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Neighbourhood Plan for Disley & Newtown – Have your say in shaping our future together


This matters to all of us! A community-based neighbourhood plan offers Disley & Newtown the best opportunity to influence how we change in the future – without one we are vulnerable to decisions being imposed on us that don’t reflect what Disley is about.

This community-wide consultation is the first stage of developing a neighbourhood plan for Disley & Newtown. This survey will seek to
identify some of the broad issues around what we feel about our village and its future.
• What matters most to residents in planning for a better village?
• What kind of development do we want over the next 15 years, if any?
• Where should it be and on what scale?
• How do we make Disley & Newtown a better place?
The feedback from this consultation will inform the drafting of a vision and objectives for the village, assessing alternative options and finally preparing planning policies that will be used to shape how Disley & Newtown change in the future.
We need the views of as many residents, local organisations and businesses as possible. The two-page questionnaire, together with space for you to add your own ideas, should be quick to complete. Please return it using the pre-paid envelope supplied, or drop it into the Parish Council Offices (address on back page), or complete it online at here no later than 30th November 2015.

For further information about neighbourhood planning within Cheshire East, see

Completing the Questionnaire
This survey is important! Our neighbourhood plan will only be accepted if we can demonstrate that it accurately reflects the views of Disley & Newtown residents and businesses. For each amenity or service we are asking about, please place a tick in the box that most closely reflects your view. The questions are grouped under two main headings: Disley & Newtown NOW, and Disley & Newtown in the FUTURE.
Please complete your personal details on the back page where you may also add your own ideas and comments. Remember, everyone in the house who is at least 16 years old * can complete their own survey if they wish, either by obtaining an additional paper copy of the survey from the Parish Office or online.
* Not 16 yet? Watch for details of our youth focus groups we will be holding next Spring.

Walk the Parish Boundary – Saturday 17th October

Disley Footpath SocietyThis year Disley Footpath Society will be once more holding Parish Boundary walk and doing the northern half of the parish. The walk is approx. 6 miles long and will start from New Mills Newtown Station. Catch the 9.19am train from Disley to Newtown or the 199 bus (9.35am at the Ram’s Head alighting at The Swan)
The route then goes down to the Goyt, along to Strines, up to the Peak Forest Canal and from there through to the top of Jackson’s Edge Road. After descending to Lyme Park, the walk then goes out to Cockhead Farm before coming back to the centre of Disley where a pub lunch can be taken. Everyone welcome (but please wear appropriate clothing)
For further information please contact Chris Baker on 763147 or

See all the images from the Disley Cycling Festival 2015

Winners of the 'Design the Logo' competition receiving their prizes from World Champions Sophie Thornhill, Dame Sarah Storey and Hannah Walker
Winners of the ‘Design the Logo’ competition receiving their prizes from World Champions Sophie Thornhill, Dame Sarah Storey and Hannah Walker

Click here to see all the fantastic images from the 3rd Disley Cycling Festival held on Saturday 19th September at Disley Amalgamated Sports Club.

Disley Parish Council would like to say thank you to all of the volunteers who helped to organise the event and everyone who took part for their support in helping to make this year’s event the best ever!

Disley Cycling Festival – Saturday 19th September 2015

Bike familyWe are excited to announce that this year’s Disley Cycling Festival will take place on Saturday 19th September so put the date in your diary and get ready to polish the dust off those bicycles!
This is our third festival, which we hope will be bigger and better than ever and once again our guests of honour will be local  world beating champions Hannah Walker  and Sophie Thornhill.In addition to children’s bicycle activities & races, stalls, security marking, maintenance checks and attractions for all the family at Disley Amalgamated Sports Club, we will be organising an off-road cycle route for older children and adults. The prize for completing the course will be one of our very own Disley Cycling Festival T Shirts.

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Disley Parish Plan Railway User Survey 2015

Disley Parish Plan in conjunction with Disley Parish Council is conducting a survey of local rail users with a view to improving passengers’ experiences of rail travel. Results will be used in discussions with Northern Rail, High Peak & Hope Valley Community Rail Partnership (HPHVCRP) and Passenger Focus Groups. To download a copy of the… Continue Reading

‘Walkers are Welcome’ Launches In Disley

A packed meeting of nearly 60 people at The Ram’s Head Inn, on Saturday 16th May, celebrated Disley’s successful bid for national accreditation as a walking-friendly destination. Presentations were given by David Rutley MP, Lyme Park Manager Cei Paynton, Chris Prescott (Walkers are Welcome), Tony Jackson (Disley Footpaths Society) and David Kidd (Disley Parish Council)… Continue Reading