Walter Heywood died on Thursday 24 September in Oakford Manor Nursing Home at the age of 94. His funeral will take place at Dukinfield Crematorium on Wednesday 7th October at 10.30. Walter was originally from near Eccles and joined the army at the age of 19. He spent the Second World War on the frontline with Montgomery's Tactical Headquarters and remained in Germany at the HQ of British Army of the Rhine until 1946. After being demobbed he became an architect and raised his family in Glossop. His wife Doreen predeceased him and he is survived by his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Walter was passionate about music and literature and will be greatly missed by his many friends.
Motorists in Hadfield are being encouraged to boost their vehicle security following thefts in the town. Sometime overnight between 4.30pm on Wednesday, September 23 and 6.30am the following morning, offenders forced the side door of a Ford Transit van which was parked along Peter Street in Hadfield. A number of power tools, including three Bosch drills and a Makita electric drill were stolen from within. (CR/40995/15)
Saturday 26th September saw the arrival of parkrun to Glossop, and 157 runners completed the 5k route around Manor Park. The phenomenon of parkrun has been growing since the very first run took place nearly 11 years ago in London, and there are now over 430 parkruns in the UK, as well as events in Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, Poland Russia, South Africa and the USA.
A dozy Freightroute driver who tried to get his 40 Ton truck over Broadbottom Bridge (max 7.5T) was amazed to find his vehicle stuck on the bridge, causing Friday afternoon commuter misery. The road is currently closed while authorities sort the mess out.
Unedited press release from Derbyshire County Council
Closing Buxton Magistrates’ and County Court will lead to High Peak residents not having the same access to justice as residents in other parts of the country, according to a report agreed by councillors at Derbyshire County Council. The council’s Resources Improvement and Scrutiny Committee was asked to look at proposals by HM Courts and Tribunal Service to close the court in Buxton and move services to Chesterfield Court. The committee found that with no direct bus or train service to Chesterfield from the main towns in the High Peak journey times would be difficult and long. And the committee felt that the closure of the Courts in Buxton could lead to a significant number of witness statements being retracted if domestic violence victims are expected to travel to Chesterfield.
Police are appealing for information after shop takings were stolen from a Glossop charity shop. At around 12.15pm on Monday, September 7, a man entered the Age UK store on High Street West. As he looked around the man made his way into the rear office before being disturbed by a shop assistant and volunteer. As he left the premises, the shop assistants noticed that the charity shop takings and a purse containing cash and cards had been stolen. The man was described as white, around 6ft tall, with shaven dark hair. He was of slim build and wore a blue coloured jacket.
Police are appealing for information following theft from a supermarket in Glossop. At around 9.45am on Thursday, September 17, a man entered the Tesco Store on Wrens Nest Road in the town. He filled up a shopping trolley with various items before leaving without offering payment. The offender is described as white, 6ft tall, around 55-years-old, with a bald head. He wore glasses, a maroon coloured jumper and grey trousers. Officers investigating the incident are appealing for anyone with any information to contact them.
Police have arrested a man on suspicion of taking without consent after a motorbike was stolen in Glossop. Sometime between 10am and 10pm on Thursday, September 17, offenders stole a Rieju MRX motorbike from outside a property on Gladstone Street. On the same day, officers were driving along the A628 in Tintwistle when they noticed a similar looking bike. As the man was pulled over, police searched the vehicle and discovered a quantity of suspected Class B drugs. A 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of taking without consent and possession with intent to supply Class B drugs. He has since been bailed pending further inquiries.
The Glossop Fun Run (formerly named The Glossop Jog) has generated the fabulous sum of more than £220,000 for charities since it was born in 1978. Last year £6000 was raised for Reubens Retreat. This year three local organisations will be supported; Glossop Mountain Rescue, Willow Wood Hospice and Mummy’s Star, a relatively new charity based in Hadfield. To sign up see http://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/page.php?PgID=437109&ClubID=285
Luke Leslie Turner, aged 20, of Brosscroft, Hadfield, was sent to a young offender institution for 8 weeks after pleading guilty to using threatening or abusive behaviour and damaging a house. The court heard that the nature of the offence was that it was committed at night attending someones home in a group displaying threatening, violent behaviour towards a young girl who came out to remonstrate. The offences were committed whilst on bail and aggravated by a record of similar offences.
Jade Louise Salthouse, aged 32, of Rowarth Bank, Glossop, pleaded guilty to possession of a meat cleaver in a public place and was given a six month prison sentence suspended for 12 months. The court heard that the nature of the offence involved brandishing a weapon to cause fear in dangerous circumstances with children and members of the public present and observing.
Jordan Jay Stobbart, aged 18, of Gladstone Street Glossop has pleaded guilty to stealing a car in Glossop and driving it without a licence or insurance on 7th July 2015. He also pleaded guilty to possession of a knuckle duster on Victoria Street on 26th August 2015. The case, at Northern Derbyshire Magistrate's Court in Buxton was adjourned until 23rd September.
