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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.

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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.

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Tier 4 restrictions in place in High Peak

From today (Thursday 31 December) High Peak, along with the rest of Derbyshire and many other areas of England, will be subject to the highest Tier 4 restrictions aimed at limiting the spread of coronavirus.

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Wet-led pub grants now open for applications

High Peak pubs that predominantly serve alcohol can now apply for the Christmas Support Grant Payment to compensate them for the impact of closure over the festive period due to Covid restrictions.

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Council welcomes £2m to transform Glossop's Halls

Once-in-a-generation plans to transform Glossop's heritage halls - the central element of the town's regeneration - are set to go ahead after the project received £2m in funding from the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership via their Getting Building Fund allocation.

Christmas bin collections 2020

Christmas bin collection dates - check online now

Christmas is a busy enough time in any year and especially so this year with the Covid restrictions to factor in - so remembering any changes to your bin collections is probably not high on your list!

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Tackling ASB at the Pavilion Gardens

Partnership work is underway between the Council and the Police to tackle recent incidents of anti-social behaviour at the Pavilion Gardens in Buxton.

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Grant applications now open to more High Peak businesses

More grants for High Peak businesses affected by the restrictions in force to control the spread of Covid have now opened for applications.

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High Peak prepares for very high Covid alert category

Communities and businesses across the High Peak will move into the very high alert Covid category when lockdown 2 ends this week.

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Covid business support grants - applications now open

Businesses in the High Peak that have been forced to close during lockdown 2, and those that haven't yet been able to re-open since the first lockdown, can now apply to the Borough Council for financial help.

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Have your say on a possible neighbourhood plan for Buxton

Buxton could be designated a neighbourhood area under proposals being put forward by a group of local residents - and the Borough Council is asking what people think of the plans.

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High Peak offers helping hand with personal care items

Personal care items including toiletries and sanitary products will be distributed to those in need in High Peak thanks to the Borough Council.

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Council approves new laws to help prevent dog nuisance

Public Space Protection Orders to keep the High Peak free from dog fouling and nuisance dogs have been approved by the Borough Council.

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Bringing Covid rate down key to unlocking things we love

Lockdown 2 has meant the return to tougher restrictions on our social lives and many shops, hospitality and sports and leisure facilities across the High Peak being forced to close to help bring the Covid infection rate down.

Remembrance Sunday 2020

Council thanks community for remembering safely this year

As the nation prepares to fall silent on Armistice Day to honour our Armed Forces past and present, the Mayor of High Peak has thanked local communities for remembering at home.

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Council urges people to stay safe during lockdown

With England entering a second lockdown period from today (Thursday 5 November), the Council is urging people to follow the rules, reduce the infection rate and keep themselves safe over the next four weeks.

Poppy appeal 2019

Council supports annual Poppy Appeal

Whilst remembrance events this year will be different due to Covid one thing remains constant - the Council's support for the annual Poppy appeal.

Green Flag ceremony in summer 2019 - taken before the current Covid restrictions

Sixth Green Flag award for Memorial Park

The 'rule of six' has a happy interpretation for the Memorial Park in Whaley Bridge which has been awarded a Green Flag of excellence for the sixth successive year.

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High Peak moves into the Covid high alert category

The whole of High Peak is set to join Glossopdale in Tier 2 - the high alert Covid category - from 00.01 on Saturday 31 October.

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High Peak steps up to the plate this half term

Individuals, voluntary groups and businesses from across the High Peak have come out in force this week to ensure that children and families don't suffer from hunger during half term.

Remembrance Sunday - Remember at Home

High Peak urged to Remember at Home this November

People across the High Peak are being asked to mark Remembrance Sunday safely from their homes this year as efforts to control the spread of coronavirus continue.

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Alliance councils welcome new Chief Executive

Andrew Stokes has been appointed Chief Executive of the alliance authorities High Peak Borough Council and Staffordshire Moorlands District Council.

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Glossopdale urged to act now to stop more Covid restrictions

People living and working in Glossopdale are being urged to protect friends and family from Covid-19 and do their bit to help keep local businesses open after the area was placed in the 'high' alert category in the new England-wide three-tier system.

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Self isolation support payment - applications now open

Eligible individuals in the High Peak who are entitled to a Test and Trace support payment or discretionary support payment of £500 can now apply online. This is to support people on low incomes who are unable to work from home if they are told to self isolate by NHS Test and Trace and will lose income as a result.

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No events on Council land to help stop spread of virus

Calendars are usually filling up with seasonal events at this time of year but things are going to be different this autumn and winter following a decision not to allow public events on Council land.

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Extra restrictions for areas of High Peak

Extra restrictions will be imposed across parts of the High Peak after a surge in coronavirus cases, it has been announced today

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Glossop Market to re-open in Arcade

Glossop's indoor and outdoor markets are set to be reunited again as indoor traders take up residence in their new temporary home in the Town Hall Arcade.

