Want to help out and have a lovely meal as well?

Whaley Bridge Luncheon Club is now in its 11th year of providing a homemade two course lunch for elderly or isolated residents of the area on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, at the Uniting Church on Buxton Road.

Itʼs a very jolly environment and many of the volunteers have been with the club from the beginning. However we are looking for a few more volunteers to help out. The commitment? About four hours (five if you cook) of a Thursday every few months, helping to set up, serve and clear lunch for about 50 (donʼt worry – we have a dishwasher!). The reward? Mixing with some lovely interesting people and getting to have a tasty lunch with them.

If you or anyone you know think they can help and would like to be part of the club please ring Stella on 01663 732132 or Charlie on 01663 744692.

Launch of Vision4whaley website and FAB event

Vision4whaley, the name of the Whaley Bridge Neighbourhood Plan Group, is pleased to announce the launch of its new website which can be found at https://www.vision4whaley.org.uk.

The neighbourhood plan group is seeking to develop a set of specific policies which apply to the Whaley Bridge Parish through a process of public engagement and working groups of local residents.

The aim of these policies will be to ensure that future development is shaped to take account with the priorities and needs of the residents. Such policies will further develop the policies set out in the High Peak Local Plan, with a local perspective.

The process will be largely funded by central government through the Locality programme, with additional support from the Town Council (the lead organisation).

The plan will be subject to technical inspection and subject to public referendum, probably in 2021.

In order to find out more, please come and say hello at the Food at the Basin event this Saturday from 9.00 to 14.00, at Whaley Bridge Canal Basin in the Transhipment Warehouse.