Recent developments on Glossop's favourite soap opera have created more strands to the Corrie web of passion. But still no local person has spotted the deliberate false strand cunningly concealed in the tangled mess that is the sex lives of Coronation Street characters.
Sam Robinson, aged 24, of Hadfield Road, Hadfield, plead guilty to using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour with intent to cause that person to believe that immediate unlawful violence would be used against him by any person, or to provoke the immediate use of unlawful violence by him whereby that person was likely to believe that such violence would be used, or it was likely that such violence would be provoked. He was fined £310 plus costs of £85 and victim surcharge of £31.
Public health officials from Derbyshire County Council are warning parents to look out for the symptoms of scarlet fever in their children. This year there has been a higher number of reports of the illness, which most commonly occurs in children aged between two and eight. To help prevent the spread of the disease, public health officials have published guidance about how to spot signs of infection and are advising parents to take children with suspected symptoms to their GP.
Glossop young entrepreneur Oliver Luke has created a brand new short book to teach Glossop business owners the most effective ways to grow their small business. Oliver who runs national direct marketing business, Scribble Mail, and has worked with numerous Glossop businesses but often notices so many basic errors which can be easily fixed.
Police are appealing for witnesses following the attempted theft of a vehicle in Glossop. At around 00.50am on Thursday, February 27, an offender gained entry to a vehicle parked outside a property on High Street East, Glossop.
The offender was seen to be sat inside the green Land Rover Defender before running off in the direction of Sheffield Road.
Firefighters from New Mills and Stalybridge were called in to help Glossop Fire Service tackle a blaze at the Firth Rixon factory in Old Glossop yesterday (3rd March 2014). There are no reports of casualties.
Jamie Dunn, aged 23, of Fairfield Road Buxton, was found guilty in absence to driving a car in Glossop with no MOT certificate and no insurance, and was fined £600 plus costs and surcharge of £145. His licence was endorsed with 6 points.
Ryan Michael Schofield, aged 23, of Herries Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, pleaded guilty to stealing Fosters larger, cans of coke and Jack Daniels whisky from Bargain Booze in Glossop, and to assault by beating. He was given a 12week prison sentence suspended for a year and ordered to pay £365 in compensation, costs and victim surcharge. The court was told that Schofield had a previous record of violence, that the offences were committed shortly after release from custody, that the assault was on a person providing a public service and that the offences were "fuelled by alcohol and town centre violence". His guilty plea was taken into account when imposing sentence.
Kristy Adele Hughes, aged 33, of Whitfield Avenue, Glossop, was found guilty of driving a car with excess breath alcohol at Gladstone Street in Glossop and ordered to carry out 240 hours of unpaid work and pay costs and victim surcharge totalling £660. She was banned from driving for 3 years. The court was told that aggravating factors included the presence of a 10 month old child in the vehicle, high alcohol reading, evidence of bad driving - minor collision and not guilty plea. She had a previous conviction for similiar offence.
A joint letter to the Glossop Gazette from the leaders of Derbyshire County Council and High Peak Borough Council defends the DCC decision to loan an undisclosed multi-million pound sum to the developers of the Buxton Crescent. The letter, which is reproduced verbatim below, describes the plan to create a luxury hotel at the sites as a "key project that can turn the town’s aspiration to become England’s leading spa town into reality".
By Steve Exley
Tintwistle Villa 3-3 (aet) Bakewell Town
Bakewell Town won 5-4 on penalties
Dore Shield – Saturday 23rd February, 2014
Tintwistle Villa suffered the heart ache of exciting the Dore Shield in the first round following a penalty shoot-out which they lost 4-5 after a pulsating match which ended 3-3 after extra time at West Drive on Saturday. Tintwistle started brightly and took the lead through a Luke Boon goal which was driven into the top corner of the net after a surging run. Thereafter, Villa squandered a number of chances to extend their lead and entered the half-time break a goal to the good.
Police are appealing for information following the theft of registration plates from vehicles in Hadfield and Tintwistle.
Sometime between 5.30pm and 9.30pm on Sunday, February 16, offenders stole the front and rear number plates from a black Renault Clio that was parked on Brosscroft Village, Hadfield. Between 5pm on Sunday, February 16 and 6.45am on Tuesday, February 18, a black Ford Focus was targeted on Old Road, Tintwistle. Offenders removed both registration plates from the vehicle.
Derbyshire’s Deputy Police and Crime Commisoner Hardyal Dhindsa has backed a petition to raise awareness of a form of child abuse affecting thousands of young girls in the UK and is calling for others to join him. Student Fahma Mohamed, who is just 17 years old, has launched a campaign, including a petition, to improve education around Female Genital Mutilation before the so called school holiday ‘cutting season’ commences in July. An estimated 24,000 young girls in the UK are thought to be at risk.
Parents are being encouraged to attend police internet lessons after officers headed back to class to chat to students about staying safe and online dangers. Officers from the Glossop Safer Neighbourhood Team have been working in partnership with local schools to deliver internet lessons to year 7 pupils to help to increase their awareness around staying safe online.
The owners of privately owned Merseybank Nursing Home in Hadfield, which has consistently failed to reach any of the standards set by the Quality Care Commission, and will will close in May because the owners are unwilling to spend the money necessary to bring it up to acceptable standards, have issued the following statement:
“This has not been an easy decision to make but the home is situated in a listed building and requires an unviable amount of investment to bring it up to the standards demanded by the company and the regulators. The residents, our employees and the families of the people we support were told of the closure at the earliest possible opportunity.
