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2010 press releases

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2010 press releases

Have your say on Bradfield conservation area update
Villagers in High and Low Bradfield, in the Peak District National Park near Sheffield, can have their say on a proposed update of their conservation areas.
6 January 2010

Action plan to respond to the views of national park residents
A range of measures is being proposed by the Peak District National Park Authority to listen and respond to the concerns of residents on issues that matter to them.
18 January 2010

National park budget set with eye on future
Multi-million pound projects to tackle climate change and develop cycling trails are at the heart of a budget set by the Peak District National Park Authority.
8 February 2010

Bakewell business park redevelopment plans refused
Plans to build industrial units, offices and 97 homes at a business park in Bakewell have been refused by the Peak District National Park Authority.
15 February 2010

Decision on future of rural business goes to full authority
A café, delicatessen and garden centre has passed the first hurdle towards getting planning permission to continue trading in its current form.
15 February 2010

Local food workshop for Sheffield villages
Villagers on the Sheffield side of the Peak District National Park can hear all about growing, buying and marketing local food at a workshop at Dungworth Village Hall on March 4.
22 February 2010

Grants feed green growth for Peak District communities
Thousands of pounds in grants from the Peak District Sustainable Development Fund will help kick-start “green” community projects throughout the area.
23 February 2010

National Park Authority recognised as Investor in People
The Peak District National Park Authority has achieved the Investor in People accreditation - the mark of a quality employer.
17 March 2010

Peak District National Park Authority welcomes two new members
The Peak District National Park Authority has welcomed a planner and a park warden as new members of its ruling body.
18 March 2010

Welcome guide for newcomers to the National Park
A helping hand is available for everyone who ever wanted to explore the Peak District National Park but did not know where to start.
24 March 2010

Appeal to keep dogs under control in countryside
Peak District dog-walkers are asked to keep their pets on short leads to protect wildlife, lambs, calves and the dogs themselves while out in the countryside during the breeding season.
25 March 2010

Affordable homes approved for Peak District village
The Peak District National Park Authority has approved a scheme for four affordable homes in Calver, aimed at local young people who struggle to find adequate housing.
19 April 2010

Environmental awards for Peak District business heros
What do a pub, a chocolate-maker, a high-class restaurant, a farm shop and farmers co-operative have in common. They are among the latest Peak District businesses to be awarded the prestigious Environmental Quality Mark (EQM) for their benefits to the environment of the Peak District National Park.
22 April 2010

Sports stars launch national park recreation strategy
Mountaineer Andy Cave and Olympic Mogul skier Ellie Koyander have launched a strategy to encourage outdoor recreational activities in the Peak District National Park.
27 April 2010

Get cycling with Pedal Peak District
A £2.25 million project has been launched to get thousands of residents and visitors to the Peak District cycling more often.
29 April 2010

Pedal Peak District offers free cycling events
Four free cycling events are being run in May to encourage people to Saddle Up For Summer in the Peak District National Park.
10 May 2010

Can humble moss save the Peak District moors
A rare moss that was in danger of disappearing from the Peak District has been distributed across the moors from a helicopter as part of a pioneering project being delivered by Moors for the Future on behalf of The Co-operative and Natural England.
12 May 2010

Companion Stones: contemporary artists and poets seek the future
Companion Stones, a unique exhibition of text on stone sculptures, will be opened by the Duke of Devonshire at the Moorland Centre, Edale, in the Peak District National Park on Monday May 24 at 3pm.
17 May 2010

Grants boost green projects in the Peak District
Education, energy and inspirational music are all among the latest projects to benefit from thousands of pounds in grants from the Peak District Sustainable Development Fund.
19 May 2010

Iron Age hillfort to reveal its mysteries?
Villagers are hoping that new excavations at the Iron Age hillfort of Fin Cop, overlooking Monsal Dale in the Peak District National Park, will reveal more about its story, following the discovery last year of a female skeleton dating from 400 to 200 BC.
19 May 2010

National Family Week - fun days out in the Peak District National Park
Families can find lots of fun things to do in the Peak District National Park during National Family Week - May 31-June 6 - and most are free.
20 May 2010

Act now to help stop pink invader
Volunteers are needed to help stop the non-native Himalayan balsam having a devastating impact along Peak District riversides.
24 May 2010

Take off on two wheels with Pedal Peak District
It’s take-off time for beginners wanting to ride a bike in the Peak District, with Pedal Peak District training sessions and leisurely rides throughout June and July - all free.
27 May 2010

Baby Emily gets the cycling bug at an early age
Primary schoolteacher Chris Auton is planning to introduce his baby daughter to the joys of cycling at an early age - after winning a £225 bike trailer in a competition.
4 June 2010

