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Royal British Legion Bakewell Branch Centenary Event

On Saturday 11th September 2021 from 9am until late afternoon the Bakewell Branch of the Royal British Legion will be holding an event on the Recreation Ground to mark its centenary.

Military bands, choirs, vintage Rolls Royces and motorcycles. Auctioneer Charles Hanson will be giving free valuations – so bring your antiques. He will also be holding a charity auction (please contact Bill Storey... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 06 Sep 2021 08:39 by John Rowe

Tags: Community

Casual Vacancy

The Electoral Officer of Derbyshire Dales District Council has advised that the above vacancy should be filled by co-option.

Nominations from individuals interested in being co-opted are invited. Please send your nomination to include name, address and telephone/email details to the Town Clerk by email or post to the address below.

Closing date

9am Friday 3rd September 2021

Co-option will take place by... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 04 Aug 2021 09:02 by John Rowe

Tags: Elections

Retirement Presentation to Bakewell Councillor

Retirement Presentation to Bakewell Councillor

Mayor of Bakewell, Cllr Hilary Young (right) presents Councillor John Riley (centre) with a cake emblazoned with the Town Crest to mark his recent retirement from the Town Council. Wendy Riley is on the left of the photograph.

John served on the Town Council for many years, first becoming a Councillor in the late 1960s.

Posted: Wed, 04 Aug 2021 09:01 by John Rowe

Tags: Community, Mayor

Town Clerk's Office

The Town Clerk's Office is open on an appointment basis each Wednesday to book please telephone 07717 137 526 or email Please give brief details of the subject you would like to discuss.

For the answers to many frequently asked questions go to

Posted: Wed, 04 Aug 2021 09:00 by John Rowe

Tags: Community

Bakewell Neighbourhood Plan withdrawn

Along with several other parishes in the Peak District, Bakewell Town Council had welcomed the opportunity to create a Neighbourhood Plan which would have helped guide planning within our town.

A detailed proposal was painstakingly brought together by the Neighbourhood Plan group through public consultations and discussion to reflect aspirations for Bakewell.

Recent alterations to the National Planning... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 04 Aug 2021 09:00 by John Rowe

Tags: Neighbourhood Plan

Gypsies and Travellers: Extraordinary Meeting of Derbyshire Dales District Council Tuesday 27th July 2021.

The agenda for the meeting, which includes the supporting document, can be found at

Item 5 of the agenda concerns Gypsies and Travellers. Amongst the recommendations is the use of the Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell, as one of the temporary permitted sites, in the absence of a permanent site for travellers within the District.

The following... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 23 Jul 2021 09:01 by John Rowe

Tags: Community, DDDC

Operational changes to recycling and waste collections

The Town Council has received the following notification from Derbyshire Dales District Council:

We apologise again for the inconvenience but the aim of this plan is to ensure that all 34,000 households in the Derbyshire Dales get the best possible waste collection service in the current emergency situation.

There will be no food waste collections (we are currently the only authority in Derbyshire to... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 19 Jul 2021 09:01 by John Rowe

Tags: Community

Derbyshire Victim Services

Derbyshire Victim Services

What can we offer?

We provide practical and emotional help and support to victims of crime across Derbyshire in the following ways:

  • A safe space for people affected by crime to discuss what has happened and how they are feeling
  • Access to a wide range of specialist support agencies
  • Assistance in completing a Criminal Injuries Compensation Claim
  • Ongoing support in coping with the aftermath of crime and recovery... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 20 May 2021 14:25 by John Rowe

Tags: Community

Mayor's Report 2020-21

The following report was presented to the Annual Town Meeting held on Monday 26th April 2021

I would like to begin by thanking our County Councillor Judith Twigg, Peak Park member Kath Potter, our District Councillors Alyson Hill, Alasdair Sutton and Mark Wakeman for all their work on behalf of Bakewell.

This May election sees the "end of an era" with Cllr Twigg not standing for re-election, we wish... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 27 Apr 2021 13:59 by John Rowe

Tags: Annual Town Meeting, Mayor

Bakewell Annual Town Meeting

The Annual Town Meeting is to be held remotely at 7.00pm on Monday 26th April 2021

The Annual Assembly Meeting for the Town of Bakewell is convened in accordance with Schedule 12 of the Local Government Act 1972

The public is entitled to be present but such persons only as are registered as local government electors for Bakewell will be allowed to vote at the meeting.

Members of the public wishing to... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 17:23 by John Rowe

Tags: Annual Town Meeting

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