From the High Peak Archives
22nd Jun Police have issued advice on how to keep garages and sheds secure after a number of incidents across the High Peak recently. People are being urged to be alert and help keep their property safe following a number of thefts from sheds, particularly whilst more use is made of the equipment inside them during the […]
14th Jun Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has confirmed he will pay a visit to the High Peak. It comes after Ruth George was elected as the constituency’s Member of Parliament, unseating Conservative Andrew Bingham in last week’s surprise General Election result. With a 14.4 per cent swing from the Tories to Labour, it was one of […]
12th Jun As summer approaches and more people are out on the roads, the Safer Neighbourhood policing teams in the High Peak are issuing a timely reminder to young cyclists on how to stay safe and cycle responsibly. It comes as the number of calls from parents and local residents about young cyclists and teenagers riding their bikes […]
9th Jun Labour’s Ruth George was elected as the first ever female Member of Parliament for the High Peak in one of the most sensational General Election fights in the constituency in years.  In an unpredicted swing and one of the biggest shocks across the country, the Whaley Bridge candidate was victorious with 26,753 votes to defeat […]
8th Jun Thousands of people across Glossopdale are expected to turn out at polling stations throughout the borough today (Thursday) to vote in the General Election. Eligible voters have the choice of three candidates to elect their new Member of Parliament for the High Peak. Andrew Bingham – who has been the constituency’s MP since 2010 – […]
29th May The three candidates fighting High Peak at next month’s General Election are all campaigning on education. Although Conservative Andrew Bingham, Labour’s Ruth George and Liberal Democrat Charles Lawley all see things differently. This week they chose education and schools as a campaign topic and here is what they have had to say: ANDREW BINGHAM Andrew Bingham […]
13th May The newly appointed Mayor of the High Peak is officially the youngest to ever take on the role. Former deputy mayor, Councillor Matt Stone, has taken on the ceremonial role of first citizen of the borough for the next 12 months after being voted in by councillors at a full council meeting at Buxton’s Pavilion […]
11th May An attempt to pick a single candidate to face Conservative Andrew Bingham in the fight to elect High Peak’s next MP almost succeeded. High Peak Green Party wanted to forge a political alliance with Labour and the Liberal Democrats, believing it meant a better chance of preventing a Conservative victory in next month’s election. Yesterday (Wednesday) […]
8th May We all know that recycling is good for our environment and home composting is just one of the ways we can all reduce the amount of household waste sent to landfill. It’s International Compost Awareness Week this week and High Peak Borough Council has teamed up with getcomposting.com to encourage more people to get involved […]
8th May Charles Lawley has been announced as the Liberal Democrats’ candidate for the High Peak for the 2017 General Election. The 29-year-old, husband, father-of-two and humanitarian aid worker from Chapel-en-le-Frith has been unveiled by the party as their Parliamentary candidate for next month’s election on Thursday, June 8. Mr Lawley was the Chapel and Hope Valley candidate in May’s Derbyshire County Council Elections. […]