Town given cash boost

Cash boost: Cllr Judith Twigg hands over the cheque to district Cllr Carol Walker, vice-chair of BCIG,  and secretary Pat Lunn, with other BCIG members.
Cash boost: Cllr Judith Twigg hands over the cheque to district Cllr Carol Walker, vice-chair of BCIG, and secretary Pat Lunn, with other BCIG members.

PLANS to improve Bakewell were given a boost by Derbyshire County Council.

The town’s Bakewell Community Interest Group (BCIG) is putting together a town plan in which residents have their say on what improvements they would like to see.

And for their efforts, Cllr Judith Twigg was on hand to pass over £150, which came out of the county council’s Members Community Leadership Scheme.

Secretary to BCIG, Pay Lunn said: “We only learnt that we were to receive the grant recently. We are very grateful to receive the support which will be used to encourage community involvement in the work on the town plan and also inform residents in the area of what the voluntary and community groups have to offer.”

More than 150 residents attended a recent open day at Bakewell Town Hall for the plans, which includes improvements from street furniture to possibly moving the two main car parks out of the town centre.

The results of the consultation will be incorporated in an action plan to be submitted to Bakewell Town Council next month.