Peak Park Parishes Forum

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.

Any local council may become a member of the Forum on payment of an annual subscription. The members of the Forum are:
Abney, Abney Grange, Highlow & Offerton Parish Meeting
Alstonefield Parish Council
Ashford-in-the-Water Parish Council
Bakewell Town Council 
Bamford with Thornhill Parish Council
Baslow & Bubnell Parish Council
Blackwell Parish Meeting
Bonsall Parish Council
Bradfield Parish Council 
Bradwell Parish Council
Brough & Shatton Parish Meeting
Butterton Parish Council
Calver Parish Council
Castleton Parish Council
Chapel-en-le-Frith Parish Council
Charlesworth Parish Council
Chatsworth Parish Meeting
Chelmorton Parish Council
Chinley, Buxworth and Brownside Parish Council
Curbar Parish Council
Derwent and Hope Woodlands Parish Council
Edale Parish Council
Edensor Parish Meeting
Eyam Parish Council
Fawfieldhead Parish Council
Fenny Bentley Parish Council
Foolow Parish Meeting
Great Longstone Parish Council
Grindleford Parish Council
Harthill Parish Meeting
Hartington Nether Quarter Parish Council
Hassop Parish Meeting
Hathersage Parish Council
Hayfield Parish Council
Hazelbadge Parish Meeting
Holmesfield Parish Council
Holme Valley Parish Council
Hope with Aston Parish Council
Hucklow Parish Council
Ible Parish Meeting
Ilam Parish Council
King Sterndale Parish Meeting
Langsett Parish Council
Little Longstone Parish Meeting
Litton Parish Council
Macclesfield Forest & Wildboarclough Parish Meeting
Meltham Town Council
New Mills Town Council
Onecote Parish Council
Over Haddon Parish Council
Pott Shrigley Parish Council
Rainow Parish Council
Rowland Parish Meeting
Rowsley Parish Council
Saddleworth Parish Council
Sheldon Parish Meeting
South Darley Parish Council
Stanton in Peak Parish Council
Stocksbridge Town Council
Taddington Parish Council
Tideswell Parish Council
Tintwistle Parish Council
Tissington & Lea Hall Parish Council
Warslow & Elkstones Parish Council
Waterhouses Parish Council
Whaley Bridge Town Council
Wheston Parish Meeting
Wincle Parish Meeting
Winster Parish Council
Wormhill & Green Fairfield Parish Council
Youlgrave Parish Council
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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, Hucklow Parish Council (Derbyshire Dales)
Patrick Brady, Taddington Parish Council (Derbyshire Dales)
Chris Carr, Tissington Parish Council (Derbyshire Dales)
Joanna Collins, Edale Parish Council (High Peak)
Peter Cooper, Charlesworth Parish Council (High Peak)
Tony Crook, Curbar Parish Council (Derbyshire Dales)
Paul Downing, Bradwell Parish Council (Derbyshire Dales)
Linda Granger (chair of PPPF), Bradwell Parish Council (Derbyshire Dales)
Zena Hawley, Over Haddon Parish Council (Derbyshire Dales)

The Secretary to the Forum is Peter Leppard - or phone 07860 624453
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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.

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Peak Park Parishes Forum is wholly independent of the Peak District National Park Authority - who can be contacted at

Some other bodies involved with the Peak Park:
Peak District National Park Foundation
Friends of the Peak District
Peak District Local Access Forum
Derbyshire County Council
Derbyshire Dales District Council
High Peak Borough Council
Staffordshire Moorlands District Council
Cheshire East Council