Hypnotension not Hypertension

For the first time in High Peak area the new Hypnotension™ programme is available to help people with high blood pressure. This will be offered from April 2013 by a certified Hypnotension™ practitioner Masha Bennett, who is a Glossop based psychotherapist and hypnotherapist

Issue 9 of Glossop Gazette out now - free download

Issue 9 of Glossop Gazette has been published and is available as a free download

Two men arrested for affray following incident in Glossop

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of affray following an incident in Glossop.

  Police were called just before 2.30am on Sunday, April 28 to Victoria Street to reports of a group of people fighting on the street.

Sound healing circle in Hadfield Wednesday May 1st

Wednesday 1st May, 7.30pm, Hadfield Hall, Railway Street, Hadfield SK13 2AA Monthly Sound Healing evening, to share the joys of sound, singing, chanting, healing, everyone welcome. £4 contribution towards room hire and refreshments.

Victoria Street closed after serious incident

Police blocked Victoria Street after a violent incident last night. A youth is believed to have been hospitalised. No further details are available at present

Funding boost for burglar alarm project

A project to protect burglary victims across Derbyshire from further crime is to be extended for at least one more year. So far 566 homes have been given cut-price burglar alarms under the scheme run by Derbyshire County Council – with a further 48 alarms to be fitted.

Police officer arrested and house raided in Glossop

Derbyshire police told us "A police officer has been arrested as a result of a criminal allegation by a member of the public.  We can confirm his house was searched and that inquiries into the allegation are continuing".

Parents urged to help keep Derbyshire measles cases low

Parents are being urged to help keep the number of measles cases in Derbyshire low by making sure their children get the MMR vaccination. There have been just two cases of measles in the county this year but public health professionals are urging parents to check their child’s vaccination records and take urgent action if they are not up to date.

Gawping Up with Davie Jones - April 2013

After a short hiatus, which has seen naught but cloudage anyway, we return to the eyepiece once amore. I have had several evenings and an early morning in the OLLR observatory up at Castle Yeti, hunting for and then observing C/2011 l4 Panstarrs, which is rising though Andromeda and heading toward Cassiopeia as it moves away from the Sun.

Dr Boylebodie at Medieval Market

Glossop's premier clairvoyant will be performing all manner of geomancy, chiromancy and astrology, as well as curing common diseases of children and sheep, at Glossop's Medieval Market on April 28th 2013 from 12 noon til 6pm.

Council calls time on antisocial dog owners

PARENTS of youngsters at two Glossop schools have been urged to act as the eyes and ears of enforcement officers by reporting dog walkers who fail to clean up after their pet. High Peak Borough Council has sent letters to St. Luke’s and Simmondley Primary Schools, asking parents to call time on lazy dog owners who cannot be bothered to bend their back and scoop the poop.

Glossopdale in Les Miserables this week

Les Miserables School Edition, a joint production by GODS and Glossopdale Community College to be performed entirely by students and staged at New Mills Art Theatre from 16th to 20th April 2013
The Show:  This is a fully sung show (no dialogue is spoken - it is all sung) with lots of characters and a big chorus.

Stinky Tesco in profit slump

Tesco's figures show that annual  profits plummeted to just below £2 billion, the first fall in profits from Glossop's biggest and most local shop in 20 years, just a month after announcing that it did not have space to sell the Glossop Gazette. The Glossop store, which is still experiencing problems with foul smells in the pasta aisle coming from fat-blocked sewers, has recently secured planning permission for a hand car wash in its car park. 

Police on track to tackle train crime

Police are on track to tackle criminals in and around Glossop – that’s the message from British Transport Police and Derbyshire Constabulary.
During the next month officers from both forces will be out and about between Manchester and Glossop to tackle issues on trains and at stations between the two areas.

Glossop minimum wage to rise by 12p per hour

The minimum wage in Glossop will rise by 12p per hour for the over 20s, and 5p per hour for those aged 18-20. Business Secretary Vince Cable also commented "there is worrying evidence that a significant number of employers are not paying apprentices the relevant minimum wage rate"

Distinctive BMX stolen from shed in Gamesley

Police are appealing for witnesses after a BMX bike with distinctive colouring was stolen by thieves who broke into a shed. The bike has a black frame and green wheels and was taken from the shed at a property in Riber Fold, Gamesley. Offenders broke into the shed between 1am on Sunday, April 7 and 10.30am on Monday, April 8.

