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

Mayor's Christmas Message

Posted: Sat, 25 Nov 2017 00:01 by John Rowe

Bakewell continues to be a great place to live, work or visit and it is a great privilege to be Mayor and represent both the Town Council and the Town at many different events.

Throughout 2017 we have seen many organised activities boost our economy and make the Town an enjoyable experience. Some things though have had to change, including how the future of Bakewell Show will take place, which is part of our evolutionary process, shame about all that rain.

Some highlights this year so far have included being asked to judge events and competitions, some with my young daughter which she thoroughly enjoyed, holding a Civic Service that simply celebrated Bakewell and reintroducing a Mayors Charity, mine being the very local and worthy Bakewell and District Friday Group supporting our older residents.

This year significant progress has been made towards completing a Neighbourhood Plan which will significantly influence planning and development in the future. Much hard work has been carried out by local volunteers, Town Councillors, and Officers at the Peak District National Park Authority to get us to this point.

In October I was asked to present a General Service Medal to a 95 year old retired RAF Sergeant just 63 years late! A very humbling experience for me and his family.

I hope you will have seen this year's Remembrance weekend which has been significantly improved. In addition to more public events there was wreath laying at Bakewell Cemetery on the war graves. Bakewell British Legion members should be very proud of their planning and considerable work to make the commemoration live on.

Whatever your beliefs you will doubtless be looking forward to Christmas and New Year events. It is also a perfect opportunity to carry out a spontaneous act of kindness, no matter how small, towards another person which helps the feel good factor for this happy time of the year.

Best wishes to you all for your New Year.

Cllr Steve Edwards ,Mayor of Bakewell 2017.

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