Category Archives: Ashbourne

Top Trail Earner

FIGURES suggest the Tissington Trail brings more customers to its local economy than any other trail in the Peak District. Ahead of the formulation of a five year plan for all its trails the Peak District National Park Authority has surveyed … Continue reading

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Ashbourne’s 2012 Highland Gathering

The perpetual rainfall has caused the cancellation of this Sunday’s Ashbourne Highland Gathering. Following record June rainfall the East Midlands was again put on Amber flood alert by the weather centre this week. As a result, Derbyshire Dales Council, which owns the land where the … Continue reading

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Ripley and Codnor A610 bypass plan revealed

Amber Valley Borough Council has revealed the route of a planned bypass. The £8m road will connect the A610 between Ripley and Codnor, taking traffic away from the congested Nottingham Road. The plans include space for 400 homes, an extension to … Continue reading

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Ashbourne’s cycle centre gets a revamp

Ashbourne’s cycle hire centre at Mappleton Lane centre, which is owned and run by the Peak District National Park Authority, endured a turbulent year in 2011, with its season dogged by several vandal attacks including a small fire. In response, the authority has invested … Continue reading

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Loss-making Ashbourne market saved for the time being

A Derbyshire market has been given a reprieve despite concerns about losses. Ashbourne’s Thursday market had been facing closure as Derbyshire Dales District Council felt it was losing too much money. With up to two thirds of the pitches vacant and … Continue reading

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Ashbourne’s Shrovetide football match

The annual Shrovetide event which sees hundreds of people take part in a football match has begun in Ashbourne, Derbyshire. The Ashbourne Shrovetide football game is thought to date back more than 1,000 years, and some of the original players are still on … Continue reading

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TLC from the new TICs

MATLOCK’s new tourist information centre is due to be opened at the town’s train station. The news comes a month after it was announced the current centre is one of two earmarked for closure as part of a cost-cutting exercise … Continue reading

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Derbyshire’s Ashbourne Market opens despite theft of stalls

Traders at a Derbyshire town’s market were forced to improvise after their stalls were stolen overnight. Up to 60 stalls used by Ashbourne Market were taken when thieves broke into a depot. Traders used boxes, the backs of vans and makeshift trestle tables … Continue reading

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Turbine turned down

People who like to go waking in the Peak District may be pleased to learn that plans for a large wind turbine have been turned down by the national park authority. The plan was for it to be installed at a dairy … Continue reading

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