The parishioners of the largest non-cathedral Roman Catholic Church in the north of England are quietly getting excited about the prospect of their church remaining open. Under threat of closure for at least three years, St Mary Crowned RC Church in Glossop has been given the 'all clear' by a surveyor who says the building is structurally sound and most of the work required is internal. Parishioners, young and old are throwing themselves into fundraising activities to raise the money required to restore the Church to its former glory.
The architect, Matthew Ellison Hadfield (1812-1885), who designed Glossop Town Hall among hundreds of other buildings in Glossop and nationwide, is to be commemorated with a Blue Plaque on Sunday 6th September at Glossop Town Hall. The High Peak Mayor, Cllr Young, will unveil the plaque at 2pm outside the Town Hall on High Street West, following brief speeches from Glossop & District Heritage Trust's Chair Anthony Wright and Jonathan Partridge of Hadfield Cawkwell Davidson, Sheffield. M.E Hadfield was the founding partner of this Sheffield architects' practice which has sponsored the plaque. Afterwards, there will be refreshments and a M.E Hadfield exhibition at Bradbury Community House, Market Street.
Glossop Gladiators are a locally based basketball club for people with learning disabilities. We meet once a week and provide an extra opportunity for people with learning disabilities to participate in sport who live in Glossop and the surrounding areas. Since we started the club in April we have gone from strength to strength and we encourage people from the local community to come down and get involved. Whether you know someone with a learning disability or you want to come down and help out with the sessions then Gladiators would love to hear from you! We are also always looking for sponsorship and funding opportunities to help keep the weekly sessions run!
Police are appealing for witnesses to a head-on collision on the A628 Woodhead Pass near Tintwistle. The collision involved a Nissan Micra and a Range Rover, and happened at about 1.40pm on Thursday, August 27. The driver of the Micra suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene by paramedics. Police want to speak to any other motorists who may have witnessed the collision.
Leslie Luke Turner, aged 20, of Brosscroft, Hadfield, pleaded guilty to causing £900 of damage to a house in Gamesley and with intent to cause another harassment, alarm or distress, used threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour, thereby causing that person or another harassment, alarm or distress. Contrary to Section 4A(1) and (5) of the Public Order Act 1986. Sentencing was adjourned pending reports and Turner ordered not to enter Gamesley.
Jade Louise Salthouse, aged 31, of Rowarth Bank Glossop pleaded guilty to a charge of having a meat cleaver in public place without good reason or lawful authority contrary to section 139(1) and (6) of the Criminal Justice Act 1988. Sentencing was adjourned pending reports.
[Unedited press release from Pukka Pies, images ©http://www.billysplaice.co.uk/ ]
Billy Loizou and his happy friers at Billy’s Plaice are celebrating after scooping the award for the best fish and chip shop in the UK for the month of July by the nation’s favourite pie brand; Pukka Pies. The family-run business on Station Road in Hadfield, Glossop ‘battered’ the opposition locally to be crowned winner, after entering a monthly competition to search for the best fish and chip takeaways across the UK. Picking up the accolade has certainly given the family of friers a great reason to celebrate.
Does anyone want to win a night for two at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel for a £1? Hayden Larder is a champion fundraiser! Last time she raised money for Children in Need, she made £1,400 with a charity night instead of a birthday party. This time she has collected lots of brilliant prizes for a Grand Raffle in aid of Children in Need. She will be selling tickets from the Arcade entrance to Glossop market every Saturday from the 5th September till the end of October. Please see the prizes below and support this great cause.
The trains (Class 323 electric units) which have served the Glossop to Manchester route for the last 20 years are being moved to Birmingham and it is not clear what alternatives exist. The Friends of Glossop Station said they were "extremely concerned" about the move.
Raymond Stevenson aged 66 passed away on Tuesday 11th Aug. He will be buried on Thursday 27th Aug. Wear something Red. No ties! Going from his home, 38 Totley Avenue, Gamesley SK13 0BQ, at 11.45 am. The service will be at St Johns Church Charlesworth Glossop SK13 around 12.15. Then onto Southern Cemetery Manchester around 1.30 pm afterwards from around 2.30 pm at Glossop Cricket Club, North Road. Glossop SK13 7AS. Anyone who knew Ray is welcome to join us in his celebration of life. Contact a family member on FB or myself Charlotte (Ray's sister) for any further details
Police have released CCTV stills of a man they would like to speak to following the attempted theft from a store in Glossop. At around 1.30pm on Tuesday, August 11, a man entered the Iceland Store at Wrens Nest Retail Park in Glossop and went to pay for an item at the till. As he did so, he began to confuse the cashier by asking for notes to be changed, before leaning over and attempting to take cash from the till. The cashier managed to take the money back and the man left empty handed.
Could I point you towards a new Facebook group attempting to bring together all those who have had enough of 'building on Glossop's green spaces'. STOP BUILDING ON GLOSSOP'S GREEN SPACES.
