In 1959 Dr Anthony H Birch published a study of the political life of Glossop. Small Town Politics was a collaborative research project sponsored by the Department of Government of the University of Manchester. With research expenses of £200, Dr Birch and his colleagues picked what was then a small industrial town with a population of about 18,000 people. Between 1953 and 1954 80 people holding influential positions in the public life of the town and about 30 members of each of the local political parties were interviewed, together with 600 Glossopians who were interviewed in their homes. The work prompted a paradigm shift in the study of local government and community politics, although it was eclipsed by his later works. He moved to Canada in 1977 and died in December 2014.
Planned by Glossop Churches and Voluntary Organisations. Central Methodist Church Glossop, Chapel Street, SK13 8AT, Wednesday 8th April 2015. From 6.30pm there will be light refreshments and an opportunity to look at stalls set out by local community groups, including Amnesty International, Crossroads, Bare Necessities, Glossop Peace Group and Glossop Volunteer Centre. Then from 7.30-9.30pm, the five candidates for High Peak will share with us their vision for a flourishing Glossopdale within a fairer society, then answer questions from the audience.
Police have launched a recruitment campaign to find people across Derbyshire who want to take on the challenge of becoming a volunteer officer. The county’s Special Constabulary plays a valuable role in policing across the county, with volunteers giving up some of their spare time to help cut crime and keep people safe. Special Constables, who have full sworn police powers, team up with regular officers and Safer Neighbourhood teams to carry out their duties.
Jack David Wooley, aged 19, of Ullwater Avenue, Crewe, pleaded not guilty but was found guilty of failing to stop and failing to report an accident in which somebody was injured, and driving a transit van without due care and attention in Hayfield. He was fined £525 plus £53 victim surcharge and £620 and disqualified from driving for 5 months.
Glossop Cricket Club’s Simon Megram is urging the local community to come down and help them get ready for the new season. The 14th annual NatWest CricketForce is promising to be another blockbuster event with more than 2,000 clubs registered to take part over the weekend of March 28-29th. Tens of thousands of club members and volunteers will come together to clean, tidy, repair and revitalise clubhouses and cricket grounds across the country ahead of the new season. "Because Natwest CricketForce is a national tournament all the clubs are talking about it. There's just a big drive to get everything sorted before the season kicks off".
With just six weeks to go before one of Glossop's biggest elections for a generation, candidates of major parties have declared their intention to stand for parliament. The final date for registration of candidates for parliamentary and local elections is April 9th, details available here. We asked the candidates the following questions on March 24th 2015 and will publish answers as we receive them.
1. How long have you lived in the High Peak and how often do you visit Glossop?
2. Would the banning of migrant children from state funded education be good for the High Peak?
3. Do you now, or have you ever, used private healthcare in the UK? If so, how can you demonstrate commitment to the NHS?
4. If there was a referendum tomorrow would you vote to leave the EU?
Peter Brierley, aged 68, of Uplands Road Glossop was found guilty of assault by beating of a female in Glossop. He was fined £165 and ordered to pay victim surcharge of £20 and costs of £200.
Tahir Ali, aged 44, of New Road, Oldham, was fund guilty of driving a vehicle on Collier Street Glossop without die care and attention. He was fined £110 plus victim surcharge of £20 and costs of £200. His driving licence was endorsed with 5 points.
The Glossop and District Branch of the National Childbirth Trust has warned members that the branch might shut down unless new volunteers are found. "Due to changing circumstances, we need a new team of volunteers to ensure that Glossop NCT branch can continue to offer support and friendship to parents-to-be and new parents. The larger the team, the lighter the workload – volunteering is fun, allows you to use your experience and gain new skills, and you have the satisfaction of knowing that you’re helping the NCT make a difference for parents. If we are unable to get enough volunteers by the end of April, sadly we will have to close the NCT Glossop branch."
The Back Seat Drivers have recently recorded a cd featuring some of the songs regularly played at these jam nights and this was launched at a night of live music and comedy at The Queen’s Arms on Saturday March 14th. £528.38 has been raised so far and this has been donated to Comic Relief. The Back Seat Drivers would like to extend a massive thank you to everybody who has supported this event. The CD is still available at Peak Health Clinic, Praze, Bay Tree Books and The Queens Arms.
Hadfield Carnival Committee has set the date for this year’s fabulous, fun-filled family event for everybody in Hadfield and further afield. The carnival will be on Sunday 7th June at Glossopdale Community College’s Newshaw Lane site starting at 12 noon. This year the Romans are coming and the star attraction is The Vicus, a Roman Britain enactment group, who will bring all the excitement of Roman Britain to Hadfield. Other entertainment includes a funfair, craft stalls, and a pet show. If you haven’t booked your craft stall yet, there are still some available - ring Carol on 07749 816679
Police in Glossop are appealing for information after a Samsung Galaxy S4 was stolen from a local charity shop. Between 1.30pm and 2pm on Saturday, March 21, a man entered the Glossopdale Furniture Project store on Henry Street, Glossop and began talking to a member of staff on reception. The man leant over the desk as he showed the receptionist some beauty leaflets. He then left the store and the staff member noticed that their Samsung mobile had gone missing. The man was described as Asian, having facial stubble and wearing a red coloured jacket. He is also believed to have spoken with a deep voice.
"The biggest day in St Austell's footballing history" ended unfavourably for the home team after The Hillmen took a 2-0 victory in Saturday's first leg of the FA vase semi final at Poltair Park. Lee Blackshaw scored after 16 minutes and substitute Ben Richardson scored a second after Tom Bailey hit the crossbar in extra time.Highlights of the match can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNolaKo8VDM. The second leg will be played in Glossop on March 28th. Tickets for that match sold out instantaneously. If the Hillmen keep the advantage the entire town is likely to be heading to Wembley for the final on May 9th, making the general and borough council elections the second most important event of that week.