Runcorn Town 3 Glossop North End 2

Runcorn Town 3 Glossop North End 2

Saturday 13 April 2013
Pictures by
(Jim Lockwood/GNE)

Car damaged while parked on driveway in Hadfield

Police are appealing for information after a car was damaged while it was parked on a driveway in Hadfield. The owner of the car, a Citroen C1, was woken by the incident on Vale House Drive at around 1.20am on
Sunday, April 7. Nothing had been stolen from the vehicle.

Glossop Local Produce Market on May 11th

It's Local Produce Market this Saturday from 9am until 4pm at Glossop Outdoor Market. The market will be packed with stalls selling locally produced food and artisan products and is well worth a visit.

Glossop Local Produce Market on October 12th

It's Local Produce Market this Saturday from 9am until 4pm at Glossop Outdoor Market. The market will be packed with stalls selling locally produced food and artisan products and is well worth a visit.

Glossop Heritage Trust Spring Open Evening - April 17th

Glossop Heritage Trust’s Spring 'Open Evening 'will be presented on Wednesday the 17th of April at Central Methodist Church at 7.30. The topic for this will be ‘The Glossopdale Estate and the Howard Lords of the Manor at Glossop Hall’. As usual admission is free and refreshments will be provided. The Trust is once again using its extensive archive to present a pictorial review of the enormous influence of the Howard family on what we now recognise as “Glossop”.

Police campaign to stamp out cannabis farms

Police are urging the public to be on the lookout for telltale signs of cannabis farms as part of a campaign to weed out the drug. Derbyshire Constabulary has launched its campaign to find cannabis farms that could have been set up in properties in your neighbourhood.

Woodhead blaze stops traffic

A moorland blaze near Woodhead Tunnel brought fire engines from five nearby stations and closed the A628 on Monday afternoon. The cause of the fire, which in typical moorland fashion ignited separate clumps of vegetation over a wide area, is not known. Conditions on the moors are very dry despite the recent snow and walkers and drivers are reminded to exercise caution. The road was reopened by 6pm last night.

Glossopdale Food Bank Bare Necessities

Glossopdale’s Food Bank ‘BARE NECESSITIES’* held a very successful event at Pure Vibes (Ebenezer Street, Glossop) on Tuesday 9th April 2013.  Forty people attended - a mix of older and younger adults. 

Aggravated burglary on Surrey Street

Police are appealing for information following an aggravated burglary in Glossop.  At around 6.50pm on Sunday, April 7 three suspects entered a house on Surrey Street by throwing a large stone through a patio window. The owner of the property described one of the suspects as a teenager having light brown/blonde hair and carrying a knife. The other two suspects were also described as teenagers and all were wearing black hooded tops and jeans.

Witness appeal after parked car is damaged by group in Glossop

Police are appealing for witnesses after a plastic sign fixed to the top of a car parked in Glossop was knocked off, causing damage to the vehicle. A group of people were seen running off towards Glossop town centre in the incident, which happened in Victoria Street at about 10pm on Friday, March 29.

44 new houses and a car park on Shepley Street

A plan to build 44 houses and a car park at land north of Shepley Street was approved by a narrow, but undefined, margin at yesterday's (8th April 2013) High Peak Borough Council Development Control Committee meeting.

Be carbon monoxide safe on holiday

High Peak MP Andrew Bingham urges: “Be carbon monoxide safe on holiday - never bring barbecues into tents”. Local MP Andrew Bingham is urging people across the region to be ‘carbon monoxide safe’ this year, as the camping and caravanning season approaches.

House plan approved in Old Glossop, Charlestown demolition refused

HPBC's Development Control Committee met in Chapel this afternoon to decide three major planning applications in the Glossop area. The editor of the Glossop Gazette (doubling as chairman of Glossop Bat Group) went along to report on the proceedings. 

