Community groups

New Mills Allotment & Gardening Society

New Mills Allotment & Gardening Society New Mills Allotment & Gardening Society manages two allotment sites in New Mills in the High Peak, Derbyshire – one at ollersett Avenue and one at Hague Bar. Our site off Ollersett Avenue was set up in 2005 with 31 plots. The Hague Bar site has 23 plots. Due to the popularity of allotmenteering we have a waiting list for both sites so please contact the secretary if you wish to add your name. Plots will be allocated fairly when they become available. Membership of our society is open to any local resident who...

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Churches

New Mills is steeped in history when it comes to religion and churches - from Wesleyan preaching in the 18th Century through to our many modern day churches with hectic social calendars welcoming anyone and everyone.

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Torrs Hydro

Torrs Hydro is a micro hydroelectric scheme, owned by the community in New Mills. Since its commissioning in 2008 it has become famous as the first community owned and managed scheme in the UK and has also become a magnet for community events – Youth Festivals, Open Days, Artwork and is visited by many thousands each year. It is located on the River Goyt, immediately after its confluence with the River Sett at the Torr weir. A 2.4-metre diameter reverse Archimedes screw capable of generating up to 63 kW of electricity. Torr weir was built across the Goyt, to provide a head for the...

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Walkers are Welcome

New Mills Walkers are Welcome are a group whose focus is to run local walks throughout the year and also work with DCC Rangers to audit and help maintain the hundreds of footpaths that cross New Mills. All their walks will be listed on this site. The group meets regularly at New Mills Town Hall and anyone is welcome.

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New Mills Women’s Group

New Mills Women's Group is open to all women in the New Mills area, who strive to support each other and work together to make a difference in the local community. Providing opportunities to meet new people, gain new skills, build confidence and self esteem, develop good health and fitness, or to chat and relax together in a safe and welcoming place.  Meeting weekly, Thursdays 9.30am - 11.30am, in term time, at First Steps Nursery, 1 Hibbert Street, High Peak Together the New Mills Women's Group run the Creating Spaces community art project in Ollersett, organise Neighbourhood Fun Days, put on...

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New Mills Volunteer Centre

New Mills and District Volunteer Centre provides volunteering opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds. They  offer a range of services to the local community in which volunteers participate. The Volunteer Centre has its own fully accessible modern premises with a shop-front on Union Road in the middle of New Mills. The Centre has a large downstairs function room and two upstairs meeting rooms, all of which are available for hire.  They always welcome new volunteers or requests for our services. Contact them or visit the Centre to talk in person. Facebook: New Mills and District Volunteer Centre Twitter: New Mills and...

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Friends of New Mills Parks

Friends of New Mills Parks is a community organisation in New Mills, made up of volunteers, who are passionate about our play parks and green spaces. We want to provide opportunities for members of the New Mills community to improve their play parks and green spaces and make them sustainable, welcoming, safe and enjoyable environments for all. Find out what we do and how you could get involved at our Friends of New Mills Parks Facebook page.

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Creating Spaces

A Community Art Project in Ollersett, New Mills East, - bringing together residents and community groups to meet socially and try out art. Supported by The Health Lottery Funding, why not come along, make and create with us. All free and no need to book.We meet every Sunday (term-time) at Low Leighton Church, High Hill Road, Ollersett between 2.30 and 4.30pm.You can also find us on facebook.com/creatingspacesnewmillseast - take a look to see what we have created to date.

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Food Bank – New Mills Helping Hands

Helping Hands Food Bank Telephone Mobile 07516 995235 Email helpinghandsnewmills@gmail.com

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Citizens Advice Derby Districts (CAB)

If you have a  problem - we’re here for you in New Mills Citizens Advice Derbyshire Districts provides free, confidential, impartial and independent advice on a wide range of subjects including: Housing Rent arrears Debts Benefits Employment Energy efficiency Family and Relationships Health and disability     There are a number of ways to find our help in New Mills Visit:   Our New Mills office at the Town Hall, Spring Bank SK22 4AT Tues 10.00am - 2.00pm Thurs 10.00am - 2.00pm Meet: Our Outreach Advisers at your local GP surgery. Call:    Our Adviceline -  Monday to Friday 09.00am – 4.00pm Don’t worry...

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New Mills Youth & Community Project

New Mills Youth and Community Project has been set up to benefit the community by helping to tackle a wide range of local social and environmental issues.As a Community Interest Company the Project will apply for funding in order to invest in New Mills by facilitating a range of affordable and accessible activities and initiatives for all members of the community.We will work in a number of different ways to promote and support the health and wellbeing of local people, as well as investing in our surroundings and caring for our environment.- Our project will deliver a ‘Out of school...

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New Mills Community Orchard

Introduction The New Mills Community Orchard is run by volunteers and is intended to be a resource for all. We hope you will come and enjoy this scenic area. If you would like to take some fruit, we recommend that you refer to our information booklet – you can download this from our website. In the booklet you will find a full description of the varieties available and their locations, and the right time of year to pick them. Please be aware that if you pick and eat fruit that isn’t ripe, it may cause illness and also damage the plant. The orchard...

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