There are many individual protests about specific plans but this is to try and bring groups together and organise a protest of some size. Hopefully, I believe, to be held in Norfolk Square on a busy weekend day to highlight the fact that Glossop's infrastructure cannot cope with all the extra building plans that keep getting submitted and passed. The roads are gridlocked, the schools full, the dentists/doctors full. Before these plans are accepted there needs to be major infrastructure changes so the town can cope with the increase in numbers.
Garry STAFFORD, aged 52, of Crossfield Grove, Marple Bridge, pleaded not guilty but was found guilty of driving at excess speed on the A57 Snake Pass road and obstructing a police constable in June 2015. He was fined £400, plus £620 costs and victim surcharge of £40 plus a criminal courts charge of £520. The court noted that a man in attendance refused to be identified and was ejected from the court when he started shouting.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man indecently exposed himself to two teenagers in Glossop. At around 1.30pm on Tuesday, August 11, two 16-year-old girls were walking through Glossop Town Centre when they noticed a man following them. As the girls approached John Street the man walked in front before exposing himself to them close to Pikes Lane. The offender is described as tanned or mixed race, around 5ft 10ins tall and aged in his late twenties to early thirties. He was bald, clean shaven with thick eyebrows. He wore a dark blue t-shirt with a white logo on the front and knee-length grey jogging bottoms.
A Glossop couple have been disqualified from acting as directors for six years for withdrawing funds from Window & Conservatory Options Ltd after they had been told the company was insolvent and could not afford to continue the level of payments to them. According to Cheryl Lambert, chief investigator at the Insolvency Service, Mark and Janet Styler "repeatedly ignored warnings from professional advisers and used company funds as their own". The company went into liquidation in September 2013. ""Taking action against Mr & Mrs Styler is a warning to directors of their responsibilities and requirements to act for the good of the company and its creditors."
Police investigating an assault in Glossop are appealing for witnesses to come forward. At around 1am on Sunday, August 9, a 56-year-old man was inside Hurricanes Nightclub in Glossop when he was punched in the face by another man, causing injury. The altercation continued outside onto Railway Street when groups from each side began arguing. A 48-year-old man was also assaulted and suffered cuts to the face. The offender was described as being around 20-years-old, with ginger hair and wearing a black short sleeved t-shirt with a slit in the middle. A 20-year-old man was arrested by officers at the time in connection with the incident and was later bailed pending further investigations.
Gary Charles Parker, aged 39, of Highfield Road, Glossop, pleaded guilty to driving in Whitfield on 24th July 2015 with 62 µl/100ml-1 of alcohol in his breath. He was banned from driving for 17 months, fined £300 and ordered to pay costs of £85 at Northern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court in Buxton yesterday.
Thomas Adamson, aged 25, of Wessington Bank, Gamesley, pleaded guilty to assault by beating of a female and causing criminal damage to a house, at Northern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court in Buxton yesterday. Sentencing was adjourned pending reports.
Ace Sanchez, aged 27 of Hayfield, pleaded guilty and was given a 10 week prison sentence suspended for 12 months for the assault by beating of a male. Sanchez also pleaded guilty to damaging a car. The court heard that the offence happened at night in New Mills town centre, that it involved kicking and punching the victim whilst on the ground and that Sanchez has previous convictions for violence. He was also ordered to pay £85 costs, victim surcharge of £80, compensation of £330 and participate in Resolve Offending behaviour programme for 26 days.
Officers investigating a burglary in Hadfield are appealing for witnesses to come forward. Sometime between midnight on Saturday, August 8 and 8.30am the following morning, thieves gained entry into a property on South Marlow Street in Hadfield after forcing open a ground floor window. Once inside, offenders carried out a search of the downstairs of the property before driving off in the victim’s black Mercedes E220 Sport.
Police in Glossop are teaming up to shelve shoplifters in the town’s high street. Over recent weeks, there has been a slight increase in shoplifting offences in the Glossop area and officers are joining forces to crack down on the issue. The targeted police operation will see plain clothes officers heading out into the town centre, along with carrying out regular high-visibility patrols to catch offenders and deter would-be shoplifters. The Glossop Town Centre Safer Neighbourhood Team will be working in partnership with local retailers and neighbouring forces, including Greater Manchester Police and the British Transport Police, to crack down on thieves and traveling criminals.
Two acclaimed High Peak musicians have collaborated on a brand new show all about surveillance. The new production from Glossop based singer-songwriters Steve Roberts and Matt Hill, is called '2084' and will receive its world première at Buxton Fringe Festival in July. The show is set in the year '2084' where our every thought, movement and word are under surveillance by the authorities. Twelve original songs explore themes like regret, betrayal, resistance and defiance. The live performances will be interspersed with snatches of a conversation as the audience 'eavesdrop' on a couple as they relax at home.
