An explosion and fire at Corpak on Dinting Lane Industrial Estate around 2.30 yesterday afternoon caused major damage to the building and resulted in Dinting School being evacuated. Six fire engines were in attendance and the area was cordoned off by police. The blaze left a huge plume of smoke over the town, but there are no reports of any casualties. The cause is unknown and a full investigation will be carried out. Image courtesy of Al Shaw.
There's still time to have a say about services for young carers as part of two consultations being run by Derbyshire County Council.
The authority wants to hear from young carers, up to the age of 18, to see:
• what their life is like in Derbyshire
• what the needs are for those people who are looked after by young carers
• what would improve young carers’ lives
• how young carers and their parents would like support services to be offered in the future
A new law introduced in April means young carers must be offered an assessment of their needs as well as an assessment being carried out on the people they care for.
We asked candidates standing in the High Peak Parliamentary election if they would be comfortable with their party's candidates in the borough council election* openly supporting the doctrine expressed in this picture, and/or recruiting people to subscribe to this: https://www.change.org/p/uk-government-ban-the-koran Read their answers below
Members of the public can learn more about proposals to reduce the visual impact of power lines in the Peak District National Park at two drop-in events. Three sections of overhead transmission lines in the national park have been shortlisted for further study by National Grid as part of a £500m project funded by Ofgem. Two pass through the Londendale Valley and the third is close to the village of Dunford Bridge. The first public drop-in event is Tintwistle at the Parish Room, Christ Church, Church Street, SK13 1JR, on Wednesday 29 April (2pm to 8pm) and will look at the engineering options which could be used to reduce the impact of the power lines.
Being a HPBC councillor is not a well paid occupation, and members' expenses for 2013/2014 do not make very interesting reading. Councillors are paid in accordance with regulation 15 of the Local Authorities (Members' Allowances)(England) Regulations 2003, which provides them with a basic allowance, a special responsibility allowance (depending on the role they hold on the council), mileage allowance, other allowances (including child care, travel and subsistence) and broadband. For simplicity, figures given below are rounded to the nearest £.
We asked local candidates in the upcoming High Peak Borough Council election:
1. How long have you lived in your ward and what single issue could you make most impact on if you were elected?
2. Do you have a full time job and if so how could you cope with your responsibilities as a councillor?
3. Would you pledge to tell the electorate how you vote in councils meetings?
4. Have you ever been a member of any political parties other than the one you are representing now? If you have swapped/left a party can you tell us why?
We asked the questions on 21st April 2015. Read the answers we have received below.
A second-hand car dealer has been fined a total of £1,560 and ordered to pay £680 compensation after selling a vehicle in an unroadworthy condition that could have caused danger of injury. The result followed a successful prosecution by Derbyshire County Council trading standards team at Buxton Magistrates’ Court today (Tuesday 21 April). The court heard that Michael Allen (59), of Marple Road, Charlesworth, admitted selling a Citroen Saxo in an unroadworthy condition on 10 May 2014. He did not attend court but was represented by his solicitor who entered a guilty plea on his behalf.
Police in Derbyshire have issued reassurance to pet owners that Facebook rumours are untrue. The rumours that are circulating on social media suggest that pets are being stolen after chalk or paint marks have been seen outside houses. Police want to stress that there have been no reports of thefts linked to these marks and no increase in the theft of dogs. So far this year there have only been two recorded incidents of dog theft from properties.
Officers in the High Peak have seen a reduction in crime in the areas of Buxton North (which includes the areas of Glossop Town Centre, Hadfield and Tintwistle, Gamesley and St Johns, and New Mills and Hayfield), following an overall fall in crime across Derbyshire. The end-of-year figures for the force, show that crime fell by 1.5 per cent compared to 2013/14, dropping from 52,479 to 51,687. This means there were 792 fewer victims of crime. Following the countywide figures, the statistics for the Buxton North area shows how crime across the section has been reduced by 14.3% over the last year.
With less than three weeks before the general election our second set of questions for candidates are:
1. [redundant question - withdrawn]
2. In retrospect, was it a bad idea to privatise the UK's railways, water, gas and electricity industries? Would you support moves to renationalise any of them?
3. If you were elected to Parliament, how often would you hold surgeries in Glossopdale?
(We asked these questions on 8th April 2015)
In a highly unusual and controversial move, people under the age of 18 found themselves refused entry to Glossop's Co-op supermarket yesterday, or told, in uncertain terms, to leave the premises.
Frack Free Greater Manchester have been asking candidates to sign the Frack Free Promise, promoted by Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth, which states "If my constituency is at risk of fracking, I will oppose it. If my constituency is not at risk, I will oppose fracking nationwide." Read how candidates reacted below.
On Friday, March 20 at 6.15am a man was seen to be rummaging through bins at Howard Town Mill near to Marks and Spencer. A lorry driver asked the man to stop, he then became abusive towards the driver and an altercation took place. The man kicked the driver and made threats to set the lorry on fire. Officers investigating are appealing to anyone that was in the area at time, particularly someone that was walking their dog past the Smithy Fold Weatherspoon’s pub, across the car park towards the PICO lounge.
Stolen from Hadfield Industrial Estate Waterside, between 11.15am & 12.00, Sunday 12/04/15.
Officers from the Glossop Safer Neighbourhood Team are appealing for information after damage was caused to a vehicle in the area. Sometime between 10am on Sunday, April 5 and 1.30pm on Monday, April 6, damage was caused to the bonnet of a black coloured Vauxhall Astra. It is believed that an object was thrown at the vehicle as it was parked in a residential car park along Utility Walk, Glossop, causing a dent to the bodywork. Anyone with any information about the damage, or who may have seen someone anyone acting suspiciously around the car park, is asked to contact PCSO Ann Morris on 101, quoting crime number 14092/15.
