Derbyshire Police and the RSPB are appealing for information following the illegal killing of two birds of prey near to Glossop. A £1000 reward has been offered by the RSPB for information leading to a conviction.
On September 09, 2015, a dead osprey was found to the west of Derbyshire Level. A post mortem on the bird revealed that both its legs had been recently broken, injuries which were consistent with it being caught in a spring trap prior to its death. Ospreys are rare visitors to the Peak District and this one would have been on migration to West Africa.
Officers from the Glossop Safer Neighbourhood Team are appealing for information after damage was caused to a vehicle in the town. Police were contacted by a resident last week after damage was caused to the paintwork of their red Honda Civic. It is believed that vandals used a sharp instrument to scratch along the car as it was parked at Moorside View on Station Street, Glossop. The same vehicle has also been targeted in recent months which saw two rear tyres being punctured and a metal bollard at the car park being damaged.
The A628 Woodhead Pass has been closed in both directions to all traffic due to strong winds between the A616 (Flouch roundabout, Langsett) and A57 at Hollingworth. Earlier on Tuesday at least three trunks were blown over.
Unedited press release from Derbyshire County Council
Latest proposals to reduce services have been outlined by Derbyshire County Council as it prepares to enter the seventh year of Government austerity cuts to local council budgets.
Cabinet members will meet next Tuesday (26 January) to propose how the council might make cuts of almost £70m over the next two years including:
• Carrying out a review of children’s centres which could result in the closure of up to 32
• Reducing funding for community transport services from July 2016 and using the council’s reserves for Dial-a-Bus and Active Travel in the short term while proposals for a new ‘demand responsive’ transport service are consulted on and considered
• Cutting the money available for home to school transport for pupils over 16 with learning difficulties or disabilities, under-fives and some eight to 11 year olds
• Restructuring staffing in the countryside service and looking at alternative ways of running Hayfield and Tapton Lock Visitors Centres
• Reducing the money available for Aiming High short breaks for disabled children and young people with a further proposal to consult on cutting all funding for these breaks from October 2016.
Police in Tintwistle are appealing for information following the attempted theft of chickens in the village. Would-be thieves used tools to try and force the door of a wooden chicken coop at an allotment site on New Road. No entry was gained but damage was caused. The incident took place sometime overnight between 6.30pm on Monday, December 28 and 6.30am the following morning. Similar thefts have taken place at the allotments over recent months with ten chickens being stolen from the site.
Lee Willan (32) of Woodlands Close, Glossop appeared at Derby Crown Court charged with wounding with intent to do serious grievous bodily harm and was sentenced to six years. On Saturday, September 5 police were called to reports of a man acting suspiciously on Buxton Market Place. Officers arrived and were confronted with Willan holding a knife. Willan attacked Sergeant Trevor Steed; this resulted in Sergeant Steed requiring hospital treatment for a puncture wound to his arm. Sergeant Steed together with other attending officers detained Willan and arrested him.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a would-be burglar walked into a house in Glossop before fleeing when he was disturbed. The offender went into the property, in Castleton Green, at about 3.15pm on Tuesday, January 12, but was disturbed shortly after and ran off. He was described as 6ft 3ins, of skinny build, and was wearing a dark coloured hoodie with the hood pulled up. Police investigating the incident want to hear from anyone who saw a man matching that description hanging around the area around that time. They also want to know if anyone in the surrounding area has CCTV that might have captured the suspect.
Bryan John Chapman, aged 55, of Spring Street Hollingworth pleaded not guilty but was found guilty of assault by beating of a female in Glossop. He was ordered to be under curfew for 12 weeks, pay £200 compensation, £60 victim surcharge and £400 costs. A restraining order was issued preventing him from contacting his victim.
James Richard Taggart, aged 31, of Duxbury Street, Bolton, pleaded guilty to stealing five frozen turkeys from Heron Frozen Foods and was given a suspended prison sentence of 4 weeks. The court said Taggart had an extensive record for dishonesty and had travelled to Glossop to commit the offence when he was subject to post sentence supervision. He was also ordered to pay victim surcharge of £80 and costs of £85. No compensation was ordered because the turkeys were recovered.
Joe Rogers, aged 31, of Lennox Road, Sheffield pleaded guilty to driving a BMW at 95mph on the A57 Snake Pass at Laybower. He was fined £291 plus victim surcharge of £29 and disqualified from driving for 90 days.
Officers are appealing for witnesses to an incident in Glossop on New Year’s Day. At about 9.40am a man allegedly threatened another on Ebenezer Street in the town, while armed with a large sword. The threatened man walked off towards Freetown and has not been traced. Police would like him to contact them. They are also trying to trace several people who were in the area at the time. Two men, thought to be in their early 60s, are likely to have seen something as they were on the street. Eight other men and women spoke to the suspect to encourage him to go inside. Officers are urging them to come forward. A 35-year-old man was arrested and questioned in connection with the incident and later released on police bail.
Police are appealing for witnesses following a burglary at a Glossop pub in which cash was stolen. A masked man broke into the living quarters above the Last Orders pub in Victoria Street at about 10pm on Monday, December 28. The man fled from the rear pub building along with other suspects who were waiting outside.They ran across gardens in the direction of Union Street and Gladstone Street. A vehicle was seen to exit Gladstone Street onto Victoria Street moments later at speed.
Thomas Healey, aged 20, of Werneth Road, Glossop, was sent to a young offenders institution for 20 weeks after pleading guilty to possession of cannabis with intent to supply it. The court said the offence was serious because it was planned and activity in supplying drugs was on a large scale. On arrest the defendant gave false details. He also pleaded guilty to driving a motor vehicle without the owners's consent and without insurance, for which he was disqualified from driving for six months.
Simon Nicholas Maguire, aged 46, of Glossop Road, Little Hayfield, pleaded guilty to driving a car on Long Lane Charlesworth with 276µg/100ml-1 of alcohol in his urine. He was disqualified from driving for two years, fined £120 with costs of £85 plus victim surcharge of £20 and criminal courts charge of £150.