Hope of new visitor centre for Millers Dale old station
The Peak District National Park Authority is proposing to lease the old Millers Dale station buildings to the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust.
8 June 2010

Pedal Peak District gears up for National Bike Week
Residents and visitors to the Peak District National Park are being encouraged to take to two wheels during National Bike Week.
18 June 2010

Social media promote cycling project
Online social media websites are being used to tell residents and visitors about opportunities for cycling in the Peak District National Park.
23 June 2010

Interest sought to help manage Roaches estate
Partners are being sought to help the Peak District National Park Authority manage the Roaches estate for the benefit of local residents and visitors.
24 June 2010

Pedalling pensioner's prizewinning success
Retired refinery worker Richard Tibbles is planning a summer full of cycle rides in the Peak District after winning a £300 bike in a competition.
25 June 2010

National park budget cut by 5 per cent
A revised budget has been set by the Peak District National Park Authority after its funding was reduced by five per cent.
25 June 2010

National Park Authority selects leaders
The Peak District National Park Authority has re-elected Narendra Bajaria CBE as its chair for the fourth successive year at its annual meeting.
29 June 2010

Volunteers needed to help stop pink invader
Volunteers are invited to help stop the non-native Himalayan balsam from having a devastating impact along Peak District riversides.
6 July 2010

Join in summer cycling events
New and returning cyclists are being encouraged to get out and about in the Peak District National Park during the summer months.
7 July 2010

A new look for the Peak District National Park Authority website
Our website has undergone a facelift to improve the service we offer to you.
13 July 2010

National Parks Week brings history to life
Local history, archaeology, myths and legends will be brought to life in the Peak District in National Parks Week (July 26 - August 1).
21 July 2010

Families can step back in time at Magpie Mine - Sat July 31
Children can try being a lead miner, meet historic characters, and enjoy things that go boom, bang or squelch at a free archaeological family fun day at the 270-year-old Magpie Mine, Sheldon, on Saturday July 31, 10.30am-3pm.
22 July 2010

European Union invests millions to save UK moors for the future
The largest conservation project funded by the EU Life+ programme this year and the largest ever in the UK was launched by Poul Christensen, chair of Natural England on the windswept Pennine moors above Holmfirth.
23 July 2010

Peak District archaeology project scoops national award
An excavation of the Iron Age hill fort site at Fin Cop, overlooking Monsal Dale in the Peak District National Park has won a British Archaeological Award.
26 July 2010

Blades football stars boost Pedal Peak District
Championship footballers from Sheffield United have backed a Peak District National Park Authority project to get more people cycling, more often.
28 July 2010

Volunteers needed to battle Himalayan balsam - August 7
Volunteers are invited to help pull up the invasive Himalayan balsam along the River Derwent on Saturday August 7.
30 July 2010

Competition winner urges people to ‘Get on your bike!’
A Sheffield mum hopes to get more people cycling in the Peak District after winning a £300 mountain bike.
30 July 2010

Have your say on Youlgrave conservation area update
The people of Youlgrave have the chance to comment on a draft update of the Youlgrave conservation area prepared by the Peak District National Park Authority.
12 August 2010

Green grants brighten Peak District’s future
Walking, hydro-power, and the creative arts are among projects seeded by the Peak District Sustainable Development Fund that should bear fruit for local communities in coming months.
13 August 2010

Take up cycling and move into autumn on two wheels
Free events will encourage new or nervous cyclists to get out and about in the Peak District National Park this autumn.
19 August 2010

Bollington blossoms with help from Sustainable Development Fund
Two community projects have been given lift-off in Bollington thanks to the Peak District’s Sustainable Development Fund. The first is a new Bollington Tree Trail, supported by £18,000 from the Fund, to be officially launched on Sunday September 5.
19 August 2010

National Park Authority offers energy advice for traditional homes
Did you know that traditionally-built houses can lose up to 60 per cent of their heat through the walls and roof?
7 September 2010

Biking for beginners in Bakewell
Free training will encourage residents of Bakewell and surrounding villages to cycle to work or the shops this autumn.
16 September 2010

Final consultation on new planning strategy for Peak District National Park
Residents, businesses and interest groups have a last chance to give their views on a proposed new planning strategy for the Peak District National Park.
17 September 2010

Authority seeks public views on future of Losehill Hall learning centre
The Peak District National Park Authority is asking for people’s views on the future of its Losehill Hall environmental learning and conference centre in Castleton.
27 September 2010