David Ian Jackson, aged 31, of Bamford Green, Gamesley received an 18 week prison sentence suspended for 2 years after pleading guilty to harassment of a female, and using or threatening unlawful violence. The court heard that Jackson committed the offences in a domestic setting, brandished a weapon, was drunk and had previous convictions. He was also ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work and pay victim surcharge of £80 and criminal courts charge of £180.
Nicola Pollard. aged 51, of Glossop Road, Charlesworth pleaded guilty to drink - driving in Charlesworth with 343µg/100ml-1 of alcohol in urine. She was given an interim disqualification from driving pending probation reports.
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Antony David Dinsdale, aged 31, of Grindleford, was fined £110 plus costs and victim surcharge, and disqualified from driving for 3 years after pleading guilty to driving on the A57 Snake Pass with 4.3µg/l-1 of Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in his blood.
This Saturday 1st Dinting Scouts will be holding a coffee morning at Bradbury House, Glossop from 10am. Lots of stalls with tombolas raffles cakes and books. Join us and help support this scout group that helps 120 young people from our town each week
Glossop travelled to Worsley to face a Roe Green side with only one win in their opening eight games, as they looked to build on the momentum gained from their impressive Lancashire KO win the previous weekend. With rain in the air a reduced game always looked to be on the cards, and the overs were eventually reduced to 29 with Glossop bowling first. The hosts raced to 28-0 inside 3 overs but wickets soon fell in clusters as the innings stuttered thanks to accurate spells from Stephen Hunt (3-25), Mark Usher (4-44) and Cameron Ball (2-12). With the help of a comical run out, the three pace men tore through the Roe Green line up reducing them to 96-10 inside 27 overs.
Police are appealing for information after would-be thieves attempted to gain entry into a garage in Hadfield. Sometime between 9am on Friday, June 5 and 8.30am the following morning, offenders gained entry into the garden of a property on Lambgates in Hadfield, Glossop.
Do you remember what music were you listening to in 1985? The records you bought? And where were you when it was Live Aid? On the eve of the legendary concert's 30th anniversary, Glossop Record Club celebrates 1985 with an evening of music on vinyl from that year, including records by the acts who played at Live Aid that summer.
Benjamin Carl Hayman, aged 31 , of Palm Court, Hadfield, pleaded guilty to driving a car on the A6 with 94µg/ 100ml-1 alcohol in his breath. He was disqualified from driving for 24 months, ordered to complete 60 hours of unpaid work and pay victim surcharge of £60, costs of £85 and criminal courts charge of £150.
Stephen Mark Farrar, aged 18, of Cross Cliffe, Glossop, pleaded guilty to driving a car on Derbyshire Level with 46µg/ 100ml-1 of alcohol in his breath. He was fined £110, ordered to pay victim surcharge of £22, costs of £85 and criminal courts charge of £150 and disqualified from driving for 12 months.
Tuesday 30 June 2015, 7.30pm, meet at Glossop Train Station
This walk is around the town centre and is looking particularly at the buildings designed by Matthew Ellison Hadfield (see below) . This walk should not last more than one hour and will be confined to the area of the town centre.
Both walks are entirely free - pass the message around please. We might pass the hat round.
Police investigating a burglary at a store in Glossop are appealing for information. At around 3.10am on Monday, May 25, offenders forced the external shutters and the main door of the Co-Operative Store on Pennine Road, Glossop. Once inside, the thieves forced open the cigarette kiosk and stole a large quantity of tobacco products from within. Four men were seen on CCTV close to the store, all wearing dark clothing, face coverings and gloves.
Kristopher Urech, aged 45, of Stoneglen Way, Mount Hope, Ontario, Canada pleaded guilty to driving a Mercedes in Glossop with 79ug/100ml-1 alcohol in his breath and was fined £225 plus victim surcharge of £25 and costs of £85. He was disqualified from driving for 20 months. Attendance at a drink driver course was not required because Urech is a Canadian national.
Maxime Cooke, aged 52, of Station Road Hadfield, pleaded guilty to using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour causing harassment, alarm or distress to a juvenile. She was put under electronic curfew for ten weeks and a restraining order imposed. She was also ordered to pay victim surcharge of £60 and costs of £85.
Max Lewis Buiskool, aged 25, of Fletcher Road, Stoke on Trent pleaded guilty to driving a delivery truck without due care and attention on Ellison Street in Glossop in September 2014. He was fined £37 plus victim surcharge of £20 and costs of £85 and his driving licence endorsed with 3 points.
Christopher Voisey, aged 62, of Hadfield Road, Hadfield pleaded guilty to driving a Renault in Glossop without insurance. He was fined £110 plus victim surcharge of £20 and costs of £85, and his driving licence endorsed with 6 points.
Fly tipping and the general misuse of recycling facilities at sites across the High Peak is costing tax payers money and undoing the good work of residents who take the time to separate their waste for recycling. In recent weeks mattresses, furniture and bags of rubbish have been dumped at sites and the inclusion of incorrect material in recycling bins has led to whole collections being sent for disposal rather than recycling. High Peak Borough Council’s Street Scene team is visiting some sites every day to clear up the unwanted materials that are thoughtlessly discarded.
