W3 Safe – New Committee elected



Press release


New team takes

W3 helm with bright ideas for 2010

AFTER months of uncertainty about the 2010 Whaley Water Weekend (W3), the future of the town’s biggest community event has now been secured.  A new team will be in charge for the event on 11, 12 and 13 June, taking W3 into its second decade..

New officers and a committee were appointed at the annual general meeting: 

  • the chairman is Stuart Qualtrough;
  • the secretary  Barry Rudd; and
  • the treasurer Eveline Hughes.

Stuart, a 37 year old journalist, said:  “We are delighted to have the chance to take over such a successful event.  Building on ten years of Water Weekends, we are now working hard to make sure that the 2010 event will be the most successful ever.” Continue Reading →


Whaley Bridge’s new town guide, to be published in 2010, is being prepared
by a small group at the moment. Information of every sort is the key to a good guide book.

The group appeals to officials of local organisations to get in touch with full details of their group as soon as possible.

Please include email addresses as well as phone numbers.

Email to Stephanie Raybould, the town clerk, at whaleybridgetowncouncil@supanet.

Press release new ‘Vicar’

Press release from the Parish of Whaley Bridge

WHALEY Bridge is waiting to welcome its new ‘vicar’, the Rev Cheri Pinner, who has flown half way round the world from New Zealand to take up the post of priest in charge of the Church of England parish.

Cheri, will be licensed by the Bishop of Chester in Trinity Church, Buxton at 7.30pm next  Monday, 15 March. All are invited to the service, which will be followed by refreshments and a chance to meet Cheri.

Cheri, who is 71, is American.  It was formalities over a work permit which delayed her arrival here, although the announcement she had been offered the parish was first made three months ago.

The parish, which also includes St James at Taxal, has been without a priest for a year.  It had been hoped to have the licensing service in the very old St James, with the celebration refreshments in Trinity Church.  But a major problem with the heating at St James meant a switch to the larger church of Trinity. Continue Reading →