WELCOME TO NEW MILLS TOWN COUNCIL
Updated 12th February 2016
The Town Hall office is open
9.00am to 1:00pm
Monday to Friday
Grit bins contact; County Council 01629533190
Refuse collection; Borough Council 0129828400
The Registrar is available each weekday except Thursday during opening
hours. Telephone 01663 743424, then select 0
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 0844 375 2712 to book an appointment or speak to an advisor
Next Full Meeting of the Council
The next Full Meeting of the Council is to be held on Monday 8th February 2016 at 7.30pm in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Spring Bank, New Mills, SK22 4AT. Members of the public and the press are invited to attend.
WARNING - FOOTPATH CLOSURE
Due to a recent rock fall at the Torrs Riverside Park a section of the footpath will be closed until further notice for the reason of public safety. Access to the Torrs Riverside Park for the duration of the closure will be via Hyde Bank Road.
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 flytipping 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 unrecyclable 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."
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DERBYSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE
HIGH HILL ROAD, BIRCH VALE
WHEN: 15 February 2016 to 19 February 2016. 09:00hrs to 15:00hrs daily.
WHERE: From its junction with Thornsett to its junction with Derby Road.
REASON: To facilitate patching works.
ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: Via Thornsett - Sycamore Road - Quarry Road - Spinnerbottom - Station Road - A6015 - High Hill Road (to point of closure) and vice versa.
Access will be maintained, whenever 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 for 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 Regulations Act 1984 (as amended) to prohibit its use by traffic.
Mike Ashworth, Strategic Director - Economy, Transport and Environment, County Hall, MATLOCK DE4 3AG
DCC EMERGENCY TEMPORARY BRIDLEWAY CLOSURE
PUBLIC BRIDLEWAY NO.181 NEW MILLS
(KNOWN AS SETT VALLEY TRAIL)
WHEN: 10th February 2016 to 02 March 2016
WHERE: Close New Mills Bridleway No.181 (Known as Sett Vally Trail) from the junction withfootpath no.119 and the junction with Footpath No.121
REASON: To facilitate public safety whilst investigating and remedial work is underway due to sudden occrrence of sink hole on the trail
ALTENATIVE ROUTE FOR WALKERS: Will be via Footpath No.121-Footpath No.119 and vice versa
ALTERNATIVE ROUTE FOR HORSERIDERS AND CYCLISTS: Will be via Bridalway No.122 - Hayfield Road - Bridalway No.116 - Derby Road - High Hill Road and visa versa
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
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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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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...]