The A57 Snake Pass will be closed from Monday 1 June until Sunday 14 June so that major repairs can be made to the retaining wall in four different places. There will be no through route from Glossop to Sheffield for any vehicle while the work is taking place. The road will be closed from the junction of the A57 with the A6013 Ashopton Road to its junction with Hurst Road in Glossop. A signed diversion route will be in place, which is A6013 – A6187 – B6049 – A623 – A6 – A615 – A624 – A57 (to point of closure) and vice versa. People wanting to visit the Snake Pass Inn will be able to drive to the pub from the Bamford side.
Traffic on the A57 in Dinting Vale, near Glossop will be affected at the end of June by the demolition of an old mill. To allow the work to take place safely there will be traffic lights at the junction of the A57 with Shaw Lane from 7pm on Friday 26 June over the weekend, and possibly the following weekend. Traffic along the A57 is likely to be delayed.
Matthew Ellison Hadfield made his name nationally as a designer of Catholic churches and cathedrals, and the architects’ firm he founded in Sheffield is still thriving after 180 years. What he did for the look of his home town, though, is much less well-known. Born at Lees Hall, Simmondley in 1812, he was the grandson of the Duke of Norfolk’s Glossop agent Matthew Ellison, and the Duke employed him to design All Saints’ Catholic Church in Old Glossop and then many of the buildings in the new Howardtown – what became modern Glossop.
Stephanie Doodson, aged 26, of High Street West, Glossop, pleaded guilty to making a false statement to the Department of Work & Pensions and dishonestly failing to notify the Department of Work & Pensions and High Peak Borough Council of a change in circumstances affecting entitlement to Income Support, Jobseekers Allowance, council tax benefit and and housing benefit. She was given a 16 week prison sentence suspended for 12 months, ordered to carry out 160 hours of unpaid work and pay victim surcharge of £85 and costs of £85.
Clifton McGowan, aged 25, of Glamorgan Place, Oldham pleaded guilty to stealing rings and a jewellers eyeglass to the value of £3685 from Carl Cristopher Jewellers in Glossop and was sent to prison for 26 weeks. The court was told it was a pre-meditated offence involving high value jewellery, that the defendant had a record for dishonesty offences and the current offence constituted a pattern of similar offending. He was also ordered to pay victim surcharge of £85.
Glossop North End took the town to Wembley for the second time this century on Saturday. Although victory eluded them, the team has had an extraordinary season and made Glossop proud. The game went to extra time and Glossop were reduced to ten men after Dave Young was ordered off the pitch on doctor's orders after a knock on the head. North Shields scored a second goal shortly before many of their team succumbed to mystery cramps and spent the remainder of extra time wriggling about on the ground.
Conservative candidates Jamie Douglas and Paul Hardy won the Old Glossop seats on High Peak Borough Council, displacing long standing councillor Chris Webster and Labour's Gary Parvin. Overall, Conservatives have gained majority control of HPBC. Full results below.
Labour have held seats in Hadfield, Padfield, Tintwistle, Howard Town and Gamesley, and the Conservatives have held Dinting, St Johns and Simmondley. The Conservatives gained seats in Old Glossop and Hayfield and have overall control of High Peak Borough Council. Full results expected to be announced soon.
Voter turnout across Glossop wards was much higher yesterday than in 2010, according to figures released by High Peak Borough Council. Results of Borough Council elections are due early this evening.
The Conservative candidate Andrew Bingham, has won the High Peak parliamentary election, increasing his share of the vote from 41% in 2010 to 45% yesterday. The results are
Police have arrested five people on suspicion of drugs offences following two warrants in Glossop. At around 8am on Friday, April 24, officers executed a warrant at a property on Hague Street in Glossop. Once inside, a rucksack containing a suspected Class B Drug was discovered outside a window at the rear of the property, along with drugs paraphernalia and mobile phones. It is believed that the electricity meter at the property had also been bypassed.
It's election day in Glossop, with results expected for the High Peak constituency early tomorrow and High Peak Borough Council some time tomorrow evening. Polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm. Click here for all our election coverage.
A Glossop policeman admitted two breaches of the code of conduct at a Derbyshire Police misconduct meeting on 1st May 2015 and was given a final written warning, the highest sanction that can be imposed on officers who breach standards without committing criminal offences. An investigation by Derbyshire Constabulary's Professional Standards Department found that the policeman lied to his superior officers about action he took after a complaint of hate crime on the Glossopdale Facebook group, and failed to properly investigate or the record the incident.
High Peak Borough Council have closed part of Milltown and urged Wood's Mill owners, Glossop Land Limited, to undertake urgent repairs to the building, which the company hopes to demolish and replace with housing and retail. However Mick Ryan, Managing Director of Glossop Land, described HPBC's claim that his company had been approached by the council to carry out urgent works as "entirely misleading and not true"
Full press release and statement below.
