Glossop in 2014 from the Glossop Gazette

January

A "quite distressed" heifer escaped from Mettrick's abattoir in Glossop and ran through Princess Street, Chunal Hill, Pikes Lane and Slatelands Road, . Police stopped chasing it after it jumped over a wall and headed for the moors.

High Peak Borough and Derbyshire County Councils announced that they would lend an unspecified number of million pounds to the developers of a luxury hotel project at Buxton Crescent.

Glossop was named as a "fare dodging hotspot" by Northern Rail

Nursing home Merseybank House failed to meet all Care Quality Commission standards and closed shortly afterwards.

February
Visitors to Glossop Cemetery were furious at their treatment by the BBC, who were filming a zombie show there.

Local MP Andrew Bingham controversially voted against a move to ban smoking in cars with children

The owners of Howardtown Mill agreed to fix pavements problems around the Marks and Spencer development at the site that had been described as "hugely dangerous". Eleven months later many of the problems remain unresolved and the site has changed ownership.

Tintwistle Villa suffered the heartache of exiting the Dore Shield after loosing a penalty shoot-out against Bakewell Town

March

The St Helen's Star newspaper published a sour grapes story after Gamesley defeated Billinge 2-0 in a Cheshire League 1st Division game.

Another biker was killed on the A57 Snake Pass

A girl who left Hadfield and emigrated to the USA died along with her boyfriend and a policeman in Orlando, Florida

April

The long awaited Local Plan was finally approved, with 1,072 houses proposed for Glossopdale.

Witnesses were sought after another serious crash on the A57 Snake Pass

Damage to Wooley Bridge resulted in long delays for commuters

The local police "Safer Neighbourhood Team" vehicle, which was partly funded by Derbyshire County Council, caught fire and was completely burned out, apparently as the result of an electric fault. The van had been left unattended near Cliffe Road for several days after thefts from allotments.

 
May

A tow truck towing a bus caused a major incident in Glossop town centre and destroyed several shop fronts. Almost miraculously there were no serious injuries. The driver and the company he works for are facing charges over the incident.

Peak District National Park Authority were besieged by objections to an application from Aztec Planning in Oldham to demolish the water works buildings next to Glossop Golf Club and create a "Gypsy-Traveller site. The  application was subsequently refused.

UKIP got most High Peak votes in European elections, with Labour Conservative, Green and Liberal Democrats in 2-5th place.

June
There were angry scenes at Charlesworth Parish Council meeting over the proposed gypsy traveller site.

Complaints about smells from Lancashire Chemicals resulted in HPBC using European legislation to force the company to clean up their yeast drying process.

The Glossop Gazette asked all local councils for permission to make video and audio recording of all council meetings in advance of new regulations that require them to do so. A number of local councillors refuse, but only Peak Park and Councillor John Pitchard (Whaley Bridge, Independent) granted the request.

July

Developers started consultation over their plans to demolish Woods Mill for  housing and retail.

Buddy Holly memorabilia was stolen from a house in Glossop

Council action on Japanese knotweed came in for serious criticism in the Glossop Gazette

Fears about traffic chaos were unfounded an folks had fun at Tombstone Junction after Glossop embraced the Tour de France 

High Peak and Debyshire County Councils announce a new partnership that promises "Investing in the library at Victoria Hall in Glossop and planning for the transfer of the Town Hall, Market Hall and Municipal Buildings to the community". Few further details are available

August

Another biker tragedy on the A57 Snake Pass

Police appealed for witnesses after a man was left with very serious injuries in Glossop town centre

September

HPBC expose land contamination consultant fraudster

Potter blue plaque unveiled in Dinting

A total of seven people were charged after August's serious assault in Glossop town centre. Trials are ongoing.

Half a million pounds to fix the town hall clock

October

Glossop  PC gets gold in national police judo championships

Glossopdale Community College to be rebuilt on Hadfield site

 
Police appeal after intruders enter a house on Shirebrook and attack a man with a machete while his family were present

November

Serious assault outside The Norfolk - witnesses sought

Proposed High Tech Offices for Glossop Waterworks

Witness appeal following another assault on Glossop street


December

HPBC claim the "chimney is coming down". But is it?

Government announce plans to build a Glossop spur road linking Woolley Bridge Road with Mottram.

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