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Council to seek more views on New Mills Leisure Centre

High Peak Borough Council is planning to invest in improving the facilities at New Mills Leisure Centre as part of its wider leisure transformation programme - and has pledged that local views will help shape decisions on what is delivered.

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High Peak Borough Council membership with the Institute of Customer Services

At High Peak Borough Council we make sure our customers are at the heart of everything we do.

Councillor Jean Todd and Councillor Damien Greenhalgh at Buxton Leisure Centre

Reducing carbon emissions at Buxton pool

Work to install measures to reduce carbon emissions at Buxton Pool and Fitness Centre by 140 tonnes a year is now well underway.

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Footpath improvements at Temple Fields

Work is underway to improve the footpath network at Temple Fields in Buxton as part of the Walk and Ride network identified in the travel plan for the town.

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Council confirms Buxton Halls will not house asylum seekers

High Peak Borough Council has welcomed confirmation from the Home Office that High Peak Halls in Buxton will not be used to accommodate asylum seekers.

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Keeping wildlife wild at the Pavilion Gardens

Plans to help strike a balance between visitors and the waterfowl at Buxton's Pavilion Gardens have been announced by High Peak Borough Council.

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Diseased trees at Harehills Park will be replaced

Essential work to remove dead or diseased trees in Harehills Park in Glossop has started - with the Borough Council pledging to work with the local community on its replanting plans.

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Whaley Bridge Neighbourhood Plan adopted by Council

The Neighbourhood Plan for Whaley Bridge has now been 'made' - formally adopted - by High Peak Borough Council and forms part of the development plans used to determine planning applications in the town.

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Memorial safety testing set to start in High Peak cemeteries

Ensuring the safety of everyone visiting or working in cemeteries across the High Peak is a priority for the Borough Council.

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Council sets budget for essential services

High Peak Borough Council has set its budget for providing essential services at £13.9m for the coming year - and agreed to continue support with council tax for households on the lowest incomes.

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'Tis the season to check your bin collections

Christmas is a busy enough time without having to remember any changes to your bin collections as well - and the Council's online bin checker means you don't have to!

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Council sets out vision for High Peak for next four years

High Peak Borough Council has set out its aims and priorities for the next four years - reflecting the priorities of residents and businesses.

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Christmas shopping - and parking - all wrapped up

Parking will be free again this year on every Saturday in December in all Borough Council car parks to give shoppers and businesses a boost over the festive season.

Louise Lee and Councillor Anthony Mckeown signed the Protocol at the Buxton CAB office.

Council joins CAB Council Tax Protocol

High Peak Borough Council has signed up to the Citizens Advice Council Tax Protocol.

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Help shape future development in Whaley Bridge

Residents in Whaley Bridge will be able to have their say on the future development of the town when a referendum on a planning document takes place in December.

High Peak Mayor Councillor Peter Inman, AES Business Services Manager Mike Abbot, Executive Councillor for Climate Change and Environment Jean Todd and AES Regional Operations Manager Lisa Selby

Council and AES proud to support annual poppy appeal

The Royal British Legion has launched this year's poppy appeal to ensure the contribution of service men and women is never forgotten

Councillor Damien Greenhalgh with the newly reinstated urn on The Slopes in Buxton.

Missing Slopes monument retURNs

The missing urn on Buxton's Slopes has been reinstated in its original location after the Council commissioned stone specialists to carve a new urn to replace the damaged one.

The Space - formerly the Track and Trail unit - on Spring Gardens

The Space now available for community use

Revitalising Buxton is one the key priorities for High Peak Borough Council - and finding new, innovative and diverse uses for vacant shop units is one of the ways of doing just that.

The play area at Harpur Hill

New equipment now being installed at two play areas

Work is taking place this week to install new play equipment - including items accessible to everyone - at two High Peak play areas.

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Survey puts Council services in the spotlight

High Peak Borough Council is committed to improving public services and the quality of life for everyone who lives here.

Councillor Damien Greenhalgh launched the Move More Strategy at the Pavilion Gardens in Buxton where he was joined by a local running group.

Residents invited to Move More every day to boost health

The benefits of moving more for our physical and mental health are well known - and the Borough Council and its partners are inviting individuals, communities and organisations across the High Peak to boost their health and wellbeing by building movement into their daily lives and joining the Movement for Movement.

