Villa’s unbeaten run comes to an end

By Steve Exley
Dronfield Woodhouse FC 3-1 Tintwistle Villa
Hope Valley Premier League – Saturday 12th October, 2013
Tintwistle Villa succumbed to their first defeat of the season with a 1-3 loss away at Sheffield-based Dronfield Woodhouse FC on a wet and windy Saturday afternoon.

Glossop's Hello Kitty palace dream

The biggest Hello Kitty palace in the world will open in Glossop, attracting tourists from all over Asia and beyond, if a local entrepreneur's dream comes true. "What this town needs is an attraction that will make children scream and bite their parents if they don't stop to see it".

Woman risks all in zipwire madness

A Glossop woman with a fear of heights is going to jump off the Imperial War Museum in Manchester and cross the Manchester Ship Canal on a zipwire for High Peak Womens Aid. According to her website she is just a few quid short of her £2000 target

Welcome to Constable Nixon

Breaking news - accident on Snake Pass

11 October 2013, 2pm Glossop. At least three fire engines and lots of ambulances and police cars have been rushing up the Snake Pass A57 road to attend what is feared to be a serious accident. The Snake Pass is a notoriously dangerous road. Drive with caution.

At 15:25 Derbyshire police told us they had "no record of anything happening on the A57 this afternoon"...

Goodpie to the last shop in Old Glossop

After 30 years at Old Glossop's Village Bakery Stuart and Mary Paisley are retiring, much to the consternation of Glossop's pie lovers. The Village Bakery is well known for making the best pies in Glossop, which invariably sell out before noon.

Glossop in Royal Mail Sale Frenzy

Members of the Glossop public who wanted up to £10,000 of Royal Mail shares can have 227 of them (worth £749.10 at the Offer price). But if you wanted more than £10,000 worth you get nowt. That's the message from the Secretary of State.

Tintwistle Villa make puddings out of Bakewell Town

Tintwistle Villa 5-0 Bakewell Town
Hope Valley Premier League – Saturday 5th October, 2013 - see full report from Steve Exley

Glossop Club Acoustic - Tuesday October 15

The latest session organised by Glossop Club Acoustic takes place on Tuesday October 15th at their regular base - The Queens Arms on Shepley street  in Old Glossop. Several acts are scheduled to appear including the return of the popular and highly individual local musician  Banjo Dave after a three month absence.

Mercedes vans catalytic crime alert

Police in Glossop are warning motorists about the risk of catalytic converter theft from Mercedes Sprinter vans. The problem has been highlighted by two recent thefts on The Oaks in Glossop and Bowland Road in Simmondley.

1st Dinting Scout Group 75th Anniversary Reunion 13th October 2013

As part of our activities to celebrate the Group’s 75th Anniversary we are planning to hold a reunion for former members and supporters of the group from over the years. We would like to invite all those of you with connections to 1st Dinting going back over the time to a social event at the headquarters on the afternoon of Sunday 13th October from 2pm onwards.

Conditional discharge for Whitfield man over stolen goods

Peter John Butler, 54, of Gladstone Street, Glossop was conditionally discharged for 18 months and ordered to pay victim surcharge of £15 after pleading guilty to dishonestly receiving stolen goods, namely a trailer valued at £750.00, contrary to section 22(1) of the Theft Act 1968. A jemmy was ordered to be forfeited under S143 PCC(S) Act 2000 and destroyed by Constables of Derbyshire Police Force.

Concert for Chernoybl Childrens' Project -20th October 2013

A concert inspired by dreams, featuring songs and music by Handel, Fauré, Debussy, Grieg, Schubert. Sunday 20th October, 2013 at 4.00pm, Glossop Parish Church, Old Glossop, SK13 7RU
Tickets £4 in advance from Bay Tree Books or £5 at the door to include tea and cake after the concert.

Glossop Mountain Rescue volunteers praised by police following townie rescue

Police have praised the work of mountain rescue crews who helped officers safely locate two people in separate incidents over the weekend. The first incident saw officers and mountain rescue volunteers teaming up to search for a missing man in the steep terrain around the Snake Pass, Glossop.

