Gold chain yanked from walker in Tintwistle

A walker had a gold chain yanked from his neck while he was walking along a path in Tintwistle. The victim was walking along a path around Bottoms Reservoir on Bank Holiday Monday when he was approached from behind.
His assailant grabbed the thick gold chain from his neck and yanked it off, before running off in the direction he had come from. The robber was white, of skinny build, with brown hair, and was wearing yellow shorts and a plain white t-shirt. The offence happened at about 4.30pm. Police want to hear from anyone who was walking along the path around Bottoms Reservoir around that time, who might have seen the victim or offender.

Murder enquiry after body found at Woodhead

Police are appealing for information after the body of a man was found in a remote area of North West Derbyshire. The body of the 34-year-old man from Rotherham was found on the moors off the A628 at Woodhead Tunnels at 11am on Monday, August 22. A post mortem examination of the body was carried out by a Home Office pathologist yesterday.  Officers are now treating his death as suspicious and have launched a murder enquiry. Detective Chief Inspector Mick Cooper, who is leading the investigation, said: “I’d like to hear from anyone who saw a vehicle, or anyone acting suspiciously, on the slip road off the A628 or the car park near Woodhead Tunnels at any time between 7am on Saturday August 20 and 11am on Monday August 22.”

Men arrested and bailed over Glossop robbery

Four men have been arrested in connection with a robbery in Glossop. The men, aged 24, 26, 38, and 56 are from the Hyde and Tameside areas and have all been questioned and released on bail while inquires continue. Two masked men stole a large amount of cash after forcing their way into the currency exchange at a Co-operative Travel, in High Street West, at around 1.20pm on Friday, July 29. The offenders were wearing balaclavas and dark clothing. It is thought they fled from the scene in a silver Mercedes Benz.

Men in balaclavas rob Co-Op Travel

Around 1.20pm today two men in Balaclavas forced their way into the currency exchange at Glossop Co-Operative Travel on High Street West, stole cash and escaped in a silver Mercedes car. Police are appealing for witness to the crime or anybody who saw the car or suspicious behaviour. Reports that the robbers were armed with machetes and escaped via North Road have not been confirmed. Anybody with information should contact DS Ed Mellor on 101, quoting incident 342 of July 29th.

Police release CCTV after Glossop house is burgled

Police have released CCTV stills of a man they would like to trace after a house was burgled in Glossop. Overnight between 11pm on Monday, June 6 and 9.30am the following morning, thieves gained entry to a property on Hurstbrook Close through the rear door. Once inside, they carried out a search before making off with items including a North Face rucksack, an Apple MacBook, and a purse containing cash. A Wenger Swiss cabin case was also stolen. Officers investigating the burglary have now released CCTV stills of a man they would like to trace in connection with the incident. It is believed that he may live in the Stockport area.

Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the Chernobyl Disaster in Glossop


Thirty years on from the Chernobyl Disaster the children of the affected region continue to suffer from the long term effects of the radiation. For more than twenty years Chernobyl Children's Project, a National Charity based in Glossop, has been bringing children in remission from cancer for holidays which boost their immune systems. As the Glossop group make plans for the young children and their mums who will come to stay this July, they are also commemorating this significant anniversary of the disaster.

Blodgers target Hadfield vehicles

Motorists in Hadfield are being encouraged to lock it or lose it following thefts from vehicles in the town. Last weekend, police received reports of four vehicles in Hadfield being broken into and items such as clothing and electrical items being stolen. Overnight between 10.30pm on Saturday, March 12 and 9am the following morning, thieves targeted a grey Renault Kangoo that was parked on the driveway of a property along North Brook Road in Hadfield.

Concern over missing Whitfield man

Derbyshire police are growing increasingly concerned as to the whereabouts of 61-year-old David Turner. Mr Turner was last seen on Monday, February 29 at his address on Whitfield Avenue in Glossop. He is described as white, 5ft 4ins tall with grey short hair and he usually has a moustache. Mr Turner has links to Derby and London. Anyone that knows of his whereabouts or who sees him is asked to contact Derbyshire police on 101.

