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New Mills Town Council

Serving the people of New Mills

Clerk: Lesley Bramwell
Town Hall, , New Mills, High
Peak, Derbyshire SK22 4AT


New Mills lies where the rivers Sett and Goyt join to become one of the principal tributaries of the River Mersey. The rivers flow through the town in a spectacular gorge, the Torrs, home to the Millennium Walkway. The Peak Forest Canal also passes through the town with a well established marina at Newtown. Much of the district is rural with large parts in agriculture mainly cattle and sheep.

Areas around Rowarth and Ollersett Moor are within the Peak District National Park with excellent footpath links and some open access land. Its rural hinterland and gateway to the Peak District, and proximity to the Manchester conurbation makes New Mills a popular place for walkers. The town is particularly well connected by rail to Manchester, Stockport and Sheffield.

Considerable industrial activity still takes place in the New Mills area, with companies involved in confectionery, engineering, quarrying, haulage, design and IT development.

New Mills was designated High peak's first Fairtrade town in 2006. The town centre has a wide range of independent specialist shops, indoor and outdoor markets and professional services. Bus and rail services link the town centre with outlying areas and surrounding villages.

Welcome to the New Mills Town Council website, which will be updated regularly with news, events and further information of interest.

Latest News

Job Vacancy

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 13:24 by Tracey Dawson

A Vacancy has arisen for the post Relief Caretaker/Cleaner at New Mills Town Hall.

Closing date for applications is 16th January 2018 at midday.

Councillor Vacancy

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:34 by Tracey Dawson

Notice of Vacancy in the Office of Town Councillor



Sat, 11 Nov 2017 14:50 by Tina Britt

Roadworks are due to start w/c 25th July. Delays may occur.