Bakewell Town Council

Bakewell Historic Capital of the Peak

Town Hall

Clerk RFO: John H Rowe
Clerk's Office, Town Hall
Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1BT

Tel: 01629 813525

Latest News

Annual Meeting of the Town Council

Bakewell Town Council held its Annual Meeting on Monday 21st May 2018, Cllr Bill Storey was elected Mayor and Cllr John Boyle is now Deputy Mayor.

The Council is streamlining its structure for the new council year and from June 2018 there will be two meetings of full Council each month. These will incorporate the work of the Finance and Planning Committees. It is anticipated the changes will speed up... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2018 09:00 by John Rowe

Tags: Mayor

Stolen Caravan; Police Appeal for Information

Between 0840 and 1630 on Monday 30th April a caravan was stolen from a driveway on Castle Drive, Bakewell.

Police are appealing for witnesses who saw the theft take place or who have CCTV to please ring Derbyshire Police on 101 and quoting crime number 18000195411.

Posted: Tue, 08 May 2018 09:52 by John Rowe

Tags: Community

A Healthier Choice at Bakewell 5k Park Run

Peak District National Authority Staff lead by Chief Executive Sarah Fowler along with Derbyshire Dales District Councillor Susan Hobson and Bakewell Mayor Steve Edwards all took part in the fifteenth Bakewell Park Run on Saturday 28th April.

Councillor Edwards said, "This was a great opportunity to all have a go at Park Run together and take advantage of getting involved in a healthier lifestyle which... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 02 May 2018 19:40 by John Rowe

Tags: Community, Mayor

Consultation: Powers for Dealing with Unauthorised Development and Encampments

The government is seeking views on the effectiveness of powers for dealing with unauthorised development and encampments.

The consultation asks a series of questions relating to powers for dealing with unauthorised development and encampments, including:

  • local authority and police powers
  • court processes
  • trespass
  • planning enforcement
  • the provision of authorised sites
  • the impacts on the travelling community... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 30 Apr 2018 09:00 by John Rowe

Tags: Community

Rural Crime Survey 2018

Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa is urging anyone living or working in the county's rural towns and villages to make time to share their views and play a positive part in the response to rural crime and antisocial behaviour by completing the 2018 National Rural Crime Survey.

The survey and further information can be found at

The survey... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 27 Apr 2018 18:00 by John Rowe

Tags: Community

Certificate of Merit Awards 2018

Bakewell Town Council's 2018 Certificate of Merit Awards were presented at the Annual Town Meeting held on Wednesday 18th April 2018. Recipients with Mayor Steve Edwards are (left to right) Mark Wakeman, Dr Pauline Love, Marian Barker, David Rawson BEM, and Pat Lunn.

The awards, now in their third year, are to for the recognition of "valued contributions by individuals within the community who have... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 25 Apr 2018 09:01 by John Rowe

Tags: Community

Mayor's Charity Presentation

Bakewell Mayor Steve Edwards presents a cheque for £300 from the Mayor's Charity to Val Green and Sandra Bramall of the Bakewell Friday Group at the Annual Town Meeting held on Wednesday 18th April 2018

Posted: Wed, 25 Apr 2018 09:00 by John Rowe

Tags: Community, Mayor

Mayors Report to Annual Town Meeting 2018

Mayors Report 2018

18th April 2018

Good evening and welcome to the Annual Town Meeting.

If I said to you "Number 47" it could mean several things to you. Perhaps a bus route a Chinese takeaway (in Bakewell that would be chicken and pineapple at £4.99) perhaps an age we wish we still were. In my case it means I am the 47th Mayor of Bakewell since the Local Government reorganisation of 1974 (when... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:02 by John Rowe

Tags: Mayor

Bakewell Annual Town Meeting

The Annual Town Meeting takes place at 7.00pm on Wednesday 18th April 2018 in The Court Room, Town Hall

Presentation of the Annual Certificate of Merit Award

Updates on

Neighbourhood Plan
Bakewell Town and Community Trust
Bakewell Partnership
Flood Warden Scheme
Castle Hill
Bakewell Royal British Legion
Marking the Centenary of the end of WW1

The Annual Assembly Meeting for the Town of Bakewell is convened in... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 03 Apr 2018 09:11 by John Rowe

Tags: Community

Nominate Bakewell’s finest - Bakewell Town Council’s Certificate of Merit Award

Readers are invited to forward their nominations for valued members of Bakewell's community who have over the past twelve months gone the extra mile to make things happen that are not simply part of their day job.

Bakewell Mayor Steve Edwards said "This is your chance to thank the people the who make a difference to our community by formally recognising them through our award scheme and show appreciation... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 18 Mar 2018 18:00 by John Rowe

Tags: Community