Monthly Archives: October 2014

Halfway to the Ashbourne Bunting target


Ashbourne’s bunting is now drawing in more support online and through donations and pledges directly to the Ashbourne News Telegraph. £5000 will secure it’s replacement which should last a few years. The organisers would still welcome volunteers who can help … Continue reading

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Dry Stone Walling


Originally posted on Middle-aged Travellers:
Keith learns a new thing. There is a plot of land in the south of France we own, along with a pile of rocks arranged into the rough form of a house. The land is…

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Where’s the Derbyshire Dales leadership?


I came away from the Neighbourhood Plan meeting in the week feeling thoroughly deflated and despairing for local democracy. I am beginning to feel the helplessness that people have expressed in Scotland and are beginning to do so in towns … Continue reading

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Cities can be friendly. A lesson from Birmingham


I travel regularly around England and often to the cities. This morning I went to Birmingham for a meeting and found something a little different. One of the things I dislike about cities in general is the lack of anywhere … Continue reading

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Ashbourne Beer and Cider Festival review


  The 2nd CAMRA Ashbourne Beer and Cider festival looked to be a roaring success when I visited on Saturday evening. Beer festivals are a celebration of the variety and quality of beer we produce in Britain. They tend to … Continue reading

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Ode to the Neighbourhood Plan


Nine years ago a plan was launched and Government agreed. It ratified development for all our future needs. But Mr Pickles couldn’t wait in his very early days to set a new agenda for Wilson and for Hase. By 2012 … Continue reading

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October 15th: 7pm at the Town Hall. Ashbourne Neighbourhood Plan Press Release


The following is a press release from the Ashbourne Neighbourhood Plan team. Derbyshire Dales District Council (DDDC) decided on 2 October to start again on the preparation of a Local Plan for our area, following the response from the Planning … Continue reading

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