Flora and fauna – almost bobbing along
Dec23

Flora and fauna – almost bobbing along

Since the middle of October our garden has been home for a one-footed robin; two legs but one foot, and I’ve no idea how it lost the other. It gets chucked mealworms and crumbs of cheddar from time to time and seems to do well on them, but does struggle perching, preferring to rest itself on the ground. As you’ll know robins are with us all year round, but some extras come to us from the north for winter and others leave us, heading...

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Flora and fauna – the Scarlet Elf cup
Feb24

Flora and fauna – the Scarlet Elf cup

It’s starting to feel more like Spring, but there are still not many flowers out yet. One brightly coloured fungus that does offer a cheery dash of colour at the moment though is the scarlet elf cup.  If you’re taking a walk along the Sett Valley trail or Mousley Bottom, look into the wooded edges, and you will soon pick out its bright shiny red shape. It usually grows in clusters, so once you see one, you’ll see more. It’s not...

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Children’s portrait session on 1 March at St George’s Parish Hall.
Feb16

Children’s portrait session on 1 March at St George’s Parish Hall.

Justin Garner is a local freelance photographer running a Children’s portrait event on 1st March in the afternoon – all ages welcome. This is a great opportunity to get some professional photographs of your little ones. These would make ideal presents for your loved ones eg for Mothers Day. To book a slot contact Justin on 07766111056....

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OPEN : New Mills Millennium Walkway
May08

OPEN : New Mills Millennium Walkway

Update – as of 31 May the Millennium Walkway is now reopened Overnight on 2 May the New Mills Millennium Walkway was damaged at the west end with 7 of the side cables being cut This left DCC with no alternative but to close the walkway whilst the damage is properly surveyed and repairs carries out. Initial surveys were due to be carried out today (Tuesday 8 May) and the repair is marked as urgent. As soon as we have a reopening...

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NHS Meeting at Town Hall Launches Consultation – Thursday 14th July
Jul13

NHS Meeting at Town Hall Launches Consultation – Thursday 14th July

The NHS in North Derbyshire launches proposals for better care, closer to home for more older people. Better joined-up care closer to home would become a reality for many older people in North Derbyshire under proposals at the heart of the public consultation. 14th JulyCare closer to home for most patients is being proposed in place of these services for: * older people receiving inpatient care in a community hospital, usually...

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Steaming through New Mills
Feb13

Steaming through New Mills

On Valentines Day at 11:45am the ‘Tin Bath’ will come steaming through New Mills Central. A real spectacle to see two steam engines pulling this retro train across to Sheffield via the Hope Valley line More details...

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