FEBRUARY NEWS TASTERCall for holiday homes registration
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Resulting from a housing report commissioned by Derbyshire Dales District Council there has been inclusion of calls for a registration scheme for short-term lets and a planning permission requirement to convert properties for holiday letting purposes.Constabulary progress
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The Derbyshire Police & Crime Commissioner's annual report claims that it's been a year of progress. Among the best of the news is that 351 new police officers have been recruited, there are more community support officers, anti-social behaviour has fallen and all burglaries are being investigated.New bridge appeal
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The Peak District National Park Foundation is seeking upwards of £200,000 to replace the condemned footbridge over the River Wye near Cressbrook Mill. Around £30,000 has been raised so far and the next step will be to approach the Farming in Protected Landscapes Fund for a substantial grant.Christmas trees raise over £8,000
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This year's Christmas tree recycling service in aid of end-of-life charities Blythe House Hospicecare and Helen's Trust raised more than £8,000. That's the biggest amount in the campaign's history, with around 550 trees collected by volunteers and chipped.Stepping out to play
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Tideswell Walking Netball is on the lookout for new members. Sessions start up again in March, Friday mornings at Tideswell Sports Complex. Play lasts for around one hour, with social coffee afterwards, all ages and abilities welcome. Pam Muchan is the contact, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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