New Mills Town Council

Serving the people of New Mills

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

Ollersett Ward Vacancies

Two vacancies have arisen for Councillors to represent Ollersett Ward. Please view the attached document for further details.

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 during the Covid-19 Pandemic. For further information ring 01629535 075 or 01629 531 503 or visit

Citizens Advice: 0300 456 8390

CAB will not be carrying out face to face interviews at New Mills Town Hall for the foreseeable future but advice will be available on 0300 456 8390 or visit

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

Northern Mobile Library Routes

Posted: Fri, 27 Aug 2021 11:40 by admin

Northern Mobile Library Routes from 20th September 2021 to 10th December 2021

Information about the High Peak W.A.R. on Fly Tipping Campaign

Posted: Mon, 23 Aug 2021 11:13 by admin

The campaign has now been launched, which is looking to educate residents on their duty of care when presenting and disposing of their waste. The theme of the campaign is: We are declaring W.A.R. on Fly-Tipping. The campaign will be running for up to 8 weeks, with posts on social media throughout this time, as well as social media posts in specific areas which will focus on targeted issues. More »

W.A.R. stands for:

W- Waste Carriers License: do they have one?

A- Ask: Are they going to dispose of it legally?

R- Receipt: always get a receipt for your transaction.

If anyone is interested in becoming involved in the campaign, please contact » Less

New Mills Heritage & Information Centre

Posted: Wed, 18 Aug 2021 14:29 by admin

New Mills Heritage & Information Centre is now open on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10.30am - 4pm.

Naming of the Torrs Riverside Bridge