Councillor Damien Greenhalgh in front of the shops on Spring Gardens

Back to the future as historic new shop fronts unveiled

The transformation of historic buildings in Buxton town centre is gathering pace as two restored shop fronts are unveiled on Spring Gardens.

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More support with council tax to help with cost of living

Almost 2,000 High Peak residents will receive extra help with their council tax after the Borough Council announced it will be further discounting bills for the most vulnerable households.

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Six new grants for businesses and communities now open

High Peak Borough Council has launched six new grants for local businesses and communities and is now inviting applications.

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Council publishes asylum centre application response letter

High Peak Borough Council has published a letter on its website to address some of the mis-understandings and mis-information that have been circulating about the withdrawn application by the University of Derby to use High Peak Halls as an asylum seekers dispersal centre.

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University withdraws asylum centre application

High Peak Borough Council's Development Control Committee due to take place today has been cancelled after the University of Derby withdrew its application for a Certificate of Lawful Development to use High Peak Halls as an asylum seekers dispersal centre.

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Sharing the love for Ashwood Park

It's Love Parks week and the Borough Council is showing its love for Buxton's Ashwood Park by publishing its plans for caring for and enhancing the park over the next ten years.

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Planning meeting to discuss University Halls deferred

Proposals by the University of Derby to use their former halls of residence in Buxton as an Asylum Seekers Dispersal Centre will now be considered by High Peak Borough Council on Monday 7 August.

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Community Lottery tickets now on sale

Tickets are now on sale for the new High Peak Community Lottery - the exciting fundraising initiative launched by the Borough Council which is set to benefit community groups and organisations across the High Peak.

Councillor Rob Baker (centre) with Club Secretary Craig Woodward (left) and Treasurer John Eary (right).

Tennis court resurfacing project serves up a winning result

With the annual Wimbledon championships now underway interest in tennis will be high - so the resurfacing of the courts at New Mills Tennis Club couldn't have come at a better time.

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Heritage at the heart of Buxton's regeneration

Evoking scenes from the past may at first seem at odds with the creation of a fit-for-the-future town centre - but it's just one element of the multi-million pound regeneration of Buxton's Spring Gardens.

View of the High Peak countryside - credit Visit Peak District District and Derbyshire

Do your bit to help prevent wildfires this summer

With summer now well and truly upon us, the Borough Council is reminding people that lighting fires, barbecues, fireworks and Chinese lanterns has been banned to help prevent wildfires at high-risk locations in the High Peak.

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Grants to get green schemes going in High Peak

Grants to help schemes and ideas to address climate change get off the ground in the High Peak are now available.

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High Peak Community Lottery set to launch

Good causes across the High Peak are set to benefit from the Community Lottery - an exciting new fundraising initiative being launched by the Borough Council.

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Council condemns Pride display destruction

Vandalism of the Pride flag and bunting at the Memorial Park in Whaley Bridge has been strongly condemned by the Borough Council.

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June is environment month in High Peak

Next week is 'Great Big Green Week' where people are encouraged to share what inspires them to tackle climate change and protect nature - but that's not the only green activity taking place in June.

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Have your say on Whaley Bridge Neighbourhood Plan

Members of the public are now invited to share their views on proposed planning policies in the Whaley Bridge Neighbourhood Plan which will help to shape future development in the town.


£1.4m project to reduce carbon emissions at Buxton pool

Carbon emissions generated by Buxton Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre are set to fall thanks to a £1.4mllion project to improve energy efficiency and reduce the building's impact on the environment.

View of the High Peak countryside - credit Visit Peak District District and Derbyshire

Unlocking tourism potential in the High Peak

High Peak Borough Council has set out its vision for the role tourism can play in unlocking the area's potential - boosting both the Borough's reputation and the local economy.

Photo of Councillor Damien Greenhalgh with one of the ticket machines that are set to be replaced

New energy efficient ticket machines for Council car parks

New more user-friendly and energy-efficient pay and display machines will be installed at 18 car parks across the High Peak.

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Work starts on new Whaley play area

Work to install brand new play equipment at Jodrell Road in Whaley Bridge is now underway.