The statements of persons nominated for the High Peak Borough Council election on 9th May 2015 has been published. In total 54 people are contesting 16 seats on the council. All councillors elected in 2011 are standing for re-election with the exception of Colin Waude (Howard Town), Victoria Mann (Hadfield North), David Mellor (Hayfield) and Ellie Wilcox (Padfield). The full list of candidates is below
Glossop North End stormed to the top of the North West Counties League Premier Division with a 4-0 victory over St Helens Town last night. The team themselves paid for the first fifty spectators through the gate, and the gesture was followed by a rush of pledges that allowed at least 500 through the gate free of charge. A full list of contributors van be found here. Total attendance was clocked at 592. An own goal in the 21st minutes was followed by goals from Sam Freakes (22 minutes), Dave Young (32 minutes) and Sam Hind (81 minutes). The team have won 29 of their 33 league games this season, and lost only two.
Five candidates will stand for election as Member of Parliament for the High Peak on May 7th 2015
Andrew Russell Bingham (Conservative)
Caitlin Janette Bisknell (Labour)
Charlotte Nancy Farrell (Green)
Ian Guiver (UKIP).
Stephen David Worrall (Liberal Democrat)
Police are appealing for information following a believed hit and run in Glossop town centre. On Thursday 19th March, at about 6.50pm, a white long wheel base van is thought to have made contact with a 38-year-old man who was crossing the junction of Sunlaw Street. The van turned left onto Sunlaw Street from High Street West, Glossop. The collision caused the pedestrian to fall to the ground and he was later treated in hospital . The vehicle continued on up Sunlaw Street. Police are asking the driver of the van to come forward.
Police in Glossop have been teaming up with teens from Stockport College to film scenes for the upcoming ‘Betrayal’ project. The feature film will be shown at secondary schools in the area to raise awareness of the dangers around ‘sexting’, following collaboration between students, police and Len Howarth, an ex-senior magistrate.
Police are appealing for information after a man robbed by two men and told to hand over his belongings. The 22-year-old victim was walking along Eyam Mews, in Glossop, at about 3.30am on Monday, April 6 when he was stopped by the offenders near to a row of garages. One of the robbers was holding a knife and told the victim to remove any valuables from his pockets and place them on the floor. The offenders told the victim to run off after he had handed over a Nokia mobile phone. He later called police.
With just six weeks to go before one of Glossop's biggest elections for a generation, candidates of major parties have declared their intention to stand for parliament. The final date for registration of candidates for parliamentary and local elections is April 9th, details available here. Our first set of questions for candidates are:
1. How long have you lived in the High Peak and how often do you visit Glossop?
2. Would the banning of migrant children from state funded education be good for the High Peak?
3. Do you now, or have you ever, used private healthcare in the UK? If so, how can you demonstrate commitment to the NHS?
4. If there was a referendum tomorrow would you vote to leave the EU?
Police are appealing for witnesses after thieves took a Land Rover from a pub car park near Glossop. The Land Rover Discovery was parked at the Grouse Inn, on the A624 near Chunal, when it was taken between 7.30am and 2.30pm on Tuesday, March 31. The Discovery was black and had a registration beginning with PE03. Officers investigating the theft want to hear from anyone who saw it being driven away from the pub between those times.
Residents living in Hadfield and Padfield are being encouraged to boost their home security following a number of incidents in the area.
Over recent weeks, police have received reports of break-ins at properties in the High Peak and are asking residents to be on the look-out for suspicious activity. Two wedding rings and an Armani men’s wrist watch were amongst items stolen after thieves entered a property on Post Street in Padfield. The incident took place between 1.15pm and 7.10pm on Tuesday, March 24. (CR/12261/15) Over the last week, offenders also gained entry to a property on Sutton Way in Hadfield, however nothing was stolen.
Parents with small children are being urged by Derbyshire County Council to be aware of the dangers of liquid laundry detergent capsules. The capsules contain concentrated detergent in small, squeezable and often colourful packets which can make them attractive to children. On average one child a day in the UK needs emergency medical treatment after mistaking them for sweets and over the last five years there have been 2,170 incidents with nearly all victims under the age of five. If swallowed the detergent can cause vomiting, coughing, respiratory problems, nausea and drowsiness.
Looking back, it seems as if the social structure of the town fifty years ago was fairly clear-cut. At the very peak of the social hierarchy, in a category by themselves, were the members of the Howard family, the only people in the town who would be ranked as aristocratic in the wider society of the county or the nation. Beneath the Howards were the industrialists who comprised the town's upper class. They were wealthy men, some of them wealthier than the Howards and some even millionaires, who had either grown up in Glossop or moved into it at an early age, and who owed both their fortunes and their social status to their success in developing the town's industries.
Officers from the Glossop Safer Neighbourhood Team are appealing for information after damage was caused to a park in the area. Vandals caused damage to an orienteering post on the grounds of Manor Park on Manor Park Road, Glossop. The incident took place sometime between 11am on Friday, March 27 and 12.30pm on Monday, March 30.
The Safer Neighbourhood policing team will be carrying out patrols in the area and are asking anyone with any information to contact them.
Glossop North End have qualified for the final of the FA Vase at Wembley on May 9th, where they will play North Shields. The second leg of the semi final ended in a 1-0 defeat for the Hillmen, but they win on aggregate. Glossop were down to ten men after the 8th minute when Matt Russell was sent off for a challenge on Neil Slateford. In a deteriorating climate the Hillmen kept the opposition at bay until the 90th minute when St Austell's Liam Eddy scored the only goal of the match.
In 1959 Dr Anthony H Birch published a study of the political life of Glossop. Small Town Politics was a collaborative research project sponsored by the Department of Government of the University of Manchester. With research expenses of £200, Dr Birch and his colleagues picked what was then a small industrial town with a population of about 18,000 people.
