New Mills Walk
New Mills Marina
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, home to the Millennium Walkway. The Peak Forest Canal also passes through the town with a well established marina at Newtown. Much of the district is rural with large parts in agriculture mainly cattle and sheep.
Areas around Rowarth and Ollersett Moor are within the Peak District National Park with excellent footpath links and some open access land. Its rural hinterland and gateway to the Peak District, and proximity to the Manchester conurbation makes New Mills a popular place for walkers. The town is particularly well connected by rail to Manchester, Stockport and Sheffield.
Considerable industrial activity still takes place in the New Mills area, with companies involved in confectionery, engineering, quarrying, haulage, design and IT development.
New Mills was designated High peak's first Fairtrade town in 2006. The town centre has a wide range of independent specialist shops, indoor and outdoor markets and professional services. Bus and rail services link the town centre with outlying areas and surrounding villages.
Tue, 22 May 2018 11:15 by Tracey Dawson
Libraries for Derbyshire: Public Library Service Strategy Consultation
We have launched our 12 week public consultation for our proposed public library service strategy Libraries for Derbyshire. You can complete our consultation questionnaire at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/librariesforderbyshire More »
As part of the consultation we have organised drop in sessions across all 45 libraries in Derbyshire for people to meet with us and to discuss our proposals in person. In addition, in the 20 communities proposed for community managed libraries we have arranged focus groups for anyone interested in getting involved to give their views, discuss any practicalities and challenges and decide if they want to take their interest further.
We are also holding a Mobile Library Service focus group to look at alternative methods of delivery for the Mobile Library Service. For example, community organisations running the mobile library service or possibly providing transport to the nearest static library for those that need it.
The Mobile Library Service focus group is on Wednesday 11th July 6-8pm at Members Room, County Hall Matlock.
I would be grateful if you could display the attached focus group poster in your building and encourage as many residents to engage with this process.
To read our proposed strategy and to find out more details on all our consultation events, including details on how to book your tickets for the focus group please go to our dedicated library strategy webpage www.derbyshire.gov.uk/librariesforderbyshire » Less
Fri, 11 May 2018 10:57 by Tracey Dawson
Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa will be visiting New Mills to seek your views on policing, community safety and victim services in your local area.
The Commissioner will be at The Prom, Market Street, New Mills from 3:00pm until 3:30pm on Friday 25th May 2018. More »