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Councillor Damien Greenhalgh (right) at the Memorial Park when it was awarded a Green Flag last year.

New play area for Memorial Park ahead of reservoir works

Work to install new temporary play equipment in Whaley Bridge's Memorial Park is now underway.

Business Support

Omicron business grants now open

Hospitality, leisure and accommodation businesses in the High Peak who have been affected by Omicron can now apply for one-off grants of up to £6,000.

Councillor Damien Greenhalgh at Glossop Leisure Centre

Leisure centres offer scheme to improve long-term health

New Year is often a time for new goals with leading healthier lifestyles featuring highly for many people - particularly those with some long term conditions where moving more would make a real difference.

Business financial support

More support for High Peak businesses announced

As the Chancellor announces extra funding to help the hospitality and leisure industries, the Borough Council has launched two new grants to help local businesses.

PayByPhone

You can now PayByPhone in Council car parks

Paying for parking in High Peak Council car parks just got easier thanks to the introduction of digital payments.

Christmas bin collections 2021

Christmas bin collections - check online now

There's enough to do at Christmas without having to remember any changes to bin collections so we're making it easy to keep on track this festive season.

Councillor Damien Greenhalgh, Mayor Councillor Paul Hardy and Shirley Woods-Gallagher with the tree in Norfolk Square, Glossop

Memorial trees provide lasting legacy of remembrance

Every community has felt the impact of Covid and having dedicated places to reflect and remember lost loved ones is an important part of the recovery process.

Shop local this Christmas

Support local businesses and shop local this Christmas

With the advent of December the countdown to Christmas starts in earnest - and the High Peak is the ideal place to shop, socialise and tick off the other seasonal essentials on your list.

Coronavirus News

Buxton gears up for a busy weekend

Buxton is getting ready to welcome the crowds this Saturday (4 December) when Buxton FC plays in the FA Cup's second round and the town welcomes shoppers and socialisers enjoying the pre-Christmas season.

Free Saturday parking

Council offers gift of free parking this Christmas

With preparations for the festive season now well underway towns across the High Peak are gearing up to welcome shoppers and visitors during this busy period - and the Council is doing its bit by offering free parking on Saturdays from this weekend.

Climate change

Helping High Peak become carbon neutral

Hot on the heels of the COP26 UN climate change conference, the Borough Council has published plans to support communities across the High Peak to reduce emissions and prepare for a changing climate.

Coronavirus News

Residents survey aims to keep town centres vibrant

Keeping town centres alive and vibrant across the High Peak is a priority for the Borough Council - and key to this is asking local people what they want to see as places develop and evolve.

Councillors Damien Greenhalgh and Anthony Mckeown inspect plans for the Market Hall

Plans emerging for future of rejuvenated Glossop Halls

With work on the first phase of the transformation of Glossop Halls almost complete and plans for the future operations of the market taking shape, the Council continues to support traders in the busy build-up to Christmas.

Climate change

High Peak joins Race to Zero

High Peak has joined a global coalition of regions and cities aiming to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050 or sooner.

AES Operations Manager Dean Wilson and Councillor Jean Todd with a poppy-wearing vehicle.

Waste fleet wear poppies with pride

As the Royal British Legion marks 100 years of the poppy appeal, High Peak is once again showing its support for our Armed Forces past and present this November.

New waste fleet carbon emissions reduction

Investment in new waste vehicles drives carbon savings

Replacing older, less efficient waste and recycling collection vehicles with new ones featuring the latest engine technology has helped High Peak save 88 tonnes in carbon emissions - the equivalent of taking two refuse collection vehicles off the roads every year.

Councillor Damien Greenhalgh and Club representative Terry Brown in the nets at Charlesworth Cricket Club

Council goes in to bat for improved cricket facilities

Three High Peak cricket clubs have been bowled over after receiving grants from the Borough Council to help improve facilities at their grounds.

Climate change

Reducing our carbon footprint in High Peak

One of the hot topics world leaders attending the UN's climate change crisis in Glasgow will discuss is how to reduce carbon emissions - and here in High Peak the Council has set a target of being net zero by 2030.

Councillor Damien Greenhalgh and Tref Jones from AES raise this year's flag

Memorial Park retains Green Flag in record breaking year

As the Green Flag Award marks 25 years of excellence, Whaley Bridge's Memorial Park has once again been honoured - one of a record number of 2,127 parks and green spaces to be recognised.