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Coronation fund set up for High Peak celebrations

With the coronation of the King and Queen Consort fast approaching, the Borough Council has launched a grant fund for those planning local celebratory events to mark the historic occasion.

Council Leader Councillor Anthony Mckeown, High Peak Mayor Councillor Ollie Cross, and Deputy Leader Councillor Damien Greenhalgh cut the ribbon to officially re-open the Conservatory and the Pavilion Gardens.

£3.5m restoration secures Pavilion Gardens future

The £3.5m restoration of the buildings at Buxton's Pavilion Gardens is now complete safeguarding the future of this historic leisure venue for generations to come.

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First wave of shared prosperity grants now open

High Peak Borough Council is inviting applications for the first grants and funding opportunities to be made available from the £2.4m UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

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Council tax set and new support scheme launched

High Peak Borough Council has set its budget for providing essential services at £12.5m for the coming year - and agreed to provide more support with council tax to households on the lowest incomes.

Photo of Councillors Anthony Mckeown and Damien Greenhalgh (left and right) with Buxton Markets CiC Director Caitlin Bisknell and Director and stall holder Bev Thompson.

Council shows support for Buxton market

Leaders at High Peak Borough Council are offering practical support to Buxton market after organisers feared its future may be in doubt following repeated acts of vandalism to the float and trailers.

Group photo with Councillors Anthony Mckeown (centre) and Damien Greenhalgh (to his left) at The Springs

Council buys Springs to unlock town centre redevelopment

High Peak Borough Council has bought The Springs shopping centre in Buxton - the catalyst that will kick-start the redevelopment of the town centre and a key milestone in the Future High Streets project.

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Disappointment as Glossop misses out on Levelling Up funding

High Peak Borough Council's bid for Levelling Up funding to provide new leisure and wellbeing and enhanced cultural facilities for Glossop has been unsuccessful.

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Views sought on High Peak planning documents

Members of the public are being invited to comment on planning issues which will shape the future development of the High Peak.

Photo of Marisa Wilkinson from AES, Councillor Jean Todd and Jason Taylor from AES presenting Emily Wentworth with her prize.

Harpur Hill pupil wins recycling competition

Harpur Hill pupil Emily Wentworth's recycling knowledge has netted her £50 worth of shopping vouchers after she won a competition for schools across the High Peak.

Construction of the roundabout on the A6 at Fairfield Common

A6 roundabout works almost complete

Work on the new roundabout on the A6 at Fairfield Common is almost complete and the traffic lights and site compound will be removed before Christmas.

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£2.4m to help High Peak prosper

High Peak Borough Council has welcomed the announcement that funding of up to £2.4m is set to be invested in increasing life chances for residents and helping to build pride in place.

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'Tis the season to check your bin collections

With Christmas fast approaching there's enough to do without trying to remember if there will be any changes to bin collections - and the Council's online bin checker means you don't have to!

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Grants to help make High Peak homes warmer

As energy price rises take effect, grant-funded schemes to help home owners and private renters improve energy efficiency and reduce bills are available in the High Peak.

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Free parking this festive season in High Peak

Free parking is once again being offered in Borough Council car parks in the run-up to Christmas in a boost for shoppers and businesses.

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Council Tax Reduction Scheme - we want your views

Plans to provide additional support to households on the lowest incomes are amongst the changes being proposed to the Council Tax Reduction Scheme - and High Peak Borough Council now wants to hear what you think.

Jason Taylor from AES speaking to an attendee about recycling

Sharing ideas for a greener High Peak

Groups and individuals with an interest in tackling climate change in High Peak came together to share information and ideas at an event organised by the Borough Council recently.

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Welcoming spaces this winter in High Peak

With winter approaching, and as the cost of living and energy price hikes continue, local groups and organisations are providing places where people can go and keep warm.

Councillor Jean Todd with pupil Vinny and Jason Taylor from AES

Pupils enjoy recycling workshop in a bin wagon

Pupils at primary schools across the High Peak have taken part in recycling workshops in a classroom with a difference - a converted waste collection vehicle

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Main work to transform Glossop Halls set to start

The main construction work to Glossop's heritage halls is set to start this week.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Fairfield roundabout preparatory work gets green light

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

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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.

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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.