Security reminder for Glossop residents following more burglaries

Police in Glossop are appealing for information and offering advice following burglaries in the town. At around 1.50am on Tuesday, March 8, offenders smashed the patio doors of a property along Kingfisher Way in Glossop and activated the house alarm. As the alarm sounded, the homeowner came downstairs to see two men running out of the smashed patio doors and over the garden fence. The thieves had smashed the patio doors and carried out an untidy search before taking the homeowner’s car keys. Then then fled and drove off in the victim’s grey Audi S3.
The men were described as wearing dark clothing with the hoods up and possibly spoke in a Manchester accent.

New Mills PCSO takes on new challenge in Glossop

A police community support officer who has spent more than ten years policing the communities of New Mills and Hayfield is set to take on a new challenge. PCSO Will Brockett has spent 11 years of his policing career with the New Mills and Hayfield Safer Neighbourhood Team and has spent his time building relationships with the local community to help tackle issues that matter to them the most. Earlier this week, PCSO Brockett finished his last shift with the New Mills and Hayfield team and is soon to take on a new challenge as he takes to the beat in Glossop Town Centre.

Bingham backs glexit

Yesterday High Peak MP Andrew Bingham announced that he will be backing the campaign for Glossop (and the rest of the UK) to exit the EU. In a statement on his website Mr Bingham said that the Prime Minister's deal with the EU wasn't enough and that "despite his best efforts, I have come to the conclusion that I believe our country would be freer, fairer and better off outside the EU. I will therefore be voting for Britain to leave the EU".

Police appeal after another Glossop burglary

Police are appealing for witnesses after a house was burgled in Glossop. On Monday, February 8 between 11.35am and 2.15pm a house on Turnlee Close was broken into. Patio doors were smashed and an amount of jewellery was stolen along with a ladies Berghaus coat and a laptop. Anyone that has any information or saw any suspicious vehicles in the area at the time is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Ed Mellor on 101 quoting crime number 5895/16 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police appeal after another Glossop vehicle damaged by vandals

Officers from the Glossop Safer Neighbourhood Team are appealing for information after damage was caused to a vehicle in the town. Police were contacted by a resident last week after damage was caused to the paintwork of their red Honda Civic. It is believed that vandals used a sharp instrument to scratch along the car as it was parked at Moorside View on Station Street, Glossop. The same vehicle has also been targeted in recent months which saw two rear tyres being punctured and a metal bollard at the car park being damaged.

RSPB offers £1000 reward over Glossop bird of prey killings

Derbyshire Police and the RSPB are appealing for information following the illegal killing of two birds of prey near to Glossop. A £1000 reward has been offered by the RSPB for information leading to a conviction.
On September 09, 2015, a dead osprey was found to the west of Derbyshire Level. A post mortem on the bird revealed that both its legs had been recently broken, injuries which were consistent with it being caught in a spring trap prior to its death. Ospreys are rare visitors to the Peak District and this one would have been on migration to West Africa.

Storm Jonas blows trucks off Woodhead

The A628 Woodhead Pass has been closed in both directions to all traffic due to strong winds between the A616 (Flouch roundabout, Langsett) and A57 at Hollingworth. Earlier on Tuesday at least three trunks were blown over.

More ways for DCC to slash a third of its budget

Unedited press release from Derbyshire County Council
Latest proposals to reduce services have been outlined by Derbyshire County Council as it prepares to enter the seventh year of Government austerity cuts to local council budgets.
Cabinet members will meet next Tuesday (26 January) to propose how the council might make cuts of almost £70m over the next two years including:
• Carrying out a review of children’s centres which could result in the closure of up to 32
• Reducing funding for community transport services from July 2016 and using the council’s reserves for Dial-a-Bus and Active Travel in the short term while proposals for a new ‘demand responsive’ transport service are consulted on and considered
• Cutting the money available for home to school transport for pupils over 16 with learning difficulties or disabilities, under-fives and some eight to 11 year olds

Police appeal over Tintwistle chicken thefts

Police in Tintwistle are appealing for information following the attempted theft of chickens in the village. Would-be thieves used tools to try and force the door of a wooden chicken coop at an allotment site on New Road. No entry was gained but damage was caused. The incident took place sometime overnight between 6.30pm on Monday, December 28 and 6.30am the following morning. Similar thefts have taken place at the allotments over recent months with ten chickens being stolen from the site.

