Flora and fauna – something in the air
Jan26

Flora and fauna – something in the air

Something in the air  You’ll have seen them hanging in the breeze above motorway verges, precisely adjusting wings, body and tail so as to keep the head dead still, like it was pinned to the background. The lovely old name for the kestrel is the ‘windhover’.  Our most abundant bird of prey, the bread and butter for kestrels is the vole, though they’ll also take earthworms, insects and fledgling birds. Now then, voles don’t...

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Funding update for Visit New Mills
Jan25

Funding update for Visit New Mills

If you enjoy your visits to our Facebook page and website, and you value what us volunteers do for our community, please do think about how you can help us to continue to run them. Our biggest fundraising events which in normal times would keep us ticking over, have been cancelled: Carnival, Lights Switch on, weekly pub quizzes. so here’s a reminder of how you can help us to keep going through these tough times: Choose us as...

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New Mills welcomes – Friday night “dinners in”
Jan24

New Mills welcomes – Friday night “dinners in”

Claire Woodier, freelance chef and Mum is busy cooking homemade pies and ‘dinners-in’ from her kitchen near High Lea Park in High Oeak town of New Mills. Claire moved to New Mills two and a half years ago with her daughter Evie. As a result of being made redundant during lockdown one, Claire started cooking to try and replace her income. Claire started her cooking career 14 years ago, stepping in to help in a family café on...

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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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Visiting New Mills during the Pandemic
Jan18

Visiting New Mills during the Pandemic

The government has announced a national lockdown to control the spread of Coronavirus.  Visit New Mills ask you not to travel to visit us and follow the government guidance issued on 4th January. We must all remain at home except for specific reasons.  These are to: Shop for essential itemsExercise with members of your household, bubble or one other person.For work, medical assistance or education and childcare...

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High Peak Youth Forum update
Jan14

High Peak Youth Forum update

The Youth Forums in the High Peak kicked off at the end of December and produced lively discussions with all young people getting involved. Some local groups are now showing interest in having young people on their committees / boards so the Youth Forums are a great opportunity for young people to gain the interest / confidence and skills to develop further, to represent young people in other places . The next online Youth Forum for...

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