Monthly Archives: February 2012

Ashbourne Market..the state of play

Thanks for all the support the campaign has received so far. We have 196 signatories to the Petition on the Derbyshire Dales website . Not only is this a sizeable number with 7 days to go but the names are from … Continue reading

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Correspondence on Portas for Ashbourne

So I thought I should share the idea with the Ashbourne Partnership and with the Town Council. This is the conversation so far with the Ashbourne Partnership: Portas Pilot Good morning Have the Town Partnership considered applying for a Portas … Continue reading

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Ashbourne Market Petition: an update

Since at least 13th February the Petition has not worked correctly and no new genuine signatures have been added. The only new one is from a DDDC software guy testing. I realised there was a problem when the links were … Continue reading

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A Portas Pilot for Ashbourne?

12 towns around the country are going to share £1m of Government funding to implement some of Mary Portas’s findings in a way which could be replicated across the country. Submissions need to be in by 31st March. Scour the … Continue reading

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Ashbourne Market Petition link

The Derbyshire Dales District Council have changed their website and old links are no longer working. To access the petition click Of course, you may want more information about the situation: more information about what the market could … Continue reading

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Ashbourne market developments… A need for leadership

So the meeting to review the markets has been put back to a special meeting in Matlock on 22nd March which is excellent news. It still leaves a challenge for the groundswell of opinion against closure to coalesce and find … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS: Meeting to discuss Ashbourne Market now 22nd March!

I’ve just received this from the DDDC “Thank you for your email and for initiating the petition, which I note has now passed the minimum threshold of 10 petitioners.  We met with the Chairman of the Partnership and Regeneration Committee … Continue reading

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Ashbourne Stall Market Petition – please support

The petition is at it reads We, the undersigned, request that The Derbyshire Dales reject the recommendation for closure of the Ashbourne Thursday Market. The market has been an important part of the Ashbourne community for hundreds of years. … Continue reading

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Snow is here (and some last minute Robert Frost)

I don’t even need to open the curtains this morning. There is muffled deadness that’s hard to quantify. It’s not just that there are no cars. I can hear the birdsong clearly but there’s no echo. I’ve just remembered this … Continue reading

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The facts about the draft Market report

The truth is, its a solid report.It may not reach a conclusion we would agree with or look at the wider issues associated with the decision. People from the Council have tried to investigate Bakewell, Matlock, Wirksworth and Ashbourne stall … Continue reading

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