Police have launched a recruitment campaign to find people across Derbyshire who want to take on the challenge of becoming a volunteer officer. The county’s Special Constabulary plays a valuable role in policing across the county, with volunteers giving up some of their spare time to help cut crime and keep people safe. Special Constables, who have full sworn police powers, team up with regular officers and Safer Neighbourhood teams to carry out their duties.
Jack David Wooley, aged 19, of Ullwater Avenue, Crewe, pleaded not guilty but was found guilty of failing to stop and failing to report an accident in which somebody was injured, and driving a transit van without due care and attention in Hayfield. He was fined £525 plus £53 victim surcharge and £620 and disqualified from driving for 5 months.
Peter Brierley, aged 68, of Uplands Road Glossop was found guilty of assault by beating of a female in Glossop. He was fined £165 and ordered to pay victim surcharge of £20 and costs of £200.
Tahir Ali, aged 44, of New Road, Oldham, was fund guilty of driving a vehicle on Collier Street Glossop without die care and attention. He was fined £110 plus victim surcharge of £20 and costs of £200. His driving licence was endorsed with 5 points.
The Glossop and District Branch of the National Childbirth Trust has warned members that the branch might shut down unless new volunteers are found. "Due to changing circumstances, we need a new team of volunteers to ensure that Glossop NCT branch can continue to offer support and friendship to parents-to-be and new parents. The larger the team, the lighter the workload – volunteering is fun, allows you to use your experience and gain new skills, and you have the satisfaction of knowing that you’re helping the NCT make a difference for parents. If we are unable to get enough volunteers by the end of April, sadly we will have to close the NCT Glossop branch."
The Back Seat Drivers have recently recorded a cd featuring some of the songs regularly played at these jam nights and this was launched at a night of live music and comedy at The Queen’s Arms on Saturday March 14th. £528.38 has been raised so far and this has been donated to Comic Relief. The Back Seat Drivers would like to extend a massive thank you to everybody who has supported this event. The CD is still available at Peak Health Clinic, Praze, Bay Tree Books and The Queens Arms.
Hadfield Carnival Committee has set the date for this year’s fabulous, fun-filled family event for everybody in Hadfield and further afield. The carnival will be on Sunday 7th June at Glossopdale Community College’s Newshaw Lane site starting at 12 noon. This year the Romans are coming and the star attraction is The Vicus, a Roman Britain enactment group, who will bring all the excitement of Roman Britain to Hadfield. Other entertainment includes a funfair, craft stalls, and a pet show. If you haven’t booked your craft stall yet, there are still some available - ring Carol on 07749 816679
Police in Glossop are appealing for information after a Samsung Galaxy S4 was stolen from a local charity shop. Between 1.30pm and 2pm on Saturday, March 21, a man entered the Glossopdale Furniture Project store on Henry Street, Glossop and began talking to a member of staff on reception. The man leant over the desk as he showed the receptionist some beauty leaflets. He then left the store and the staff member noticed that their Samsung mobile had gone missing. The man was described as Asian, having facial stubble and wearing a red coloured jacket. He is also believed to have spoken with a deep voice.
"The biggest day in St Austell's footballing history" ended unfavourably for the home team after The Hillmen took a 2-0 victory in Saturday's first leg of the FA vase semi final at Poltair Park. Lee Blackshaw scored after 16 minutes and substitute Ben Richardson scored a second after Tom Bailey hit the crossbar in extra time.Highlights of the match can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNolaKo8VDM. The second leg will be played in Glossop on March 28th. Tickets for that match sold out instantaneously. If the Hillmen keep the advantage the entire town is likely to be heading to Wembley for the final on May 9th, making the general and borough council elections the second most important event of that week.
A couple have been sentenced after admitting several drugs offences. Justin Mallett, 37, of Riverside Close, Glossop was given 20 months for supplying cannabis, 12 months concurrent for possessing cannabis with the intent to supply and one month for possessing cocaine, also to be served concurrently. Stacey Marshall, 38, of Station Road, Hadfield has been given five months suspended for two years for supplying cannabis and possessing cocaine. She was also given a three month curfew. They pleaded guilty to all charges and were sentenced at Derby Crown Court on Tuesday, March 10.
Andy Groom, aged 33, of Belgrade Avenue, Chinley, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly on Norfolk Street in Glossop on 28th February 2014. He was fined £83 and ordered to pay victim surcharge of £15 and costs of £85.
Leighton Ashley Hayes, aged 28, of St Mary's Road, Glossop, pleaded guilty to assault by beating in Glossop on 14th February 2015. Sentencng was adjourned pending a pre-sentence report. He was ordered not to enter any licensed premises in Glossop to prevent reoffending.
Manual Kruse, aged 28, of King's Court, Glossop, pleaded guilty to assault by beating of a female in Glossop and was fined £37 and ordered to pay £20 victim surcharge plus £50 costs.
The Council currently has its full complement of nine members. The Council meets monthly (except for August and December), usually on the 3rd Wednesday of the month and the Annual Parish Meeting is held directly after the March monthly meeting of the Council. The Council is responsible for Charlesworth Village Green, the Memorial Gardens, a few other pieces of land around Charlesworth and the War Memorial. The Council is looking for someone with drive, enthusiasm and flexibility. Applicants should have a knowledge and understanding of basic minute taking and accountancy skills. They should also possess the ability to communicate effectively, develop working relationships with people at all levels and work on their own initiative.
Steven William Yates, aged 60, of King Street, Glossop pleaded guilty to failing to provide a breath specimen and was given a 20 week prison sentence suspended for two years, banned from driving for 5 years and ordered to participate in Alcohol Specified Activity Requirement, pay a victim surcharge of £80 and costs of £85. The court heard that Yates' driving was seriously impaired, that he was falling asleep at the wheel, refused to stop and was argumentative. He was described as a "high risk to police".