The following is a letter received by the Glossop Gazette from Councillor Simon Spencer, Leader of the Conservative Group, Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Authority.
"At the Fire Authority meeting that took place last Thursday members were presented with a thin 8 page document that was its response to the 450 page public consultation. Whilst proposing what was on the face of it a series of sensible and agreeable key principles and outcome proposals, what the lack of detail masked is of very great concern to the Conservative Group members.
Richard John Wheatley, aged 69, of Clarendon Road, Sheffield, pleaded guilty to driving a Porsche vehicle at excessive speed on the A57 Snake Pass and was fined £435 plus costs and surcharge of £79. His driving licence was endorsed with 6 points.
Antony Paul Burgess, aged 39, of Victoria Street, Glossop, pleaded guilty to driving a car in Buxton without insurance and was fined £270 plus costs and surcharge of £62. His driving licence was endorsed with 6 points.
Following our story about Derbyshire County Council's plan to loan £5 million to the developers of a luxury hotel at Buxton Crescent, we asked DCC to confirm that the figure of £5 million generated by the 1.99% council tax increase was equivalent to what DCC had agreed to loan to the developers of the Buxton Crescent? We also asked for full details of the loan. A spokeswoman for Derbyshire County Council said: “We agreed to loan the developers a multi-million pound sum over a period of five years but the actual amount has yet to be decided. The decision to raise council tax this year will generate £5 million in 2014/15 and a total of £25 million over the five year loan period.”
Real Estate Development Property Services have finally agreed to move the sign that blocks the pavement, to change the tactile paving in two areas and to widen the footpath by whitelining a parking bay at Howard Town Mill. The move comes after over a year of complaints about the HPBC approved layout for the pavements at Glossop's M&S store, which has been almost universally condemned as dangerous. The move is a victory for common sense, although HPBC has yet to admit that its Planning and Building Control teams were to blame for allowing the developers to build in such an unorthodox way.
A suspect has been arrested in connection with theft after three motorbikes were taken from areas in Glossop and Hadfield. Sometime overnight between Wednesday, January 29 and Thursday, January 30, an offender steals a Honda motorbike and chain from outside a property on Queen Street, Hadfield. On the same night, a moped was a stolen from a public car park on Winster Mews, Glossop and another was taken from the garden of a property on Thorncliffe Road, Hadfield.
The Bowmer & Kirkland Group are based in Belper, Derbyshire. They have a Homeland Security division with companies in the UK, Middle East and North America, and a massive construction division that has made them one of the UK's most successful property developers. The group is a preferred contractor for Tesco and works with a number of the leading supermarkets. Among their companies is Peveril Securities, which owns Howard Town Mill, Glossop, and developed it in Partnership with Real Estate Development.
High Peak MP Andrew Bingham voted against an amendment to the Children & Families Bill requiring private vehicles be smoke-free where a person under the age of 18 is present in the vehicle. His opinion was not shared by the majority of MP present, and overall MPs voted in favour of a Labour-supported amendment to the Children and Families Bill by a majority of 269. We received the following reply from Andrew Bingham setting out his reasons for not supporting the amendment, which empowers, but does not compel, the government to make it a criminal offence for drivers to fail to prevent smoking in their vehicle when children are present.
The A57 Snake Pass road is closed between the Royal Oak in Glossop and Ladybower Reservoir in Bamford, because of ice. All other roads in and out of the town require caution
Bare Necessities the Glossopdale Food Bank would like to thank staff and customers at Aldi in Glossop for their support on Saturday 8 February. Volunteers were overwhelmed by the generosity of Aldi customers both young and old who generously donated food throughout the day. Pictured are Daisy and Noah Ryan of Glossop making their own donation. Joy Hallsworth one of the many volunteers who helped to collect the food on Saturday said "I am amazed at the generosity of local people. Times are tough for many people in our local communities at the moment and it is really heartwarming to receive such support".
On Saturday, February 08 at 8pm a man was walking along an alley way on Mersey Bank Road when he was approached by two men. One of the men demanded money and was holding a knife. The victim handed over cash and jewellery. The man with the knife was described as white, 26 years-old, of medium build, 6ft tall with a strong Manchester accent. He was wearing a grey tracksuit with the hood worn down and a dark brown peaked cap.
High Peak Borough Council have answered the Glossop Gazette's questions about the use of Glossop Cemetery as a location for a BBC Zombie film. Their reply, which is given verbatim below reveals that the BBC has paid the council £3000 for use of the cemetery, that the money will be used to improve the footpaths at the cemetery and that filming was confined to an unconsecrated area of the cemetery that has seen little use in the last 80 years.
Merseybank Nursing Home in Hadfield will close in May, apparently because the owners are unwilling to spend the money necessary to bring it up to acceptable standards. The privately owned nursing home has consistently failed to reach any of the standards set by the Quality Care Commission for some time. A few years ago another local nursing home, the Partington Care Home on North Road, closed without warning and many residents of that place were accommodated at Merseybank.