Witness appeal after attempted daylight burglary in Glossop

Police are appealing for witnesses after a would-be burglar walked into a house in Glossop before fleeing when he was disturbed. The offender went into the property, in Castleton Green, at about 3.15pm on Tuesday, January 12, but was disturbed shortly after and ran off. He was described as 6ft 3ins, of skinny build, and was wearing a dark coloured hoodie with the hood pulled up. Police investigating the incident want to hear from anyone who saw a man matching that description hanging around the area around that time. They also want to know if anyone in the surrounding area has CCTV that might have captured the suspect.

Witnesses sought to Whitfield "large sword" incident

Officers are appealing for witnesses to an incident in Glossop on New Year’s Day. At about 9.40am a man allegedly threatened another on Ebenezer Street in the town, while armed with a large sword. The threatened man walked off towards Freetown and has not been traced.  Police would like him to contact them. They are also trying to trace several people who were in the area at the time.  Two men, thought to be in their early 60s, are likely to have seen something as they were on the street.  Eight other men and women spoke to the suspect to encourage him to go inside.  Officers are urging them to come forward. A 35-year-old man was arrested and questioned in connection with the incident and later released on police bail.

Witness appeal after Glossop pub burglary

Police are appealing for witnesses following a burglary at a Glossop pub in which cash was stolen. A masked man broke into the living quarters above the Last Orders pub in Victoria Street at about 10pm on Monday, December 28. The man fled from the rear pub building along with other suspects who were waiting outside.They ran across gardens in the direction of Union Street and Gladstone Street. A vehicle was seen to exit Gladstone Street onto Victoria Street moments later at speed.

Body of a man found during a search for Alan Haughton

The body of a man, believed to be Alan Haughton, who is missing from his home in Hadfield has been found. Mr Haughton (55) was reported missing by his family on Sunday December 13.  A body was found in the River Etherow yesterday, Sunday December 20, during a search of the area. Although a formal identification hasn’t yet been made Mr Haughton’s family is aware. Police would like to thank everyone who has assisted in the search for Mr Haughton.

Kirsty runs for St Ann's Hospice

Dealing with an emergency is all part of a normal day's work for Glossop advanced paramedic Kirsty Smith. But she admits she will be out of her comfort zone when she tackles the  Morrisons Great Manchester Run on Sunday, May 22, next year.  Kirsty was one of the first to sign up for the St Ann's Hospice team for the 10k run, having been touched by the charity through her work with the North West Ambulance Service.

Concern over missing Hadfield man

Police are concerned for the safety of Alan Haughton who has been missing from his home in Hadfield since Saturday December 12. Mr Haughton (55) is five feet seven inches tall and has short grey hair.  He is thought to be wearing a red fleece and blue jeans. His disappearance is out of character and his family is worried about him. Officers are appealing to Mr Haughton, or anyone who has seen him, to contact them on 101.

Even more tool thefts in Hadfield and Glossop

Van drivers in Hadfield are being urged to protect their vehicles from thieves following high value tool thefts in the town. Overnight between 10pm on Wednesday, November 25 and 7am today (Thursday, November 26) thieves forced entry to a number of vans in the Hadfield area and made off with large quantities of tools. Offenders forced the rear doors of a Peugeot Boxer that was parked along Carriage Drive in Hadfield and made off with a number of power tools. Two Bosch electric drills and a Makita hammer drill were stolen after thieves gained entry to another Peugeot Boxer van that was parked along Pikes Lane.
Other incidents took place along Hadfield Road in Hadfield.

QCC warns of staff shortage at Shire Hill

The Quality Care Commission has warned of understaffing at Glossop's last remaining hospital, resulting in patients not receiving appropriate care and records being improperly logged. Staff at the 36 bed Shire Hill Intermediate Care Unit in Old Glossop told inspectors that on occasions there was a single nurse on duty for both units, and that they were very often short staffed and found it difficult to carry out all their duties on the staffing ratios provided at night time. In particular, they found it difficult to undertake routine tasks such as checks of controlled drugs and equipment checks. They also advised that at times they were unable to take a break during a 12 hour shift as it would leave the units with no registered nursing staff.