Chesterfield Coroner's Court heard how gross failures by a nurse and surgeon at Tameside Hospital led to the death of a Glossop grandmother. Sheila Johnson, who was 74, died in May 2013 after being discharged from Tameside hospital with a total negative pressure machine fitted to a wound in her femoral artery which resulted from two earlier operations. The nurse overseeing her care had not been trained in its use, and Mrs Johnson was given no advice about the device. She was discharged without a discharge plan and despite concerns about the wound. Her surgeon did not recall her to hospital and she died at home in John Street, Glossop, the following day.
A 26 year old Glossop man has been charged with murder and violent disorder in connection with the death of Clarence Edwards, who was killed with a single stab wound outside a nightclub in Manchester on 4th January. Earl Atta Rooms, of Thorncliffe Road, Glossop did not enter a plea and was remanded in custody. Four other men from Manchester were also charged with violent disorder.
Readers have been informed by distributors that the Glossop Advertiser will cease publication this month. The newspaper, which claimed a circulation of almost 13,000 in 2007, has had restricted distribution in Glossop for some years, with Glossop news confined to the front sheet. There has been no official confirmation of the closure from Trinity Mirror, but distributors have been informed that their services are no longer required. The Glossop Advertiser's Twitter account has been almost dormant for six months.
A Glossop company has been been fined £12,000 plus £8735 costs after pleading guilty to a breach of lifting regulations after an accident in January 2012 which resulted in a man having his leg amputated above the knee. The man was delivering a heavy metal frame to Delpro, at Brookfield Industrial estate, Glossop, which fell from a forklift truck and resulted in severe injuries. Delpro failed to ensure that the work was properly planned, adequately supervised and carried out safely. The company the man worked for, Russel Fabrications of Ashton under Lyne were find £11,917 plus £13,734 costs after being found guilty of a breach of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.
Local Heritage and Archaeological groups are joining forces on Saturday 14th March to bring a FREE and exciting fun family day to Hadfield's St. Andrew's Church from 10am to 4pm. The theme is 'Romans, Reservoirs & Railways – everything you want to know about the Romans at Melandra Roman Fort to the building of the world' first purpose built water storage facility and the construction of the Woodhead Tunnel and railways of the valley, so come along and meet the experts.
Police investigating an alleged assault in Glossop are appealing for witnesses to come forward. A public order incident is believed to have taken place between two groups along High Street East in Glossop. The incident, which is believed to have taken place at around 9.30pm on Saturday, January 31, resulted in one man being treated at Tameside Hospital for a laceration to his face. Anyone with any information about the alleged assault is asked to contact PC James Kennedy on 101, quoting crime reference number 4411/15.
Glossop North End have reached the quarter finals of the FA Vase after winning their replay with Dunston 3-1. A goals in extra time by captain Dave Young and Kieran Lugsden gave Glossop the victory in the replay at Dunston this afternoon.
The case of the tow truck driver and company involved in the Glossop town centre crash in May last year has been adjourned until 25th of February to fix a trial date. Paul Michael Bowcock and GM Recovery Ltd are charged with a string of offences relating to the crash. Mr Bowcock is additionally charged with driving a lorry dangerously. They have pleaded not guilty to all charges. Nobody was seriously injured in the 20th May incident in which a single decker bus detached from a tow truck in Glossop town centre, causing extensive damage to shopfronts at Jackson's Buildings.
Police have released CCTV stills of two men they want to speak to about a burglary in the village of Chisworth, near Glossop. Two men wearing balaclavas broke into a house in Marple Road between 3am and 4am on Wednesday, February 11. They stole cash from inside the address.
Frank Ackley of Old Glossop has died. Frank had been chairman of Old Glossop Residents Association for more years than anybody could remember when he retired from the post in 2014. He worked tirelessly to make Glossop a better place and will be very badly missed. The funeral will be on 13th February followed by wake in the Wheatsheaf. Details below.
Derbyshire County Council has joined forces with other midlands councils in a bid to boost the number of people who want to become foster carers. Councils for Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Leicester, Leicestershire, Rutland, Lincolnshire and Derby have funded a joint television and radio advertising campaign beginning on February 16 and running for two weeks. By working together councils share the costs while still reaching their target audience.The first television advert airs on Monday 16 February at 8pm on ITV.
Although the spring term is well underway there are still plenty of opportunities for residents to sign up and learn something new with Derbyshire County Council’s Adult Community Education Service. Some new courses start after the half term break and there may be spaces on existing ones as well. The service offers countywide daytime and evening courses and activities providing opportunities for people to gain new qualifications or explore new hobbies and interests. Weekend and single day courses are also available for those who are unable to commit to a whole term.
Now that all the New Year’s Resolutions have been broken and “Dry January” has ended perhaps it’s time to stop punishing yourself and look for something that you will enjoy doing! Here’s an idea! Why not do something really valuable and positive and become a befriender with Community Companions? All we ask is that you commit an hour a week to someone on their own who would appreciate friendship and support. It could be visiting someone to have a chat, enjoying a cuppa, sharing a game of Scrabble or going for a gentle stroll.
Police are investigating a house fire at Ashton Street, Glossop. A 51 year old male has been taken to hospital. No further details have been released.
Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Charles has had his plans to increase the amount of council tax local people pay towards policing in 2015-16 by 1.99% sanctioned by the Police and Crime Panel. The 1.99% increase in the precept will generate about £1m per year. He said that this would make a vital contribution in the face of a £5.4m reduction in the Government’s funding settlement that brings Derbyshire’s slice down to £100.400m. The total budget for the Force for 2015-16 is £161.635m.
