Whaley Bridge Town Council

Serving the people of Whaley Bridge and Furness Vale

Clerk RFO: Mr Andrew Fox
Mechanics Institute, Market
Street, Whaley Bridge, High
Peak, Derbyshire SK23 7AA

Tel: 01663 733068

Who we are and what we do

Whaley Bridge Town Council has 9 elected members each of who serve a four year term. At the end of their term Councillors may stand for re-election. Traditionally the Town Council is not party political.

The Town Council generally meets on the first and third Mondays of the month.

Details of all Town Council meetings can be found on our calendar of meetings.

Meetings are held in the Council Chamber. Access from the front of the building is generally level and flat although there is a slight slope up to the inner doors. The Council Chamber is located on the first floor and a lift is available. From the lift to the Council Chamber access is level and flat.

The Clerk's Office is located at Town Hall, The Square, Bakewell DE45 1BT. Access from the front of the building is generally level and flat although there is a slight slope up to the inner doors.

Mayor's Report 2018-19

A copy of the Mayor's Report for 2016-17 can be found below:

Town Council Elections

The last Town Council elections were held in May 2019 at which nine candidates were elected unopposed.


Councillors attain office through election or co-option. If you would like to find out more about the role of a Councillor please contact the Town Clerk


In addition to full Council meetings Bakewell Town Council has one Committee to support its work;

Staff Committee
Terms of reference:
To make recommendations to Council on staffing issues. No delegated powers.
Method of reporting to Council: Verbal or written reports.
Membership: Cllr Steve Edwards,Cllr Alyson Hill, Cllr Bill Storey.

Reserve: Cllr Vivienne Parnham.

Members Code of Conduct

Standing Orders

Town Clerk

The Town Clerk, who is also the Town Council's Responsible Financial Officer, can be contacted through our office at Bakewell Town Hall by email or telephone. The Clerk's Office is open to the public from 9.30am until 12.30pm on Monday*, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Appointments at other times are available by prior arrangement.

Check out our FAQs page for the answers to our most commonly asked questions.

*Except meeting days - see our Calendar of Meetings.

John Rowe

John Rowe

Town Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

Clerk's Office
Town Hall
The Square
DE45 1BT
01629 813 525