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Derbyshire Dales - A Fairtrade District

Derbyshire Dales - A Fairtrade District

Cllr Steve Edwards, Bakewell Town Council's representative for the Derbyshire Dales bid to become a Fairtrade District said "Its been a successful bid by the District Council to become fully associated by supporting such a worthy cause as Fairtrade. We were very pleased that the work done by all the towns in the Derbyshire Dales has resulted in us being part of a recognised Fairtrade District and Town."... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 26 Sep 2018 14:30 by John Rowe

Tags: Community

DDDC Consultation on potential Council Tax hike to address long term empty homes issue

Derbyshire Dales residents are being asked for their views on charging the owners of long term empty properties up to four times the amount of Council Tax as regular home owners.

Income from the empty homes premium would be used to fund activity to support bringing long term empty homes back into use - and the premium could be increased dramatically thanks to new legislation currently going through... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 25 Sep 2018 09:01 by John Rowe

Tags: DDDC

DCC: School crossing patrols service to be retained

Derbyshire County Council has been considering the option of School Crossing Patrols being paid for by the community. Following feedback DCC has decided not to proceed with the plan. This means that the service will continue under the present arrangements for the foreseeable future.

To see the full copy of the letter received from DCC see below.

Posted: Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:00 by John Rowe

Tags: Community

Neighbourhood Plan 2018-2030: Submission to Peak District National Park Authority

The Bakewell Neighbourhood Plan 2018-2030 Submission Version has been produced following the Pre-submission Consultation which closed in March 2018. The documents were approved by the Town Council at its meeting on Monday 17th September 2018 and will be submitted to Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA) as the local planning authority (LPA) which will check that the necessary documentation... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 18 Sep 2018 09:00 by John Rowe

Tags: Neighbourhood Plan

Derbyshire County Council Action Grants

If you're involved with a community organisation like a sports club or a neighbourhood watch group, if you arrange activities for local people or are planning an event for your town or village you may be interested to know that a total of 2,000 grants are available from the Derbyshire County Council Action Grants programme until May 2020 for projects to promote the following themes:

Posted: Wed, 01 Aug 2018 09:00 by John Rowe

Tags: Community

Annual Meeting of the Town Council

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

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

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

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