Help to Save Community Transport

Help to Save Community Transport

It has been reported that over the last few months Derbyshire County Council have been consulting on the withdrawal of funding for Community Transport and the removal of the shopping buses and health care travel.

Bakewell & Eyam Transport believe the loss of this vital service will harm the elderly, disadvantaged, vulnerable and disabled people in our communities across Derbyshire. This has caused significant distress to local people that use the services.

If Bakewell & Eyam Transport (BET) are to voice the opinion of local people they need to present a petition with 7,500 signatures to Derbyshire County Council.  Although the timescale is incredibly tight they are hoping that their petition will force a debate at County Hall in December.

BET would like your help by signing their on line petition at

Please ensure that you confirm the e-mail once your on line petition has been submitted.

Soup on Sunday

Soup on Sunday

Elton All Saints Church warmly invite you to their Soup on Sunday event to help raise funds for the church.

Everybody is welcome to come along on Sunday 15th of November for soup and cake. 

The event is being held in Elton Village Hall between 11.30am and 3pm.

If you any questions, please contact us at

Issue 43 – Autumn 2015

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For previous editions of the Elton Echo, please see our archive below.

Elton Echo Issue 43 - Autumn 2015

Road Closure Notice - West End, Elton

Road Closure Notice – West End, Elton

Elton Beer Festival - Saturday 22 August 2015

Elton Beer Festival – Saturday 22 August 2015

This year we celebrate our 11th annual Elton Beer Festival and we hope you will come and join us!

Elton Beer Festival offers a great day out for revellers with wide selection of local real ales, food and live music to suit all tastes. Located on Elton’s Jubilee Sports and Recreation Field, our beer festival is suitably located for revellers to relax, camp and (hopefully) enjoy a drink in the sunshine. The large outdoor recreational grounds and play area provide an ideal space for children to play safely and let off steam.

Everything you need to know about this year’s Elton Beer Festival can be found by clicking here. If after reading you still have questions, please email Colin at

Please note that Elton Jubilee Field Committee might change some details prior to the event. So, please check back for any alterations.

Issue 42 – Summer 2015

To download and read the latest Elton Echo newsletter, please click the image below.  

For previous editions please visit the Elton Echo page on this website.

Elton Echo Issue 42 (Summer 2015)

Elton Echo Issue 42 (Summer 2015)

About the Elton Echo

The ‘Elton Echo’ is the Parish quarterly newsletter.  It contains news, information and notices relating to Elton and neighbouring Gratton.

Village residents, clubs and organisations are invited to publish their news, views, stories and diary events in the newsletter.

The Elton Echo is also available for advertising businesses and items for sale.  It is delivered free of charge to all households in Elton and Gratton.

Ballot boxElections will take place in Elton and Gratton will take place on Thursday 7 May 2015. Residents of Elton and Gratton can cast their vote at Elton Village Hall between 7am and 10pm.

The ballot in Elton and Gratton will take place to elect your Member of Parliament (MP) only.

Normally you would also be electing your representatives for the Parish Council and voting for your District Councillor. This year, however, there will be no elections for either.

The Parish Council has 6 seats, but with only 4 people put their names forward there will be no election. The 4 candidates will be automatically elected to serve on the Parish Council.

The four people elected unopposed to Elton Parish Council are John Moseley, Cath Dawe, Nigel Mason and Colin Swindell.

There will also be no ballot to elect your representative for Derbyshire Dales District Council. Colin Swindell was the only candidate to put his name forward for the seat and has, therefore, been re-elected unopposed to serve for a further 4 years. Colin will serve as an Independent Candidate.

 As the Parish Council is short of 2 members, candidates are being sought to fill the vacant seats. 

For more on the elections taking place in the Derbyshire Dales, including how to register to vote, apply for a postal vote and details of who is standing for election, please click here.


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