Oct 102018

I have this morning received an email from Ruth George MP following her attendance at the Public Meeting in Hathersage and meeting yesterday with RBS. The email can be found here. I have copied the email to the Parish Councils in the area that I copied previously and also blind copied those people who attended the public meeting and left us their email addresses.

Since my original post I have received two further letters –

from Andrew McCloy Chair of PDNPA (download here PDNPA McCloy letter – RBS)

from the Executive Office of Ross McEwan, CEO RBS (download here LetterFromRBS-111018)

Thank you for your support.

 October 10, 2018
Oct 032018

A public meeting was held in Hathersage Memorial Hall on Thursday 27th September that was attended by Ruth George MP for High Peak and Sir Patrick McLoughlin MP for Derbyshire Dales. The meeting had been publicised up and down the Hope Valley and many of the Parish Councils were represented at the meeting along with residents from various villages. As a result of this meeting the Clerk for Hathersage Parish Council was asked to write to the Chairman of RBS and copy the letter to both MPs. The letter can be downloaded here. Ruth George MP is meeting with the Chair of RBS at the Houses of Parliament later this month to discuss his companies proposals and the impact that it is going to have on an area like Derbyshire.

If you feel any way strongly about the impact that RBS’ proposals will have on you please write to your MP and/or the Chair of RBS.

At the Peak Park Parishes Forum in Bakewell last Saturday (29th September) this issue was discussed further and it was noted that if this proposal goes ahead as published, the Peak District National Park, the second most visited National Park in the world and an area of 555 sq miles will have only ONE bank within its boundary to service the residents and many thousands of visitors.

Please do read the letter above to understand some of the issues that are being raised.

 October 3, 2018
Sep 122018

For information from RBS about this announcement see here

In light of the Royal Bank of Scotland’s (RBS) announcement that their branches in Hathersage, Buxton, Ashbourne, Matlock, Chapel-en-le-Frith and others are closing in the New Year, there will be a public meeting Thursday 27th September in Hathersage Memorial Hall (S32 1DU) at 7pm. We are hoping that representatives from DCC, DDDC and RBS will be in attendance.

 September 12, 2018
Aug 222018

After a recent incident where a walker was injured by a cow that had become separated from it’s calf (although unbeknown by the walker) please be aware of the risks when walking through a field of farm animals. If you are unsure of your safety consult your map and find an alternative route. The advice from the Government’s website about the Countryside Code states,

It’s always good practice (and a legal requirement on ‘open access’ land) to keep your dog on a lead around farm animals and horses, for your own safety and for the welfare of the animals. A farmer may shoot a dog which is attacking or chasing farm animals without being liable to compensate the dog’s owner.

However, if cattle or horses chase you and your dog, it is safer to let your dog off the lead – don’t risk getting hurt by trying to protect it. Your dog will be much safer if you let it run away from a farm animal in these circumstances and so will you.’

 August 22, 2018