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 or Rev Richard West 01663 734497 or any of the churches.

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

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.


Apprenticeships available – Derbyshire Constabulary

Derbyshire Constabulary have some apprenticeships available:

Recruitment is now open for the latest group of police staff apprentices starting in September 2019.

Based at our headquarters site in Ripley, the ten Business and Administration Apprentices will each be assigned to different teams across the organisation.

As well as being able to gain experience within a busy public sector organisation, apprentices will also work towards a number of different qualifications.

Earlier this month, as part of National Apprenticeship Week, we showcased some of our current apprentices, who spoke about their experiences. You can find out more on our website:

For more information, or to access the application, please visit

If you have any questions about the apprenticeship, please contact the training provider directly, and not Derbyshire Constabulary – their contact details can be found by using the link above.

The closing date for applications is April 30 2019.