On 21st December 2012 we asked: "Nobody wants to take responsibility for pedestrian and disabled access at Howardtown Mill. HPBC blame DCC, and DCC blame HPBC. Do you think this is satisfactory, and where does it leave local pedestrians and disabled people?"
On 20th May 2013 we asked: 1. Do you think there is a problem with the pavements between Dominoes and Marks and Spencer at Howardtown, and does HPBC have any responsibility for the situation?
On 9th December 2013 we asked: 1. Do you accept that HPBC are in any way responsible for the shambolic and dangerous pavements at the Howardtown Mill development and what action, if any, you have taken to improve the situation?
The final session of the year for Glossop Club Acoustic takes place next Tuesday December 17 from 8pm onwards. Again the venue is The Queens Arms in Old Glossop. Acts featured on the night include singer guitarist Robert Smith, charismatic cult showman Banjo Dave, The Dave Forward Duo and Cold Flame guitarist Rob Barnes. Admission is free and there will be a free buffet provided by the venue for all who turn up on the night.
Police in Glossop are appealing for information and reminding motorists about vehicle security following a number of thefts in the area. Two cars in Hadfield and seven cars in Glossop were targeted sometime overnight between Tuesday, December 3 and Wednesday, December 4. In Hadfield, a Smart Car parked on South Marlow Street was broken into, and a jacket was stolen from a Nissan Micra on Church Street.
A man called Glossop attempted to drive a 1969 Chieftain Battle tank up a hill in Oregon, and managed to crash it twice. Jeffery Glossop, whose ancestry is undeniable, had no experience of driving tanks, but decided that the 50 ton war machine could be driven up a hill that his truck was unable to climb. Predictably he crashed it, twice. Luckily nobody was hurt in Mr Glossop's escapade, but over $1000 of damage was caused and he has been cited for reckless driving.
A post on the Glossop Group Facebook page within hours of the announcement of the death of Nelson Mandela provoked outrage in some quarters, but was defended by a significant number as a harmless joke. A picture of British newsreader Sir Trevor McDonald with the caption "RIP Nelson Mandela" was accompanied by the comment "I was told that was my Uncle Benn". The post linked to a site with the headline banner "Welcome to Britain now "fit in" or fuck off".
Work to repair a road in Holme Moss will start on Monday while Derbyshire County Council carries out emergency road repairs. The A6024 Holme Moss Road will be closed from 9-29 December between the A628 north to the county boundary. This is to allow temporary repairs caused by a landslip and diversions will be in place by the A635, B6106, A616 and A628.
High Peak Borough Council has voted to increase the number of housing sites in the area, according to a rival publication. A story in the Buxton Advertiser says the annual supply target for the High Peak will be raised from 270 homes per year to 400, quotes three local Labour councillors expressing their disappointment in the changes and includes a picture of eight local Labour councillors posing at Adderley Place, which may be one of the new sites allocated for housing according to the article.
Liberal Democrat MEP for the East Midlands Bill Newton Dunn has launched a scathing attack on what he describes as "UKIP's sexist and patronising approach to women", following comments made by UKIP MEP Paul Nuttall over Nick Clegg's proposals to update the system of parental leave. Mr Nuttall, UKIP's Deputy Leader, claimed that "new mums can hardly breast-feed - as everyone knows is best - if they've gone back to work after a fortnight leaving dad in charge."
East Midland Green Party candidate in the European Elections, Katarina Boettge has accused both the Coalition and Labour of “political point-scoring” in the energy bill debate to duck the real problems. She claims that meaningful measures to address the problems of cold homes, fuel poverty, and soaring bills are being sidelined. As a result she claims that 1.5 million children are being brought up in cold homes and that more people in the UK are struggling to pay their energy bills than any other European country other than Estonia.
