As the echoes of the Last Post fade away, we find ourselves reflecting on the profound significance of this year’s Remembrance Sunday services held across the High Peak.
We want to express our deepest gratitude to each and every one of you who participated in remembering the enduring sacrifices Armed Forces personnel from the UK and Commonwealth make in the name of our nation. We must never forget those who made the ultimate sacrifice to defend the UK and our allies.
We want to extend our thanks to all those that helped organise and contributed to bringing about the services in anyway; including the Royal British Legion, local bands, clergy, councillors, blue light services, uniformed youth associations and schools, the volunteers that helped marshal parades and traffic and participants who worked tirelessly to ensure the solemnity and dignity of the occasion. The meticulous planning and execution of the service exemplified our shared respect for those who have given their all for the cause of peace.
Last week saw the annual general meeting of the High Peak CVS. The CVS is a membership-based voluntary organisation that supports lots of smaller charities, community groups, and club across High Peak with practical advice and guidance on funding, constitutions, etc. High Peak Borough Council is proud to support the important work they do.
The meeting heard a presentation on the incredible Bereavement Service, which the CVS delivers, and how it has been a great help to many suffering from loss across the High Peak.
The event also sees the awarding of the Crompton Woodcock Award. This respected award goes annually to a local group/organisation – no matter their size or number of volunteers or staff – that has been shown to have made a significant impact with their service and activities in our area in the last 12 months.
21 groups across the High Peak had been nominated, covering everything from friends of railway station groups to art groups and everything in between. A panel of judges chose the top three, with the Glossop-based Hummingbird Project, a community-powered clothing bank and community support hub, taking this year’s prize. Our congratulations to them and all the fantastic groups nominated. You are all making High Peak a better place to be.