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New Mills Christmas lights switch

By Sean Whewell on Tuesday, 14 November, 2017

Saturday 25th November is this year’s New Mills Christmas lights switch on, market and fair which over the years has become a key event in the High Peak’s run up to Christmas. It manages to retain a traditional look and feel, attracting thousands of family visitors each year.

Still time to stand for youth council

By on Wednesday, 08 November, 2017

Young people have just two weeks left to stand for election to become one of Derbyshire County Council’s next youth councillors.

Community pulls together to support the legacy of young cyclist Charlie

By Gabrielle Pickard-Whitehead on Tuesday, 07 November, 2017

On 20 January 2017, 15-year-old Charlie Craig from Hayfield went to sleep and never woke up. Charlie was an exceptionally talented young man who loved being on his bike - riding, racing and touring.

Petition handed to local MP calling for better access to Chinley Station

By on Sunday, 22 October, 2017

MEMBERS of Chinley & Buxworth Transport Group and local residents turned out in force to hand a petition to High Peak MP, Ruth George calling for better access to Chinley Station.

New Glossopdale College site well on track

By on Sunday, 22 October, 2017

A north Derbyshire community is well on track to get a new state-of-the art school site by summer 2018.

Chinley Primary School delighted as Ruth George MP visits new facility

By on Wednesday, 11 October, 2017

Ruth George, MP for High Peak, was delighted to visit Chinley Primary School yesterday (Thursday 5 October), to see their new multi-use games area (MUGA). The new playing surface was installed thanks to investment from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, which provides grants towards developing new or refurbished grassroots football facilities.

Ruth George MP to nominate High Peak Responsible Business Champion

By on Sunday, 01 October, 2017

High Peak MP Ruth George has been asked to nominate an outstanding High Peak business to a parliamentary Responsible Business Scheme. The Labour MP was asked by the All-Party Parliamentary Corporate Responsibility Group (APCRG) to nominate a business that has had a positive impact on a High Peak community.

Dawn of a new era as High Peak Orchestra appoints esteemed Maestro

By Matthew Corrigan on Sunday, 20 August, 2017

For more than fifty years the High Peak Orchestra (HPO) has been a popular fixture on the classical music scene. Formed in its present guise in 1978 (the orchestra was originally established as the North West Co-operative Orchestra three years previously), the HPO has delighted concert goers ever since, with regular performances three times a year. July 8 saw the Whaley Bridge-based musicians entertain a packed St John's church at the Buxton Festival Fringe, with a programme that included Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1 and the Overture from Humperdinck's Hansel und Gretel.

Peter Matthews JP, Freeman of the Borough

By on Sunday, 06 August, 2017

As ‘a person of distinction who has rendered eminent service to the Borough’, Peter Matthews JP from Simmondley has become a Freeman of the Borough of High Peak. At a ceremony earlier this year,, in the presence of family, friends, councillors, the Mayor and Mayoress and the High Sheriff of Derbyshire, he was admitted to the register of Freemen. The award marked over 50 years of public service. As Council Leader Tony Ashton noted, ‘Peter has given exemplary service as an elected councillor, a former mayor of Glossop and one of the longest-ever serving magistrates in Derbyshire.’

Kinder Downfall 2017: An inspiring fell race over rugged Kinder Scout terrain

By Gabrielle Pickard-Whitehead on Tuesday, 09 May, 2017

At the same time the London Marathon got underway, the High Peak had its own exciting race, the notoriously challenging Kinder Downfall Fell Race.

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