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 manned from 9:00am until 12:pm and 1:00pm until 4:00pm Monday to Friday, although not open to the public due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. 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

DCC - Library Service COVID Updates

Posted: Mon, 06 Jul 2020 14:09 by admin

Derbyshire County Council have issued information relating to the phased re-opening of libraries.

The Library Information Service can be contacted on 01629 533444, additional contact information can be found in the attached document.

Rural Action Derbyshire

Posted: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 13:34 by admin

Rural Action Derbyshire collated findings from an earlier Community Conversation in 2011 for the hopes and future of New Mills to 2026. Additional information can be found by opening the tow attached documents.

NM2030 Book

Posted: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 13:10 by admin

The 'New Mills 2030' book, created by residents and businesses in New Mills in response to the Climate Emergency declared by New Mills Town Council, has been released and is based on the findings of the Community Conversation event held on 7th March 2020. More »

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