Monday 10th February is the last day for responses to the revised local plan for Glossop. Responses will be accepted until 5pm. The following areas have been proposed for new housing:
- G2 Paradise Street, Hadfield (estimated capacity 28 new homes)
- G6 North Road, Glossop (estimated capacity 150 new homes)
- G8, G9, G10 Woodhead Road, Glossop (estimated capacity 101 new homes)
- G13 Hawkshead Mill, Old Glossop (estimated capacity 31 new homes)
- G16 Woods Mill, Glossop (estimated capacity 104 new homes)
- G19 Dinting Road, Glossop (estimated capacity 64 new homes)
- G20 Dinting Lane, Glossop (estimated capacity 50 new homes)
Police are appealing for witnesses after a bag snatch incident on Saturday morning in Glossop. The victim was walking in High Street West near Bay Tree Books at 6.40am on Saturday when a man approached her and snatched her handbag. The offender then climbed back into a small black vehicle and driven off. There were no passengers in the vehicle. The description of the offender is white, late 20s, skinny, about 5ft 9ins, with a shaven head, dark eyebrows, and was wearing dark clothing and a dark beanie hat with white horizontal stripes.
Jeffery Glossop, whose ancestry is undeniable, pleaded guilty to reckless driving and criminal mischief charges on Jan. 29 after crashing a tank in Oregon, USA. He was sentenced to 12 months deferred probation, fined $750 and ordered to pay $7,932.35 in restitution. He was also ordered not to drive battle tanks on public highways.
Two people from Sheffield were lucky to be alive after being swept away by a swollen stream between Bleaklow and Kinder, dragged through a culvert under the A57 and down a cascade. Glossop and Edale Mountain Rescue Teams were mobilised after an uninjured member of the walking party got to the Snake Inn and raised the alarm. Both were suffering from hypothermia and one had head, chest and back injuries including a fractured spine. They were evacuated and taken to the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield.
Ian Moore, aged 32, of Manor Street, Glossop, pleaded guilty to stealing two Dyson vacuum cleaners and was ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work, pay compensation of £498 and victim surcharge of £60 at High Peak Magistrates Court on Wednesday.
According to a story on the Daily Fail website mourners at Glossop cemetery were very upset to find the place "crawling" with BBC crew filming a show about zombies. HPBC had agreed to let the BBC use the cemetery to film the show about the "living dead" on condition that access to the graveyard was no disrupted and that no names on headstones were visible. According to the article the BBC had apologised for upsetting the bereaved and said that the fining took place with the full consent of the council. We asked HPBC how much they had been paid buy the BBC, and will publish any reply we get here.
The 1.99% rise in council tax approved by Derbyshire County Council this week will generate £5 million, exactly the amount that the council are loaning to the developers of Buxton Crescents to allow them to complete a luxury hotel project on the site. No details of the loan are available at present, but we are trying to get them. Full transcript of DCC's press release about the council tax rise is given below.
Police are appealing for information following damage to vehicles in Glossop.On the evening of Friday, January 31, offenders damaged the wing mirror of a red Fiat Punto parked on Princess Street, Glossop. Officers are appealing for witnesses to the crime, which took place at around 10.45pm, to get in touch. Police would also like to speak to witnesses to an incident which took place sometime between 5pm on Friday, January 31 and 10am on Sunday, February 2. Offenders stole the glass from the offside wing mirror of a silver coloured Peugeot 206 that was parked on Tredcroft Street, Glossop. O
There are just five days left to respond to the local plan consultation, which proposes up to 2000 more houses in Glossop. To view the consultation, people can call in at Buxton Town Hall or Glossop Municipal Buildings, visit any of the borough’s libraries or view the details online at http://highpeak-consult.objective.co.uk/portal
Consultees have until Monday 10th February to respond.
Council tenants in High Peak are being asked for their views on potential changes to their Tenancy Agreement. High Peak Borough Council is in the process of updating the Agreement to reflect some changes to the law and to include some additional clauses that will help deal with a variety of tenancy management issues.
Dear Editor, Are we really to believe that the latest version of High Peak’s Local Plan put out to consultation is serious in its target for housing over the next 15 years? Effectively a target of 125 new homes to be built every year in Glossopdale for the next 15 years is being proposed – using the average allocation of 30% proposed in the previous version of the Local Plan. This target is plainly absurd to the vast majority of residents and Glossopdale’s Borough councillors – but not to the Government Inspector charged with overseeing High Peak’s Local Plan. At a recent meeting the inspector saw no reason why Glossopdale should not accommodate a significant proportion of the annual new build of 350-440 homes proposed across the High Peak up to 2031, according to Borough Councillor Chris Webster (Old Glossop).
Derbyshire Police have issued an alert for Gary Leitch, who absconded from HMP Sudbury on 1st February 2014. He was sentenced at Minshall Street Crown Court on 4th March 2008 to an indeterminate sentence for false imprisonment and assaults.
Presentation by Isabelle Heyerdahl-King and Lauren McIntyre : 'Why bones are so useful and informative in an archaeological context'. Tuesday 4th February, 7.30pm. Members £1, visitors £2.50, new member / annual subs £5. Please note new venue - The Bluebell Wood, Glossop Road, Gamesley. There is a bar in the function room where drinks/snacks can be purchased.
Samsuzzaman Syed, aged 25, of Weaverham Close, Longsight, pleaded guilty to driving a Ford Focus dangerously on the Snake Pass A57 road in June 2013. The court described his behaviour as "a prolonged course of bad driving, disregard for road conditions and other road users" and said that he had caused an accident "by aggressive driving and inappropriate attempts to overtake".