Glossop nurse takes to catwalk

Nurse Kate Hay can hardly wait to become a fashion model and strut her stuff on the catwalk. She has been caring for patients for around 35 years and becomes the centre of attention herself when she has a starring role at a Ladies Fashion Lunch organised by St Ann’s Hospice.

Hayfield's first Woodland Festival - this sunday

Campfire cooking, woodland crafts and a tour of Bluebell Wood Local Nature Reserve are among the highlights at Hayfield Countryside Centre’s first ever woodland festival. The event will be held at the Derbyshire County Council site on Sunday 6th October, 10am – 5pm and admission is free. Make a bird or bat box or a bug hotel, watch a wood carver at work or become an animal detective searching for clues scattered around the woodland.

Delivery van nicked in Hadfield

Police are appealing for witnesses after a van was taken while its driver made a newspaper delivery to a shop in Hadfield. The driver had parked the van in Green Lane, Hadfield, while on his rounds at about 6.20am on Wednesday, October 2. While the man was out of the vehicle, the offender climbed inside and drove off up Green Lane before turning onto Higher Barn Road.

Glossop Mountain Rescue romance

Glossop Mountain Rescue took a well earned break from rescuing townies off the moors when they helped team member Patrick Haley (aka Patch) propose to his partner Katie Quinlan at Cave Dale near Castleton. Glossop Mountain Rescue were joined by the couple's friends and family to spell out the words "marry me" in human form on the hillside as Patch proposed to Katie. Ms. Quinlan could not refuse the mountain rescue hero, and everybody went home very happy.

Firth Rixon fined after serious accident in Old Glossop

Glossop-based metal manufacturer has appeared in court after an employee was injured when he was struck by a container as it swung from an overhead crane. Firth Rixson Metals Ltd, which produces specialised metals for the aerospace, medical, oil and nuclear industries, was prosecuted on 1st October 2013 by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following the incident at its factory on Shepley Street on 23 June 2012.

Simmondley brothel owner jailed

A Simmondley man has been sent to prison for 8 months for keeping a brothel and controlling another in relation to prostitution. Steven Keith Jones, 58, of Simmondley Lane pleaded guilty to the charges. He came to police attention after taking a Romanian woman to Boots chemist in Denton for emergency contraception.

Glossop & Longdendale Archaeological Society Meeting - 1st October

The next GLAS meeting is Tuesday 1st October. at The George Hotel, back room, start approx. 7.30pm - 7-45pm. Bob Humphrey-Taylor will be the speaker for the evening. Bob, is the lead archaeologist in charge of the Mellor Mill site, and he will be giving an illustrated presentation entitled 'Mellor Mill and Samuel Oldknow's Legacy'.

Don't get caught out by flash flooding

The Environment Agency would like to invite you to a community event to discuss the flash flood risk from Glossop Brook and its tributaries in Glossop and surrounding areas" - Bradbury Community House, 7pm, 25th September.

Hayfield Junior Football Club’s nets are slashed

New Mills and Hayfield Safer Neighbourhood Team are appealing for witnesses after a football club’s goal nets were slashed. The nets, which belong to Hayfield Junior Football Club and are used by local youngsters every week, were hanging on goal posts in playing fields off Bank Vale Road, Hayfield.

Glossop Club Acoustic

After a summer break, Glossop Club Acoustic will be returning to their HQ at The Queens Arms in Old Glossop this month. The popular local music Club holds a monthly 'unplugged' session which has attracted both musicians and punters alike.

"Hunger" made Glossop man burgle Millenium cellar

A Glossop man has been given 60 hours of unpaid work and fines totalling £145  for breaking into the Millennium Cellar Youth Club in the basement of the Victoria Hall. Joe Hinchcliffe, 23, of Union Street Glossop, pleaded guilty to burglary and claimed in his defence that hunger had caused him to break into the premises.

Padfield Plum Fair today

The sun is shining for the 20th Padfield Plum Fair this afternoon, Sunday September 8th 1pm - 6pm. Entertainment includes the Plum Pie Competition & Grand Draw, The Coal Race, Padfield Scamper (fell race), Tug O War competition, History of Plum Fair, Children’s Model Garden Competition and
Padfield Floral Competition.