Anthony Geoffrey Napolitano, aged 28, of Maguire Avenue, Glossop, pleaded guilty to assault by beating of a female and was ordered to carry out 160 hours of unpaid work and participate in other activities for up to 20 days. He was also ordered to pay costs of £85, victim surcharge of £60 and criminal courts charge of £150.
The body of a man, believed to be Alan Haughton, who is missing from his home in Hadfield has been found. Mr Haughton (55) was reported missing by his family on Sunday December 13. A body was found in the River Etherow yesterday, Sunday December 20, during a search of the area. Although a formal identification hasn’t yet been made Mr Haughton’s family is aware. Police would like to thank everyone who has assisted in the search for Mr Haughton.
Dealing with an emergency is all part of a normal day's work for Glossop advanced paramedic Kirsty Smith. But she admits she will be out of her comfort zone when she tackles the Morrisons Great Manchester Run on Sunday, May 22, next year. Kirsty was one of the first to sign up for the St Ann's Hospice team for the 10k run, having been touched by the charity through her work with the North West Ambulance Service.
Jordan Jay Stobbart, aged 19, of Gladstone Street, Glossop, pleaded guilty to assault of a female PC in the execution of her duty and to damaging a window. He also admitted breach of an earlier community order by failing to take care of a Personal Identification Device. He was ordered to be under curfew for 10 weeks and pay a criminal courts charge of £100.
Damien Michael Carr, aged 23, of Sandringham Drive, Dukinfield, pleaded guilty to assault by beating of a female in Glossop and was ordered to compete up to 20 days of Rehabilitation Activities and carry out 120 hours of unpaid work. A restraining order was issued prevention him from contacting his victim or entering a street in Glossop. He was also ordered to pay compensation of £120, victim surcharge of £60, costs of £85 and a criminal courts charge of £150.
David Ian Jackson, aged 31, of Bamford Green, Gamesley, admitted failing to comply with a community requirement of a suspended sentence order imposed in respect of offences of harassment and threatening behaviour in Glossop. He was ordered to complete an extra 35 hours of unpaid work and pay a criminal courts charge of £100.
Marc John Steele, aged 25, of Station Road, Hadfield, pleaded guilty to having an imitation firearm in a public place and was given a 24 week prison sentence suspended for one year. The court said that the offence was serious and that he had previous relevant similar convictions including possession of a knife and a racially aggravated public order offence. He was ordered to be under curfew for 20 weeks, have treatment for alcohol dependency and pay victim surcharge of £80 plus costs of £300 and a criminal court charge of £180.
The Quality Care Commission has warned of understaffing at Glossop's last remaining hospital, resulting in patients not receiving appropriate care and records being improperly logged. Staff at the 36 bed Shire Hill Intermediate Care Unit in Old Glossop told inspectors that on occasions there was a single nurse on duty for both units, and that they were very often short staffed and found it difficult to carry out all their duties on the staffing ratios provided at night time. In particular, they found it difficult to undertake routine tasks such as checks of controlled drugs and equipment checks. They also advised that at times they were unable to take a break during a 12 hour shift as it would leave the units with no registered nursing staff.
29th November til 5th December 2015. Partington Players present a traditional family pantomime by Barry Crossley, directed by Carole Wilson. Here we all are having a good time at Featherdown Farm – but who will save Mother Goose and her storybook friends from the wicked fox and his hapless henchmen? Could it be the goose that lays the golden eggs? (Please note that performance times are slightly earlier than usual. Shows begin at 2.15pm for matinees and 7.15pm for evenings.)
Tickets still available Price £8 (adults) and £6 (under 18 and over 60). Booking is available on line or through the box office
Domanick Dobson, aged 26, of Church Street, Tintwistle, pleaded guilty to assault by beating of a female in Glossop, failing to surrender to custody and resisting a police constable in the execution of his duty. He was fined £80 and ordered to pay compensation of £50, victim surcharge of £20 and £150 criminal courts charge for resisting the policeman, fined £40 for not surrendering to custody and will be sentenced for the assault on 21st December pending reports.
Benjamin Sakalis, aged 23, of Shrewsbury Street, Glossop, pleaded guilty to driving a car on Spire Hollin without due care and attention in February 2015, failing to stop or provide details after an accident where a female was injured and a car damaged, and failing to report the accident. He was finder £270 plus victim surcharge of £27 and costs of £250. His driving licence was endorsed with 8 points.
Van drivers in Hadfield are being urged to protect their vehicles from thieves following high value tool thefts in the town. Overnight between 10pm on Wednesday, November 25 and 7am today (Thursday, November 26) thieves forced entry to a number of vans in the Hadfield area and made off with large quantities of tools. Offenders forced the rear doors of a Peugeot Boxer that was parked along Carriage Drive in Hadfield and made off with a number of power tools. Two Bosch electric drills and a Makita hammer drill were stolen after thieves gained entry to another Peugeot Boxer van that was parked along Pikes Lane.
Other incidents took place along Hadfield Road in Hadfield.
A Marie Curie* supporter is undertaking a gruelling fundraising challenge in which he will run 10K a day dressed as Buddy the Elf. Pete Nicholson, 30, a web developer from Glossop, will be running from 18 November to 18 December, a total of over 500k (311 miles). Pete hopes to raise £1000 which will help Marie Curie provide care and support for more people living with terminal illness and their families. “I’ve never really done any fundraising as a solo effort and so I felt that it was about time I did something about it. Marie Curie is not only close to my heart, but also to several friends and family members – it’s a pleasure to contribute to such a great cause.” Donate to Pete's appeal here.
I write in relation to your article on my g.g.grandfather Robert Hamnett.
You have posted a picture of his son James Hamnett who was in the printing and publishing business. The booklet, (we have a copy) actually states that it's a picture of the publisher not the author.
I have many pictures of Robert and have attached one for you.
