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Graphic showing outcomes of the peer challenge review

Council 'well managed' and services 'value for money'

High Peak Borough Council delivers high-quality, low-cost services that are value for money and has been well managed over a number of years an independent review has found.

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Her Majesty The Queen 1926 - 2022

"It is with immense sadness that we learned of the news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II today. Throughout her unprecedented 70-year reign she has set the standard of dignified, unwavering public service and commitment to fulfilling her role with the good grace and good humour that stand as an enduring example to us all.

Councillor Damien Greenhalgh with staff and volunteers and this year's Green Flag

Memorial Park awarded Green Flag for 8th time

Supporters of the Memorial Park in Whaley Bridge are celebrating the gr-eight news that it has been awarded a prestigious Green Flag once again this year - one of a record number of 2,208 parks and green spaces to be recognised.

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Council bids to Level Up Glossop

New leisure and wellbeing and enhanced cultural facilities for Glossop are the focus of a £20m bid to the Levelling Up Fund being made by High Peak Borough Council.

Councillor Jean Todd and Jason Taylor from AES with the converted bin wagon

Schools offered recycling workshop in converted bin wagon

This autumn primary schools across the High Peak are being offered the chance to have a recycling workshop for pupils in a converted bin wagon.

Andrew Stokes, Chief Executive of Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, and Justin Galliford, Chief Executive of the Norse Group (standing) with (seated L-R) Staffordshire Moorlands District Council Deputy Leader, Councillor Mark Deaville, and Leader,

New company to provide Council property services

From today (Monday 4 July) a new company, Alliance Norse, will be responsible for improving and maintaining the Borough Council's buildings - including the homes it rents to tenants and its public buildings.


Pick-Fit collects more than just litter at MJ Awards

High Peak's Pick-Fit scheme, which encourages people to be active in their local community whilst reducing the scourge of litter, has been highly commended in the national MJ Awards.

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Buxton gears up to welcome Queen's Baton Relay

With the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games now just weeks away, Buxton is getting ready to host to the iconic Queen's Baton Relay.

Councillors Damien Greenhalgh and Graham Oakley at Whitfield Rec

Fancy being a Friend of Whitfield Rec?

If you love Whitfield's recreation ground and its green spaces and want to help see them improved as places everyone can enjoy, we want to hear from you!

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Step forward for better health

Walking is one of the simplest and most effective forms of exercise and it's easy to get started thanks to a developing network of local walks across the High Peak.

Councillor Damien Greenhalgh (second right) joined cyclists and volunteers at the new pump track in Bankswood Park

New pump track in Hadfield proving wheely popular

The new pump track in Bankswood Park is already being well used within weeks of opening to the public - and it's just the start of a programme of investment in enhanced facilities for children and young people and landscape improvements.

Climate change

Climate change - take part in our short survey

As part of its work to address the climate emergency the Borough Council has set a target of becoming carbon neutral across the High Peak by 2030 - and now wants to hear from you on the action plan that has been developed to help meet this target.

Coronavirus News

Fairfield Common roundabout work to start next week

Construction work on the new A6 roundabout at Fairfield Common will start next week.

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No Mow May to help High Peak wildlife

High Peak's bees, butterflies and wildlife will be given a boost this Spring as some green areas of the Borough are left uncut as part of the national #NoMowMay campaign.

Climate change

New grants now available for climate change projects

Our changing climate affects all of us and is something we all need to address - and a new funding scheme in the High Peak is aimed at supporting groups and individuals to do just that.

Coronavirus News

New events process now in place

Organisers who want to host events on Council land in the High Peak are being advised that a new application process has now been introduced.

Coronavirus News

Communications survey - share your views

The Council and key partners including Derbyshire County Council, NHS, The Bureau, High Peak CVS and Citizens Advice Derbyshire Districts, are keen to improve communications with our local communities.

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Take the #BigBagChallenge this Spring

Communities across the High Peak are being encouraged to join the #BigBagChallenge this Spring and help keep their local area free from litter.

Councillors Damien Greenhalgh and Jean Todd launch the Parks Strategy

Making High Peak's parks fit for the future

High Peak's parks and green spaces not only look beautiful, they are dedicated places to celebrate our heritage and culture, look after our health and wellbeing, to connect with nature and just enjoy being outdoors.

Food Waste Action Week 2022

Reducing food waste in High Peak

Food waste is expensive both for our household budgets and our environment - so Food Waste Action Week is the perfect time to break the habit and reduce the amount of food we throw away.

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Work starts on new Hadfield pump track

Work on a new pump track at Bankswood Park in Hadfield is now underway.

Coronavirus News

Council sets budget for coming year

High Peak Borough Council has set its budget for providing essential services at £11.8m for the coming year.

Business Support

Businesses affected by Omicron urged to apply for grants

With deadlines fast approaching, businesses are being urged to make sure they don't miss out on financial support to help with the impact of Omicron.

Coronavirus News

Fairfield roundabout preparatory work gets green light

Work to prepare for the construction of the A6 roundabout in Fairfield is underway.

Coronavirus News

Platinum Jubilee fund set up for High Peak celebrations

As the nation prepares to begin a year of celebrations to mark the Queen's historic 70-year reign, the Borough Council has launched a grant fund for those planning local events.

Councillors Damien Greenhalgh and Anthony Mckeown outside the Municipal Buildings

Next phase of works at Glossop Halls now underway

Resurfacing work at the car park at Glossop's Municipal Buildings is now underway with repairs to the Town Hall clock tower and windows also due to start in the coming weeks.

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.