New Mills Town Council

Serving the people of New Mills

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

Peak Forest Parish Council Recreation Ground

New Mills Town Council Parks staff maintain the Recreation Ground for Peak Forest Parish Council. This entails mowing and maintenance work for which New Mills Town Council is paid.

The Parish are grateful for their assistance and advice, and also for their support in the setting-up of a Community Orchard. On Wednesday 30th November 2022 the Parks Team along with Peak Forest Parish Councillors, but most importantly, the children of Peak Forest C of E Aided School attended this event and helped with the planting of fruit trees. Further planting will take place in the future.

This is proof of how a larger Council can help a smaller Parish, along with the young people in the School, in this exciting project.

Peak Forest Parish Council thank New Mills Town Councillors and staff for their ongoing support.

Replacement Boiler for New Mills Town Hall

This is necessary as the boiler is more than 50 years old and it is becoming increasingly difficult to be able to get replacement parts for the current boiler. All avenues have been investigated regarding the type of boiler but given the type of building it seems that a replacement gas boiler is the most suitable.

The Council will need to apply for a loan of £20,000 for this purpose.


The toilets on High Street, New Mills are the responsibility of High Peak Borough Council.

To report a non-urgent report please use the link below.

To report an Emergency Repair please call 0345 129 7777

Link to NMTC Instagram Page

You can now follow us on social media to keep up to date with our New Mills Town Council projects and activities. Just click on the link below from your mobile device, if you already have an Instagram account, and you can then start following us.

NMTC Internal Audit Report, Accounting Statements and Annual Governance Statement 2021-22

To view the reports below, please click on the individual links highlighted in green for the NMTC Internal Audit Report, Accounting Statements and Annual Governance Reports 2021-22

These documents can also be found by clicking on "About the Council" then click on the Finance area of the website. The Accounting Statements and Annual Governance Reports are in the Annual Return Forms area and the Internal Audit Report in the Notice of Conclusion of Audit area and can be viewed by clicking on the required link highlighted in green.

New Mills Heritage & Information Centre Relocation
Latest Update

Thank you all for your patience as we prepare High Lea Hall, New Mills as the new and exciting venue for the Councils Heritage Centre. Progress is going well and we will be able to announce the opening date very shortly. Please keep checking back to the Council Website for details.

In the meantime if you wish to check out further details on the Heritage of New Mills, one of our valued staff members has a very informative Website, that chronicles the varied History of New Mills.

Follow this link ; - Enjoy reading from this valuable source of information.

New Mills Heritage & Information Centre an update.


Attached is an overview of High Lea Hall Visitors Centre

Attached are further documents relating to the New Mills Heritage and Information Centre relocation as requested by New Mills Town Councillors.

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 Council: 01663 743434

New Mills Town Council office is operational from 9:00am until 4:00pm Monday to Friday, although not open to the public due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Due to further restrictions during the current National Lockdown from Tuesday 5th January 2021, office hours may differ from those advertised owing to staff availability and to ensure safe working compliance.

If you would like to contact the Town Council office out of hours please telephone 01663 743434 and leave your name, telephone number and your message.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Notice of Conclusion of Audit

Other Services

Registrar: 01629 535 261

The Registrar's office at New Mills Town Hall is closed until further notice. For further information ring 01629 535 075 or 01629 531 503 or visit

Citizens Advice: 0808 278 7954

Citizens Advice will not be running drop-in sessions at New Mills Town Hall for the foreseeable future.

To speak to an Outreach Advisor or to book an appointment call the freephone Adviceline 0808 278 7954 - Open Monday to Friday 9am-4pm.

Home Library Service

Open the attachment for further details or call 01629 533444 for more information.

Home Library Service to Homes/Sheltered Housing

Open the attachment for further details or call 01629 533444 for more information.

Mobile Library Services

Gold Card Bus Passes

New Mills Town Council no longer process Gold Card Bus Pass applications.

Applications can be made or renewed using Derbyshire County Council's website.

If an applicant does not have access to the internet or they/you are applying for a disabled persons bus pass, application forms are available from New Mills Library, dial 01629 533 195 for opening times.

Derbyshire County Council Responsibilities

Derbyshire County Council - 01629 533190

Are responsible for:

  • Education
  • Fire and Rescue
  • Highways – Roads, Street Lights, Footpaths, Public Rights of Way (For Traffic Light Faults only ring 01629 538625)
  • Libraries
  • Museums
  • Police
  • Public Transport
  • Registrars –
  • Social Services
  • Strategic planning
  • Trading Standards

Additional information and links to the above services can be found on the Home Page - A-Z of Services.

Latest News

Link to NMTC Instagram Page

Posted: Mon, 12 Sep 2022 10:35 by Sue Mycock

You can now follow us on social media to keep up to date with our New Mills Town Council projects and activities. Just click on the link below from your mobile device, if you already have an Instagram account, and you can then start following us. More »

Derbyshire County Council

Posted: Fri, 01 Jul 2022 11:55 by admin

Derbyshire County Council Help & Support information

Derbyshire Dales & High Peak Manufacturing Network - East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire)

Posted: Fri, 24 Jun 2022 10:27 by admin

Why not join us at the Derbyshire Dales and High Peak Manufacturing Network?