Local business Glossop Cartons is leaving its premises at Platt Street, Padfield, and relocating to Stockport. Established in 1982, the firm is one of the UK's leading manufacturers of carton board packaging products and has become a "thriving industry leader holding a strong customer base of leading household names". In a statement the company said they will "enjoy improved transport links and benefit from much larger premises with a superior layout" in Stockport. They said that "all employees of Glossop Cartons will be relocating if agreeable and remain with the company".
The 2015 Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal in Glossopdale raised £19,000. Over 70 local people, businesses, scouts, guides and cadets helped raised the sum. Every penny given to the Poppy Appeal helps to support Service people, veterans and their families. If you missed the appeal you can donate here.
Tradespeople in Glossop are being urged to get their security into gear after tools were stolen from vans in the town.
Over the last week, police have received a number of reports of vans being broken into and tools being stolen.
Sometime between 6.30pm on Tuesday, November 10 and 8.20am the following morning, thieves forced the driver door of a white Toyota Hiace van.
Unedited press release from Derbyshire County Council
Glossop could get a brand new library, if Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet agree a report at a meeting on 24 November.Councillors are to be asked to choose from two options for a new home for the library, either an extension to the existing adult education building on Talbot Street, or a new library building in the adult education car park.
Councillors will also be asked for their approval to move the library from Victoria Hall, and for the building to be handed back to owners High Peak Borough Council.
People living in Hadfield are being encouraged to be extra security savvy following recent burglaries in the area.
Overnight between 6pm on Saturday, November 14 and 1.20pm the following day, thieves smashed the patio doors of a property on Hadfield Road. Once inside, offenders carried out an untidy search and made off with high value electrical items, including a black Panasonic TV, Xbox 360, two digital cameras and an orange Apple watch. Designer items including a Michael Kors purse, a Gucci watch and a Guess watch were also stolen. The thieves then left the property and drove off in the victim’s Volkswagen Caddy van. (CR/49580/15)
Flood warning no longer in force 17:19, Sunday 15 November 2015
A flood alert has been issued for the River Mersey Uplands catchment including Glossop. Heavy rainfall is expected to continue through Sunday. River levels remain high following the continuing rainfall. The Etherow at Woolley Bridge was 1.25m at 7:15am Sunday 15 November 2015. Flooding is possible. The latest information recorded at this location indicates the river is above its typical range of 0.12 metres to 1.20 metres. Around 2AM the river reached about 1.6m for a short period.
A pdf copy of a booklet marked "A Clog Production" circa 1975?
"If, in some elaborate 'Pageant of the High Peak', the towns and villages were to be personified as women, Buxton would be a somewhat faded 'grande dame' dressed in the fading splendour of an ancient gown; Castleton a buxom country wench, wearing her rustic costume with a knowing air-and Glossop would be a decent, comely matron of good working stock, looking over her shoulder in apprehensive fashion because she realises that she is in danger of rape.
Lloyd Anthony Harrop, aged 28 , of The Links, Hyde, pleaded guilty to driving a car on Park Road Hadfield whilst disqualified and without insurance. He was given a 12 week prison sentence suspended for two years. The court said there had been a blatant disregard of a court order of the offence was committed whilst on bail for identical offences. He was ordered to complete 150 of unpaid work and undertake rehabilitation activities.
Kayleigh Campus, aged 18, of Station Road Hadfield admitted being in charge of a dog that was dangerously out of control on Roe Cross Road, Mottram in September. The dog, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, injured a woman. Campus was ordered to pay £409 compensation plus costs of £100 and £20 victim surcharge. Tameside Magistrates also ordered that the dog be muzzled and kept on a lead in public.
The Globe in Glossop has gained a reputation as one of the best venues for roots music on the national circuit, so the return of the band that was voted the best act through its doors in 2014 is about as strong an assurance of a quality night out as you are going to get! Next Thursday (November 12) sees the welcome return of the popular northern folk trio Harp and a Monkey, whose beautifully crafted tales of northern life, love and remembrance were deemed the highlight of a 2014 programme that had included acclaimed national and international artists.
Dear Glossop Gazette, Thanks so much to all the Glossop shops/restaurants which donated prizes for the 'Children in Need' raffle. Many thanks as well for the kindness of everyone who bought tickets. The prizes have now been drawn and the total Hayden Larder raised for the charity is £1038.27.
The Glossop Safer Neighbourhood Team is appealing for information after vandals used a sharp instrument to slash the nearside front and back tyres of a blue Nissan Micra on Surrey Street, sometime between 7.45pm on Wednesday, October 21 and 8.50am the following morning. Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact PCSO Rachael Blackley on 101, quoting crime number 45607/15 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Parents need to apply to Derbyshire County Council from next week to get their child’s infant or primary school place for September 2016. Applications for children who were born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012 will open on Monday 16 November. Applying online is the easiest method. Just visit the school admissions section of our website. The deadline to submit applications is midnight on Friday 15 January 2016.
Police in Glossop are teaming up in support of a newly launched Intoxicated No ID campaign to encourage people to think carefully about their ID. As part of the Intoxicated campaign, the Licensing Team have been working closely with Safer Neighbourhood officers to promote the importance of people carrying valid identification to prevent underage drinking in the towns. The Intoxicated No ID initiative sees officers working closely with pubs, clubs, and off-licences in Glossop (and Buxton) as part of a pilot scheme to encourage people to apply for a CitizenCard.
Unedited press release from Save Our Unique Library
In response to the press release by the three DCC councillors regarding the decision to move the library from the Victoria Hall to one of a possible two sites within the Adult Education car park and their statement that and we quote " ..SOUL..have had more than three years to bring a credible, costed and funded plan forward and library users cannot wait another three years for nothing to come forward again.." we would like readers to know why we have been unable to do just that.
Adam Jackson, aged 33, of Bradwell Terrace, Glossop pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine, amphetamines and cannabis with intent to supply and was jailed for 38 months at Derby Crown Court last week. Patrolling officers saw Jackson and another man stood near a car in Matlock Bank, Glossop, on the afternoon of April 25 last year and thought they were acting suspiciously. They went to investigate and saw Jackson throw a bag in a nearby bin before running off. Items such as plastic food bags and scales were found in the bag along with white powder.