Local character Ivan Bell, previously best known for his spell as an independent councillor on High Peak Borough Council, has announced his intention to stand as a UKIP candidate in the next Borough Council election. His recent posts on social media suggest he will bring with him the most extreme politics seen in Glossop since the 1930s. These include calling for an absolute ban on all immigration into the UK for five years, and support for extreme groups such as Stop Halal, which claims that halal meat funds terrorism. Glossop Gazette asked Ivan Bell the following questions:
Nobody was hurt when a car crashed into a house on Gamesley yesterday (4th December). The householder reported that the damage was "nowt that a builder couldn't fix". More updates soon
Glossop residents are being urged to spruce up home security over Christmas to stop unwanted visitors from targeting their property. In recent weeks, police have been called to homes across the county where valuables including Christmas presents have been stolen.To help people deter burglars in the festive season, officers are reminding them of the security steps they should take.
Glossop motorists are being warned about using websites that apply hidden charges for processing their driving licence applications after Derbyshire County Council received more than 20 complaints about companies charging up to £70 for unnecessary administration work.
Police in Glossop are appealing for information after several cars had items stolen from them, and two cars were stolen after thieves gained access to an occupied house and took the keys.
Throngs gathered last Saturday afternoon for Glossop's very first edition of the Holly & Ivy festival, which looks to become a 'full-grown" event for years to come. Norfolk Square, High Street, and the indoor and outdoor markets were positively bustling with visitors of all ages, eager to get their hands on tempting trinkets, stocking fillers, proper pressies, mince pies and other seasonal delicacies.
Tintwistle Villa 0-3 Dronfield Woodhouse FC
Hope Valley Premier League – Saturday 30th November, 2013
Tintwistle Villa produced a poor display which saw them suffer a disappointing 0-3 defeat at their West Drive home ground on Saturday at the hands of visitors Dronfield Woodhouse FC.
Jason Whitney Prince Simpson, aged 45, of Beechwood, Glossop was fined £200 plus £105 costs and victim surcharge for driving too fast at Dinting Vale, Glossop. His licence was endorsed with 3 points.
Adam Kershaw, aged 26, of Woodland Road, Gorton, was order to carry out 40 hours of community service, and pay compensation of £360 plus costs and victim surcharge totaling £145 for damaging the window of Pick a Card in Glossop.
It was a mad summer at the Glossop Gazette, with eviction, court cases and all manner of other nonsense taking up our time, The icing on the cake came when one editor was ordered to leave the country or face deportation. Consequently the Glossop Gazette staff have temporarily relocated to the Philippines, which ceased to be the most dangerous country on Earth for journalists in 2010, having been superseded by Iraq.
According to High Peak Borough Council, Easton House, the early 19th century home of Francis Sumner, which has been derelict for many years, has still not been sold and "negotiations are continuing". In May HPBC told us " “Easton House is currently on the market. We have received several bids and we’re currently evaluating those bids before making a decision". In late November they told us exactly the same thing. Negotiations over the sale of the building, which is rumoured to be beyond repair and may be demolished to make space for a new giant supermarket or housing estate have therefore dragged on for more than six months.
The full strength of community feeling will be demonstrated at this year’s Christmas Lights Switch On with an afternoon of entertainment to suit all tastes on Saturday 30th November. The main stage will open up onto Norfolk Square with a smaller more intimate entertainment area near the Market. As well as this expect a few surprises as some performers take to the streets.
At around 6.30pm on Saturday, November 23 two teenagers were crossing High Street East when they witnessed a collision between two cars. The driver of one of the cars, thought to be a black Vauxhall Corsa, got out and allegedly hit the two boys before returning to his car. The man is described as white, in his 20s, well-built, with light, spikey hair and wearing a blue and white striped shirt. One of the boys suffered swelling to his cheeks. Anyone with information is asked to call 101.
What causes humankind's thirst for conflict? Local music legend Darren Poyzer knows the answer: madness. As we approach the centenary of the Great War, this former Falklands serviceman explores the impact of war on modern society. His show brings together film archive footage, audio and music. Although a dark subject, Poyzer's delivery is thought provoking and, most of all, touching. Glossop Gazette attended last weekend's performance at the 1st Dinting Scout Centre in Glossop.
