Chance for Bakewell residents to have their say

This is an archived press release

Tuesday 3 March 2009

02 March 2009

Chance for Bakewell residents to have their say

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

Chair of the authority Narendra Bajaria, chief executive Jim Dixon and director of strategy and development John Lomas will visit Bakewell on Monday 9 March to meet with residents, business owners, market traders, town councillors and representatives of the farming community.

The event is the latest in a series of visits to local communities across the national park. It is an opportunity for the leaders to talk with local people about the work of the Peak District National Park Authority in Bakewell to find out what is working well and areas where improvements could be made.

The day will start with a visit to the Peak District National Park Authority’s drop-in centre at the Agricultural Business Centre to meet farmers, members of the National Farmers’ Union and staff from the centre.

This will be followed by a meeting with market traders, shop owners and representatives of the Bakewell Chamber of Trade to discuss the impact of the current economic climate for the town’s business community.

Members of the public are invited to attend a meeting with the Peak District National Park Authority leaders and Bakewell town councillors being held in Bakewell Town Hall, Anchor Square between 2.15pm and 3.15pm.

Narendra Bajaria said: “We have received very positive feedback from communities about these visits. We have also found them extremely useful as a way of identifying current and future issues so that we can improve the way we plan and deliver our services for people living in the national park.

“I hope that residents in Bakewell will take this opportunity to meet with us for an informal meeting where we can discuss the issues that matter to them.”

A community visit to Eyam, which had to be cancelled in February due to snow, has been re-arranged for Tuesday 21 April. Preparations are also being made for a visit to the villages of Waterhouses and Calton during May.

Anyone from these communities interested in meeting senior leaders of the Peak District National Park Authority during these events can contact John Fern, head of communications, on 01629 816356 or by emailing

This is an archived press release

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