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Foodbank Support

Foodbank Support

During these extremely difficult and challenging times some people may have to look for support through a foodbank. The map (can be downloaded as a .pdf below) shows local foodbank coverage.

The High Peak Foodbank offers emergency "one off" support for the Bakewell area whilst longer term help is available via the Jigsaw Foodbank, Matlock.

To access the service a referral is required a signposting letter is available from the Job Centre and/or a letter from the GP/Social services can be sought.

Posted: Thu, 26 Nov 2020 17:00 by John Rowe

COVID-19 Tier 3 restrictions in Derbyshire

COVID-19 Tier 3 restrictions in Derbyshire

The national restrictions end on December 2nd and England will now move back into the previous tier system.

Regardless of what tier you're in shops, personal care, gyms and the wider leisure sector will re-open, but restrictions will be in place to help prevent the spread of the virus.

The Government has placed Derbyshire and Derby into Tier 3 (Very High) coronavirus alert level. This means:

  • you must not meet socially indoors, or in most outdoor places, with anybody you do not live with or who is not in your support bubble
  • you must not socialise in a group of more than 6 in some other outdoor public spaces, including parks, beaches or countryside accessible to the public
  • hospitality settings, such as bars pubs, cafes and restaurants are closed but can operate a take-out or collection service
  • accommodation such as hotels, B&Bs, campsites, and guest houses must close
  • indoor entertainment and tourist venues must close
  • exercise classes and organised sport can take place outdoors but avoid higher-risk contact activity, none indoors unless it is with a household or bubble, organised sport for elite athletes, under 18s and people with disabilities can continue
  • you should avoid travelling to other parts of the UK, including for overnight stays, other than where necessary.

Thank you for your continued support and efforts in the fight against coronavirus. More information on the tier system and what it means can be found in the Government's Covid-19 Winter Plan. More »

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Christmas bubbles

It's been a tough year and Christmas is nearly here with the promise of presents, food and a little festivity.

The Government has this week announced a temporary relaxation of restrictions from the 23 – 27 December where you can form a 'Christmas bubble' with friends or family.

This means:

  • You can form a 'Christmas bubble' made up of people from no more than three households.
  • Existing support bubbles count as one household towards the three-household limit. This means that if you are in a support bubble, you can collectively form a Christmas bubble with two other households.
  • You can only be in one Christmas bubble and you cannot change your Christmas bubble
  • You can only meet your Christmas bubble in private homes or in your garden, places of worship, or public outdoor spaces.
  • You cannot meet someone in a private dwelling who is not part of your household or Christmas bubble.

We all welcome the opportunity to spend time with loved ones this Christmas, but it's important to remember coronavirus hasn't gone away.

Follow the Christmas guidelines, wash your hands regularly, wear a face covering where required and keep a safe distance from people not in your bubble.

More information on making a Christmas bubble can be found on the Government's website.

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Posted: Thu, 26 Nov 2020 16:45 by John Rowe

Cancellation of Act of Remembrance - Sunday 8th November 2020

Following the announcement of a further lockdown from Thursday, we have had to cancel any formal Bakewell Remembrance Day events, both in Bath Gardens and the Parish Church.

We wish to have a carpet of wreaths in front of the WW2 memorial on Sunday, so if anyone wishes to purchase a wreath from either the Poppy Shop or via Mark Wakeman at the Pet Supplies shop, a member of the RBL will lay them on Sunday. More »

These will be moved to the WW1 memorial when traffic quietens down.

Difficult times require us to do whatever we can.

We cannot prevent individuals paying their respects as they pass during daily exercise, but please comply with the regulations and stay safe.

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Posted: Sun, 01 Nov 2020 14:38 by John Rowe