A warm welcome to Bakewell
'The Ancient Capital of the Peak'
It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Bakewell at this time of year transforms into a winter wonderland with an array of independent shops and cafes getting into the Christmas spirit. Why not come for a visit and indulge in some Christmas shopping or just relax in any of the wonderful cafes and restaurants, remember it is free parking in any of the Derbyshire Dales District Council pay and display carparks after 2pm.
Bakewell is best known not only for its puddings and tarts but for its independent shops, beautiful surrounding scenery and Monday market. It is also known for the many varied events held throughout the year, the monsal trail, the love lock bridge, the quaint courtyards with its many cafes and eateries and much more…
Set in the centre of the Peak District and close to Chatsworth House, it is ideal for a base for sightseeing, photography and outdoor activities.
The Monsal Trail is situated within walking distance of the town centre and offers traffic-free walking, cycling and horse riding taking in some beautiful scenery along the way.
Free Parking from 2nd December
Parking will be free again across the Derbyshire Dales in our car parks in the run up to Christmas.
In a scheme designed to boost trade - promoted here by Council Leader Cllr Steve Flitter - for the 16th year in a row it will be free to park in any District Council pay and display car park after 2pm throughout December.
Free parking in December comes on top of residents’ parking concessions that allow local people to park free every day of the year up to 11am and after 4pm. Free parking permits were issued to all 34,000 households across the Derbyshire Dales back in March.
It means Dales residents have free parking for 21 hours each day over the festive period, which helps local people and local traders.
Please note that EV charge points are available in four of the council’s car parks:
👉Market Place, Wirksworth – one charger accommodating two spaces/vehicles at any one time
👉Edgefold Road, Matlock – four chargers accommodating 8 spaces/vehicles
👉Shawcroft car park, Ashbourne - four chargers accommodating 8 spaces/vehicles
👉New Street, Bakewell - four chargers accommodating 8 spaces/vehicles
Cycle racks are also available in the District Council’s car parks in Bakewell’s Granby Road, Eyam, Over Haddon, Matlock Bath’s Station Yard, with two in Matlock at the Lido and Station car parks. Cycle lockers are available at Ashbourne Leisure Centre.
Hulleys of Baslow launch travel scheme called Go Keyless
As you know the Peak District National Park is a magnet for visitors, it offers world class attractions and we are lucky to be surrounded by stunning scenery. However, that also attracts additional traffic that causes congestion and obstruction, and it’s evidently not particularly environmentally friendly and the list goes on.
We launched a travel scheme a few months ago called Go Keyless (i.e. without the Car) to encourage visitors to use public transport whilst on holiday, which would help to reduce traffic and congestion, and help where parking is limited at hot spot attraction areas within our network and the National Park where we have seen or heard about significant problems with parking and sometimes illegal parking.
The Peak District relies on tourism along with local businesses and local employment for locals, so it’s essential we promote our network and the Peak District National Park as much as we possibly can to benefit everybody.
Here at Hulleys we know we are essential to our local community by offering crucial bus services and employment, unfortunately our services have suffered significantly due to an increase in traffic congestion within the Peak District National Park causing delays and more, so we are looking to offer this discount to more businesses.
We have already partnered with many Caravan/Camping sites and Youth Hostels and Bed and Breakfastz and Hotels within our network and we are offering their guests a 25% discount on local bus travel during their visit to the Peak District, the discount will be valid for the duration of their visit.
I’d like to say a huge thank you to every business that’s signed up and started to take steps to help make a difference as we have already seen an increase in passenger numbers from the business locations that have already signed up.
This offer is open to any form of business that specialises in offering accommodation, but you must become a partner to be eligible to pass on the discount to your guests, it takes less than a minute to apply.
I completely understand this alone will not solve any traffic congestion and issues alone, but it’s certainly a step forward in promoting our network and the National Park.
Help us to make a difference in reducing traffic within the Peak District National Park. Our network is also under review to help to improve reliability and other issues.
Peak Advertiser is recruiting
Peak Advertiser is currently looking for newspaper delivery people for either immediate start or to be added to there waiting list for the Bakewell area.
If you have some spare time on your hands and would like to earn a little extra money every fortnight whilst keeping fit and active, then they would love to hear from you. You will need to be at least 13 years of age (unless supervised by an adult) but there is no upper age limit!
For further information please contact Martin on: 01629 812159 or email email@example.com
BAKEWELL CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION
The Royal British Legion has been helping serving and ex-serving armed forces personnel and their families for 100 years. Their ethos is that no-one should suffer for having served others and their organisation works tirelessly to deliver a wide set of measures to provide practical and emotional support for families and individuals affected by the hardship of war and conflict. Founded in 1921, the ranks of the British Legion has grown to 2,500 branches across the UK and oversees.
Bakewell rose to this commemoration and on Saturday, 11th September, held an event on Bakewell Recreation Ground to mark this historic anniversary.
Crowds gathered to enjoy the various stalls, and a service and wreath laying was held at 10.00am with Canon Tony in attendance. The Yorkshire Regimental Band brought us music with pipes and drums and standard bearers.
An additional attraction was the presence of Mr Charles Hanson from Antiques Road Show and Bargain Hunt who held an auction and also conducted valuations for people.
Huge thanks go to Mark Wakeman for all his hard work supporting and organising fundraising events for the Royal British Legion.
Testimony to this was Mark's recent Beacon of Hope Award, presented to him by Councillor Alasdair Sutton on behalf of Derbyshire County Council. This award reflects Mark's dedicated service to the people of Derbyshire during the Pandemic.
Mark Wakeman (Left) being presented his award by Councillor Alasdair Sutton of Derbyshire County Council (Right)
Award for Bakewell Market
Bakewell market was voted the best large outdoor market in the country in a competition organised by NABMA (National Association of British Market Authorities) and sponsored by Blachere Illuminations.
The Great British Market Awards celebrate excellence in retail and wholesale markets across the UK.