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Helping High Peak commemorate WW1 centenary

Sunday, 18 March, 2018

This November people across the UK will come together to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War – and the Borough Council is offering grants to High Peak towns and parishes to mark this nationally and internationally important anniversary.

Helping hand to South Africa continues

By Dianne Boardman on Thursday, 08 March, 2018

It’s over a year ago now since we interviewed Lisa Ashton and reported on her fantastic efforts to help the community of Meriting and the vulnerable children in rural South Africa with the Winnie Mabaso Foundation. We decided to catch up at her Glossop home as she prepared to make another trip to see how things had progressed since our last chat.

Save the Bells!

By Dianne Boardman on Thursday, 08 March, 2018

After ringing out every Sunday morning for over 300 years, the bells of Glossop Parish Church are in need of a major professional refurbishment. With bells falling silent across the area – Whitfield is not often rung these days and Dinting is unsafe to do so and Mottram is also at risk – All Saint’s in Old Glossop is the only church in Glossopdale still to ring their bells every single Sunday morning.

Glossop Fire Station Under Threat

By Dianne Boardman on Sunday, 18 February, 2018

Glossop people are being urged to fight to save their fire station. Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service has announced that they need to find £1.6m in savings by 2019-20 and Glossop is one of the proposed stations to take the cuts.

Shire Hill Hospital Update

By Dianne Boardman on Sunday, 18 February, 2018

Proposals have been put forward to move the intermediate care facilities offered by Glossop’s Shire Hill Hospital to Tameside Hospital. The local Clinical Commissioning Group says it will provide closer access to specialist services there. High Peak Council agreed at a recent meeting to represent local residents and ‘seek to secure the best care outcomes’.

Glossop woman aiming to cover more than 1000 miles to commemorate iconic ‘sled dog’ race

Sunday, 28 January, 2018

A woman from Glossop is putting her best foot forward to cover over 1000 miles, and raise money for a nationwide charity that takes care of unwanted and stray dogs.

Council committed to securing best outcome for Shire Hill

Wednesday, 03 January, 2018

Councillors have pledged to secure the best possible outcome for Glossop residents ahead of the decision about the future of Shire Hill Hospital.

Glossop charity worker embarks on marathon Christmas trek to Bosnia

By Matthew Corrigan on Wednesday, 22 November, 2017

For the last twenty-one years, former engineer and businessman Rod Howat has visited Bosnia and Herzegovina to help victims of the war that raged across former Yugoslavia throughout the 1990s. Though the fighting officially ended more than two decades ago, much of the populace is still suffering from its effects. For those unable to leave, poverty is a way of life. Children are particularly affected.

Cheers! Hayfield man has beer named in his honour

By Sheila Armstrong on Sunday, 12 November, 2017

A Hayfield man who holds the record as the British Legion’s longest serving Standard Bearer has had a new beer named in his honour.

Centenary project is taking shape

Tuesday, 07 November, 2017

A long-term project to remember villagers who fought in the Great War is taking shape ahead of next year's centenary.