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Roaches - photo by Greg Walker

Putting the Moorlands on the tourism map

March heralds the start of Spring and the promise of longer and warmer days when our thoughts naturally turn to holidays and leisure - and a conference taking place this week is aimed at making sure tourism businesses are all set to welcome visitors to the Moorlands.

Cllr S Ralphs 07 1

Helping the Moorlands commemorate WW1 centenary

This November people across the UK will come together to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War - and the District Council is offering grants to Moorlands towns and parishes to mark this nationally and internationally important anniversary.

Bowen Mike

Bringing empty properties back into use

Empty properties blight communities and, with the provision of housing high on the national agenda, bringing them back into use seems like one obvious way to help meet local needs.