From the Birch Vale Archives
17th Mar Heavy snow has closed the A57 Snake Pass and motorists are advised to be prepared before setting out on journeys after Highways England issued a further severe weather alert for snow this evening. Drivers are being advised to avoid trans-Pennine roads, including the M62 (junctions 21 to 25), A628 and A66, if at all possible […]
4th Mar The A57 Snake Pass and Monks road – between Chunal & Charlesworth – will remain closed tonight due to the previous heavy snow, Derbyshire County Council states However, as the slow thaw continues and temperatures gradually increase, it is expected that the routes will be re-opened during the course of the day tomorrow. The council […]
3rd Mar Derbyshire County Council reports that all-out efforts to beat the ‘Beast form the East’ and Storm Emma and get the region’s road network fully operational again continues. Attempts to dig out snow-laden main roads in the High Peak with the help of farmer contractors has been ongoing with JCBs working to dig out the isolated […]
2nd Mar High Peak Borough Council has set its budget for providing essential services at £10.4m for the coming year. A Council Tax increase of 2.9 per cent has also been agreed – setting Band D payments at £186.36 for 2018/19 which equates to a rise of ten pence per week. Executive Councillor for Finance and Operational […]
2nd Mar Conditions across Glossop and the High Peak remain challenging this morning with more roads closed and becoming impassable with the high winds from Storm Emma causing further problems after the heavy snow. The vast majority of Glossopdale’s schools have remained closed today. Derbyshire County Council said fallen trees have added to the difficulties on the […]
1st Mar A Yellow weather warning issued for our region this morning for snow has been extended for the whole of tomorrow (Friday) – but this time for snow and ice. It comes after blizzard-like conditions swept across Glossop and the High Peak this morning with scores of schools closing and Derbyshire County Council advising people not […]
1st Mar Severe weather warnings have been issued this morning as blizzard-like conditions descended across Glossop. Snow showers have continued overnight as the ‘Beast From the East’ continued to make itself felt with temperatures plummeting to minus six. With the increasing wind gusting at between 30mph and 40mph, that temperature has felt more like minus 11. Many […]
28th Feb The ‘Beast From The East’ truly got its claws into Glossopdale and Tameside on Tuesday night. A Met Office Yellow weather warning for snow has been issued for our region, which will continue into Wednesday, with the outlook for further snow to come for the whole region on Thursday, Friday and even into the weekend. […]
18th Feb Standing ovations for world premiere of award-winning play at The Royal Exchange THE ALMIGHTY SOMETIMES REVIEW by DENISE EVANS POWERFUL: Julie Hesmondhalgh and Norah Lopez Holden in The Almighty Sometimes which tackles the issues of mental health head on.   Julie Hesmondhalgh is appearing at The Royal Exchange Theatre in the World Premiere The Almighty Sometimes until […]
17th Feb Council Tax bills are set to soar by almost five per cent following Derbyshire County Council’s annual Budget setting meeting. There may be even more rises on the way. High Peak Borough Council holds its Budget meeting on Tuesday. Then there’s the policing tax to come. The county council’s spending over the next financial year […]