New Mills Town Council

Serving the people of New Mills

Clerk: Lesley Bramwell
Town Hall, , New Mills, High
Peak, Derbyshire SK22 4AT

New Mills

An Introduction

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.

New Mills Town Hall Opening Hours

New Mills Town Council: 01663 743434

New Mills Town Council office is open from 9:00am until 12:pm and 1:00pm until 4:00pm Monday to Friday. If you would like to contact the Town Council office out of hours please telephone 01663 743434 and leave a message.

Registrar: 01629 533 686

The Registrar's office is open from 9:00am until 4:00pm on Monday, Tuesday,and Wednesday and 9:00am until 4:00pm on Friday. The Registrar's office is closed all day Thursday.

Citizens Advice: 0300 456 8390

The Citizens Advice office is open Tuesday and Thursday 10:00am-12:00pm (no appointment required) and 12:00pm-2:00pm (for pre-arranged appointments).

Latest News

Bakehurst War Memorial Park

Bakehurst War Memorial Park

Posted: Tue, 28 Apr 2020 11:01 by admin

New Mills Town Council has completed work at Bakehurst War Memorial Park to mark the 75th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War

Coronavirus Emergency - New Mills Town Hall

Posted: Fri, 27 Mar 2020 15:45 by admin

For your safety and that of our staff we have taken the decision to close all council buildings to the public. However, there is information on, select A-Z of Services, about services in the area.

Coronavirus Emergency, New Mills Heritage & Information Centre

Posted: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 14:29 by admin

Due to the Coronavirus Emergency, New Mills Heritage & Information Centre will be closed for the foreseeable future.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.