Producers based in Derbyshire are invited to showcase, promote and sell their products and services to a potential audience of around 70,000 people at Chatsworth Country Fair this summer – thanks to an exciting opportunity offered by the area’s official tourist board.

After a successful launch at last year’s event, Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire (MPDD) is inviting local producers to apply for a place in the Inspired by the Peak District and Derbyshire Marketplace at one of England’s most spectacular annual outdoor celebrations.

Held at Chatsworth from 30 August – 1 September 2019, Chatsworth Country Fair showcases the best in traditional, British country pursuits, with spectacular showground entertainment, quality trade stands and fun for all the family.

MPDD is inviting producers based in Derbyshire to register an interest in exhibiting in the Inspired by the Peak District and Derbyshire Marketplace at the event, which will celebrate the fantastic variety of quality products made in the area.

The opportunity is open to small-to-medium-sized businesses – ranging from food and drink producers* to artists and craftspeople – and is part financially supported by the MPDD-led European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Growing and Developing the Visitor Economy in Derbyshire Project.

Businesses are asked to register an interest in exhibiting in the Marketplace by highlighting what they have to offer and why they would like to be selected, using the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/inspired-by-the-peak-district-derbyshire-marquee-at-chatsworth-country-fair-19-tickets-61157711361

Applications are open from 31 May - 28 June 2019. Successful applicants will be notified in early July 2019. Stalls provided to successful applicants will be subject to a charge of £100 plus VAT per business.

Jo Dilley, Managing Director of Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire, said:

We’re excited to offer this fantastic opportunity to a selection of producers based in Derbyshire, thanks to support from our ERDF project. Chatsworth Country Fair is widely regarded as the biggest and best event of its kind in the country – and offers a fantastic platform to reach a potential audience of thousands of people.

“Our Inspired by the Peak District & Derbyshire Marketplace provides a great opportunity to showcase your business, no matter how small, and whether you make fine food and drink, artwork or beautiful crafts, we’d like to encourage passionate local producers to apply for a place.”

The call to apply follows the successful launch of the Inspired by the Peak District and Derbyshire Marketplace at last year’s Chatsworth Country Fair, which saw a variety of local artisans ranging from whisky distillers to wood turners displaying and selling their products to thousands of visitors from across the UK.

Max Vaughan of White Peak Distillery, Ambergate, exhibited in the Inspired by the Peak District & Derbyshire Marketplace last year. He said:

“As a local SME, the opportunity to showcase our business and our recently-launched ‘Shining Cliff’ gin at the Marketplace was fantastic, especially as the cost to us to exhibit independently would’ve been prohibitive.

“As well as the large visitor attendance at Chatsworth Country Fair providing great exposure and an opportunity to sell our products, there is also a diverse range of other local / regional businesses exhibiting, some of which we now have ongoing B2B relationships and marketing collaborations with.”    


For full details and to request an application pack, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/inspired-by-the-peak-district-derbyshire-marquee-at-chatsworth-country-fair-19-tickets-61157711361

* Please note: Exhibiting perishable items is not recommended.


We are holding our annual landlord event on 24 May 2019 and I would like to invite you to attend. Similar to previous events, there will be a number of speakers covering a variety of subjects, including; tax information for landlords, HMO licensing and various legislation updates. There will also be an opportunity to network with other landlords and representatives from various organisations, over a free lunch. Please see below for further details:

Venue: The Tangent Business Hub, Weighbridge Road, Shirebrook, NG20 8RX

Time: 10:30am – 14:00pm

Free Lunch and Free Parking on site

 To register a place, please follow the link below:


Barlborough Polling Station change of venue

Our Returning Officer was informed a few weeks ago that the premises usually used as a Polling Station in Barlborough were not available for the elections on 2nd May 2019. Accordingly alternative premises were sought.

The Apollo Inn, High St, Barlborough was chosen because it provides DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) compliant premises which are separate from the main rooms in the pub and has a separate entrance for voters. It is common to use the rooms in pubs as Polling Stations and several other Polling Stations in the Bolsover are situated in pubs.

Our Returning Officer is always looking for suggestions for alternative venues for Polling Stations so if you have a suggestion for future elections please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Help Rhubarb Farm gain much needed funding

Horticultural social enterprise Rhubarb Farm support some of the most vulnerable people in the community by offering work placements, training and volunteering opportunities to people with long-term issues.

They have made it to the finals for The People’s Projects and have been featured on ITV’s Calendar.

They have applied for funding for £33,339 to support their vital work.

You can help them secure this by voting using this link

A minute of your time could make a massive difference to this local charity.

They estimate they need in excess of 5000 votes to win and your support would be so greatly appreciated!

Thank you in advance.

More info about Rhubarb Farm can be found here.

More info about The People’s Project can be found here.

The Council has launched its new Single Equality Scheme as part of its statutory duty under the Equality Act 2010.

We are committed to providing good quality services shaped by an understanding of the needs of different people and ensuring that how we deliver services promotes equality and fairness, and challenges inequality and discrimination in all its forms. We are also committed to ensuring equality as an employer.

This scheme builds on the achievements of the previous Single Equality Scheme 2015-2019, and sets out actions we will take to continue to deliver improved equality outcomes for everyone.  

The objectives of our single equality scheme are:

  • Everyone can access our services, facilities and information
  • Decision making and services take into account the needs of residents and communities
  • Discrimination, harassment and hate crime is not tolerated
  • Our workforce and workforce policies, support equality

Please view a copy of the Council's Single Equality Scheme.

Please view the outcome document for the Single Equality Scheme 2015-2019

Environment contacts

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