Notice of Annual Town Meeting

Extension to Footpath Closure at Fernillee Dam

Notice has been given by Derbyshire County Council of an extension to the closure until 31 July 2017* of the footpath which runs from Taxal Woods past the Goyt Valley Water Treatment Works to the top of the Fernillee Dam.

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A Hobbits Tea Party & Night to Remember, at Gap House

We have planned a whole host of fun activities for all ages to enjoy during the day and evening.  Wander over to Bag End for scheduled group games and craft activities.  If you want to try the best food this side of the Shire, pop by the Prancing Pony for food and beverages throughout the day and evening.  You can eat inside the Inn or bring a picnic chairs to sit outside on the grounds.

A fanciful wizard known in these parts will entertain you with his magic, Other musicians and acrobats will aim to please both Hobbits and Elves alike.  While you are inside the Inn listen for news about a mysterious ring that has gone missing and is waiting to be discovered somewhere in the enchanted grounds.   Everyone will not want to miss the costume contest, Ceilidh and fireworks at the party tree and barn later that night. Continue Reading »

Keep Fit in Furness Vale – Bowling for all

Looking for a great way to keep fit and have fun in a friendly group? Look no further than Furness Vale Bowling Club – affiliated to the Community Centre – new season beginning in April – suitable exercise for most, whatever age, gender, condition.

Practice anytime, match play Monday evening – through to Competition standard.

For further details contact the Secretary Doug Wright on 01663 745928.

Go on give it a try!

It all happens in Furness Vale

Annual Community Award

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Time Swap

Whaley Bridge Volunteer Centre: meeting needs

Whaley Bridge Volunteer Centre (WBVC) helps local people get out and around.

Volunteers drive elderly or infirm residents to their healthcare appointments, take them shopping or give them a lift to social events.

Last year the centre arranged over 400 trips, but they only have 19 volunteers altogether and urgently need more drivers.

WBVC opens on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday mornings from 10am to 12 noon. If you’d like to find out more, drop in at the Mechanics Institute, on Market Street, or call 01663 734588 during opening times.

Secure your home against burglary

Following a number of recent burglaries in Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire Constabulary are offering to visit residents concerned about the security of their homes and offer free advice.

They say: “If anyone wants PC Graham Mason or myself, PCSO Tracy Jones, to go to their homes and do a security check for them we will and also we will mark their valuables for them as well.

If any one wishes us to do this they can contact us on:

If they drop us an email we will contact them.”

Proposal for new waiting restrictions in Whaley Bridge

Derbyshire County Council are proposing some new waiting restrictions in Whaley Bridge.

The proposals are shown below and will be discussed at the next Whaley Bridge Town Council meeting on Thursday 9th Feb at the Mechanics Institute.

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Dry Stone Walling Classes in Whaley Bridge

Following the success of last years classes, the Friends of Whaley Bridge Memorial Park are arranging two more, 2 day dry stone walling classes in the park this year. As well as learning the basic of building dry stone walls, which will give you the confidence to tackle projects of your own, these courses leave a long lasting legacy in the park, and even if you never do any stone walling again, you will be able to take great delight in pointing out to your children and grandchildren the bit of wall that you helped to build! It’s great fun and extremely rewarding. Two separate weekend courses are planned on 18/19 Feb and 25/26 March with Steve Clifton from the DrystoneWalling Association.

If it’s one of those things you’ve had at the back of your mind to do, or you know someone who would love it, then now is your opportunity ! The cost is £70 for 14 hours of expert tuition, which includes lunch. You learn a skill, have a load of fun and at the same time leave a legacy in the park for your next generation to enjoy.

To Book, email or phone 07884 973315

Tip – to see the poster below in greater detail, just click on it.