An invitation from Churches Together

You are invited to the Alpha course by Churches Together Whaley Bridge.

It is an opportunity to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. There’s no pressure, no charge and no follow up!

The first session is a taster Monday 13th May 7.30-9.30pm at Good News Church, Old Rd, with a two course meal and video presentation “Is there more to life than this”.

Details from alpha@goodnewschurch.co.uk or Rev Richard West 01663 734497 or any of the churches.

WW1 Centenary Remembrance Day Commemorations in Whaley Bridge

The following photos have kindly shared by Whaley Bridge photographer Peter Cull, taken at the various  Remembrance Day events on Sunday 11 November 2018 in Memorial Park and at Uniting Church.

Full coverage may be seen by clicking here

The Royal British Legion Remembrance Service

The Concert by Whaley Bridge Band, leader Sheila Walton, at Uniting Church

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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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