Latest Update from Cllr Rob Baker
Hard to believe it’s been a year since the election. Fair to say we didn’t expect to have to deal with a major crisis in the shape of Toddbrook and a global pandemic all within the first 12 months but no one ever said it was going to be easy!
Very proud to have been part of a Labour Council that declared a climate emergency and passed a motion to work towards ending period poverty in the High Peak.
By far and away the most rewarding part of the job though has been the opportunity to support local community groups, charities and clubs and help them to find the funding they need.
If your existing group or club needs help with running costs, a new project or a one off event or perhaps you have a great new idea for a group that you’re just not sure how to get off the ground then please do get in touch. I have a small amount of funds available from my initiative fund but if greater funding is needed I can signpost you towards various available grants and advise on what support the Council may be able to provide.
Hope you are all safe and well and look forward to seeing many of you in person sooner rather than later.
I moved to Tintwistle in 2010 and have become actively involved in the community since then.
I am a founding member and Secretary of the Friends of Conduit Street Playing Fields, successfully securing nearly £70,000 worth of funding to completely rejuvenate the Children’s play area in the Village.
The Friends now organise regular events on the site to promote its use and build community spirit. I am also a parent governor at Tintwistle School which my two children attend, one of the organisers of Tintwistle Litter Action and a member of the High CVS Small Groups Advisory Panel, helping the project officer to support small, community led groups and projects.
I’m standing in Tintwistle Ward to help make this an even better place to live and to give residents a greater voice across the High Peak.