New Library Plan Pledge from Labour Leader

Derbyshire County Council Labour Group Leader Anne Western has  confirmed that the planning application for a new Glossop Library “will not see the light of day” in the event of Labour being elected to run the County Council in May this year."

Decisions on contentious Glossop housing applications due today.

HPBC's Development Control Committee will decide applications to build 78 new houses in Old Glossop and demolish Charlestown Works for a mixed housing and retail with up to 105 houses at their meeting in Chapel today (Monday 8th April 2013). All are listed on HPBC's list of "contentious developments". 

New fund announced to "keep Derbyshire safe"

Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Charles has revealed details of his first Crime Prevention Fund which offers cash support to crime prevention organisations

Candidates lined up for the DCC election

Revised 8th April 2013: Candidates have declared their intention to stand in the Derbyshire County Council elections to be held on May 2nd. The deadline for nominations was noon today (Friday April 5th). The candidates nominated expect to stand are:

Snow still causing problems on A6024

Snow is still causing problems on a stretch of the A6024 in Derbyshire between Holme and Woodhead Pass. Derbyshire County Council closed the road which runs along the bottom of a steep hillside where snow is dangerously overhanging the road.

Police Strategic Governance Board meetings to be held round Derbyshire

In a double-first, Derbyshire’s two top policing heads, the Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Charles and Chief Constable Mick Creedon, are holding a Strategic Governance Board (SGB) meeting in Chesterfield on Monday, 15 April – and taking questions from members of the public. 

Free parenting classes for High Peak families

Families who would like help or advice on parenting but are short on time can get support – without leaving the comfort of their own home.

Important changes to school leaving age legislation

Derbyshire County Council has launched a campaign called Up to 18 to tell parents and young people about the requirement to stay in education or training for longer.

Apprentice opportunties extended in Derbyshire

Young people looking for career opportunities still have time to apply for places on Derbyshire County Council’s apprenticeship scheme.

Police thank Shirebrook Park for reporting suspicious behaviour quickly

Glossop police have praised members of the public for reporting suspicious behaviour and helping them crack down on burglaries.

Unleashed dogs face death from the skies

Our April 1st story made fools out of a few people, but belies a serious problem. Dogs must always be kept on a lead around wildlife between March and July and at all times around farm animals, including moorland sheep.

Issue 9 coming soon

Glossop Gazette Issue 9 is going to print this week:

DCC elections - meet the candidates
Jomo Kenyatta in Glossop
The local plan - what does it mean?
Howardtown Pavements - what went wrong and who's to blame?
Public buildings - past, present and future
Fire Service cough up for kippers
Spring Wildlife Roundup
The Glossop Exhibition
Glossop Stocks - Court reports
Shirebrook Crime Spree

The Glossop Jimmie Rodgers Memorial Concert against Female Genital Mutilation


Today! Tickets available for purchase online or on the door. Everybody welcome!

How many tickets?

Mobile phone network blues in Glossop

Lots, maybe all, mobile phone networks were experiencing low or poor reception in Glossop today (Thursday). Earlier TV had also been down due to power problems at the transmitter. The failures are not thought tp be linked but no further details are available

Local cops get Juicy Bike

Police officers patrolling rural routes around New Mills will be able to head further afield thanks to their newest piece of kit – an electric bike. The bike, from Peak District-based firm Juicy Bike, has an electric motor that allows faster acceleration and the ability to scale steeper routes quickly.

School governors wanted

Members of the public interested in making a positive contribution to children’s education are being urged to apply for a position as school governor.

Tools stolen from miniature railway during break-in

A chainsaw and leaf blower were stolen from the Miniature Railway in Manor Park Road, Glossop after burglars broke into a shed at the site.

Library decision delayed until after the elections

The decision to permit or refuse the application to knock down the old St Luke's School and build a new library has been deferred until after the county council elections. This follows cancellation of yesterday's planning meeting because of snow.