A couple have been sentenced after admitting several drugs offences. Justin Mallett, 37, of Riverside Close, Glossop was given 20 months for supplying cannabis, 12 months concurrent for possessing cannabis with the intent to supply and one month for possessing cocaine, also to be served concurrently. Stacey Marshall, 38, of Station Road, Hadfield has been given five months suspended for two years for supplying cannabis and possessing cocaine. She was also given a three month curfew. They pleaded guilty to all charges and were sentenced at Derby Crown Court on Tuesday, March 10.
Andy Groom, aged 33, of Belgrade Avenue, Chinley, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly on Norfolk Street in Glossop on 28th February 2014. He was fined £83 and ordered to pay victim surcharge of £15 and costs of £85.
Leighton Ashley Hayes, aged 28, of St Mary's Road, Glossop, pleaded guilty to assault by beating in Glossop on 14th February 2015. Sentencng was adjourned pending a pre-sentence report. He was ordered not to enter any licensed premises in Glossop to prevent reoffending.
Manual Kruse, aged 28, of King's Court, Glossop, pleaded guilty to assault by beating of a female in Glossop and was fined £37 and ordered to pay £20 victim surcharge plus £50 costs.
The Council currently has its full complement of nine members. The Council meets monthly (except for August and December), usually on the 3rd Wednesday of the month and the Annual Parish Meeting is held directly after the March monthly meeting of the Council. The Council is responsible for Charlesworth Village Green, the Memorial Gardens, a few other pieces of land around Charlesworth and the War Memorial. The Council is looking for someone with drive, enthusiasm and flexibility. Applicants should have a knowledge and understanding of basic minute taking and accountancy skills. They should also possess the ability to communicate effectively, develop working relationships with people at all levels and work on their own initiative.
Steven William Yates, aged 60, of King Street, Glossop pleaded guilty to failing to provide a breath specimen and was given a 20 week prison sentence suspended for two years, banned from driving for 5 years and ordered to participate in Alcohol Specified Activity Requirement, pay a victim surcharge of £80 and costs of £85. The court heard that Yates' driving was seriously impaired, that he was falling asleep at the wheel, refused to stop and was argumentative. He was described as a "high risk to police".
Chesterfield Coroner's Court heard how gross failures by a nurse and surgeon at Tameside Hospital led to the death of a Glossop grandmother. Sheila Johnson, who was 74, died in May 2013 after being discharged from Tameside hospital with a total negative pressure machine fitted to a wound in her femoral artery which resulted from two earlier operations. The nurse overseeing her care had not been trained in its use, and Mrs Johnson was given no advice about the device. She was discharged without a discharge plan and despite concerns about the wound. Her surgeon did not recall her to hospital and she died at home in John Street, Glossop, the following day.
A 26 year old Glossop man has been charged with murder and violent disorder in connection with the death of Clarence Edwards, who was killed with a single stab wound outside a nightclub in Manchester on 4th January. Earl Atta Rooms, of Thorncliffe Road, Glossop did not enter a plea and was remanded in custody. Four other men from Manchester were also charged with violent disorder.
Readers have been informed by distributors that the Glossop Advertiser will cease publication this month. The newspaper, which claimed a circulation of almost 13,000 in 2007, has had restricted distribution in Glossop for some years, with Glossop news confined to the front sheet. There has been no official confirmation of the closure from Trinity Mirror, but distributors have been informed that their services are no longer required. The Glossop Advertiser's Twitter account has been almost dormant for six months.
Anyone thinking of standing as a candidate in this year’s Parliamentary, borough or parish elections is invited to attend a pre-nomination event to find out more about what’s involved. High Peak Borough Council is organising events this month where prospective MPs and councillors can ask any questions they may have and collect their nomination papers if they decide to go ahead and stand for election.
A Glossop company has been been fined £12,000 plus £8735 costs after pleading guilty to a breach of lifting regulations after an accident in January 2012 which resulted in a man having his leg amputated above the knee. The man was delivering a heavy metal frame to Delpro, at Brookfield Industrial estate, Glossop, which fell from a forklift truck and resulted in severe injuries. Delpro failed to ensure that the work was properly planned, adequately supervised and carried out safely. The company the man worked for, Russel Fabrications of Ashton under Lyne were find £11,917 plus £13,734 costs after being found guilty of a breach of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.
On Thursday 12th March it'll be a 'record club exchange visit' – The Cat Club (Classic Album Tuesdays) join us from Pontefract and count writer and broadcaster Ian Clayton among their number. Ian will be leading the session playing a few 78s, sharing a couple of stories from his books and treating to us to a full album by a vocalist he considers to be “the greatest jazz singer who ever lived”, Billie Holiday.
Glossop for Kids in Gaza: Fourth Benefit. Raising funds for the campaign against child malnourishment run by Medical Aid to Palestinians. Saturday 21 March at 8.30 pm at Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Attila the Stockbroker (singer and poet with buckets of political satire), Darren Poyzer (Singer Songwrite) and a short talk from Norma Turner on the medical trauma being experienced by children in Gaza.
The Back Seat Drivers have recently recorded a cd featuring some of the songs regularly played at these jam nights and this is going to be launched at a night of live music and comedy at The Queen’s Arms on Saturday March 14th. The cd will also be available at various retail outlets in Glossop after that date. All profit gained from the sale of the cd will be donated to Comic Relief.
Local Heritage and Archaeological groups are joining forces on Saturday 14th March to bring a FREE and exciting fun family day to Hadfield's St. Andrew's Church from 10am to 4pm. The theme is 'Romans, Reservoirs & Railways – everything you want to know about the Romans at Melandra Roman Fort to the building of the world' first purpose built water storage facility and the construction of the Woodhead Tunnel and railways of the valley, so come along and meet the experts.
Police investigating an alleged assault in Glossop are appealing for witnesses to come forward. A public order incident is believed to have taken place between two groups along High Street East in Glossop. The incident, which is believed to have taken place at around 9.30pm on Saturday, January 31, resulted in one man being treated at Tameside Hospital for a laceration to his face. Anyone with any information about the alleged assault is asked to contact PC James Kennedy on 101, quoting crime reference number 4411/15.
