WELCOME TO NEW MILLS TOWN COUNCIL
Updated 6th MARCH 2014
Full Council Meeting Agenada for the 10th March 2014
is now available on this site
NEW MILLS TOWN HALL
( NEW MILLS PUBLIC HALL )
IS ALSO USED BY
*High Peak Registrars Office
*Citizens Advice Bureau
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OUR LOCATION AND THE HERITAGE AND INFORMATION CENTRE
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.
2014 APPLICATIONS FOR GRANTS FOR LOCAL
Applications for grants to Voluntary organisations from the Town Council, are now being accepted for 2014.
The grants are awarded every year by the Council, to local Voluntary Organisations, to go some way in providing financial support for that organisation, so as to help continue the hard work they put in for the benefit of the Residents of New Mills and Visitors.
If you wish to apply for a grant, please write to the Council explaining the reason for applying, and submitting an audited set of accounts.
The closing date for applications is the 7th April 2014.
Please address your application to the:-
Acting Town Clerk
Mrs Lesley Bramwell
New Mills Town Council
New Mills Town Hall
COUNCILS RESPONSE TO MEDIA COVERAGE
DUE TO THE MEDIA INTEREST THAT HAS BEEN SHOWN, OVER THE LAST MONTH, IN THE NEW MILLS TOWN COUNCILS RE-ORGANISING OF ITS STORAGE SPACE IN THE TOWN HALL THE TOWN COUNCIL WOULD WISH TO MAKE THE FOLLOWING COMMENTS:-
ALL OF THE OWNERS OR CUSTODIANS OF THE ITEMS FOUND IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE TOWN HALL HAVE NOW BEEN CONTACTED AND ALL OF THEM, APART FROM THE POPPY APPEALS ORGANISER, HAVE WORKED WITH THE COUNCIL IN AN AMICABLE MANNER TO SORT OUT PROPER STORAGE FACILITIES.
WITH REGARD TO THE POPPIE'S AND OTHER REMEMBRANCE DAY ITEMS. THE NUMBER DISCOVERED WAS SOME 23,750 POPPIE'S NOT THE 10,000 THAT WAS MENTIONED IN THE PRESS IN ADDITION TO THESE THERE WERE ALSO HUNDREDS OF OTHER REMEMBRANCE DAY ITEMS, WREATHS, COLLECTING BOXES AND TINS ETC. TOTALLING, IN ALL, NEARLY 25,000 ITEMS.
THE COUNCIL DID OFFER TO CONSIDER STORING THESE ITEMS IN THE TOWN HALL AND DID INFORM THE POPPY APPEALS ORGANISER WHAT HE WOULD NEED TO DO TO FACILITATE THAT BUT HE CHOSE NOT TO ACCEPT THIS OFFER AND MOVED THEM.
THE COUNCIL HAS NEVER SAID THAT IT WAS GOING TO BIN, BURN OR DESTROY THE POPPIE'S IN ANY WAY AND WOULD NEVER CONSIDER SUCH A RIDICULOUS AND DISRESPECTFUL ACTION.
THE COUNCIL DEEPLY REGRETS THE AMOUNT OF UPSET THIS HAS CAUSED, NOT LEAST TO ITS OWN COUNCILLORS AND STAFF, THAT THE PROVIDING OF THIS INACCURATE AND POSSIBLY MALICIOUS INFORMATION TO BOTH LOCAL AND NATIONAL PAPERS, BY AN INDIVIDUAL WHO APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN ACTING WITHOUT THE AUTHORITY OF HIS PARENT ORGANISATION.
IN ORDER TO MAKE IT VERY CLEAR WHAT THE COUNCIL’S RELATIONSHIP IS WITH THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION THEY HAVE PROVIDED THE COUNCIL WITH THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT TO ADD TO THESE COMMENTS
A SPOKESMAN FOR THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION SAID
“THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION HAS A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH NEW MILLS TOWN COUNCIL AND WE ARE GRATEFUL TO THE COUNCIL FOR ACCOMMODATING OUR POPPY APPEAL STOCK FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS. WE HAVE NOW IDENTIFIED OTHER PREMISES FOR STORAGE AND THE STOCK HAS BEEN MOVED’’
NEW MILLS TOWN COUNCIL
NEW MILLS HERITAGE AND INFORMATION
The Heritage Centre forward plan is now available on this site. Go to the Heritage and Information page to see the outline, and the full document is available for download ( docx file ) The Town Council header - Document Archive - Heritage Centre Forward Plan folder . Just click on the docx file to download it.
NEXT COUNCIL MEETING
The Next Town Council Meeting will take place on the 10th March 2014 at 7:30pm
The Agenda is now available in the meetings and minutes section under the Town Council navigation button.
New Mills Town Council &
New Mills Heritage &
Support Walkers are Welcome
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NEW MILLS TOWN COUNCIL
SERVING THE TOWN OF NEW MILLS,
IN HIGH PEAK, DERBYSHIRE
Please contact us if you have questions concerning the work of the Town Council, if you have any concerns that you feel the Council should be aware of or where it can help or support you. You can use the tabs above or on the left to find your way around the site.
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...]