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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:

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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;

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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

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Finance Manager

Favourite thing about CVS: The people!

Fun Fact: I love to iron!




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 DIY’ing or dogsitting!

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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 people helping people, and HPCVS develops, supports and celebrates that.

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


Favourite thing about CVS: Having been with HPCVS for a long time, I have an incredible loyalty to, and belief in all of our work for the High Peak communities. 

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



Favourite thing about CVS: The fantastic welcome I have received from the team and their incredible spirit and passion that drives HPCVS.

Fun Fact: I love dogs.



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.

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

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



Favourite thing about CVS:  The team!

Fun Fact: I once got stuck in an underground cave during a rain storm flooding the cave and on a hang glider in the air, during a gale – all in the same year – I attract adventure!

Our lovely social prescribers


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!

Liz R.

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

Fun Fact:
I won!


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 team! It’s a great team in, 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!

Nicki web


Favourite thing about CVS: The welcome. As a new member of staff, I have been made to feel so welcome and supported.

Fun Fact:
I have a +70 year old tortoise called Trevor.

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Favourite thing about CVS: Meeting people in the community and the ability to give them the time they need. The staff are great too!

Fun Fact: I’ve been lucky enough to visit 36 countries in 5 out of 7 continents.



Favourite thing about CVS: All my colleagues and how supportive everyone is of each other!



Fun Fact: I used to do all star cheerleading!



Favourite thing about CVS: I love how enthusiastic all of my colleagues are and really appreciate the collaborative ethos within the organisation.

Fun Fact: I have been to New Orleans for Mardi Gras!



Favourite thing about CVS: Being part of such a friendly and supportive team. Everyone works so hard to support people living in the High Peak.

Fun Fact: I love crystals and how they can help you connect to past lives!



Favourite thing about CVS: The team are so friendly and genuinely care about each other and others. Also no-one takes themselves too seriously!

Fun Fact: I love to make things out of pottery found in local streams, and out of natural materials – like fairy furniture. I also love to research local history.


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!

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 dog.
I also keep chickens!

Favourite thing about CVS: How CVS enables groups to meet people’s needs, strengthening the High Peak community.

Fun Fact: I hitched from Wingfield Manor to the Tower of London dressed as Elizabeth 1st, fundraising for charity of course!

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)

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!



Everyday life: Retired solicitor and sit as a Coroner in Sheffield. My wife is the vicar in Whaley Bridge and I help in the parish where I have the role of “Reader”.

Favourite thing about CVS: All the groups they support.

Fun Fact: I’m a 5th Dan black belt in Shukokai Karate and help teach in a Sheffield club.



Everyday life: I’m a social researcher, currently working for the Community Transport Association

Favourite thing about CVS: That High Peak CVS exist to support the work of others and help so many brilliant organisations throughout the region.

Fun Fact: I’ve recently become a very proud uncle!

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