Culvert repairs at last

At last the culvert below the municipal car park is going to be repaired and strengthened. A team started work yesterday on the project which is expected to last for many weeks. Unusually for a Glossop project, this one is being conducted with reference to laws protecting wildlife, with measures taken to ensure that both trout and bats are not adversely affected.

Over the hill they came, with cheating wheels

A team from Macclesfield took the Bankswood Park Soapbox Derby by storm last Saturday, but did they cheat? Hear all about it on Glossop Radio, coming soon.

More Hadfield aggro - Damage to properties in Hadfield prompts extra police patrols

Anti-social behaviour and damage caused to properties on a road in Hadfield has led to increased patrols by police. Officers from Hadfield Safer Neighbourhood Team are dealing with problems around The Carriage Drive and Woolley Bridge Road. The area has had anti-social behaviour issues in recent weeks, with groups of youths gathering, wheelie bins being tipped over and large rocks being removed from walls and placed in the road.

North Road houses refused, for now

Another application for planning permission to build lots of houses in Glossop has been refused. Nobody from Glossop Gazette could attend the HPBC Development Control Committee meeting in Chapel on Monday 2nd September, so we cannot provide many details. The planners' report indicated

Villa show character to salvage a point

Tintwistle Villa 2-2 Holmesfield
Hope Valley Premier League – Saturday 31st August, 2013
Tintwistle Villa kicked off their Hope Valley Premier League campaign at West Drive on Saturday with a 2-2 draw against Holmesfield.

Charity night at the Queens, Old Glossop

The Queens in Old Glossop are holding a charity night for Rueben's Retreat on Saturday 31st August 2013, starting at 6 pm with acoustic group of musicians playing live until 8pm. Followed by Motown & Soul with guest DJs Ian and Eric. Until Late. Raffle taking place in aid of Reuben's Retreat!

Another Glossop drug dealer jailed

A man has been jailed for possessing drugs with the intent to supply after vigilant door staff searched him in Glossop. Michael Edwards was sentenced to 27 months in a young offender institution after he pleaded guilty to possessing MDMA with intent.

Glossop M.P. rebels on Syria

High Peak M.P. Andrew Bingham voted against the government's motion to use the military in response to the chemical weapon attacks in Syria allegedly carried out by the Assad regime.

Glossop debates Syria

According to the Derby Telegraph, more than 84% of people in Derbyshire who responded to their poll do not want military intervention in Syria. The crisis has been sparked by a recent chemical weapon attack that has been blamed on Syria's leadership under President Assad. Assad denies that his regime is responsible, and although everybody agrees that chemical weapons have been used, no definitive proof of who is to blame has been published.

Hunt is on for the biggest slug in Glossop

After a summer that has been harsh on our terrestrial molluscs, the hunt is on to find Glossop's biggest slug.

Bankswood Music Festival 2013

Glossop Round Table in Partnership with Glossopdale Trust Presents
Bankswood Music Festival 2013, at Bankswood Music Festival, Bankswood Park, Hadfield. 31st Aug & 1st Sept 2013

Ask Derbyshire County Council on October 9th.

On Wednesday 9th October , 6pm at Glossop Community Adult Education Centre, local residents will for the first time be able to ask questions on issues that affect their local area at Derbyshire County Council’s meetings held across the county.

Safer Neighbourhood Sergeant aims to build on great community links in High Peak

A new police sergeant has taken over the running of two Safer Neighbourhood teams in the High Peak.

Sgt Phil Booth is now in charge of New Mills and Hayfield SNT and Hadfield and Tintwistle SNT.

"Don't mess with badgers" warns deputy PCC

Following news that badger culling has commenced in parts of Somerset as part of a pilot scheme, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa moved swiftly to remind people that in Derbyshire, badgers remain a protected species.

Glossop Community Radio at Glossop Market

Glossop Community Radio hosted their first live event at Glossop Bank Holiday Market on Saturday. Glossopians were treated to truly local entertainment with Lester Forbes and Steve Speake hosting, and a fine live performance by Lesley Davies.

Glossop People's Festival this weekend

Glossop drink driver banned

Christine Shenton, 63, of Werneth Road, Glossop, was banned from driving for 18 months and fined £110 after pleading guilty to driving over the limit on High Street West at High Peak Magistrates Court.

