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Emergency Committee to discuss markets and public toilets

The possible reopening of public toilets and the popular Bakewell stall market will be discussed by Derbyshire Dales District Council on 11 June.

The Emergency Committee “virtual” meeting will be broadcast live on the District Council’s YouTube channel.

The Prime Minister announced at the weekend that outdoor markets can reopen in an easing of Government coronavirus lockdown measures.

At the 11 June meeting, the Council, which is currently consulting with licensed stallholders, will present an amended market layout that takes into account coronavirus social distancing requirements.

Also on the agenda is an update on the 11 public toilets operated by the Council, which, during the lockdown to date, have remained closed. Risk assessments have been carried out and officers have made it clear that the facilities cannot be reopened until the safety of users and its own cleaning staff can be assured.

Public participation at meetings is currently suspended and members of the public are asked to read the reports first – available online from 4 June at – before submitting any questions.

After that date, questions can be submitted to the meeting no later than 12 noon on 10 June by email to, by post to Democratic Services, Derbyshire Dales District Council, Town Hall, Matlock DE4 3NN or by phone during working hours to 01629 761300.

Cucumber Plants?

Does anyone know where I can get cucumber plants (ideally the F1 greenhouse ones)?

I tried from seed, usually fine but no luck this year (the only year where they are a relative rarity!). I have tried Fairways and Homebase, but nothing there – does anyone know if Wyaston still has any, or Tissington?

Alternatively. does anyone have any they would be willing to sell? 

Thanks in advance


(Pond Cottage, 390203)

DDDC Garden Waste Appeal

Appeal to residents as Dales prepares for garden waste collection to restart

Derbyshire Dales District Council is appealing for residents’ continued patience and understanding when garden waste collections restart from Monday 1 June.

To ensure that rounds are completed and some households don’t miss out, no additional garden waste will be taken over and above the usual bin-load.

No more than five sacks will be taken in a single collection from households that use compostable sacks rather than bins.

The District Council agreed at an Emergency Committee meeting last week to share the cost with contractor Serco of extra vehicles and staff needed to restart garden waste collections.

Since the end of March the collections have been suspended to enable reduced crews due to coronavirus impacts to prioritise household waste and recycling rounds.

A District Council spokesperson said: “We know our residents absolutely understand that we are still in an emergency situation and that the restarted garden waste collections can only work efficiently if the catch-up happens gradually. That’s why we are appealing to households to only put out for collection the amount of garden waste they would in normal circumstances, ensuring that the bin lid is properly closed. We cannot take any additional garden waste right now.”

Residents can check on their collection date using the online postcode calendar at

Food waste collections are currently fortnightly rather than weekly and will continue to happen with residents’ scheduled household waste collections.


Parish Council Meeting Minutes

Click this link to read the

minutes of the meeting of Parwich Parish Council held on the 20th May 2020.

Parwich Wakes 2020

As you can all imagine Parwich Wakes is going to look a little different this year but we still wanted to mark the occasion before we are back with a bang in 2021. Therefore the Parwich Carnival and Recreation Committee have put together a small programme of events for the Wakes Saturday and activities for you to take part in at your leisure throughout the week. We are working closely with the Sycamore, Legion and Odd Fellows so if government rules change and as more things are confirmed we will let you know.

Lucy M

Free Drawer Unit

Update – the drawers have been re-homed!

Free to anyone who can give this drawer unit a good home.
It’s off-white coloured with one A4 filing drawer and one for stationary stuff.
It measures 44cm deep x 42cm wide x 57cm high.

Call Jon & Viv on 390075


Legion Lock-Down Quiz Week 4

Click here to play: Legion lock-down quiz WEEK 4

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