Woolley Bridge will be closed this Sunday (24th November) from 8am until 4pm. Massive traffic disruption is expected. Avoid the area at all costs.
The Music Department of Glossopdale Community College will stage its highly popular Christmas Concert on Wednesday 4th December, in Hall 1 of the College's Talbot Road Site starting at 7pm. The concert will feature all of the college's highly acclaimed and award winning groups, including the Big Band, Wind Band, Samba Band, Training Band, Choirs, Flutz, String Orchestra and the Dark Peak Youth Orchestra all playing a wide variety of music including many of your festive favourites.
Changes to Government guidelines and decisions by planning inspectors are to blame for the confusion and delays around High Peak’s Local Plan, says Labour’s Caitlin Bisknell.
“In the last few weeks, never mind months, there have been so many changes that it’s not just that the goalposts have moved – we are now playing on a completely different pitch!"
Press release from Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service below. As far as we can tell "transform" means slashing the costs of running Glossop Fire Station by 83%. More to follow.
"Following approval from the Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Authority (DFRA) in September this year, a consultation with stakeholders on proposals to transform Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service’s service delivery for 2022 and beyond commenced.
Tintwistle Villa 2-2 Youlgrave United
Hope Valley Premier League – Saturday 16th November, 2013
Tintwistle Villa recorded a frustrating 2-2 home draw against visitors Youlgrave United at West Drive on Saturday, but were left to rue a number of missed chances which, on another day, could have seen Billy Higginbottom’s men take all three points.
Benjamin Luke Dunn, aged 24, of Leevale Drive, Charlesworth, was remanded in custody pending sentencing after pleading guilty to charges of possessing a knife and stalking in Glossop. The magistrates directed that a live video link be used.
Cally Wilkinson, aged 27, of Railway Street, Hadfield, pleaded guilty to stealing £7050 from the Coop Bank and cash and an ATM card to the value of £141 from another person. She was referred to Derby Crown Court for sentencing at a later date.
Original songs and narrative with authentic WW1 footage. 7-30pm, Dinting Scout Hut
Glossop and District Choral Society’s concert on Saturday 16th November, 7.30 pm, at Glossop Parish Church of All Saints, Old Glossop – the perfect way to prepare for Christmas fun!
Tintwistle Villa 1-3 Dove Holes
Hope Valley Premier League – Saturday 2nd November, 2013
Tintwistle Villa lost their unblemished home record with a 1-3 defeat at the hands of top of the table, Dove Holes at a blustery West Drive on Saturday.
Police are appealing for information to trace a driver involved in a collision in Hayfield this morning (Monday, November 4). A Land Rover collided with a cyclist at around 9.45am on the A624 at Hayfield, near to the junction with Highgate Road. The driver of the Land Rover initially stopped at the scene, but left before officers could speak to him.
A spokesperson for High Peak Borough Council said: ‘”We periodically issue car parking permits solely for the use of Glossop-registered indoor market hall and outdoor cabin traders only, for parking a vehicle on the Glossop council car park on market days. Following information received, we are looking at a claim of potential permit misuse in an ongoing investigation.”
The clocks have gone back all over Glossop, and folk are enjoying an extra hour in bed before what is predicted to be the biggest storm for years hits the town later today, with heavy rain and hurricane force winds predicted. There are risks of falling trees, buildings being damaged, flooding, travel disruption and disruption to power supplies.
