Tag Archives: Ashbourne Town Council

Housing and Employment matter to us


Well done Ashbourne! I knew you wouldn’t let me down. I opened the door in the Town Hall to be confronted with a full house – around 70 people – and the ever-sprightly Jeffrey Phillips beginning his presentation. The evening’s … Continue reading

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What’s the deal with Fairtrade Towns?


The welcome signs to Ashbourne proclaim that it is a FairTrade town. It is something I’ve never even thought about before and subconsciously I’ve responded in my head with “Who isn’t” or “So what”. In fact, the Fair Trade designation … Continue reading

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2014 – the year of the Town’Ard?


It’s a time for looking forward. Ashbourne had a rough year last year. Not much went right for the town. Decisions about our future were made which defied belief and it would be tempting to fall into the “there’s nothing … Continue reading

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The perfect market town (a vision)


Close your eyes and imagine the perfect place to live… Its Summer, of course its summer. You’ve got a great house – wisteria round the doorway – and a garden full of flowers with your family happily playing. Just down … Continue reading

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Ashbourne’s fledgling Neighbourhood Plan works


In January I wrote a post about the fragile nature of the planning situation in Ashbourne. The fantastic response from the town on the Local Plan consultation from Derbyshire Dales District Council had resulted in a clear mandate from Ashbourne … Continue reading

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Ashbourne’s Neighbourhood Plan : Be heard!


Ashbourne is about to have a Neighbourhood Plan and you need to make your views heard. The Town Council is assisting a group of local residents to construct a legally binding document which outlines what we want, and how we … Continue reading

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Planning or Spinning our way to 376 new houses in Ashbourne?


There was a meeting of the Local Plan Advisory committee held in the QEGS School Hall this week to review the recommendations of the Planning Officers and the results of consultation. The turnout was enormous and in keeping with all … Continue reading

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