community volunteers showcasing a host of excellent horticultural, community and sustainable projects to its best during a two hour tour of the town. More »

The awards ceremony took place in Chesterfield and the judges made the comment that Bakewell should be very proud and celebrate this wonderful achievement.

Bakewell in Bloom encourages all businesses to use and display the gold award as a symbol of the town's success.

The Food, Flower and Bee trail with the Bakewell Show 200th anniversary theme "From Farm to Plate" also received a special judges award.

You can follow Bakewell in Bloom on twitter or Instagram @bakewellinbloom or visit their website at https://bakewellbloom.com » Less

Posted: Fri, 22 Nov 2019 15:02 by John Rowe