When Frederick James Carrington D.C.M. died in 1946 he was buried in the family grave in Glossop cemetery that had been bought by his wife’s step father Charles Carter in 1916. The grave has been unmarked until this week when a fitting memorial was erected by his grandchildren following a family research project by grandson John Carr.
We asked High Peak's Parliamentary candidates:
1. Bedroom tax - is it fair on poorer people?
2. Death penalty - would you vote for it under any circumstances?
3. House of Lords - Would you ever become a member of it? Does it need reforming?
Ian Bennett's "I'm addicted to barmaids" won the Glossop Film Award ("Gloscars") at the Glossop People's Festival Short Film Night, hosted at The Globe, 18 Oct 2012. Ian's film, produced by Rae Leeson, shot at The Star and featuring Karen Winterbottom, was voted best of the showcase of short films from local semi-professional and amateur filmmakers.
We asked local candidates in the upcoming High Peak Borough Council election:
1. The town hall clock. Can you fix it? If so, when?
2. What would you do to reduce dog fouling and littering in the area?
3. If elected, what mode of transport would you use to get to council meetings?
We asked these questions on 28th April 2015
We asked local candidates in the upcoming High Peak Borough Council election:
1. How long have you lived in your ward and what single issue could you make most impact on if you were elected?
2. Do you have a full time job and if so how could you cope with your responsibilities as a councillor?
3. Would you pledge to tell the electorate how you vote in councils meetings?
4. Have you ever been a member of any political parties other than the one you are representing now? If you have swapped/left a party can you tell us why?
We asked the questions on 21st April 2015. Read the answers we have received below.
We asked candidates standing in the High Peak Parliamentary election if they would be comfortable with their party's candidates in the borough council election* openly supporting the doctrine expressed in this picture, and/or recruiting people to subscribe to this: https://www.change.org/p/uk-government-ban-the-koran Read their answers below
Police have been teaming up with youngsters from Charlesworth School to target speeding motorists in the area.
PCSO’s Anne Gribbon and Jack Barlow from the Gamesley and Glossop Safer Neighbourhood Team visited the school on Friday, April 24 to carry out speed checks in a bid to remind drivers of the importance of safe and considerate driving. The officers were joined by Key Stage 2 pupils, ageing from 7 to 11-years-old, during the afternoon to carry out checks along Glossop Road and Long Lane in Charlesworth following reports of speeding vehicles close to the school.
According to the figures published by the Office of National Statistics conceptions have fallen by 53.4% in the county since 1998 to 19.4 per 1,000 female population aged 15 to 17, resulting in 270 conceptions in 2013. According to a Derbyshire County Council press release, this is evidence that "the rate of teenage pregnancies in Derbyshire has dropped by more than half since 1998 and is now significantly lower than in England and the East Midlands". We asked DCC if it was the case that nobody under the age of 15 had conceived in Derbyshire during the time period.
1. If your party were to be part of a coalition government after the election, which party would you prefer to be working with and are there any you would refuse to work with?
2. Climate change. Is it something we should be trying to tackle?
3. Under changes brought in by the last government, UK citizens cannot live in the UK with a non EU spouse unless they can satisfy a financial requirement that is higher than the median wage. Is this fair?
4. Do you have any moral concerns about the UK's relationship with Saudi Arabia?
(We asked these questions on 24th April 2015)
The Glossop Gazette has applied to be regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation. If the application is approved we will be the only local newspaper in Glossop, online or in print, regulated by IPSO*. The IPSO is the new independent regulator for the newspaper and magazine industry in the UK. According to their website they "uphold the highest standards of journalism by monitoring and maintaining the standards set out in the Editors' Code of Practice, and provide support and redress for individuals seeking to complain about breaches of the Code". The IPSO replaced the Press Complaints Commission in September 2014.
Police are once again warning people about the dangers of taking ‘legal highs’ after the discovery of a substance in Derby that is connected to deaths in Europe. On March 26 police were called to an incident in the city centre where a substance was seized. The person in possession of it claimed it was the legal high ‘Black Mamba’. Following tests the substance was actually found to be MDMB-CHMICA, which is reported to be involved in the deaths of two people and the hospitalisation of three other people in Germany between September, 2014 and January 2015.
Police are appealing for witnesses to a daytime robbery in which a man was pushed to the floor and forced to hand over his wallet. The 27-year-old victim was walking along a footpath leading from the A57 at Dinting to the Dinting train station. Three men approached him and, as he passed, one of them punched him to the side of the head. He fell to the floor and was then told to hand over any valuables. He gave the men his wallet and they walked off towards Dinting Lane Industrial Estate. The robbery happened between 8am and 8.30am on Tuesday, April 21. Witnesses or anyone with information should call Derbyshire police on 101, quoting crime reference 17250/15.