The journey from the west into Glossop along the A57 is the slowest it has ever been tonight (Friday), with a string of breakdowns and accidents exacerbating the heavy traffics. Glossopians are advised to catch trains whenever possible
A speech by High Peak MP Andrew Bingham at a backbench meeting about planning and housing supply at Westminister Hall yesterday gave strong support to HPBC's planning committee, currently fighting at least two public inquiries about recent refusals for major housing developments in Glossop, and having had their decisions reversed in four of the last five planning appeals, but slammed the Labour administration for the delay in producing a local plan that has caused the problems
Disgruntled developers have succeeded in securing two public inquiries into High Peak Borough Council's Development Control Committee's decisions to refuse planning permission at Charlestown Works and Dinting Road/Shaw Lane, and the council could be faced with hefty bills if the Planning Inspector finds they have acted unreasonably. The inquiries are likely to focus on the lack of a ratified Local Plan for the Glossop area, which has been delayed for reasons which are currently unclear. HPBC's performance in recent planning appeals has been woeful, having lost four out of the last five cases.
Derbyshire police have released examples of inappropriate calls to police as a reminder to people when to dial 999 and when to call the non-emergency number. In one call a woman in her 40s called 999 because there was a spider in the house and her mum was out. The reminder comes on the second anniversary of the introduction of 101 as the number to call about issues that do not need an emergency response.
A man has been arrested in connection with several thefts and fraud offences in the High Peak. The latest incident happened on Thursday, October 10, when a man entered the Old Butchers Shop, in Market Street, Hayfield and claimed to be collecting for a charity which supports deaf and dumb people. He attempted to steal a staff member’s mobile phone from the counter but she challenged him and he ran off.
An internet scare story from Glossop's Mummy Lunch Club about attempts made to snatch a child from Shirebrook Park was confirmed as hoax this morning. The story had also been posted to the Glossop Facebook page, along with a description of an incident involving a man and his vehicle at Shirebook Park. Both posts warned parents not to let their children out unaccompanied and to be on the look out for bald men in vans.
Stuart Hall, currently serving a two and a half year jail sentence for 14 counts of sexual abuse against girls, has had his OBE stripped by the Queen, and has been rearrested in relation to alleged offences relating to two females, who were aged between 12 and 15 at the time of the abuse which was allegedly committed between 1974 and 1980 in Manchester and Derbyshire.
People who are offered a flu jab are being urged to have the vaccination and protect themselves this winter by Derbyshire County Council. Key groups include parents of two to three year old children, people aged 65 and over, adults and children with long term health conditions, and pregnant women.
George, a tortoise who has lived in Glossop for over 60 years has still not been found, sparking fears that the animal has been stolen or has wandered away in search of a hibernaculum. The tortoise went missing on Saturday from Sheffield Road/Thomas Street area.
Greater Manchester Police tell us that Rory, the GMP police dog who escaped his Simmondley kennels and ran amok in Glossop biting people has been given a new life far away. In a statement Great Manchester Police said "Rory is no longer a police dog and is currently being used for breeding purposes outside of the GMP area".
The biggest Hello Kitty palace in the world will open in Glossop, attracting tourists from all over Asia and beyond, if a local entrepreneur's dream comes true. "What this town needs is an attraction that will make children scream and bite their parents if they don't stop to see it".
A tortoise that has lived in Glossop without incident for over 60 years has escaped from a garden on Sheffield Road/Thomas Street. The owners are asking local residents to check their properties for the unconfined chelonian which is "brick sized". Another tortoise that escaped from further up Sheffield road yesterday was found safe and well under a shed.
Ill-equipped townies were rescued by Glossop Mountain Rescue last night after getting lost on Bleaklow. The group of 18 townies had visited Shelf to look at plane wrecks, and were amazed when the sun started to go down and no streetlights came on. With no torches, maps or compasses they became lost and disorientated,
Luke Buckley, aged 28, of Victoria Street, Glossop received an 18 week prison sentence suspended for 12 months for assaulting a woman by beating and breaking her mobile phone. The court was told of a persistent violent assault on the woman in her own home that included grabbing her throat, punching her and spitting at her as well as breaking her mobile phone.
A Glossop teenager was convicted of urinating on Edward Street at approx 1AM on 18th November 2012 and failing "to remove the urine from the land" contrary to the 1990 Environmental Protection Act. He was fined £260 and ordered to pay costs of £262.27 and a victim surcharge of £26.
