The most important meeting of town and parish councils in any given year is usually the meeting to set the council's budget. Okay, in some previous years the most important meetings in New Mills have been how to deal with a dishonest former town clerk and her bad influence on other council staff members. But this year it's about the annual budget.
It is as a consequence of this upcoming meeting that the council tax collecting authority is notified how much money the town or parish council wants to raise by way of council tax from the local public.
For those interested in local government in New Mills, High Peak, please note that this year's budget-setting meeting of New Mills Town Council is on Wednesday 27 January 2016.
The start time is 6:30 p.m, rather than the usual start time for ordinary council meetings.