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2005 press releases

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2005 press releases

Funding lift-off for wind energy at Peak school
Plans for a wind turbine at a village primary school have won lift-off from the Peak District Sustainable Development Fund.
4 January 2005

Need to get out moor? Seminar to break down barriers to access
There'll be a welcome in the hillside at a seminar to promote access for all to the Peaks' impressive moorland.
5 January 2005

Scrap cars and trail bikes mar historic Peak lead mine
Conservationists hope to put the brakes on off-road bikers and fly-tippers who are damaging historic lead mine remains at a site near Castleton.
17 January 2005

Wreckers target National Park WCs
Wreckers - believed to have gone armed with sledgehammers and pickaxes - half demolished the front wall of public conveniences at a popular beauty spot.
24 January 2005

Authority to decide open cast application
A proposal for open cast ore extraction on Longstone Edge is to be decided by the full Peak District National Park Authority.
25 January 2005

New way forward on quarries' future
A potential solution to a long-running controversy over the possible re-opening of two quarries on Stanton Moor is being explored.
25 January 2005

Young people help shape future of National Park
Students from 11 secondary schools in the Peak District will have their say on the National Park's future at a special conference next week (January 31-Febuary 1).
27 January 2005

Peak District National Park news out now
Peak District 2005, the free newspaper and guide to the National Park, will be arriving at Visitor Centres,libraries and tourism businesses over the next month.
1 February 2005

The Peak District National Park Authority is offering a £500 reward in an attempt to stop a spate of attacks on public conveniences at natural beauty spots.
3 February 2005

Creative cooks compete for Peak accolade
Peak District chefs are sharpening their knives for the final of a top culinary competition to find the best new dishes using local ingredients.
8 February 2005

The Prince of Wales boosts Peak District farming
Organic farmer and food producer the Prince of Wales will show support for fellow farmers on a visit to the Peak District National Park on Monday February 14.
9 February 2005

Peak District National Park services survive grant blow
Action for wildlife, access to open countryside and community engagement will all remain top priorities for the Peak District National Park Authority, despite its below-inflation grant rise.
14 February 2005

Bite-sized business briefs - free update event
Derbyshire businesses and organisations will find out there is such a thing as a free lunch - along with free support and information - at a bite-sized business briefs event.
15 February 2005

Pick up the first Peak District Walking Festival Guide
A guide for the Peak District's first Walking Festival is out now - giving details of 150 ways to put a spring in your step.
15 February 2005

Open cast operation recommended for Longstone Edge
The Peak District National Park Authority is recommending that fluorspar extraction at a site on Longstone Edge should be by open cast methods rather than underground mining.
15 February 2005

National Park Telecoms Register puts masts on the map
A detailed dossier of phone mast sites in the Peak District National Park has gone on display to the public in a bid to encourage mast sharing by mobile phone companies.
16 February 2005

Green light for housing and sports development in Eyam
Plans for a 27-home scheme and sports facilities in the historic village of Eyam were given the go-ahead by the Peak District National Park Authority's planning committee today (Friday 18 February).
18 February 2005

Exhibition to give glimpse of future Moorlands Centre
Residents and visitors will see the future shape of a new Moorlands Centre in Edale with a village exhibition on Sunday March 6.
21 February 2005

Welcome back, Monsal Viaduct - good to see you again!
Visitors to one of the Peak District's premier viewpoints can now see what they came for - Monsal Viaduct.
22 February 2005

Plans announced for celebration of National Parks
The Peak District will be joining other National Parks around the country for a week of celebration events and activities during July.
23 February 2005

Go-ahead for affordable homes in Peak National Park
Affordable homes schemes for local people have been given the go-ahead by the Peak District National Park planning committee.
23 February 2005

Legal appeal over Stanton Moor quarries to go ahead
A legal appeal to decide the status of Lees Cross and Endcliffe quarries will go ahead next week, after a request by the quarry company Stancliffe Stone to adjourn the case was refused by the Court of Appeal.
28 February 2005

Chefs cook up success with Peak District foods
A talented young chef tasted success in a top culinary competition using the best of Peak District produce.
28 February 2005

Field and barn needed to help combat climate change
A pioneering energy system in the Hope Valley needs to keep its fuel closer to home.
1 March 2005

Peak welcome for DEFRA's new countryside conservation scheme
The Peak District National Park Authority has welcomed the launch today (3 March) of a major new scheme to conserve and enhance the countryside.
3 March 2005