Andrew David Minor, aged 41, of Spire Hollin, Glossop, pleaded guilty to beating a woman in Lincolnshire and was given an 18 week prison sentence suspended for two years, together with fines and a restraining order. The magistrates said there were aggravating features; the defendant was drunk, children were present and it was a sustained attack in a domestic setting.
On Thursday, October 10 at 7.40pm in the Grindleford Lea area of Gamesley three men, wearing masks and carrying baseball bats entered a house and made threats to the home owners. They were seen to run away by a female who is described to be in her 40s, of slim build and have a cockney accent.
Opponents of the major housing development planned in Dinting were delighted to read the headline on the front page of the Glossop Advertiser a couple of weeks ago. But delight turned to confusion as they read the story, which reported that the developer had succeeded in securing a public inquiry, following HPBC's refusal to grant them planning permission to build up to 93 houses on Dinting Road and Shaw Lane. The front page gaffe comes just weeks after the front page of the Glossop Advertiser had reliably informed readers that there was a train line between Glossop and Buxton.
A retired Ministry of Justice legal advisor has branded the case of a Glossop man fined for not picking up urine "unusual".
The A57 east of Glossop Snake Pass road was closed due to an accident just after 4pm on 17th October 2013. The incident was a collision between two cars, a Peugeot van and a VW Golf, at 4.07pm. One man was cut from the wreckage by the Fire Service and in total three people were injured, but none thought to be serious.
Council leaders have met to discuss ambitious plans to transform Glossop Library and Glossop Adult Education Centre into a multi-use community venue. Derbyshire County Council is hoping to secure a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant to develop both buildings into a ‘one-stop learning hub’ to support residents in the Glossopdale area.
Police are asking parents to be considerate to pedestrians, other road users and homeowners when parking near a Glossop school. In recent weeks, members of the public have complained about drivers double parking near St Luke’s C of E Primary School, in Spire Hollin, and blocking the road for other motorists.
By Steve Exley
Dronfield Woodhouse FC 3-1 Tintwistle Villa
Hope Valley Premier League – Saturday 12th October, 2013
Tintwistle Villa succumbed to their first defeat of the season with a 1-3 loss away at Sheffield-based Dronfield Woodhouse FC on a wet and windy Saturday afternoon.
Founder editor of the Glossop Gazette Sekki Tabasuares had a narrow escape from a 7.2 magnitude earthquake which claimed over 100 lives and destroyed many buildings on the Visayan island of Cebu this morning.
Because the Glossop Chronicle and the Glossop Advertiser only cover Tameside Magistrates Court proceedings, the Glossop Gazette is happy to offer readers this synopsis of judgements direct from the heart of High Peak Justice in Buxton.
After 30 years at Old Glossop's Village Bakery Stuart and Mary Paisley are retiring, much to the consternation of Glossop's pie lovers. The Village Bakery is well known for making the best pies in Glossop, which invariably sell out before noon.
A Glossop woman with a fear of heights is going to jump off the Imperial War Museum in Manchester and cross the Manchester Ship Canal on a zipwire for High Peak Womens Aid. According to her website www.justgiving.com/KayePhillips she is just a few quid short of her £2000 target
Members of the Glossop public who wanted up to £10,000 of Royal Mail shares can have 227 of them (worth £749.10 at the Offer price). But if you wanted more than £10,000 worth you get nowt. That's the message from the Secretary of State.
Little known facts about Glossop Cemetery
Over 31,000 people are buried at Glossop Cemetery, which was first known as Allman's Heath Burial Ground and opened in 1853. This number includes 6,591 children and the ashes of 639 people buried there since 1968, but does not include mass reinterments from graveyards elsewhere in Glossop.
