WELCOME TO NEW MILLS TOWN COUNCIL
Updated 22nd March 2017
The Town Hall is open
9:00am to 5:00pm
Monday to Friday
The Town Hall rooms can be booked on other
occasions outside these hours
The Town Council Office is open
9:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday
Grit bins contact; County Council 01629 533 190
Refuse collection; Borough Council 01298 28400
The Registrar is available each weekday except Thursday, during
Town Hall opening hours.
Telephone 01629 533 686
To Register a Death you will need to make an appointment at Buxton (01298 25075)
Citizens Advice Centre Tuesday and Thursday
10:00am-12:00pm Drop in
12:00pm-2:00pm Appointments only
Call 0300 456 8390 to book an appointment or speak to an advisor
HIGH PEAK BOROUGH COUNCIL
New waste company won't affect services say Council
New arrangements for waste collections will not affect the level of service residents receive.
High Peak Borough Council made this pledge as it announced it has agreed in principle to establish a joint venture partnership with its strategic alliance partner Staffordshire Moorlands District Council and Ansa - a subsidiary of Cheshire East Council - to deliver waste collection, street cleaning, grounds maintenance and fleet management services.
Across High Peak and Staffordshire Moorlands, these services currently cost £8.2m - and savings of over £1m are expected as a result of the new arrangements.
Council Leader, Councillor Tony Ashton, said: "As always, we have had the provision of effective and efficient services for our esidents and businesses at the forefront of our minds."
"We believe that this innovative partnership, which will save £1.2m a year, offers the best value for money whilst safeguarding these essential services which people rely on."
"A key part of ensuring the success of the new company is ensuring the workforce is aware of and understands the changes and we are engaging with staff at every stage of this process."
Councillor, John Haken, Executive Councillor for Operational Services, said: "I want to reassure residents by saying very clearly that they will not experience any reduction in the level of service as a result of a different company collecting their waste."
"Thanks to the efforts of people across the High Peak we have seen an increase in the number of people recycling their waste at a time when rates nationally are falling. We want to see recycling rates continue to rise and we will be working closely with Ansa to ensure that we see improvements to both service and recycling performance."
It is ancticipated that the new company will take over services when the current contract with Veolia ends in August and more information will be provided for residents in advance.
HPBC Media Release Contact: Carolyn Sanders
Mobile: 07595 270937
Twitter: @High PeakBC
DOG FOULING IN NEW MILLS
New Mills Town Council have recently received a number of complaints regards dog fouling at various locations including childrens recreation areas.
All issues regarding this matter should be reported to High Peak Borough Council on 01298 28400. However, if you would like us to report the matter for you, we would need dates and times to establish a pattern of activity, so a Dog Warden can be requested to monitor a specified location.
Please telephone us on 01663 743434 or call in to the Town Hall to report your concerns regarding this matter.
DERBYSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE
STATION ROAD, FURNESS VALE
WHEN: 14 May 2017 Between 0010hrs & 0820hrs only.
WHERE: Close Station Road, Furness Vale from a point 50 meters north east of its junction with A6 Buxton Road for a distance of 50 meters in a north easterly direction.
Reason: To facilitate inspection of crossing.
ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: Station Road (from point of closure) - A6 Buxton Road - A6015 Albion Road - Church Road - Marsh Lane - Station Road (to point of closure) and Vice Versa.
Access will be maintained, wherever reasonably possible, on the affected length of road. The road will re-open as soon as the work is finished. This may be earlier than advertised.
Derbyshire County Council apologises fo any inconvenience caused while work takes place. Anyone needing further information should ring Call Derbyshire 01629 533190.
The County Council intends to make/has made an Order under Section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) to prohibit its use by traffic.
Mike Ashworth, Strategic Director - Econmomy, Transport and Communities, County Hall, MATLOCK, DE4 3AG.
DERBYSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
EMERGENCY TEMPORARY FOOTPATH CLOSURE
PUBLIC FOOTPATH NO.153
NEW MILLS PARISH
WHEN: 23 February 2017 to 22 August2017
WHERE: Public Footpath No.153 New Mills Parish at the stone slab bridge 30 meters from Laneside Road.
REASON: To facilitate public safety due to a defective bridge.
ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: There is no recommended alternative route.
Access will be maintaned, wherever reasonably possible, on the affected length of footpath. The footpath will re-open as soon as the work is finished. This may be earlier than advertised.
Derbyshire County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused while work takes place. Anyone needing further information should ring Call Derbyshire 01629 533190.
This notice is given under Section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) to prohibit its use by traffic.
Mike Ashworth, Strategic Director - Economy, Transport and Communities, County Hall, Matlock, DE4 3AG
DERBYSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
HELP OUR RECYCLING EFFORTS AND YOU COULD WIN £££S
Have you got any broken or unwanted electricals? Dig them out and take them to yor local wate recycling centre in the New Year for your chance to win one of fifteen £100 cash prizes. From hairdryers to hedge-trimmers, fairy lights to fridges and toasters to TV's there's a wide range of household appliances you can take to one of our recycling centres.
From 2 January until 19 February, you can exchange them for a golden ticket which could win you a cash prize of £100. The competition and campaign is being funded by Advantage Waste Brokers - the contractor which works on our behalf to collect and recycle electrical items taken to our recycling centres.