National Park Authority mounts vigorous defence at legal hearing
The Peak District National Park Authority mounted a strong defence of its position on Lees Cross and Endcliffe quarries during a two-day hearing in the Court of Appeal last week.
7 March 2005

Warm Peak District welcome for Caribbean minister
A senior Government minister from the Turks and Caicos Islands swapped the sunshine for a fact-finding visit to the wintry Peak District.
10 March 2005

£80,000 wildlife boost for Big Moor
Wildlife is the winner after English Nature and the Peak District National Park Authority agreed £80,000-worth of grants to help regenerate internationally important habitats on its Eastern Moors estate.
16 March 2005

Motorists beware - of mad March hares
Conservationists are appealing for motorists to be extra careful on a Peak District moorland road after four rare mountain hares were killed in one week - and eight since January.
17 March 2005

Wrecks and railways a hit for Walking Festival
Walks are being booked up already for the first Peak District Walking Festival - with aircraft wrecks and railways proving the biggest draw.
21 March 2005

Green light for 22 affordable homes in Peak District village
Lower cost housing for local people was given a boost when the Peak District National Park planning committee gave a provisional go-ahead for 22 affordable homes in Tideswell.
21 March 2005

A refreshing change - Peak food kiosks go green
Peak District visitors will find that fast food need not be junk food at two deliciously different new refreshment kiosks in the National Park.
23 March 2005

Hear it here - Peak District 2005 newspaper on audio tape
Peak District 2005, the free newspaper and guide to the National Park, is now available on audio tape from Information Centres and libraries.
24 March 2005

Small steps bring big boost for wildlife on Peak estate
The first lapwings for many years have been spotted on a Peak District moorland thanks to special efforts by estate wardens and conservationists.
30 March 2005

Look out for Fire Awareness Week roadshows
The burning issue of moorland fires will be lit up this month with a Fire Awareness Week (April 16-24) to highlight the destructive power of accidental blazes on the moors.
31 March 2005

Stroll up for the first Peak District Walking Festival
Hikers, ramblers and strollers are lacing up their boots for the start of the first ever Peak District Walking Festival on April 16.
11 April 2005

New bus service to reach Peak moors
A new Saturday bus service has just been launched linking walkers from both Glossop and Sheffield with high moorland areas of the Peak District, previously less accessible by public transport.
14 April 2005

Peak walkers advised to take extra care on farm land
Walkers in the Peak District are being asked to take extra care for their own safety after a man was attacked by a cow, breaking his ribs.
15 April 2005

Pennine Way marks 40-year milestone in the Peaks

15 April 2005

Tributes paid to retiring guardians of National Park
The Peak District National Park Authority has paid tribute to four retiring members of its governing body - including long-serving former chair, Sir Martin Doughty, and current deputy chair, John Bull.
18 April 2005

Skate park on the ramp for Peak District village
Tideswell youngsters should be rolling out their own skate park later this summer after the scheme won planning approval on Friday (April 22).
26 April 2005

Planners give go-ahead for new Moors for the Future centre
A new £850,000 visitor and study centre for the Peak District's internationally important moorlands will take shape in Edale this summer.
26 April 2005

National Parks boost links with black and ethnic groups
The Peak District National Park Authority is strengthening its drive to encourage more people from black and ethnic communities to enjoy the countryside.
27 April 2005

Turn the moors into art with Moors for the Future
Budding artists, poets or photographers can use the wild uplands of the northern Peak District for inspiration with a series of arts workshops over the next few weeks.
29 April 2005

Help shape the future of the Peak District National Park
How can we increase affordable housing in the Peak District National Park? How can we reduce the impact of traffic? How can we support business while safeguarding the environment?
3 May 2005

Global group puts hard graft into Peak conservation
Young people from all over the world have been volunteering for hard labour - and a lot of fun - in the Peak District National Park.
4 May 2005

Moors inspire creative peaks in art competition
Amateur artists, poets and photographers are being invited to let their imaginations soar over the Peak District moorlands in a free competition that could lead to public recognition.
10 May 2005

£500,000 boost for Peak villages
Villages across the Peak District have been boosted by more than £500,000 of grants to help improve their communities.
12 May 2005

BESST hosts Scandinavian business exchange
Businesses in the Peak District have taken part in hosting an international exchange visit that saw them swapping ideas and inspirations with businesses from Sweden and Norway.
12 May 2005