Deivydas Puniskis, aged 34, of Essington Drive, Manchester, pleaded guilty to driving a Mercedes Van in Shirebrook Park, Glossop, with 68 micrograms of alcohol per 100 ml of breath, and without a licence or insurance. He was disqualified from driving for 3 years, fined £225 plus costs and surcharges of £182.
Ronald Dunn, aged 61, of Colne Road, Burnley, pleaded guilty to driving a Mercedes vehicle at excessive speed on the Snake Pass A57 road and was fined £467 plus surcharges and costs of £79. His driving licence was endorsed with 6 points.
Luke Leslie Turner, aged 18, of Queens Drive Glossop, pleaded guilty to using threatening, abusive or insulting words to another person and damaging a wooden fence. The court was told that Turner made serious threats of violence and had threatened to burn the victim's house down. he was sentenced to 9 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months, order to complete 50 hours of unpaid work and to pay £280 in surcharges and costs.
Kyle Mark Karl Fielding, aged 18, of Litton Bank, Glossop, pleased guilty to possessing a canister of CS gas, contrary to the Firearms Act of 1968, at High Peak Magistrates Court. The court said that although the weapon was not functional he intended to use it to cause fear, even in self defence, which may have resulted in more serious consequences. He received a prison sentence of 6 weeks, suspended for 12 months, ordered to complete 150 hours of unpaid work and to pay costs and surcharges totalling £165. The CS spray was ordered to be destroyed.
A Glossop councillor was slammed for a Twitter joke about the seven-time Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher, who has been in a coma since a skiing accident on December 29th. On his Twitter account @WubeyOneKenobi Councillor Waude, the Labour HPBC councillor for Howardtown tweeted "Wanted: handsome prince to kiss #Schumacher awake". A Glossopian who asked not to be named contacted the Glossop Gazette within minutes of the tweet being published.
Merseybank Care Home in Hadfield failed to meet any of the standards required by the Care Quality Commission in their latest inspection dated 15th January 2014. According to their report improvements are required in standards of treating people with respect, providing suitable care, caring for safety and protecting them from harm, standards of staffing and standards of quality and suitability of management.
Norther Rail say that fare dodging between Glossop and Manchester Piccadilly is the worst in Derbyshire. The line is already notorious as the "skankiest" line going into Manchester, where the chance of lost property being found and returned is negligible. That Glossopians are reluctant to pay for train tickets for the journey to town will come as little surprise to many commuters. Norther Rail's full press statement is below.
According to police figures burglary cases in the "north section of the High Peak and Derbyshire Dales" including Glossop, Hadfield, Tintwistle, Gamesley, St John's, New Mills and Hayfield jumped from 13 cases in November 2012 to 27 cases in November 2013. Vehicle crime in the area rose from 16 in November 2012 to 23 in November 2013.
Plans for making cuts to Derbyshire County Council’s budget in 2014-15 are due to be considered at a Cabinet meeting this week (Tuesday 28 January). Reductions in Government grants, inflation and greater demands on areas of the budget for adult social care and vulnerable children mean the county council needs to cut £157m from its budget by 2018.
High Peak is commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day which takes place on Monday 27 January. This is the day for everyone to remember the millions of people killed in the Holocaust, Nazi persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur and honour the survivors of these regimes.
Four Home-Start charities in Derbyshire that have been subject to funding cuts from Derbyshire County Council say they can, and will, continue to support families. Trustees and senior staff from Home-Starts in Amber Valley, South Derbyshire, Erewash and High Peak met on Wednesday (23rd January) to discuss the future of their support for families with young children. The meeting followed a decision by Derbyshire County Council to end a £212,000 contract with the group.
Police appealed for witnesses after metal thieves caused extensive damage to two junior schools in Hadfield after stripping lead from classroom roofs. Offenders targeted St Charles Roman Catholic Primary School, in The Carriage Drive, and St Andrew’s Junior School, in Hadfield Road. The thefts, which took place between 4pm on Friday, January 24 and 7am on Monday, January 27, saw thieves remove lead flashing from buildings at both sites.
Conservative Councillor Barry Lewis, Shadow Cabinet member for Children and Young People blasted recent comments by Labour Leader Anne Western in which she expressed her “disappointment” at removing funding from the charity Homestart due to Government cuts. The charity Homestart works with a significant number of families throughout the County delivering important services that help support them through difficulties and equip them with the skills and strategies to prevent them turning to the County Council and other services, thus saving a cost to the taxpayer.
Michael Oldham, aged, 18, of Church Street, Glossop, admitted removing an identification device from his ankle which had been put there as part of a sentence for entering Wetherspoons in Rhyl, Wales, with intent to steal. Magistrates ordered that he be under a curfew and electronically tagged until 9th March 2014.
Jamie Robert Finlay, aged 23, of Gladstone Street, Glossop, pleaded guilty to two counts of assault by beating and was ordered to be under curfew for 6 weeks and pay compensation, surcharge and costs totalling £370.
Derbyshire County Council has announced that it will "lend" £5 million to developers who plan to create a 79 bedroom luxury hotel at Buxton Crescent. DCC and High Peak Borough Council had already committed £2 million to the project. No details of when the loan is due to be repaid and at what rate of interest are available. The news come shortly after DCC announced that they were ending their £220,000 a year contract with the charity Homestart and revealed a four year plan to slash their overall budget by £157 million.
