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How to tread lightly

The news about global warming and the decline in insect and bird life is consistently depressing. There are things we can do, but it’s hard to act alone – you always seem to be fighting back the feeling of futility.It’s also hard to put right the harm we’ve done to our ecology because you can’t […]

Family picnic 20 May

This year, the Baslow Community Orchard Group is holding a Family Picnic at the orchard on Saturday 20 May from 12 midday. Although the orchard is an attractive village amenity, it is not widely used except for the annual Apple Day in October. In May, it should be especially attractive with the trees in full […]

Peak railway public meeting

The Manchester & East Midlands Rail Action Partnership (MEMRAP) has arranged a public meeting to take place on Wednesday 19 April, from 6.30pm, which will give the general public the chance to hear about and comment on the organisation’s stated objectives to upgrade 23 miles and reinstate 13 miles of railway to, once again, link Matlock […]

Repair Cafe 11 March

St Anne’s Church, Baslow, is holding the next Repair Café on Saturday 11 March from 10.00am-1.00pm. Skilled volunteers will be on hand to repair electrical items, do sewing repairs, sharpen blades and mend all manner of broken things. Enjoy home-made cake and refreshments, or browse the second hand bookstall while you wait. All is free, […]

Update on A625 roadworks

Here is a message from Severn Trent regarding the on-going roadworks on the A625 below Froggatt Edge: I’m writing with an update on our water pipe improvements project along the A625 near Froggatt. Unfortunately, the project hasn’t progressed as well as our team expected and so we’ve asked Derbyshire County Highways for a generous extension […]

Bakewell housing survey

Local people with a connection to Bakewell are being encouraged to take part in an online survey about their housing needs. Derbyshire Dales District Council wants to hear from people who are living in accommodation that is unsuitable for them. For example, this could be young people interested in setting up a home for the […]

Ladybower drawdowns

The Environment Agency can provide you with a free notification for when a drawdown from Ladybower Reservoir will take place. The message will let you know when the drawdown will begin and warn that river levels will start to rise. You can receive the message by signing up to Flood Warnings by calling Floodline on: 0345 […]

Christmas bin collections

Here are details of the waste collection dates for the Christmas and New Year period. Please note, that to have your Christmas tree taken away you need to subscribe to the garden waste scheme and leave the tree at the end of your property between 3 and 27 January on your green recycling day.

councillor Susan Hobson

Update from Cllr Hobson

Here is the latest update from our local County and District Councillor, Susan Hobson: It has been a very busy time for me over the last couple of months. Being invited to the licensing of Reverend Graham Duncan at Baslow Church recently was a great honour for me, as well as attending a Platinum Jubilee […]

Repair Cafe needs you

St Anne’s Church Baslow is exploring the feasibility of setting up a repair cafe in Baslow. The Repair Cafe concept is a tried-and-tested model, which uses the skills existing within a community to repair items that are broken, but fixable. It brings people together, creates social capital and stops perfectly good things going to landfill. […]

Food waste update

Please be aware that from 1 March 2022 all food caddy collections have been suspended due to the permanent closure of the privately owned Vital Earth reprocessing facility in Ashbourne. This means that residents are being asked to put their food waste in the domestic waste containers for the next four weeks. While Derbyshire Dales […]

Baslow Toll Bridge inspection

Derbyshire Highways has issued the following notice of a temporary road closure for the old Toll Bridge connecting Bubnell Lane to Calver Road, Baslow, which will take place on 8 March 2022 from 9.30am to 3.30pm. You can view the order on this link  https://one.network/?tm=127569234 For any queries please email davina.harrison@derbyshire.gov.uk 01629 538664 Derbyshire County Council […]

Waste collections update

Unfortunately Covid staff absences mean some delays and disruptions to waste and recycling collections are inevitable in the coming days. Serco reports that three drivers are currently isolating and it is possible this number will rise. Recycling crews that are operating are also experiencing large volumes, with trucks filling to capacity before some rounds are […]

Bins update

The refuse collectors have ended their strike and are now back at work, which means that bin collections should go ahead as usual. The food waste should still go in with the black bin with general household waste, but in a separate plastic bag. To check to see when your collections will take place you […]

Keep Baslow Beautiful

Over the last few weeks local residents and councillors have been out working hard in support of the Keep Baslow Beautiful campaign. On Saturday 22 May the working party that turned up to help clear Bubnell Lane was joined by Mervyn Shepherd (who now farms at Bubnell). He scraped the edge of the road and […]

The Countryside Code

Download your guide to enjoying parks and waterways, coast and countryside by clicking here. In summary The Countryside Code asks everyone to: • Be considerate to those living in, working in and enjoying the countryside • leave gates and property as you find them • Do not block access to gateways or driveways when parking […]

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