Vacancy on Whaley Bridge Town Council – Furness Vale Ward

As previous published a vacancy exists on Whaley Bridge Town Council for Furness Vale Ward. The following is a status update:

The Council has received the necessary requests from electors of the Ward for an election to be held in respect of the currently vacant seat on the Town Council.  If the election is contested, the poll will take place on Thursday 19 July 2018.  

Candidates Guide and Nomination Papers

Guidance notes for candidates, together with nomination papers, are available and will be available from the Elections Office, Buxton Town Hall, Market Place, Buxton SK17 6EL.

Notice of Election, Submission of Nomination Papers and Date of Poll and Count

The Notice of Election will be published on 14 June 2018 and copies of the Notice will be displayed on this website. Nominations must be delivered by hand on any day after the date of the Notice of Election (excluding weekends and bank holidays) between the hours of 10.00 am and 4.00 pm but no later than 4.00 pm on Friday 22 June 2018.

Although nominations can be received up to the deadline, it is in everyones interests if papers are submitted as soon as possible so that candiates will have the opportunity to resolve any problems that may arise.

In the event of the election being contested, the poll will take place on Thursday 19 July 2018 between the hours of 7am and 10pm.  The count will take place immediately after the close of poll with detailed arrangements being notified to candidates in due course.

DCC TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE: Macclesfield Road Whaley Bridge

WHEN: 20th May 2018 to 20th May 2018 07:00 to 19:00

WHERE:Macclesfield Road Whaley Bridge from its junction with The Rise for a distance of 140 metres in a westerly direction.

REASON: To facilitate works to overhead power cables.

ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: B5470 Macclesfield Road (from point of closure), Higher Ln, Mudhurst Ln, Buxton Old Rd, A6, A5004, B5470 Macclesfield Rd (to point of closure) and vice versa

Access will be maintained, whenever reasonably possible, on the affected length of road. The road will re-open as soon as the work is finished. This may be earlier than advertised.

Derbyshire County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused while work takes place. Anyone needing further information should ring Call Derbyshire 01629 533190.

The County Council intends to make/has made an Order under Section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) to prohibit its use by traffic.

Mike Ashworth, Strategic Director – Economy, Transport and Environment, Derbyshire County Council, County Hall, MATLOCK DE4 3AG

Rural Opportunities Bulletin from the Rural Services Network – a summary of grants available for rural communities

Neighbourhood Planning grants – Locality
Locality will continue to deliver the Neighbourhood Planning Support Programme over the next four years, from 2018-2022. The programme builds on the 2015-18 programme and any support previously received will be taken into account. The programme will provide anyone working on a neighbourhood plan with support from the Locality team, AECOM and other partners/specialists through:

  • a basic grant of up to £9,000
  • additional grants for eligible groups with an extra £8,000
  • technical support through expert partners AECOM and other specialists

Under the new programme there will be some important changes to eligibility criteria for support available to groups. In addition, the amount groups are eligible for in grants will depend on what they have received in the 2015-18 programme. Get full details of the changes and what you’re eligible for on neighbourhoodplanning.org
The new programme opens for applications on 3 April 2018.
https://mycommunity.org.uk/2018/03/15/new-neighbourhood-planning-programme-changes-to-my-community-everything-you-need-to-know/
 
Reaching Communities England – Big Lottery Fund
The Reaching Communities programme aims to make positive change in communities. Big Lottery particularly want to hear about ideas that support:

  • Lasting and sustainable changes to places and spaces
  • Communities to develop happier and stronger relationships with each other
  • Taking action to focus on the root causes of social problems to tackle them at the earliest possible stage

Through Reaching Communities funding you can apply for between £10,000 and £500,000. Successful grant can fund some or all of the costs associated with delivering a project, including staff salaries, training, volunteer expenses, management costs, equipment, premises costs, monitoring and evaluation and overheads. The programme can also fund up to £100,000 for small scale capital work, such as refurbishment, the purchase of vehicles, land or buildings.
Big Lottery encourage applicants to contact them before applying for additional advice and support before you submit your application.
The programme is due to re-open for applications on 2 April 2018.
https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/reaching-communities-england
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Date for Your Diary: Carnival is coming!

Carnival day this year in Whaley Bridge is planned for Saturday 24 June. Plans are still being developed and there is still time to get involved. This is a community event, run for the benefit of all people in Whaley Bridge with the aim being to provide a fun day for children (young and old).

The timetable will be similar to last year’s:

  • Judging of Lamp posts, Houses, Pubs & Shops from 10.00
  • Check-in for floats, visiting Royalty and participants at Bingswood Car Park at 11.00
  • Booking-in point at Tom Brad’s Croft, Canal Basin from 11.00
  • Road closed along Market Street from Tesco to Buxton Road at Horwich End, and Old Road from 12.45 to 14.15.
  • The Carnival Parade will set off at 13.00 and follow the route Canal Street, Market Street, Buxton Road, Chapel Road and along Old Road to the bottom
  • Confirmed participants in the parade include The Urban Gypsies, Northenden Pipe Band, Whaley Bridge Band, New Mills Band, The Clipstone Silverbirds Marching Band, High Peak Radio, and local groups including Whaley Bridge Brownies, Tesco With Bridgemont Nursery, High Peak Gymnastics, The Village Kitchen and Revelation Rhythms
  • Following the parade Whaley Waltz fell race will start from outside The Railway
  • There will be a street collection by volunteers
  • A family fun day at the Bowling club will follow immediately after the parade with Trevor Zoppi’s  Carousel,  Slide, Inflatables, and performances by Kevin O’Neill, Clipstone Silverbirds, Northenden Pipe Band, Run of the Mill and others! There will be refreshments, tea, coffee, cakes, ice cream and of course a bar at the Bowling club
  • This year there will be a wide variety of stalls
  • All profits of the event, after expenses, will go as donations to local children’s groups (last year over £1100 was donated)

A Programme and Local Business Guide is being put together which will be available free prior to the event, thanks our wonderful sponsors.

There is still plenty of time to participate either as an individual or group on foot, on a trailer, in an open top vehicle, in an historic vehicle or Great Grandad’s penny farthing (careful on Old Road). 

Volunteer marshals, advertisers, sponsors, programme deliverers, stall-holders, performers and entertainers can all get in touch via our contact form at this link (just click the appropriate item in the drop-down box):

http://whaleyrosequeen.co.uk/contact/

or by contacting the Carnival Chair by email

 

A Hobbits Tea Party & Night to Remember, at Gap House

We have planned a whole host of fun activities for all ages to enjoy during the day and evening.  Wander over to Bag End for scheduled group games and craft activities.  If you want to try the best food this side of the Shire, pop by the Prancing Pony for food and beverages throughout the day and evening.  You can eat inside the Inn or bring a picnic chairs to sit outside on the grounds.

A fanciful wizard known in these parts will entertain you with his magic, Other musicians and acrobats will aim to please both Hobbits and Elves alike.  While you are inside the Inn listen for news about a mysterious ring that has gone missing and is waiting to be discovered somewhere in the enchanted grounds.   Everyone will not want to miss the costume contest, Ceilidh and fireworks at the party tree and barn later that night. Continue Reading →

Village Barber to re-open

Sam Newman is  taking over the Barbers Shop in Whaley Bridge as of 4th January 2016.

Sam Newman has been a Barber for 16 years, and a Freelance Barber for 18 months of that. Sam moved to Chapel two months ago with partner, and their children attend Taxal and Fernilee Primary School. Sam says: “It just seemed like the perfect location to set up my business. Whaley Bridge was in dire need of a good, traditional Barbers Shop and I’m offering that in abundance”.