Glossop Elf runs 500K for Marie Curie

A Marie Curie* supporter is undertaking a gruelling fundraising challenge in which he will run 10K a day dressed as Buddy the Elf. Pete Nicholson, 30, a web developer from Glossop, will be running from 18 November to 18 December, a total of over 500k (311 miles). Pete hopes to raise £1000 which will help Marie Curie provide care and support for more people living with terminal illness and their families. “I’ve never really done any fundraising as a solo effort and so I felt that it was about time I did something about it. Marie Curie is not only close to my heart, but also to several friends and family members – it’s a pleasure to contribute to such a great cause.” Donate to Pete's appeal here.

Glossop business relocates to Stockport

Local business Glossop Cartons is leaving its premises at Platt Street, Padfield, and relocating to Stockport. Established in 1982, the firm is one of the UK's leading manufacturers of carton board packaging products and has become a "thriving industry leader holding a strong customer base of leading household names". In a statement the company said they will "enjoy improved transport links and benefit from much larger premises with a superior layout" in Stockport. They said that "all employees of Glossop Cartons will be relocating if agreeable and remain with the company".

Glossop poppy appeal raises £19k

The 2015 Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal in Glossopdale raised £19,000. Over 70 local people, businesses, scouts, guides and cadets helped raised the sum. Every penny given to the Poppy Appeal helps to support Service people, veterans and their families.  If you missed the appeal you can donate here.

More tool thefts in Glossop

Tradespeople in Glossop are being urged to get their security into gear after tools were stolen from vans in the town.
Over the last week, police have received a number of reports of vans being broken into and tools being stolen.
Sometime between 6.30pm on Tuesday, November 10 and 8.20am the following morning, thieves forced the driver door of a white Toyota Hiace van.

New library for Glossop - press release from DCC

Unedited press release from Derbyshire County Council
Glossop could get a brand new library, if Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet agree a report at a meeting on 24 November.Councillors are to be asked to choose from two options for a new home for the library, either an extension to the existing adult education building on Talbot Street, or a new library building in the adult education car park.
Councillors will also be asked for their approval to move the library from Victoria Hall, and for the building to be handed back to owners High Peak Borough Council.

Home security reminder following Hadfield burglaries

People living in Hadfield are being encouraged to be extra security savvy following recent burglaries in the area.
Overnight between 6pm on Saturday, November 14 and 1.20pm the following day, thieves smashed the patio doors of a property on Hadfield Road. Once inside, offenders carried out an untidy search and made off with high value electrical items, including a black Panasonic TV, Xbox 360, two digital cameras and an orange Apple watch. Designer items including a Michael Kors purse, a Gucci watch and a Guess watch were also stolen. The thieves then left the property and drove off in the victim’s Volkswagen Caddy van. (CR/49580/15)

Glossop Flood Alerts - Be prepared

Flood warning no longer in force 17:19, Sunday 15 November 2015
A flood alert has been issued for the River Mersey Uplands catchment including Glossop. Heavy rainfall is expected to continue through Sunday. River levels remain high following the continuing rainfall. The Etherow at Woolley Bridge was 1.25m at 7:15am Sunday 15 November 2015. Flooding is possible. The latest information recorded at this location indicates the river is above its typical range of 0.12 metres to 1.20 metres. Around 2AM the river reached about 1.6m for a short period.

Thanks to the people of Glossop for their generosity

Dear Glossop Gazette, Thanks so much to all the Glossop shops/restaurants which donated prizes for the 'Children in Need' raffle. Many thanks as well for the kindness of everyone who bought tickets. The prizes have now been drawn and the total Hayden Larder raised for the charity is £1038.27.
Cheers everyone! 

