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Parish Council update

Community Speed Watch

Baslow and Bubnell has had a very successful Community Speed Watch (CSW) scheme.  However, this relies on volunteers and we now need some more to be trained.

CSW is a national initiative where active members of local communities join with the support of the police to monitor speeds of vehicles using radar speed detection devices. Excessive and/or inappropriate speeding is extremely dangerous and is responsible for many unnecessary injuries and collisions. It is a criminal offence which affects the quality of life of many communities throughout Derbyshire.

Vehicles that are found by CSW volunteers to be driving in excess of the speed limit are referred to the police with the aim of educating drivers to reduce their speed. In cases where education is blatantly ignored and evidence of repeat or excessive offences are noted, enforcement and prosecution may follow.

Speed Watch activity is not about interfering with neighbours’ behaviour; it is a proactive solution to improve road safety and the quality of life for everyone in the community.

More information can be found at https://www.crestderbyshire.org/in-the-community/community-speed-watch/

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Parish Council Clerk, Sarah Porter at clerkbaslowbubnell@googlemail.com

District & Parish Council Elections

Parish and District and Parish Council Elections are due to take place on 4 May 2022. This means that all parish seats will be up for election and therefore any existing members of Baslow and Bubnell Parish Council who wish to continue, will have to stand for election alongside any new candidates.

Anyone who wishes to stand can download nomination packs from  https://www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/elections2023

This year the Returning Officer will accept nominations at:

  • Matlock Town Hall: From 21 March to 4 April (between 10am-4pm)
  • Agricultural Business Centre Bakewell: Friday 24 March 2‚Äď4pm and Monday 27 March 10am‚Äď12 noon
  • Ashbourne Town Hall: Friday 24 March 10am‚Äď12 noon and Monday 27 March 2-4pm

Whilst not mandatory, candidates are strongly advised to make an appointment during the above times, by calling 01629 761335 or emailing electoral@derbyshiredales.gov.uk

Voter ID

One of the most significant changes at these elections will be the requirement for in person voters to show valid photo ID before they receive a ballot paper. The Electoral Commission has produced posters to raise awareness of the new requirements.

Please note that if any in person electors do not have an existing photographic ID such as a passport or driving licence they may apply for a Voter Authority Certificate. More information on how to apply can be found here…

https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-photo-id-voter-authority-certificate

If you need any further information please email ro@derbyshiredales.gov.uk

Keep Baslow and Bubnell Beautiful

As spring begins and we start to tidy our gardens, please do not sweep debris on to roads and pavements. This gets washed into drains and gullies, blocking them up and potentially causing flooding.

You may have noticed that the other 2 new planters have now been installed ready to be planted up.  Once flowering, they will look as wonderful as the ones at the church entrance.

The Parish Council is sure all residents do pick up their dog’s poo¬†but just a reminder that dog waste can be disposed of in your black household bin or in any public bin in the village.

Thank you to all who continue to help keep the village looking amazing through litter picking, clearing weed from pavements and reporting any issues to the Parish Council Clerk or direct to Derbyshire Dales District Council or Derbyshire County Council.

Baslow Community Orchard

Our group has recently been successful in obtaining a grant from the Better Derbyshire Dales Fund to improve access to the orchard for people in wheelchairs or with pushchairs. By the time you read this, a new picnic table with wheelchair access will have been installed near the story circle and we will be widening the grass access slope near the hedge to ease access.

New direction signs will be erected in the near future. We would like to thank the Derbyshire Dales District Council, the Clinical Commissioning Group and Derbyshire County Council Public Health for their support with this project and hope that everyone in the village will continue to enjoy the orchard as we move into spring.

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