New Mills’ Lockdown ‘rock snake’, Charles, is finally cemented into place.
Sep21

New Mills’ Lockdown ‘rock snake’, Charles, is finally cemented into place.

The installation – featuring stones painted with everything from NHS tributes to rainbows, ladybirds and bees – was started in March when lockdown began, by local 6 year old Charlie Wild’s placing the painted head of a snake at the top of the path. However Charlie’s colourful art display quickly grew in size as more and more locals noticed the head he had painted – with signs placed nearby asking others...

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Only 4 more sleeps!
Sep21

Only 4 more sleeps!

New Mills is counting down the days now to the Light Up New Mills event, taking place this coming weekend all over the town. ‘Light up New Mills’ – Friday 25th to Sunday 27th September will be a weekend of creativity that everyone can take part in by lighting up their homes, shops, gardens and businesses. Light Up New Mills will bring the spirit of the Lantern Procession into our homes with an all-people-friendly,...

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Keep New Mills Beautiful
Sep17

Keep New Mills Beautiful

What is it? Keep Britain Tidy are doing Great British September Clean, 11th to 27th September 2020, with support from Visit New Mills & New Mills Litter Pick Party we are doing a New Mills September Clean From 11th to 27th September 2020. We are asking that individuals, families, community groups, schools and businesses complete a litter pick in the New Mills Area anytime between these dates....

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Latest update from High Peak CVS
Sep09

Latest update from High Peak CVS

Restarting your community and voluntary activities.Dear High Peak CVS members,We are aware some of you might be planning to go back to face to face meetings soon. Some community venues are starting to open up and rooms are again available for hire.We know it’s quite a task to make sense of all the changing guidance and take good care of your members. So we have attached what we hope is a simple guide to help your committee consider...

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Community cinema is back
Aug15

Community cinema is back

At long last we are able to start showing free childrens cinema at St Georges Parish Hall – it was so popular that teh first film has already sold out. We have had to introduce ticketing (they are free) to ensure we are able to perform a ‘track and trace’ if ever needed. Keep an eye on teh face book page as we are already planning teh next film whoch will be on 25th August

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Flora and fauna – by the pond
Aug15

Flora and fauna – by the pond

Came across this by the pond today; from a distance it looked small enough to be a damselfly but on closer inspection it became clear it was a dragonfly, the Common Darter.  At rest, dragonflies hold their four wings spread out, unlike the damsel which has them together over their back, like a butterfly. The dragonfly is a fabulous flier, backwards or forwards, out-manoeuvring any other insect as it hunts them down. Hoverflies, wasps,...

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