Police appeal to trace Glossop tyre slashers

The Glossop Safer Neighbourhood Team is appealing for information after vandals used a sharp instrument to slash the nearside front and back tyres of a blue Nissan Micra on Surrey Street, sometime between 7.45pm on Wednesday, October 21 and 8.50am the following morning. Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact PCSO Rachael Blackley on 101, quoting crime number 45607/15 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Infant and primary school applications start next week

Parents need to apply to Derbyshire County Council from next week to get their child’s infant or primary school place for September 2016.  Applications for children who were born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012 will open on Monday 16 November. Applying online is the easiest method. Just visit the school admissions section of our website. The deadline to submit applications is midnight on Friday 15 January 2016.

Glossop police officers team up in support of Intoxicated No ID

Police in Glossop are teaming up in support of a newly launched Intoxicated No ID campaign to encourage people to think carefully about their ID. As part of the Intoxicated campaign, the Licensing Team have been working closely with Safer Neighbourhood officers to promote the importance of people carrying valid identification to prevent underage drinking in the towns. The Intoxicated No ID initiative sees officers working closely with pubs, clubs, and off-licences in Glossop (and Buxton) as part of a pilot scheme to encourage people to apply for a CitizenCard.

SOUL respond to library statement

Unedited press release from Save Our Unique Library
In response to the press release by the three DCC councillors regarding the decision to move the library from the Victoria  Hall to one of a possible two sites within the Adult Education car park and their statement that and we quote " ..SOUL..have had more than three years to bring a credible, costed and funded plan forward and library users cannot wait another three years for nothing to come forward again.." we would like readers to know why we have been unable to do just that.

National award success for Glossop Caravans

Celebrations are in full swing at Glossop Caravans - which has scored a near clean sweep in three Dealer Special Caravan categories in The Caravan Club's prestigious Caravan Design Awards 2016. The leading UK dealers scooped all three places in both the Two Berth Dealer Special Caravan and Over Four Berth Special Dealer Caravan sections of the Awards, announced at the Motorhome and Caravan Show 2015 at the NEC, Birmingham on Friday October 16.

A time to remember - 1st November 2015

A time to remember, a service for All Souls tide, 4-p.m on Sunday November 1st at St Andrews Church, Hadfield. The Time to Remember service will last about 45 minutes and will consist of hymns, readings,prayers and an address, with a cup of tea to follow.

Glossop police "sexting" movie premiered

A film aimed at highlighting the dangers of sexting has had its first screening. The feature film, titled Betrayal, saw officers from the Glossop and Hadfield beats teaming up with students at Stockport College to produce, direct and star in an educational drama. Betrayal follows the lives of a young couple who find themselves in an unfortunate situation after sharing illicit images over text message and social media. The film carries a serious and hard-hitting message to highlight the dangers and consequences of sexting.

HPBC statement on Victoria Hall

"High Peak Borough Council is not considering selling the Victoria Hall. If the library is removed from Victoria Hall, the Borough Council’s priority will be to bring the whole Hall back into community use. The task will be to find a new community use for the whole building and this will be the focus of High Peak Borough Council’s efforts."

Charlesworth residents urged to boost security following thefts

Residents in Charlesworth and Glossop are being urged to protect their property from thieves following theft of tools and high value bikes in the area. A black Harley Davidson motorbike was stolen after thieves forced their way into a garage on Marple Road in Charlesworth. The incident took place between midnight on Thursday, October 15 and 10am the following morning. Offenders made off with three high value bikes after using tools to force open the garage door at a property on Tomwood Rise in Charlesworth.

HPBC responds to (some) library questions

A response from HPBC to questions we asked about the listing of Victoria Hall as an Asset Of Community Value reveals that HPBC refused to endorse a press release about Glossop library from Derbyshire County Council.  DCC have yet to comment on the news two weeks ago from local councillors that the library must leave Victoria Hall. We also asked HPBC on 12th October if they were considering selling the Victoria Hall, but have not received a reply yet.

Ambulance Service hunts for Glossop's hidden defibrillators.

Forgotten, lonely, gathering dust and tucked away in a corner – that’s the sad fate of many life-saving defibrillators which have been installed with good intentions by well-meaning members of the public, business owners and clubs. Now it’s time to ‘find the defib’ and make sure every single one in the region is logged on North West Ambulance Service’s database so they can be used to save a life. This month, the Trust launches it’s ‘Shoctober’ campaign to raise awareness of the importance of public defibrillators (AEDs) and to remind those who purchase and install them to make the Service aware of their location so they can be put to good use.