Find out more : www.derbyshire.gov.uk/electric
MILLENNIUM BRIDGE EARNS 2016 TRIPADVISOR
CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE
We are pleased to announce that the Millennium Bridge Walkway has been selected to received the 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, reflecting the consistently great reviews submitted by visitors to the area.
High Peak Borough Council
End of the road for High Peak recycling banks
The decision has been made as a result of ongoing issues of contamination and improper use of the facilities coupled with an overall drop in use.
Councillor John Haken, Executive Member for Operational Services at High Peak Borough Council, said "Unfortunately, the misuse of the bins and associated fly-tipping means the cost of continuing to service these facilities is disproportionate to the amount of recyclable material that is being collected."
"The Council operates an effective recycling and waste collection service for residents from their homes and most of the materials collected from these recycling sites can be recycled in the brown bin, green box and red bag. There has been a general decline in recycling centre use since the introduction of the brown bin service so we have taken the decision that there is no real need for additional facilities."
Last year the Council, recycled 43% of the total waste collected and provisional figures for 2015/16 show this has increased to 48.5%. However, the amount of un-recyclable material from the recycling sites reduces this figure. So removing the sites, and the contaminated material, will increase the overall recycling rate and help meet the 50% Government target.
All residents can continue to recycle a wide range of materials directly from their homes as part of the Council's recycling and waste collection service. For a reminder of what can be recycled please visit www.highpeak.gov.uk/hp/bins
Derbyshire County Council also provides facilities for recycling at their household waste centres in Buxton and Glossop. Residents with large quantities of material, and those who like to recycle cartons (which aren't currently accepted by the Council's contractor), can use these facilities in addition to their containers at home.
The removal of the bins at th sites will start from Monday 18 January. The Council has written to all relevant landowners and put signs on the recycling banks advising users of the changes. It is also working with contractors and the street cleansing team to coordinate bank removal with a final site clear-up.
Residents are urged not to leave bags of materials for recycling on the old sites as it will not be possible to collect them and they will be treated as flytipping which can attract fines of up to £50,000.
The Council is also developing a recycling service for commercial waste customers which is due to start in February.
Councillor Haken added "The recycling bins at the bring-sites were often over-flowing due to incorrect items and bagged waste. An element of this has been identified as commercial waste. Closing these sites will free up collection vehicles enabling us to improve the service we offer traders and increase the amount of tonnage we recycle. It's a decision that makes sense all round."
HPBC Media Release Contact: Carolyn Sanders - Media Relations Manager Press Officer: 0345 129 7777 ext 4691 or 07595 270937 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web:www.highpeak.gov.uk
New Mills Town Council
New Mills Town Council have needed to close a section of the Torrs Riverside Park footpath due to a rock fall incident which took place in December last year. The Town Council has made the area safe and has been seeking expert advice on the best way forward to stabilise the rock face and to ensure continued public safety of the many residents and visitors attracted to the area.
The Torrs Riverside Park is a natural gorge running through the centre of New Mills, it is an area enjoyed by walkers, sightseers and climbers alike; it can still be accessed from Hyde Bank Road near the junction with Church Road.
New Mills Town Council will be reviewing its options on the footpath diversion during the term of the closure.
New Mills World War One Commemoration
The Great War started on 4th August 1914 and ended on 11th November 1918, a total of 52 months. During that period, New Mills, a town with a population of around 8,000, lost 205 men who were killed on active service, a terrible toll of nearly 4 men a month. Of the number of men, physically or mentally injured there is no accurate record, but it would be safe to assume the figure would be far greater. Local men and their families made great sacrifices and the Town Council and its partners will recognise these sacrifices by -
* Except during national days such as St. George's Day, when we would fly the appropriate flag, or in the event of the flag needing to be lowered as a mark of respect.
DERBYSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL ( DCC )
DCC have been busy fixing potholes all over the County's roads, following the severe wet winter weather. They have so far this year repaired nearly 8,000 potholes, and will continue to do so. If you do spot a pothole, it can be reported on-line using the following link
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NEW MILLS TOWN HALL
IS ALSO USED BY
*High Peak Registrars Office
*Citizens Advice Bureau
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NEW MILLS TOWN HALL AND THE HERITAGE AND INFORMATION
You will find below, recent news, statements and information. You can click on any of the navigation buttons to see what is on the site.
NEW MILLS TOWN COUNCIL
HERITAGE AND INFORMATION CENTRE
New Mills Town Council own and are the governing body for the Heritage and Information Centre.
The Centre has a dedicated Town Council employee who is the Administrator, and has a Management Committee who act on behalf of the Council especially in the area of the museum, artifacts and displays of collections There are dedicated members of staff who are all Volunteers, without whom the centre would not be as successful as it is.
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HERITAGE AND INFORMATION CENTRE
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New Mills is in the High Peak of Derbyshire and has a population of just over 10000. Local authority services are provided by Derbyshire County Council, High Peak Borough Council and New Mills Town Council and part of the town’s 2000 hectares (5000 acres) are within the Peak District National Park.
New Mills is home to various businesses, but most famously Swizzels Matlows located on Albion Road has been producing Love Hearts and Drum Stick Lollies in New Mills since 1940.
New Mills lies where the rivers Sett and Goyt join to become one of the principal tributaries of the River Mersey. The rivers flow through the town in a spectacular gorge, the Torrs which is the home of the Millennium Walkway and the Archimedean screw. The Peak Forest Canal also passes through the town.
New Mills was designated as High Peak’s first fairtrade town in 2006. [+ read more...]