Glossop North End have reached the quarter finals of the FA Vase after winning their replay with Dunston 3-1. A goals in extra time by captain Dave Young and Kieran Lugsden gave Glossop the victory in the replay at Dunston this afternoon.
The case of the tow truck driver and company involved in the Glossop town centre crash in May last year has been adjourned until 25th of February to fix a trial date. Paul Michael Bowcock and GM Recovery Ltd are charged with a string of offences relating to the crash. Mr Bowcock is additionally charged with driving a lorry dangerously. They have pleaded not guilty to all charges. Nobody was seriously injured in the 20th May incident in which a single decker bus detached from a tow truck in Glossop town centre, causing extensive damage to shopfronts at Jackson's Buildings.
Police have released CCTV stills of two men they want to speak to about a burglary in the village of Chisworth, near Glossop. Two men wearing balaclavas broke into a house in Marple Road between 3am and 4am on Wednesday, February 11. They stole cash from inside the address.
Frank Ackley of Old Glossop has died. Frank had been chairman of Old Glossop Residents Association for more years than anybody could remember when he retired from the post in 2014. He worked tirelessly to make Glossop a better place and will be very badly missed. The funeral will be on 13th February followed by wake in the Wheatsheaf. Details below.
Derbyshire County Council has joined forces with other midlands councils in a bid to boost the number of people who want to become foster carers. Councils for Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Leicester, Leicestershire, Rutland, Lincolnshire and Derby have funded a joint television and radio advertising campaign beginning on February 16 and running for two weeks. By working together councils share the costs while still reaching their target audience.The first television advert airs on Monday 16 February at 8pm on ITV.
Although the spring term is well underway there are still plenty of opportunities for residents to sign up and learn something new with Derbyshire County Council’s Adult Community Education Service. Some new courses start after the half term break and there may be spaces on existing ones as well. The service offers countywide daytime and evening courses and activities providing opportunities for people to gain new qualifications or explore new hobbies and interests. Weekend and single day courses are also available for those who are unable to commit to a whole term.
Now that all the New Year’s Resolutions have been broken and “Dry January” has ended perhaps it’s time to stop punishing yourself and look for something that you will enjoy doing! Here’s an idea! Why not do something really valuable and positive and become a befriender with Community Companions? All we ask is that you commit an hour a week to someone on their own who would appreciate friendship and support. It could be visiting someone to have a chat, enjoying a cuppa, sharing a game of Scrabble or going for a gentle stroll.
Police are investigating a house fire at Ashton Street, Glossop. A 51 year old male has been taken to hospital. No further details have been released.
Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Charles has had his plans to increase the amount of council tax local people pay towards policing in 2015-16 by 1.99% sanctioned by the Police and Crime Panel. The 1.99% increase in the precept will generate about £1m per year. He said that this would make a vital contribution in the face of a £5.4m reduction in the Government’s funding settlement that brings Derbyshire’s slice down to £100.400m. The total budget for the Force for 2015-16 is £161.635m.
Police are offering reassurance to residents after suspicious incidents were reported in Glossop. Officers were made aware of two suspicious incidents whereby children were alarmed by a man on Arundel Grange, Glossop. On both occasions, which are believed to have taken place on Sunday, January 25 , none of the children were approached by the man. Police have since traced and spoken to a man resembling the description from the incident. There is no evidence of any offences committed and officers are happy that this is a genuine misunderstanding.
Treacherous driving conditions brought Glossop to a standstill last night (Wednesday 28th January), with the A57 Snake Pass, the A628 and the Broadbottom to Charlesworth roads all blocked and many minor roads impassable. Commuters reported journey times of over 2 hours from Manchester to Glossop. Glossopdale Community College, St Philip Howard, Longdendale and Gamesley Schools are closed although some other primary schools (including St Lukes and Padfield) are reported to be open, but parents should check with the school before setting off. At present (7am Glossop time) the A57 and A628 are closed, traffic at Mottram is at a standstill because of accidents and other roads passable only with extreme care.
Shadow Energy and Climate Change Minister Jonathan Reynolds MP will be the guest speaker at an Energy Event at Glossop Labour Club on Wednesday 28th January at 11am with Labour's High Peak parliamentary candidate Caitlin Bisknell. Businesses, community groups and individuals from across the High Peak have been invited to attend the event. There will be an opportunity to listen to Caitlin and Jonathan talk about Labour’s energy policies, and to ask questions. members of the public are welcome to attend.
Derbyshire's Labour Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Charles has been criticised by High Peak Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate Stephen Worrall for only allowing the public a short period to respond to his proposal to increase the council tax for policing contribution by just under 2%. Mr Worrall said “Alan Charles claims he wants to know the views of High Peak residents on this proposed tax increase, but he made it so that the vast majority if us never knew any consultation was happening and made it so short that there was no time for any of us to let our friends and neighbours know about it."
Dog owners in High Peak are being reminded that not cleaning up after their pets can be a costly mistake. Two people have been issued with fixed penalty notices of £80 for failing to scoop the poop whilst walking their dogs in the Gamesley area of the borough. This follows the launch of a high profile dog fouling campaign by High Peak Borough Council in partnership with Keep Britain Tidy. The campaign sets its sights on irresponsible dog owners with recent research showing that people are more likely to pick up after their dogs when they think that they are being watched.
