From the High Peak Archives
17th Apr The High Peak Junior Football League is looking to recruit more referees for next season. Any players, coaches or parents who would like to take up the whistle for 2017-18 can take up the basic referees’ course, which can be arranged by Derbyshire County FA in the High Peak in either July or August. You […]
14th Apr It was a cold and blustery day but almost a hundred fellow mountain rescuers from teams across the Peak District lined a churchyard to pay tribute to a man who had served his community for more than 50 years. They formed a guard of honour as the cortège for Ian Hurst MBE, Buxton Mountain Rescue […]
12th Apr With the warmer months arriving, caravan owners are being encouraged to take steps to boost their security. Officers from the High Peak Safer Neighbourhood Teams are issuing security advice ahead of the summer months to help people to better protect their property from opportunist thieves. Safer Neighbourhood Sergeant Denis Murphy said: “Whether it’s on a […]
1st Apr A father and son council team are urging people to have their say as soon as possible on plans to increase taxi fares in the High Peak. Borough councillors Anthony and Bob McKeown – who represent Gamesley and Hadfield South respectively – say the consultation runs out on Thursday, April 6. The borough council is […]
1st Apr The death has occurred of one of the best known figures in High Peak mountain rescue circles. Ian Hurst, who was in his 70s and honorary president of Buxton MRT, died last Wednesday (March 22) after 50 years of dedicated service. Colleagues said they were ‘deeply saddened’ by his death. In a statement, the team […]
23rd Mar Residents and businesses across the High Peak can now access a wider range of services online thanks to the introduction of a new website. The Borough Council’s site has been designed to make it easier for people to find information and to self-serve by accessing an increased range of council services digitally – and on smart […]
22nd Mar High Peak MP Andrew Bingham has issued an update after a serious incident outside Parliament this afternoon (Wednesday). Metropolitan Police say they are treating it as a terrorist incident after witnesses reportedly heard sounds similar to gunfire near the Houses of Parliament in London just before 3pm. Scotland Yard have confirmed five people have died, […]
17th Mar More than 100,000 native trees have been planted on the steep valleys of the High Peak over the last three winters. It’s been welcome news for the National Trust’s High Peak project officer Tom Harman. He said: “It’s a huge area of land with very few trees in it and we want to change that.” […]
17th Mar High Peak Police Cadets are planning a day long relay and a couple of supermarket bag packs to help beat cancer. Penny Overbury and her fellow police community support officers Jack Barlow and Alan Nield know they will do their best. She said: “These teenagers are a true inspiration to all young people and are […]
16th Mar Police are urging owners to keep their dogs on leads when walking through farmland, following complaints of sheep worrying in the High Peak. It follows reports of dog owners not having their pets under control and causing distress by chasing sheep and cattle, in some cases the sheep have been injured. A recent incident took […]