From the High Peak Archives
17th Feb A student from Chapel-en-le-Frith is heading for a bright future after securing an offer to study at Cambridge University. If she achieves the required grades, Kitty Rooney will become the fifth member of her immediate family to go to an Oxbridge university. The 18-year-old is one of ten Sixth Form students at Withington Girls’ School […]
16th Feb The High Peak has celebrated the life-long public service of a Simmondley man by admitting him as an Honorary Freeman of the Borough. Peter Matthews JP, of Peaknaze Close, was granted the honour by High Peak Borough Council at a special meeting in October last year and was presented with an illuminated scroll and badge […]
14th Feb South Yorkshire Police have arrested a man in connection with theft across the High Peak. Derbyshire police have been working closely with South Yorkshire Police and Greater Manchester Police as part of Operation Everman to target theft from vans in the High Peak. As part of the joint working, officers from South Yorkshire Police stopped […]
14th Feb The High Peak Junior Football League has revealed the date for its first Cup Finals Day. It will take place at Glossop North End’s Surrey Street ground on Sunday, May 14. In its debut season, the league has been a huge success so far, with over 150 local children between the ages of seven and […]
8th Feb More money has been found to restore some of the High Peak flagship buildings which may need a touch of tender loving care. The borough council is reintroducing the Heritage Regeneration Grant Scheme which helps fund projects aimed at restoring and repairing historic properties, including listed buildings and those in conservation areas. Grants of up […]
8th Feb Police have released CCTV images of two people and an Audi they would like to trace after a van was targeted in Chinley. At around 1:30am on Friday, January 6, thieves pulled up on Princes Road and smashed the passenger side window of a white panel van before gaining entry at the rear of the […]
1st Feb Young Helena Walker was so desperate to help the young victims of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant explosion that she learned how to speak Russian. Helena was just 13 when she became involved in the project set up by her mum Linda more than 20 years ago to help Belarus people suffering from radiation diseases. […]
1st Feb High Peak’s MP is urging local charities to help get a special project off the ground by applying for a share of the People’s Postcode Lottery. Andrew Bingham says £6m is up for grabs and that he will support any good cause which makes a bid. Cash is on offer for projects ranging from supporting […]
1st Feb Buxton’s historic Pavilion Gardens will open again today (Wednesday) as planned, High Peak Borough Council has announced. There is more good news for the much-loved complex as work is set to start on the £3m major remedial and restoration programme later this month (February). The buildings were closed in January to manage the costs of […]
27th Jan A new operation has been set up to crack down on van break-ins across the High Peak. Police have established Operation Everman after receiving a number of reports in recent months of thieves breaking into vans, particularly trades vehicles, across the borough to steal power tools. Safer Neighbourhood teams in the High Peak are supporting […]