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Derbyshire Alert goes live

Derbyshire Alert is a two-way messaging system which can be used by Safer Neighbourhood Teams (SNT’s) and the force Media Team to make contact with the public via email or text message.  The messages are sent to specific targeted areas where a crime has been committed.  The system can also be used for information appeals […]

Your village hall needs you!

To comply with the Village Hall’s Governance Rules and Constitution, they URGENTLY need 3 Trustees to join their friendly management group at their AGM in June (although training can start immediately). The vacant roles are: 1.     Finance Trustee: responsible for accounts and invoicing. 2.     Secretary Trustee: responsible for maintaining records including minutes and liaising with hirers and Trustees. 3.     Marketing […]

Grow to show

The Baslow Garden Society with the Froggatt & District Horticultural Society and Grindleford Horticultural Society have arranged a “Grow to Show” talk, which will take place as follows: Date: Thursday 28 February 2019 | Time: 7.30pm Venue: Calver Village Hall, Main Street, Calver, S32 3XR During the event local residents will be able to find out about […]

Young Voices

Young people aged 8 and over are warmly invited to join a new choir in the village, called Young Voices. The choir is led by Claire De la Haye and rehearsals are on a Tuesday evening in church from 5.30-6.15pm. If you would like your son or daughter to get involved simply turn up and […]

Bike thefts increase across the region

Jon Rawlinson, Baslow and Bubnell’s Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator, is warning all bicycle owners that an increasing number of bike thefts across the Peak District are being reported. His advice is to be extremely vigilant with your cycles and ensure that they are well secured, whether overnight at your home or when you are out and […]

Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice Christmas Card Campaign

This year the Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice Christmas cards feature the thatched cottages at Nether End in Baslow. You can buy hte cards online by following this LINK. Your support helps the hospice care for children and young adults whose lives are sadly just too short, both in their own homes and at their hospice […]

Parking problems on School Lane, Baslow

During the last academic year there were a number of very near misses with children and cars on the road outside Baslow St Anne’s School. These were mainly caused by people parking on the double yellow lines, which significantly reduces visibility for children and parents, as well as drivers. The double parking also caused drivers […]

Neighbourhood Watch patrols pay dividends

Jon Rawlinson, the Peak District’s Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator, is delighted to report that on 18 August a successful Joint Nuisance and Crime Patrol took place. With the support of the Peak District Neighbourhood Watch, Derbyshire Police Specials, Rural Crime and the SNT, small groups of young people were spotted near Ladybower Reservoir around 2am. After […]

Don’t get scammed by blackmail emails

Several poeple across the region have received blackmail-type bogus emails, threatening to reveal personal details unless a ransom is paid in Bitcoin. These emails may originate from Brazil and are not usually addressed to a particular individual and the content is generally non-specific in respect of what information is supposedly held and what will be […]

Parish Council Update

Village Events   The Parish Council are happy to assist in letting residents know about any noise issues that may arise from one off events especially involving fireworks.  The Clerk would never give an exact location so would not cause issues with security; it would allow residents to be aware and take the necessary precautions […]

Derbyshire Dales District Council awards leisure contract to Freedom Leisure

Derbyshire Dales District Council has awarded Whealdon Leisure Limited, trading as Freedom Leisure, to operate the following leisure centres:  Bakewell Swimming Pool Arc Leisure Matlock Ashbourne Leisure Centre Wirksworth Leisure Centre Together with Derbyshire Dales District Council the company aims to support a happy, healthy community, enabling more people to be more active more often. […]

Holiday camps for 4-14 years

TrYumph in Life CIC is now taking bookings for their 6-week summer camp. All details and booking links can be found on their website: www.tryumphinife.com/holiday-camps. Sign up now for their 10% early bird discount. Here is a sample schedule (please note every week offers different activities, so do have a look at their website) Sports and fitness activities […]

Free PR & Marketing Reviews

If your business or organisation is based in the Peak District, Simon Turton, who runs Baslow-based Opera PR & Communications, is offering you the chance to review your marketing, design or PR activity for free. During the review meeting Simon will discuss with you and your colleagues various elements of your current marketing and promotional […]

Burglary on School Lane

From the Neighbourhood Watch Facebook Page Report of a Dwelling Burglary on School Lane near to the school early afternoon Monday 4 June 2018. It would appear that two offenders were possibly disturbed, seen by and even challenged by residents. Excellent work by both parties. Police and scenes of crime attended and the officer in […]

Step Into Summer Stroll 20 June

Wednesday 20 June | 1.15pm for a 1.30pm start until approximately 4pm | Step into Summer Stroll Come and join us for a gentle and informative walk around Chatsworth Park start/finish at Hattie’s at the Devonshire Arms, Baslow.  We will conclude a pleasant afternoon with tea and cakes and an inspiring presentation by Helen’s Trust volunteer Kevin […]

GREEN LIGHT FOR BASLOW WOODLAND PARK

The Baslow and Bubnell Parish Council, the Baslow Woodland Park Working Party and the Baslow Sports Field are delighted to announce that the Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA) has granted planning permission for the development of the Baslow Woodland Park. In April 2017, when the woodland park was put before the committee, the members […]

Take Five To Stop Fraud

Take Five To Stop Fraud is the national campaign from Financial Fraud Action UK and the UK government, backed by the banking industry, to help combat fraud. Their advice is really simple but it can stop you becoming a victim of fraud: A genuine bank or organisaiton will never contact you out-of-the-blue to ask for your […]

Stay safe with your log burner or open fire

Carbon monoxide is a poisonous, odourless, tasteless, invisible gas, which is the result of the incomplete combustion from any flame-producing appliance. Carbon monoxide can harm you if you are exposed to high levels over a short period of time, or to lower levels over a long period of time. Low levels of carbon monoxide poisoning […]

Parkrun launches in the Derbyshire Dales

The internationally-renowned Parkrun event is being launched here in the Derbyshire Dales, with the first of the free 5km/3 mile run/jog/walk sessions taking place at 9am on Saturday 30 December at Hassop Station. There will be a Parkrun every Saturday at 9am from then onwards. Derbyshire Dales District Council’s sports development team was delighted to be involved […]

A wheelie good deterrent

The Baslow and Bubnell Neighbourhood Watch Wheelie Bin Sticker Initiative has just been launched. The Street Wardens will be delivering Neighbourhood Watch newsletters together with a Neighbourhood Watch wheelie bin sticker. Where possible the Street Wardens will attach the stickers to the wheelie bins. This is the first Neighbourhood Watch initiative of its type in […]

Scams Bulletin

The latest bulletin gives details of various scams that Derbyshire County Council staff have been alerted to in recent weeks. Please feel free to share this bulletin, which you can send to colleagues, family members or friends as it is a public bulletin. Stay safe this Christmas. FOLLOW THIS LINK TO SHARE THE BULLETIN

RFID Wallets: selling like hot cakes

The first batch of RFID Wallets has sold very well in the Baslow Village Shop and Post Office. The owners have now ordered another 200 units from Chesterfield and District Neighbourhood Watch, which should be delivered in the very near future.