9th Jan More key buildings across Tameside including libraries will close their doors as Tameside Council looks to make savings of at least £6m. A New Year scheme will see services instead operating from a single ‘Go to Centre’. Mossley Library is earmarked for closure in March followed by Denton Library and Hyde Libraries in June. Hyde […]
2nd Jan A Hadfield church is asking parishioners for a particular Christmas present. The clergy at St Andrew’s aren’t too bothered about scarves, gloves and all things smelly. They just want some keys for the church keyboard – and there’s 88 of them! Church organist cum pianist Chris Goodhew told the Chronicle: “Our current keyboard is borrowed […]
2nd Jan High Peak Mayor Tony Kemp is playing his part in making sure that local people get fed over Christmas. He is giving his £1,000 ‘Mayoral Allowance’ to Buxton Food Bank and Glossop’s Bare Necessities.  He told the Chronicle: “They can use it to purchase basic microwaves, kettles, toasters and slow cookers, so they can then […]
2nd Jan Council chiefs are trying to recruit an army of volunteers ready to spring into action at the sign of any emergency. Last year the county council set up  a team to look after residents evacuated from their homes following such major incidents as fires, floods, or gas leaks. It is also to help vulnerable people […]
2nd Jan Glossop’s newest town centre store has signed up to a scheme aimed at running crooks out of town. Howard Town Retail Park firm Peacocks has joined traders big and small on Glossop ShopWatch. And that’s one more link in the security chain that is cutting retail crime. Last week we revealed how it caught criminals […]
2nd Jan Glossop’s newest town centre store has signed up to a scheme aimed at running crooks out of town. Howard Town Retail Park firm Peacocks has joined traders big and small on Glossop ShopWatch. And that’s one more link in the security chain that is cutting retail crime. Last week we revealed how it caught criminals […]
2nd Jan Police in plain clothes took a train ride to catch travelling crooks. It wasn’t long before the partnership of Glossop officers and British Transport Police collared their first suspects. Stop searches for cannabis led to a BB gun and ammunition being retrieved. While four suspects were also identified for previous incidents of anti-social behaviour by […]
2nd Jan A countywide campaign has been launched in Derbyshire to highlight domestic abuse. Run by the police, county council and Derby City Council, it will offer support to victims and raise awareness of what is a growing problem. Last December there were 1,563 domestic violence incidents recorded in Derbyshire, a 5.8 per cent increase on December […]
20th Dec A Gamesley group is a little closer to getting people fitter and reducing the £500,000 a year that inactivity ‘costs’ Glossop. Local Barclays manager Mark The donation means the social enterprise group can continue running its ‘low impact physical activity sessions’ into the new year. Co-ordinator Mick Owen is delighted with the donation and Mark’s […]
20th Dec   A little Gamesley girl has become a real life Christmas angel. Abigail Hardy has had her hair cut off to help a child cancer victim. And she’s raised £350 for her 10ins long locks to be turned into wig. “I can always grow my hair again,” Abigail told proud mum Zoe. “The children might […]