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Discounted tickets on sale for 2019 Illuminations

Discounted online tickets are on sale for our showpiece autumn event Matlock Bath Illuminations, which runs every weekend until 27 October.

Tickets can be booked online now here

Tickets for 2019 are £6.50 on Saturdays (£5.50 concessions) and £5.50 on Sundays (£4.50 concessions) if bought online in advance - apart from the final Sunday (27 October) when Saturday prices apply. Accompanied under 16s continue to be free, with concessions available for OAPs. Online tickets can be booked until 6pm on the night of the event.

On the night it costs £8.00 on Saturdays (£7.00 concessions) and £7.00 on Sundays (£6.00 concessions) - £1.50 more expensive than the online prices. On-the-night tickets are not guaranteed and will not be available if the event sells out in advance.

Every Saturday in 2019 includes a fireworks finale (as does the final night on Sunday 27 October), with numbers in Derwent Gardens restricted to a maximum of 6,000 - down from 8,000, the maximum in 2016 and previous years - to improve crowd movement and enjoyment for visitors.

To enhance the reputation of Sundays as a "family night", entertainment starts and finishes earlier, running from 6-8.15pm to take account of the fact that younger visitors have school the following morning.

Other improvements for the 2019 Illuminations - the 122nd - include better signage to the park and ride service, more stewards and more enforcement officers to police pedlars on the streets of Matlock Bath.

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Dales Matters autumn 2019 edition

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WATCH | October Planning meeting

Our Planning Committee meeting on 8 October was broadcast live on our YouTube channel from 6pm and is available to view again here as an archive video.

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Plan sets out vision for future of Kirk Ireton

Local people are being invited to comment on a draft neighbourhood development plan that sets out a vision for the future of Kirk Ireton.

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