Lorry overturns on Woodhead

Around 9am on 19th August, a lorry has overturned on Woodhead and delays through the morning are expected.

Doctor loses driving licence after speeding on Snake Pass

Dr Abdelaziz Mekhalfia, aged 52, of Manor Oaks Gardens, Sheffield, pleaded guilty to speeding on the Snake at High Peak Magistrates Court on August 12th. The court said that disqualification was obligatory due to repeat offending but reduced the disqualification because of mitigating circumstances and took the defendent's guilty plea into account. Dr Mekhalfia was fined £173 plus costs and disqualified from driving for 28 days.

Kippers back on Glossop menu

With the sad demise of Bradley's fishmongers, Glossop Fruit & Veg Cooperative have extended their remit to kippers. "Members split a half stone box and get best Manx kippers for just £2.50 per pound.

Glossop Market -Taste of Glossop

You are invited to join Glossop Market Traders celebrate "A taste of Glossop" on Saturday 19th August 2013. There will be a free tasting and sampling session from 1.30pm onwards.

Jail for crack dealer

A teenager has been jailed for drugs offences after undercover officers caught him with crack cocaine in Glossop town centre. Daniel Perkin (19) was arrested on October 24, 2012 on Collier Street by plain clothes officers who saw him acting suspiciously.

Lost cat - Hadfield

Defeat for Hillmen against Ashton

Glossop North End lost their first game of the season 1-2 to Ashton Athletic on Saturday 3rd August at Surrey Street. Hear the match report from Tim Barnett at Glossop Community Radio

"Glossop" Advertiser's Buxton-Glossop rail link gaffe

Townie hacks at the Glossop Advertiser have been left red-faced after this week's front page carried the baffling news that there was a Glossop to Buxton rail link. A reader, who declined to be named, said "nobody who lives in Glossop could make this mistake. Clearly this is a paper that is written and proof read by people who have never lived in Glossop".

Helicopter man found safe

A police helicopter that hovered over Glossop  on Tuesday afternoon and sparked lots of rumours was mobilised in the search for  a man who has a debilitating medical condition.  "His dad was concerned about him and didn't know where he was.  He was found safe within a couple of hours" said a spokesperson from Derbyshire Constabulary.

BBQ ashes in wheelie bin caused Shirebrook Blaze

At 18.36 hours on the 14 July, Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service was called to attend a house fire on Hillwood Drive, Glossop, Derbyshire. Fire crews from Glossop, New Mills, Chapel en le Frith, Buxton and Greater Manchester’s Stalybridge fire station attended the scene

Letter to the editor: Man walks through Glossop with gun?

Dear Editor,

Around 14:35 on Saturday afternoon (13th July 2013) a man crossed Norfolk Square and walked down Bernard Street with what appeared to be a short-barreled shotgun over his shoulder. Nobody seemed to react to his presence and I thought it unwise to confront him, so I informed the police. A short time later I asked people on Norfolk Square if they had seen him, and many said that they had.

No casualties in Shirebrook blaze

A fire that gutted two houses along with neighbouring cars on Hillwood Drive in Shirebrook Park, late Sunday afternoon, claimed no victims thanks to the heroic local Fire Service and extra help from Manchester. In total five pumps were in attendance at the blaze. None of the rumours about how the fire started could be confirmed Sunday night.

Glossop police use dog for drugs operation in pubs and bars

Five people were arrested for a range of offences during a police operation targeting drugs activity in the Glossop area. Officers from Glossop Safer Neighbourhood Team visited pubs in the town along with a passive drugs dog from South Yorkshire police. The operation, on Friday, June 28, saw several people searched under the Misuse of Drugs Act and two arrested on suspicion of drugs offences.

Glossop & Longdendale Archaeological Society Meeting Tuesday 9th July

Donald Reid on ' Packhorse's The George Hotel, Norfolk St, Glossop.
Please arrive anytime from about 7.15pm for a start time around 7.30pm - 7.45pm (please give yourselves plenty of time to get a drink from the bar,as there is usually only one barmaid on duty).  Members £1 -  Visitors £2.50 along with names of attendees.