Work to replace the unit that provides heating for Glossop Swimming Pool’s main hall will take place next month. The work starts on Monday 3 February and will finish on Sunday 16 February. The pool will remain open to the public whilst the work is carried out but all swimming lessons during this two-week period are cancelled. This includes group lessons, one-to-one lessons and school swimming lessons. Lessons will resume as normal from Monday 17 February.
AFC Dronfield Woodhouse 2-2 Tintwistle Villa
Hope Valley Premier League – Saturday 25th January, 2014
Tintwistle Villa drew 2-2 away at Sheffield based AFC Dronfield Woodhouse in a contest that was played in atrocious weather conditions. The opening stages of the game were greeted by dark black skies, hail, sleet, strong winds, thunder and lightning storms which limited the ability of both sides to play any meaningful free flowing football.
Tintwistle persevered in the challenging conditions and took the lead following a surging run with the ball from full-back, Luke Boon, deep into the opposition half where he played a clever pass into the path of forward Ronnie Dixon who coolly finished underneath the onrushing keeper.
An exciting new project to tell the story of Old Glossop from Saxon occupation through to the early 1900s is bringing together the generations. High Peak Borough Council has appointed the award-winning company Audio Trails to develop the official heritage trail for Old Glossop to encourage people to explore, investigate, discuss and think about what is unique and important about the town’s history.
Antony Leonard, 25, of Mouselow Close, Hadfield and Michael Sierotko, 24, of Sunlaw Street Glossop have been charged with the attempted murder of Neil Hazelwood, and conspiring to kidnap and blackmail him. Mr Hazelwood disappeared from his home in Whitefield in September last year, sparking a police hunt. He was found in Holmfirth with gunshot sounds to his chest. The accused pair will appear before magistrates in Bury on 5th February
Changes to immigration law mean that non EU spouses (or children) of UK citizens cannot come to the UK unless the U.K. citizen is a full time carer or earned £18,600 in the last full tax year (more for children). Tens of thousands of families have been kept apart by the controversial new regulation which came into force in 2012. For them the choice is exile from U.K. or permanent separation from their spouse or children. "Glossop is my home and my parents are very elderly. I think forcing me to live outside the U.K.on the basis of how rich I am is tyranny" said the exiled editor of the Glossop Gazette.
Officers from Gamesley and St Johns Safer Neighbourhood Team will be focusing on stamping out anti-social behaviour in the area. The team will be targeting the issue for the next three months after residents raised concerns at pop-up shops. The drop-in surgeries give residents the opportunity to help set policing priorities for their community and to be kept in the loop about police operations and campaigns. To tackle the issue, officers will be heading out on high-visibility patrols to identify groups taking part in anti-social behaviour (ASB) to combat the crime around local shops.
A heifer that escaped from the abattoir of J W Mettrick & Son in Glossop and headed for the moors in a frantic bid for life was eventually recaptured at Chunal and returned to the slaughterhouse this morning (January 8th 2013). A spokesperson for Derbyshire Constabulary said "We had several calls from members of the public about a cow/bull on the loose at around 7.45am today. Sightings were at Princess Street, Chunal Hill, Pikes Lane and Slatelands Road. Apparently it was quite distressed. Eventually it found its way into a field by jumping over a wall and headed towards moorland. Once it was off the road and no longer causing any public safety issue police were no longer involved."
Police are appealing for information after burglars made off with a large haul of items from a house in Glossop. The offenders broke into a property in Royle Avenue and stole a large amount of antique jewellery. This included a Star of David pendant with a bark finish, and a Victorian 18ct gold wedding ring attached to the chain. A gold Gypsy ring with a 1ct diamond was also stolen, as was an unusual gold Masonic ring with blue enamel on one side compass and the letter ‘G’ engraved on it, and the initials ‘M.W’ on the reverse.
Residents are to be asked for their views about sexual health services as part of a Derbyshire County Council review.
The council wants to make sure current services meet local people’s needs and will also use feedback to help plan future provision.
Services currently on offer are:
* Contraception services including emergency contraception
* Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
* Sexual health promotion, information and advice and HIV prevention
Bakewell Town 0-1 Tintwistle Villa
Hope Valley Premier League – Saturday 28th December, 2013
Tintwistle Villa recorded a 1-0 win away at Bakewell Town on a crisp winter’s afternoon thanks to a goal from striker Ronnie Dixon in his first game for the club of the season.
Villa started the brighter of the two sides with strike pairing Pool and Dixon combining well in the opening stages. Despite a number of chances to take the lead, the best of which fell to Ricky Lowrey, Ronnie Dixon and James Pool, the scores remained level at half-time.
To celebrate the end of 2013 the Glossop Gazette has compiled an elaborate web showing the sexual relationships between Coronation Street characters. The Coronation Street Web Of Sex links almost all the characters, regardless of age or sexual orientation. Only six current characters are not entangled in the web; asexual Norris Cole and mad Mary Taylor are the only celibate characters on the street, Haley and Roy Cropper are the only couple not snared in the web of sex and Emily Bishop the only surviving character whose past liaisons cannot be linked to the main web. Because of space and time restrictions it wasn't possible to list all the partners of any of the Barlows, Audrey, Dev, Nick, Steve or Lianne, but you can add them yourself if you really want to.