Date set for bus recovery truck crash trial

The trial of the recovery firm and driver of the truck towing a bus that crashed in the middle of Glossop in May 2014 will take place on January 11th next year.  Michael Paul Bowcock is charged with using a truck with a defective breaking system and failing to properly secure the load. GM Recovery Ltd face similar charges. The defendants deny all the charges. Nobody was seriously injured in the 20th May 2014 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. The trial is expected to last three days.

Glossopian comes home as Community Specialist Paramedic

Val Cochrane has come home to become Glossop's Community Specialist Paramedic. She told us about her new role and the benefits she hopes to bring to her home town, as well as the challenges and rewards of working in the "greatest job in the world". One of Val's roles is to locate all the defibrillators in the area, which coincides with the NWAS ‘Shocktober’ promotion. Full story below.

Glossop Facebook group disappears

Members of Glossop's biggest social networking group were surprised to find the group had been removed by Facebook yesterday. The group, which had over 11,000 members on Sunday morning, was apparently removed after disgruntled members of a rival group reported it en masse. In a message to the group administrators one person said: "The glossop page was removed because everybody you banned joined the glossopdale group....and in turn we all reported you to facebook for being a ****!!!! Enjoy your sunday loser!!".

Glossopian excels in US college sports

Glossop native Jamie Hinchliffe, who attended Glossopdale Community College, is delivering outstanding performances in U.S. college "soccer". Midfielder Jamie is currently in his first semester at Monroe College in New York, and in 11 games has contributed an impressive 10 goals with two assists to help the Monroe Mustangs  remain unbeaten so far this season. Currently, they stand at 10-0-1 and are ranked #1 in the nation by the National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA).

Glossop resident leads the bassoons

A bevy of bassoonists will perform at Manchester Museum, at the University of Manchester, on Sunday 11 October between 2.00 and 3.00pm, to mark International Bassoon Day. Over 20 musicians are expected to attend, led by Rachel Whibley, a professional bassoonist from Glossop, who has worked extensively with many of the top UK orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic, Hallé, RLPO, Northern Chamber Orchestra and Manchester Camerata.

Councillors respond to library questions

In response to questions from the Glossop Gazette about a letter to residents informing them that Victoria Hall is no longer a viable site for Glossop Library, Councillors Damien Greenhalgh, Ellie Wilcox and Dave Wilcox issued the following statement:

"[We] would like to answer your questions with the following statement as local elected members as distinct from on behalf of the County Council - and its official processes - or local Labour Party:
We are in an consultation exercise with the people of Glossop as local elected members.
We have a preferred option of the two we’ve have been presented with by DCC.
However, we remain completely open to what local people have to say.
We believe we have reached the end of the road negotiating with High Peak Borough Council.

SOUL "shocked and extremely disappointed" over library bombshell

Glossop's Save Our Unique Library group, who have run a lengthy campaign to restore the Victoria Hall to full use, say they are "shocked and immensely disappointed" at the announcement that the the library will leave the building and questioned the £3 million that local councillors say it might cost to repair the building and refurbish the library in its current location. The group has met the councillors and members of HPBC, who told them that they are unable to issue a jont statement with Derbyshire County Council because they are also questioning the costings. SOUL appealed to locals for financial support to help conduct a feasibility study of the Victoria Hall. Full press release below.

Open days at Reuben's retreat - October 2015

Police appeal after Hadfield new build properties are damaged

Police are appealing for information after vandals caused damage to new build properties in Hadfield. Sometime between midday on Monday, October 5 and 8.30am on Tuesday, October 6, vandals entered a new build site on Wooley Bridge Road in Hadfield. Damage was caused to four partly built houses, including severe damage to an external wall and three internal walls of the buildings.

What next for Victoria Hall and Glossop Library?