Bingham backs badger cull

We asked local MP Andrew Bingham about his stance on the English badger cull on the day it was last debated in Parliament. He sent us a copy of a letter that he has sent constituents who have asked him about the issue, which is reproduced in full below

Chief executive of Tameside Hospital finally quits

After years of controversy the Chief Executive of Tameside Hospital, Christine Green, has finally quit her post. The move follows disclosures by The Guardian about two leaked reports that revealed that NHS inspectors had found a catalogue of failures in patient care, as part of the investigations prompted by the unusually high death rates at the hospital, and an open letter from three MPs who constituents use the hospital calling for her resignation.

Glossop Jimmie Rodgers Memorial Concert to become an annual event

The first Glossop Jimmie Rodgers Memorial Concert Against Female Genital Mutilation took place last night, and raised exactly £100 which went straight to Amnesty International's END-FGM campaign.

Glossop artists in Derbyshire Open Arts event this weekend


Ten local artists are lined up for the 2013 Derbyshire Open Arts Event on bank holiday weekend 25th - 27th May

Glossop and District Historical Society – Friday 24th May

“Those Barbarous People and That Barren Land” Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester to George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury, April 1579
The People of the Manor of Glossop from 1537 to 1800 as revealed by their wills and the property they left behind them under the Talbot and Howard Lords of the Manor by Dr John Smith and Paul Bush

Police appeal after cat shot in Shirebrook Park

Police are appealing for witnesses after the owner of a cat discovered their pet had been seriously injured with several rifle pellets. The Siamese cat’s owner lives in the Shirebrook Park area of Glossop and called police after the animal returned home with a number of wounds. It was X-rayed by a vet and found to have a total of 16 small pellets lodged under its skin, possibly from a shotgun-type weapon.

Response by Howard Town Mill to letter in the Glossop Gazette

The developers of Howardtown Mill have responded to a critical letter we published earlier in the week, saying that "As part of High Peak and Derbyshire Council’s stringent planning requirements, we undertook an extensive public and highways consultation process". Read the letter below

Derbyshire County Council Elections 2013: Analysis and comment from Glossop Gazette

The Conservative and Liberal Democrat votes in Glossop & Charlesworth collapsed in the Derbyshire County Council elections, whilst UKIP's proportion of  the vote remained almost unchanged from 2009. In contrast Labour performed extraordinarily well, with both candidates gaining a significantly larger proportion of the vote than in 2009. There were no Green Party candidates in 2009, but the single candidate this year put his party into 4th place, well ahead of the Liberal Democrats.

Glossop musician performs in one world gig to support Refugee Week (June 17-23)

A Glossopian/Iranian percussionist will be centre stage at a one-world gig organised by Community Arts North West and RNCM to celebrate Refugee Week on June 22.

New DCC Cabinet announced - Etherow Councillor is new DCC Chairman

A press release from DCC on Monday makes no mention the rises in cabinet members' allowances reported in a Derbyshire Conservative press release that arrived at the weekend, but confirms that the new Chairman of DCC is Etherow councillor Dave Wilcox. Glossop & Charlesworth councillors become deputy cabinet members for Children & Young People (Damien Greenhalgh) and Health & Communities (Ellie Wilcox). The full press release is reproduced below

High Peak Womens Aid Harmony Centre

Newly elected local Councillors Ellie Wilcox and Damien Greenhalgh have met with High Peak Women's Aid Services Manager, Pam Whittle, to discuss the new Harmony Project.  The Harmony Project is the new service run by High Peak Women's Aid, offering accommodation and support to women aged between 16 and 24, who have been affected by domestic abuse. 

Howardtown: The £9 million development with two-bit pavements

The dangerous and poorly planned pavement layout between Domino Pizza and Marks and Spencer at Howardtown Mill has been featured several times in the Glossop Gazette, but not deemed worthy of news coverage elsewhere. The design includes a huge sign that entirely blocks the pavement, pavements that are impossibly narrow and areas of tactile paving that guide visually impaired people directly  into obstacles. The situation will be exacerbated today when Whetherspoon open a brand new pub at Howardtown.

