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Octagon and Band Stand at PG

HLF grant to help Buxton establish itself as 'England's leading spa town'

The beautiful town of Buxton - with its fine historic buildings and natural thermal mineral water - has every reason to aspire to being 'England's leading spa town.'

Jack the quarryman

Sculpture celebrates centenary of quarrying

Locals and visitors to Buxton's Ashwood Park may have spotted a new face in recent weeks - and the project partners are proud to officially introduce Jack the Quarryman.

Octagon and Band Stand at PG

Buxton's Octagon Hall set to reopen in the Spring

The Octagon Hall at the Pavilion Gardens in Buxton is expected to open in May following major renovations to the Grade-II listed building.

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Appointment of Independent Member on the Audit and Regulatory Committee

The Council is seeking to appoint an Independent Member for its Audit and Regulatory Committee

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Council seeking independent member to review processes

High Peak Borough Council is looking for an independent person to help keep its governance and financial reporting processes on track.

Sylvan car park

Work set to start at Sylvan car, coach and lorry park

Work to resurface and improve the layout of Buxton's Sylvan car park and the coach and lorry park is set to start early next month.

Fly tipped sofa

Tipping the balance against waste offenders

New proposals aimed at tackling the scourge of fly tipping have been welcomed by High Peak Borough Council.

Thomas Fields visit

More affordable homes at Thomas Fields scheme

Thomas Fields, Buxton's new Extra Care scheme, due to open this Spring, will now include an additional 10 flats available at affordable rents thanks to High Peak Borough Council.

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Council welcomes £2m housing boost

High Peak leaders have welcomed the £2m cash injection to boost housing at two sites in Buxton - and pledged to start work on site quickly.

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Trans Pennine route consultation 12 February 2018 - 25 March 2018

Highways England are consulting on proposals to improve journeys on the Trans-Pennine route between Manchester and Sheffield regions - read more and have your say

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Council sets budget for coming year

High Peak Borough Council has set its budget for providing essential services at £10.4m for the coming year.

Glossop Town Hall

Roof at Glossop Town Hall set to be repaired

Investigation work is set to start at Glossop Town Hall as the Council announces plans to repair the roof and the clock.

Councillor Tony Ashton

Helping High Peak commemorate WW1 centenary

This November people across the UK will come together to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War - and the Borough Council is offering grants to High Peak towns and parishes to mark this nationally and internationally important anniversary.

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Bringing empty properties back into use

Empty properties blight communities and, with the provision of housing high on the national agenda, bringing them back into use seems like one obvious way to help meet local needs.

Bridgemont swings

In the swing at Bridgemont

Bridgemont youngsters and their families now have an improved play area to enjoy thanks to investment from High Peak Borough Council.

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Extra free parking for local council tax payers

Find out more on the new parking permit for High Peak residents

Story of the Park

Telling the story of Whaley's Memorial Park

As many people know, and the name suggests, the Memorial Park in Whaley Bridge was created to commemorate the men of the town who lost their lives in the Great War - but what else do you know about this much-loved public open space?

Pavilion gardens credit Derby Derbyshire Economic Partnership and Derbyshire County Council

Octagon project slips in cold weather

The effects of the recent snow and protracted cold weather have delayed the completion of repairs to the iconic Octagon Hall at Buxton's Pavilion Gardens and, as a result, the Council has been notified of a revised work timetable and completion date by the contractor responsible for the renovations.

Surrey Street Development

New affordable property developments for High Peak

Equity Housing Group has opened two new developments, providing 65 affordable properties in High Peak

Public services hub site visit

Shot in the arm for Buxton health and public services hub

Ambitious plans for a new health, care and public services hub in Buxton town centre have moved a step closer after funding to develop a business case was secured.

Cllr McCabe

Tackling homelessness in High Peak

We all know the familiar sayings and phrases that celebrate the comfort we derive from our homes - but for people who find themselves homeless or threatened with homelessness they might sound a little hollow.

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Sky lantern event

Update - Sky lantern event organised by The Lights Fest


Alliance councils still leading the way after ten years

Ten years of a strategic alliance between two local councils has delivered savings of over £5 million for High Peak taxpayers alongside improvements to public services.

