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

Office Opening Hours: 01663 743434

The Town Hall office is open 9:00am until 4:00pm Monday to Friday.

The Town Hall is open at other times outside office hours for functions and events as booked and advertised on the Council's website.

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

New Dance Class

New Dance Class

Wed, 08 Aug 2018 09:39 by Tracey Dawson

New dance classes are being held at New Mills Town Hall from Wednesday 12th September at 19:45pm in Ballroom and Latin

Email for further details.

Hosepipe Ban Called Off

Thu, 02 Aug 2018 13:55 by Tracey Dawson

We at United Utilities are pleased to announce that the hosepipe ban due to start on the 5th August has been called off. The recent rainfall has gone some way to helping with water supplies and together with your water saving efforts means we do not need any restrictions at this time. More »

Our leakage teams have also been working 24 hours a day to locate and repair as many leaks as possible and we've also been moving water around the region to ensure water supplies have not been interrupted during the recent hot weather.

However, most of our reservoirs are still lower than we'd like them to be at this time of year and we need a lot more rain to return them to healthy levels. That's why we still need your support to help avoid any restrictions in the future. If possible, please avoid using hosepipes and sprinklers in the garden as they use more water in one hour than a family of four will use in a day. Remember, every drop helps save a lot.

Thanks again for your support. Please visit for lots more hints and tips and to order FREE water saving gadgets » Less

Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:10 by Tracey Dawson

The Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Clubs are groups of all arms, serving members and veterans of Her Majesty's Armed Forces who meet on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 10:00.

For more details see the attached poster or email More »