New Wetherspoon pub opens on Tuesday

Pub operator JD Wetherspoon is to open its new pub in Glossop on Tuesday, May 21, with the creation of 40 new jobs. The company has spent £1 million re-developing the outlet on the site of the disused factory building, in Howard Town Mill, Victoria Street.

Tory fury at surprise changes to Derbyshire County Council constitution.

At the first full council meeting of the newly elected Labour controlled DCC, members voted remove the right of backbench councillors to question cabinet members on decisions, and to pay cabinet members more money.

Job vacancy - High Peak Women's Aid

HIGH PEAK WOMEN'S AID is a dynamic and evolving voluntary sector agency, providing Domestic Abuse services to adults, children and young people. We are now seeking to recruit a Young Women's Domestic Abuse Accommodation Support Worker to join our team. You will work in our accommodation base for young women 16 to 24 years who are experiencing abuse in their intimate relationships. You must have proven ability to engage with young women and provide an accommodation focused support package.

"Hadfield" man returns from space tomorrow

Commander Chris Hadfield will return to Earth tomorrow, after nearly 5 months on the International Space Station. The 53 year old, from Sarnia, Ontario, is the first person with local ancestry ever to leave the Earth, possibly the first person ever to take a guitar into space, and certainly the first to ever record a song whilst orbiting the Earth. Commander Hadfield even took a picture of Hadfield from 200 miles up!

New councillors confirm that library is safe at Victoria Hall

Newly elected DCC councillors Damien Greenhaigh and Ellie Wilcox confirmed that Glossop's library will stay at Victoria Hall. " It's an exciting time for Victoria Hall and the library within!! We are very happy to reaffirm our pre-election pledge to retain and improve the library service in the Victoria Hall. We want the work that is carried out to secure the future of the library and community use of the building for another 125 years.

Hadfield & Padfield Heritage Celebration this Sunday

Celebrating the Hadfield and Padfield Heritage Trail, the celebrations start at noon on Sunday at Hadfield Station car park. With lots of attractions, music, a bouncy castle, craft stall etc there is plenty for all the family. Don't miss it!

Glossop's top cop's fury over "totally unacceptable" police parking

Another example of bad police parking has won a reader a pair of tasty Manx kippers. The latest picture, taken on Monday afternoon in Hadfield, shows a police car parked over a disabled ramp and blocking the pavement. 

Police hunt Tinsel diesel thief

Police are hunting for a thief who siphoned diesel from a lorry. At some time between 6pm on Monday, April 22 and 5am the following morning, a thief approached a lorry which was parked in a lay-by on Woodhead Road, just before Tintwistle. They removed the fuel cap and siphoned diesel from the tank.

Borough of Glossop police badge sells for £370

An ebay auction of a Borough of Glossop Special Constable badge attracted many bidders and sold for a whopping £369.98 last week.

Accident on Snake Pass

At 1.15pm yesterday a Vauxhall Meriva left the A57 Snake Pass a mile east of the Snake Inn, went through a fence and ended up 150 yards down an embankment into a field. The driver, a male aged 43 from London, was taken to Manchester Royal Infirmary by air ambulance.  He was due to be kept in overnight for observations. 

Partington Theatre - The Haunting this week

“The Haunting” is showing at the Partington Players Theatre on Henry Street  from now until Saturday 11th May. Set in an ancient manor house on a lonely moor, two men discover a dark story hidden in the library. The year is 1865, and the secret they unveil is not for the faint of heart.

Ancient woodland destroyed in Glossop

A large chunk of Glossop's final fragments of ancient woodland were lost over the winter, as work on the extension to the Carpenter factory at Dinting got underway. Rumours suggested that the timber removed had a value of close to £100,000, but its value to the local environment was much greater.

Glossop's Partington portrait is in Buxton

Council tightlipped on Edward Partington Portrait.
High Peak Borough Council have refused to divulge any further information about the picture by John Singer Sargent of the 1st Baron Doverdale, aka Edward Partington, which used to hang in the Mayor's Parlour of the Municipal Buildings until 1974 and was recently "rediscovered" in the Town Hall.

Police dog's future still uncertain

Rory, the Greater Manchester Police dog that escaped from its Glossop handler’s home and attacked several people in the town is still confined to kennels pending the outcome of the Derbyshire Police investigation into the incident, which ocurred in February.

