Eadon, Lockwood and Riddle (ELR) open on Matlock Street. To mark their arrival in Bakewell they made a donation to the local charity Helen's Trust to support the excellent work that they do.
They are also giving away £500 Meadowhall vouchers to anyone who completes a sale through our new office in 2013.
Bakewell Cookshop and Three Little Ducks open in Hebdon Court on Matlock Street
Bakewell Home Store is now open in Granby Arcade.
Stocking a large selection of household items
Totally Locally, the award-winning ‘shop local’ campaign, will launch in Bakewell next week to tie in with town’s annual food festival.
Taking place on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28, the Bakewell Food Festival will once again celebrate the wealth of excellent local produce from Bakewell and the Peak District.
But this year, there will be even more to celebrate than just the top food as Bakewell is the latest town in the UK to take up the Totally Locally campaign.
The free initiative aims to support Bakewell’s traders by showing the value of local shopping and the benefits it brings to the local economy.
The Totally Local message is that, if everybody spent just £5 a week in local independent shops, it would bring an extra £1 million into Bakewell’s economy every year.
Fifty stalls – as well as many local shops – will offer the townspeople and festival-goers the best of local produce, and fantastic offers to celebrate Bakewell’s independent shops and businesses during the event.
Many of the shops, businesses and stalls will feature special £5 offers in a week long ‘Fiver Fest’.
Totally Locally organiser Dorota Holden said: “This is a chance for locals to discover Bakewell’s great shops and businesses, and the real difference they make to our town.
“Totally Locally has had a big impact on the towns that have run the campaign. We are confident that it can do the same for Bakewell.
“We have a wealth of wonderful shops here and Totally Locally will highlight the hidden gems right on our doorstep.”
Bakewell has been declared the second best town in Britain by The Times newspaper.
Journalists at the paper compiled a list of the top 30 towns in Britain and Bakewell was beaten only by Arundel in West Sussex.
Why is it so great? It has a pudding named after it, so what’s not to love? Bakewell is beautiful in its own right and is surrounded by the Peak District — some of our best walking country. Stone buildings, riverside walks and cute shops attract visitors, as does nearby Chatsworth House.
Who lives here? Residents are mainly locals, second-home owners, retirees and commuters to Sheffield and Derby.
House prices: A 1930s family home costs about £500,000 but you can find two-bedroom period cottages for less than £200,000; the average property price is £356,966.
The Furniture Company
There timeless designs in solid mahogany, rosewood and walnut celebrate the Georgian and Regency period – truly golden ages of English furniture manufacture and pay tribute to the greatest English furniture makers such as Adam, Sheraton, Hepplewhite and Chippendale. Every piece of solid timber has its own unique character which creates an individual masterpiece which will age gracefully with time and become a family heirloom - "The antiques of the future".
Mister Bee Vintage
Aiming to be one of Bakewell’s hidden gems as you’ll have to find us to enjoy the fabulous things we’re offering – all things vintage for you and your home; from furniture to kitchenalia, clothes and jewellery.
They are situated in the old Bloomer’s Bakery building, just off Matlock Street, through the archway between Ward’s Shoe shop and Hearts and Roses.
Open from 10.30am to 5.30pm on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays.
Ladies and Gents hairdresser, The Fringe moves from Church Alley to larger premises on North Church Street.
The Book Corner opens on Granby Road.
Saturday and Sunday, 27th & 28th April, 2013, will see year two of this already reputable food festival and this can only be testimony to its previous success!
Where better to hold a celebration of local and artisan produce than this beautiful, historic gem of a town, surrounded by all that the Peak District has to offer us.
So what’s new? Well this year, Bakewell in Bloom has linked in to the event with the Royal Horticultural Society’s focus on ‘Edibles’. Vanessa Swetman will be giving a talk on Saturday, 27th April at 2pm in the Methodist Church Hall on ‘Sustainable Gardening at Peak Organics' and at the same venue there will be ‘World of Herbs’ offering stalls for plants, seeds, baking with herbs, family fun , crafts and refreshments. This year's theme will be further reflected in a Home and Garden fairto be held on Bakewell Showground and inside the ABC centre.
James Wong will also give a talk at 2pm on Sunday, 28th of April in Bakewell Town Hall. His theme’ ‘Home-grown Revolution’ will be followed up by a questions and answers session and a book signing. Tickets will be available from March 2nd at the Bakewell Bookshop and Bakewell Visitor Information Centre.
Amongst approximately 50 tempting, food related stalls scattered around the town centre, look out for a ‘pop up’ Italian Food Market. Hands- on cooks can enjoy cookery school demonstrations in the Rutland Mill and for the a beer festival and plenty of opportunities for sampling the produce!
There will also be informative, educational roadshows and demonstration vehicles opposite Bakewell police station and Derbyshire University's students will be around the town to help and advise during the weekend.
The Bakewell Pudding Experience will again give you opportunity to bake your own pudding to take home with you, and if you are curious as to the history of Bakewell, why not pop into Bakewell Old House Museum during your visit…
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Bakewell ShopWatch radios have an impact within hours of going live
A radio system linking shops in Bakewell with police has hit the airwaves – and saw a suspected shoplifter detained within three hours of switching on.
Retailers and hoteliers who sign up to the scheme in the town centre are given radios that allow them to communicate with each other and the local policing teams.
The idea is for them to boost security in the town by letting shop owners and staff share information about suspicious behaviour or any incidents of crime.
Bakewell’s ShopWatch scheme, which is run in conjunction with Derbyshire Dales Community Safety Partnership and Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, was launched on Wednesday, December 19 in time for the Christmas rush.
And within three hours of the radios being switched on, a call was made to police from Bakewell Safer Neighbourhood Team to report suspicious activity.
Officers responded immediately and detained a man on suspicion of shoplifting at the town’s Co-Operative supermarket.
PC Phil Maycock, from the team, said: “These fantastic pieces of kit are a great way for us to stay in constant contact with our retailers and to keep Bakewell a safe place for them and for our many visitors.
“While the ShopWatch scheme is not designed to replace the 999 or 101 system, it is still an essential and clearly effective tool for us to combat crime.
“We simply will not tolerate shoplifting or theft in our town and ShopWatch has already proved its worth in helping us to tackle the problem.”
The Bakewell ShopWatch scheme follows the successful introduction of similar set-ups in towns across Derbyshire, including Matlock and Ashbourne.
Anyone retailers interested in signing up to the scheme should contact the Bakewell Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101.