Barnsley youngsters hit new heights in Peak District
Urban youngsters did much more than broaden their horizons when they swapped Barnsley streets for the uplands of the Peak District.
12 May 2005

A feast of fine foods in Savour the Flavour
Junk the turkey twizzlers, ditch the beastly burgers - only the best bites are allowed in Savour the Flavour, a new free booklet celebrating Peak District food and drink.
13 May 2005

Children help celebrate European Day of Parks
Urban and rural schoolchildren will come together to help celebrate the European Day of Parks on May 24.
16 May 2005

Free family fun in the Goyt Valley over half-term
Wild mini-beasts to hunt down, characters from history coming to life and a blindfold walk - just some of the fun on offer during a free Family Day in the beautiful Goyt Valley.
16 May 2005

Plea to dog owners - keep pet under control on farmland
Police and the Peak District National Park Authority have issued a plea to dog owners after a spate of sheep worrying, cattle problems and wildlife disturbance in the countryside.
17 May 2005

Learn to start an ailing heart with Bert and Gertie
Family walking could take a funny turn with the launch of Bert and Gertie's Disastrous Day Out during half-term on June 1.
17 May 2005

From Peak to desert - conservationists find common ground
Peak District National Park leaders gave a warm welcome to Jordanian desert conservationists on a fact-finding visit to the UK.
23 May 2005

Cash in on care for the environment
Many more businesses can cash in on care for the Peak District environment with the expansion of an innovative grant scheme.
24 May 2005

Tourism boost for the Peak District
Peak District tourism is hoping for a good year - with an excellent response to the area's first Walking Festival and a 64 per cent rise in visits to its modernised National Park visitor centres.
24 May 2005

Children reach out to celebrate European Day of Parks
Urban and rural children swapped schools for a day to help spread the word about the special qualities of the Peak District National Park.
25 May 2005

Photographers get the chance to go wild
Anyone keen to shoot wildlife - through a camera lens - could benefit from a specialist weekend course in the heart of the Peak District.
27 May 2005

Opening the way to the moors for disabled people
A moorland conservation organisation wants feedback from the public on how to improve access.
2 June 2005

Wheels in the wild - a chance for your say
Off-roaders will steer their way to a special forum on Saturday (June 11) to see how to prevent harm to a historic Peak District landmark.
3 June 2005

Children teach visitors about village woodland
Eyam schoolchildren are very proud of a woodland wildlife haven in their village - and they've produced a panel to explain its significance to visitors.
3 June 2005

National Liftshare Day - cut the carbon, cut the costs
Peak District drivers are being given a big push to car-share this month, not just on National Liftshare Day (June 14) but on a regular basis.
6 June 2005

Countryside achievement awards for urban youngsters
Going wild has a new meaning for urban youngsters after they earned awards in countryside skills in their National Park.
7 June 2005

Peak District National Park Authority reviews its property holdings
The Peak District National Park Authority is carrying out a major review of its properties and is inviting involvement from others in future property management arrangements.
13 June 2005

New Hope Valley Community Forum on way
Off-road vehicle use on public rights of way' will top the agenda at the launch of the Hope Valley Community Area Forum on June 22 at Hope Valley College, 7pm.
13 June 2005

Boost for badge of pride in the Peak
An award scheme recognising businesses that conserve the Peak District is expanding.
13 June 2005

First class - Jenny's postcard of the Peak
Most people write postcards when they are on holiday - but artist Jenny Shaw-Browne painted one.
14 June 2005

National Park Authority welcomes appeal court ruling
The Peak District National Park Authority has welcomed a Court of Appeal judgement on the legal status of two quarries on historic Stanton Moor, near Bakewell.
17 June 2005

Join us and celebrate National Parks Week 2005!
Organisations throughout the Peak District have joined forces to celebrate National Parks Week 2005. A series of events and activities for people of all ages and abilities will be taking place between 22 and 29 July.
22 June 2005

Free guided walks open the way to National Parks Week 2005
Free guided walks throughout the Peak District will encourage more people from diverse backgrounds to see the countryside during National Parks Week, July 22-29.
27 June 2005

Action on off-roaders after Community Forum
Officers from the Peak District National Park Authority and Derbyshire County Council meet next week (July 6) to push forward practical ideas to control countryside motorsports on public rights of way.
27 June 2005