Tintwistle Villa 5-0 Bakewell Town
Hope Valley Premier League – Saturday 5th October, 2013 - see full report from Steve Exley
The latest session organised by Glossop Club Acoustic takes place on Tuesday October 15th at their regular base - The Queens Arms on Shepley street in Old Glossop. Several acts are scheduled to appear including the return of the popular and highly individual local musician Banjo Dave after a three month absence.
Police in Glossop are warning motorists about the risk of catalytic converter theft from Mercedes Sprinter vans. The problem has been highlighted by two recent thefts on The Oaks in Glossop and Bowland Road in Simmondley.
Peter John Butler, 54, of Gladstone Street, Glossop was conditionally discharged for 18 months and ordered to pay victim surcharge of £15 after pleading guilty to dishonestly receiving stolen goods, namely a trailer valued at £750.00, contrary to section 22(1) of the Theft Act 1968. A jemmy was ordered to be forfeited under S143 PCC(S) Act 2000 and destroyed by Constables of Derbyshire Police Force.
A concert inspired by dreams, featuring songs and music by Handel, Fauré, Debussy, Grieg, Schubert. Sunday 20th October, 2013 at 4.00pm, Glossop Parish Church, Old Glossop, SK13 7RU
Tickets £4 in advance from Bay Tree Books or £5 at the door to include tea and cake after the concert.
Police have praised the work of mountain rescue crews who helped officers safely locate two people in separate incidents over the weekend. The first incident saw officers and mountain rescue volunteers teaming up to search for a missing man in the steep terrain around the Snake Pass, Glossop.
A Simmondley man has been sent to prison for 8 months for keeping a brothel and controlling another in relation to prostitution. Steven Keith Jones, 58, of Simmondley Lane pleaded guilty to the charges. He came to police attention after taking a Romanian woman to Boots chemist in Denton for emergency contraception.
Campfire cooking, woodland crafts and a tour of Bluebell Wood Local Nature Reserve are among the highlights at Hayfield Countryside Centre’s first ever woodland festival. The event will be held at the Derbyshire County Council site on Sunday 6th October, 10am – 5pm and admission is free. Make a bird or bat box or a bug hotel, watch a wood carver at work or become an animal detective searching for clues scattered around the woodland.
Nurse Kate Hay can hardly wait to become a fashion model and strut her stuff on the catwalk. She has been caring for patients for around 35 years and becomes the centre of attention herself when she has a starring role at a Ladies Fashion Lunch organised by St Ann’s Hospice.
Glossop-based metal manufacturer has appeared in court after an employee was injured when he was struck by a container as it swung from an overhead crane. Firth Rixson Metals Ltd, which produces specialised metals for the aerospace, medical, oil and nuclear industries, was prosecuted on 1st October 2013 by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following the incident at its factory on Shepley Street on 23 June 2012.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a van was taken while its driver made a newspaper delivery to a shop in Hadfield. The driver had parked the van in Green Lane, Hadfield, while on his rounds at about 6.20am on Wednesday, October 2. While the man was out of the vehicle, the offender climbed inside and drove off up Green Lane before turning onto Higher Barn Road.
Glossop Mountain Rescue took a well earned break from rescuing townies off the moors when they helped team member Patrick Haley (aka Patch) propose to his partner Katie Quinlan at Cave Dale near Castleton. Glossop Mountain Rescue were joined by the couple's friends and family to spell out the words "marry me" in human form on the hillside as Patch proposed to Katie. Ms. Quinlan could not refuse the mountain rescue hero, and everybody went home very happy.
The next GLAS meeting is Tuesday 1st October. at The George Hotel, back room, start approx. 7.30pm - 7-45pm. Bob Humphrey-Taylor will be the speaker for the evening. Bob, is the lead archaeologist in charge of the Mellor Mill site, and he will be giving an illustrated presentation entitled 'Mellor Mill and Samuel Oldknow's Legacy'.
New Mills and Hayfield Safer Neighbourhood Team are appealing for witnesses after a football club’s goal nets were slashed. The nets, which belong to Hayfield Junior Football Club and are used by local youngsters every week, were hanging on goal posts in playing fields off Bank Vale Road, Hayfield.