Shops across Glossop and New Mills have signed up to a market reduction initiative in a bid to crack down on thieves in the area. The scheme, which is ran by Derbyshire officers and assisted by High Peak Community Safety Partnership, sees second-hand retailers helping to stop the sale of stolen property. The initiative involves retailers signing up to a voluntary code of conduct to make it harder for thieves to unload stolen property in shops across Glossop and New Mills.
Police are appealing for information after a Glossop service station was broken into and cigarettes were stolen.At around 2am on Thursday, December 12 offenders gained entry in to the Brookfield service station. Thieves forced their way through the metal shutter and glass door before stealing cigarettes and fleeing the scene.
Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) invite you to help influence what your healthcare services will look like in the future. We want to hear your thoughts on what healthcare services you think currently work well in Tameside and Glossop, what services you feel need to be improved and what you think local healthcare priorities should be.
Councillor makes move on Howardtown pavements but warns "we are very much at the mercy of the developers"
In October 2013 the Glossop Gazette received a press release from High Peak Access Group. We delayed publication hoping to get confirmation of the meeting the statement said was being organised. We wrote to HPBC and the developers, asking if they could confirm that the meeting had been agreed, but neither has replied yet (December 16th). We also wrote to HPBC and DCC councillor Ellie Wilcox about Howardtown, and received the following reply last week.
High Peak Access is a voluntary group that works to improve access for disabled people in the High Peak. High Peak Access had some concerns about disabled access into and around the new Howard Town Mill development in Glossop. Dave Bennett (Deputy Chair of High Peak Access) together with other members of High Peak Access, met Councillor Ellie Wilcox (the Council’s Lead Member for Disability Issues) on site to show her some of the practical difficulties arising from the layout.
Derbyshire police officers teamed up with British Transport Police in a bid to crack down on travelling criminals in the area. Police headed out on plain clothes patrols to tackle would-be criminals on trains between Glossop and Guide Bridge, Tameside. The team patrolled the trains and carried out stop searches to prevent anti-social behaviour and drug use to keep local residents and commuters safe.
A website has been launched in Derbyshire to allow people who use drugs such as cocaine, m-cat and ecstasy to be aware of the risks and often dangerous content of illegal white powders and pills.
This initiative came from a multi-agency approach after the deaths of numerous young people within Derbyshire who died after taking illegal white powders and pills.
Wanted - volunteers to take a trip down memory lane in Old Glossop ! The Old Glossop Heritage Trail will include an audio trail, and the Council is looking for residents or former residents with memories of Old Glossop, or stories which have been passed down to them, and who would be willing to record them for posterity. Interviews, which can be done in peoples' own homes, will take up to an hour, and will be kept as a permanent digital record for future generations with clips being used for the audio trail.
Marks and Spencer have refused a request from the Glossop Gazette for an interview with their Howardtown, Glossop store manager. In response to the request their PR firm said "if you do contact the store manager she will simply refer you to the PR contact, which is myself, as we deal with all the media in the area. We respond on behalf of the store and the company as a whole".
Police headed back to class to chat to students about staying safe and online dangers.
An officer from Glossop Safer Neighbourhood Team visited Saint Philip Howard Catholic School on Tuesday, December 10 to run hour-long sessions around online protection.
PC Julian Gallagher took centre stage in the Year 10 PSHE class to engage with the youngsters around issues such as sexual exploitation, cyber bulling and the consequences of shoplifting.
With just five months until the Borough Council and European Elections, the Glossop Gazette turns the limelight on our elected representatives. Over the last 14 months we have asked them a lot of questions. Some councillors and MEPs have never replied, and many of the ones that used to reply when the Gazette was in print stopped doing so when we left the dead tree press. Their answers to a variety of questions about Glossop (and Europe) are essential reading for anybody planning to use their vote on Thursday 22nd May 2015.
The Glossop Gazette, the most moaning newspaper in town, is teaming up with Kim Jong Un to ruin Christmas for everybody with non-stop complaining about the pavements at Howardtown Shopping, Glossop, reserving special contempt for the paths between Victoria Street and Marks and Spencer.
Marks and Spencer, who have over 1000 stores in over 40 countries, issued a statement about their pavements at Howardtown Glossop: An M&S Spokesperson said: “We always value customer feedback, in this instance there have been no complaints or concerns raised about access to our Glossop store.”
On 21st December 2012 we asked: "Nobody wants to take responsibility for pedestrian and disabled access at Howardtown Mill. HPBC blame DCC, and DCC blame HPBC. Do you think this is satisfactory, and where does it leave local pedestrians and disabled people?"
On 20th May 2013 we asked: 1. Do you think there is a problem with the pavements between Dominoes and Marks and Spencer at Howardtown, and does HPBC have any responsibility for the situation?
On 9th December 2013 we asked: 1. Do you accept that HPBC are in any way responsible for the shambolic and dangerous pavements at the Howardtown Mill development and what action, if any, you have taken to improve the situation?
The final session of the year for Glossop Club Acoustic takes place next Tuesday December 17 from 8pm onwards. Again the venue is The Queens Arms in Old Glossop. Acts featured on the night include singer guitarist Robert Smith, charismatic cult showman Banjo Dave, The Dave Forward Duo and Cold Flame guitarist Rob Barnes. Admission is free and there will be a free buffet provided by the venue for all who turn up on the night.