Projects designed to help reduce crime and disorder in Derbyshire are being invited to apply for a slice of his annual funding scheme from Monday (27 April 2015). The Police and Crime Commissioner has a total of £250,000 to give away from his Crime Prevention Fund. The awards will be made to successful applicants who will work with the commissioner to deliver priorities at a local level. Public sector, community groups and third sector organisations can apply for either a Small Grant of up to £5,000 or a Large Grant of between £5,000 and £25,000 to assist with projects running for a maximum of 12 months from 1 September.
A male motorcyclist was airlifted to intensive care at the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield after an accident on the A57 Snake Pass near Ladybower around 5.30pm yesterday (27th April 2015). His condition is not known. A fire caused by the crash was extinguished by Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service.
An explosion and fire at Corpak on Dinting Lane Industrial Estate around 2.30 yesterday afternoon caused major damage to the building and resulted in Dinting School being evacuated. Six fire engines were in attendance and the area was cordoned off by police. The blaze left a huge plume of smoke over the town, but there are no reports of any casualties. The cause is unknown and a full investigation will be carried out. Image courtesy of Al Shaw.
There's still time to have a say about services for young carers as part of two consultations being run by Derbyshire County Council.
The authority wants to hear from young carers, up to the age of 18, to see:
• what their life is like in Derbyshire
• what the needs are for those people who are looked after by young carers
• what would improve young carers’ lives
• how young carers and their parents would like support services to be offered in the future
A new law introduced in April means young carers must be offered an assessment of their needs as well as an assessment being carried out on the people they care for.
Members of the public can learn more about proposals to reduce the visual impact of power lines in the Peak District National Park at two drop-in events. Three sections of overhead transmission lines in the national park have been shortlisted for further study by National Grid as part of a £500m project funded by Ofgem. Two pass through the Londendale Valley and the third is close to the village of Dunford Bridge. The first public drop-in event is Tintwistle at the Parish Room, Christ Church, Church Street, SK13 1JR, on Wednesday 29 April (2pm to 8pm) and will look at the engineering options which could be used to reduce the impact of the power lines.
Being a HPBC councillor is not a well paid occupation, and members' expenses for 2013/2014 do not make very interesting reading. Councillors are paid in accordance with regulation 15 of the Local Authorities (Members' Allowances)(England) Regulations 2003, which provides them with a basic allowance, a special responsibility allowance (depending on the role they hold on the council), mileage allowance, other allowances (including child care, travel and subsistence) and broadband. For simplicity, figures given below are rounded to the nearest £.
A second-hand car dealer has been fined a total of £1,560 and ordered to pay £680 compensation after selling a vehicle in an unroadworthy condition that could have caused danger of injury. The result followed a successful prosecution by Derbyshire County Council trading standards team at Buxton Magistrates’ Court today (Tuesday 21 April). The court heard that Michael Allen (59), of Marple Road, Charlesworth, admitted selling a Citroen Saxo in an unroadworthy condition on 10 May 2014. He did not attend court but was represented by his solicitor who entered a guilty plea on his behalf.
Police in Derbyshire have issued reassurance to pet owners that Facebook rumours are untrue. The rumours that are circulating on social media suggest that pets are being stolen after chalk or paint marks have been seen outside houses. Police want to stress that there have been no reports of thefts linked to these marks and no increase in the theft of dogs. So far this year there have only been two recorded incidents of dog theft from properties.
Officers in the High Peak have seen a reduction in crime in the areas of Buxton North (which includes the areas of Glossop Town Centre, Hadfield and Tintwistle, Gamesley and St Johns, and New Mills and Hayfield), following an overall fall in crime across Derbyshire. The end-of-year figures for the force, show that crime fell by 1.5 per cent compared to 2013/14, dropping from 52,479 to 51,687. This means there were 792 fewer victims of crime. Following the countywide figures, the statistics for the Buxton North area shows how crime across the section has been reduced by 14.3% over the last year.
With less than three weeks before the general election our second set of questions for candidates are:
1. [redundant question - withdrawn]
2. In retrospect, was it a bad idea to privatise the UK's railways, water, gas and electricity industries? Would you support moves to renationalise any of them?
3. If you were elected to Parliament, how often would you hold surgeries in Glossopdale?
(We asked these questions on 8th April 2015)
In a highly unusual and controversial move, people under the age of 18 found themselves refused entry to Glossop's Co-op supermarket yesterday, or told, in uncertain terms, to leave the premises.
Frack Free Greater Manchester have been asking candidates to sign the Frack Free Promise, promoted by Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth, which states "If my constituency is at risk of fracking, I will oppose it. If my constituency is not at risk, I will oppose fracking nationwide." Read how candidates reacted below.
On Friday, March 20 at 6.15am a man was seen to be rummaging through bins at Howard Town Mill near to Marks and Spencer. A lorry driver asked the man to stop, he then became abusive towards the driver and an altercation took place. The man kicked the driver and made threats to set the lorry on fire. Officers investigating are appealing to anyone that was in the area at time, particularly someone that was walking their dog past the Smithy Fold Weatherspoon’s pub, across the car park towards the PICO lounge.
