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Latest Peak District press releases

Call for young people to be ‘Fairer for Nature’
Young people and adults from Buxton and Fairfield are being offered the opportunity to do something great for their community, the environment and themselves in a new gardening project.
15 November 2019

New archaeology book – Reading the Peak District Landscape
A new book has been launched to help people understand how the Peak District landscape has been shaped over thousands of years by past generations.
15 November 2019

Couple ordered to pay £42,000 after alterations harm historic character of Grade II listed building in Peak District National Park
A married couple have been ordered to pay £42,000 in penalties after making unauthorised alterations to a building dating back to the 17th century, in the Derbyshire village of Winster. Christopher and Sarah Gillott, along with joiner Simon Mcloughlin, were sentenced at Derby Crown Court, following a prosecution by the Peak District National Park Authority.
5 November 2019

Breeding birds surveys – Peak District moorlands
Responding to the Breeding Birds Surveys of the Peak District Moors 1990-2018 report from the Moors for the Future Partnership, Peak District National Park chief executive Sarah Fowler said: “The results from this updated study of moorland birds within the Peak District and South Pennines is a story to be celebrated, and confirms a quiet revolution for our moorlands and a number of threatened species who have seen increases in abundance in excess of 70%.
31 October 2019

Recognition for volunteer ranger’s 30 years of service
A volunteer ranger has received recognition for 30 years of service to the Peak District National Park.
25 October 2019

New Peak District Book – The Land That Made Us: The Peak District Farmer’s Story
A new book about farming history in the Peak District, by local writers and photographers Christine Gregory and Sheila Hine, has been published.
17 October 2019

National Park centre celebrates 20 years of inspiring 60,000 children in nature
A special event is being held to mark twenty years of school visits to Longdendale Environment Centre, and everyone is invited.
11 October 2019

Peak District National Park bike hire waste is putting the cycle in recycling
Old inner tubes from the tyres of Peak District National Park hire bikes are being saved from landfill and recycled into new products.
10 October 2019

Future Custodians: Young people are working to make the South West Peak a better place for everyone
The first ever South West Peak Countryside Worker Apprentices have completed their 18 month apprenticeships which have seen them working on rural projects in the Peak District National Park.
10 October 2019

Travelling in the right direction
The Peak District National Park Authority chair, Andrew McCloy, talks about issues surrounding climate change and transport.
8 October 2019

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