Police in Glossop are appealing for information and reminding motorists about vehicle security following a number of thefts in the area. Two cars in Hadfield and seven cars in Glossop were targeted sometime overnight between Tuesday, December 3 and Wednesday, December 4. In Hadfield, a Smart Car parked on South Marlow Street was broken into, and a jacket was stolen from a Nissan Micra on Church Street.
A man called Glossop attempted to drive a 1969 Chieftain Battle tank up a hill in Oregon, and managed to crash it twice. Jeffery Glossop, whose ancestry is undeniable, had no experience of driving tanks, but decided that the 50 ton war machine could be driven up a hill that his truck was unable to climb. Predictably he crashed it, twice. Luckily nobody was hurt in Mr Glossop's escapade, but over $1000 of damage was caused and he has been cited for reckless driving.
A post on the Glossop Group Facebook page within hours of the announcement of the death of Nelson Mandela provoked outrage in some quarters, but was defended by a significant number as a harmless joke. A picture of British newsreader Sir Trevor McDonald with the caption "RIP Nelson Mandela" was accompanied by the comment "I was told that was my Uncle Benn". The post linked to a site with the headline banner "Welcome to Britain now "fit in" or fuck off".
Work to repair a road in Holme Moss will start on Monday while Derbyshire County Council carries out emergency road repairs. The A6024 Holme Moss Road will be closed from 9-29 December between the A628 north to the county boundary. This is to allow temporary repairs caused by a landslip and diversions will be in place by the A635, B6106, A616 and A628.
High Peak Borough Council has voted to increase the number of housing sites in the area, according to a rival publication. A story in the Buxton Advertiser says the annual supply target for the High Peak will be raised from 270 homes per year to 400, quotes three local Labour councillors expressing their disappointment in the changes and includes a picture of eight local Labour councillors posing at Adderley Place, which may be one of the new sites allocated for housing according to the article.
Liberal Democrat MEP for the East Midlands Bill Newton Dunn has launched a scathing attack on what he describes as "UKIP's sexist and patronising approach to women", following comments made by UKIP MEP Paul Nuttall over Nick Clegg's proposals to update the system of parental leave. Mr Nuttall, UKIP's Deputy Leader, claimed that "new mums can hardly breast-feed - as everyone knows is best - if they've gone back to work after a fortnight leaving dad in charge."
East Midland Green Party candidate in the European Elections, Katarina Boettge has accused both the Coalition and Labour of “political point-scoring” in the energy bill debate to duck the real problems. She claims that meaningful measures to address the problems of cold homes, fuel poverty, and soaring bills are being sidelined. As a result she claims that 1.5 million children are being brought up in cold homes and that more people in the UK are struggling to pay their energy bills than any other European country other than Estonia.
Local character Ivan Bell, previously best known for his spell as an independent councillor on High Peak Borough Council, has announced his intention to stand as a UKIP candidate in the next Borough Council election. His recent posts on social media suggest he will bring with him the most extreme politics seen in Glossop since the 1930s. These include calling for an absolute ban on all immigration into the UK for five years, and support for extreme groups such as Stop Halal, which claims that halal meat funds terrorism. Glossop Gazette asked Ivan Bell the following questions:
Nobody was hurt when a car crashed into a house on Gamesley yesterday (4th December). The householder reported that the damage was "nowt that a builder couldn't fix". More updates soon
Glossop residents are being urged to spruce up home security over Christmas to stop unwanted visitors from targeting their property. In recent weeks, police have been called to homes across the county where valuables including Christmas presents have been stolen.To help people deter burglars in the festive season, officers are reminding them of the security steps they should take.
Glossop motorists are being warned about using websites that apply hidden charges for processing their driving licence applications after Derbyshire County Council received more than 20 complaints about companies charging up to £70 for unnecessary administration work.
Police in Glossop are appealing for information after several cars had items stolen from them, and two cars were stolen after thieves gained access to an occupied house and took the keys.
Throngs gathered last Saturday afternoon for Glossop's very first edition of the Holly & Ivy festival, which looks to become a 'full-grown" event for years to come. Norfolk Square, High Street, and the indoor and outdoor markets were positively bustling with visitors of all ages, eager to get their hands on tempting trinkets, stocking fillers, proper pressies, mince pies and other seasonal delicacies.
Tintwistle Villa 0-3 Dronfield Woodhouse FC
Hope Valley Premier League – Saturday 30th November, 2013
Tintwistle Villa produced a poor display which saw them suffer a disappointing 0-3 defeat at their West Drive home ground on Saturday at the hands of visitors Dronfield Woodhouse FC.
Jason Whitney Prince Simpson, aged 45, of Beechwood, Glossop was fined £200 plus £105 costs and victim surcharge for driving too fast at Dinting Vale, Glossop. His licence was endorsed with 3 points.
Adam Kershaw, aged 26, of Woodland Road, Gorton, was order to carry out 40 hours of community service, and pay compensation of £360 plus costs and victim surcharge totaling £145 for damaging the window of Pick a Card in Glossop.
