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War time romance goes platinum

Multi-million pound repair project underway

By Susan Hampshire on Thursday, 22 March, 2018

A major £2.5 million project to repair part of the historic Peak Forest Canal in Marple is under way.

Marple Skatepark Phase II and Multi-Games on the cards!

Thursday, 22 March, 2018

Following completion of the £112k upgrade to Marple Skatepark in March last year Friends of Memorial Park have not been resting on their laurels. The improvements to the skatepark were extremely well received by wheeled sports users and parents alike and its launch was celebrated with an exhibition by professional skateboard, BMX and scooter riders during Marple Carnival in June 2017.

Survey of Peak District birds to take flight

Tuesday, 20 March, 2018

A head-count of birds that live on Peak District National Park moors will take place this summer, for the first time in 14 years.

In the swing at Bridgemont

Tuesday, 20 March, 2018

Bridgemont youngsters and their families now have an improved play area to enjoy thanks to investment from High Peak Borough Council.

Floral-themed open house hosted by green-fingered volunteer raises over £2,200 for local charity

Sunday, 18 March, 2018

A dedicated fundraiser from Marple has raised more than £2,200 for local charity Reuben’s Retreat, thanks to her green fingers.

Helping High Peak commemorate WW1 centenary

Sunday, 18 March, 2018

This November people across the UK will come together to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War – and the Borough Council is offering grants to High Peak towns and parishes to mark this nationally and internationally important anniversary.

Sign up for summer courses

Sunday, 18 March, 2018

Residents are being invited to sign up to learn something new this summer with Derbyshire County Council’s Adult Community Education Service.

Marple Civic Society showcase their vision

By Matthew Corrigan on Friday, 16 March, 2018

A town centre should be a place for people to congregate, to linger and to enjoy. At present, Marple can feel divided by Stockport Road, its slow-moving lines of traffic a deterrent to pedestrians. Marple, says the Civic Society, deserves better. This is the principle which is guiding them through a long and arduous process of consultations, studies and workshops looking into how improvements might be made.

Buxton inspires world of music

Thursday, 08 March, 2018

Buxton has been praised by one of the country’s top orchestras for helping to inspire generations of musicians.

Book shortlisted for award

By Susan Hampshire on Thursday, 08 March, 2018

A book written by John Pritchard, a founder member of the Friends of Whaley Bridge Station, was short listed for a prestigious railway award.

Club run by members for members goes from strength to strength

By Judy Brown on Thursday, 08 March, 2018

Whaley Bridge Probus Club is a companionable group of retired and semi-retired men from Whaley and surrounding areas. ‘We’re a sociable crew with wide-ranging interests and a warm welcome for anyone who’d like to come along,’ says club secretary Walter Hyde.