The Bakewell Partnership was formed in 2012. It bring together the four statutory authorities and a wide range of local interest groups in order to provide a broad-based community forum. It is felt that such a body enables the best possible use to be made of the energy and community spirit that is so evident in Bakewell.
Bakewell Town Council leads the Partnership, with supportive representation from Derbyshire County Council, Derbyshire Dales District Council and the Peak District National Park Authority. By working with organisations such as the Civic Society, Association of Bakewell Christians, Historical Society, traders and Bakewell in Bloom, the Partnership provides an opportunity for a wide range of common issues to be discussed and strategies developed that will enhance Bakewell as a place to live and work.
The Partnership comprises four Working Groups which focus on the following areas of interest: Built Environment and Public Space; Heritage and Natural Environment; Economy, Employment and Development; and Social and Community Issues.
The work of the Partnership is currently focused on the Bakewell Neighbourhood Plan.