Glossop Library decision postponed

Update" The planned site visit and meeting have been cancelled because of weather. Further updates in due course

The fate of Glossop Library rests with ten councillors who will meet today to decide the application to demolish the school built in 1880 by Mrs Anne Kershaw Wood and replace it with a new building. The story hit the national news this week, and became a political issue in January when Labour said that, if they gain control of Derbyshire County Council in the May elections, they would suspend the plans and conduct a public consultation before making any decisions.

History of modern Conservative Party in Glossop

Extract from Small Town Politics, 1959, by A. H. Birch
Sir Samuel Hill-Woods retirement marked the end of the political prosperity of the Glossop Conservatives. The cotton trade had already collapsed and the leading mill owners had sold or abandoned their interests. At a stroke the Conservatives deprived of their leaders and their income, and a decline set in from which there has never been a recovery.

History of modern Labour Party in Glossop

Extracts from Small Town Politics, 1959, by A. H. Birch
On the outbreak of the war the Glossop (Labour) Party, which was not in a very lively condition, used the national party truce as an excuse for abandoning all activity. For three years it lay completely dormant and then, in 1942, it was revived by an odd combination of people, none of whom had been active in the party before. The leading figure was a man who had until a year or so earlier been an active Conservative, and he was joined by an ex-communist of Russian origin an ex-member of the ILP with pacifist connections and a housewife who was interested in social work

Why choose Glossop for a study of Small Town Politics?

Extracts from Small Town Politics, 1959, by A. H. Birch

Small Town Politics - Review from the Guardian, 1959

Quotes from a review of "Small Town Politics by Roger Fullard

Published in the Guardian, 1st January 1959

Another M&S signage application refused

Marks & Spencer have had another planning application refused, this time for illuminated signs on the mill building opposite their store. M&S's previous application for signage was also refused. They have now lodged another application, this time for a sign on their own building. None of the plans have suggested removing the M&S/Travelodge sign that currently blocks the pavement, forcing prams and pedestrians into the street.

492 against and 1 in support of library application

As the time to submit objections or comments about the new Glossop Library building and the demolition of the old St Luke's school expires, DCC have received a almost 500 responses from the public, and only one appears to be in favour of the development. Anybody who has made representations on the new Glossop library planning application and wants to attend the meeting in Matlock on March 25th must phone Planning Control on 01629 533331 before noon on Friday to state their intention to attend.

Reconnecting Woodhead: Rails across Woodhead

Presentation by the 'Re-open the Woodhead Line group'
7.30pm, Thursday 21 March 2013
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street Glossop

High Peak Ambulance report welcomed

Labour’s Caitlin Bisknell has welcomed the publication of a new report from EMAS about the future of the ambulance service in Buxton and New Mills

The Great Glossop Exhibition of 2013 - Thursday/Friday this week

High Peak Community Arts and Leicester University invite everybody to the opening of the Glossop Exhibition. See how Glossop has changed since the days of Small Town Politics!

Two votes for every Glossopian in DCC boundary shakeup

With just a few weeks until the deadline for nominations in the County Council elections on May 2nd,  the Glossop Gazette looks at the recent boundary changes and reviews the results from past elections.

Old Dance School in charity gig

The Old Dance School appear at Goblins in the Ginnel, The Globe Inn, Glossop, SK13 8HJ on Saturday 23rd March with support from Holly Taymar.  Doors open at 7.30 pm for an 8 pm start. Tickets priced £10 in advance and £12 on the door can be obtained  from www.wegottickets.com or from the venue. Profits from the gig to Glossop Mountain Rescue and The Chernobyl Children's Trust (Glossop Branch)

Nikki's Nails and supporters raise £1000 for Comic Relief

For Comic Relief Nikki Hall of Nikki's Nails organised a charity ladies night at the Jubilee in Simondley. The event was a very successful it raised over £1000 for comic relief, Nikki would like to thank Adam Corbally for doing the charity Raffle and all the sponsors for donating food and prizes for the evening.

New Derbyshire Record Office opens

A new £4m centre designed to bring Derbyshire’s fascinating past to life for residents, visitors and students officially opened today (Tuesday 19 March).