Waste vehicle displaying one of the names chosen by local school children

Pupils recycle famous names for new waste vehicles

Primary school pupils from across the High Peak took famous faces as their inspiration when they were asked to help name the new fleet of waste and recycling collection vehicles.

Greater Manchester Clean Air Zone

Manchester clean air plan - Council urges local awareness

If you travel from High Peak into Greater Manchester you may see signs and enforcement cameras being installed as the area gets ready for the introduction of the Clean Air Zone which is set to come into force next year.

Climate change

Taking action on climate change in High Peak

In November the eyes of the world will be on the UK when it hosts COP26 - the United Nations climate change conference - and here in the High Peak the Borough Council is working to support everyone who lives and works locally to do their bit to help.

Recycle Week 2021

High Peak residents urged to 'Step It Up' this Recycle Week

It's Recycle Week this week and the Borough Council has joined forces with Recycle Now to ask residents to 'Step It Up' by taking action to protect our environment through even better recycling habits.

Pump Track Bankswood

Gearing up for brand new pump track in Hadfield

With interest in cycling and BMX sports riding high following this summer's Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo, news that funding has been secured for a state-of-the-art pump track in Hadfield's Bankswood Park couldn't have come at a better time.

Councillor Damien Greenhalgh, Master Craftsman Andy Oldfield, John Baker from the Royal British Legion and Park Ranger Trefor Jones at the Cenotaph

Whaley Bridge Cenotaph restoration unveiled

The Cenotaph in the Memorial Park in Whaley Bridge has been officially unveiled after an £38,700 restoration project following damage which was caused by a falling tree.

W.A.R on fly-tipping

High Peak goes to W.A.R on fly-tipping

Illegally dumped rubbish blights our environment and costs local taxpayer tens of thousands of pounds to investigate and clear up - so the Borough Council and its waste partners at AES are going to W.A.R on fly-tipping in the High Peak.

Coronavirus News

Buxton's Market Street depot site set to be redeveloped

The future of the Council's Market Street depot site is set to be considered as the site will be marketed for sale to enable redevelopment of the area to take place.

Councillor Damien Greenhalgh with the Town Hall in the background

Security stepped up following Town Hall break-ins

Security has been tightened at the historic Glossop Halls following recent break-ins at the complex which is currently undergoing a £7 million transformation project.

Coronavirus News

Work underway to extend Glossop cemetery

Specialist consultants have been appointed by the Borough Council to oversee the work now underway to extend Glossop cemetery.

Love Parks Week 2021

Show the love for High Peak's parks this summer

It's national Love Parks Week this week and with green spaces offering so many people a lifeline during Covid, the Borough Council is calling on visitors to help keep them special places.

HP News

Caution urged as Covid restrictions ease

With Covid restrictions set to end on Monday, people and businesses across the High Peak are being urged to minimise their risks of infection.

100 Birthday Mayor

Former Mayoress celebrates her centenary

Former High Peak Mayoress Margaret White has celebrated her centenary with a visit from the current Mayor.

Climate Change Action Plan part one

Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions published

Clear measures for reducing greenhouse gas emissions related to Council activities across the High Peak have been published in the Climate Change Action Plan.

Mayor and Mayoress Councillor Paul and Mrs Mary Hardy

High Peak says thanks to NHS and frontline workers

Monday 5 July will see the nation come together to say thank you to NHS, social care and frontline workers on what will be the first of an annual day to show our gratitude to them and to remember all those who have lost their lives to Covid.

Glossop Town Hall

Work to transform Glossop Halls well underway

Good progress is being made on the ambitious project to return Glossop's heritage halls to full use - the catalyst in the Borough Council's regeneration plans for the town.

Coronavirus News

Council plans round two bid for Levelling Up funding

The Council has confirmed it will be submitting a Levelling Up Fund bid in round two and responded to allegations that it missed the deadline for round one.

Historic England

£100k cultural programme to revive Buxton high street

The announcement of a £100,000 grant for a 3 year cultural programme to celebrate the heritage of Buxton's Spring Gardens couldn't come at a better time.

Future High Streets Fund image - credit Pam Smart

Buxton secures £6.6m for town centre transformation

Buxton's £6.6 million bid for external funding to transform the town centre and build a high street for the future has been successful.

