High Peak Borough Council

Infobox UK district
name = High Peak Borough Council

status = Non-metropolitan district; Borough(1974)
region = East Midlands
admincounty = Derbyshire
area = Ranked 92nd
540.25 km²
adminhq = Chapel-en-le-Frith
onscode = 17UH
population = Ranked English district rank|ONS=17UH
English district population|ONS=17UH
English district density|ONS=17UH / km²
ethnicity = 98.1% White
politics = High Peak Borough Council
leadership = Leader: Cllr Tony Ashton (C)
& Cabinet
executive = English district control|ONS=17UH
mayor = Cllr Robin Baldry (C)
mp = Tom Levitt MP (L)
year = 2005

High Peak Borough Council is is the second level of local government for residents of the High Peak borough of Derbyshire.


The High Peak Borough Council was formed on April 1, 1974 by absorbing the municipal boroughs of Buxton and Glossop, the urban districts of New Mills and Whaley Bridge and the rural district of Chapel-en-le-Frith, all of which had previously been in the administrative county of Derbyshire, as well as the rural district of Tintwistle which had been in the administrative county of Cheshire.

In the Local Elections of May 2007, the Conservative Party gained overall control of the council, as after the 1999 election The Labour Party had been the largest party and in 2003 the council was No Overall Control.

Shortly after taking office the Conservative Party implemented a number of policies including contracting out and selling off refuse and recycling services, this being the first time such services have been managed by a private company in recent years and the contract started in August 2008.


The Council, made up of 43 councillors, is currently controlled by the Conservatives who took control after the 2007 Local Election, after gaining 14 seats from the Labour, the Liberal Democrats and others [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/vote2007/councils/html/17uh.stm BBC NEWS | Election 2007 | Local Council Elections | High Peak council ] ] [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/derbyshire/6603319.stm BBC NEWS | England | Derbyshire | Tories seize power in High Peak ] ] .

[ [http://www.highpeak.gov.uk/council/elections/ High Peak Borough Council - Elections ] ]


The Leader of High Peak Borough Council up to 2007 was Councillor David William Lomax. He first took up the post in 1991. He represents the Whaley Bridge Ward for the Liberal Democrats. In 2007, after the Conservatives gained control of the council, Councillor John Faulkner was elected to the post. He has since resigned as a councillor for the Burbage Ward in Buxton. On May 13th 2008 former deputy leader Tony Ashton took over as the leader of High Peak Borough Council. His deputy is Councillor Emily Thrane. [ [http://www.highpeak.gov.uk/news/press/2007may1145.asp High Peak Borough Council - Press Releases - Conservative leader John Faulkner at the helm of High Peak ] ]


The current Mayor of the High Peak is Councillor Robin Baldry. He was elected in the 1 May 2007 local elections to represented the Cote Heath ward in Buxton for the Conservatives. [ [http://www.highpeak.gov.uk/council/mayor/mayorbiog.asp High Peak Borough Council - Mayor's Biography ] ] .

Electoral Wards

[ [http://www.highpeak.gov.uk/council/wards.asp High Peak Borough Council - High Peak Borough Council Wards ] ]
*Buxton Central
*Chapel East
*Chapel West
*Cote Heath
*Hadfield North
*Hadfield South
*Hope Valley
*Howard Town
*Limestone Peak
*New Mills East
*New Mills West
*Old Glossop
*St John's
*Stone Bench
*Whaley Bridge


*United Kingdom local elections, 2003
*United Kingdom local elections, 2007


External links

* [http://www.highpeak.gov.uk/ High Peak Borough Council]

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