Call for holiday homes registration page 3
Resulting from a housing report commissioned by Derbyshire Dales District Council there has been inclusion of calls for a registration scheme for short-term lets and a planning permission requirement to convert properties for holiday letting purposes.
Constabulary progress pages 16 & 17
The Derbyshire Police & Crime Commissioner's annual report claims that it's been a year of progress. Among the best of the news is that 351 new police officers have been recruited, there are more community support officers, anti-social behaviour has fallen and all burglaries are being investigated.
New bridge appeal page 22
The Peak District National Park Foundation is seeking upwards of £200,000 to replace the condemned footbridge over the River Wye near Cressbrook Mill. Around £30,000 has been raised so far and the next step will be to approach the Farming in Protected Landscapes Fund for a substantial grant.
Christmas trees raise over £8,000 page 27
This year's Christmas tree recycling service in aid of end-of-life charities Blythe House Hospicecare and Helen's Trust raised more than £8,000. That's the biggest amount in the campaign's history, with around 550 trees collected by volunteers and chipped.
Stepping out to play page 32
Tideswell Walking Netball is on the lookout for new members. Sessions start up again in March, Friday mornings at Tideswell Sports Complex. Play lasts for around one hour, with social coffee afterwards, all ages and abilities welcome. Pam Muchan is the contact,

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Election of Mayor page 3
Residents throughout the region, together with the remainder of Derbyshire, Notts and the cities of Derby and Nottingham, will have the opportunity to elect a Mayor on May 2nd. This is one outcome of a December go-ahead by local councils for an East Midlands Combined County Authority.
Food Festival donations page 7
With all sums added up from the 2023 Tideswell Food Festival and Makers' Market the team has been able to distribute the surplus locally. A donation of £3,000 has gone towards the community takeover of Tideswell Library. The Tideswell & District Environment Group has received £2,500.
Peak Park steps in at Cressbrook page 9
The Peak District National Park Authority has confirmed removal of unauthorised works at Cressbrook Dale. This follows failure by the landowner to comply with an enforcement notice, nor to make an appeal against the order.
Archaeology day page 16
Peak District and wider Derbyshire's archaeology discoveries and research are to be revealed at the annual Derbyshire Archaeology Day, at the Winding Wheel in Chesterfield on January 20th. It is promised that a huge range of topics will be covered: tickets from or on the day.
Looking to improve page 32
The footballers of Tideswell United finished 2023 in eighth place out of 10 in the Hope Valley Amateur League Premier Division, so will be looking for improvement over the remainder of the season. Chapel Town are leading the way in the league.