Officers from the Glossop Safer Neighbourhood Team are appealing for information after damage was caused to a vehicle in the area. Sometime between 10am on Sunday, April 5 and 1.30pm on Monday, April 6, damage was caused to the bonnet of a black coloured Vauxhall Astra. It is believed that an object was thrown at the vehicle as it was parked in a residential car park along Utility Walk, Glossop, causing a dent to the bodywork. Anyone with any information about the damage, or who may have seen someone anyone acting suspiciously around the car park, is asked to contact PCSO Ann Morris on 101, quoting crime number 14092/15.
The statements of persons nominated for the High Peak Borough Council election on 9th May 2015 has been published. In total 54 people are contesting 16 seats on the council. All councillors elected in 2011 are standing for re-election with the exception of Colin Waude (Howard Town), Victoria Mann (Hadfield North), David Mellor (Hayfield) and Ellie Wilcox (Padfield). The full list of candidates is below
Glossop North End stormed to the top of the North West Counties League Premier Division with a 4-0 victory over St Helens Town last night. The team themselves paid for the first fifty spectators through the gate, and the gesture was followed by a rush of pledges that allowed at least 500 through the gate free of charge. A full list of contributors van be found here. Total attendance was clocked at 592. An own goal in the 21st minutes was followed by goals from Sam Freakes (22 minutes), Dave Young (32 minutes) and Sam Hind (81 minutes). The team have won 29 of their 33 league games this season, and lost only two.
Five candidates will stand for election as Member of Parliament for the High Peak on May 7th 2015
Andrew Russell Bingham (Conservative)
Caitlin Janette Bisknell (Labour)
Charlotte Nancy Farrell (Green)
Ian Guiver (UKIP).
Stephen David Worrall (Liberal Democrat)
Police are appealing for information following a believed hit and run in Glossop town centre. On Thursday 19th March, at about 6.50pm, a white long wheel base van is thought to have made contact with a 38-year-old man who was crossing the junction of Sunlaw Street. The van turned left onto Sunlaw Street from High Street West, Glossop. The collision caused the pedestrian to fall to the ground and he was later treated in hospital . The vehicle continued on up Sunlaw Street. Police are asking the driver of the van to come forward.
Police in Glossop have been teaming up with teens from Stockport College to film scenes for the upcoming ‘Betrayal’ project. The feature film will be shown at secondary schools in the area to raise awareness of the dangers around ‘sexting’, following collaboration between students, police and Len Howarth, an ex-senior magistrate.
Police are appealing for information after a man robbed by two men and told to hand over his belongings. The 22-year-old victim was walking along Eyam Mews, in Glossop, at about 3.30am on Monday, April 6 when he was stopped by the offenders near to a row of garages. One of the robbers was holding a knife and told the victim to remove any valuables from his pockets and place them on the floor. The offenders told the victim to run off after he had handed over a Nokia mobile phone. He later called police.
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. Our first set of questions for candidates are:
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?
Police are appealing for witnesses after thieves took a Land Rover from a pub car park near Glossop. The Land Rover Discovery was parked at the Grouse Inn, on the A624 near Chunal, when it was taken between 7.30am and 2.30pm on Tuesday, March 31. The Discovery was black and had a registration beginning with PE03. Officers investigating the theft want to hear from anyone who saw it being driven away from the pub between those times.
Residents living in Hadfield and Padfield are being encouraged to boost their home security following a number of incidents in the area.
Over recent weeks, police have received reports of break-ins at properties in the High Peak and are asking residents to be on the look-out for suspicious activity. Two wedding rings and an Armani men’s wrist watch were amongst items stolen after thieves entered a property on Post Street in Padfield. The incident took place between 1.15pm and 7.10pm on Tuesday, March 24. (CR/12261/15) Over the last week, offenders also gained entry to a property on Sutton Way in Hadfield, however nothing was stolen.
Parents with small children are being urged by Derbyshire County Council to be aware of the dangers of liquid laundry detergent capsules. The capsules contain concentrated detergent in small, squeezable and often colourful packets which can make them attractive to children. On average one child a day in the UK needs emergency medical treatment after mistaking them for sweets and over the last five years there have been 2,170 incidents with nearly all victims under the age of five. If swallowed the detergent can cause vomiting, coughing, respiratory problems, nausea and drowsiness.
Looking back, it seems as if the social structure of the town fifty years ago was fairly clear-cut. At the very peak of the social hierarchy, in a category by themselves, were the members of the Howard family, the only people in the town who would be ranked as aristocratic in the wider society of the county or the nation. Beneath the Howards were the industrialists who comprised the town's upper class. They were wealthy men, some of them wealthier than the Howards and some even millionaires, who had either grown up in Glossop or moved into it at an early age, and who owed both their fortunes and their social status to their success in developing the town's industries.