Lockdown Bubble Bliss
May23

Lockdown Bubble Bliss

Finding ourselves on furlough and with lots of time to spare we tried to come up with a way of doing something for the community. We would usually help out blowing bubbles at the duck race but the lockdown meant that that was cancelled so we hit upon the idea of the bubble walk, we’d use our daily exercise and the equipment we had for our usual bubbling to visit streets throughout New Mills treating kids (and grown-ups) to their own...

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The Zig Zag snake
May22

The Zig Zag snake

Well done to Charlie Wild (Age 5) who has started an amazing snake of colour in New Mills !  It’s a covid 19, lockdown snake of painted rocks as seen on HP ROCKS (high peak ) , It’s on the zig-zag path at the end of the Sett Valley Trail just before you come out at the doctors/leisure centre.  Please feel free to add to the snake – who knows it may get all the way to Hayfield ! Nice little activity to do during lockdown paint...

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Anyone for tennis ?
May20

Anyone for tennis ?

With some nice weather forecast, New Mills Tennis Club have been back on court a week. The club welcomes juniors and families. Junior membership is £10 and family £140. We will also be setting up a Pay and Play system for non-members shortly. Anyone interested in joining the club should visit our website below. Coaching sessions at discounted rates are provided through First Advantage Tennis (£10 an hour). The aim is to encourage more...

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Anyone for tennis ?
May05

Anyone for tennis ?

New Mills Tennis Club club has recently joined the Lawn Tennis Association, and is planning to attract more local youngsters to the sport. Tennis – among with all sports – is suffering during the coronavirus lockdown, and even this year’s Wimbledon Championship’s have been cancelled. But New Mills are already planning for a bright future. “The club has a new coaching arrangement this year and is looking...

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Flora and fauna – no taming these
May01

Flora and fauna – no taming these

No taming these! I’m not expecting many ‘likes’ for this because we tend to shy away from small, fast, furry things with four legs but here goes.  This winter, for the first time, I sprinkled mealworms on the ground below the bird table; robins, blackbirds and thrushes love them. But the tasty morsels also attracted another visitor I wasn’t expecting: the shrew. There are three types in the U.K., common, pygmy and water shrews, the...

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