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Belper Farmers Markets

SATURDAY, 9 SEPTEMBER 2017, 8.30am – 1pm

The Farmers’ Market is held on the second Saturday of every month on Belper’s historic Market Place.   Free parking is available in the Coppice car park.

Belper Market Place

Please be aware that it is unlawful to park on the Market Place other than in the designated parking bays.  Parking enforcement is in place and unlawfully parked vehicles will be issued with a parking ticket

A fresh fishmonger from Grimsby will start trading at the market from 14 November 2015 and will be attending every future market.  A new cheese stall will be starting on 12 August 2017

THERE WILL BE NO MARKET IN JANUARY

For more details see following links:

Dates for 2017     Rules     Traders     Application Form

Neighbourhood Plan Working Group

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday 16 August 2017, 7.30pm at St John's Chapel.  Click here to view the agenda

BELPER TOWN COUNCILLORS SURGERY - 18 November 2017, 10am - 12pm

Councillors will be holding a surgery at St John's Chapel, The Butts, Belper  on Saturday 18 November 2017 10am - 12pm.  Come along if you have any Belper Town Council issues you would like to discuss with your ward Councillors

 

BELPER IN BLOOM - WATER WHEEL DESIGN

Water Wheel

This is our water wheel design at the junction of Field Lane and the A6 Bridge Street.  We have received a lot of enquiries from members of the public wishing to purchase a copy of the photograph which has been seen by many on social media.  It was taken by local photographer Jim Bell.  If you would like to purchase a high resolution copy of the photograph then please contact Jim directly jimbell45@gmail.com

FOOD FESTIVALS 2017

Christmas Food Festival will be held on 3 December 2017

 

Application information will be published late September on this web site

Neighbourhood Plan Working Group Meeting 20 June 2017

Click here for information about the meeting

ACCOUNTS INFORMATION 2016/17

Declaration of status of accounts for year ended 31 March 2017

Notice of date of commencement of period for the exercise of public rights accounts for the year ended 31 March 2016/17

Annual return 2016/17

FOUND, BUNCH OF KEYS - 12 JUNE 2017

A bunch of keys has been handed into our office at St John's Chapel, The Butts, Belper yesterday.  They were found in the channel that runs from Windmill Lane to Wheeldon Avenue.  Contact the Council 01773 822116 you will need to prove that they belong to you

Finance , Governance and Staff Working Party Meeting 16 May 2017

Click here to view the agenda

ANNUAL PARISH MEETING TUESDAY 9 MAY 2017, 7PM

The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Tuesday 9 May, 7pm at St John's Chapel.  Click here to view the agenda

Annual Parish Minutes 2016

AMBER VALLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL - Proposed name change of Whitemoor Recreational Ground

Amber Valley Borough Council are currently inviting people to comment on a proposed name change of Whitemoor Recreational Ground.  Click on the link below for further details http://www.ambervalley.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/council-news/press-releases-2017/first-world-war-hero-name-proposed-for-belper-park.aspx

BELPER IN BLOOM COMPETITION 2017

The Council will be running their own bloom competition again this year.  It may seem a little early but why not have a go and enter.  There is an additional category especially for this year, best water feature.  Click here for an entry form.  Forms also available from the Council Office, week days 9am - 12.30pm

LARKS IN THE PARK 2017

The Larks in the Park events will start on Sunday 4 June 2017 and will run every Sunday apart from 9 July 2017 until 3 September 2017, 2pm - 4pm.  These are free events suitable for all ages so why not bring a picnic and a chair and have a relaxing afternoon in a beautiful setting.  Click here to view the programme

Grant Application Form

You can download the Council's Grant Application Form here:

Application Form

Grant Rules

Complete the form and send to the Town Clerk together with a copy of your latest accounts and your constitution.

ACCOUNTS 2015/16

Click here for a copy of the Council's accounts information for the year 2015/16

Notice of Conclusion of Audit

External Auditor Certificate

East Midlands in Bloom Results 2016

Belper won another prestigious Gold award in the Large Town Category and a Judges award for the temporary WW1 War Memorial on the Market Place. The Council wishes to thank everybody that has helped with this year's entry, we could not have done it without you.  Click here to read the Judges comments

 

Congratulations also go to Ladywell Court Bloomers and Milford Community Garden on Millers Way who  both achieved a Level 5 (highest award) in the It's Your Neighbourhood category.  If you are not familiar with these areas they are well worth a visit

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY MATINEE SCREENINGS

There will be a dementia friendly screening  of On The Town at the Strutt Centre on Friday 25 September 2016, 1pm - 4.15pm, cost £4 book in advance 07449 732322 matineederbyshire@gmail.com

Patrons with dementia may bring one carer, family member or friend for free

For further information please see www.artsderbyshire.org.uk/matinee

WEIR WATCHERS WANTED

DErbyshire Wildlife Trust are looking for volunteers to help with their weir watching project.  Click here for further information

Extraordinary meeting of the Finance Working Party, 25 August 2016, 6pm

Click here to view the agenda

Dog Bags available FREE of CHARGE

Please clean up after your dogs and keep your community clean.