Whitfield residents are being encouraged to ensure that their sheds, garages and outbuildings are properly secure following recent break-ins in the area. An Acer monitor and an external modem were stolen after thieves kicked through the door of an outbuilding at a property on Hague Street, Glossop. The incident took place sometime between 5pm and midnight on Wednesday, January 21. (2973/15). Overnight between 4pm on Wednesday, January 21 and 8am on Thursday, January 22, offenders broke the lock off a side gate of a garden on Hague Street, Glossop. Once inside, thieves then forced entry into a garden shed and stole a Ryobi hedge trimmer and a Makita TR2500 hedge trimmer from within. (CR/2981/15)
Unedited press release from Frack Free Greater Manchester
The Peak District appears to be safe from fracking thanks to a last minute change to a government bill. After a bad weak for the shale gas industry in which the Environmental Audit Committee recommended a moratorium on fracking and council planning officers in Lancashire recommend the rejection of two drilling licenses in Fylde, the government was forced to announce an outright ban on fracking in National Parks. With two thirds of the country licensed for the controversial procedure Glossopdale and The Vale of Edale were at risk of being fracked.
Police are appealing for information after a Yamaha motorbike was stolen from a property in Glossop. Sometime between 6pm on Tuesday, January 13 and 4.40pm on Thursday, January 15, thieves stole a R6 model Yamaha after cutting through the heavy duty security chains. The red and white motorbike was stolen from the rear yard of a property on Fitzalan Street, Glossop.
New powers aimed at improving local responses to incidents of anti-social behaviour are now available to High Peak communities. Measures requiring partners, including High Peak Borough Council and the Police, to review responses to complaints of anti-social behaviour in certain circumstances were introduced by the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. Known as the ‘community trigger’, the process gives individuals, businesses and community groups the right to request a review of the response to their reports of anti-social behaviour. It should only be used by those who believe their concerns have not been dealt with or acted upon by partner agencies.
On Wednesday, January 15 at 10.30pm a woman answered the door at her house on Woodhead Road. A man forced his way in and demanded that she handed over her jewellery. A second man then entered the house. The men searched the house and left via the back door, they were seen to leave in a silver car which may have had smashed windows. Anyone with information is asked to contact Glossop CID using the non-emergency 101 number, quoting crime reference number 2017/15.
Stephen Worrall from Charlesworth, currently working towards a PhD in Nanoscience, has been selected by High Peak Liberal Democrats to fight this year’s parliamentary election in May. Stephen was brought up in High Peak and went to Simmondley Primary School and Glossopdale Community College, before gaining a first class Masters degree in Chemistry from the University of Manchester in 2012. Four years ago he stood successfully for Charlesworth Parish Council as a Liberal Democrat and since has twice been elected Chair of the Council.
With parliamentary and borough council elections just four months away, Glossop's voters still have little idea what to expect. Conservative councillors John Hacken and Julie McCabe (Simmondley) have announced that they will be standing for re-election, Labour councillor Colin Waude (Howardtown) has told us he will not be standing again, and independent councillor Chris Webster (Old Glossop) who has represented the area since 2003 might not contest the election because of health issues. There have been no announcements from parties about their candidates for the borough council elections, but three parties have announced their parliamentary candidates
Chris Webster, who has represented Old Glossop as an independent councillor on High Peak Borough Council since 2003, might not stand for re-election in May. He told the Glossop Gazette: "After some serious health issues and a long stay in hospital, I am still undecided as to whether I will be fit and strong enough to represent the residents to the best of my ability and to the level of support they have become accustomed to. I would dearly love to carry on, but again, my fate is in the hands of the residents of the Old Glossop Ward."
The government is "driving forward the northern powerhouse by completing the smart motorway along the entire length of the M62 from Manchester to Leeds, together with improvements to transpennine capacity from Manchester to Sheffield, representing the first increase in transpennine capacity since 1971" For Glossop this means a £170 million bypass from the A57 at Brookfield Glossop to the M67 roundabout in Hattersley, a feasibility study for a £6 billion tunnel under Woodhead and renewed consultation on the Longdendale bypass.
Continuing our series with Lyndon Ogden of Dark Peak Digital about getting found and getting busy online. Here we go with tip number two. Following on from my first tip about taking advantage of free advertising with Google My Business, it is worth mentioning that Bing offer the same service through Bing Places and again it costs nothing but a couple of minutes of your time to increase your web presence.
More than 80 vulnerable people have been protected in Derbyshire thanks to a new law allowing police to disclose details of their partners' abusive past. Clare's Law was introduced across all forces in England and Wales from March 2014 in an effort to prevent domestic violence and safeguard those at risk of violence from a partner. Within the first six months of its implementation, 86 people in Derbyshire were provided with information to protect them from a potentially abusive relationship. The figure is higher in Derbyshire than in other East Midlands counties.
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An 18 year old man from Denton has appeared at Buxton Magistrates' Court accused of maliciously wounding a male, in connection with an alleged incident in Glossop on 1st November 2014. The case was referred to Derby Crown Court.
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If you’ve got a passion for walking and would like to get involved in High Peak’s Walking for Health programme then join us for a training session this month. Walking has proven health benefits, it’s free and it’s an activity that most people can get involved in – and with a full programme of walks to suit all abilities there’s no excuse not to join in.
High Peak Borough Council co-ordinates the walks which take place across the borough and is keen to recruit volunteers interested in leading walks and sharing their enthusiasm with other walkers.
Officers are appealing for information following a burglary in Glossop. Sometime between 11.00pm on Sunday, December 28 and 10.55am on Monday, December 29, thieves broke into premises on Charlestown Road and stole a quantity of cash and a large quantity of alcohol. Anyone with any information about the burglary is asked to contact PC Parker at Glossop Police Station on 101, quoting crime numbers 54821/14.
Frank Benjamin Fuller, aged 21, of Ewart Court, Glossop, pleaded guilty to using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour with intent in Glossop. Sentencing was adjourned pending a hearing for breach of an existing order.
Stuart Andrew Hill, aged 43, of Carter Place, Hyde, pleaded guilty to assault by beating of a male in Glossop. Sentencing was adjourned.
Josh Kinsley Stafford, aged 20, of Church Street, Glossop, pleaded guilty to causing £1200 of damage to a car door on Pikes Lane, Glossop, in October 2014. he was discharged conditionally for 6 months and ordered to pay £200 compensation.
