Archive for April, 2012

New bin for householders

Friday, April 27th, 2012

The Borough Council will deliver a new, brown wheeled bin to all households over a six-week period starting on Monday, May 21 ready for the collection service which starts in the first week of July.

The new bin will be used for:

Plastics – including bottles, tubs and trays
Food tins and drinks cans
Empty aerosols
Newspapers and magazines
Cardboard packaging and boxes.

The expanded service, operated by contractors Veolia Environmental Services, will mean that around half of all households will see a change to the day or week during which their bins are emptied. But a leaflet spelling out the changes will be delivered to all properties alongside the new bin.

“The new, improved service is great news for keen recyclers who will no longer have to put up with the inconvenience and fuel costs of taking plastics to the neighbourhood recycling centres. The change will also see the end of the blue bags, with just the red bag for clothing being retained as part of the new service.

The new brown bin will work alongside the green-lidded bin for garden waste and food scraps, the black bin for residual rubbish, and the green kerbside box – which will be used for glass only from Monday, July 2.

Local business works with Barclays to support local businesses

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

FIG Creative, the leading Glossop-based design and marketing specialists have announced plans to work with Barclays as part of the financial services provider’s integrated approach to help local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) thrive and survive in today’s challenging economic conditions.

New clients to Barclays, throughout Glossop and Buxton, will be entitled to a free 45 minute consultation with FIG Creative. Designed to give small business owners useful, practical advice these interactive sessions are an opportunity to ask questions and draw on the experience of FIG Creative’s marketing professionals.
Helen Duncan, Managing Director of FIG Creative has long been an advocate of local start-up and SME businesses and says:

“It’s really tough out there and marketing activity shouldn’t be considered a luxury – it’s essential for survival and growth. I’m delighted we’ve been chosen to support Barclays in this local initiative and I look forward to getting local businesses moving in the right direction. As well as a free 45 minute consultation for Barclays clients, we have start up and small business packages and a free starting up in business guide dedicated to the High Peak.”
As part of their drive to stimulate growth at a local level, Barclays offer a suite of advisory services including additional 45 minute accountancy and legal consultations, access to legal and tax help lines and an online data backup service. In partnering with reputable, local providers like FIG Creative they’re also helping create relationships that underpin the local business community.

Ian Shenton, Barclays Business Manager says:
“We want to stand shoulder to shoulder with local businesses and believe that initiatives like these go a long way to giving them the best chance of success. We’re delighted to work with FIG Creative across the High Peak because they have a wealth of experience and knowledge that our customers can really benefit from.”

Following the demise of Business Link, local enterprises will look to this type of initiative with some anticipation.

Injured man critical – police appeal for witnesses

Friday, April 20th, 2012

A 21 year old man was attacked and has been left in a critical condition after being punched and kicked ouside Norfolk Pizza.

The attack happenned in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Three men have been arrested in connection with the attack.They are all from Glossop and aged 23, 25 and 29 years.

Police are appealing for two witnesses who helped them following the assault at 4.15am on Saturday. Anyone with information is asked to contact DS Woodward at Glossop CID using the non-emergency number 101.

Glossop Guild Summer Courses

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Glossop Guild has announced its new summer courses including days out to places of interest. Please confirm details and book with the Guild directly

Ness Gardens, Wirral 28th April
£20 includes entrance and transport(car share) meet 9.15 Town Hall

Rolls Royce Tour – Derby 9th May
£10 includes transport (car share) meet 9.15 Town Hall

Medieval cookery 13th May
Labour club, 10-4 £30 or £25 for members

Flowers and Industrial archaeology walk,Broadbottom 27th May
Lymefield Centre, 10 am £6

Bygone days in Greece 11th June
Bradbury House, 7.30pm £6

Music of the Russian five 16th June
Partington Theatre 10-4 £30 or £25 for members

Yorkshire Sculpture Park 23rd June
£10 includes transport (car share) meet 9.15 Town Hall

Cultural Treasures of Spain & Portugal 7th July
Partington Theatre 10-4 £30 or £25 for members

If any of these course are of interest or you would like to know more then visit or pick up a booking form from Bradbury House or the library

Eat, drink and be merry (and all in a good cause)

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

lossop Mountain Rescue Team are holding a fund raising dinner at Glossop Golf Club on Saturday 21st April 2012.

Tickets are £25 per head which includes a glass of fizz, dinner and music/dancing. Proceeds go to Glossop Mountain Rescue Team. who are currently saving for some water rescue equipment and base layer shirts for team members.

is asking for people to have a night out while supporting a worthwile local charity. Tickets have been bought by individuals and companies so whether you want a night out with friends or work colleagues GMRT would live to have you join them.

The black tie event will start at 19:30.

Tickets from Paul Hitchen

Tel: 07900 266666


The Apprentice week 3

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Well, having seen the boys trounce the girls 2 weeks in a row, Lord Sugar decided it was time for a bit of move around with Katie joining Phoenix and

The task this week was to invent a condiment, something people would enjoy with their food and they had to sell it to trade and the public.. Team Sterling decided to make a chutney and Mr Corbally and co agreed on an Italian ketchup called “Belisimo” rather than “Bellisimo” which is how it was meant to be spelt.

Team Sterling actually did very well and sold twice the amount the team Phoenix did consequently Michael, Ricky and Katie were left in the boardroom with Michael receiving the finger from Lord Sugar.

Adam managed to get on the wrong side of Lord Sugar after boasting that he had a ‘major role in the operation as per usual’, to which Lord Sugar retorted, ‘What was that, modesty manager?’

He also came in for a fair bit of criticism from the judges on the follow up programme on BBC2 with Levi Roots saying “he couldn’t see what Adam had contributed” and comedienne Jenny Éclair claiming to be offended by his patronising manner.

Everything is all white

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Following last weeks glorious weather, winter struck again this morning! Glossop Mountain Rescue Team were called out to assist Derbyshire Police in rescuing drivers stranded on the Snake Pass due to a significant snow fall in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The team’s Landrovers set off from Glossop equipped with Ssow chains and shovels to drive through deep drifting snow up the Snake Pass Road picking up and ferrying drivers back to Glossop Police station as they went. The team met with Edale MRT who had done the same from Ladybower by Birchen Clough Lay-by. All the drivers were safe and well.

Reports of the Glossop whiteout reached as far as Malta