A film aimed at highlighting the dangers of sexting has had its first screening. The feature film, titled Betrayal, saw officers from the Glossop and Hadfield beats teaming up with students at Stockport College to produce, direct and star in an educational drama. Betrayal follows the lives of a young couple who find themselves in an unfortunate situation after sharing illicit images over text message and social media. The film carries a serious and hard-hitting message to highlight the dangers and consequences of sexting.
Michael Jason John Rose, aged 42, of Hollins Close, Glossop, pleaded guilty to driving in Glossop with 56ug-1/100ml of alcohol in his breath. He was disqualified from driving for 16 months and was fined £120 plus victim surcharge of £20, costs of £85 and criminal courts charge of £150.
Aiden Joseph Wolleson, aged 20, of Edward Street, Glossop, pleaded guilty to assault by beating of a female and was fined £80 and ordered to pay £100 compensation plus victim surcharge of £20 and costs of £85.
Damien Michael Carr, aged 23, of Sandringham Drive, Dukinfield, pleaded guilty to assault by beating of a female. Sentencing was adjoined until 11th November for reports.
Jerzy Rafal Stepniewski, aged 43, of The Boulevard, Hollingworth, p;eaded guilty to driving on Padfield Main Road whilst disqualified and without insurance. He was given an 8 week prison sentence suspended for 12 months, ordered to complete 80 hours of unpaid work and disqualified from driving for 32 months. The court noted that he had a bad record of offending including three similar offences, the others five years ago
Celebrations are in full swing at Glossop Caravans - which has scored a near clean sweep in three Dealer Special Caravan categories in The Caravan Club's prestigious Caravan Design Awards 2016. The leading UK dealers scooped all three places in both the Two Berth Dealer Special Caravan and Over Four Berth Special Dealer Caravan sections of the Awards, announced at the Motorhome and Caravan Show 2015 at the NEC, Birmingham on Friday October 16.
A time to remember, a service for All Souls tide, 4-p.m on Sunday November 1st at St Andrews Church, Hadfield. The Time to Remember service will last about 45 minutes and will consist of hymns, readings,prayers and an address, with a cup of tea to follow.
"High Peak Borough Council is not considering selling the Victoria Hall. If the library is removed from Victoria Hall, the Borough Council’s priority will be to bring the whole Hall back into community use. The task will be to find a new community use for the whole building and this will be the focus of High Peak Borough Council’s efforts."
Residents in Charlesworth and Glossop are being urged to protect their property from thieves following theft of tools and high value bikes in the area. A black Harley Davidson motorbike was stolen after thieves forced their way into a garage on Marple Road in Charlesworth. The incident took place between midnight on Thursday, October 15 and 10am the following morning. Offenders made off with three high value bikes after using tools to force open the garage door at a property on Tomwood Rise in Charlesworth.
A response from HPBC to questions we asked about the listing of Victoria Hall as an Asset Of Community Value reveals that HPBC refused to endorse a press release about Glossop library from Derbyshire County Council. DCC have yet to comment on the news two weeks ago from local councillors that the library must leave Victoria Hall. We also asked HPBC on 12th October if they were considering selling the Victoria Hall, but have not received a reply yet.
Forgotten, lonely, gathering dust and tucked away in a corner – that’s the sad fate of many life-saving defibrillators which have been installed with good intentions by well-meaning members of the public, business owners and clubs. Now it’s time to ‘find the defib’ and make sure every single one in the region is logged on North West Ambulance Service’s database so they can be used to save a life. This month, the Trust launches it’s ‘Shoctober’ campaign to raise awareness of the importance of public defibrillators (AEDs) and to remind those who purchase and install them to make the Service aware of their location so they can be put to good use.
Val Cochrane has come home to become Glossop's Community Specialist Paramedic. She told us about her new role and the benefits she hopes to bring to her home town, as well as the challenges and rewards of working in the "greatest job in the world". One of Val's roles is to locate all the defibrillators in the area, which coincides with the NWAS ‘Shocktober’ promotion. Full story below.
The trial of the recovery firm and driver of the truck towing a bus that crashed in the middle of Glossop in May 2014 will take place on January 11th next year. Michael Paul Bowcock is charged with using a truck with a defective breaking system and failing to properly secure the load. GM Recovery Ltd face similar charges. The defendants deny all the charges. Nobody was seriously injured in the 20th May 2014 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. The trial is expected to last three days.
Jordan Jay Stobbart, aged 19, of Gladstone Street, Glossop, pleaded guilty to failing to provide a blood specimen, driving a motorbike in Charlesworth while disqualified from driving, without insurance, without protective headgear, without lights and without a test certificate. He also admitted breaches of community orders in respect of previous convictions for taking a car in Glossop without consent and possession of a knuckle duster on Victoria Street.
Glossop native Jamie Hinchliffe, who attended Glossopdale Community College, is delivering outstanding performances in U.S. college "soccer". Midfielder Jamie is currently in his first semester at Monroe College in New York, and in 11 games has contributed an impressive 10 goals with two assists to help the Monroe Mustangs remain unbeaten so far this season. Currently, they stand at 10-0-1 and are ranked #1 in the nation by the National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA).
A bevy of bassoonists will perform at Manchester Museum, at the University of Manchester, on Sunday 11 October between 2.00 and 3.00pm, to mark International Bassoon Day. Over 20 musicians are expected to attend, led by Rachel Whibley, a professional bassoonist from Glossop, who has worked extensively with many of the top UK orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic, Hallé, RLPO, Northern Chamber Orchestra and Manchester Camerata.
In response to questions from the Glossop Gazette about a letter to residents informing them that Victoria Hall is no longer a viable site for Glossop Library, Councillors Damien Greenhalgh, Ellie Wilcox and Dave Wilcox issued the following statement:
"[We] would like to answer your questions with the following statement as local elected members as distinct from on behalf of the County Council - and its official processes - or local Labour Party:
We are in an consultation exercise with the people of Glossop as local elected members.
