From the Buxton Archives
29th Jun Gamekeepers fighting in the front line to combat the Saddleworth Moor wildfire have called for a lantern festival to be scrapped as the devastation to wildlife becomes apparent following the blazes. Keepers who have been on the Arnfield moor all week are reporting a catastrophic loss of species. The before and after of such a […]
21st Jun Free cancer information and support is coming to Glossop and Buxton next week as part of Macmillan Cancer Support’s sun safety campaign. The charity’s mobile service will be visiting The Derbyshire County Show, Ripley, Buxton and Glossop, with cancer information specialists on hand to answer questions and provide support. The team encourages anyone with worries relating […]
23rd Mar Glossop Fire Station is holding a fundraising car wash on Sunday. The effort is being held to help pay for pioneering treatment for 29 year old on-call firefighter Stefan Hawcroft who has been diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour. Despite being given just weeks to live, a private clinic in Germany can provide Stefan with […]
22nd Mar The ‘mini’ Beast From The East blasted back over the weekend causing almost as much chaos as its big brother. Blizzards which blew in on Saturday night closed both trans-Pennine passes and country roads as strong winds whipped snow into drifts. Drivers were trapped in vehicles on the Snake Pass and Monks Road with police […]
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 […]