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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.


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

Coronavirus News

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.

Hoffman Quarry

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.

Fly tipping

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.

Senior sports team winner Buxton hockey Mens 1st 11

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.

Whitfield residents view the proposals

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.

Glossop Town Hall

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.

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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.

Keeping the High Peak Clean

Dropped cigarette costs Buxton woman £400

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

Electric vehicle charging point

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.

Real Christmas tree

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.

Dai Larner

High Peak says a fond farewell to long-serving Place Director Dai Larner

Whilst the name Dai Larner might not be that familiar to High Peakers many of the things he's worked on over the last 15 years certainly will be!

High Peak Sports Awards 2019

Put your High Peak sporting stars in the spotlight

Last weekend's Sports Personality of the Year saw the nation choose it's 2019 sporting heroes - but here in High Peak there's still time to make sure your local favourites get the recognition they deserve!

Christmas bin collection changes 2019

Changes to Christmas bin collections online now

Christmas is almost here and whatever you have planned this year remembering any changes to bin collections is probably the last thing on your list!

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Give us your feedback on our four-year financial plan

The Council will be setting its budget for 2020/21 in February this year. This involves updating the Medium Term Financial Plan (MTFP) for the next four years

Poppy appeal 2019

Council goes visible with poppy appeal support

This year's poppy appeal is going undercover - but here in the High Peak we're going very visible with our support for the annual campaign to raise funds for the Armed Forces past and present.

Vandalised benches at Manor Park

Vandalism only strengthens park partnerships

Work to repair four benches at Glossop's Manor Park is already underway after they were vandalised earlier this week.

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Council agrees long lease with Serpentine Community Farm

The future of the Serpentine Community Farm (SCF) in Buxton has been secured for at least a quarter of a century after the Borough Council agreed to grant a new lease.

Glossop Town Hall

Glossop Market Hall roof replacement given green light

Glossop Market Hall and Municipal Buildings roofs will be replaced next year after the Council gave the green light to proposals for further investment in the town's heritage buildings.

Cigarette litter

Dropped cigarette proves costly for Buxton man

A Harpur Hill man who dropped a cigarette butt in Peak Dale has been fined £450 after he failed to pay a fixed penalty charge issued at the time of the offence.

High Peak Climate Change

Climate change at heart of Council's plans for High Peak

Supporting local people by building more Council houses, increasing apprenticeships, creating thriving town centres and protecting the environment are at the heart of High Peak Borough Council's plans for the coming four years.

John Pritchard

Honorary Freeman of Borough award for former Mayor

A former Mayor and High Peak Borough councillor who has served the community of Whaley Bridge for almost half a century is set to be made an Honorary Freeman of the Borough.

Recycling food waste

Food recycling trial extended in High Peak

The food recycling trial in parts of Buxton and Glossop - which sees three tonnes of food waste per week turned into compost - has been extended until Spring next year.

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Glossop Market Hall set to benefit from investment

Glossop's Market Hall is set to be next in line for investment as part of the Borough Council's multi-million pound project to repair, restore and safeguard the town's heritage halls.

Recycle Week 2019

Getting recycling right in High Peak

It's Recycle Week this week and the Borough Council is encouraging everyone to take a look at what they're throwing away and check whether any of those items could actually be recycled.

Spring Gardens Buxton

Buxton's Heritage regeneration in Action

Buxton has been selected as one of just 69 towns across the country to share in a £95 million fund to revive the special characteristics of historic high streets.

Swimming lessons

Swimming lessons boost in High Peak

Taking the plunge and learning to swim will get a little easier from next week when a new timetable of lessons is introduced at pools across the High Peak.

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More funding for Whaley Bridge community and businesses

Funding of £150,000 has been announced to help Whaley Bridge get back on its feet following the Toddbrook Dam incident - with a further £100,000 for businesses.

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Statement: Toddbrook Reservoir and Flooding thoughout High Peak from High Peak Borough Council

Statement from Cllr Anthony McKeown, Leader of High Peak Borough Council and Simon Baker, Chief Executive Officer.

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Council seeking weed control alternatives for parks and open spaces

High Peak Borough Council is actively exploring alternative ways to control weeds in its parks and open spaces following public concerns

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Canvass of High Peak electors now underway

Forms are now being delivered across the High Peak asking households to confirm the names of people living at the address who are registered to vote.

Memorial Park's Green Flag for 2019-20

High five as Memorial Park awarded Green Flag again

Supporters of Whaley Bridge's Memorial Park are celebrating again after it was awarded a Green Flag - the badge of excellence for parks and green spaces - for the fifth year running.

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

Bid to transform Buxton town centre through to stage two

Buxton's bid to regenerate the town centre has been selected to progress to the next stage of a multi-million pound national fund to transform high streets and make them fit for the future.

Tenant engagement events July 2019

Tenants urged to help shape Council housing services

Housing tenants across the High Peak are being invited to get more involved in helping to shape Council services.

Keeping the High Peak Clean

Three fined for dog fouling and littering in High Peak

Three people have been fined hundreds of pounds by magistrates for dog fouling and littering offences in the High Peak.

Manor Park play area

Lottery funding boost for Glossop's Manor Park

Lottery funding of £10,000 means two new pieces of accessible play equipment will be installed at Glossop's Manor Park before the school summer holidays.

Small electricals recycling

Changes ahead for recycling small electrical items

Free collections of unwanted small electrical items will now take place fortnightly across the High Peak to provide a reliable service for all residents.

Bench Road play area

Community celebrates new Bench Road community park

Fairfield residents came together to celebrate the power of partnerships as the newly refurbished play area and new outdoor fitness area at Bench Road were officially opened.

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Councils statement of accounts 2018-19 published

Find out more information on our statement of accounts 2018-19

Have your say

Neighbourhood Plan planned for Hayfield

Hayfield Parish Council has taken the first steps towards preparing a Neighbourhood Plan for the village - and your views are now being sought.

Spring Clean

High Peak geared up for Great British Spring Clean

Communities across the country are taking part in the Great British Spring Clean which started this month - and the Borough Council is supporting High Peak residents who want to get involved.

Victoria Hall

Doors at Glossop's Victoria Hall to re-open next month

Glossop's heritage buildings, including Victoria Hall, are set to play a key role in the future vision for the town as a centre for the creative industries and arts.

Cllr Ashton with Volunteer of the Year Helen Thornhill

Celebrating High Peak's sporting heroes

Celebrating sporting success in fields as diverse as kickboxing and cyclocross took centre stage at the High Peak Sports Awards.

Glossop Town Hall roof

Raising the roof at Glossop Town Hall

Work to replace the roof at Glossop Town Hall and repair the clock - one of the most recognisable features of the town centre - is progressing well.

Simmondley Dog Watch

Dog Watch launches in Simmondley

Dog owners in Simmondley are being urged to clean up after their pets following concerns about fouling in the area.

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Community hubs to make activity easier for all

Plans for 'community hubs' to help increase opportunities and places for High Peak people to take part in physical activity will form a key part of new plans for the management and operation of leisure services in the Borough.