Moors Project is counting on you
The second phase of visitor surveys that will contribute to the vital work of the Moors for the Future partnership - one of the country's largest conservation projects - is now underway at access points to the moorlands of the Peak District.
27 June 2005

Chance to go wild and gain knowledge in the Peak District
Identifying wild flowers and photographing wildlife are the subject of day courses coming up soon in the glorious Peak District National Park.
30 June 2005

New book charts rich past of Chatsworth landscape
A new book revealing the hidden richness of the Chatsworth landscape from 4,000 years ago to the present day is published this month (July 12).
1 July 2005

Local food and ale take centre stage in Peak beer and music festival
"If music be the food of love, play on," wrote Shakespeare - and there will be plenty of music and food for lovers of local ales and produce at a weekend festival in one of the Peak District's prettiest villages.
1 July 2005

Another world – urban leaders hit the Peaks
"It's like stepping out of Britain into another world" – the words of one youth leader who swapped city streets for the Peak District on a training weekend to encourage more black and ethnic groups to enjoy the countryside.
5 July 2005

Rock around the Peak District - and study stone
Visitors have a chance to rock on in the Peak District National Park with a special interest holiday on the area's fascinating geology.
7 July 2004

Changes in top roles at National Park Authority
The Peak District National Park Authority has fresh faces in some of its top roles following a re-shuffle in the wake of county council elections.
7 July 2005

Ashford barn restoration wins Greenwatch award
Villagers and historic buildings conservationists are delighted that barns which feature in one of the most photographed scenes in the Peak District have become award winners.
7 July 2005

Kick off the school holidays with fun in National Parks Week
School holidays in the Peak District will get off to an exciting start with a feast of family events during National Parks Week 2005.
14 July 2005

Action to prevent moorland fires in the Peak District
Signs warning people to take extra care to prevent fires are going up this week on moorland sites in the Peak District.
14 July 2005

Peak Youth Rangers on Austrian adventure
Rafting, mountain biking and hiking are on the all-action schedule for four young people from the Peak District when they take part in an international junior ranger summit in Austria.
18 July 2005

Put your heart into first aid in the countryside
Peak District National Park rangers will be helping walkers to save lives in the countryside with a free walk in the Derwent Valley on July 28, teaching Heartstart techniques.
18 July 2005

Public's help sought for Bakewell traffic survey
Questionnaires will soon be arriving through letter-boxes and on car windscreens in Bakewell in the first major traffic survey since the town centre was transformed five years ago.
18 July 2005

Moor free fun for families throughout August
Families looking for a different day out in the school holidays should try one of eight Family Fun Days based around the Peak District moorlands.
21 July 2005

Peak District in nationwide bus survey
The Peak District National Park Authority is taking part in a nationwide survey to find out how people make use of leisure bus services.
22 July 2005

Poetic about the Peaks? Show your verse-ability
Peak poets are being invited to celebrate the dramatic landscape of the Peak District in a new competition.
25 July 2005

Stone me! Widen your horizons with Peak District day courses
Question: What do toothpaste, washing powder, roads and mansions have in common?
2 August 2005

Cyclists on the trail of 10,000-mile celebration
Cyclists can pedal through the Peak District National Park as part of a series of celebration rides to mark the 10,000th mile of the National Cycle Network.
5 August 2005

Authority shapes up to sleeker future - Peak's special case recognised by Minister
The Peak District National Park Authority's membership is to be streamlined from 38 members to 30 following a Government announcement on Friday (August 5).
8 August 2005

Ranger celebrates 30 years in National Park
Being a Peak District National Park ranger was hardly the obvious choice of career for a Sheffield-born former engineer.
9 August 2005

A Surprise opening to the moors
The Moors for the Future partnership has just completed improvements to a new stretch of path at a Peak District beauty spot. The 300 metre route, which leads from Surprise View car park, is part of the partnership's 'Moors for All' initiative and has now made the spectacular viewpoint at Surprise View near Hathersage accessible for wheelchair and pushchair users.
9 August 2005

Plans afoot in Upper Derwent Valley woodlands
A blueprint for the future of the Upper Derwent Valley Woodlands is being drawn up over the next few months following a successful bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).
9 August 2005

Relax, renew, restore on the Peak District moorlands
A weekend of digging and planting sounds nothing out of the ordinary - but when the "garden" is miles of the Peak District moorland, it has to be something special.
10 August 2005