Recycle Week 2020

Renew your resolve to recycle this week

This week is Recycle Week and - as we're recycling more than ever - it's the perfect time to say a big thank you to everyone for helping High Peak increase our rates to over 50% for the first time.

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Glossop pool to re-open next week

Glossop swimming pool will re-open next week following the enforced closure due to Covid-19 and a programme of repairs to the pool lining.

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Resurfacing of Council car parks set to start this week

Off-street car parks across the High Peak are to be resurfaced this autumn - starting with three Buxton locations this week.

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Audit of Accounts

The Council's Audit of Accounts for the year ending 31 March 2020 is now available for public inspection.

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Council and Creative Trust transforming Glossop together

Glossop Creative Trust has been awarded funding of £15,000 to support town centre regeneration as the formal partnership between the group and the Council is announced.

Great British September Clean

Help keep the High Peak clean this September

Groups and communities across the UK are gearing up for the Great British September Clean - and residents in High Peak are being encouraged to get involved!

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Swimming pools to re-open in High Peak

High Peak swimming pools will begin a phased re-opening next week following the necessary closure due to Covid-19.

Councillor Damien Greenhalgh with some the Junior Friends and Friends groups.

Fundraising youngsters at the top on sliding success scale

If fundraising efforts were ranked on a sliding scale enterprising youngsters in Whaley Bridge would be at the top after raising £3,000 for a new slide in the Memorial Park.

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Council seeks to protect public spaces with new orders

Measures to keep public spaces across the High Peak free from dog fouling and nuisance dogs are being considered.

Councillors Damien Greenhalgh and Graham Oakley with contractors John Atkinson and Brad Martin

New Whitfield play area shapes up

Work on the new £90,000 play area in Whitfield is progressing well with contractors expecting to be finished in the next few days.

Councillors Anthony Mckeown and Damien Greenhalgh on the Market ground in Glossop

£2 million earmarked to transform Glossop Halls

Ambitious plans to transform Glossop's heritage halls - the central element of the town's regeneration - have been shortlisted to receive £2.078 million funding.

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Residents urged to 'eat out to help out' this August

Being able to eat out with friends or family is back on the menu again - and this month there's the added bonus of up to 50% off the bill at many High Peak cafes, restaurants, pubs and hotels.

Glossop Town Hall

Arcade location preferred for temporary Glossop market

Plans to keep a temporary market in Glossop close to the current site in the town centre now look set to happen following discussions with traders.

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Disappointment Buxton not chosen as Nightingale Court

High Peak Borough Council has expressed its disappointment that Buxton has not been chosen as a venue for a 'Nightingale Court.'

Recycling rates now over 50%

Recycling rates in High Peak now over 50%

High Peak's recycling rates have hit over 50% for the first time - with the latest figures showing an increase of almost 2%.

Buxton town centre - credit Derby and Derbyshire Economic Partnership and Derbyshire County Council

Putting Buxton's heritage in the frame

Photographers will be out and about in Buxton town centre in the coming weeks capturing images of the main shopping area's historic - and more modern - buildings before a scheme to improve their appearance gets underway.

Leisure centres re-opening 25 July

High Peak leisure centres set for phased re-opening

Leisure centres across the High Peak are set to start a phased re-opening from Saturday 25 July with enhanced measures in place to ensure they are Covid-secure.

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Next round of 'heaven sent' business grants set to open!

Round two of a grant funding scheme for High Peak businesses - described by recent recipients as 'heaven sent' and as having 'saved my business' - is set to re-open for new applications on Friday (17 July).

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Plea to keep pavements clear to aid social distancing

With social distancing set to be a part of all our lives for the foreseeable future people across the High Peak are being urged to assist with this by keeping the pavement in front of their property clear of obstructions.

Whitfield play area as it is now

Work starts on new play area in Whitfield

Work on a £90,000 project to install new play equipment in Whitfield has started this week.

Glossop Town Hall

Time has come to repair Glossop's landmark clock

Long-planned repairs to Glossop's landmark clock are set to take place as the restrictions due to Covid-19 continue to ease.

Life with less plastic

Tips for living life with less plastic

With statistics showing that 80% of plastics in the world's oceans come from sources on the land, reducing our reliance on plastics - and particularly single use plastics - is something many people aspire to.

Glossop Juniors FC

£270k grants keep community organisations and clubs active

Being able to take part in team sports, community activities, exercise classes and visit the gym again is something so many people are looking forward to when the Covid-19 restrictions allow.

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Help shape the future of Whaley Bridge

A community volunteer-led group is calling for residents to have their say about the future of Whaley Bridge

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Plans being made for re-opening High Peak safely

Next week sees a further easing of the Covid-19 restrictions with more non-essential retail businesses opening their doors and towns and villages across High Peak gearing up to safely welcome back shoppers and visitors.

