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Wildfire fund launched in Peak District National Park
A wildfire fund has been launched in the Peak District National Park following a spate of moorland fires.
19 July 2018

New roles on the Peak District National Park Authority
Andrew McCloy has been elected chair of the Peak District National Park Authority. A Peak District resident for 20 years, Cllr McCloy is a member of Youlgrave Parish Council. He was elected to the Authority in 2011 and re-elected in 2015, holding a number of key roles including, for the last four years, that of chair for the Audit, Resources and Performance Committee.
6 July 2018

Cash award for National Park projects
Projects to protect or enhance the Peak District National Park have the chance to win a £2000 grant to help their work.
5 July 2018

Access for all as the Peak District celebrates National Parks Week
Some of the Peak District National Park’s most accessible walking paths, cycling routes and even boat trips are waiting to be discovered during National Parks Week.
5 July 2018

Peak District National Park statement on the Manchester/Birmingham Lights Festivals on 28 July 2018
The event involves the construction and release of an unspecified number of ‘sky lanterns’ also known as Chinese Lanterns. The lanterns consist of a bamboo frame, paper-based balloon and a short-term fuel source. The lanterns are released into the sky whilst alight.
3 July 2018

Operation FireWatch underway in the Peak District National Park
The Peak District National Park Authority has implemented Operation FireWatch in collaboration with the Moors for the Future Partnership.
28 June 2018

Tameside moorland wildfire statement
Moorland fires can be devastating to our landscape, putting wildlife and people at risk. Wildfires are especially tragic at this time of year when ground-nesting birds are rearing young, and other creatures can be caught in the flames.
27 June 2018

A retrospective planning permission for a track on Midhope Moor has been refused
Paul Ancell, chair of the Peak District National Park Authority’s planning committee, said: “National Park designation is given to the best and most important landscapes in the UK and Midhope Moor contributes to this quality landscape.
15 June 2018

National Park targets plastics waste and litter with #MyPeakCup campaign
The Peak District National Park is to tackle the issue of single-use plastics litter head-on with a new eco-friendly re-usable coffee cup - the first UK National Park to produce a dedicated alternative to disposable hot drinks cups.
1 June 2018

Peak District National Park planners win prestigious national award
The Peak District National Park Authority has won a national award for excellence in planning from the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).
25 May 2018

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