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17th Jan Swinging cuts are being proposed by Derbyshire County Council which has to slash its budget by £157m in four years. Reductions in Government grants, inflation and greater demands on areas of the council’s budget means it must re-think the way it delivers services. Councillors revealed proposed cuts last Tuesday, which will be discussed by the […]
10th Jan     Two of Glossop’s best known landmark buildings could be sold, but a local councillor claims one is undervalued. Glossop Conservative Club will be auctioned early next month with a guide price set at £250,000. While former mill owner’s home Easton  House – owned by High Peak Borough Council – could go for £190,000. […]
10th Jan Power giants United Utilities have hit back at criticism over the planning of their current sewer work in Glossop town centre. Major repairs started in Victoria Street on Monday, shutting the main road from Howard Town Mill to Collier Street. Cty Cllr Damien Greenhalgh said: “This road closure is causing traffic congestion during rush hour […]
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 […]