Memorial event for Derek Yalden

Derek Yalden, the High Peak's best loved zoologist died on the 5th February. He studied many aspects of the ecology of the area and made important contributions in many other areas. He had been President of the Mammal Society since 1997.

Councillor blasts Gazette & denies pavement problem

High Peak Borough Council’s  executive member for regeneration, Godfrey Claff, denied that there was a problem with the pavements at Howardtown Mill and blasted the Glossop Gazette for “dreaming up” issues such as whether councillors votes should be recorded

Shock as Moon & Sixpence closes

The surprise announcement at the weekend that the Moon and Sixpence Pub would be closing came as a shock to many of Glossop's music lovers. The team that has run the Bernard Street pub for the last eight years had turned it into one of Glossop's premier music venues.

Delight for music lovers - Glossop & District Choral Society

Tintwistle suffer defeat in cup semi-final

By Steve Exley
Tintwistle Villa 1-4 Bradwell

Labour win victory in Glossop & Charlesworth and Etherow, retake DCC

Labour regained control of Derbyshire County Council, gaining 18 seats from the Conservatives (lost 13), Liberal Democrats (lost 4) and one from an independent councillor.

Glossop snubbed in "Your Police, Your Views" events

Chief Constable of Derbyshire Constabulary and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire are holding a series of meetings "to meet and greet residents and deliver formal presentations about the role of the PCC, local policing performance and current crime trends. The Chair of your local Community Safety Partnership will also be in attendance". The meetings will be held in Buxton, Chesterfield, Ilkeston, Bolsover, Derby, Ripley, Ashbourne, North Wingfield and Swadlincote, but no meeting is scheduled for Glossop.

Date set for next Hadfield and Tintwistle governance meeting - 21st May

Police are asking members of the public to help them set local policing priorities at the next Safer Neighbourhood governance meeting. Officers from Hadfield and Tintwistle Safer Neighbourhood Team will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, May 21, from 6.30pm.

Hadfield dispersal order is extended for the summer months

An order granting police the power to move on nuisance groups in parts of Hadfield has been extended until October. The order was brought in after complaints from members of the public about anti-social behaviour by groups of people gathering on the streets. It gives all uniformed officers including PCSOs the power to move groups of two or more on from an area.

Stuart Hall pleads guilty to sex assaults

Stuart Hall has pleaded guilty at Preston Crown Court to 14 counts of indecently assaulting 13 girls aged 9 to 17. The crimes took place from 1967 to 1986. Hall admitted the offences last month, but they could not be revealed due to reporting restrictions. He was granted bail until his sentencing on 17 June. Stuart Hall grew up in Glossop and lived here until the 1970s.

Glossop Car Show preview this Saturday

With over 100 cars already booked in and glorious sunshine predicted for the weekend, Glossop Car Show in Manor Park on 18th May promises to be a spectacular event. A few cars will be parked outside the Norfolk Arms this Saturday from 10am until 2pm, and booking forms will be available for last minute entries.

Glossop Car Show this Saturday

With well over 100 cars already booked in and glorious sunshine predicted for the weekend, Glossop Car Show in Manor Park on 18th May promises to be a spectacular event for all the family. 11am til 4pm. Don't miss it!

DCC candidate's answers omitted from Gazette

Because of an error by the editor, the responses of Glossop & Charlesworth candidates Damien Greenhalgh (Labour)and George Kuppan (Liberal Democrat) were not included in Issue 9 of the Glossop Gazette. The editor apologises for the mistake. A revised version is available here.

High Peak Womens' Aid charity fundraiser - 11th May

All back issues of Glossop Gazette available as free downloads


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NCT Nearly New Sale - May 4th

Let your baby boom on a budget at NCT New Sale on May 4th. Cash-strapped parents and parents-to-be can find all the top quality baby clothes, toys and equipment they need at an upcoming NCT Nearly New Sale, and save around 70% on what they would cost brand new.

Poetry Passion and Painting

Woman by the Sea inspired by Wallace Stevens poem The Idea of Order at Key West, part of Ghislaine Howard's new exhibition Poetry Passion and Painting which opens at The Wendy J Levy Gallery on Friday the 3rd May and runs until the 24th May.

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