We have a preferred option of the two we’ve have been presented with by DCC.
However, we remain completely open to what local people have to say.
We believe we have reached the end of the road negotiating with High Peak Borough Council.
Members of Glossop's biggest social networking group were surprised to find the group had been removed by Facebook yesterday. The group, which had over 11,000 members on Sunday morning, was apparently removed after disgruntled members of a rival group reported it en masse. In a message to the group administrators one person said: "The glossop page was removed because everybody you banned joined the glossopdale group....and in turn we all reported you to facebook for being a ****!!!! Enjoy your sunday loser!!".
Glossop's Save Our Unique Library group, who have run a lengthy campaign to restore the Victoria Hall to full use, say they are "shocked and immensely disappointed" at the announcement that the the library will leave the building and questioned the £3 million that local councillors say it might cost to repair the building and refurbish the library in its current location. The group has met the councillors and members of HPBC, who told them that they are unable to issue a jont statement with Derbyshire County Council because they are also questioning the costings. SOUL appealed to locals for financial support to help conduct a feasibility study of the Victoria Hall. Full press release below.
Local residents have been surprised to receive a letter from three Derbyshire County Councillors telling them that Glossop Library will be moved out of Victoria Hall. The letter, signed by local councillors Ellie Wilcox, Damien Greenhalgh and Dave Wilcox states that "Because of the financial situation facing both Derbyshire County Council and High Peak Borough Council, the cost of the repairs and the high cost of running the building it has been agreed by both councils that Victoria Hall isn’t a viable place in which to continue to run a library fit for the 21st century".
The claim that both Derbyshire County Council and High Peak Borough Council agree that Glossop Library must leave Victoria Hall has sent shockwaves through the town. There has been no comment from any of the councillors or the council and no documentation has been made available to explain the costing of £3 million that councillors claim is need to repair the building. Equally perplexing is an executive officers recommendation dated 11th September 2015 that the Victoria Hall be registered as an "Asset of Community Value", partly on the basis that " It is realistic to think that the building or land will continue to be used in a way which will further the social well-being and social interests of the community within the next five years".
Charity AEDdonate are looking to team up with Schools, Local Communities, Parish Councils and Clubs to raise funds to place Defibrillators (AED’s) within them. At present in the UK just 8.6% of people who have a Cardiac Arrest outside of hospitals are saved in time, this is because there are simply not enough AED’s out there. Other countries such as Holland 21% and Norway 25% are way ahead of us. As cardiac arrest is the UK’s biggest killer AEDdonate is on a mission to increase the UK survival rate.
Police are appealing for information after vandals caused damage to new build properties in Hadfield. Sometime between midday on Monday, October 5 and 8.30am on Tuesday, October 6, vandals entered a new build site on Wooley Bridge Road in Hadfield. Damage was caused to four partly built houses, including severe damage to an external wall and three internal walls of the buildings.
Walter Heywood died on Thursday 24 September in Oakford Manor Nursing Home at the age of 94. His funeral will take place at Dukinfield Crematorium on Wednesday 7th October at 10.30. Walter was originally from near Eccles and joined the army at the age of 19. He spent the Second World War on the frontline with Montgomery's Tactical Headquarters and remained in Germany at the HQ of British Army of the Rhine until 1946. After being demobbed he became an architect and raised his family in Glossop. His wife Doreen predeceased him and he is survived by his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Walter was passionate about music and literature and will be greatly missed by his many friends.
Motorists in Hadfield are being encouraged to boost their vehicle security following thefts in the town. Sometime overnight between 4.30pm on Wednesday, September 23 and 6.30am the following morning, offenders forced the side door of a Ford Transit van which was parked along Peter Street in Hadfield. A number of power tools, including three Bosch drills and a Makita electric drill were stolen from within. (CR/40995/15)
Saturday 26th September saw the arrival of parkrun to Glossop, and 157 runners completed the 5k route around Manor Park. The phenomenon of parkrun has been growing since the very first run took place nearly 11 years ago in London, and there are now over 430 parkruns in the UK, as well as events in Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, Poland Russia, South Africa and the USA.
A dozy Freightroute driver who tried to get his 40 Ton truck over Broadbottom Bridge (max 7.5T) was amazed to find his vehicle stuck on the bridge, causing Friday afternoon commuter misery. The road is currently closed while authorities sort the mess out.
Unedited press release from Derbyshire County Council
Closing Buxton Magistrates’ and County Court will lead to High Peak residents not having the same access to justice as residents in other parts of the country, according to a report agreed by councillors at Derbyshire County Council. The council’s Resources Improvement and Scrutiny Committee was asked to look at proposals by HM Courts and Tribunal Service to close the court in Buxton and move services to Chesterfield Court. The committee found that with no direct bus or train service to Chesterfield from the main towns in the High Peak journey times would be difficult and long. And the committee felt that the closure of the Courts in Buxton could lead to a significant number of witness statements being retracted if domestic violence victims are expected to travel to Chesterfield.
Police are appealing for information after shop takings were stolen from a Glossop charity shop. At around 12.15pm on Monday, September 7, a man entered the Age UK store on High Street West. As he looked around the man made his way into the rear office before being disturbed by a shop assistant and volunteer. As he left the premises, the shop assistants noticed that the charity shop takings and a purse containing cash and cards had been stolen. The man was described as white, around 6ft tall, with shaven dark hair. He was of slim build and wore a blue coloured jacket.
Police are appealing for information following theft from a supermarket in Glossop. At around 9.45am on Thursday, September 17, a man entered the Tesco Store on Wrens Nest Road in the town. He filled up a shopping trolley with various items before leaving without offering payment. The offender is described as white, 6ft tall, around 55-years-old, with a bald head. He wore glasses, a maroon coloured jumper and grey trousers. Officers investigating the incident are appealing for anyone with any information to contact them.
