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Safer Neighbourhood Team Street Meet

Safer Neighbourhood Team Street Meet

From 2pm to 3pm on 23rd October 2020.
The Local Safer Neighbourhood Team officer and your local councillors will be at Bakewell Pet Supplies, Bakewell.

If you wish to speak to us about any concerns you have, suspicious activity in the town, want some general crime prevention advice or sign up to Derbyshire Alert then please visit.

PCSO Benjamin Morris will be outside of the shop, we ask that everyone socially distances and the other covid-19 guidelines are respected

Posted: Mon, 19 Oct 2020 10:28 by John Rowe

Community Litter Picks Resume

Community Litter Picks Resume

Organised by DCllrs Mark Wakeman and Alasdair Sutton the Community Litter Pick resumed on Saturday 12th September. The photograph shows Cllr Bill Storey, Sarah Dines MP and CCllr Judith Twigg. A large sheet of plastic was recovered from the river along with a considerable amount of wet wipes.

Posted: Mon, 14 Sep 2020 10:39 by John Rowe

Derbyshire Dales District Council to discuss traveller sites

The District Council is to hold an extraordinary meeting at 6.30pm on Wednesday 2nd September which "on the work that has been undertaken to identify potentially suitable permanent sites in accordance with its duties and responsibilities to Gypsies and Travellers under the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017."

The meeting can be viewed online and details of how to do so are in the agenda.

The document discusses a number of options and says, "where a duty to secure accommodation arises but an appropriate site is not immediately available the Housing Authority may need to provide an alternative temporary solution until a suitable site becomes available." More »

This is known as a Temporary Tolerated Site.

The paper considers five sites are considered, which includes land at the Agricultural Business Centre. It is noted that all the sites have drawbacks and of the ABC it says "However, much of the land in this area is not owned by the Council and in allowing Travellers to occupy it the Council may well be in contravention of its tenancy agreements. In addition, the site is within the Peak District National Park, who currently do not have a need to provide a Traveller site within their Local Plan, such that obtaining planning permission may be difficult." » Less

Posted: Fri, 28 Aug 2020 18:55 by John Rowe