Articles from November 2010



Deep midwinter arrives in November!

It may be December, but the impact of the Great November Snowfall on the very last day of November lives on in Whaley Bridge. It is believed to be the heaviest snowfall so early in the winter for nearly (more…)

Touch of winter for Santa and Lights switch-on

SANTA Claus got a big welcome from Whaley Bridge families, as Christmas  officially started with the Lights switch-on.  The weather was suitably wintry.  As Santa arrived (more…)

attempted burglary at Stoneheads

Some time between 20th-23rd November, an attempted burglary has taken place at a property on Stoneheads, Whaley Bridge. The offender damaged the door frame. Fortunately, no entry was gained.

Any witnesses, anyone with information or nearby CCTV which may assist the police, please call 0345 123 33 33, quoting crime number: 64830/10.

Please be extra vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the Derbyshire police.

National off-road user group supports Operation Blackbrook

A national off-road user group has recognised the work of police in Derbyshire to target concerns of illegal off-roading in the Peak District National Park (PDNP).

It is after Operation Blackbrook coordinator, PC Kevin Lowe, was invited to (more…)

Mystery of midnight canal boat blaze

A blazing boat mystery on the canal near  the Tesco supermarket, Whaley Bridge, is being investigated by Derbyshire police and  the fire service.

The narrowboat -named Inca Hombre – was spotted in flames just before midnight on Saturday20 November.  Fire fighters were dealing with the fire which gutted the boat until after midnight.  Days later, the smell of smoke was still (more…)

High Peak and Dales residents reminded ‘Not Sure – Don’t Open the Door’

Police in the High Peak and Derbyshire Dales are reminding residents of the tricks that can be used by distraction burglars.

While there have been no recent incidents in this part of the county, officers are issuing the advice after residents in Chesterfield were targeted by an offender who claimed to be from Neighbourhood Watch.

The latest incident took place last month in Glossop, when someone claiming (more…)

Whaley Bridge narrowboat fire

Police are appealing for information, following an incident in Whaley Bridge.

At approx. 11.40pm on Saturday 20th November, an unoccupied narrow boat moored near to Whaley Bridge Marina, was damaged by fire.

Anyone with information should call police on 0345 123 33 33 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, quoting crime number: 64244/10.

Christmas tree lights switch on: Friday 26 Nov

Details of the arrival of Christmas in  Whaley Bridge have been announced.  The lights and  Christmas tree will be switched  on early in the  evening of Friday 26 November. Almost every town centre business has its own flashing tree, turning Market Street into (more…)

Attempted Diesel Theft

Overnight on 18/19th November, offender/s damaged a wagon at farm premises on Chapel Road, Whaley Bridge, whilst attempting to remove diesel.

Please be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to Derbyshire police.

Anyone with information should call 0345 123 33 33, quoting crime number: 63789/10.

Help prevent a chain e-mail being circulated

At this time of year, members of the public are re-circulating an e-mail with content similar to below:

“A card is posted through your door from a company called PDS (Parcel Delivery Service) suggesting that they were unable to deliver a parcel and that you need to contact them on 0906 6611911 (a Premium rate number).

DO NOT call this number, as this is a mail scam originating from Belize.

If you call the number and (more…)