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Latest Peak District press releases

Breeding Birds Surveys – Peak District moorlands, update
The following statement has been released by Moors for the Future Partnership and Natural England, following the publication of bird surveys in October 2019:
20 December 2019

Volunteers brave the elements to plant sphagnum moss
A major planting project in the Staffordshire Moorlands will help to improve water quality and create more species-rich moors. Staff and volunteers from the South West Peak Landscape Partnership took part in a week-long sphagnum moss planting project.
16 December 2019

First projects receive funding through new Peak District National Park Foundation
Wildlife, hedgerow conservation and hydro electricity projects are the first to benefit from funds through the new Peak District National Park Foundation. Grants have been awarded through the Foundation’s #70kfor70 campaign, which launched during National Parks Week in April.
9 December 2019

New National Park ‘Ambassador’ centres are bringing the story of the Peak District to life for the region’s young people
A range of outdoor activity, education and residential centres from around the region have become Peak District National Park ‘Ambassador Centres’.
5 December 2019

Peak District is breath of fresh air for refugees and asylum seekers
Refugees and asylum seekers pulled on their wellies to enjoy their first experience of the Peak District National Park. The visit was organised by Peak District National Park ranger Sally Wheal and colleagues Rob Kenning and Pete Bush, along with Derby-based charity Derbyshire Refugee Solidarity (DRS).
4 December 2019

Awards for green Peak District businesses
Businesses which support their local community, economy and environment were honoured at a Peak District awards ceremony and networking event. Six new Environmental Quality Mark awards were presented to Peak District businesses which support and play an active role in their local economy, work to reduce their environmental impact and help to celebrate, conserve and enhance the Peak District National Park.
26 November 2019

Repeated break-ins put Dovedale facilities at risk
The Peak District National Park Authority has warned that a spate of break-ins and thefts from its Dovedale public toilets could put the facility at risk of closure. The public toilets, based at the popular car park at Dovedale between Ilam and Thorpe, recently suffered their fourth incident this year.
19 November 2019

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

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