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At Risk of Closure: Gernon Manor Care Home

Following news reports that seven Derbyshire care homes, including Gernon Manor, are at risk of closure, the Town Council has expressed its concerns to Sarah Dines, MP for Derbyshire Dales;

"Dear Miss Dines,

Closure of Gernon Manor House Care Home

I write as instructed by members of Bakewell Town Council at a Full Council meeting held on Monday 20th January 2020, with reference to the above matter.

Over... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 23 Jan 2020 15:24 by John Rowe

Tags: Community

Community Litter Pick

DCllr Alasdair Sutton and DCllr Mark Wakeman are organising a Community Litter Pick at variousl locations around Bakewell on Sunday 19th January 2020 starting at Bakewell Pet Supplies at 9am, and continuing until dusk.

Volunteers are welcome to join the Litter Pick for as long or short a time as you can spare. All are welcome but under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact Mark Wakeman on 07970... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 13 Jan 2020 12:02 by John Rowe

Tags: Community

The Armed Forces Covenant

Bakewell Town Council has received the following communication from the Ministry of Defence and resolved to sign the Covenant at it's meeting to be held on Monday 16th December 2019.

"You may be aware of a campaign by the government to improve the understanding of and support for our Armed Forces. The campaign aims to develop and sustain mutually-beneficial relationships with communities, businesses... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 11:51 by John Rowe

Tags: Community

Election Hustings at All Saints Church

An election hustings will take place at All Saints Church Bakewell on Monday 2nd December 2019 between 6pm and 7pm

Meet and question the candidates for Derbyshire Dales:

Green Party: Matthew Buckler
Liberal Democrat: Robert Court
Conservative: Sara Dines
Labour: Claire Raw

If you would like to submit a question before the event please contact j.sue@btinternet.com

Posted: Fri, 29 Nov 2019 09:52 by John Rowe

Tags: Elections

Double Gold Award for Bakewell in Bloom

Congratulations go to Bakewell in Bloom on an impressive GOLD award for the second year running in the Small Town Category of the RHS East Midlands in Bloom competition.

The theme this year was "Bakewell; celebrating our past, present and future". Judging took place in July but the drizzle didn't stop the Bakewell in Bloom community volunteers showcasing a host of excellent horticultural, community... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 22 Nov 2019 15:02 by John Rowe

Tags: Community

Christmas Lights Switch-on Cancelled

The Town Council learned this morning (21st November) that operatives not be available for road closure duties to facilitate the Christmas Lights Switch-on due to them performing extended traffic duties elsewhere in Bakewell due to the restricted amount of parking expected to be available following the recent adverse weather.

Without the ability to implement a road closure the decision has been taken... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 15:23 by John Rowe

Tags: Community

Bakewell Christmas Market 23rd & 24th November 2019

Bakewell Christmas Market takes place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November 2019. With some parking areas in town out of action recovering from the recent flooding and other Christmas events taking place nearby this may cause more congestion than usual. As a result the public is asked to consider using public transport. You can use the following link http://www.travelineeastmidlands.co.uk to plan... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 15:20 by John Rowe

Tags: Community

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... Read More »

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

Tags: Community, Mayor

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... Read More »

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

Tags: Community, DDDC

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... Read More »

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

Tags: Elections

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