Coronavirus News

Have your say on Buxton water planning document

Views are being sought on a draft planning document aimed at protecting the quality and quantity of mineral waters sources in Buxton and the water in the River Wye.

Mayor and Mayoress 2021/22

High Peak chooses Mayor and Deputy for coming year

High Peak's Mayor and Deputy Mayor for 2021/22 have been appointed.

Coronavirus News

Protection Orders approved to try and stop wildfires

Lighting fires, barbecues, fireworks and Chinese lanterns has been banned to help prevent wildfires at high-risk locations in the High Peak.

Keep recycling

High Peak residents recycling half their waste

Residents in the High Peak are now recycling more of than half of their waste - the second best result in Derbyshire and fifth overall in the wider East Midlands region.

Duke of Edinburgh 2 - credit Jamie McCaffrey

The Duke of Edinburgh 1921 - 2021

Following the announcement today of the death of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, the Mayor of High Peak, Councillor Ed Kelly, and the Leader of the Council, Councillor Anthony Mckeown, have paid tribute.

Memorial trees

Covid memorial trees to be planted in High Peak

As the nation marks the one year anniversary of the first Covid lockdown, the Borough Council has announced it will be planting memorial trees to mark the losses that people in the High Peak have suffered as a result of the pandemic.

Launching the walking leaflets at the canal basin in Whaley Bridge

Walking for wellbeing in High Peak's historic towns

Walking is one of the activities we've all been able to enjoy despite the Covid restrictions and a new suite of leaflets has been launched to encourage people to explore the central area of High Peak on foot.

One of the new bus shelters in Whaley Bridge

New town amenities point to a warm Whaley welcome

With Spring just around the corner and the prospect of Covid restrictions beginning to slowly ease, investment in new amenities in Whaley Bridge to help boost tourism and encourage people to take a fresh look at their town has come at just the right time.

Images show progress with work on the Cenotaph cross

New images showcase Whaley Bridge Cenotaph restoration

A multi-skilled team of specialist stonemasons has released new photos showcasing their work on the restoration of the Cenotaph in Whaley Bridge's Memorial Park.

Census 2021

Council encourages people to complete Census 2021

Census 2021 is taking place on 21 March and households across High Peak are being encouraged to make sure they complete the survey.

Arts survey

Arts and culture forum in the frame to aid Covid recovery

High Peak has long been associated with the arts and culture and the Borough Council and CVS have launched a joint survey aimed at safeguarding the future of local groups, venues and events post-Covid.

Business financial support

New hardship grant launched as over £35m now paid to businesses

New Covid hardship grants to support High Peak businesses who aren't eligible for help from the mandatory or discretionary schemes have been launched by the Borough Council - as latest figures show over £35m has now been paid out to local businesses.

Coronavirus News

Council sets budget for coming year

High Peak Borough Council has set its budget for providing essential services at £11.6m for the coming year.

Share your views on Hogshaw

Council announces intention to sell land at Hogshaw

The proposed sale of land at Hogshaw in Buxton for new homes, play facilities and open space has been announced by High Peak Borough Council.

Future High Streets Fund image - credit Pam Smart

Public survey to help set high street priorities

Plans to transform Buxton's Spring Gardens are being reviewed after provisional funding of £6.6 million was announced at Christmas - and the Council wants the public to help set the priorities for how it will be spent.

Coronavirus News

Covid ambassadors helping to keep High Peak safe

Every action counts as we all work together to protect each other from the spread of coronavirus - and in the High Peak our Covid Ambassadors are playing a key role in supporting local businesses to ensure they are operating safely.

Keeping the High Peak Clean

Council seeks to reduce wildfire risk in High Peak

Lighting fires, barbecues, fireworks and Chinese lanterns could be banned to help prevent wildfires at high-risk locations in the High Peak.

Manor Park play area

Have your say on our parks plans

High Peak's parks and green spaces are amongst the Borough's best loved places - and the Council now wants to hear your views on how they're managed, improved and developed in the future.

Coronavirus News

Chapel car park weekend closure to aid Covid vaccinations

Thornbrook Road car park in Chapel-en-le-Frith will be closed to general traffic this weekend to allow patients attending the neighbouring surgery for Covid vaccinations to park there.