Police have arrested a man on suspicion of taking without consent after a motorbike was stolen in Glossop. Sometime between 10am and 10pm on Thursday, September 17, offenders stole a Rieju MRX motorbike from outside a property on Gladstone Street. On the same day, officers were driving along the A628 in Tintwistle when they noticed a similar looking bike. As the man was pulled over, police searched the vehicle and discovered a quantity of suspected Class B drugs. A 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of taking without consent and possession with intent to supply Class B drugs. He has since been bailed pending further inquiries.
The Glossop Fun Run (formerly named The Glossop Jog) has generated the fabulous sum of more than £220,000 for charities since it was born in 1978. Last year £6000 was raised for Reubens Retreat. This year three local organisations will be supported; Glossop Mountain Rescue, Willow Wood Hospice and Mummy’s Star, a relatively new charity based in Hadfield. To sign up see http://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/page.php?PgID=437109&ClubID=285
Luke Leslie Turner, aged 20, of Brosscroft, Hadfield, was sent to a young offender institution for 8 weeks after pleading guilty to using threatening or abusive behaviour and damaging a house. The court heard that the nature of the offence was that it was committed at night attending someones home in a group displaying threatening, violent behaviour towards a young girl who came out to remonstrate. The offences were committed whilst on bail and aggravated by a record of similar offences.
Stephen Gay talking on Manchester to Woodhead tunnel, a talk with slides. Price £3 incl refreshments. Everyone welcome. Friday 9th October 7.30pm at St Andrews Church Hadfield.
Jade Louise Salthouse, aged 32, of Rowarth Bank, Glossop, pleaded guilty to possession of a meat cleaver in a public place and was given a six month prison sentence suspended for 12 months. The court heard that the nature of the offence involved brandishing a weapon to cause fear in dangerous circumstances with children and members of the public present and observing.
Jordan Jay Stobbart, aged 18, of Gladstone Street Glossop has pleaded guilty to stealing a car in Glossop and driving it without a licence or insurance on 7th July 2015. He also pleaded guilty to possession of a knuckle duster on Victoria Street on 26th August 2015. The case, at Northern Derbyshire Magistrate's Court in Buxton was adjourned until 23rd September.
The parishioners of the largest non-cathedral Roman Catholic Church in the north of England are quietly getting excited about the prospect of their church remaining open. Under threat of closure for at least three years, St Mary Crowned RC Church in Glossop has been given the 'all clear' by a surveyor who says the building is structurally sound and most of the work required is internal. Parishioners, young and old are throwing themselves into fundraising activities to raise the money required to restore the Church to its former glory.
The architect, Matthew Ellison Hadfield (1812-1885), who designed Glossop Town Hall among hundreds of other buildings in Glossop and nationwide, is to be commemorated with a Blue Plaque on Sunday 6th September at Glossop Town Hall. The High Peak Mayor, Cllr Young, will unveil the plaque at 2pm outside the Town Hall on High Street West, following brief speeches from Glossop & District Heritage Trust's Chair Anthony Wright and Jonathan Partridge of Hadfield Cawkwell Davidson, Sheffield. M.E Hadfield was the founding partner of this Sheffield architects' practice which has sponsored the plaque. Afterwards, there will be refreshments and a M.E Hadfield exhibition at Bradbury Community House, Market Street.
Glossop Gladiators are a locally based basketball club for people with learning disabilities. We meet once a week and provide an extra opportunity for people with learning disabilities to participate in sport who live in Glossop and the surrounding areas. Since we started the club in April we have gone from strength to strength and we encourage people from the local community to come down and get involved. Whether you know someone with a learning disability or you want to come down and help out with the sessions then Gladiators would love to hear from you! We are also always looking for sponsorship and funding opportunities to help keep the weekly sessions run!
Police are appealing for witnesses to a head-on collision on the A628 Woodhead Pass near Tintwistle. The collision involved a Nissan Micra and a Range Rover, and happened at about 1.40pm on Thursday, August 27. The driver of the Micra suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene by paramedics. Police want to speak to any other motorists who may have witnessed the collision.
Leslie Luke Turner, aged 20, of Brosscroft, Hadfield, pleaded guilty to causing £900 of damage to a house in Gamesley and with intent to cause another harassment, alarm or distress, used threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour, thereby causing that person or another harassment, alarm or distress. Contrary to Section 4A(1) and (5) of the Public Order Act 1986. Sentencing was adjourned pending reports and Turner ordered not to enter Gamesley.
Jade Louise Salthouse, aged 31, of Rowarth Bank Glossop pleaded guilty to a charge of having a meat cleaver in public place without good reason or lawful authority contrary to section 139(1) and (6) of the Criminal Justice Act 1988. Sentencing was adjourned pending reports.
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Billy Loizou and his happy friers at Billy’s Plaice are celebrating after scooping the award for the best fish and chip shop in the UK for the month of July by the nation’s favourite pie brand; Pukka Pies. The family-run business on Station Road in Hadfield, Glossop ‘battered’ the opposition locally to be crowned winner, after entering a monthly competition to search for the best fish and chip takeaways across the UK. Picking up the accolade has certainly given the family of friers a great reason to celebrate.
Does anyone want to win a night for two at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel for a £1? Hayden Larder is a champion fundraiser! Last time she raised money for Children in Need, she made £1,400 with a charity night instead of a birthday party. This time she has collected lots of brilliant prizes for a Grand Raffle in aid of Children in Need. She will be selling tickets from the Arcade entrance to Glossop market every Saturday from the 5th September till the end of October. Please see the prizes below and support this great cause.
The trains (Class 323 electric units) which have served the Glossop to Manchester route for the last 20 years are being moved to Birmingham and it is not clear what alternatives exist. The Friends of Glossop Station said they were "extremely concerned" about the move.