It was a mad summer at the Glossop Gazette, with eviction, court cases and all manner of other nonsense taking up our time, The icing on the cake came when one editor was ordered to leave the country or face deportation. Consequently the Glossop Gazette staff have temporarily relocated to the Philippines, which ceased to be the most dangerous country on Earth for journalists in 2010, having been superseded by Iraq.
According to High Peak Borough Council, Easton House, the early 19th century home of Francis Sumner, which has been derelict for many years, has still not been sold and "negotiations are continuing". In May HPBC told us " “Easton House is currently on the market. We have received several bids and we’re currently evaluating those bids before making a decision". In late November they told us exactly the same thing. Negotiations over the sale of the building, which is rumoured to be beyond repair and may be demolished to make space for a new giant supermarket or housing estate have therefore dragged on for more than six months.
The full strength of community feeling will be demonstrated at this year’s Christmas Lights Switch On with an afternoon of entertainment to suit all tastes on Saturday 30th November. The main stage will open up onto Norfolk Square with a smaller more intimate entertainment area near the Market. As well as this expect a few surprises as some performers take to the streets.
At around 6.30pm on Saturday, November 23 two teenagers were crossing High Street East when they witnessed a collision between two cars. The driver of one of the cars, thought to be a black Vauxhall Corsa, got out and allegedly hit the two boys before returning to his car. The man is described as white, in his 20s, well-built, with light, spikey hair and wearing a blue and white striped shirt. One of the boys suffered swelling to his cheeks. Anyone with information is asked to call 101.
What causes humankind's thirst for conflict? Local music legend Darren Poyzer knows the answer: madness. As we approach the centenary of the Great War, this former Falklands serviceman explores the impact of war on modern society. His show brings together film archive footage, audio and music. Although a dark subject, Poyzer's delivery is thought provoking and, most of all, touching. Glossop Gazette attended last weekend's performance at the 1st Dinting Scout Centre in Glossop.
Woolley Bridge will be closed this Sunday (24th November) from 8am until 4pm. Massive traffic disruption is expected. Avoid the area at all costs.
The Music Department of Glossopdale Community College will stage its highly popular Christmas Concert on Wednesday 4th December, in Hall 1 of the College's Talbot Road Site starting at 7pm. The concert will feature all of the college's highly acclaimed and award winning groups, including the Big Band, Wind Band, Samba Band, Training Band, Choirs, Flutz, String Orchestra and the Dark Peak Youth Orchestra all playing a wide variety of music including many of your festive favourites.
Changes to Government guidelines and decisions by planning inspectors are to blame for the confusion and delays around High Peak’s Local Plan, says Labour’s Caitlin Bisknell.
“In the last few weeks, never mind months, there have been so many changes that it’s not just that the goalposts have moved – we are now playing on a completely different pitch!"
Press release from Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service below. As far as we can tell "transform" means slashing the costs of running Glossop Fire Station by 83%. More to follow.
"Following approval from the Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Authority (DFRA) in September this year, a consultation with stakeholders on proposals to transform Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service’s service delivery for 2022 and beyond commenced.
Tintwistle Villa 2-2 Youlgrave United
Hope Valley Premier League – Saturday 16th November, 2013
Tintwistle Villa recorded a frustrating 2-2 home draw against visitors Youlgrave United at West Drive on Saturday, but were left to rue a number of missed chances which, on another day, could have seen Billy Higginbottom’s men take all three points.
Benjamin Luke Dunn, aged 24, of Leevale Drive, Charlesworth, was remanded in custody pending sentencing after pleading guilty to charges of possessing a knife and stalking in Glossop. The magistrates directed that a live video link be used.
Cally Wilkinson, aged 27, of Railway Street, Hadfield, pleaded guilty to stealing £7050 from the Coop Bank and cash and an ATM card to the value of £141 from another person. She was referred to Derby Crown Court for sentencing at a later date.
Original songs and narrative with authentic WW1 footage. 7-30pm, Dinting Scout Hut
Glossop and District Choral Society’s concert on Saturday 16th November, 7.30 pm, at Glossop Parish Church of All Saints, Old Glossop – the perfect way to prepare for Christmas fun!
Tintwistle Villa 1-3 Dove Holes
Hope Valley Premier League – Saturday 2nd November, 2013
Tintwistle Villa lost their unblemished home record with a 1-3 defeat at the hands of top of the table, Dove Holes at a blustery West Drive on Saturday.
Police are appealing for information to trace a driver involved in a collision in Hayfield this morning (Monday, November 4). A Land Rover collided with a cyclist at around 9.45am on the A624 at Hayfield, near to the junction with Highgate Road. The driver of the Land Rover initially stopped at the scene, but left before officers could speak to him.
A spokesperson for High Peak Borough Council said: ‘”We periodically issue car parking permits solely for the use of Glossop-registered indoor market hall and outdoor cabin traders only, for parking a vehicle on the Glossop council car park on market days. Following information received, we are looking at a claim of potential permit misuse in an ongoing investigation.”
The clocks have gone back all over Glossop, and folk are enjoying an extra hour in bed before what is predicted to be the biggest storm for years hits the town later today, with heavy rain and hurricane force winds predicted. There are risks of falling trees, buildings being damaged, flooding, travel disruption and disruption to power supplies.
The journey from the west into Glossop along the A57 is the slowest it has ever been tonight (Friday), with a string of breakdowns and accidents exacerbating the heavy traffics. Glossopians are advised to catch trains whenever possible