Councillor Tony Ashton

Way forward agreed with Serpentine Farm

High Peak Borough Council has offered the Serpentine Community Farm an opportunity to remain on the site until December 2019 and the option of acquiring the property outright.

Stained glass at the Pump Room

TIC set to move to Pump Room

High Peak Borough Council is looking to maximise benefits to the local tourism economy when the Crescent Hotel and Thermal Spa opens next year.

Glossop Town Hall

Work to start at Glossop Town Hall

Work to replace the roof and repair the clock at Glossop Town Hall will start in the next few weeks.

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Improving air quality in Tintwistle

High Peak Borough Council is proposing measures to improve the air quality along a section of the A628 Woodhead Road in Tintwistle.

Mobility scooter store at Milton Court

Storage made simple for scooter users

Mobility scooter users living in sheltered accommodation at four properties in the High Peak will find it easier to park and store their scooters thanks to investment by the Borough Council.

Cllr McCabe

Two fined for dropping litter in Glossop

Two High Peak residents have been handed fines totaling £400 each after dropping litter in Glossop town centre.

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Contractors on site at Glossop Town Hall

Contractors will this week start to set up on site as they prepare to replace the roof and repair the clock at Glossop Town Hall.

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Court imposes fines for dog fouling and littering in High Peak

Three High Peak residents have been handed court fines for littering and another was penalised for a dog fouling offence.

Recycle Week - HP does

Getting recycling right in High Peak

We're already great at recycling in High Peak - with 41,740 households regularly recycling their waste - and we're now calling on everyone to make sure they're recycling right.

Councillor Kemp in the Octagon Hall

Back to the future as Octagon reopens

Buxton's Octagon Hall - one of the High Peak's most recognisable buildings - reopens its doors today (Friday 28 September) following a £3 million upgrade.

Cllr McCabe

Fines of £1,000 imposed for dropping cigarette ends

Court fines totalling over £1,000 have been handed out to six people who dropped cigarette ends on High Peak's

Food Recycling

Successful food recycling scheme extended in High Peak

A successful food waste recycling scheme in the High Peak has been doubled in size by Derbyshire County Council in partnership with High Peak Borough Council

Executive councillors and the VAC group discuss the report

Borough Council supports Arts Centre plan for Victoria Hall

High Peak Borough Council helped to fund a feasibility study by consultants to test the viability of proposals to convert Glossop's Victoria Hall into a Performance and Arts venue. The consultant's report backed the potential proposals and the Borough Council has committed to work with the Victoria Arts Centre (VAC) group on the project to find a suitable future use for this historic building following the County Council's decision to relocate the town's library.

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Woman fined after dog fouled on her street

A New Mills woman has been fined £220 after she failed to pick up after her dog which fouled on the street where she lives.

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Freedom of Borough honour for High Peak British Legion

As the nation prepares to mark the centenary of the end of the World War One, High Peak Borough Council has announced it is to grant the Freedom of the Borough to the six local British Legion branches.

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Work progressing well at Glossop Town Hall

The roof slates at Glossop Town Hall are set to be removed and cleaned and the asbestos cleared as the next phase of work at the historic building gets underway.

Warm Brook in Chapel

New walls for Warm Brook get river back on course

Work to repair the Brook sides and improve the footpath at Warm Brook in Chapel-en-le-Frith has got the water back on course following an £80,000 restoration project funded by High Peak Borough Council.

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New Year sees start of exciting new era at Pavilion Gardens

Council chiefs have heralded an exciting new era for Buxton's Pavilion Gardens after formally announcing that Parkwood Leisure Ltd has been awarded the contract to operate events and services at the historic venue.

Councillor Tony Ashton

Help shape planning consultation in High Peak

Planning and development in the High Peak is a subject which generates much debate and the Borough Council wants to hear from local people about how they'd like to be involved in consultations.

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High Peak economic growth out strips national average

5,000 more High Peak residents are in work now than three years ago and unemployment in the borough has fallen below national and regional levels

Crescent Topping out

Topping out ceremony marks major milestone for Crescent

Another major milestone in the redevelopment of Buxton's iconic Georgian Crescent has been marked with a topping out ceremony to lay the final roof slates

High Peak Sports Awards

Time to nominate your High Peak sporting heroes

Give your local sporting stars a chance to shine by nominating them for the High Peak Sports Awards this Christmas.