Beth Atkins

Liberal Democrat Councillor for New Mills Learn more

New courses that can lead to career changes or access to higher education will be available at New Mills Adult Education Centre in September. “This is excellent news,” reports Beth, “I was a mature student myself and later, after training to teach, was involved in the development and delivering of Women’s Access courses at High […]

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Beth reports,” I attended an interesting and very relevant conference recently which highlighted the problems of debt in the UK today and in Derbyshire. The facts and figures about how we are accumulating debt make scary reading. The ways in which people can try to resolve their problems were discussed, the best place to go […]

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Phone boxes – Use it or Lose it!

by Beth on 19 August, 2008

BT Phone boxes are under threat following the Post Office cuts. If there is a phone box near you, then use it occasionally – you never know when it may be needed in an emergency. One of the boxes that is in the latest consultation is in Rowarth, others are on Lowleighton Road and Mellor […]

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Water Bills

by Beth on 19 August, 2008

You get a Fair Service from Hayfield Newsagents!Following complaints from New Mills residents about being charged to pay their Water Bills, I checked to see what was happening in Hayfield. I was delighted to discover that Hayfield residents are not being charged. Further research revealed that not all retailers are charging customers to pay bills – So […]

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Underage drinking

by Beth on 19 August, 2008

Trading Standards have been checking on underage alcohol sales in the area and shops in New Mills and Chapel have been caught out. This is a problem that police are taking seriously. The police can confiscate alcohol being consumed in public places by minors, or by anyone in a designated alcohol free zone. Adults buying […]

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