New Mills – A Fairtrade Town!
Mar15

New Mills – A Fairtrade Town!

New Mills was the first town in the High Peak to gain Fairtrade town status back in 2006. To gain this status the original Fairtrade steering group submitted forms and evidence to show the group’s activities promoting an awareness of Fairtrade in New Mills. They detailed the involvement of the council, schools, churches and businesses and documented media coverage of events promoting Fairtrade. Over time, for a variety of reasons, but...

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Flora and fauna – Gorse
Jan19

Flora and fauna – Gorse

Bringing some much needed colour to the New Mills countryside, gorse with its acid yellow flowers and prickly green spikes is really welcome in the depths of winter. These pictures are from the bridleway leading up to Lantern Pike – but gorse is common all over the area. There are different varieties (common and western gorse) and between them they flower practically all year round which may explain an old saying: ‘When gorse is...

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Community Pantry coming soon to New Mills
Oct27

Community Pantry coming soon to New Mills

Opening soon – ‘New Mills Community Pantry’ which will be based inside the Indoor Market Hall in the centre of New Mills and run by The New Mills Youth and Community Project.No strict criteria, no referrals etc – the Community Pantry will be open to ALL residents.This project is being delivered to provide residents with an accessible and affordable option as well as being an environmentally friendly incentive.£5.00 per...

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Bele Bakery and Cafe opens in New Mills
Oct01

Bele Bakery and Cafe opens in New Mills

Located at 58 Market Street, Bele Bakery and Cafe has been open less than a month and the business is booming. Their grand opening took place only a few weeks ago with a complimentary glass of fizz on offer, free samples, a lucky dip and discounts on celebration cake orders. During the week, Bele offer a range of freshly baked cakes, shakes and specials.           Then on Sundays, they open for brunch,...

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FREE childrens summer cookery classes
Jul22

FREE childrens summer cookery classes

Visit New Mills are generously funding some taster cooking sessions for 5-11 year olds resident in New Mills or attending New Mills area primary schools. Dates are the mornings of 14th, 21st and 28th August.  2 separate times on each date- 9.15-10.15am and 11.15-12.15.       Places are free but booking is essential-(max 8 per session) and 1 session per child is offered. All booking is through Kinder Cooking so please...

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New Mills Foodie Friends Café
Apr29

New Mills Foodie Friends Café

New Mills residents are invited to become part of the social eating revolution in one of the county’s first Super Kitchens. New Mills Foodie Friends Café will operate from St George’s Parish Church Hall where a group of local volunteers have worked to launch Derbyshire’s third Super Kitchen in what is hoped to become a countywide network.  Super Kitchens (www.superkitchen.org.uk) are “social eating spaces” where people come together...

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