Stuart Andrew Hill, aged 43, of Carter Place, Hyde, pleaded guilty to assault by beating of a male in Glossop. Sentencing was adjourned pending a full report requested by probation.
Hayley Jane Jones, aged 30, of West Drive, Tintwistle indicated pleas of guilty to charges of: stealing a bank card, committing fraud by using a stolen bank card to obtain £300 dishonestly, making false representations to Vanquis Bank, Tesco Bank, Sainsbury Bank and NatWest Bank to obtain credit card limits for herself at the expense of another person. All the offences occurred during October 2014. The case was adjourned until 26th January for a pre-sentence report to be prepared by probation. Jones was ordered not to contact her victim directly or indirectly to prevent interference with witnesses or otherwise obstruct the course of justice.
A man who police wanted to talk to about an alleged assault at Glossop has contacted officers. Police made the appeal and released CCTV footage on December 30 and the next day a man went to the police station in Glossop. He has given officers information and enquiries into the allegation are continuing. Detectives would like to thank everyone who has responded to the appeal and contacted them with information. In July last year a 25-year-old woman was allegedly assaulted in High Street West after a night out with friends. Detectives were trying to trace the owner of a silver or light blue Toyota Aygo, which was driven into Glossop and parked up on High Street West.
Police investigating an alleged assault in Glossop have released CCTV images and footage of a man they would like to speak to. A 25-year-old woman was allegedly assaulted in High Street West after a night out with friends. Since the incident, detectives have been trying to trace the owner of a silver or light blue Toyota Aygo, which was driven into Glossop and parked up on High Street West. Police have now released CCTV images of the driver of that vehicle, who then got out of his car and was seen walking in the area. He could be a witness and may have information that could help police with their inquiries.
Just before 1.30am on Tuesday December 23 a white Ford Transit van collided with a concrete post, fence and car at a house on Ashford Mews in Gamesley, Glossop. The vehicle didn’t stop and was driven off along Youlgreave Crescent towards Melandra Castle Road. Two hours later a white Transit van, stolen from outside a house on Youlgreave Crescent, was found abandoned on Hargate Hill in Glossop. There is evidence that someone had tried to set fire to the vehicle.
Christopher William Roberts, aged 33, of Princess Street, Glossop, pleaded guilty to assault by beating of three females and was given 16 week prison sentences suspended for two years for each offence. The court heard that the offences occurred in a domestic setting with children present and involved a prolonged sustained assault that involved kicking an threats of more serious injury. Roberts had been consuming alcohol and resisted arrest. He was also ordered to pay compensation totalling £300, victim surcharge of £80 and costs of £85. Roberts also pleaded guilty to resisting arrest. No separate penalty was imposed.
There were 30 violent or sexual offences reported around Glossop town centre in November 2014, the highest recorded since at least December 2010, when crime mapping was introduced. After a summer of low crime, the numbers of crimes reported around Glossop Town Centre appear to have declined overall in 2014, but violent and sexual crime are showing no sign of decline.
A video has been released as part of an appeal for information on a burglary that left a man in hospital with serious machete wounds. The aggravated burglary happened at a house in Scotty Brook Crescent, Glossop, on October 23. Three men forced their way into the house and attacked a 31-year-old man with a machete, while his three young children and wife were also in the property. The victim suffered a serious cut to the head and deep lacerations to both hands, which required extensive surgery and physiotherapy. He was in hospital for two weeks. The offenders left empty-handed and a reward of £5,000 is being offered for information leading to their arrest and conviction.
Frank Fuller, aged 21, of Ewart Court, Hadfield, pleaded guilty to using threatening, abusive or insulation words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour, causing harassment, alarm or distress to a woman. he was ordered to carry out 40 hours of unpaid work, issued with restraining order and ordered to pay victim surcharge of £60 and costs of £85.
Sid Price, aged 19, of Bank Bottom, Hadfield, pleaded guilty to damaging a door. He was fined 3128 and ordered to [ay compensation of £100 plus £85 costs.
Josh Kinsley Stafford, aged 20, of Church Street, Glossop, pleaded guilty to damaging a car door on Pikes Lane, Glossop. The case was adjourned until January to allow CPS to obtain details of compensation amount.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man and woman were allegedly assaulted on Norfolk Street in Glossop. At around 2.10am on Saturday, December 13, a woman came into an argument with a man on Norfolk Street when another man stepped into to break up the argument. The offender is then believed to have punched both the woman, and the man who stepped in, several times. A 22-year-old man was later arrested and questioned by police before being released on bail. Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact PC Julie Shaw on 101, quoting crime number 53226/14. Alternatively, you can report a crime anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
There will be no recycling or rubbish collections on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day. The following arrangements have been made to ensure that all residents receive a collection:
Collections due on Thursday 25 December – Christmas Day
• Recycling (brown bin) collections will take place on Saturday 20 December.
• Rubbish (black bin) collections will take place on various dates. Affected properties have been notified via a sticker on their bin.
Glossop's chimney is finally set to come down as part of a scheme to provide affordable homes on the former Ferro Alloys site. High Peak Borough Council has announced a deal with Equity Housing Association and housing developer Westleigh to build 44 houses on the Surrey Street site. It has been a long held ambition of the Council to redevelop this site and it has been working hard behind the scenes with the site owner for a number of years.
Bodytech Repair Centre in Padfield have been celebrating their fourth year of business by raising money for local charity Reuben’s Retreat and Hollingworth Juniors Football Club. One of their recent promotions has been a raffle which, combined with donations, have totaled £1000 to be shared equally between the two groups.
Jack Badger, a carpentry and masonry business based in Glossop, is celebrating after winning a prestigious national award. The Wood Awards celebrates the very best use of wood in British architecture, furniture and design, and this year the organisers received a record entry of 300 projects. On the night, Jack Badger was honoured with the Judges’ Special Award for its hand carved oak gothic doors, which it designed and created for a property in York. The carvings were adapted from historical designs to compliment the overall style of the property and created specifically to meet the client’s taste.