After a summer break, Glossop Club Acoustic will be returning to their HQ at The Queens Arms in Old Glossop this month. The popular local music Club holds a monthly 'unplugged' session which has attracted both musicians and punters alike.
A Glossop man has been given 60 hours of unpaid work and fines totalling £145 for breaking into the Millennium Cellar Youth Club in the basement of the Victoria Hall. Joe Hinchcliffe, 23, of Union Street Glossop, pleaded guilty to burglary and claimed in his defence that hunger had caused him to break into the premises.
The sun is shining for the 20th Padfield Plum Fair this afternoon, Sunday September 8th 1pm - 6pm. Entertainment includes the Plum Pie Competition & Grand Draw, The Coal Race, Padfield Scamper (fell race), Tug O War competition, History of Plum Fair, Children’s Model Garden Competition and
Padfield Floral Competition.
At last the culvert below the municipal car park is going to be repaired and strengthened. A team started work yesterday on the project which is expected to last for many weeks. Unusually for a Glossop project, this one is being conducted with reference to laws protecting wildlife, with measures taken to ensure that both trout and bats are not adversely affected.
A team from Macclesfield took the Bankswood Park Soapbox Derby by storm last Saturday, but did they cheat? Hear all about it on Glossop Radio, coming soon.
Anti-social behaviour and damage caused to properties on a road in Hadfield has led to increased patrols by police. Officers from Hadfield Safer Neighbourhood Team are dealing with problems around The Carriage Drive and Woolley Bridge Road. The area has had anti-social behaviour issues in recent weeks, with groups of youths gathering, wheelie bins being tipped over and large rocks being removed from walls and placed in the road.
Another application for planning permission to build lots of houses in Glossop has been refused. Nobody from Glossop Gazette could attend the HPBC Development Control Committee meeting in Chapel on Monday 2nd September, so we cannot provide many details. The planners' report indicated
Tintwistle Villa 2-2 Holmesfield
Hope Valley Premier League – Saturday 31st August, 2013
Tintwistle Villa kicked off their Hope Valley Premier League campaign at West Drive on Saturday with a 2-2 draw against Holmesfield.
The Queens in Old Glossop are holding a charity night for Rueben's Retreat on Saturday 31st August 2013, starting at 6 pm with acoustic group of musicians playing live until 8pm. Followed by Motown & Soul with guest DJs Ian and Eric. Until Late. Raffle taking place in aid of Reuben's Retreat!
A man has been jailed for possessing drugs with the intent to supply after vigilant door staff searched him in Glossop. Michael Edwards was sentenced to 27 months in a young offender institution after he pleaded guilty to possessing MDMA with intent.
After a summer that has been harsh on our terrestrial molluscs, the hunt is on to find Glossop's biggest slug.
Glossop Round Table in Partnership with Glossopdale Trust Presents
Bankswood Music Festival 2013, at Bankswood Music Festival, Bankswood Park, Hadfield. 31st Aug & 1st Sept 2013
On Wednesday 9th October , 6pm at Glossop Community Adult Education Centre, local residents will for the first time be able to ask questions on issues that affect their local area at Derbyshire County Council’s meetings held across the county.
A new police sergeant has taken over the running of two Safer Neighbourhood teams in the High Peak.
Sgt Phil Booth is now in charge of New Mills and Hayfield SNT and Hadfield and Tintwistle SNT.
Glossop Community Radio hosted their first live event at Glossop Bank Holiday Market on Saturday. Glossopians were treated to truly local entertainment with Lester Forbes and Steve Speake hosting, and a fine live performance by Lesley Davies.
Christine Shenton, 63, of Werneth Road, Glossop, was banned from driving for 18 months and fined £110 after pleading guilty to driving over the limit on High Street West at High Peak Magistrates Court.
