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

District and Parish Council Elections - 2nd May 2019

Election Day for District and Parish Councils is Thursday 2nd May 2019 with all seats up for election. Nomination packs can be downloaded from the District Council's website at alternatively call the Elections Helpline on 01629 761300.

Derbyshire Dales District Council is arranging a briefing for prospective candidates at Matlock Town Hall at 6pm on Tuesday 19th February 2019; and is open to anyone interested. There will be a further briefing for confirmed candidates (and their agents) on Tuesday 9th April 2019 also at 6pm at Matlock Town Hall where election "do's and don'ts" and details of the counting arrangements will be covered. More »

The Returning Officer will accept nominations at Matlock Town Hall

18 March – 3 April (between 10am and 4pm)

At the Agricultural Business Centre Bakewell

Friday 22 March – 2pm – 4pm

Monday 25 March – 10am – 12 noon

At Ashbourne Town Hall

Friday 22 March – 10 am – 12 noon

Monday 25 March – 2pm – 4pm

Whilst not mandatory, candidates are strongly advised to make an appointment during the above times, by calling 01629 761335, to avoid delay and to allow the Returning Officer and her staff to carry out an informal check of the nomination so that any errors or omissions can be rectified prior to formal submission. » Less

Posted: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:22 by John Rowe

Free health checks for Dales residents

Derbyshire Dales District Council is again offering a free health check to local residents.

A drop-in Health Promotion Day at Matlock's Lime Grove Medical Centre from 9am to 4pm on Tuesday 12 March will include a free Boditrax scan, which measures muscle, fat and water percentages, metabolic age and hidden fat around internal organs.

The event, which was a success in 2018, also features free easy and moderate level health walks from the Medical Centre at 10am and 12.30pm. More »

The District Council's Sport and Health Development Officer Becky Bryan said: "Helping to keep local people fit and healthy is one of our priorities and this event is designed to encourage residents to take the first steps to adopting healthier lifestyles in a low-pressure, friendly environment."

More information about the District Council's health initiatives can be found online at, including free health walks across the Derbyshire Dales every weekday.

Alternatively, call 01629 761385 or email » Less

Posted: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:52 by John Rowe

Derbyshire Foundation: Older People's Fund

The Fund offers small grants of a minimum £50 up to £5,00 and will consider applications for the following activities:

  • Revenue costs, including continuous running costs (but only where the grant being applied for is for a specific and identified element of your costs, e.g., rent and refreshments)
  • Volunteer/staff training
  • Capital Costs (building and equipment)

Further details can be found on the Derbyshire Foundation website.

Posted: Tue, 12 Feb 2019 15:47 by John Rowe