Council wash their hands of Tesco stink

Legislative changes mean that High Peak Borough Council's responsibility for fat blockages of sewers has passed to United Utilities. Although HPBC have been involved in identifying the source of deposits in the system between Tesco and High Street they told us that United Utilities are now the most appropriate organisation to take this investigation forward.

Councillor has "no view" on library issue

In a belated response to our question from Issue 2: Are you in favour of the plan to demolish Saint Luke's School and move the library from Victoria Hall to a new purpose built building? Julie McCabe, HPBC councillor for Simmondley answered " I have not had the opportunity to research the matter thoroughly so have no view at present".

Shirebrook Park plagued with burglaries

Crooks continue to target homes in what the police are now calling  “a pattern of acquisitive crime" in the Shirebrook Park area.”

Officers on the lookout after wheelie bins are set on fire

Police are carrying out extra patrols to combat vandalism in parts of Hadfield after three wheelie bins were set on fire.

Glossop woman wins bin in council competition

A Glossop resident has won a bin which helps families separate their recycling after winning a Derbyshire County Council competition.

Bat Surveys for new library are "wholly inadequate"

Glossop Bat Group have objected to the new library plan, on the grounds that the hibernation survey required was not carried out at the right time of year and used unsuitable equipment. "In simple terms, the surveys carried out are analogous to looking for birds' eggs outside the breeding season and without actually looking in nests".

Three car smash on Sheffield Road

Sheffield Road was blocked this evening after an accident involving three cars. There do not appear to be any serious injuries. Drivers are reminded that Sheffield Road is a 30mph zone.

Shimon Peres sends Glossop MEP to the Land of Nod

One of Glossop MEP's was photographed fast asleep at the European Parliament during a talk by Israeli president Shimon Peres today.

Fags nicked from Whitfield shop


Police in Glossop are investigating a burglary at a shop in which cigarettes were stolen.

Bins alight in Hadfield

Anti-social behaviour continues to be a problem in Hadfield with wheelie bins set on fire this evening (Monday).

Shirebrook burglaries alert

Between 3pm on Friday, March 8 and 10.15am on Saturday, March 9 burglars broke into to the house on Wiltshire Drive through a conservatory window. They stole a laptop and an iPad. Police are linking it to other burglaries in the area between Wednesday, March 6 and Thursday, March 7.

MP supports FairFuelUK's call for cut in fuel duty

Local MP Andrew Bingham joined Quentin Willson and his FairFuelUK team in the House of Commons last week to add his voice to the call for a better deal on petrol & diesel taxation in the forthcoming Budget.

Glossop urged to back National Obesity Campaign

Andrew Bingham, MP for High Peak, joined obesity specialists from across the country at the House of Commons to launch a national awareness raising campaign, My Weight, My Future.

Library decision set for March 25th

According to DCC, the meeting to decide the application for the new Glossop library is now scheduled to go ahead on March 25th  in Matlock.

NCT nearly new sale


Hair and beauty classes sparkle for young girls in Glossop

Girls aged between 11 and 16 can brush up on their hair and beauty skills at a series of free courses that have started in Glossop.  Derbyshire police, High Peak Borough Council, the University of Derby and Glossopdale Community College have teamed up to offer the classes to local girls on Friday afternoons and evenings.

Labour candidates says DCC incompetent over library plans

Labour’s candidate for the May County Council elections in Glossopdale has accused Conservative-controlled Derbyshire County Council of incompetence in their handling of its plans for a new library on the site of the Old St. Luke’s School site.

Medieval Market in Old Glossop

For one day only Old Glossop is to hold a market at its original location, Old Cross on 28th April 2013 from 12 noon until 6pm to celebrate the resetting of the Old Cross monument following renovations.

Volunteers needed for Glossop E-Gazette

The Glossop Gazette urgently requires volunteers to test .mobi and .epub versions of our newspaper. If you use a Kindle, Ipad or other e-reader please consider trying out our ebook prototypes.

Scooby Doo House to be rescued

The Scooby Doo House near Sparrowpit on the road to Chesterfield is going to be done up. The creepy looking building has been scaring adults and children alike for a quarter of a century, but now Peak District authorities have given unanimimous approval to a proposal by the new owners to develop the site.

