From the Padfield Archives
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 […]
9th Feb New proposals aimed at tackling fly-tipping have been welcomed by High Peak Borough Council. The Government is proposing to give councils the power to issue fines of up to £400, rather than take people to court, if their waste ends up in illegal tips. The news has been welcomed by the council’s head of operational […]
2nd Feb Paul Cain could hardly believe his eyes when a traffic warden walked up and handed him a ticket. Coach driver Paul was on a school run picking up children from Glossop Leisure Centre. He says some of the Padfield Primary School pupils were getting on the bus when it happened. Paul, who drives for Smiths […]
2nd Feb   MP Ruth George marked Holocaust Memorial Day by writing to sixth forms in High Peak encouraging them to take part in the Lessons from Auschwitz Project. The scheme offers two post-16 students from each school the chance to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp with Ruth and other young people from the East Midlands. There is […]
2nd Feb A public meeting organised by High Peak Unite Community heard there was ‘no confidence’ that part-time firefighters would provide adequate cover for Glossop. Held in Glossop Labour Club, people heard Fire Brigade Union officers say current shift working patterns were particularly efficient. They said the 14 full-time staff lived on site and by working two […]
30th Jan Anything from flares to the latest  hi-fashion is likely to be on show at a dance in Glossop where the demand for tickets will be red hot. A group called ‘The Last Dance at Glossopdale School’ is marking the closure of the current twin-campus college with an ‘old style school disco.’ It is planned for […]
28th Jan The death has occurred of a man who helped raise considerable amounts of money for charities in Glossop and Tameside. David Slack was an active member of Glossop Freemasons and with other members of his lodge organised and supported many fundraisers for Reuben’s Retreat, St Christopher Trust, Willow Wood Hospice, the Scouts and many other […]
27th Jan Glossopdale foodbank Bare Necessities is starting the new year with a name change as it seeks charitable status and the size and scope of its operations continues to expand. It has also been changed to stop it being mistaken by ‘Googlers’ for an underwear shop! Established as a foodbank in 2010, it was founded in […]
26th Jan Parents petitioning for an additional school bus service at Longdendale High School have expressed frustration that their protests are falling on deaf ears. They have been campaigning since September, ever since the first instance of children, some of whom had only been at the school for a matter of weeks, being left stranded at bus […]