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Which retailers are right for our High Street?


Two news items caught my attention in the last couple of weeks. Firstly, Martin Freeman was featured in the Ashbourne News Telegraph discussing his search for a suitable site for a Starbucks in Ashbourne. He argued that without the major … Continue reading

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Rumour has it (wrong?)


In the North of England the “celebration” of Mischief Night still endures. When I was a youngster it was a far bigger deal than the American Hallowe’en. On the 4th of November young miscreants would forget the Treat and spend … Continue reading

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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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Leg 2 – 2.5 miles of bunting saved


Since my last blog the bunting donations have rolled in from local businesses and individuals. Last weekend we were on Windmill Lane on our eight mile route around the town having raised just over £200. The good news is that … Continue reading

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An 8 mile journey begins with the first 570 metres


  Eight miles of bunting! It sounds like a huge amount but just how far is that in Ashbourne terms. I had a look on a map and basically if you start at the office of the Ashbourne News Telegraph … Continue reading

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Go fund our bunting – 7.5 miles to go


Ashbourne’s bunting is a spectacular sight and something which has drawn the national press’s attention. In answer to the obvious “so what” question the benefits are in tourism and footfall in town from daytrippers. Every single shop, cafe, restaurant and … Continue reading

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We all have a part to play in school success


This is a tense time for students everywhere. As the examination results come out there are tears and hopefully smiling faces too. It isn’t just the students – the parents and the teachers share the agonising wait and provide the … Continue reading

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Can criminals please form an orderly queue?


Policing is one of those things that you take for granted, like the other emergency services. It’s the ultimate insurance policy. You hope you never need the assistance but when you do you want the best possible service. With the … Continue reading

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Three Trees in Ashbourne


As there have been so many planning applications of late I thought it would be a good idea to take a look at one. What I found was educational but also comical and worrying. I really pity the poor District … Continue reading

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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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