What’s on, when, where
Items in red happen at Chinley Community Centre, green items happen in Chinley Village and blue items happen in Buxworth Village and Buxworth War Memorial Club.


Welcome to the website for the Chinley, Buxworth and Brownside Community

New Poppy Appeal Organiser

We’re delighted to welcome Tess Warburton to the Derbyshire Poppy Appeal team; Tess will be taking forward the Poppy Appeal in Chinley and Buxworth. The appeal begins on Thursday 26th October until Remembrance Sunday on 12th November. Tess will be delivering poppies to all the local business and schools, and will be setting up a poppy stand at ALDI.

If you would like to order a wreath from Tess or can volunteer a couple of hours to help man the stand at ALDI – please drop Tess a line.

Email: tesswarburton@hotmail.co.uk
Tel: 07772 464 749

What’s on

Upcoming Events

  • Furness Vale History Society presents The Stockport, Disley and Whaley Bridge Railway.
    Furness Vale History Society meets on Tuesday 3rd October when historian Chris Makepeace gives an illustrated talk about the Stockport, Disley and Whaley Bridge Railway which opened in 1857. The venue is Furness Vale Community Centre, Yeardsley Lane SK23 7PN at 7.30pm. Admission is £2 including refreshments. A licensed bar is also available.


  • Toddler Group: Chinley Independent Chapel, The Wash. 1.15 – 3pm. £1.50 per family. Term time only.
  • Modern Pilates: Chinley Community Centre. 9.45 – 10.45am. Email julietvincon@hotmail.com or phone 01663 740088 for more details. This class is full.
  • Community Swimming: Peak School Hydrotherapy Pool, Buxton Road, Chinley. 6.30 – 9pm. Quiet lane swimming. Limited places.
  • Chinley Community Choir: Scout Hut, Chinley. 8 – 9.45pm. Adults £1 and Secondary aged children 50p. Email choir@chinleyca.org.uk for more details.


  • Women’s Institute Coffee and Chat: Chinley WI Hall. 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. 10am – 12pm. Everyone welcome.
  • Parent & Toddler Group: Chinley Community Centre. 10 – 11.30am. £1.50 per family. Term time only.
  • Informal Dog Walking Club: Informal meeting place for dog walkers who would like to walk in the company of others. Entrance of Bugsworth canal basin (opposite the Navigation Inn carpark in Buxworth). 10am. Phone Caroline on 07800 819901 for more details.
  • Exercise to Music Class: Come and enjoy some fun and fitness to the sounds of the 60’s. All abilities welcome. Chinley Community Centre. 1.30 – 2.30pm. £4.50 per session. For more information contact Bridget on 01663 751166.
  • Craft Club: Chinley Community Centre. 2 – 4pm. Email lpage999@gmail.com or phone Linda on 01663 750448.
  • Brownies: Term time only. Email judith_hargreaves@yahoo.com or go to the Girlguiding UK website for more details.
  • Women’s Institute Evening Meeting: Chinley WI Hall. 1st Tuesday of the month (except January). 7.30pm. Visitors/new members always welcome. Phone the Secretary on 01663 732890 for more details.
  • Chinley and Buxworth Women’s Fellowship: Chinley WI Hall. 2nd and 4th Tuesday’s of the month. 7.45pm. Meetings are informal. Find more information about events and speakers in Chinley launderette window.
  • Book Group: Chinley Community Centre. 3rd Tuesday of each month, 8 – 9.30pm. Phone Liz on 01663 750640 for more details.


  • Book Swap & Drop: Chinley Community Centre. 9.30 – 11.30am (hot drinks and cakes served) and 7.30 – 9pm (unmanned). Phone Liz on 01663 750640 for more details.
  • Breastfeeding Group: Tea on the Green, Chinley. 10 – 11am. Just turn up to chat with other parents and local health visitors. All welcome regardless of feeding methods. Contact Breastmates on 07768 540951 for more details.
  • Chinley Drop In: Parish Rooms, Lower Lane. 10am – 12pm. All welcome – just turn up.
  • Walking for Health: Very easy 10 minute walk starting from Chinley Community Centre at 11.30am. Email lpage999@gmail.com for more information.
  • Line Dancing: Chinley Community Centre. 1.30 – 3.30pm. £2.50 per session plus 50p for tea and biscuits. Phone Marjorie Jackson on 01298 22836 for more information.
  • We invite everyone who is affected by dementia to join us for Musical Memories: a musical gathering and community singing group where we will all have a sing, drink tea and eat cake! 2-4pm, every other Wednesday. For further information, contact vic_kayee@hotmail.co.uk or 07422 964 627
  • Samantha Wood Theatre Academy: Chinley Community Centre. 4 – 7.25pm. Phone Sue on 07785 787771 or email samanthawoodtheatreacademy@hotmail.com for more details. Term time only.
  • Katy’s Cardio Kettles: Chinley Women’s Institute Hall. 6.30pm – 7.30pm. £4 per class. Just turn up. Email katyswets@hotmail.com for more details or phone Katy on 07923 462203.
  • Chess Club: Buxworth War Memorial Club. 7.45pm. Free. Just turn up. See buggychess.org for more details.
  • Craft Club: Chinley Community Centre. 7 – 9pm. Email lpage999@gmail.com or phone Linda on 01663 750448.
  • Netball (women and girls over 14): Chinley Community Centre Hard Court. 7.15 – 8.30pm. £2 adults, £1 students. Email jackie.pettitt@aol.co.uk for more details.



