Steering Group - this page is changing frequently - please keep watching......
The town meeting of 26 November agreed unanimously that there should be a small steering group to represent the town to various councils and councilors, decide on improvement projects and work with the many volunteers. See "Press & docs" tab for minutes of that meeting and the presentation given.
See "Press & docs" tab for a list of steering group posts and any vacancies . If you would like to join the steering group please contact us.
The steering group meets approx every month. Covid 19 has of course disrupted our work during 2020, but we have managed to issue the traffic paper and a report into Derby Road pavements. Please see the "Press & Docs" tab. We are also actively engaging with DDDC on parking.
The marketing group has made progress with developing new branding for Ashbourne - we are hoping to modernise how we present ourselves and move away from "market town" which is less relevant than it used to be and also move away from "Gateway to Dovedale" as this says nothing about Ashbourne whilst encouraging visitors to pass through. The Visit Ashbourne website is being updated and we hope to relaunch this in early 2021.
We have had some success in getting "pop-ups" into several of the empty shops but this is dependent on the goodwill of landlords, many of whom prefer to leave their windows empty.