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Tell us what you think

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Tuesday 23 September 2008

22 September 2008

Tell us what you think

Residents in Hartington are being invited to meet with leaders from the Peak District National Park Authority to talk about issues in their village.

Narendra Bajaria, chair of the authority, and chief executive Jim Dixon will visit Hartington on Tuesday 30 September in the first of a series of visits to get the views of residents in local communities across the national park.

The Hartington event is a chance for Narendra and Jim to meet with residents, business owners, teachers and parish councillors in the village to discuss a range of issues. These are likely to include:

  • the need for more affordable housing
  • work to support local businesses and farmers
  • the future of the Hartington Creamery

They will also discuss the work of the Peak District National Park Authority to find out what is working well and areas where improvements could be made.

Narendra Bajaria said: “The Peak District National Park is a living and working place that is home to 38,000 people. We are always keen to work with and support local communities on issues ranging from community planning through to environmental projects or providing grants to support local businesses.

“Our aim is for the visit to be as informal as possible so that Hartington residents have every opportunity to talk about the issues that matter to them and their families.”

Narendra and Jim will start their 30 September visit at Hartington Hall, where they will meet Youth Hostel Association staff. They will then talk to some business owners before going to Hartington Primary School to meet the headteacher, chair of governors and parents.

At 5pm they will meet Hartington Parish Council and any member of the public who wishes to attend in the café at The Hayloft in Church Street - opposite the Royal British Legion building.

The Hartington visit will be the first in a series of visits across different parts of the national park. In the coming months it is hoped to meet residents in a range of communities including:

  • Bakewell
  • Bradfield
  • Eyam
  • Rainow
  • Parwich
  • Waterhouses and Calton

Anyone from these communities interested in taking part in these events can contact John Fern, head of communications, on 01629 816356 or by emailing

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