Litter at Hoffman Quarry

Agencies warn visitors to stay away from dangerous quarry

Community safety partners are reassuring residents in Harpur Hill that they will continue with measures to deter visitors to Hoffman Quarry this weekend despite the expected change to cooler, showery weather.

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High Peak says 'thank you' to volunteering heroes

Amongst the many things the Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted is the critical role volunteers play in their local communities.

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Discretionary business grant scheme launched

Small businesses experiencing a significant drop in income as a result of Covid-19 can now apply to High Peak Borough Council for a Discretionary Business Grant Fund.

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Agencies work together to deter 'blue lagoon' visitors

Residents in Harpur Hill are being assured that the High Peak Community Safety Partnership is working to put measures in place now to deter people from visiting Hoffman Quarry this weekend.

Glossop Town Hall

Contractor sought for Market Hall roof works

Further investment in Glossop's heritage halls is set to take place with work to replace the roofs at the Market Hall and Municipal Buildings getting underway when the current Covid-19 situation allows.

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Council rises to the challenges of Covid-19

The Government's lockdown announcement at the end of March meant an immediate change to all our lives - but the one constant is the support available to communities and businesses from the Borough Council.

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Helping to stop Covid-19 period poverty

With Coronavirus affecting the finances of many households, High Peak Borough Council is stepping in to help stop some women and girls suffering from period poverty.

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Residents urged not to fly-tip to support waste crews

Being at home more means more time for clear-outs and tidy-ups - and possibly extra household and garden waste - so High Peak Borough Council is reminding people to make sure they dispose of any waste responsibly.

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High Peak businesses receiving 'lifesaving' grants

Over a thousand High Peak businesses have received over £15.5 million pounds in grant funding to help them through the Coronavirus emergency - with hundreds more set for pay outs in the coming days.

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Council pledges to support communities through Coronavirus

With measures to stop the spread of Coronavirus affecting many aspects of our daily lives High Peak Borough Council is keen to reassure people that there is help and support available for residents and businesses.

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Council sets budget for coming year

High Peak Borough Council has set its budget for providing essential services at £10.8m for the coming year.

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Celebrating High Peak's sporting heroes

Celebrating sporting success in fields as diverse as wheelchair racing and youth bike trials to swimming and hockey took centre stage at the High Peak Sports Awards.

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Retirement of CEO

Joint statement from Cllr Anthony Mckeown and Cllr Sybil Ralphs MBE

Future High Streets Fund image - credit Pam Smart

Residents back plans to transform Buxton town centre

Two-thirds of people who shared their views on plans to transform Buxton town centre are in favour of the proposals - and High Peak Borough Council is thanking local residents and businesses for getting involved. Issued 10 March 2020

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Affordable home ownership in Buxton

If you'd love to own your own home but thought you couldn't afford to then a new housing development in Buxton might just change your mind.

Councillor Fiona Sloman

Ending period poverty in High Peak

High Peak councillors have agreed a range of measures to help eradicate period poverty in the Borough.

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Empty Homes Premium to increase.

From 1 April 2020 we will be increasing the Empty Homes Premium.

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HAGS bags the new Whitfield play area contract

Plans for a new play area in Whitfield have moved a step closer with the appointment of a specialist playground manufacturer to carry out the work.

Councillors Damien Greenhalgh and Anthony Mckeown view the proposals at the exhibition

Have your say on plans to transform Buxton town centre

Hundreds of people visited the Future High Street Fund exhibition on Saturday where plans for the transformation of Buxton town centre were unveiled.

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Council talking to traders about possible market locations

Talks have begun with traders at Glossop Market about possible options for the market to continue to operating when the hall temporarily closes on 30 April for essential structural works.

Councillors Jean Todd and Anthony Mckeown at the summit

High Peak comes together to tackle climate change

Around 50 people from groups and organisations with an interest in responding to the climate emergency took part in a summit recently to help identify and prioritise action areas for the High Peak.

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Working hard to prevent homelessness in High Peak

The number of people sleeping rough in the High Peak decreased significantly in the last quarter - and the Borough Council has pledged to use the recently announced funds for 2020/21 to continue this trend and maximise the impact it has to help individuals threatened with homelessness.

Future High Streets Fund image - credit Pam Smart

A vision of the future for Buxton town centre

A vision of the future for Buxton town centre is set to be revealed next month.

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Dropped cigarette costs Buxton woman £400

Dropping a cigarette end has cost a Buxton woman £400.

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Charge points set to spark interest in electric vehicles

Charging points for electric vehicles (EVs) are set to be installed at five locations across the High Peak by Spring this year.

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Start your recycling resolutions with your Christmas waste

As Twelfth Night fast approaches and we return to work and school after the festivities it's time to take the Christmas decorations down for another year.