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A recycling event for unwanted or broken household electrical items. SAT 27th SEPT

Residents of Whaley Bridge and surrounding areas have an opportunity to pass on unwanted household electrical items for recycling or reuse in a novel scheme being run by Derbyshire County Council in conjunction with the Glossopdale furniture project, Advantage Waste Brokers, and Tescos in Whaley Bridge.

Just bring your unwanted items, broken or working, to Tesco, Bridgemont, Whaley Bridge , SK237HT on Saturday 27th September 10am to 4pm.

Working items will be safety tested by Glossopdale Furniture project and used to help families on tight budgets or sold at low prices in their shops.

Broken items will be recycled and turned into useful new products.

If you have large working items, you can call Glossopdale Furniture project on 01457 857 505 and have the items collected for free.

Almost everything will be accepted, except industrial equipment or lightbulbs. A list is shown in the brochure below.

The event is a great opportunity to have a clear out and to see your unwanted items recycled rather than land-filled, with the possibility of winning a £50 shopping voucher as well.

Hint – Click on the pictures below to get a much clearer image.





Things to do in the summer school holidays.

Now that the Summer holiday is starting in earnest, you may be looking for things for the kids to do during the day.

One possible activity is the Summer Holiday Football Coaching Sessions being held up at Whaley Bridge’s 3G artificial grass pitch,  by the Derby County Community trust. These sessions are taking place throughout the summer on dates shown on the poster below. Please contact them on 01332 667575 to book and for more information.

Derby County community trust also provide football training sessions throughout the year in conjunction with the local schools.

DCCT Summer Leaflet 4 HR-2

Also on the 3G , throughout  summer, and all year round,  Continue Reading →

Summer Fun on the 3G

As the action on the pitches in Brazil intensifies,  Whaley Bridge’s own artificial grass all-weather pitch looks set to see lots of use this summer,  with the upcoming Whaley Bridge Village Games being held on the surface on Sunday 6th July. The village games are a spin-off from the Rose Queen Festival, run in conjunction with the Village Games officer at High Peak Borough Council, and are back this year following a highly successful launch last year. Free, from midday to mid afternoon. Turn up with astroturf trainers if you have them, or flat soled trainers if you havn’t. A great family event.


The Whaley Bridge 3G – Venue for the Village Games



…And if you are trying to think of something to occupy the kids through the summer, then how about the following: Continue Reading →

Whaley Bridge Matters Group to protest at Full HPBC Council Meeting

Following on from their recent attendance at the HPBC planning development committee in Chapel-en-le-Frith, the Whaley Bridge Matters group, who are protesting about the proposed development of land behind Macclesfield Road, are planning to attend the full HPBC council meeting at the Pavillion Gardens in Buxton this Monday 24th February. Their aim is to Continue Reading →

Carols in the Goyt raise £120 for Blythe House

Members of the Vernon Building Society Band from Poynton, who played Carols in the Goyt Inn on  Friday 13th December managed to raise £120 for charity following a highly successful  nights entertainment enjoyed by all. Gareth Steele, the organizer of the event, thanked all those who came along to play and sing, and who contributed to the collection. The money raised goes to Blythe House Hospice who offer free, individualised, holistic care and support for anyone in the High Peak living with cancer or other serious, life threatening illness. www.blythehousehospice.co.uk

Gareth, on Tuba, with other band members playing at the Goyt.

Gareth, on Tuba, with other band members playing at the Goyt.

4Cycle – Sell,swap,give or request unwanted goods

4Cycle is a new Local scheme intended to provide local users with a simple means to sell, swap  or  give any unwanted items. 4Cycle also allows local users to place ‘wanted’ adverts.

4Cycle is entirely free. It is purely a local community green  scheme to facilitate  the recycling of goods.

To place an ad, just go to here  . If you are not already a forum user, just register as a new user, and then place your advert. Once the item is sold, just log back in and delete your advert.

The intention of 4Cycle is purely to promote recycling of goods across the 4 Wards of Whaley Bridge, and avoid unneccesary landfill.