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.