Dr Abdelaziz Mekhalfia, aged 52, of Manor Oaks Gardens, Sheffield, pleaded guilty to speeding on the Snake at High Peak Magistrates Court on August 12th. The court said that disqualification was obligatory due to repeat offending but reduced the disqualification because of mitigating circumstances and took the defendent's guilty plea into account. Dr Mekhalfia was fined £173 plus costs and disqualified from driving for 28 days.
With the sad demise of Bradley's fishmongers, Glossop Fruit & Veg Cooperative have extended their remit to kippers. "Members split a half stone box and get best Manx kippers for just £2.50 per pound.
Two men have been charged in connection with a series of thefts from cars in the Glossop area. Luke Hinchcliffe (25) and Peter Butler (54) were arrested on Thursday, August 8 and charged with three counts of theft from vehicles. The charges relate to siphoning of diesel from vehicles at Turnlee Quarry on August 2 and July 23 and from Howe Plant Limited on July 12.
A teenager has been jailed for drugs offences after undercover officers caught him with crack cocaine in Glossop town centre. Daniel Perkin (19) was arrested on October 24, 2012 on Collier Street by plain clothes officers who saw him acting suspiciously.
Glossop North End lost their first game of the season 1-2 to Ashton Athletic on Saturday 3rd August at Surrey Street. Hear the match report from Tim Barnett at Glossop Community Radio
Townie hacks at the Glossop Advertiser have been left red-faced after this week's front page carried the baffling news that there was a Glossop to Buxton rail link. A reader, who declined to be named, said "nobody who lives in Glossop could make this mistake. Clearly this is a paper that is written and proof read by people who have never lived in Glossop".
A police helicopter that hovered over Glossop on Tuesday afternoon and sparked lots of rumours was mobilised in the search for a man who has a debilitating medical condition. "His dad was concerned about him and didn't know where he was. He was found safe within a couple of hours" said a spokesperson from Derbyshire Constabulary.
At 18.36 hours on the 14 July, Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service was called to attend a house fire on Hillwood Drive, Glossop, Derbyshire. Fire crews from Glossop, New Mills, Chapel en le Frith, Buxton and Greater Manchester’s Stalybridge fire station attended the scene
Around 14:35 on Saturday afternoon (13th July 2013) a man crossed Norfolk Square and walked down Bernard Street with what appeared to be a short-barreled shotgun over his shoulder. Nobody seemed to react to his presence and I thought it unwise to confront him, so I informed the police. A short time later I asked people on Norfolk Square if they had seen him, and many said that they had.
A fire that gutted two houses along with neighbouring cars on Hillwood Drive in Shirebrook Park, late Sunday afternoon, claimed no victims thanks to the heroic local Fire Service and extra help from Manchester. In total five pumps were in attendance at the blaze. None of the rumours about how the fire started could be confirmed Sunday night.
Five people were arrested for a range of offences during a police operation targeting drugs activity in the Glossop area. Officers from Glossop Safer Neighbourhood Team visited pubs in the town along with a passive drugs dog from South Yorkshire police. The operation, on Friday, June 28, saw several people searched under the Misuse of Drugs Act and two arrested on suspicion of drugs offences.
Donald Reid on ' Packhorse's The George Hotel, Norfolk St, Glossop.
Please arrive anytime from about 7.15pm for a start time around 7.30pm - 7.45pm (please give yourselves plenty of time to get a drink from the bar,as there is usually only one barmaid on duty). Members £1 - Visitors £2.50 along with names of attendees.
We asked local MP Andrew Bingham about his stance on the English badger cull on the day it was last debated in Parliament. He sent us a copy of a letter that he has sent constituents who have asked him about the issue, which is reproduced in full below
After years of controversy the Chief Executive of Tameside Hospital, Christine Green, has finally quit her post. The move follows disclosures by The Guardian about two leaked reports that revealed that NHS inspectors had found a catalogue of failures in patient care, as part of the investigations prompted by the unusually high death rates at the hospital, and an open letter from three MPs who constituents use the hospital calling for her resignation.