Bin collections impacted by coronavirus outbreak

Derbyshire Dales District Council has issued the following news release:

Bin collections in the Derbyshire Dales are being impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.

Staff absences due to self-isolation measures mean garden waste collections will be suspended from Friday to enable our teams to focus on recycling and general household waste collections.

Food waste will be collected fortnightly - with household... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 11:22 by John Rowe

Tags: Community, DDDC

Postponed: Bakewell Annual Town Meeting Wednesday 1st April 2020

Following HM Government advice about the COVID-19 virus, it is with regret that the decision has been taken to postpone the Annual Town Meeting due to have been held at Bakewell Town Hall at 7pm on Wednesday 1st April 2020.

A new date will be published when matters become clearer.

Posted: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 10:30 by John Rowe

Tags: Annual Town Meeting

Bakewell Town Council Certificate of Merit Award

Nominations are invited for valued members of Bakewell's community who have gone the extra mile to make good things happen that are not simply part of their day job.

Mayor Cllr Bill Storey said "This is your chance to thank the people who make a positive difference to our community, by formally recognising them through our Citizen's Award Scheme."

Nominations should be forwarded to John Rowe, the Town... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 10:20 by John Rowe

Tags: Annual Town Meeting, Community

Free Crime Prevention Items Available

Free purse chains, bells, pens, credit card protector and leaflets on "No Cold Calling are available from Bakwell Pet Supplies and AgeUK at Water Street, Bakewell.

Posted: Thu, 19 Mar 2020 10:39 by John Rowe

Tags: Community

Gernon Manor Closure - Letter

With the writer's consent we publish a letter received concerning the potential closure of Gernon Manor Care Home.

If you wish to sign the petition against the proposal the lin is here.

For more information on DCC's proposals visit

"Dear Sir/Madam

As you are already aware Derbyshire County Council have proposed to close Gernon Manor Care Home in Bakewell, but we cannot... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 09:02 by John Rowe

Tags: Community

Derbyshire County Council Care Home Proposals; Have Your Say

The Town Council has received the following from DCC:

We want to know what you think about our plans

to close or refurbish some of our care homes

Come and talk to us at one of the following events:

Clowne Library, 7 February, 2pm – 5pm

New Mills Library, 14 February, 10am – 1pm

Sandiacre Library, 21 February, 10am – 1pm

Brimington Library, 28 February, 2pm – 5pm

Bakewell Library, 6... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 03 Feb 2020 16:26 by John Rowe

Tags: Community

Bakewell is Britain’s best large outdoor market

It's official! Derbyshire Dales District Council's fabulous weekly Bakewell market is the BEST large outdoor market in the country.

Our Monday market picked up the accolade today at the Great British Markets of the Year 2020 awards.

The District Council's events manager Dave Turvey and communities officer Nicola Goodwin received the award at the NABMA Annual Conference in Birmingham.

District Council... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 03 Feb 2020 09:27 by John Rowe

Tags: Community

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

Events and Raffle raise £1150 for Rowsley School

Events and Raffle raise £1150 for Rowsley School

Cllr Bill Storey, Orvis Bakewell and members of staff from Park Pantry, Great Longstone handed over a cheque for £1150 to pupils of Rowsley School.

The School was severely affected by the flooding in November 2019 when both the Derwent and Wye rivers burst their banks.

Events and a raffle was organised to raise some money to help replace things that insurance would not cover. The initial hope was... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 23 Jan 2020 09:02 by John Rowe

Tags: Community, Mayor

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

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