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High Peak is Council of the Year 2007 Add News3 to Scrapbook
LGC Awards

High Peak Borough Council has won the Local Government Chronicle's Council of the Year Award at an awards ceremony in London, on Monday 12 March 2007.

The Local Government Chronicle awards are regarded as the top prizes, which celebrate achievement in local government. The Council of the Year is the principal award, which celebrates the winning council’s achievements in many different fields.

Chief Executive Peter Sloman said: “This is an enormous achievement for front line staff, managers and councillors, who have worked hard to achieve the targets we set ourselves to improve the quality of life in High Peak."

National Park Authority Pledges Action on Climate Change Add News8 to Scrapbook

The Peak District National Park Authority has made an official commitment to tackling global warming by signing the Nottingham Declaration on Climate Change.

The National Park Authority is already leading the way on energy-efficient heating systems, installing ground-source heat-pumps at its new Moorland Centre in Edale and Parsley Hey Cycle Hire Centre, and a biomass boiler at its Losehill Hall environmental education centre in Castleton.

It also supports eco-friendly businesses and community organisations through such schemes as the Peak District Sustainable Development Fund and New Environmental Economy programme, offering grants and guidance.

National Park Authority chair Tony Hams said: “As an environmental organisation it is up to us to provide strong and visible leadership for the local community in mitigating climate change".

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