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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.