Drop-in event for public’s views on future of Losehill Hall
The Peak District National Park Authority is holding a public drop-in event for people to give their views on the future of Losehill Hall, its residential environmental learning and conference centre at Castleton.
30 September 2010

Moorland pilot project to create natural flood defence
Making Space for Water, a pilot project launched by Moors for the Future in partnership with the Environment Agency, aims to demonstrate how our natural moorland resources can help to protect against flooding.
5 October 2010

Peak Wise People gain national recognition
A Peak District-based project to give more people from ethnic minorities the confidence to explore the countryside has gained national recognition.
11 October 2010

More people to qualify for affordable homes in Peak District
Local people who have bought a house outside the Peak District National Park could now be eligible for affordable housing back in their home parish.
20 October 2010

Heritage, environment and health helped by Sustainable Development Fund
A new Kinder Heritage Centre, an environmentally-friendly bus-washer, and healthcare through farm work are all among new projects to receive backing from the Peak District Sustainable Development Fund.
20 October 2010

Tender documents seeking partner for Losehill Hall
Potential partners interested in leasing or buying Losehill Hall can access tender documents on this website.
22 October 2010

Grow your own winning poem on Peak District moors
Heath rush, tormentil, sundew and asphodel - the very names sound like poetry in themselves.
25 October 2010

Sarah plots course for quality geography lessons
Geography lessons at Peak District primary schools are to receive a boost after a national park learning officer was appointed as a champion for the subject.
9 November 2010

Governance consultation begins for national park authorities
A public consultation has been launched looking at the way members of the Peak District National Park Authority can be more accountable to local people.
11 November 2010

Plant a tree and have a ‘berry’ merry Christmas
It’s National Tree Week from Nov 27-Dec 5, and local people can help celebrate by planting trees in a Peak District woodland haven - Macclesfield Forest.
12 November 2010

Hassop Station Cycling Saturdays
Residents of Bakewell and surrounding villages and visitors can learn how to ride a bike or maintain a bike at Hassop Station this winter.
16 November 2010

Make a bee-line for Bees and Trees Day
Anyone seeking practical advice on beekeeping and orchards should buzz along to a Bees and Trees Day in the heart of the Peak District this month (Nov).
18 November 2010

European Court says ‘no’ to appeal on Backdale quarry
The Peak District National Park Authority has welcomed a refusal by the European Court of Human Rights to hear an appeal in connection with Backdale quarry on Longstone Edge, near Bakewell.
29 November 2010

Chance to give your views on Losehill Hall
People have chance to speak about the future of Losehill Hall at a meeting of the full Peak District National Park Authority on Friday December 17.
29 November 2010

Turn back time on Derbyshire Archaeology Day
Derbyshire and Peak District residents can hear about the latest discoveries from their past at the annual Derbyshire Archaeology Day - Saturday January 15.
2 December 2010

Delivering for the Peak District National Park
Conservation work by the Peak District National Park Authority is outstanding and other areas are exceeding or meeting requirements, an assessment has found.
2 December 2010

Views invited on proposed “green lane” restrictions
The Peak District National Park Authority wants to hear people’s views on a proposed temporary ban that would stop 4x4s and trail-bikes using a picturesque “green lane.”
10 December 2010

Consultation on future of the Roaches
The Peak District National Park Authority is asking for people’s views on what they want to see from a new partnership on the Roaches, a picturesque crag and its surrounding land in Staffordshire.
10 December 2010

OLD Help needed to go star-spotting in the Peak District
People are being asked to get starry-eyed this New Year as they scour the heavens for Orion the hunter over the Peak District. The Peak District National Park Authority is seeking the help of residents and visitors to find out how much light pollution obscures our view of the night sky.
16 December 2010

Free bicycle checks and security marking at Bakewell Market
Pedal Peak District, Pedal Ready and Bakewell Police have teamed up to encourage people to be bike safety conscious and security aware in 2011.
16 December 2010

YHA preferred bidder to take on Losehill Hall
A preferred bidder has been selected by the Peak District National Park Authority to take over Losehill Hall, its environmental learning and conference centre at Castleton. Senior officers from the authority will now enter into detailed negotiations with the Youth Hostel Association (YHA) before an agreement is reached.
17 December 2010

Authority reshapes services to cope with Government cuts
The Peak District National Park Authority has responded to a 28.5 per cent Government budget cut over the next four years with an action plan to save more than £446,000 in 2011-12 while protecting essential services.
20 December 2010

Help needed to go star-spotting in the Peak District
People are being asked to get starry-eyed this New Year as they scour the heavens for Orion the hunter over the Peak District. The Peak District National Park Authority is seeking the help of residents and visitors to find out how much light pollution obscures our view of the night sky.
21 December 2010

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