News & Events

Save the date – Thursday 18th October is our AGM – at the Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell.

Lunch provided from 12.00noon, AGM business from 12.30 and we will have a networking event from 1.30.

If you are a voluntary or community organisation working in Bakewell would like the opportunity to publicise your group please do get in touch to reserve a stand.

Culture and Heritage small grants from LEADER

Have you a small scale project that will enhance the culture and heritage assets in your area?  Capital grants are available in the rural areas of Derbyshire Dales, High Peak and Staffordshire Moorlands to assist in enhancing the visitor economy and benefitting the local community.  Funding from £2,500 is available for organisations to enhance their local area with small scale investments, closing date for applications 30 September 2018.

Healthy Holidays boost for Matlock estate

A successful bid for almost £10,000 National Lottery Funding is helping Derbyshire Dales District Council run a ‘healthy holidays’ project for youngsters who live on the area’s biggest housing estate in Matlock.

The Hurst Farm Healthy Holidays project has been providing physical play activities and a nutritious meal during the school holidays for more than 100 disadvantaged young people aged 5-16 years.

Derbyshire Dales District Council is asking for feedback from local people on possible new approaches to the way the land and property the authority owns is managed.

A new Asset Management Plan is being prepared by the District Council over the coming months, and a six-week public consultation includes an online survey and a presentation by Chief Executive Paul Wilson to a series of community forums this month in Matlock, Bakewell and Ashbourne.

Local History Cafés are monthly, heritage and wellbeing get-togethers for local residents aged 50 and over experiencing, or at risk of, social isolation and loneliness. Cafes comprise of refreshments and time for socialising, a speaker based on group interests and an activity.

Starts on Tuesday 11th  September, 10.30 – 12.30 and runs through till January 2019. There is a charge of £3 per person, per café and places must be booked by emailing or telephoning on 01332 695310. There is some funding for transport for anyone needing help getting there and back, available on a first come, first served basis. It is possible to join after September.

UK Digital Skills Innovation Fund Launched

The 2017 UK Digital Strategy set out Government’s approach to ensuring that people have the skills they need to participate fully in the digital economy and are prepared for technological change. The Strategy emphasised the need to support people to up-skill and re-skill throughout their working lives and set out the importance of enabling a more diverse digital workforce.