JUNE 2021

New Post Office pages 1 & 3
The postal authorities have accepted that Tideswell should have a new Post Office. Denise Dupont-Higgins from the local H&D Bistro has been formally approved to run the service and thanked the magazine for organising a successful online petition in support of the facility.
Extra faces at Tideswell Surgery page 10
Peak and Dales Medical Partnership, incorporating Tideswell Surgery and Bakewell Medical Centre, has four additional doctors. Dr Tim Hodgkinson is working on a four-day basis, Dr Beckie Trivett has also been added to the team and juniors James Owen and Jasmine Rea have joined temporarily.
Peak Forest's big week page 14
Wakes Week in Peak Forest will be from Sunday, July 4th, with the village's reading rooms, church and school to benefit from money raised. Organisers have been keen to ensure that the varied programme will include something for just about everyone.
Trust denies turning beauty spot into mess pages 16 & 17
Amid concerns expressed by many, the National Trust has denied it has left Tideswell Dale in a mess after a tree-felling programme to combat ash dieback disease. The Trust says the Environment Agency, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and County Council are happy with the Dale's current condition.
Medieval tapestries page 24
Hunting tapestries dating from 500 years ago are back at Chatsworth House on loan, after being surrendered in 1957 to help pay state taxes. The dress, jewellery and interaction of the figures depicted explore social status, court etiquette and fashion.

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MAY 2021

Latest on Wakes Week pages 1 & 4
Tideswell Wakes Week is scheduled to return in June, subject to whatever Covid-19 restrictions might be in place. The big diary date will go from Saturday, June 19th through to the 26th. An all-community event, Wakes Week started more than 750 years ago.
Hundreds of daily phone calls page 10
Tideswell Surgery and Bakewell Medical Centre receive 400 or more phone calls every working day. Dr Angela Parry recommended making calls in afternoons when the phone system is less busy. She encouraged everyone to register for the NHS app, which can cut down phone calls.
Dads have their own app page 14
A new and simply-used app has been launched by Derbyshire Community Health Services, tailored for the county's dads and dads-to-be. It presents practical skills and covers topics such as holding, feeding and cleaning baby, coping with night crying, home safety and first aid.
Festival date firmed up page 17
The new date for Tideswell Food Festival 2021 is Saturday, September 11th, Covid-19 restrictions permitting. Organisers have indicated that they expect a positive response from regular traders. Accompanying the Food Festival will be a Maker's Market in St John's Church.
Tideswell second top page 32
Tideswell United football team has returned from lockdown with a 2-1 away win. The three points keep United second top in the Hope Valley Amateur League's A Division. Runaway divisional leaders are Stretfield Sports, from down the road in Bradwell.

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APRIL 2021

Peak Park anniversaryfront page
The Peak District National Park, which was the first of its kind in the country, is 70 years old this month. It is the planning authority for 555 square miles, about the size of Greater London. It's home to over 38,000 people and an estimated 20 million more live within an hour's drive.
No to housing proposal page 3
A special meeting of Tideswell Parish Council via Zoom has resulted in a Nottingham housing association failing to win over opinion for its proposed new development off Sherwood Road. A planning decision on the 23-homes plan will be made early in May.
Breeding success for birds of prey page 6
The final report for 2020 has been published by the Peak District Birds of Prey Initiative. The report lists breeding successes for several species on local moorland. These include peregrine falcons and goshawks. The Birds of Prey Initiative was set up 10 years ago.
Seed swap initiative page 19
A new community seed swap has been launched by Tideswell & District Environment Group. It aims to encourage more people to grow plants from seed and start producing their own food. Those who sign up to the seed swap will receive a newsletter, advice and tips.
Possibility of new parish plan page 22
The production of a new parish plan for Tideswell has been described by councillors as something that could be positive for the village. It was agreed that a planning policy guideline should be published, to help applicants understand how the Parish Council approaches these issues.

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MARCH 2021

Tax rise could have been higherfront page
Derbyshire County Council has set a new budget of £572.4 million, meaning a council tax increase of 2.5% from April. Government would have allowed a rise of twice that figure, but the County Council states that it has a stable financial position.
A walk in the park page 4
The Tideswell Community Park survey was completed by 235 people, having their say about how the planned facility adjacent to the sports ground should be run. Funding is being sought for a professional feasibility study to create a long-term plan for the site.
Vaccinations progress continues page 10
By the middle of February, the Peak & Dales Medical Partnership had vaccinated over 2,500 people against Covid-19. The programme is being carried out at the Parke Road surgery in Tideswell and Newholme Hospital, Bakewell.
Lifeline grant for St John's pages 16 & 17
St John the Baptist Church, Tideswell's Cathedral of the Peak, has been given a lifeline grant from the new "Heritage At Risk" fund, administered by Historic England. The award of £15,000 is for urgent repairs to the tower roof and masonry. A further £1,500 has been secured from the Allchurches Trust.
Dominic Cork is back page 32
Former England cricketing all-rounder Dominic Cork is set to return to Derbyshire as Twenty20 head coach for the county's summer campaign. The Derbyshire legend won the tournament as a player in 2010 and has been coach for the last two seasons.

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Petitioning the Post Office front page
The Village Voice petition in support of a new Post Office for Tideswell has gone live online. To give your backing go to Tideswell has been without a Post Office since autumn 2019. The more signatures that are added to the petition, the greater the likelihood of the authorities taking notice.
Litton School's 150 years page 4
A new book has been published to mark the 150th anniversary of Litton School. Entitled "Memories of Litton Church of England Primary School", the book captures the living memory of this school, with the experiences of many former pupils.
Framing the new centre page 16
Long delayed but now well underway, the steel framework has been erected for Tideswell's new community hall, which will replace the wooden building devastated by fire in 2015. Facilities are to include a main hall, meeting room, storerooms, kitchen and toilets.
Charitable young poet page 17
FirstLight Trust, a charity set up to aid veterans of the armed and emergency services, has an enterprising supporter from Cressbrook, 10-year-old Caelan Speed. Talented poet Caelan has put together "Our Lights", a book (on Amazon) featuring the work of established poets, with all royalties going to the charity.
Food Festival date page 30
Organisers are planning a September 11th date for the 2021 Tideswell Food Festival, expected to attract 60 or more outlets for food, drink and other produce. There will be an artisans' market and live entertainment.
> The Post Office petition attracted over 500 signatures within a week of going live.

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Challenges at the surgery page 4
Year 2020 was one of challenges for Tideswell Surgery. However, Dr Angela Parry emphasised that the surgery is very much open to patients. In her new year message, she explained changes to ordering prescriptions, moves to improve telephone services, more face-to-face appointments and benefits of the merger of Tideswell and Bakewell client lists.
Youth in action page 5
A climate youth forum is the latest initiative from the Tideswell & District Environment Group. The aim is to provide a platform that will enable young people's voices to be heard by decision makers such as MPs and councillors.
New health hub planned page 10
Plans for a Derbyshire Dales health facility costing £8.58 million have been released. To be on the Newholme Hospital and nearby ambulances site in Bakewell, the two-storey building will include consultation rooms, treatment rooms and a communal room.
Shaping the future page 16
Until January 26th, residents of Tideswell and nearby can help shape the future of a new community park adjacent to the recently refurbished Sports Complex. A short questionnaire has been posted on Tideswell & District Community Association's website and on Facebook.
Online shopping page 24
In partnership with the district and borough councils, Derbyshire County Council is offering local businesses one year's free subscription to be featured on a new one-stop online shopping website called ShopAppy. The site is split into separate pages for each area.

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