Police are offering reassurance to residents after suspicious incidents were reported in Glossop. Officers were made aware of two suspicious incidents whereby children were alarmed by a man on Arundel Grange, Glossop. On both occasions, which are believed to have taken place on Sunday, January 25 , none of the children were approached by the man. Police have since traced and spoken to a man resembling the description from the incident. There is no evidence of any offences committed and officers are happy that this is a genuine misunderstanding.
Treacherous driving conditions brought Glossop to a standstill last night (Wednesday 28th January), with the A57 Snake Pass, the A628 and the Broadbottom to Charlesworth roads all blocked and many minor roads impassable. Commuters reported journey times of over 2 hours from Manchester to Glossop. Glossopdale Community College, St Philip Howard, Longdendale and Gamesley Schools are closed although some other primary schools (including St Lukes and Padfield) are reported to be open, but parents should check with the school before setting off. At present (7am Glossop time) the A57 and A628 are closed, traffic at Mottram is at a standstill because of accidents and other roads passable only with extreme care.
Shadow Energy and Climate Change Minister Jonathan Reynolds MP will be the guest speaker at an Energy Event at Glossop Labour Club on Wednesday 28th January at 11am with Labour's High Peak parliamentary candidate Caitlin Bisknell. Businesses, community groups and individuals from across the High Peak have been invited to attend the event. There will be an opportunity to listen to Caitlin and Jonathan talk about Labour’s energy policies, and to ask questions. members of the public are welcome to attend.
Derbyshire's Labour Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Charles has been criticised by High Peak Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate Stephen Worrall for only allowing the public a short period to respond to his proposal to increase the council tax for policing contribution by just under 2%. Mr Worrall said “Alan Charles claims he wants to know the views of High Peak residents on this proposed tax increase, but he made it so that the vast majority if us never knew any consultation was happening and made it so short that there was no time for any of us to let our friends and neighbours know about it."
Dog owners in High Peak are being reminded that not cleaning up after their pets can be a costly mistake. Two people have been issued with fixed penalty notices of £80 for failing to scoop the poop whilst walking their dogs in the Gamesley area of the borough. This follows the launch of a high profile dog fouling campaign by High Peak Borough Council in partnership with Keep Britain Tidy. The campaign sets its sights on irresponsible dog owners with recent research showing that people are more likely to pick up after their dogs when they think that they are being watched.
Whitfield residents are being encouraged to ensure that their sheds, garages and outbuildings are properly secure following recent break-ins in the area. An Acer monitor and an external modem were stolen after thieves kicked through the door of an outbuilding at a property on Hague Street, Glossop. The incident took place sometime between 5pm and midnight on Wednesday, January 21. (2973/15). Overnight between 4pm on Wednesday, January 21 and 8am on Thursday, January 22, offenders broke the lock off a side gate of a garden on Hague Street, Glossop. Once inside, thieves then forced entry into a garden shed and stole a Ryobi hedge trimmer and a Makita TR2500 hedge trimmer from within. (CR/2981/15)
Unedited press release from Frack Free Greater Manchester
The Peak District appears to be safe from fracking thanks to a last minute change to a government bill. After a bad weak for the shale gas industry in which the Environmental Audit Committee recommended a moratorium on fracking and council planning officers in Lancashire recommend the rejection of two drilling licenses in Fylde, the government was forced to announce an outright ban on fracking in National Parks. With two thirds of the country licensed for the controversial procedure Glossopdale and The Vale of Edale were at risk of being fracked.
Police are appealing for information after a Yamaha motorbike was stolen from a property in Glossop. Sometime between 6pm on Tuesday, January 13 and 4.40pm on Thursday, January 15, thieves stole a R6 model Yamaha after cutting through the heavy duty security chains. The red and white motorbike was stolen from the rear yard of a property on Fitzalan Street, Glossop.
New powers aimed at improving local responses to incidents of anti-social behaviour are now available to High Peak communities. Measures requiring partners, including High Peak Borough Council and the Police, to review responses to complaints of anti-social behaviour in certain circumstances were introduced by the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. Known as the ‘community trigger’, the process gives individuals, businesses and community groups the right to request a review of the response to their reports of anti-social behaviour. It should only be used by those who believe their concerns have not been dealt with or acted upon by partner agencies.
On Wednesday, January 15 at 10.30pm a woman answered the door at her house on Woodhead Road. A man forced his way in and demanded that she handed over her jewellery. A second man then entered the house. The men searched the house and left via the back door, they were seen to leave in a silver car which may have had smashed windows. Anyone with information is asked to contact Glossop CID using the non-emergency 101 number, quoting crime reference number 2017/15.
With parliamentary and borough council elections just four months away, Glossop's voters still have little idea what to expect. Conservative councillors John Hacken and Julie McCabe (Simmondley) have announced that they will be standing for re-election, Labour councillor Colin Waude (Howardtown) has told us he will not be standing again, and independent councillor Chris Webster (Old Glossop) who has represented the area since 2003 might not contest the election because of health issues. There have been no announcements from parties about their candidates for the borough council elections, but three parties have announced their parliamentary candidates
The government is "driving forward the northern powerhouse by completing the smart motorway along the entire length of the M62 from Manchester to Leeds, together with improvements to transpennine capacity from Manchester to Sheffield, representing the first increase in transpennine capacity since 1971" For Glossop this means a £170 million bypass from the A57 at Brookfield Glossop to the M67 roundabout in Hattersley, a feasibility study for a £6 billion tunnel under Woodhead and renewed consultation on the Longdendale bypass.
Continuing our series with Lyndon Ogden of Dark Peak Digital about getting found and getting busy online. Here we go with tip number two. Following on from my first tip about taking advantage of free advertising with Google My Business, it is worth mentioning that Bing offer the same service through Bing Places and again it costs nothing but a couple of minutes of your time to increase your web presence.