The claim that both Derbyshire County Council and High Peak Borough Council agree that Glossop Library must leave Victoria Hall has sent shockwaves through the town. There has been no comment from any of the councillors or the council and no documentation has been made available to explain the costing of £3 million that councillors claim is need to repair the building. Equally perplexing is an executive officers recommendation dated 11th September 2015 that the Victoria Hall be registered as an "Asset of Community Value", partly on the basis that " It is realistic to think that the building or land will continue to be used in a way which will further the social well-being and social interests of the community within the next five years".

Charity looking for locations and funding to place Defibrillators

Charity AEDdonate are looking to team up with Schools, Local Communities, Parish Councils and Clubs to raise funds to place Defibrillators (AED’s) within them. At present in the UK just 8.6% of people who have a Cardiac Arrest outside of hospitals are saved in time, this is because there are simply not enough AED’s out there. Other countries such as Holland 21% and Norway 25% are way ahead of us. As cardiac arrest is the UK’s biggest killer AEDdonate is on a mission to increase the UK survival rate.

Councillors say Victoria Hall no longer viable as a library

Local residents have been surprised to receive a letter from three Derbyshire County Councillors telling them that Glossop Library will be moved out of Victoria Hall. The letter, signed by local councillors Ellie Wilcox, Damien Greenhalgh and Dave Wilcox states that "Because of the financial situation facing both Derbyshire County Council and High Peak Borough Council, the cost of the repairs and the high cost of running the building it has been agreed by both councils that Victoria Hall isn’t a viable place in which to continue to run a library fit for the 21st century".

Motorists urged to protect their tools following theft from Hadfield vehicles

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)

Parkrun comes to Glossop

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.

Clever Freightroute driver brings commuter misery.

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.

DCC opposes closure of Buxton Courts

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 appeal after charity shop takings are stolen in Glossop

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.

Glossop supermarket theft sparks police appeal

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.

Glossop man arrested after motorbike is taken from Glossop street


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.

Glossop Fun Run - 4th October 2015

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

Jail for man who threatened young girl

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.

Suspended sentence for brandishing a meat cleaver

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.

Guilty pleas to car theft and knuckleduster charges

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.

St Mary Crowned - A Time To Celebrate

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.

Glossop Gladiators

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!

Witness appeal to Woodhead Pass collision

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.

Hadfield fish and chip shop wins award from pie maker

[Unedited press release from Pukka Pies, images © ]
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.

Children in Need - Grand Raffle

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.

Concern as Glossop/Hadfield line loses trains

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.

CCTV released following attempted theft from Glossop till

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.

Police appeal after Mercedes is stolen from Hadfield home

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 appeal following assault at Hurricanes nightclub

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.

Whitfield drink driver banned for 17 months

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.

Couple banned from directorships after causing Glossop business to go bust

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 appeal after man exposes himself to teens in Glossop

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.

Glossop Gazette

Apologies for the lack of coverage during the summer months, due to field work far from Glossop. Normal coverage will be resumed this week.

Glossop officers work to shelve shoplifters in the town’s centre

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.

Appeal after Hadfield garage theft attempt

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.

Broadbotton Scarecrow Festival - 27 June 2015

Glossop police appeal following Simmondley shop break-in

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.

Glossop residents urged to dispose of waste responsibly

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.

Temporary traffic lights at Dinting 26-28 June 2015

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.

A57 Snake Pass closed for two weeks from June 1st

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.

Glossop Heritage Trust plans to honour local-born architect

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.

Glossop North End vs North Shields

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. 

Glossop lose 2-1 to North Shields

North Shields deservedly won the FA Vase in an energetic game in which both teams appeared to find the pitch a bit large. The final score was 2-1.

Conservatives take both Old Glossop seats and control HPBC

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.

Few local changes in HPBC election

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.

Five arrested on suspicion of drugs offences following warrants in Glossop

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.

Glossop heads to the polls

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.

Glossop policeman given final written warning over Facebook cyberbullying investigation

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. 

Woods Mill - owner accuses HPBC of misleading and untrue statement

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.

WW1 War Hero Finally gets a Headstone in Glossop

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.

"Addicted to barmaids" wins Glossop Film Award

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.

Dubious press release on teenage pregnancy from DCC

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.

Charlesworth pupils team up to tackle speeding vehicles near their school

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. 

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