Belper Town Council provide biodegradable dog bags free of charge to the public.

You can collect them from the following locations:

Amber Valley Borough Council Rates Office, King Street

Hilltop Stores, Belper Lane

Far Laund News, Far Laund

 

Press Releases

Click here to read the Council's latest press releases

Belper Food Festival 10 July 2016 - Lost property

Two different car keys were handed in to the Town Council on Sunday during the Festival. 

 

Please contact the office on 01773 822116 9am-12.30pm for further information

 

Many thanks to the volunteers that helped with the event

INVOLVEMENT IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN FOR BELPER AREA

Following meetings during the summer of 2015 a number of local residents have begun work to draft a local Neighbourhood Plan.

 

The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group are holding a meeting with World Heritage Site staff to explain the significance of Oustanding Universal Value (OUV) to the inscribing of sites by UNESCO and why OUV of a site has to be maintained.

Residents are invited to a metting.

7.30pm Thursday 16 March at No 28, The Market Place, Belper

DATES for your diary

For more information visit the Neighbourhood Plan for Belper website:

https://sites.google.com/a/np4b.co.uk/neighbourhood-plan-for-belper/

If you want to know more or become involved you can contact the group via NPlan4B@gmail.com

Belper Heritage Walks 2016

Explore Belper's heritage and discover its secrets Walk Leaflet also  available from Belper North Mill www.belpernorthmill.org

 

Live online waiting times launched for Derbyshire patients in need of urgent care

Patients in need of urgent care can now see at a glance how long they can expect to wait for treatment at four local NHS centres in southern Derbyshire.

 

Details here:

http://www.dchs.nhs.uk/home/news/live-online-waiting-times-launched-for-derbyshire-patients-in-need-of-urgent-care/

 

 

Strutt's North Mill - Heritage Walks for 2016 (draft)

Click here to download a draft list of Heritage Walks for 2016.  More detailed information will be available in the new year

Double Awards Success for Belper Station Mosaic and Art Gallery

Transition Belper's wonderful Station Mosaic and Art Gallery collected two top awards at this year's Community Rail Awards.

The first was in the category of best community art scheme for the new station mosaic and artwork. Christine Gray, a local artist and members of Transition Belper worked with children from Herbert Strutt Primary School, Leaps and Bounds Nursery, St John's C of E Primary School and Turnditch C of E Shoool to produce the paintings. Children from the local schools and hundreds of members of the local community worked on the fabulous mosaic.


The project also won best community rail photo, taken by local photographer Ashley Franklin.

 


 

UPDATE ON BELPER MEADOWS FOOTPATH

 

Belper Meadows Footpaths Update                                  24/09/15

My application to Derbyshire County Council for the above footpaths to be designated as a ‘Public Right of Way’ and to be included on the DCC Definitive Map has been accepted. 

Please note that this is only acceptance of the application and unfortunately due to a backlog of claims, and as all claims are taken in chronological order of receipt it could be some time before a final decision is made.

I have updated my ‘facebook’ page and posted copies of the acceptance letters from DCC at various points on the footpaths. 

I will also be asking for a follow up with the Belper News.

 Without the tremendous and overwhelming support I have received to even be at this stage would not have been possible.

I would therefore like to say a very big thank you to everyone who has given their time to support me. 

I will keep you informed. 

Should you require any more details do not hesitate to contact me on:

 07814705817   or   trevorburton282@yahoo.co.uk

BELPER'S PARKS AND GARDENS

A quick guide to where they are and what you'll find.  Click here to download the guide

 

RHS East Midlands in Bloom Competition

The results of the East Midlands in Bloom competition have been announced!  Belper has been awarded a prestigious Gold award and along with Market Harborough are joint winners of the large town category.  Click here to read the judges report.

Belper Town Council wishes to thank everybody that has helped Belper achieve this fantastic result

Pedestrianisation King Street

At a recent meeting of the Town Council concerns were raised over shopkeepers wares encroaching onto the pavement. This restricts access for disabled persons and people with prams and pushchairs etcetera. It was suggested that the Council contact Derbyshire County Council to find out the process of fully pedestrianising  sections of King Street.

Your 24-hour library from Derbyshire libraries

Go along to you local library on Bridge Street, DE56 1BA and find out about their online servcies that area available FREE of charge.

