working on behalf of local Councils within the Peak District National Park
The Peak District, in the north Midlands of England, was the first National Park to be established in Britain. Each local community within the Peak District National Park is represented by a Parish Council or Parish Meeting - the Peak Park Parishes Forum supports and coordinates the activities of these on issues where working together will be more effective than acting alone.
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The Peak Park Parishes Forum is an independent association, established in 1994, of most of the local councils (Town Councils, Parish Councils and Parish Meetings) lying within the boundaries of the Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA).
One of the Forum's purposes is to facilitate PDNPA's legal duty (Schedule 7 of the Environment Act 1995) to consult parishes on matters affecting them. (And PDNPA also has a duty under the 1995 Act to seek to foster the economic and social well-being of local communities within the National Park.)
We aim to promote a good working relationship and excellent communications between local councils and PDNPA, and to provide a voice on matters relating to PDNPA which are common to a number of local councils. The Forum is keen to promote good local government and grassroots democracy.
Every member Parish of PPPF is entitled to propose candidates for the Forum's Management Committee. We would be particularly keen to welcome new Management Committee members from Parishes in Cheshire East and Staffordshire Moorlands - areas which are currently under-represented.
The current members of the Management Committee are: Martin Beer (chair of PPPF), Hucklow Parish Council (Derbyshire Dales) Trevor Bellamy, Holme Valley Parish Council (West Yorkshire) Patrick Brady, Taddington Parish Council (Derbyshire Dales) Stephen Bennett, Bradfield Parish Council (South Yorkshire) Joanna Collins, Edale Parish Council (High Peak) Peter Cooper, Charlesworth Parish Council (High Peak) Paul Downing, Bradwell Parish Council (Derbyshire Dales) Linda Granger, Bradwell Parish Council (Derbyshire Dales)
The Secretary to the Forum is Peter Leppard - firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07860 624453
The Peak District National Park is a protected landscape providing spectacular views, iconic wildlife, fascinating archaeology and beautiful moorland villages. From walking, fell-running and climbing to air sports, cycling or simply enjoying peace and quiet reflection surrounded by nature, the Park offers many opportunities for outdoor recreation that are beneficial to health and wellbeing.