Longest serving ranger celebrates 35 years in the Peaks
A school trip to the Peak District sowed the seeds of a lifelong career for the National Park's longest serving ranger.
16 August 2005

Cash boosts for adventure, education & energy in the Peak District
Thousands of pounds in grants are being pumped into revitalising the Peak District through innovative social, educational and technology schemes.
16 August 2005

For sale to caring owners - ten Peak District woods
The Peak District National Park Authority is hoping to find new owners to look after ten small, but important woodlands scattered between Bakewell and Buxton.
19 August 2005

Top National Park planner reaches 35-year milestone
The Peak District National Park is famous for its scenic beauty and traditional villages - and the planning officer largely responsible for keeping it that way has just celebrated 35 years service.
22 August 2005

Moorland Festival fortnight
A programme of over 80 moorland-themed events this year will culminate in Moors for the Future's first ever 'Moorland Festival' during September (10-25). There is an exciting diverse and varied programme throughout the fortnight.
25 August 2005

Performance Plan highlights Authority's progress and vision
The Peak District National Park Authority has published its Best Value Performance Plan, reporting its plans for the future and achievements last year.
30 August 2005

Public inquiry into quarrying on Longstone Edge
A public inquiry into quarrying activities at Backdale, on Longstone Edge is set for September 14-16 in the Paxton Room at the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton.
30 August 2005

Hope Valley Forum on 'Access to Services'
Hope Valley residents' views on local services and how they can be improved will be in the spotlight for the second Hope Valley Community Forum on Wednesday September 21.
31 August 2005

Farewell to Fieldhead
The Fieldhead visitor and information centre at Edale has closed to make way for a £916,000 new visitor and moorland study facility to be known as the Moorland Centre.
7 September 2005

Saving the moors for the future - a national conference with a local perspective
Experts will come together in the Peak District to discuss the restoration and recovery of the Peak District moorland's blanket bog - one of the most eroded in the UK - at a national conference organised by Moors for the Future in Castleton on 20 - 21 September.
9 September 2005

First anniversary of open door to explore
Walkers are celebrating the first anniversary of open access to the Peak District's wild country - which doubled their opportunities to explore.
13 September 2005

National Park Authority 'disappointed & frustrated' by inquiry delay
The Peak District National Park Authority has expressed extreme disappointment and frustration at the postponement of a planning inquiry into quarrying at Backdale on Longstone Edge.
14 September 2005

National Parks join up with leading sustainable transport charity Sustrans
Sustrans, the UK's leading sustainable transport charity, has teamed up with the National Park Transport Officers Group to encourage visitors to National Parks to make the journey to and around them as environmentally friendly as possible - by bike, foot or public transport. The partnership was launched through the signing of an Alliance Agreement on Friday 16 September 2005.
19 September 2005

Performance assessment spotlight on National Park Authority
A team of assessors will be putting the spotlight on the Peak District National Park Authority next week as part of a new national scrutiny process.
19 September 2005

Securing the future of the Peak District National Park
Four key issues - which have emerged from an 18-month consultation by the Peak District National Park Authority - will be the focus of public forums during October and November at Bakewell, Hope, Parwich and Wincle.
27 September 2005

Children plant seeds of change for Peak haymeadows
Ashford Beavers and Cub scouts helped restore hope for the future of Peak District haymeadows when they sowed seeds rich in wildflowers in fields near their village.
3 October 2005

Castleton showcase for local arts & crafts
The Peak District National Park Authority's £1m new Visitor Centre in Castleton - opened last year - has become a showcase for local arts, crafts and photography.
5 October 2005

Up, up and away - prizewinners' flight of fancy
Three prizewinners let their imaginations soar when they flew over the Peak District moors which inspired their creative work.
5 October 2005

Glorious mud after restoration of historic Taddington Mere
Villagers from schoolchildren to retirees have waded in to help restore a historic watering hole believed to date from medieval times.
6 October 2005

Natural highs inspire Poet Laureate of the Peak
The new Poet Laureate of the Peak would spend every day, if he could, out in the countryside, drawing inspiration directly from nature.
6 October 2005

4x4s & trail bikes - Stanage Forum voluntary agreement on way?
Trail bike riders and 4x4 drivers will be among those meeting on October 16 to recommend voluntary speed and safety restrictions on the historic Long Causeway across Stanage Edge.
10 October 2005

