From the High Peak Archives
21st Nov Every week, High Peak MP Ruth George pens a column for the Glossop Chronicle to inform readers of her goings-on in Westminster and beyond and her thoughts on topical issues. Here’s her latest offering… As I write, we are approaching Wednesday’s much-anticipated Budget, so I will set out what I believe High Peak needs from […]
21st Nov High Peak MP Ruth George has issued a factsheet to offer advice to leaseholders across the borough.  It comes after the MP arranged a meeting, which was attended by around 70 people, in Chapel recently to share concerns after buying a leasehold home in High Peak. Most new homes in High Peak are being sold […]
20th Nov A High Peak charity are celebrating some good news after being awarded a grant of £120,000 from the BBC’s Children in Need. Crossroads Derbyshire, formerly High Peak Women’s Aid, has been awarded the grant over three years to fund work with children who have witnessed domestic abuse in the home. The charity works with families […]
16th Nov Shadow Minister for Early Years and Childcare, Tracy Brabin joined MP Ruth George in visiting nurseries and childcare providers across the High Peak.  Tracy visited Gamesley Early Excellent Centre and New Mills Nursery before having a lunchtime discussion with nursery owners and childminders from across High Peak at Rems Wine Bar in Chapel. The Shadow […]
16th Nov Every week, High Peak MP Ruth George pens a column for the Glossop Chronicle to inform readers of her goings-on in Westminster and beyond and her thoughts on topical issues. Here’s her latest offering… It has been wonderful to see so many people of all generations supporting Remembrance Day across High Peak. I attended the […]
13th Nov Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service are actively recruiting On-Call Firefighters to cover Glossop Fire Station. On-Call Firefighters are members of the community who are paid to respond to emergencies but must live within a five-minute radius of the fire station. It comes as the fire service have brought in retained (part-time) crews to cover the […]
10th Nov Thirteen American airmen who died on a rocky hillside above Glossop were remembered near the remains of their wrecked aircraft last Sunday.  Also remembered was Gerald Scarratt, of Hadfield, who died last week and who, with the late Ron Collier, researched the many Dark Peak crash sites. Glossop Mountain Rescue Team’s Peter Jozefczyk, who led […]
10th Nov A self-taught pub chef has been nominated for a prestigious national award by Ruth George. Luke Payne, who plies his trade at The Pack Horse in Hayfield, has been put forward for the 2017/18 Young Parliamentary Pub Chef of the Year award. The 24-year-old said he is ‘over the moon’ to be chosen by the […]
10th Nov Glossop and Chapel people have helped research the ‘life and times’ of local people during the First World War – now it’s New Mills’ turn. Chapel-en-le-Frith Male Voice Choir – which celebrates its centenary next year – was formed by servicemen returning home from the battlefields. It was awarded a £9,300 Lottery grant to look […]
9th Nov Around 70 people attended a packed meeting in Chapel last Saturday with High Peak MP Ruth George to share concerns after buying a leasehold home in High Peak.  Most new homes in High Peak are being sold on leases of 99 or 150 years where tenants have to pay ground rent each year. They can […]