Tintwistle has become the latest victim of Japanese knotweed infestation after a mortgage was declined on a property at West Drive, Tintwistle, because of mysterious outbreak of the dreaded plant on the other side of the road.
Glossop Gazette is a new newspaper that covers Glossopdale, Longdendale and Hayfield. We draw the line at Mottram Moor, so there’s nothing about Dukinfield or Droylsden in our paper. All our stories and features are local, and we think it’s important to ask questions rather than simply report the news.
Issue 1 of Glossop Gazette
Fury at new library plans
High Peak Borough Council admit bat slaughter
Mosque in Glossop?
Goodbye Hurst Reservoir
Glossop's treasures left to rot
Classic Cars - The Bond 875
View from the top of Glossop
Dr Boylebodie, Glossop's premier Clairvoyant
and much more
Has Lord Doverdale been moved to Buxton from his spiritual home in Glossop? Only HPBC know the answer, and they are not telling! A valuable portrait of Lord Doverdale, AKA Edward Partington, that used to hang in the Mayor’s Parlour in the Municipal Buildings until at least 1973, has been removed from Glossop Town Hall and taken to a secret location, believed to be Buxton.
Two reasons why it's a bad idea to park on Railway Street while you nip to the shops.
1. The bus can't turn the corner.
2. You might win kippers for some nosy passerby
It is the editor's opinion that local government behaves much more efficiently when under strict scrutiny, but enforcing that scrutiny is a miserable pastime. Many of Glossop's current problems have arisen because of decades of incompetence in planning and development, party political divisions and, worst of all, a governing body based in Buxton. To a large extent Glossop has lost pride in itself, and "local" government has become distant and almost utterly unaccountable. Glossop gets the governance it deserves.
Beware of the rain this week. It will do a lot worse than make you wet. Slippery pavements could be the ruin of you. In some aspects Coronation Street will mirror your life this week. Take care
I have no memories of food before the war, so the war-time diet didn't matter to me. When I didn't eat much dinner (usually when there were sprouts) I was asked to 'think of the starving Russians' which made me cry but didn't help with the eating.
Auntie G is Glossop's new agony aunt. Email her in confidence at
Is it true that loud music will stop me getting pregnant?
I went to Glossop Bonfire last night. It were highly comical to see all the Shirebrook Parkers on the pavements. Using muscles they only use once a year, they come out of their houses, cast a loving look at their 4x4s, and walk to the park. First aid were on hand for any what found the trek too strenuous, and Mountain Rescue were on standby for them what took a wrong turn.
1. Are you in favour of the plan to demolish Saint Luke's School and move the library from Victoria Hall to a new purpose built building?
2. Should dogs be kept on leads in public spaces such as parks?
3. Do you agree with David Gale (UKIP candidate for Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner) that people in public office should make a public declaration of membership of secret societies such as the Freemasons to create "a spirit of openness and transparency"?
Read all the latest news from the world of darts and dominoes in the Glossop Gazette
Although somewhat light polluted, the skies over Glossop can still offer the amateur astronomer plenty to wonder at.
Rod Holt was born and grew up in Wardle, just 3 miles from the Pennine Way and moved to Glossop twenty years ago, to live 3 miles from the Pennine Way.
Makeup. An ex girlfriend who spent inordinate amounts of time putting on makeup was the inspiration for this two-faced work.
For the last 15 years The Lift Global Music Club has brought a staggering array of world class musicians to Glossop. Founder member Rick Williams talks to the Glossop Gazette about the rise of The Lift, and why it has to end.
It was the best summer ever for Glossop’s slugs and snails, and one of the worst for Glossop gardens, as molluscs proliferated and devoured much of the Glossop crop. But Glossop’s gardeners have some crafty tips to share that will confound molluscs and take the dampeners off Glossop horticulture.