More than 80 vulnerable people have been protected in Derbyshire thanks to a new law allowing police to disclose details of their partners' abusive past. Clare's Law was introduced across all forces in England and Wales from March 2014 in an effort to prevent domestic violence and safeguard those at risk of violence from a partner. Within the first six months of its implementation, 86 people in Derbyshire were provided with information to protect them from a potentially abusive relationship. The figure is higher in Derbyshire than in other East Midlands counties.
You posted an article while ago phone coverage in Glossop:
I've been unfortunate to be a Vodafone customer in Glossop for over a decade and fed up with their awful coverage in Glossop I finally cracked and asked them why it was still so awful. Here's the answer I got:
An 18 year old man from Denton has appeared at Buxton Magistrates' Court accused of maliciously wounding a male, in connection with an alleged incident in Glossop on 1st November 2014. The case was referred to Derby Crown Court.
unedited press release
If you’ve got a passion for walking and would like to get involved in High Peak’s Walking for Health programme then join us for a training session this month. Walking has proven health benefits, it’s free and it’s an activity that most people can get involved in – and with a full programme of walks to suit all abilities there’s no excuse not to join in.
High Peak Borough Council co-ordinates the walks which take place across the borough and is keen to recruit volunteers interested in leading walks and sharing their enthusiasm with other walkers.
Officers are appealing for information following a burglary in Glossop. Sometime between 11.00pm on Sunday, December 28 and 10.55am on Monday, December 29, thieves broke into premises on Charlestown Road and stole a quantity of cash and a large quantity of alcohol. Anyone with any information about the burglary is asked to contact PC Parker at Glossop Police Station on 101, quoting crime numbers 54821/14.
Frank Benjamin Fuller, aged 21, of Ewart Court, Glossop, pleaded guilty to using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour with intent in Glossop. Sentencing was adjourned pending a hearing for breach of an existing order.
Stuart Andrew Hill, aged 43, of Carter Place, Hyde, pleaded guilty to assault by beating of a male in Glossop. Sentencing was adjourned.
Josh Kinsley Stafford, aged 20, of Church Street, Glossop, pleaded guilty to causing £1200 of damage to a car door on Pikes Lane, Glossop, in October 2014. he was discharged conditionally for 6 months and ordered to pay £200 compensation.
Stuart Andrew Hill, aged 43, of Carter Place, Hyde, pleaded guilty to assault by beating of a male in Glossop. Sentencing was adjourned pending a full report requested by probation.
Hayley Jane Jones, aged 30, of West Drive, Tintwistle indicated pleas of guilty to charges of: stealing a bank card, committing fraud by using a stolen bank card to obtain £300 dishonestly, making false representations to Vanquis Bank, Tesco Bank, Sainsbury Bank and NatWest Bank to obtain credit card limits for herself at the expense of another person. All the offences occurred during October 2014. The case was adjourned until 26th January for a pre-sentence report to be prepared by probation. Jones was ordered not to contact her victim directly or indirectly to prevent interference with witnesses or otherwise obstruct the course of justice.
A man who police wanted to talk to about an alleged assault at Glossop has contacted officers. Police made the appeal and released CCTV footage on December 30 and the next day a man went to the police station in Glossop. He has given officers information and enquiries into the allegation are continuing. Detectives would like to thank everyone who has responded to the appeal and contacted them with information. In July last year a 25-year-old woman was allegedly assaulted in High Street West after a night out with friends. Detectives were trying to trace the owner of a silver or light blue Toyota Aygo, which was driven into Glossop and parked up on High Street West.
Police investigating an alleged assault in Glossop have released CCTV images and footage of a man they would like to speak to. A 25-year-old woman was allegedly assaulted in High Street West after a night out with friends. Since the incident, detectives have been trying to trace the owner of a silver or light blue Toyota Aygo, which was driven into Glossop and parked up on High Street West. Police have now released CCTV images of the driver of that vehicle, who then got out of his car and was seen walking in the area. He could be a witness and may have information that could help police with their inquiries.
Just before 1.30am on Tuesday December 23 a white Ford Transit van collided with a concrete post, fence and car at a house on Ashford Mews in Gamesley, Glossop. The vehicle didn’t stop and was driven off along Youlgreave Crescent towards Melandra Castle Road. Two hours later a white Transit van, stolen from outside a house on Youlgreave Crescent, was found abandoned on Hargate Hill in Glossop. There is evidence that someone had tried to set fire to the vehicle.
Christopher William Roberts, aged 33, of Princess Street, Glossop, pleaded guilty to assault by beating of three females and was given 16 week prison sentences suspended for two years for each offence. The court heard that the offences occurred in a domestic setting with children present and involved a prolonged sustained assault that involved kicking an threats of more serious injury. Roberts had been consuming alcohol and resisted arrest. He was also ordered to pay compensation totalling £300, victim surcharge of £80 and costs of £85. Roberts also pleaded guilty to resisting arrest. No separate penalty was imposed.
There were 30 violent or sexual offences reported around Glossop town centre in November 2014, the highest recorded since at least December 2010, when crime mapping was introduced. After a summer of low crime, the numbers of crimes reported around Glossop Town Centre appear to have declined overall in 2014, but violent and sexual crime are showing no sign of decline.
A video has been released as part of an appeal for information on a burglary that left a man in hospital with serious machete wounds. The aggravated burglary happened at a house in Scotty Brook Crescent, Glossop, on October 23. Three men forced their way into the house and attacked a 31-year-old man with a machete, while his three young children and wife were also in the property. The victim suffered a serious cut to the head and deep lacerations to both hands, which required extensive surgery and physiotherapy. He was in hospital for two weeks. The offenders left empty-handed and a reward of £5,000 is being offered for information leading to their arrest and conviction.
Frank Fuller, aged 21, of Ewart Court, Hadfield, pleaded guilty to using threatening, abusive or insulation words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour, causing harassment, alarm or distress to a woman. he was ordered to carry out 40 hours of unpaid work, issued with restraining order and ordered to pay victim surcharge of £60 and costs of £85.