These services can be downloaded onto or accessed by your smartphone, tablet or computer.

Learn how to access

  • eBooks
  • eAudio books
  • eMagazines and eNewspapers
  • online library catalogue
  • online information

www.derbsyhire.go.uk/libraries

BELPER the overall winner of the Great British High Street Awards 2014

 

 

JUDGES COMMENTS

Belper is blessed with a wonderful history as a World Heritage Site but has much to offer as a thriving market town as well. The judges felt that this market town had shown how much more can be done to transform an outwardly successful town centre into a go-to destination for locals and visitors alike which is why it won the Market Town category.

 

The majority of ideas and innovations pouring from Belper Vision have been taken forward by volunteers and it is the scale of the involvement and collaboration from the community that the judges found as impressive as the solutions they are delivering. These include working with a public transport operator to provide branded buses on routes via Belper and replanting the old Railway Station as well as delivering a youth market, pop up shop and community space. Success is demonstrated by the widening programme of events, and declining vacancy rate.

 

The judges felt that the Belper Ambassadors scheme encapsulated all that impresses about Belper, with wide take up and the willingness of over 80 local individuals, predominantly retailers, to be trained as ambassadors and help ensure that locals and visitors alike know all Belper has to offer. The town is a well-deserving overall winner of the Great British High Street Award 2014.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/town-centre-revival-celebrated-at-great-british-high-street-awards

 

Belper - Champion of the High Streets

 

 

Belper - Champion of the High Streets

I am delighted to be able inform you that Belper has been selected as the  Winner of the Market Town category of the Great British High Street and also the Winner of Winners in this year’s competition.

I am sure that you all agree that this is fantastic news for the town and prestigious recognition for all the good work of the retailers and partners.

They beat off competition from high streets across the country to win the accolade. The award celebrates the achievements of local people in making their high streets great places to live, work and shop

JUDGES COMMENTS

    Belper is blessed with a wonderful history as a World Heritage Site but has much to offer as a thriving market town as well. The judges felt that this outstanding application demonstrates how much more can be done to transform an outwardly successful town centre into a go-to destination for locals and visitors alike.

    The majority of ideas and innovations pouring from Belper Vision have been taken forward by volunteers and it is the scale of the involvement and collaboration from the community that the judges found as impressive as the solutions they are delivering. These include working with a public transport operator to provide branded buses on routes via Belper and replanting the old Railway Station as well as delivering a youth market, pop up shop and community space. Success is demonstrated by the widening programme of events, and declining vacancy rate.

    The judges felt that the Belper Ambassadors scheme encapsulates all that impresses about Belper with wide take up and the willingness of over 80 local individuals, predominantly retailers, to be trained as ambassadors and help ensure that locals and visitors alike know all Belper has to offer.

http://www.itv.com/news/central/story/2014-11-07/belper-champion-of-the-high-streets/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=NoaIJN-jrEw

http://thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk/high-street-of-the-year-award

UPDATE ON THE CORE STRATEGY

 

FURTHER PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE SUBMITTED CORE STRATEGY

(PART 1 OF THE AMBER VALLEY BOROUGH LOCAL PLAN)

 

Consultation on the Further Proposed Changes 

 

At an Extraordinary Meeting held on 15 October 2014, the Borough Council considered the representations received in response to consultation on Proposed Changes to the submitted Core Strategy and has agreed a number of Further Proposed Changes to the submitted Core Strategy, for consultation.

 

The Further Proposed Changes will be published for consultation at 4.30 pm on Monday 27 October 2014, for a period of 6 weeks ending at 4.30 pm on Monday 8 December 2014.  

 

Representations should only be made in respect of the Further Proposed Changes.

 

Copies of the Further Proposed Changes will be made available for inspection at the following venues from 4.30 pm on Monday 27 October 2014, during normal opening hours:

 

Town Hall, Ripley; Alfreton Library; Belper Library; Duffield Library; Heanor Library (re-located to Ray Street), Ripley Library and Somercotes Library.

 

The Further Proposed Changes will also available to view on the Borough Council’s web site from 4.30 pm on Monday 27 October 2014 at www.ambervalley.gov.uk/communityplanninglatestnews

 

 

Representations on the Further Proposed Changes should be submitted on-line using the form available via the above link. Forms will also be available for completion at the above locations and can be delivered either by hand or by post to:

The Community Planning Team

Amber Valley Borough Council

Town Hall,

Ripley

DE5 3BT

 

Please note that all representations must arrive by no later than 4.30 pm on Monday 8 December 2014.

 

The Next Steps

 

Any representations received by the Council on the Further Proposed Changes will be referred to the Inspector for his consideration when he re-convenes the Core Strategy examination.