SOUL threaten DCC with a judicial review over library plan

Glossop's Save our Unique Library Group have indicated that they will seek a judicial review if Derbyshire County Council approves its own application to demolish the old St Lukes School and build a new library on the site.

Tesco U-turn "catastrophic" for the Glossop Gazette

Despite a string of promises to stock the Glossop Gazette dating back to November last year, retail giants Tesco today made the shock announcement that  it would not be stocking the popular Glossop newspaper that is staffed, written and distributed by volunteers. "As you may know, the Glossop store is extremely tight for space and the listing is not justifiable given the alternative opportunities" said Matt Burghes, Tesco's newspaper buyer.

Car overturns on Cemetery Road

Police were called to Cemetery Road at around 12.20am on March 2nd after a Renault Laguna had collided with a wall and overturned. The fire service were called as a precaution as smoke was coming from the vehicle.

Fake money alert in Glossop

A man has been arrested after allegedly trying to use fake £20 & £50 bank notes at shops in Glossop.

Glossop and District Historical Society – Friday 22nd March

“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

Date for Glossop Wetherspoon

Wetherspoon have announced that their Glossop bar will be open on 21st May 2013, subject to licensing approval. The long-awaited development has been referred to as The Dead Bat, but according to Wetherspoon is will be called Smithy Fold.

Three Glossop men imprisoned after pizza shop attack

Three men who assaulted another man outside a pizza shop in Glossop leaving him with serious injuries have been jailed.

Simon Henniker

The Glossop Gazette is very sad to report the death of Simon Henniker on 27th February. The funeral will be at 12.00 on Thursday 7th March at Old Glossop Parish Church, followed by  committal at Duckinfield Crematorium, then afterwards at the Prince of Wales in Glossop.

Vacancy - Children’s Domestic Abuse Worker – 21 hours per week

HIGH PEAK WOMEN'S AID is a dynamic and evolving voluntary sector agency, providing Domestic Abuse Services to Adult’s, Children and Young People. We are now seeking to recruit a Children’s Domestic Abuse Worker to join our team. You must have proven ability to engage with children and young people and their carers.

Parents notified about secondary school places

Parents across the county will hear about their child’s secondary school place this week – and for the majority of families it is good news. Of those who applied by the closing date, 98.6% have been offered their first choice school.

Well Fit Gamesley

WellFit Gamesley the project aimed at getting local people just a little more active is celebrating a hat trick of funding boosts with a local councillor, a national charity and an international company all promising funding to keep the local initiative running.

Good Glossop Dogs wins dog campaigner award from the Kennel Club

Good Glossop Dogs was been awarded the prestigious ‘Kennel Club Dog Local Campaigner Award’ in recognition of their work to promote canine access and responsible dog ownership in the area over the past year. 

Witness appeal after car windscreen is smashed in Glossop

Police are appealing for information after a car parked in a Glossop street had its windscreen damaged.

Hadfield yobs terrorise elderly

Youths have been terrorising some of Hadfield's most vulnerable and elderly residents, and the police are appealing for help from their parents and the public to solve the problem.

Objections to new Dinting housing estate

Friends of the Peak District has recently objected to a planning application for the development of 93 homes at Dinting Road, Glossop.

Gamesley siege man loses appeal.

A Gamesley man who woke up from a drinking binge to find he had no cigarettes, attacked women and then barricaded himself in the house with a knife when the police arrived, has lost his appeal for a reduction in his sentence.

Fat blockage in sewer responsible for Tesco Stink

United Utilities  told us "We've been investigating smells coming from the sewer near High Street West in Glossop, and a recent CCTV camera survey inside the sewer has shown there is a problem with fat and grease.

Gold card computer glitch as time runs out for renewals.

A computer glitch at Derbyshire County Council means that some older people who applied to renew their Derbyshire Gold cards have still not received them.

Duke of Norfolk’s Mineral Rights

More local people who have checked their property deeds are finding clauses that give the Duke of Norfolk the right to extract minerals from their land. We have written to the Duke of Norfolk and will inform readers of any developments.

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