Yeld Road Play Area

Yeld Road Play Area

Following a review of operations Bakewell Town Council is to close its Yeld Road Play Area.

The decision has been taken due to the increasing maintenance and renewal costs, inappropriate usage, and previous damage to the site.

Mayor of Bakewell, Cllr Bill Storey, said "We have, for some time, been working to find an organisation willing to take over responsibility for this play area but to no avail.... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 12 Mar 2019 09:50 by John Rowe

Tags: Community

Catcliffe Wood Litter Pick

Catcliffe Wood Litter Pick

The Mayor of Bakewell, Bill Storey, organised a morning of litter picking in a wood owned and managed by Bakewell Town Council on Saturday 2nd March.

Catcliffe Wood is beside the pedestrianised section of Butts Road. It is crossed by public footpaths leading to Park Road. Local residents and councillors were concerned about the amount of litter in the woodland so worked together to clear the discarded... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 04 Mar 2019 11:20 by John Rowe

Tags: Community, DDDC, Mayor

District and Parish Council Elections - 2nd May 2019

Election Day for District and Parish Councils is Thursday 2nd May 2019 with all seats up for election. Nomination packs can be downloaded from the District Council's website at alternatively call the Elections Helpline on 01629 761300.

Derbyshire Dales District Council is arranging a briefing for prospective candidates at Matlock Town Hall at 6pm on Tuesday 19th... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:22 by John Rowe

Tags: Elections

Free health checks for Dales residents

Derbyshire Dales District Council is again offering a free health check to local residents.

A drop-in Health Promotion Day at Matlock's Lime Grove Medical Centre from 9am to 4pm on Tuesday 12 March will include a free Boditrax scan, which measures muscle, fat and water percentages, metabolic age and hidden fat around internal organs.

The event, which was a success in 2018, also features free easy and... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:52 by John Rowe

Tags: Community

Derbyshire Foundation: Older People's Fund

The Fund offers small grants of a minimum £50 up to £5,00 and will consider applications for the following activities:

  • Revenue costs, including continuous running costs (but only where the grant being applied for is for a specific and identified element of your costs, e.g., rent and refreshments)
  • Volunteer/staff training
  • Capital Costs (building and equipment)

Further details can be found on... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 12 Feb 2019 15:47 by John Rowe

Tags: Community

New national campaign aims to get more people into adult social care

New national campaign aims to get more people into adult social care

If you've ever thought about a job in adult care, but never acted on it, then now is the time.

A new national campaign – Every Day is Different - is launching this month and it aims to encourage more people to take up a career in care.

In adult social care, no two days are the same – you could be supporting people of all ages, with different abilities and needs. But whatever the role, you'll... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 29 Jan 2019 15:45 by John Rowe

Tags: Community

Meet the Bakewell Safer Neighbourhood Team

Drop in and meet the Bakewell Safer Neighbourhood Team Bakewell Town Hall on from 10.00 until 12.00 on Monday 10th December 2018. Refreshments provided.

For further details visit or see the Bakewell Safer Neighbourhood Team page.

Posted: Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:22 by John Rowe

Tags: Community

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

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