VE Day Celebration

The Village Hall had planned to host a VE Day celebration for the village on Friday 8th May (the official Bank Holiday). 

Bring out your drinks and cakes and toast the nation to celebrate 75 years since the war in Europe ended.  Bring music and laughter to join a socially distanced celebration!

At 3pm a toast can be said as suggested by the VE Day organisation  “To those who gave so much, we thank you,” 

Linked are the prayer and town crier poem which would have been used at the event.  Please feel free to use them at your own event.  It would be great to hear them read out across their garden walls and fences.  

BBC Local Radio are supporting the initiative in making your own VE Day Great British Bunting. Download everything you need at Also please find linked a printable union jack and a version you can colour in yourself along with a children’s activity pack borrowed from a Borough Council.

Covid-19 Support

Thank you for your support during this difficult time.  The residents of Beeley are supporting one another and the community spirit is strong,

An update on a few things:

Whilst we are managing to look after our own vulnerable and self isolating residents, we have been asked to make sure they still register with the Community Response unit either via the County Council website at or by ringing 01629 535091.

With regard to the bins, the situation is changing daily and I am trying to make sure I circulate information as soon as I have it.  If the bins don’t get collected this week then the Parish Council will be liaising with the District Council about how to manage the rubbish so we don’t have a public health issue.

Hope this helps.  Please let me have any questions or suggestions.

Best wishes,


Sarah Porter

Beeley Parish Council Clerk

01629 732365

Bakewell Old House Museum Volunteers

Make new friends, work in an amazing historic building and help a great cause – three fantastic reasons to volunteer with the Old House Museum!

With a huge range of roles on offer, there’s something for everyone and you can commit to as much or as little as you’d like. All our volunteers receive a full induction so that you are confident and happy in your role. 

We keep in touch with our volunteers through regular newsletters and emails. Social events are organised twice a year – at the beginning and end of each season – to say thank you for all our volunteers’ hard work!

For a full range of roles, please see below. If you would like to learn more about volunteering at the Old House Museum, ring Anita Spencer on 01629 813 642 for an informal chat, and find out how you could help or email

More can be found at

Free health checks for Dales residents

Derbyshire Dales District Council is again offering a free health check to local residents.

A drop-in Health Promotion Day at Matlock’s Lime Grove Medical Centre from 9am to 4pm on Tuesday 12 March will include a free Boditrax scan, which measures muscle, fat and water percentages, metabolic age and hidden fat around internal organs.

The event, which was a success in 2018, also features free easy and moderate level health walks from the Medical Centre at 10am and 12.30pm.

The District Council’s Sport and Health Development Officer Becky Bryan said: “Helping to keep local people fit and healthy is one of our priorities and this event is designed to encourage residents to take the first steps to adopting healthier lifestyles in a low-pressure, friendly environment.”

More information about the District Council’s health initiatives can be found online at, including free health walks across the Derbyshire Dales every weekday.

Alternatively, call 01629 761385 or email