 

The purpose of the examination is to consider if the Core Strategy is:

 

a)            Legally compliant – it has been prepared in accordance with statute and regulations;

b)            Sound – that it’s content is positively prepared, justified, effective and consistent with national planning policy.

 

For further information, please contact the Community Planning team on 01773 841584 or ldf@ambervalley.gov.uk .

 

 

FURTHER UPDATE ON THE CORE STRATEGY

 

The following was agreed by Leading Members and the Mayor at a meeting of Amber Valley Borough Council last Thursday afternoon:-

 

17 September

The maximum number of people in the public gallery  will be 25. A maximum of 14 people will be permitted to speak on any subject to do with the Borough Council, for a maximum of three minutes, in accordance with our procedures. As there will be a special meeting to discuss the Core Strategy on 15 October, preference will be given to any persons wishing to speak on any subject other than the Core Strategy. No more than one person will be permitted to speak on each of the 14 additional sites within the Core Strategy. Anyone who speaks on a particular site at this meeting will not be permitted to speak at the special meeting scheduled for 15 October, to ensure that another person has the opportunity to speak on that site.

 

15 October

The maximum number of people in the public gallery  will be 25. Information about the maximum number of people permitted in the public gallery will be printed in bold letters on the front of the agenda papers.

All public speaking will be restricted to the Core Strategy. A maximum of 20 people will be permitted to speak with a maximum of one objecting speaker per each of the 14 sites within the Core Strategy. The remaining 6 speaking opportunities will be available on a ‘first come-first serve  basis’ to others with an interest in any of the 14 additional sites.

No one who spoke on a particular site at the 17 September meeting will be permitted to speak at this meeting, to ensure that another person has the opportunity to speak on that site.”

 


Belper Town Council Comments on the Core Strategy

Click here to view  the Town Councils representation on Amber Valley Local Plan - Part1 Core Strategy.

UPDATE ON THE CORE STRATEGY

 

Update regarding the Amber Valley Local Plan - Part 1 The Core Strategy

It has become clear to Amber Valley Borough Council that more work is required on the proposed changes and the timetable is being amended.  

This is the link http://www.ambervalley.gov.uk/6157.aspx to the Borough Council web site, where you can see the latest correspondence and the new proposed timetable.

The dates for the timetable are still being finalised, which will be reported to the Amber Valley Borough Council meeting of Full Council on 17th September for confirmation.

As you will see from the proposed new timetable, the Borough Council will be arranging a special meeting of Full Council to consider further changes, which will be followed by a further six weeks consultation in October on these changes.

LATEST NEWS ON THE CORE STRATEGY

Belper Town Council appointed a Town Planner to advise them on how to comment on the proposed changes to the Core Strategy.  Click here to read the draft comments

Update from Public Meeting held 18 August

 

Over 400 people attended a public meeting at Strutt Community centre on the 18 August  about proposals to Amber Valley Borough Council’s Core Strategy.

During the meeting, concerns were raised over local infrastructure and the impact any further development was likely to have on the town.

To view the valid objections click Here

The consultation on the proposed core strategy will close on 8th September,  the responses will be discussed at the next full council meeting of Amber Valley Borough Council. In line with local fears that public responses will not be taken into account by the Borough Council, Pauline Latham OBE MP has offered to collect responses and pass them on to the Planning Inspector. Residents can send copies of their responses to either address below.

Pauline Latham OBE MP       Office of Pauline Latham OBE

House of Commons                The Old Station, Station Road

London                                   Spondon

SW1A 0AA                            Derby, DE21 7NE


 

Residents living on Kilbourne Lane may have already been approached by developers for access

It is thought that developers have already been in touch with residents living on Kilbourne Road to ask them to sell their properties to gain access for the development on Bullsmoor. If you have been approached please let the Town Council know.

WARNING - BOGUS TELEPHONE CALLS 19 MAY 2014

Please note that we have received several calls from worried Belper residents saying that they have been telephoned by a foreign sounding man sometimes calling himself Michael claiming he is calling on behalf Belper Town Council asking for personal information.  PLEASE DO NOT GIVE HIM ANY INFORMATION HE IS A BOGUS CALLER, PLEASE REPORT THIS TO THE POLICE IMMEDIATELY ON THE POLICE NON-EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER 101

Song for Belper

A song written by Tracey Wilkinson and sung

by Rough Truffles won the Song for Belper competition.

Click on the Link below to hear the song                

https://soundcloud.com/tracey-63/belper-song-choir-harmonies                                                                        

Town Guide

The current edition of the Town Guide can be downloaded using the following link:

Town Guide

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