Buxton Football Club need your help!


Buxton Football Club needs your vote!……

Please help Buxton F.C. in its efforts to win a £10 000 ground makeover in an online competition.

To help please log onto: http://evostikleague.pitchero.com/evo-video-competition.php and follow the instructions how to vote for the club of your choice from the shortlist.

One vote per email address please. Closing date 15th November so please hurry!

At the time of writing we are in 2nd place of the 5 finalists so every vote counts! Please vote today.

Many thanks from all at Buxton F.C.

Background info;

Over 60 teams could have entered. Buxton were chosen from a list of 15 to get onto the final shortlist of 5.  The prize is £10 000 of building materials from Travis Perkins to use on ground improvements. The competition is for the public to vote online for the best 3 minute film provided by the competing clubs to explain what work they would carry out if they won the prize.

Super Fast Broadband Coming To Whaley Bridge?

We would like to bring fibre optic super fast broadband to Whaley Bridge. It will have a big impact for local business and residential users.

To do this we need people to vote for it so that we have a chance to get it early: 

Over the next five years BT is rolling out superfast fibre optic broadband across the UK. If you’re not on the announced roll out plan The Race to Infinity gives you the opportunity to fast track your area to get BT Infinity next.

The five areas with the largest percentage of votes by December 31st 2010 will win the chance to bring superfast broadband to their area. BT will also donate £5,000 of computer equipment to a local community project.

Whether you’re big on social networking, gaming, streaming, uploading or downloading, prepare to have your life transformed with superfast speeds.

To vote simply go to ‘VOTE NOW’ and enter your details. Don’t forget to pass it on to your friends on Facebook and Twitter to get your area to the top of the scoreboard.

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 →

Whaley Bridge welcomes Rev Cheri from New Zealand

Whaley Bridge welcomes Rev Cheri from New Zealand

THE people of Whaley Bridge welcomed their new American born ‘vicar’, the Rev Cheri Pinner, as she was licensed to be priest in charge of the parish by Bishop Peter Foster of Chester

Cheri and her husband John, who is also ordained and will act as her curate, were applauded by a packed Holy Trinity Church. The parish also includes the ancient St James’s Church at Taxal.

Cheri and John, who originally met in Kenya – ‘a blessed British American alliance’ – have lived in New Zealand for 29 years.  Cheri is still a US citizen and getting her work permit delayed arriving in Whaley Bridge by nearly three months. Continue Reading →

Whaley Bridge Allotment & Gardeners’ Society visit to Oldroyd’s Rhubarb Farm on 6th March 2010

On a cool March morning, 30 members set off to visit the Oldroyd Rhubarb Sheds within the Wakefield Triangle, arriving in time for the start of  a very detailed and informative  talk given by Mrs. Oldroyd-Hume, who has been involved in the family business most of her life. Continue Reading →