Be a part of Census 2021. Census day is 21 March 2021.
By taking part and encouraging others to do the same, you will help inform decisions about the things that matter to you and your community and make sure your community gets the services it needs. Find out more at http://www.census.gov.uk
Every household will receive a pack telling them when and how to join in.
If you need help to fill in your census form, we’ve got it covered. Visit www.census.gov.uk to find out more.
Financial support for businesses in High Peak incurring losses because of Covid 19
See information from Cllr Joanna Collins here
Covid Community Testing Centre Opens in Buxton on 17 February
The Centre will open at the Pavilion Gardens (access from the promenade), St John’s Road, Buxton, SK17 6BE on Wednesday 17 February, operating from 9am to 7pm, 7 days per week. No appointment necessary.
Regular testing will be available for those at most risk of passing on the virus, i.e. people going out to work and needing to spend time with colleagues or the public. Community testing is not for those who have coronavirus symptoms. They should book a test in the usual way.
Increasing Safety in Rural Areas
A booklet giving advice on issues such as theft, fire and personal safety has been launched in a bid to target countryside crime & Emergencies in Derbyshire. Download the booklet here.
Changes to Northern Rail Timetables from 18 January
Policing Covid Regulations & Wildlife Crime
Cllr Joanna Collins has recently raised local residents’ concerns about the policing of Covid regulations, particularly about exercise, with Chief Superintendent Barnett of Derbyshire Police. Click here for her report of that conversation.
Non emergencies can now be reported to Derbyshire Police using Social Media
Instead of having to use the 101 line to speak to someone on the phone, you can now send a message on social media, including FaceBook, Twitter or the Derbyshire Police website, as well as speaking to a call handler on Live Chat. More details here and here.
Mobile Library Service suspended during current restrictions.
Police Warning about a Number of Scams about Applying for Covid 19 Vaccine.
Text messages are circulating, some appearing to be from the NHS, which are scams to obtain personal or financial information. Police advice is not to click on links in such messages.
Details here and here
Green Homes Grant
Advice from Derbyshire Trading Standards
The Green Homes Grant is a government scheme enabling households to fund energy improvements to their homes. DTS warns against carrying out any such improvements until vouchers have been issued for the work, which must then be carried out by a registered installer. Click on this link for more information.
The Local Plan contains the planning policies that are used to make decisions on the hundreds of planning applications received each year. The survey is available until 7 February to everyone who lives, works or has a business in the Peak Park to express their views on the many issues which can affect our community. Please take a few minutes to do the survey by clicking the link above.
Help & Support at Blythe House during Covid 19
Blythe House have issued a booklet to explain their services during this pandemic ‘Here to help, here to stay’.
Keep Castleton Connected
by Joining the Village Email Group
Castletonians can now share information via a closed email group on a wide range of local issues, events & notices, including offers of help/requests for help, items wanted/offered free or for sale, lost & found and lots more…. Local business owners and their staff are welcome to join too. Messages are only visible to members of the group. To join or find out more, click here.
Parking Issues in the Hope Valley
Derbyshire Police have reported on action taken about parking problems in Castleton & Edale. Residents are asked to report cases of parking on double & single yellow lines etc. Full details here.
Castleton Secret Gardens 2020: A Virtual Tour
Sadly Castleton’s Secret Gardens event had to be cancelled this year but Castleton’s Secret Gardeners hope that visitors can still enjoy viewing some of their gardens even though it has to be from a different perspective.
We hope to open our gardens as usual in late June 2021 as long as the proposed roadmap out of lockdown allows us to do so – this entry will be updated when we are sure we can go ahead. We very much look forward to seeing you this summer.
Not Just Covid 19:
Gardeners have had to contend with the widest possible range of weather conditions this Spring:- some thoughts from a regular secret garden contributor ‘Gardening Against The Odds’
Castleton Secret Gardens will be held again on 26/27 June 2021.
Coping with The Easing of Lockdown Restrictions
This BBC article has some practical suggestions
Castleton Garland 2020
We may be in lockdown but the music goes on.
Click on the photo to hear the band
In Castleton, Friday 29th May is Garland day – an ancient ceremony that is thriving and now known throughout the country after the documentary Britain by Bike – Peak District.
The Castleton Silver Band play the Garland Tune many times each year. Covid-19 has not stopped that, although there is no marching in this version. Also there is no rain (a regular visitor to the ceremony). There have been contributions from the Senior Band, the Training Band (and some toddlers who will be joining us before too long). All of the contributions are included. Follow this link for Garland in Lockdown … and enjoy.
Thank you. John Whitfield
Castleton Garland ceremony cancelled for the first time since WW1. Read more here
Mam Tor at Sunset.
Thank you to Lynn Marriott for letting everyone share this lovely photo.
Further Revisions to Bus Timetables
274 Service: single service each way departing from Sheffield at 17.15, arriving Castleton at 18.10 (no return service). The Castleton bus departs at 15.50 reaching Sheffield at 16.50.
173 Service to Bakewell has been terminated.
Castleton and Coronavirus
Volunteers in the Village are offering to help anyone self isolating because of Coronavirus by doing shopping, posting mail, collecting medicines etc., or just having a chat. An updated list of volunteers is available here.
Local Shops and Food Delivery
Our local shops are working hard to support the Community so let’s use them.
For information about home deliveries, stocks and how to achieve social distancing in Village shops click the following links
The Post Office:(620241) note new opening hours: Monday – Saturday 9am – 6pm; Sundays 12pm – 4pm.
Peveril Stores: (620928) check website for opening hours.
Holmesfield Farm: deliveries available in Castleton of fruit, veg., milk & milk products, meat and homemade pies. Call Jo on 01298 812 862.
Hope Valley food suppliers & restaurants offering delivery or collection services.
Hope Valley Garden Centre has set up ‘safe’ delivery system to surrounding villages – Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays – 10am – 4pm. dedicated email address: email@example.com
Revised Train & Bus Timetables from 24 March:
Coronavirus Information & Support
- HP Borough Council Update: March 28. Information about financial support for residents & businesses during Coronavirus situation can be found here
Updated website: Coronavirus Information Hub
- High Peak CVS Coronavirus Support Directory: wide range of local & national organisations offering information and advice.
- Useful websites and telephone numbers can be found here.
This page will be updated regularly so watch this space for more advice and information.
A Flood Resilience Store has been installed behind Village Hall containing sandbags for use during floods. More information here