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Temporary Footpath Closure (path 37) – Bridge St to Bings Road 24 July to 13 August 2017



Nordic Walking Taster Sessions

PARTY IN THE PARK ! Sat 22nd July from 1pm

Featuring live music, food and fun for the kids, as well as refreshments and entertainment for the grown-ups, this year’s Party in the Park looks set to be bigger and better than ever !

It’s free entry for all, and starts from 1pm.  on Sat 22nd July.

If you are interested in joining the Friends of The Memorial Park group, and in volunteering in the park or participating in any of the events they run, please visit their Whaley-Bridge-Memorial-Park facebook page :




Whaley Bridge Carnival Photo Competition

Whaley Bridge Carnival invites members of the public to tag their photos on social media with the tag #whaleycarnival for a chance to win ÂŁ25, judged at the sole discretion of the Photo Editor.

The competition includes the Carnival Parade, Field Event, Welldressing Blessing, Art Show and Pet Show. See your carnival programme for details of these events.

Please also see Facebook and

A special calendar of the best photos from public and professional submissions will be compiled. Profits will go to charity.

Make Every Moment Special in Our Community

During National Volunteers Week (1-10 June), volunteers from M&S will give up their time to support projects across the country, in an epic week of action for social good. We are very excited to be part of @MarksandSpencer #SpendItWell here in Whaley Bridge.

M&S are sponsoring Whaley Bridge Canal Group who will planting wildlife friendly bushes and plants in the basin. They’ll also be kept busy installing some posts to keep the grassed areas clean and tidy. This is going to make a real difference to the basin and the town. Thank you M&S Buxton for both funding the project and for providing some workers from the store.

Members of the public are welcome and indeed encouraged to join in as well. Refreshments and food will be provided from Pear Tree cafe.

The event happens from 10 am to 4 pm on Thursday June the 8th. Yes something else may be going on that day 🙂 You don’t need to be there for the full day, but you can if you wish. You’ll be fed as well. Importantly, the basin and canal are also being re-evaluated for our Green Flag status at some time during the event. So the more people we have down there when the judges arrive the better for the village.

In addition, the group have their regular clean up session this Sunday June 4th, from 12 noon till 3 pm (again turn up at any time). Meet at the basin for both events and look out for yellow jackets.

Lastly, the next market is on Saturday June the 17th, 10 am to 3 pm. Please spread the word and more importantly get down to the basin and get some great bargains.

Audit & Annual Return

The audit notice and annual return of Whaley Bridge Town Council have been published and may be viewed here

Proposed Affordable Housing Development at Bridgemont

Well done Whaley!

A massive congratulations to Whaley Bridge Football Club on a fantastic season and becoming champions and winning the ‘cup double’ at Cheshire Football League .

Well done lads!

Please follow them on Twitter here

and on their website here

You can follow Cheshire FL here

 Whaley Bridge Art Group Annual Exhibition

On Saturday 24 June 2017, from 10.00 – 17.00, Whaley Bridge Art Group will be holding their annual exhibition at Uniting Church, Buxton Road, Whaley Bridge. Entrance is free. Last entrance is at 16.30.

Paintings and refreshments are for sale.

We look forward to welcoming you!

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 ÂŁ1100 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):

or by contacting the Carnival Chair by email