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Matlock Bath & Derbyshire Dales

Posted: Thu May 20, 2021 12:53 pm
by Sandie Weeks
An email letter sent today to Barry Lewis (Derbyshire County Council Leader, Cabinet Member - Strategic Leadership, Culture and Tourism).
Copied to Visit Derbyshire, Martin Burfoot (DDDC councillor for Matlock), DDDC carparks dept, and DDDC economic development dept.

Initially in response to a local news article about the council's response to a large traveller encampment on the town's biggest car park. A councillor was quoted in the article as saying that height barriers were likely to be installed once they were moved on, to stop it happening again.

I titled my email " Tourism in the Derbyshire Dales: Matlock Station car park - opportunity or threat?"

I will post any response.


Re: Matlock Bath & Derbyshire Dales

Posted: Sun May 23, 2021 4:04 pm
by Madcaravanner
Good Luck Sandie

I'm away at present but if you need back up let me know

Though I'm still waiting for responses from my attempts to contact Derbyshire County Council will do what I can

When I get home I am going to try my new councillors

Re: Matlock Bath & Derbyshire Dales

Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2021 8:48 pm
by Sandie Weeks
No response, other than "it's been passed on to councillors X&Y with the appropriate portfolio" (transport, environment) "subject to AGM" (whatever that means).
Nothing from Visit Derbyshire or the DDDC people copied in.
Will follow up later this week, I think.

Re: Matlock Bath & Derbyshire Dales

Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:29 pm
by Steve
Interestingly we have been at Cromford Mill for last two nights, the Mill car park says “campervans £9 for 24 hours”.
We stayed on council car park across the road by the canal no prices for motorcaravans , £4.80 all day to 8pm for motorcycles and cars, £9.60 for HGV and coaches.
No overnight charge and no signs saying no overnight.
The rugby club next door have stopped overnight after travellers took over the car park.
I will be writing to the club as they have an height barrier closed overnight but also parking by thr ground which would make a great Aire.

I will contact Cromford mill about a waste point.
Also took detail of canal restoration society, there is a great place by the old train sheds, 5 bays ideal for an Aire.