Judge allows hearing on quarry exchange
The Peak District National Park Authority has expressed disappointment after a legal decision over rights to quarry on Longstone Edge.
13 October 2005

National Park Authority to pursue top-level support over quarry dispute
The Peak District National Park Authority is to take its case for strengthening the law over quarrying in national parks to the highest government level.
14 October 2005

Lead Legacy - the CD-ROM
Today the Peak District is an agricultural landscape but for centuries it was one of the richest lead mining areas in Europe.
17 October 2005

Your chance to influence the future of the past
Do you have ideas on how best to conserve the Peak District's heritage for future generations? The Peak District National Park Authority is asking for your views.
17 October 2005

Hope Valley meeting will focus on young people
A public forum at Hope Valley College on Thursday 3 November will explore ways to involve young people in the key issues affecting the future of the Peak District National Park.
20 October 2005

National Park Authority agrees deadline extension on Stanton Moor quarries
The deadline for imposing modern working conditions on two dormant quarries on Stanton Moor has been extended six months.
21 October 2005

National Park planners approve new Bakewell medical centre and affordable flats
A new medical centre with a pharmacy and five affordable flats have been approved by the Peak District National Park planning committee (October 21).
21 October 2005

4x4s & trail bikes - Code of Respect agreed for Stanage
A voluntary speed limit of 5mph for 4x4s and 20mph for trail bikes has been agreed in a new Code of Respect for the historic Long Causeway across Stanage Edge in the Peak District National Park.
31 October 2005

Crowning some of the National Park's ancient trees
Some of the Peak District National Park's most venerable trees have suddenly sprouted tops like Bart Simpson's haircut.
2 November 2005

Wing your way to a break with the birds
Would you know a curlew from a corncrake? Have you ever wondered why the lark ascends or the robin bobs?
7 November 2005

Set your course for countryside navigation
Advanced countryside navigation skills will be mapped out on a short break for those who want to test their knowledge out in the field.
7 November 2005

National Park affordable housing shortlisted for award
The Peak District National Park Authority's pioneering policy on affordable housing is one of only 16 projects shortlisted nationwide for the Royal Town Planning Institute's Silver Jubilee Cup.
9 November 2005

Major 'trans-plant' for Peak District moors
A major 'trans-plant' operation will get under way next Spring to move more than 100,000 young plants to a new home on the Peak District moors.
14 November 2005

National Park traffic priorities set out in new SPITS plan
Priorities for curbing the negative impact of traffic on the Peak District National Park have been set out for the next decade with the publication of the new business plan for the South Pennines Transport Project.
14 November 2005

Youth Rangers navigate new skills in the Peak District
Young people from all over the Peak District have put themselves on the map by studying to become Youth Rangers.
21 November 2005

Poetry gets pride of place on Peak District benches
Wooden benches carved with poems celebrating the Peak District are being installed across the National Park.
22 November 2005

Panel members needed to help make the future brighter
New panel members are needed to help allocate cash in a remarkable grant scheme that boosts life-enhancing enterprises across the wider Peak District.
30 November 2005

Think of bats, barn owls and newts with your building plans
Costly building delays caused by the unexpected discovery of threatened wildlife should be a thing of the past in the Peak District National Park.
2 December 2005

"Need for action against Backdale quarry paramount" says Peak District National Park Authority
Today the Peak District National Park Authority signalled its clear intention to take further action to address the on-going destruction of Longstone Edge, caused by what the Authority believes to be the mass unlawful extraction of limestone.
9 December 2005

National Parks back urban neighbours' bids for massive regeneration funding
Plans for a massive programme of investment in northern cities - which could top billions of pounds - will be at the heart of discussions at a workshop this week hosted by the Peak District National Park Authority.
12 December 2005

Peak District businesses up to the environmental mark
A magnificent seven Peak District businesses were congratulated for achieving high standards of environmental care at a special awards dinner.
19 December 2005

Stepping out to assess Peak District paths
Important footpath research that will contribute to the vital work of the Moors for the Future partnership - one of the country’s largest conservation projects - is now underway.
21 December 2005

National Park Authority encourages revamp for historic business site
Plans for an ambitious redevelopment of an historic business site in Bakewell were welcomed in principle by Peak District National Park planning committee.
22 December 2005

National Park Authority to improve HQ
The Peak District National Park Authority is to upgrade its Bakewell HQ, improving facilities for visitors, members and staff and cutting running costs.
22 December 2005

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