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Bakewell Businesses raise funds for Rowsley Primary School

Traders in Bakewell are getting together to raise money for Rowsley School which was so badly damaged in the recent floods. A raffle is taking place with lots of prizes, hampers etc.

Tickets are available from Orvis on King Street, Bakewell, or Park Pantry at Great Longstone.

Mayor of Bakewell, Cllr Bill Storey, is attending the Christmas Shopping Evening at ORVIS which takes place between 6pm and 9pm on Thursday 21st November 2019 to help promote the raffle and sell tickets. The draw will take place early in December. More »

Cllr Storey said "Let's help our neighbours at Rowsley to get their school back up and running as quickly as possible." » Less

Posted: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 11:00 by John Rowe

Flood Alerts

The Town Council has received the following email from Derbyshire Dales District Council, and feels the links will be of use across the wider community;

"You may already be aware of the free text/email/phone flood alert message service offered by the Government. If not, following the recent severe flooding in our area, we recommend that you sign up to the service.

It's simple to register for the alerts at www.gov.uk/sign-up-for-flood-warnings More »

Some of you will know also that the District Council issues regular email updates on issues such as flooding and disruptions to waste and recycling collections etc. While our emails should not be considered as an alternative to the Government's excellent alert service, you may feel it makes sense to sign up to both.

We have previously invited you to sign up for our emails and if you didn't do it last time, you may wish to do so now at www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/enewsreg

We also post regular updates during emergency situations on our social media feeds at www.facebook.com/derbyshiredales and www.twitter.com/derbyshiredales Again, you may feel it is in your interests to follow these feeds.

You may be aware that District Council staff volunteers worked around the clock sandbagging, especially Thursday night into Friday last week. We are not obliged to do this work but obviously wanted to do whatever we could to prevent damage to properties and in particular to help any vulnerable residents.

However, the message now to your communities in advance of any further potential floods is please take steps to prepare yourselves. Encourage local people to sign up to the Government alerts service through your communications and also urge those living in high risk areas to buy in sand and sandbags from hardware stores.

In short: be prepared.

You can find further advice on our website at www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/flooding

We hope this is of use to you."

Bakewell Town Council promotes a Flood Warden Scheme. To find out more and to get involved take a look at our Flood Warden page. » Less

Posted: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 11:34 by John Rowe

Make sure you’re registered to vote

Make sure you’re registered to vote

Make sure you're registered to vote

Derbyshire Dales District Council is reminding residents to make sure they are registered to vote in the forthcoming Parliamentary Election on 12 December.

Returning Officer for the Derbyshire Dales, Sandra Lamb said: "You only need to register once unless you have recently moved house. It takes just five minutes to register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote - just make sure you have your National Insurance number to hand. More »

"The online service also enables you to update your name, address or other details on the electoral register - and you need to be on the electoral register to vote on 12 December 2019."

The last date to register to vote at this election is 26 November, and Sandra said: "If you know you will be away from home on polling day you can apply to have a postal vote or appoint a proxy to vote for you. Anyone can apply and you don't need to give a reason."

Download postal and proxy vote application forms from the District Council's website at www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/Election12December. Alternatively a form can be issued on request by emailing av@derbyshiredales.gov.uk or by telephoning 01629 761335.

The closing date to receive applications to vote by post is 5pm on 26 November and by proxy 5pm on 4 December.

Sandra added: "Traditionally, the Derbyshire Dales turns out in large numbers at election time - the turnout here at the last General Election in 2017 was 77% and we want to maintain that impressive record."

More details about the 12 December election, including, after nominations close on 14 November at 5pm, a full list of candidates, can be found on the District Council's website at www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/Election12December » Less

Posted: Fri, 01 Nov 2019 16:00 by John Rowe