Sid Price, aged 19, of Bank Bottom, Hadfield, pleaded guilty to damaging a door. He was fined 3128 and ordered to [ay compensation of £100 plus £85 costs.
Josh Kinsley Stafford, aged 20, of Church Street, Glossop, pleaded guilty to damaging a car door on Pikes Lane, Glossop. The case was adjourned until January to allow CPS to obtain details of compensation amount.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man and woman were allegedly assaulted on Norfolk Street in Glossop. At around 2.10am on Saturday, December 13, a woman came into an argument with a man on Norfolk Street when another man stepped into to break up the argument. The offender is then believed to have punched both the woman, and the man who stepped in, several times. A 22-year-old man was later arrested and questioned by police before being released on bail. Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact PC Julie Shaw on 101, quoting crime number 53226/14. Alternatively, you can report a crime anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
There will be no recycling or rubbish collections on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day. The following arrangements have been made to ensure that all residents receive a collection:
Collections due on Thursday 25 December – Christmas Day
• Recycling (brown bin) collections will take place on Saturday 20 December.
• Rubbish (black bin) collections will take place on various dates. Affected properties have been notified via a sticker on their bin.
Glossop's chimney is finally set to come down as part of a scheme to provide affordable homes on the former Ferro Alloys site. High Peak Borough Council has announced a deal with Equity Housing Association and housing developer Westleigh to build 44 houses on the Surrey Street site. It has been a long held ambition of the Council to redevelop this site and it has been working hard behind the scenes with the site owner for a number of years.
Bodytech Repair Centre in Padfield have been celebrating their fourth year of business by raising money for local charity Reuben’s Retreat and Hollingworth Juniors Football Club. One of their recent promotions has been a raffle which, combined with donations, have totaled £1000 to be shared equally between the two groups.
Jack Badger, a carpentry and masonry business based in Glossop, is celebrating after winning a prestigious national award. The Wood Awards celebrates the very best use of wood in British architecture, furniture and design, and this year the organisers received a record entry of 300 projects. On the night, Jack Badger was honoured with the Judges’ Special Award for its hand carved oak gothic doors, which it designed and created for a property in York. The carvings were adapted from historical designs to compliment the overall style of the property and created specifically to meet the client’s taste.
Rosie Arnfield and Paul Higham, with support from Garron Frith, are performing at the Globe on Thursday, 11th of December 2014 at 8:00pm.
There’s still time to have a say on Derbyshire County Council proposals to change services for disabled children.
Families are being asked for their views on proposals to reduce or stop some discretionary services currently provided for disabled children without the need for an assessment. Large cuts in government grants, inflation and growing demands on other areas of the council’s budget mean it must save £157m by 2018 – a third of its budget. The consultation is asking for people’s views on proposed changes to the county council’s menu of short break provision known as the Aiming High Derbyshire Offer.
With more business than ever being transacted on the web, we asked Lyndon Ogden of Dark Peak Digital to write us a short series of articles about getting found and getting busy online. Here we go with tip number one.
Take advantage of what’s free! Google dominate the search engine business with over 90% of people looking for a product or service, using them to find what they need.
Glossop Record Club returns on Thursday 11th December for a pre-Christmas ‘Lucky Dip’. The session starts at 8pm and entry is free. If you were there for last year’s lucky dip, you know what to do. If you weren’t, here’s how it’ll work…
Choose a vinyl album (maybe a few). It could be your favourite record you’ve bought this year (whether it be a new release, reissue or secondhand). It could be an old favourite you just want to share, or maybe something that’s been tucked away in the loft or the spare room that you haven’t heard for ages.
Publican brothers, Thomas and Rick Lee, have welcomed back customers to The Oakwood in Glossop following a complete refurbishment by Robinsons Brewery. The local favourite, situated on High Street West, was closed for four weeks whilst Robinsons’ award winning in-house design team transformed the pub from its tired former look into a contemporary meeting place which celebrates cask ale and the emerging craft beer market.
A woman who needed medical attention at a One Direction concert at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester bit one of the paramedics who came to her aid. Kerry Anne Wilde, aged 27, of Baslow Close, Glossop, pleaded guilty to assault at Manchester Magistrates' Court and was given a 12 week prison sentence suspended for a year, and ordered to do unpaid work and pay the victim £200 compensation.
Unedited press release from High Peak Borough Council
As traders across the High Peak gear up for one of the busiest months of the year, the Borough Council is supporting shops and businesses by encouraging everyone to shop local this Christmas. This Saturday, 6 December, is Small Business Saturday and to support traders and local community groups in Glossop the Council is offering free parking in all its car parks for the day.
Police and Trading Standards officers teamed up to carry out test purchases at licensed premises in Buxton and Glossop. Throughout the evening on Saturday, November 15, licensing officers visited nine pubs around the town centres as part of a test purchase operation. The team praised eight out of the nine pubs visited who passed the operation and complied with the sale of alcohol regulations. A fixed penalty notice of £90 was issued after alcohol was sold to the underage volunteers at a pub in Glossop. The premises will be placed on an action plan which will see officers working closely with bar staff to ensure that the correct training and procedures are in place.
Sergeant Phil Bateman from the Police Licensing Unit added: “It was really pleasing to see that the majority of the licenced premises that we visited passed the test purchases. They operated by the Challenge 25 protocol, asked for ID and refused to serve the underage drinkers.
Two people have been arrested on suspicion of drugs offences following a police warrant in Glossop. At around 8.30pm on Friday, November 21 officers executed a warrant at a property on Gladstone Street, Glossop. Whilst inside the address, officers discovered a quantity of suspected Class B drugs and associated paraphernalia. Two men, both aged 19-years-old, were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class B drugs. They have since been bailed pending further police inquiries.