Rosie Arnfield and Paul Higham, with support from Garron Frith, are performing at the Globe on Thursday, 11th of December 2014 at 8:00pm.
There’s still time to have a say on Derbyshire County Council proposals to change services for disabled children.
Families are being asked for their views on proposals to reduce or stop some discretionary services currently provided for disabled children without the need for an assessment. Large cuts in government grants, inflation and growing demands on other areas of the council’s budget mean it must save £157m by 2018 – a third of its budget. The consultation is asking for people’s views on proposed changes to the county council’s menu of short break provision known as the Aiming High Derbyshire Offer.
With more business than ever being transacted on the web, we asked Lyndon Ogden of Dark Peak Digital to write us a short series of articles about getting found and getting busy online. Here we go with tip number one.
Take advantage of what’s free! Google dominate the search engine business with over 90% of people looking for a product or service, using them to find what they need.
Glossop Record Club returns on Thursday 11th December for a pre-Christmas ‘Lucky Dip’. The session starts at 8pm and entry is free. If you were there for last year’s lucky dip, you know what to do. If you weren’t, here’s how it’ll work…
Choose a vinyl album (maybe a few). It could be your favourite record you’ve bought this year (whether it be a new release, reissue or secondhand). It could be an old favourite you just want to share, or maybe something that’s been tucked away in the loft or the spare room that you haven’t heard for ages.
Publican brothers, Thomas and Rick Lee, have welcomed back customers to The Oakwood in Glossop following a complete refurbishment by Robinsons Brewery. The local favourite, situated on High Street West, was closed for four weeks whilst Robinsons’ award winning in-house design team transformed the pub from its tired former look into a contemporary meeting place which celebrates cask ale and the emerging craft beer market.
A woman who needed medical attention at a One Direction concert at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester bit one of the paramedics who came to her aid. Kerry Anne Wilde, aged 27, of Baslow Close, Glossop, pleaded guilty to assault at Manchester Magistrates' Court and was given a 12 week prison sentence suspended for a year, and ordered to do unpaid work and pay the victim £200 compensation.
Unedited press release from High Peak Borough Council
As traders across the High Peak gear up for one of the busiest months of the year, the Borough Council is supporting shops and businesses by encouraging everyone to shop local this Christmas. This Saturday, 6 December, is Small Business Saturday and to support traders and local community groups in Glossop the Council is offering free parking in all its car parks for the day.
Police and Trading Standards officers teamed up to carry out test purchases at licensed premises in Buxton and Glossop. Throughout the evening on Saturday, November 15, licensing officers visited nine pubs around the town centres as part of a test purchase operation. The team praised eight out of the nine pubs visited who passed the operation and complied with the sale of alcohol regulations. A fixed penalty notice of £90 was issued after alcohol was sold to the underage volunteers at a pub in Glossop. The premises will be placed on an action plan which will see officers working closely with bar staff to ensure that the correct training and procedures are in place.
Sergeant Phil Bateman from the Police Licensing Unit added: “It was really pleasing to see that the majority of the licenced premises that we visited passed the test purchases. They operated by the Challenge 25 protocol, asked for ID and refused to serve the underage drinkers.
Two people have been arrested on suspicion of drugs offences following a police warrant in Glossop. At around 8.30pm on Friday, November 21 officers executed a warrant at a property on Gladstone Street, Glossop. Whilst inside the address, officers discovered a quantity of suspected Class B drugs and associated paraphernalia. Two men, both aged 19-years-old, were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class B drugs. They have since been bailed pending further police inquiries.
Thursday 4th December - Glossopdale Community College Christmas Concert – featuring all of the college’s musical groups and a special appearance from Post 16 drama students. Hall 1. 7pm. Adults £4, concessions £2.
The driver of the recovery truck that crashed in the middle of Glossop in May and the company he works for have pleaded not guilty at Northern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court on two charges relating to the incident. Michael Paul Bowcock, 45, of Middleton, and GM Recovery Ltd of Manchester are charged with:
Using a tow truck when part of its braking system, namely the automatic slack adjuster was disconnected, brake efficient impaired and the anchor pin broken on axle one. Abnormal movement of levers indicates maladjustment of brakes nearside axle one brake lever at full stroke not fully applied.
Due to other commitments reporting activities at the Glossop Gazette were scaled down over the autumn. Despite this we have comfortably achieved our aim of 10,000 unique visitors per month for 2014. Figures calculated to 26th November 2014 and exclude traffic generated by robots, worms, or replies with special HTTP status codes. Over 97% of our visitors are from the UK.
Full schedule for Santa's tour of Glossop for Glossop Mountain Rescue. 27th November til 20th December
Peter Smith, aged 56, of Chinley pleaded guilty at North Derbyshre magistrates' Court to failing to secure three shotguns in a secure cabinet in a manner so as to proven any unauthorised persons gaining access to those firearms. He was fined £369 and ordered to pay victim surcharge of £37 and costs of £35. The court ordered cancellation of any shotgun certificate held by he defendant and the confiscation of guns and ammunition.
Police are appealing for information following a street robbery in Hadfield. Officers were called to an incident where a man was attacked by two men in the Newshaw Lane area of Hadfield between 5 and 6pm on Wednesday, November 19. The victim, a 48-year-old man was grabbed by one of the suspects who took his wallet from his back pocket and emptied it of cash. The second suspect took a sharp instrument and repeatedly cut the victim’s face causing minor injuries. The suspect who injured the man is described as white, in his 30s with a stocky build. He is around 5ft 10ins and has short cropped hair. The suspects are believed to have made off in a dark coloured saloon car.
