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From the Padfield Archives
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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 […]
25th Jan “We need to talk and listen” – Macmillan is encouraging people to start more conversations about the emotional effects of cancer Macmillan Cancer Support is encouraging anyone affected by cancer in Glossop to talk more openly about the emotional effects and to seek the support they need. As part of Cancer Talk Week which runs until January 29, Macmillan wants […]
25th Jan Glossop Market Arcade will be packed with councillors from 10am until 11.30am on Saturday. The Labour team is holding its first Shoppers’ Surgery of the year and everyone’s invited. High Peak Borough Councillors Graham Oakley who represents Whitfield, Godfrey Claff and Damien Greenhalgh from Howard Town, Nick Longos from Padfield, Bob Mckeown from Hadfield South, […]
25th Jan Public feedback meetings to help decide the future of fire cover in Glossop are taking place over the next four days. Tomorrow (Friday), a Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service team will be in Norfolk Square in Glossop to answer questions on the three proposed options to change the way Glossop and Matlock stations are staffed. […]
15th Jan A Padfield councillor’s next surgery for residents is on the horizon. Borough councillor Nick Longos is holding his gatherings on the first Monday of every month throughout 2018. The next will be on Monday, February 5, at the Palatine pub at the top of Station Road – opposite the train station – from 7pm to […]