  • Chinley Drop In: Parish Rooms, Lower Lane. 10am – 12pm. All welcome – just turn up.
  • Yoga: Chinley Community Centre. 10.30am – 12pm, with Sarah. For full details contact sarahhill@hotmail.com or call 01298 814 470 / 07930 488 087.
  • Walking for Health: Easy 30 minute walk starting from Tea on the Green, Chinley at 1pm. Phone Richard Leyshon on 07545 420593 or email richard.leyshon@highpeak.gov.uk for more information.


  • Family swimming: Peak School Hydrotherapy Pool, Buxton Road, Chinley. Limited places. Email Charlotte Harrison saturdayswim@bloomonkey.co.uk to enrol.
  • Katy’s Kettles: Chinley Community Centre. 9.30 – 10.30am. £4 per class. Just turn up. Email katyswets@hotmail.com for more details or phone Katy on 07923 462203.
  • Samantha Wood Theatre Academy: Chinley Community Centre. 11am – 1.15pm. Phone Sue on 07785 787771 or email samanthawoodtheatreacademy@hotmail.com for more details. Term time only.
  • Friends of Chinley Park Working Parties: Stubbins Lane Park. 2nd Saturday of each month. 10am – 1pm. Just turn up – we are always looking for volunteers. Email focp@chinleyca.org.uk for more details.
  • Table Tennis: Chinley Community Centre. 1.30pm – 3.30pm. £1.50. Just turn up. Check the Community website calendar to ensure it is running. Email graham_cooper@hotmail.co.uk or phone Graham on 07702 933585 for more details.


Other Activities and Groups

  • Scouting Group: For more details about Beavers, Cubs, Scouts or Explorers, see the pages here or contact the Group Scout Leader. Email gsl@chinleyscouts.org.uk.
  • High Peak Running Group: Beginners and new runners always welcome! Email lizstillo@gmail.com for more information or find us on Facebook.
  • Chinley Churners Cycling Group: Informal road and mountain biking group. Email Nik Cook nikalascook@googlemail.com for more information or find us on Facebook.
  • Chinley Fishes Swimming Lessons: At Peak School. Phone Jenny Law on 07773 689919 for more information.
  • Buxworth Cricket Club: Juniors and seniors. Phone Mark Drabble on 07866 980392 for more information.

New Building

We are disappointed to say that the bid to Big Lottery Fund for the new community centre has been turned down.

However, after the work on the Community Vision, your involvement in telling us what was needed and your overwhelming support for the plan, we will not be deterred.

We know that the lottery fund, in its final months, was hugely oversubscribed and highly competitive. The fund closed in January, and although a new capital fund will open at some point, they can’t yet say when.

In the meantime, we will take stock, and prepare a revised scheme, to submit when a new capital fund opens.

We have been advised that the new fund will not offer the same level of investment. As such, we will be considering cheaper, one storey options, without the changing rooms built underneath, into the slope. This proposal had huge support from the community, as it made best use of the restricted site footprint, but we will have to reconsider this.

We will regroup and refine the plan, involving you along the way in the consultation, as we develop Plan B. We always knew that it would be challenging to bring lottery funding on this scale, to a community such as ours, but we will keep trying.

All funds raised for the new building to date remain ring fenced for the new building fund. No locally raised funds have been spent on the process to date, so we will continue to work hard at raising the match funding that will be needed for the revised scheme.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Chinley Station turns 150

Chinley station — after which the village is named — was opened on 2 February 1867. Read more about it here.

Chinley Station in full flow.


There are 5 community buildings in the Parish, in which activities and events take place.


These buildings are available for hire.


Chinley Community Centre
21 Lower Lane, Chinley (SK23 6BE).
Contact: Bookings on 01663 750521


Chinley W.I. Hall
Lower Lane, Chinley
Contact: Joan on 01663 746000


Buxworth War Memorial Club
Station Rd, Buxworth (SK23 7NJ)
Contact: 01663 732050


Chinley 1st Scouts (Victory Hall)
Forge Road, Whitehough (SK23 6EJ)
Contact: gsl@chinleyscouts.org.uk


Chinley Independent Chapel
Wash road, High Peak (SK23 0QN)
Contact: Denise on 01663 750670