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High Peak CVS (Community and Voluntary support) aims to promote community and voluntary sustainability in the High Peak area. This involves supporting and facilitating the development of voluntary and community organisations through the provision of advice, practical services and resources, information, training, facilities and identifying funding. Many of our services are FREE.  Please Contact Us to see how we can help your group. High Peak CVS can help with:

...and much more! We're here to assist you every step of the way.

We seek to promote networking and liaison within all sectors working within the High Peak, through partnership working and cooperation. High Peak CVS has an active commitment to equal opportunities. We are a members organisation so if you are a voluntary or community group that works in the High Peak, please join us. 


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High Peak CVS is coordinated by Chief Executive James Bromley with a small staff team delivering it’s services and projects. The CVS has a board of trustees, who take the lead on governance, strategy, personnel and sustainable development and ensure that the organisation is responding to the needs of the sector. Our offices are in Whaley Bridge, central to the area covered by the High Peak CVS, with excellent road and rail links to the surrounding main towns of Buxton, Chapel, Glossop & New Mills. The Aims of High Peak CVS are;

...and much more! We're here to assist you every step of the way.


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Our Wonderful Team



Favourite thing about CVS: Witnessing the impact our organisation has on helping empower local volunteers, groups, organisations and services that commit to supporting their local communities.

Fun Fact: In my spare time, I’m an FA Level 2 Football Coach and Chairman of a Grassroots Football Club


Finance Manager

Favourite thing about CVS: The people!

Fun Fact: I love to iron!


Communications Officer

Favourite thing about CVS: That what we do matters and that every member of HPCVS has a contagious smile.

Fun Fact: I handcraft wooden items with a laser – when I am not being a volunteer Special Constable or dogsitting!



Favourite thing about CVS: My colleagues

Fun Fact: I don’t like hot drinks.



Favourite thing about CVS: The opportunity to enable positive social change, the voluntary sector is all about people helping people, and we at HPCVS can develop, support and celebrate that activity.

Fun Fact: As a teenager, I ran away to Paris


Favourite thing about CVS: Having been with HPCVS for a lot of years, I have an incredible loyalty to, and belief in all of our work for the High Peak communities. I am particularly passionate about groups and services addressing a key need for people in our communities, who may otherwise go unsupported.

Fun Fact: I love walking and dogs, the two go hand in paw


Favourite thing about CVS: All the worthwhile, positive work it does within the High Peak communities.

Fun Fact: I made the front page of the local paper when my son was born on the back seat of the car outside our house 😊


Favourite thing about CVS: The people – everyone working together and having a similar ethos.

Fun Fact: Lived in the UK, Sweden, USA and France.

Our lovely social prescribers

Liz R.

Favourite thing about CVS: Christmas Zoom party and Christmas jumper competition

Fun Fact: I won!


Favourite thing about CVS:  It is a local organisation supporting local people!

Fun Fact: I make origami water lilies and birds in restaurants for the waiting staff!


Favourite thing about CVS: My favourite thing about High Peak CVS- The people! What a great team of people, so kind and proactive about being a team!! 

 Fun Fact: Think I enjoy chocolate, Unicorns and Disney movies more than my 4-year-old.


Favourite thing about CVS: Working with the CVS team to create and support a stronger and healthier community for everyone in the High Peak.

 Fun Fact: I speak French and Spanish having worked and participated in projects in the Caribbean, Spain, Togo and South America… hola/salut!


Favourite thing about CVS: The people

Fun Fact: I am off on maternity!


Favourite thing about CVS: The team support

Fun Fact: I’ve performed tap dancing on the West End in Her Majesty’s Theatre to an audience of 1500 people.


Favourite thing about CVS: The team! It’s such a great team to be involved with, and with a range of backgrounds, everyone brings something different to the table

Fun Fact: I’m qualified to coach at least six different sports!


Karen Rigg


Everyday Life: I am Chairman of the Board of the National Tramway Museum and a member of Glossop Rotary Club.

Favourite thing about CVS: We do what is needed, when it is needed.

Fun fact: In 2005 I conducted a vintage Tram driven by the Duke of Gloucester!

Kevin Scott

Vice Chair, HPCVS

Everyday life: Pensions Manager for AQA Education

Favourite thing about CVS: The energy, spark and professionalism of the staff and the positive attitude to change to make things better

Fun Fact: I’m the world’s biggest Bruce Springsteen fan

Martin Thomas

Trustee and Treasurer

Everyday life: Retired Financial Controller, Whaley Bridge Town Councillor, Chair of Whaley Bridge Community Trust (‘Footsteps’)

Favourite thing about CVS: Giving a strong voice for the High Peak Voluntary and Community Sector

Fun Fact: Love indie and electronic music

Joy Brown


Everyday life: Retired

Favourite thing about CVS: Small groups

Fun Fact about yourself: Bit of a silly billy!

Ross Burnage


Everyday Life: Trainer for DRP (Derbyshire’s Drug and Alcohol Service)

Favourite thing about CVS: I’m new to the Trustee role but hoping to help CVS to support local groups and communities

Fun Fact: I climb and can juggle fire (but not at the same time)

Sue Howard


Everyday life: Since retiring as CEO of Buxton Volunteer Centre (now Connect), I look after my grandsons and go out walking with our Border Collie. I also keep chickens!

Favourite thing about CVS: The way CVS assists people to be part of the community enabling groups to form to meet the needs of people and strengthen the community in the High Peak.

Fun Fact: I hitched from Wingfield Manor near Ripley to the Tower of London dressed as Elizabeth 1st with a colleague as Mary Queen of Scots, fundraising for charity of course!

Carol Evans


Everyday life: Anti-poverty campaigner

Favourite thing about CVS: Its ability to bring our community together

Fun Fact about yourself: A few years back I appeared in a short comedy film. It didn’t win any prizes!

Jean Todd

HPBC Representative On Board

Everyday life: Exec Councillor HPBC for Climate Change, Environment and Community Safety and retired IT Project Leader.

Favourite thing about CVS: The help it is giving the community of High Peak.

Fun Fact: Years ago, I travelled with my partner Keith, to Egypt via Israel and Gaza in an olive green VW camper van. Great fun!

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