Thursday 4th December - Glossopdale Community College Christmas Concert – featuring all of the college’s musical groups and a special appearance from Post 16 drama students. Hall 1. 7pm. Adults £4, concessions £2.
The driver of the recovery truck that crashed in the middle of Glossop in May and the company he works for have pleaded not guilty at Northern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court on two charges relating to the incident. Michael Paul Bowcock, 45, of Middleton, and GM Recovery Ltd of Manchester are charged with:
Using a tow truck when part of its braking system, namely the automatic slack adjuster was disconnected, brake efficient impaired and the anchor pin broken on axle one. Abnormal movement of levers indicates maladjustment of brakes nearside axle one brake lever at full stroke not fully applied.
Due to other commitments reporting activities at the Glossop Gazette were scaled down over the autumn. Despite this we have comfortably achieved our aim of 10,000 unique visitors per month for 2014. Figures calculated to 26th November 2014 and exclude traffic generated by robots, worms, or replies with special HTTP status codes. Over 97% of our visitors are from the UK.
Full schedule for Santa's tour of Glossop for Glossop Mountain Rescue. 27th November til 20th December
Peter Smith, aged 56, of Chinley pleaded guilty at North Derbyshre magistrates' Court to failing to secure three shotguns in a secure cabinet in a manner so as to proven any unauthorised persons gaining access to those firearms. He was fined £369 and ordered to pay victim surcharge of £37 and costs of £35. The court ordered cancellation of any shotgun certificate held by he defendant and the confiscation of guns and ammunition.
Police are appealing for information following a street robbery in Hadfield. Officers were called to an incident where a man was attacked by two men in the Newshaw Lane area of Hadfield between 5 and 6pm on Wednesday, November 19. The victim, a 48-year-old man was grabbed by one of the suspects who took his wallet from his back pocket and emptied it of cash. The second suspect took a sharp instrument and repeatedly cut the victim’s face causing minor injuries. The suspect who injured the man is described as white, in his 30s with a stocky build. He is around 5ft 10ins and has short cropped hair. The suspects are believed to have made off in a dark coloured saloon car.
Following refusal by Peak Park for a gypsy/traveller site at the old waterworks building near the golf club, an new application has been submitted. Unedited press statement below.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a couple were assaulted while walking along a Glossop street in the early hours of the morning. The victims were walking along High Street East, near the junction with Norfolk Street, when they were involved in an argument with two others. During the argument, the victims – a man and woman both aged 30 – were assaulted. The woman suffered an injury to her back and the man was knocked unconscious.
A 19-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man were arrested in connection with the assault and have been bailed pending further inquiries. Police want to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident, which happened at about 2.30am on the morning of Sunday, November 16.
Matthew Daniel Hartle, aged 22, of Combs Lea, Gamesley, pleaded guilty to assault by beating of a female in Glossop. Sentencing was adjourned pending a report at Northern Derbyshire Magistrates Court on 17th November 2014.
Zhang Un Wi, aged 34, of Kelberlow Street. Oldham, pleaded guilty to assault by beating of a woman in Glossop and was given a 12 week prison sentence suspended for a year. Northern Derbyshire Magistrates Court was told that Wu had attacked a public health worker who was treating him late at night. Wu was also ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months and pay £200 compensation. 17th November 2014.
Glossop Juniors were awarded Derbyshire Sports Club of the Year at the Roundhouse, Derby on 6th November, in their 25th Year delivering junior football in the High Peak Region. Glossop Juniors, having being awarded the High Peak award a couple of weeks earlier were delighted to receive the award, after 12 months of significant achievements in all aspects of the club.
At about 11pm on Tuesday Nov 11 a 44-year-old man was approached by a group of about eight people, both male and female, who allegedly assaulted him outside the Norfolk Arms on Norfolk Square. The victim spent three days in Tameside General Hospital being treated for multiple fractures and cuts and bruising. He then reported the matter to the police. Anyone who was in the area at the time or who knows anything about the offence should contact Detective Sergeant Ed Mellor at Glossop police station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police are appealing for information following the attempted theft of a fruit machine at a pub in Glossop. At around 4.45pm on Monday, November 10, two men were disturbed attempting to remove the money drawer from a fruit machine in the Norfolk Arms Hotel on Norfolk Square, Glossop. The men had removed an empty cash drawer from the machine using what is believed to have been a standard key, however were disturbed by staff at the pub before they could remove the second cash drawer. No money was taken. The offenders then ran out of a side door or the pub on to Norfolk Street.
Offenders stole a black coloured Baotian moped from outside a property on Fauvel Road in Glossop by cutting through the security chain and padlock. The incident took place between 8.30pm and 10pm on Friday, October 31. Officers would like to speak to two youths who were seen to be near the moped at the time of the incident. They were both described as white, aged in their late teens and wearing dark clothing. Anyone with any information about the incident or the whereabouts of the moped is asked to contact PC Nigel Palmer on 101, quoting crime number 46211/14.
On Thursday, October 23 at approximately 7.45pm three men entered a house on Scotty Brook Crescent and demanded money. They assaulted a man with a knife and fled via a rear door and it is thought they may have run onto fields at the back of the property. The men were described as wearing dark clothing and all had their faces covered. Detective Sergeant Ed Mellor who is leading the investigation said: “We would like anyone to contact us that may have seen people running or acting suspiciously in the Whitfield area, Cross Cliff or the Shirebrook Park Estate between 7pm and 7.50pm.
Nigel Barrow and Phil Stock from the Glossop-based band Melandra raised £184.68 for Children In Need by busking around the pubs of Glossop on Friday 14th November. They would like to sincerely thank the staff and customers of The Globe, The Friendship, The Commercial and The Queens Arms for their warm welcomes and generous contributions.