Archive for May, 2011

M&S comes to Glossop

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

M&S Simply Food is the latest big name to commit to Glossop as part of the Howard Town Mill redveleopment.

They join Travelodge and Wetherspooons, who have already confirmed their place.

Peveril Securities, Real Estate Development Partnerships and RED Property Services are carrying out the redevlopment of the 140,000 sq ft mixed-use scheme at the Mill.

It will occupy a 20,000 sq ft unit, joining a 63-bedroom Travelodge, Wetherspoons and Dominos Pizza.

James Ridings of Real Estate Development Partnerships said: “This letting represents a huge leap forward for the scheme in terms of delivering a quality retail line up and also reinforcing and improving the retail profile of Glossop. We are very pleased with the key anchor lettings we have secured.”

Planning permission has been secured for the hotel and two “changes of use” – for a coffee shop and a high street fashion retailer. Further occupier-led amendments to the approved scheme will be considered.

The scheme’s 49 apartments have been sold. Having stalled once, construction is due to restart onsite in early June with a completion of the whole scheme expected by April 2012.

Harehills Play Area up for discussion

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

High Peak Borough Council are consulting with local people on plans to revitalise Harehills Park Play Area with funding from the Government’s Playbuilder fund.

The funding will enable play equipment to be sited in the woodland and on the sloping banks, complementing the park’s natural features. On Saturday May 28, residents will be able to have their say between 10am and 12 noon by visiting the park, off Philip Howard Road, and popping into the temporary gazebo in which the plans will be on display.

A council spokesperson explained: “We think we know what’s needed to make the site more attractive to youngsters without spoiling its natural appearance.

“But we want to be certain that the plans are what people want and that we don’t introduce features for which there’s not much support. That’s why we want families to tell us what they think on Saturday week”.

Glossop Free School Plans Hit Delays

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Organisers of The Glossop Free School project have decided to postpone their project for another year. Colin Hanson-Orr spoke to and explained why they delay was neccessary.

“Three of our members have attended New School Network conferences recently, in which the recently heavily publicised failure rate for ‘free school’ applications were a main talking point. We have been working intensively and extensively to ensure that our application has a realistic chance of success – we were also being overwhelmed by the sheer volume, in the hundreds, of interested parents – so, for many, predominantly consultative and preparation reasons, it became apparent that we needed to defer the bid for the 2011 round. As the government are currently drafting several new guidelines, and a new ‘Admission Code’, it is only sensible to delay the application to the next round of submissions (early Spring 2012) when I think you’ll find that Glossop has a very realistic chance of success.

We need the support of the community, and were delighted by the turnout to the recent public meeting at the Oakwood”.

More information can be found at

Ozbox gets a permanent home in Glossop

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Ozbox, a boxing based fitness scheme has been found a long term home at Whitfield Youth Club. Funding being provided by through the B Safe project by erbyshire County Council Youth Service

Specialist equipment has been installed at the centre and youth staff have had training on how to deliver Ozbox sessions by coaches from the Amateur Boxing Association.

Ozbox was first introduced by police more than six years ago in Chesterfield. Youngsters take part in a combination of circuit training and boxing training with the aim of improving fitness levels, motivation and self confidence.

The facilities were officially launched to youngsters on Friday, May 6 and sessions are on offer to youngsters at the youth club every Friday.

Local election results in

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Labour take control in the High Peak and celbrate wins across Glossop.

WHARMBY, Jean Conservative Party 564 ELECTED
HOPKINS, Ben The Labour Party 288

MCKEOWN, Anthony The Labour Party 389 ELECTED
EVANS, Brian Conservative Party 84

MANN, Vicky The Labour Party 317 ELECTED
NOVAKOVIC, David Conservative Party 161
STOREY, John Liberal Democrat 62

MCKEOWN, Bob The Labour Party 761 ELECTED
SIDDALL, Edward The Labour Party 725 ELECTED
FOOTE, Marie Melita Conservative Party 599
FOOTE, Stephen Conservative Party 568

CLAFF, Godfrey The Labour Party 753 ELECTED
WAUDE, Colin Peter The Labour Party 643 ELECTED
DOUGLAS, Jamie Conservative Party 370
ROWLANDS, Will Conservative Party 326
ALLEN, Peter Duncan The Green Party 248

PARVIN, Garry The Labour Party 687 ELECTED
WEBSTER, Chris Independent 686 ELECTED
HARDY, Paul Francis Conservative Party 673
GREENHALGH, Damien The Labour Party 653
LAWTON, Jeff Conservative Party 421

WILCOX, Ellie The Labour Party 354 ELECTED
KAY, Peter James Conservative Party 338
SELWOOD, Lee David The Green Party 88
BATEY, Sandra Liberal Democrat 39

HAKEN, John Conservative Party 793 ELECTED
MCCABE, Julie Ann Conservative Party 663 ELECTED
O’CONNOR, Robert The Labour Party 588
LONGOS, Nick The Labour Party 574
HAGGART, Jonathan Liberal Democrat 268
GARBUTT, Ayshea Liberal Democrat 229

WHARMBY, George Conservative Party 429 ELECTED
WORRALL, Stephen Liberal Democrat 255

JENNER, Pat The Labour Party 393 ELECTED
CLARKE, Bill Conservative Party 379

OAKLEY, Graham The Labour Party 442 ELECTED
LOMAS, Paul Conservative Party 135
KUPPAN, George Liberal Democrat 55

Full election results can be found hereTurnout across Glossop was generally higher than 2007 other than Old Glossop ward down just .5%.

The following diagram shows how the parties have performed in the 2011 elections, compared with the previous polls in 2007, in the number of seats won and lost.

Safer Neigbourhood Newsletter

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

The local Safer Neighbourhood Team has just released their latest newsletter
Spring issue

Tinwistle Safer Neighbourhood Meeting

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

People living in Tintwistle have the chance to speak about community concerns with their local Safer Neighbourhood policing team.

The Tintwistle Community Meeting is set to take place on Sunday, May 8 from 2pm at Tintwistle Parish Council Hall and is a chance for residents to drop in and speak about any issues or concerns about the area.

If you cannot make the meeting but would like to contact the Hadfield and Tintwistle Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team you can also call 0345 123 33 33 or email