Archive for March, 2012

Man arrested after suspected cannabis found at house in Gamesley

Friday, March 30th, 2012

A 30 year old man has been arrested after suspected cannabis plants were found at a property in Gamesley.

Officers from the Gamesley and Charlesworth Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team called at the house on Monday, March 26 following concerns from the community.

They discovered 17 plants, thought to be cannabis and arrested the man, who is from the local area, on suspicion of production of cannabis.

He was questioned and then later bailed pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information about illegal drug use or activity should call Derbyshire police on 101, the non-emergency number or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The Apprentice Week 2

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Adam and the boys secured a second consecutive win on The Apprentice last night.
The teams were tasked with “inventing a gadget” the boys came up with a composting bin for waste food. Adam suggested washing up gloves with scourers on the finger tips but this was rejected by team leader Azhar. As it turned out it might have been the right decision as they secured orders for 13,000 items form Amazon and Lakeland. The girls team and their splash screen for baths (to stop children’s splashing wetting the bathroom) impressed only one of the retailers with just 7,500 items ordered.

Maria O’Connor a restaurateur from Kent was fired, although many were surprised that the girls team lead, Jane McEvoy wasn’t the one doing the long walk having ignored the market research (who preferred tap cosies) to go with the splash screen.

It was good to see Adam speak up this week, could be in for the long run if he keeps it up.

Therapy taster sessions – in aid of a good cause

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

This coming Saturday Willow Wood is hosting their popular complementary Therapy Taster days. If you are a fan of therapies, or have always wanted to try one out, then this is your opportunity. A variety of therapies will be available including Reiki, Aromatherapy, Reflexology and the ever popular Indian Head Massage. Please ring the Appeals Office on 0161 330 7788 for further information or to make your booking. (Bookings are essential)

If you would like any further information please contact the office on 0161 330 7788

The Apprentice Week 1

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Glossop greengrocer and apprentice, Adam Corbally comfortably survived week 1’s task in the new series of The Apprentice.

Adam was part of the boys team “Phoenix” who were tasked with printing “something to sell”. They decided to target the tourist market and designed T-shirts, teddy bears  and Bags emblazoned with the famous London bus and Union Jacks.

They seriously out performed the rival girl team “Sterling” and were rewarded with what appeared to be an Art themed food and drink served in an art gallery.

Adam is remaining tight lipped about how he does on the show but first impressions suggest he will be a strong contender.

Fig Creative short-listed in Manchester’s How-Do Awards

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Fig Creative has been short-listed in Manchester’s prestigious How-Do Awards 2012! How-Do is the home of news, opinion and resources for the North West media industry.

Fig Creative, a small creative design and marketing company based in the High Peak has been short-listed in the B2B Marketing / integrated communications campaign category, for its ‘Go to market campaign’ with client Colour Mobile VMS.

Managing Director, Helen Duncan said, “I am delighted with the news and this is testament to the whole team working together for the benefit of our client. We are up against some big players in the final so we should be proud to have reached the short-list. I will be taking my whole team and my client to the awards ceremony in April to enjoy the recognition, whatever the final outcome. We’re both small companies, which demonstrates that small can achieve big things with small budgets when they have big ambitions and lots of creativity!”

“Our client Colour Mobile VMS has achieved amazing results in the past two years and 2012 is set to be better still, with a big annoucement due out in a matter of days, watch this space.”

For a full list of nomineets see here

To find out more about Fig Creative visit

To find out more about Colour Mobile VMS visit



Glossops Apprentice

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Glossop greengrocer Adam Corbally hopes to become Lord Sugars latest apprentice.

Adam, 32, has been selected as the one of the sixteen candidates in the new series of the popular BBC show.

Adam’s first job was stacking bread at the Co-op. He now runs a wholesale and retail fruit and veg business and manages his own property portfolio.

Adam who has two children is no doubt hoping some of Lord Sugars success will rub off as he famously started his business as a market stall trader as well.

The next series starts on Wednesday the 21st March at 9pm on BBC1


Adam is on the back row, third from left.

Dinting Arches Refurbishment Work

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

An event next week will give details of a £6.4m project to strengthen and refurbish Dinting viaduct.

A drop-in event has been arranged by Network Rail and Taziker Industries  at Dinting C of E Primary School, Dinting Vale, from 7pm to 9pm, on Wednesday March 14 to talk about the work and how it might effect local residents.

Built in 1842, the viaduct carries the Manchester to Hadfield/Glossop electrified railway over Dinting Brook and the A57 road between Manchester and Sheffield.

The work, set to take up to 18 months to complete, will involve strengthening the lattice and box girders, installing new bearings and repairs to steel, brickwork and masonry.

Two special staircases will be constructed so workers can get onto scaffolding suspended beneath the viaduct from where they will work.

The scaffolding will be encapsulated to prevent contamination of the brook, road and surrounding environment.

When all the refurbishment work is completed, the viaduct will be painted olive green to blend in with the area.







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Apprenticeship day – just the job for youngsters

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012


 More than 60 Gamesley youngsters showed just how keen they are to find work when they attended an apprenticeships awareness raiser on Wednesday (February 29).

 Organised by High Peak Borough Council and Derbyshire County Council to mark leap year, the Leap into an Apprenticeship Open Day shone the spotlight on finding apprenticeships online.

 The event was part paid for by the Member Initiative Funds of Gamesley councillor Anthony McKeown, the borough council’s executive councillor for community services; and Hadfield South councillor Bob McKeown.

 Speaking after the open day, Cllr Anthony McKeown said: “The room was packed, showing just how keen young people are to find work. And I would particularly like to thank Casey’s Construction who attended the event to explain what they and other employers are looking for when considering taking on young people”.

 Now, Connexions and Next Step are to follow up on the event by offering a series of one-to-one appointments to young people and adults wanting to improve their online apprenticeship profile, discuss career options or find vacancies. The sessions will take place in Gamesley Community Centre on Wednesdays from 11am to 12.30pm.

 Alternatively, similar surgeries take place at Pure Vibes Youth Centre, Whitfield every Monday, from 10am to 1pm; Tuesday, 10am to 4.30pm; and Thursday, 12 noon to 4pm. For details, callConnexions on 0800 100 900.

 Ian Huddlestone, the borough council’s executive councillor for regeneration, added: “With grants now available for local firms to take on apprenticeships and the county council looking to recruit 500 apprentices over the next few years, it’s really important that young people in Glossop and Gamesley register for these vacancies”, he urged.

 Meanwhile, the IT suite in Gamesley’s Community Adult Education Centre remains available for young people and adults making job applications or seeking vacancies.