Following refusal by Peak Park for a gypsy/traveller site at the old waterworks building near the golf club, an new application has been submitted. Unedited press statement below.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a couple were assaulted while walking along a Glossop street in the early hours of the morning. The victims were walking along High Street East, near the junction with Norfolk Street, when they were involved in an argument with two others. During the argument, the victims – a man and woman both aged 30 – were assaulted. The woman suffered an injury to her back and the man was knocked unconscious.
A 19-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man were arrested in connection with the assault and have been bailed pending further inquiries. Police want to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident, which happened at about 2.30am on the morning of Sunday, November 16.
Matthew Daniel Hartle, aged 22, of Combs Lea, Gamesley, pleaded guilty to assault by beating of a female in Glossop. Sentencing was adjourned pending a report at Northern Derbyshire Magistrates Court on 17th November 2014.
Zhang Un Wi, aged 34, of Kelberlow Street. Oldham, pleaded guilty to assault by beating of a woman in Glossop and was given a 12 week prison sentence suspended for a year. Northern Derbyshire Magistrates Court was told that Wu had attacked a public health worker who was treating him late at night. Wu was also ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months and pay £200 compensation. 17th November 2014.
Glossop Juniors were awarded Derbyshire Sports Club of the Year at the Roundhouse, Derby on 6th November, in their 25th Year delivering junior football in the High Peak Region. Glossop Juniors, having being awarded the High Peak award a couple of weeks earlier were delighted to receive the award, after 12 months of significant achievements in all aspects of the club.
At about 11pm on Tuesday Nov 11 a 44-year-old man was approached by a group of about eight people, both male and female, who allegedly assaulted him outside the Norfolk Arms on Norfolk Square. The victim spent three days in Tameside General Hospital being treated for multiple fractures and cuts and bruising. He then reported the matter to the police. Anyone who was in the area at the time or who knows anything about the offence should contact Detective Sergeant Ed Mellor at Glossop police station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police are appealing for information following the attempted theft of a fruit machine at a pub in Glossop. At around 4.45pm on Monday, November 10, two men were disturbed attempting to remove the money drawer from a fruit machine in the Norfolk Arms Hotel on Norfolk Square, Glossop. The men had removed an empty cash drawer from the machine using what is believed to have been a standard key, however were disturbed by staff at the pub before they could remove the second cash drawer. No money was taken. The offenders then ran out of a side door or the pub on to Norfolk Street.
Offenders stole a black coloured Baotian moped from outside a property on Fauvel Road in Glossop by cutting through the security chain and padlock. The incident took place between 8.30pm and 10pm on Friday, October 31. Officers would like to speak to two youths who were seen to be near the moped at the time of the incident. They were both described as white, aged in their late teens and wearing dark clothing. Anyone with any information about the incident or the whereabouts of the moped is asked to contact PC Nigel Palmer on 101, quoting crime number 46211/14.
On Thursday, October 23 at approximately 7.45pm three men entered a house on Scotty Brook Crescent and demanded money. They assaulted a man with a knife and fled via a rear door and it is thought they may have run onto fields at the back of the property. The men were described as wearing dark clothing and all had their faces covered. Detective Sergeant Ed Mellor who is leading the investigation said: “We would like anyone to contact us that may have seen people running or acting suspiciously in the Whitfield area, Cross Cliff or the Shirebrook Park Estate between 7pm and 7.50pm.
Nigel Barrow and Phil Stock from the Glossop-based band Melandra raised £184.68 for Children In Need by busking around the pubs of Glossop on Friday 14th November. They would like to sincerely thank the staff and customers of The Globe, The Friendship, The Commercial and The Queens Arms for their warm welcomes and generous contributions.
Police are appealing for information after a woman was assaulted as she walked home after a night out in Glossop. The 24-year-old victim was walking along Simmondley Lane, in Glossop, when the attack took place. A man tried to grab the victim from behind but she freed herself and punched her attacker to the jaw before running off. The incident happened at about 1.45am on Sunday, November 9. The brief description of the offender is that he was about 5ft 11ins, wearing a dark hooded top and possibly a scarf covering part of his face. Police investigating the offence want to hear from anyone with information or who may know a man with an injured jaw. Witnesses or anyone who can help officers with their inquiries should call Derbyshire police on 101, quoting crime reference 47520/14.
Police in Glossop have been heading out on the beat as part of an operation to highlight the dangers of binge drinking. Officers have been teaming up with the High Peak Council Licensing Team to carry out voluntary breath tests to drinkers as they headed out to bars and clubs in Glossop Town Centre. The Glossop Safer Neighbourhood Team visited Norfolk Square on Friday, October 31 to help raise awareness and educate the public on safe and responsible drinking.
Two people have been arrested as part of a police crackdown on drugs activity in Gamesley. At around 10.15am on Wednesday, November 5, officers executed a search warrant at a property on Bradwell Terrace, Glossop. Suspected Class A drugs and a quantity of cash were discovered by police at the address. A 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being in possession of Class A drugs at the time of the incident. He was subsequently arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs and money laundering.
Glossop's would-be writers are invited to have a go at poetry by Derbyshire County Council for an innovative competition. Anyone aged 16 or over, who lives, works or studies in the county can enter the Derbyshire Poem a Month competition. Twelve poems will be chosen and published on the blog each month and each one will have a different theme. Poems can be on any subject and in any style or form. They can be serious, funny, reflective, descriptive or narrative.
A winner at the University of Derby-sponsored Derbyshire Sports Awards has been announced as a finalist at the UK Coaching Awards, supported by Gillette. Hadfield St Andrews Cricket Club’s Richard Ball was named Derby College Community Coach of the Year at the county ceremony last Thursday at The Roundhouse, Derby. Now the 48-year-old level 2 ECB coach is in the final 12 of the same category at national level after being nominated by Derbyshire Sport.
Richard will travel to Glasgow for the event next Wednesday (November 19) at the City Chambers, where he will rub shoulders with a host of other inspiring coaches from around Great Britain.
