Wednesday 29 March 2023


Have you ever thought of contributing your skills and passion to being a Parish Councillor? And changing the way we can support our community by advancing practical ideas to make it a more sustainable, greener and valued place?

You'll know that elections are coming up soon, including for Hayfield Parish Council. Currently, there's several vacancies on the Parish Council and it would be good to have a 'slate' of candidates from whom to choose. As the lowest tier of public democracy, party politics has little role to play in Parish Councils, but ideas are always welcome!

The Parish Council meets monthly, and is serviced by a Clerk. Parish Councils are a good way in which to propose, and get adopted, policies and initiatives you feel strongly about..Andy Barker, our Parish Clerk, can give you a run down on what's involved in being a Parish Councillor. He can be contacted at

If you are interested, details about the nomination process are on the High Peak Council website. It looks complicated, but is pretty straightforward. The thing some people find confusing is getting details of the two sponsors you need (their polling district and voter number), but Andy can help with that, since he's got the information you'll need.

Why not give it a go? Existing Parish Councillors probably felt as you do, if you've never done anything like this before, but they've managed it successfully. There's no reason why you shouldn't!. Nominations need to be in by 4.00p.m. Tuesday, 4th April.

And, if you decide to try your hand, good luck!


The Sustainable Hayfield team

Friday 3 March 2023


Thanks to all who stopped by at Sustainable Hayfield's Home Energy MOT stall last weekend. On a cold morning, we had a good deal of interest and 15 more households signed up for a Home Energy Visit, assessment of energy efficiency and prospective installation of low level insulation aides. And we gave away 70 soft draught excluders to those who wanted them!
We've now had requests for visits and possible installations from over 125 Hayfield households, which is excellent. But we can manage more. People we met who'd had a visit already all said how much they appreciated the help given, and how valuable the visit turned out to be.
Why not join them in this unique scheme, which provides essential checks on your boiler and radiator controls, assesses levels of loft insulation, and provides free fitting, where requested, of draught proofing, radiator reflector foils, LED lights, letter box covers and more, all designed to reduce fuels bills and keep you warm? To sign up:
* simply email your contact details and address to, or
* pick up, complete, and return a visit request slip at the library, Hayfield News or The Post Office/Village Store.
We'll then contact you and arrange a visit at a conveneint time for you. It's that simple!
Thank you.
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