Posts Tagged ‘High Street’

Witnesses sought after Glossop High Street bag snatch

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Police are searching witnesses following the theft of a handbag in Glossop.

At around 6:30am on Saturday 8th February, a woman had her handbag stolen as she walked along High Street West, Glossop. The victim was walking past Bay Tree Book store when the offender snatched the bag and drove off in a small, black, hatchback vehicle.

Witnesses or anyone with information on this incident are asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

CCTV released after damage to 25 cars in Glossop

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Police have released CCTV of a man they would like to speak to about damage to 25 cars in Glossop.

Cars were damaged in the early hours of January 13th on Victoria Street, James Street, Queen Street, High Street West and Slatelands.

The man in the CCTV, captured on High Street West, was seen at around 3am to 3:30am and is described as: “white, in his 20s, with longish light brown hair, described as ‘shaggy’. He was wearing a light coloured coat or jumper and was wearing a back pack.”

Inspector Jon Clark of Glossop Police said: “I would urge the local community to help us trace this man who has committed thousands of pounds worth of mindless damage. You may recognise the person in the image or you may have seen someone matching the description in the area at the time.

“If you live in the area and own CCTV please check it and get in touch if you see anything of interest. However insignificant you feel the information might be I would urge you to get in touch.”

Anyone who can help is asked to contact PC Simon Lomas using the non-emergency number 101. You can also report crime anonymously using Crimestoppers, 0800 555 111.


Free business start-up advice session

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

A local marketing agency is holding a free business surgery aimed at those thinking about setting up their own companies.

Organised by Fig Creative the drop in will take place on Tuesday 15th January between 10am and 12 noon at Glossop Business Centre.

The start of a New Year is often a popular time for people to launch new businesses and so Fig Creative are holding the surgery to allow people the chance to pick the brains of professionals who can answer questions and pass on advice. Experts will be on hands to discuss topics such as VAT, tax, insurance, IT, marketing, banking, accountancy – helping to make sure new business have all the bases covered.

Helen Duncan, MD from Fig Creative, believes that attending an event such as this is an encouraging statement of intent from a new business:

“If you’ve got an idea for a business then this is a real positive step in bringing that idea to life. It can often be a daunting prospect thinking about starting a business, with so many things to think about, so this event could give you that boost and encourage you to make it happen in 2013.”

She also said that she believes 2013 could well be the year of the new business:

“We organise the start up surgery every January because it is typically a time when people think of starting anew but in truth we’ve helped a lot of new businesses get off the ground in the past few months of 2012 so I think there is a definite increase in the trend.”

The session is a drop-in so no booking is required. Those who can’t attend can contact Fig Creative on 01457 857111 and get their free High Peak business start up guide.




Reminder for workers after bag snatch

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Police are urging those working in shops to take care of their personal property after a theft from a High Street business.

On Tuesday 30th October, sometime between 2pm and 5pm, a handbag was stolen from underneath the counter at a shop on Glossop High Street.

As a result officers have sent a message to members of the Shop Watch scheme reminding them it is important to keep handbags, phones and other valuables somewhere safe and out of sight.

Anyone with information on the theft is asked to contact the Police by calling 101 and quoting the crime reference number – 46855/12.

Glossop businesses told not to miss out repair grants

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Those who own historic commercial buildings in Glossop have been urged not to miss out on a restoration grant scheme.

The Glossopdale Townscape Heritage Initiative is funded by High Peak Borough Council in conjunction with Derbyshire County Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund. Its purpose is to help businesses fund repairs to shop fronts as well as aiding the restoration of historical features such as the stonework or the joinery.

Business owners are being warned that all work under the scheme will have to be completed by the end of March 2013 and that they shouldn’t delay making their application for help or they could end up missing out.

Those with traditional buildings who do apply can get grants which mean they could save up to 75% on the costs of specialist repairs. Glossop premises that have been renovated with the aid of the scheme so far include:

- Hollywood Nails who had a traditional shop front reinstated, sash windows replaced, re-pointing completed and paint removed from stonework.


- High Street Dental Clinic who had their shop front reinstated and had cast iron gutters and drain pipes installed.

Councillor Godfrey Claff, executive councillor for regeneration, explained why the scheme is such a vital one for Glossop:

“The preservation and restoration of traditional buildings is not only important for aesthetic reasons, it also makes town centres more attractive to shoppers, visitors and inward investors.

“That’s why we’re urging eligible owners who have yet to benefit from the THI to apply before it’s too late.”

Anyone who is interested in the scheme can call or email Sarah Porru on either 0845 129 7777 or



Mobile phones stolen from shop

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Police in Glossop are appealing for information after four men stole from a mobile phone retailer.

At 10:20am on Monday 10th September, the assailants entered the shop and whilst they were distracting the staff managed to make off with three Blackberry phones.

The four men who Police believe to be between 18 and 25 year old were described as red faced and smelling of alcohol. The first had a shaved head and was wearing a  grey hooded top, ¾ checked black/grey shorts and black socks.

The second of the men was around 5’11” tall, had a rats tail haircut and was wearing a silver necklace, dark blue v neck top and black jeans.

The other two men were believed to have short and shaved hair.

Anyone who operates CCTV on High Street West or knows the men can contact Derbyshire Police on 101, quoting the crime number 39236/12.

Glossop high street shut after pipe bursts

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

United Utilities have been forced to close Glossop high street after two water pipe bursts.

Engineers were called out at 1:30am and found that two 12 inch water mains pipes had burst. They are currently building temporary above ground pipes to divert water supplies so they can then fix the damaged pipes.

The closure runs from near the Corner Cupboard pub up to the Norfolk Square area.

United Utilities say they have mobile water tankers on site to maintain the supply of water to customers. This appears to be working as several businesses have confirmed they are open and have water despite the problems.

Shaun Robinson a spokesman for the water company said: “We would like to say sorry to people in Glossop for disrupting their daily routines and causing traffic delays but we are working as quickly as possible to resolve the problem.”

New restaurant “Thai Wok” gains excellent hygiene mark

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Glossop’s newly opened Thai food bar has received a welcome boost after a hygiene website gave it a 5 out of 5 rating.

The Thai Wok Noodle Bar has been open for around a month and has been highly praised by recently relaunched ratings website

The site has been revamped to give its awards in line with Food Standards Agency requirements and it was effusive in its praise for the new addition to Glossop’s high street.

Thai Wok was awarded its excellent 5 out of 5 rating for amongst other things having “good procedures” and for keeping “high levels of cleanliness.”



Man charged over assault in Glossop

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Police have charged a man with grievous bodily harm with intent after a late night assault in Glossop.

A 31 year old man has been charged over the incident which took place at around 3:40 am on Sunday July 15th. He appeared in front of Chesterfield Magistrates Court earlier today.

A second man aged 29 has been released on bail pending further inquiries.

A 22 year old woman and a man aged 26 have also been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice and were also released on bail whilst enquiries continue.

The victim remains in a critical condition in Tameside Hospital.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Glossop CID on the non-emergency number 101 or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.