If you’re passionate about Padfield or treasure Tintwistle you’ll be interested in proposals to preserve the special characteristics that make these two locations unique. High Peak Borough Council is seeking residents’ views on possible extensions to the Padfield conservation area boundary to cover an area to the west of the village to include Hadfield Mills, associated water courses and mill workers cottages. It is also proposed to extend the Tintwistle conservation area boundary to the west and north to include the buildings around the junction of Church Street and Old Road.
The appeal which was due to be considered by the Planning Inspectorate over the refused permission for a Gypsy Traveller site near Glossop Golf Club has been withdrawn. The original application provoked a furious reaction in the town, despite some authorities claiming it had no chance of being approved. In the event the application was refused by Peak Park Planning, and the withdrawal of the appeal application means that the story can finally be put to bed.
Police officers in Glossop are appealing for information in relation to the damage of two vehicles in the area. Sometime between 10pm on Monday, October 27 and 8am on Tuesday, October 28 damage was caused to a black Audi A3 parked in Combs Terrace car park. The nearside window was smashed and two bricks were found on the seat but nothing was taken.
Between 12.10pm and 12.15pm on Tuesday, October 28 offenders caused damage to a light grey/blue Skoda Octavia parked in a car park on Chapel Street in Glossop. The offside door was damaged where an implement had been used to try and gain entry.
Police would like to speak to anyone who may have any information about the incidents. Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Parker at Glossop Police Station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police will be heading out on the beat to tackle community concerns as part of Gamesley Beat Sweep week. Officers from the Gamesley and St Johns Safer Neighbourhood Team will be working alongside partner agencies throughout the targeted action week, which is set to run between Monday, November 10 and Saturday, November 15. The policing team will be carrying out high-visibility patrols during the operation to target a number of community issues. This includes anti-social behaviour (ASB), traffic offences such as speeding and uninsured vehicles, along with identifying illegal drugs activity. The team will also be looking at issues around licensing, dog fouling and fly tipping.
Police are appealing for information after a poppy collection box was stolen from a Glossop store. Between 3pm and 5pm on Friday, October 31, offenders entered the Greggs store on High Street West, Glossop and stole the Royal British Legion poppy collection box from the counter. Officers are looking to trace a man who was seen in the store around the time of the incident. He is described as white, of skinny build, with short brown hair and 5ft 8 tall. He was seen wearing a black hoody with neon yellow/green ‘Gio Gio’ branding and matching black tracksuit bottoms.
On Thursday, October 23 at approximately 7.45pm three men entered a house on Scotty Brook Crescent and demanded money. They assaulted a man with a knife and fled via a rear door and it is thought they may have ran onto fields at the back of the property. The men were described as wearing dark clothing and all had their faces covered. Officers investigating would like anyone to contact them that may have seen people running or acting suspiciously in the Whitfield area, Cross Cliff or the Shirebrook Park Estate between 7pm and 7.50pm. Police would also like to appeal to residents in the area that have CCTV at their property to contact them. The man suffered cuts to his head and hands and is being treated at Stepping Hill Hospital.
Police are investigating a serious collision on the A628 Woodhead Pass. The two vehicle collision, involving a Vauxhall Tigra and a Skoda Superb, happened just after midnight today (Thursday October 23) near the junction with the A6024. The driver of the Vauxhall, a 31-year-old woman who is believed to live in the Nottingham area, is being treated for serious injuries in Manchester Royal Infirmary. Her family has been contacted. The Skoda driver, who is a 51-year-old man from the Chesterfield area, was taken to hospital in Barnsley. The extent of his injuries is not known at this time but they are not thought to be serious. The road was closed until 7.30am. Anyone who witnessed the collision, but has not yet contacted the police, should do so by ringing 101.
A Manchester paediatrician has warned of the dangers of lithium batteries after two children swallowed them and died, and another five children in Greater Manchester suffered life-changing injuries after ingesting them. Dr Kate Parkins, lead consultant for the region's Paediatric Intensive Care Transport Service, is calling for a national campaign to highlight the dangers. Lithium batteries are universally used to power toys, keys and smartphones and, according to Dr Perkins, "look like sweets" to children. But when swallowed they set up an electrical current which causes a build-up of sodium hydroxide (caustic soda). "That causes a burn through the oesophagus, the feeding tube, and that can then burn through into major blood vessels and that's why the bleeding is then pretty much impossible to control and stop."
Derbyshire County Council have proposed selling Talbot House and the Talbot Road school sites, and building a new school at the Newshaw Lane site. The plan has been welcomed by both the Conservative and Labour candidates for the 2015 Parliamentary election and by the governors of Glossopdale Community College. The school missed out on grants to improve infrastructure that were part of the massive increases in spending on schools under the Blair government, because the headmaster at the time, Bryan Lees, had been suspended over allegations that were unreported in the local press, but featured prominently in Private Eye magazine. He eventually retired on the grounds of ill health but by the time a new headmaster had been appointed the grant scheme had finished. For years there have been rumours that the Glossopdale campus would have to be demolished, but there was no official confirmation of this until today.
Nathan John Carrigg, aged 23 of Consett Road, St Helens, pleaded guilty to driving a Volvo without die care and attention at Woodhead and was fined £220 plus victim surcharge of £22 and costs of £35. His driving licence was endorsed with 7 points.
Frank Fuller, aged 30, of Ewart Drive, Hadfield, pleaded guilty to using threatening abusive or insulting words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour in Hadfield with intent to cause a female alarm or distress and causing harassment. Sentencing was deferred pending a report.
Miroslaw Haro aged 35 of Kinder, Hayfield, was found guilty in absenceof driving a Range Rover without valid insurance. He was fined £400 plus victim surcharge of £40 and costs of £85. His driving licence was endorsed with 6 points.
Paul John Taylor, aged 50, of Buxton Road, Stockport pleaded guilty to driving on Glossop Road Glossop without insurance and was fined £309 plus victim surcharge of £30 and costs of £35. His driving licence was endorsed with 6 points.
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