Raymond Stevenson aged 66 passed away on Tuesday 11th Aug. He will be buried on Thursday 27th Aug. Wear something Red. No ties! Going from his home, 38 Totley Avenue, Gamesley SK13 0BQ, at 11.45 am. The service will be at St Johns Church Charlesworth Glossop SK13 around 12.15. Then onto Southern Cemetery Manchester around 1.30 pm afterwards from around 2.30 pm at Glossop Cricket Club, North Road. Glossop SK13 7AS. Anyone who knew Ray is welcome to join us in his celebration of life. Contact a family member on FB or myself Charlotte (Ray's sister) for any further details
Police have released CCTV stills of a man they would like to speak to following the attempted theft from a store in Glossop. At around 1.30pm on Tuesday, August 11, a man entered the Iceland Store at Wrens Nest Retail Park in Glossop and went to pay for an item at the till. As he did so, he began to confuse the cashier by asking for notes to be changed, before leaning over and attempting to take cash from the till. The cashier managed to take the money back and the man left empty handed.
Could I point you towards a new Facebook group attempting to bring together all those who have had enough of 'building on Glossop's green spaces'. STOP BUILDING ON GLOSSOP'S GREEN SPACES.
There are many individual protests about specific plans but this is to try and bring groups together and organise a protest of some size. Hopefully, I believe, to be held in Norfolk Square on a busy weekend day to highlight the fact that Glossop's infrastructure cannot cope with all the extra building plans that keep getting submitted and passed. The roads are gridlocked, the schools full, the dentists/doctors full. Before these plans are accepted there needs to be major infrastructure changes so the town can cope with the increase in numbers.
Garry STAFFORD, aged 52, of Crossfield Grove, Marple Bridge, pleaded not guilty but was found guilty of driving at excess speed on the A57 Snake Pass road and obstructing a police constable in June 2015. He was fined £400, plus £620 costs and victim surcharge of £40 plus a criminal courts charge of £520. The court noted that a man in attendance refused to be identified and was ejected from the court when he started shouting.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man indecently exposed himself to two teenagers in Glossop. At around 1.30pm on Tuesday, August 11, two 16-year-old girls were walking through Glossop Town Centre when they noticed a man following them. As the girls approached John Street the man walked in front before exposing himself to them close to Pikes Lane. The offender is described as tanned or mixed race, around 5ft 10ins tall and aged in his late twenties to early thirties. He was bald, clean shaven with thick eyebrows. He wore a dark blue t-shirt with a white logo on the front and knee-length grey jogging bottoms.
A Glossop couple have been disqualified from acting as directors for six years for withdrawing funds from Window & Conservatory Options Ltd after they had been told the company was insolvent and could not afford to continue the level of payments to them. According to Cheryl Lambert, chief investigator at the Insolvency Service, Mark and Janet Styler "repeatedly ignored warnings from professional advisers and used company funds as their own". The company went into liquidation in September 2013. ""Taking action against Mr & Mrs Styler is a warning to directors of their responsibilities and requirements to act for the good of the company and its creditors."
Police investigating an assault in Glossop are appealing for witnesses to come forward. At around 1am on Sunday, August 9, a 56-year-old man was inside Hurricanes Nightclub in Glossop when he was punched in the face by another man, causing injury. The altercation continued outside onto Railway Street when groups from each side began arguing. A 48-year-old man was also assaulted and suffered cuts to the face. The offender was described as being around 20-years-old, with ginger hair and wearing a black short sleeved t-shirt with a slit in the middle. A 20-year-old man was arrested by officers at the time in connection with the incident and was later bailed pending further investigations.
Gary Charles Parker, aged 39, of Highfield Road, Glossop, pleaded guilty to driving in Whitfield on 24th July 2015 with 62 µl/100ml-1 of alcohol in his breath. He was banned from driving for 17 months, fined £300 and ordered to pay costs of £85 at Northern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court in Buxton yesterday.
Thomas Adamson, aged 25, of Wessington Bank, Gamesley, pleaded guilty to assault by beating of a female and causing criminal damage to a house, at Northern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court in Buxton yesterday. Sentencing was adjourned pending reports.
Ace Sanchez, aged 27 of Hayfield, pleaded guilty and was given a 10 week prison sentence suspended for 12 months for the assault by beating of a male. Sanchez also pleaded guilty to damaging a car. The court heard that the offence happened at night in New Mills town centre, that it involved kicking and punching the victim whilst on the ground and that Sanchez has previous convictions for violence. He was also ordered to pay £85 costs, victim surcharge of £80, compensation of £330 and participate in Resolve Offending behaviour programme for 26 days.
Officers investigating a burglary in Hadfield are appealing for witnesses to come forward. Sometime between midnight on Saturday, August 8 and 8.30am the following morning, thieves gained entry into a property on South Marlow Street in Hadfield after forcing open a ground floor window. Once inside, offenders carried out a search of the downstairs of the property before driving off in the victim’s black Mercedes E220 Sport.
Police in Glossop are teaming up to shelve shoplifters in the town’s high street. Over recent weeks, there has been a slight increase in shoplifting offences in the Glossop area and officers are joining forces to crack down on the issue. The targeted police operation will see plain clothes officers heading out into the town centre, along with carrying out regular high-visibility patrols to catch offenders and deter would-be shoplifters. The Glossop Town Centre Safer Neighbourhood Team will be working in partnership with local retailers and neighbouring forces, including Greater Manchester Police and the British Transport Police, to crack down on thieves and traveling criminals.
Two acclaimed High Peak musicians have collaborated on a brand new show all about surveillance. The new production from Glossop based singer-songwriters Steve Roberts and Matt Hill, is called '2084' and will receive its world première at Buxton Fringe Festival in July. The show is set in the year '2084' where our every thought, movement and word are under surveillance by the authorities. Twelve original songs explore themes like regret, betrayal, resistance and defiance. The live performances will be interspersed with snatches of a conversation as the audience 'eavesdrop' on a couple as they relax at home.
David Ian Jackson, aged 31, of Bamford Green, Gamesley received an 18 week prison sentence suspended for 2 years after pleading guilty to harassment of a female, and using or threatening unlawful violence. The court heard that Jackson committed the offences in a domestic setting, brandished a weapon, was drunk and had previous convictions. He was also ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work and pay victim surcharge of £80 and criminal courts charge of £180.
