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.

New Mills Town Council will have restricted office hours on Friday 11th September owing to staff leave.

Registrar: 01629 535 261

The Registrar's office at New Mills Town Hall is closed until further notice during the Covid-19 Pandemic. For further information ring 01629535 075 or 01629 531 503 or visit

Citizens Advice: 0300 456 8390

Citizens Advice at New Mills Town Hall is closed until further notice during the Covid-19 Pandemic. For further information ring 0300 456 8390 or visit

Latest News

Full Meeting of the Council - Covid-19 Changes

Posted: Mon, 14 Sep 2020 12:00 by admin

The Full Meeting of the Council, due to take place on Monday 14th September at 7:00pm in the Large Hall will now be held via ZOOM. This is due to the revised government restrictions regarding social contact being put in to place from Monday. More »

The joining information for the ZOOM meeting is as follows:-

Meeting ID:- 582 726 9798

Password:- NMTCsept20

New Mills Town Council apologise for any inconvenience. » Less

DCC - Library Service - Update

Posted: Tue, 04 Aug 2020 14:14 by admin

New Mills Library will re-open on Monday 14th September.

Find out about how the service will operate -

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.