Nicola Pollard. aged 51, of Glossop Road, Charlesworth pleaded guilty to drink - driving in Charlesworth with 343µg/100ml-1 of alcohol in urine. She was given an interim disqualification from driving pending probation reports.
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Antony David Dinsdale, aged 31, of Grindleford, was fined £110 plus costs and victim surcharge, and disqualified from driving for 3 years after pleading guilty to driving on the A57 Snake Pass with 4.3µg/l-1 of Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in his blood.
This Saturday 1st Dinting Scouts will be holding a coffee morning at Bradbury House, Glossop from 10am. Lots of stalls with tombolas raffles cakes and books. Join us and help support this scout group that helps 120 young people from our town each week
Glossop travelled to Worsley to face a Roe Green side with only one win in their opening eight games, as they looked to build on the momentum gained from their impressive Lancashire KO win the previous weekend. With rain in the air a reduced game always looked to be on the cards, and the overs were eventually reduced to 29 with Glossop bowling first. The hosts raced to 28-0 inside 3 overs but wickets soon fell in clusters as the innings stuttered thanks to accurate spells from Stephen Hunt (3-25), Mark Usher (4-44) and Cameron Ball (2-12). With the help of a comical run out, the three pace men tore through the Roe Green line up reducing them to 96-10 inside 27 overs.
Police are appealing for information after would-be thieves attempted to gain entry into a garage in Hadfield. Sometime between 9am on Friday, June 5 and 8.30am the following morning, offenders gained entry into the garden of a property on Lambgates in Hadfield, Glossop.
A charity evening for community companions. Karaoke/disco, auction, raffle and free buffet. Live music by Dave Forward. All welcome!! Charlesworth Con Club 28 Marple road, SK13 5DA Glossop
Do you remember what music were you listening to in 1985? The records you bought? And where were you when it was Live Aid? On the eve of the legendary concert's 30th anniversary, Glossop Record Club celebrates 1985 with an evening of music on vinyl from that year, including records by the acts who played at Live Aid that summer.
Benjamin Carl Hayman, aged 31 , of Palm Court, Hadfield, pleaded guilty to driving a car on the A6 with 94µg/ 100ml-1 alcohol in his breath. He was disqualified from driving for 24 months, ordered to complete 60 hours of unpaid work and pay victim surcharge of £60, costs of £85 and criminal courts charge of £150.
Stephen Mark Farrar, aged 18, of Cross Cliffe, Glossop, pleaded guilty to driving a car on Derbyshire Level with 46µg/ 100ml-1 of alcohol in his breath. He was fined £110, ordered to pay victim surcharge of £22, costs of £85 and criminal courts charge of £150 and disqualified from driving for 12 months.
Tuesday 30 June 2015, 7.30pm, meet at Glossop Train Station
This walk is around the town centre and is looking particularly at the buildings designed by Matthew Ellison Hadfield (see below) . This walk should not last more than one hour and will be confined to the area of the town centre.
Both walks are entirely free - pass the message around please. We might pass the hat round.
Police investigating a burglary at a store in Glossop are appealing for information. At around 3.10am on Monday, May 25, offenders forced the external shutters and the main door of the Co-Operative Store on Pennine Road, Glossop. Once inside, the thieves forced open the cigarette kiosk and stole a large quantity of tobacco products from within. Four men were seen on CCTV close to the store, all wearing dark clothing, face coverings and gloves.
Kristopher Urech, aged 45, of Stoneglen Way, Mount Hope, Ontario, Canada pleaded guilty to driving a Mercedes in Glossop with 79ug/100ml-1 alcohol in his breath and was fined £225 plus victim surcharge of £25 and costs of £85. He was disqualified from driving for 20 months. Attendance at a drink driver course was not required because Urech is a Canadian national.
Maxime Cooke, aged 52, of Station Road Hadfield, pleaded guilty to using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour causing harassment, alarm or distress to a juvenile. She was put under electronic curfew for ten weeks and a restraining order imposed. She was also ordered to pay victim surcharge of £60 and costs of £85.
Max Lewis Buiskool, aged 25, of Fletcher Road, Stoke on Trent pleaded guilty to driving a delivery truck without due care and attention on Ellison Street in Glossop in September 2014. He was fined £37 plus victim surcharge of £20 and costs of £85 and his driving licence endorsed with 3 points.
Christopher Voisey, aged 62, of Hadfield Road, Hadfield pleaded guilty to driving a Renault in Glossop without insurance. He was fined £110 plus victim surcharge of £20 and costs of £85, and his driving licence endorsed with 6 points.
Fly tipping and the general misuse of recycling facilities at sites across the High Peak is costing tax payers money and undoing the good work of residents who take the time to separate their waste for recycling. In recent weeks mattresses, furniture and bags of rubbish have been dumped at sites and the inclusion of incorrect material in recycling bins has led to whole collections being sent for disposal rather than recycling. High Peak Borough Council’s Street Scene team is visiting some sites every day to clear up the unwanted materials that are thoughtlessly discarded.
The A57 Snake Pass will be closed from Monday 1 June until Sunday 14 June so that major repairs can be made to the retaining wall in four different places. There will be no through route from Glossop to Sheffield for any vehicle while the work is taking place. The road will be closed from the junction of the A57 with the A6013 Ashopton Road to its junction with Hurst Road in Glossop. A signed diversion route will be in place, which is A6013 – A6187 – B6049 – A623 – A6 – A615 – A624 – A57 (to point of closure) and vice versa. People wanting to visit the Snake Pass Inn will be able to drive to the pub from the Bamford side.
Traffic on the A57 in Dinting Vale, near Glossop will be affected at the end of June by the demolition of an old mill. To allow the work to take place safely there will be traffic lights at the junction of the A57 with Shaw Lane from 7pm on Friday 26 June over the weekend, and possibly the following weekend. Traffic along the A57 is likely to be delayed.