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British Empire Medal Awarded to Glossopdale Octogenarian

By Dianne Boardman on Saturday, 26 August, 2017

“People have apparently been trying to get me a medal for years,” laughed octogenarian Peter Fish after receiving the British Empire Medal for Services to the Elderly in Glossop and Tameside. “I only found out recently but apparently my neighbour has been putting my name forward for years without telling me.”

Blythe House Hospice at Home reaches over 10,500 hours!

By on Saturday, 26 August, 2017

Blythe House launched their Hospice at Home Service in April 2016 using the money gifted to them in a legacy and it’s proving to be the service the High Peak needed. At one year and four months into a two year pilot study, the team have already provided over ten and a half thousand hours of care to the people and families who need it the most.

Glossop Arts Project

By Dianne Boardman on Sunday, 20 August, 2017

Sonja Quirk and Clare Isherwood were picking their children up from school and chatting in the playground about how they’d like to use their training and degrees to give something back to the community. Sonja is a Social Worker and Clare has a degree in Art so they were sure that between them they could set up a group to help physically and mentally disabled adults and promote social inclusion. The seed for the Glossop Arts Project was sown.

Woodhead Railway Heritage Group

By Matthew Corrigan on Tuesday, 08 August, 2017

A far-sighted plan to reopen the Dinting Railway Centre could herald the start of a revolution in preserving the area's rich rail heritage.

Peter Matthews JP, Freeman of the Borough

By on Sunday, 06 August, 2017

As ‘a person of distinction who has rendered eminent service to the Borough’, Peter Matthews JP from Simmondley has become a Freeman of the Borough of High Peak. At a ceremony earlier this year,, in the presence of family, friends, councillors, the Mayor and Mayoress and the High Sheriff of Derbyshire, he was admitted to the register of Freemen. The award marked over 50 years of public service. As Council Leader Tony Ashton noted, ‘Peter has given exemplary service as an elected councillor, a former mayor of Glossop and one of the longest-ever serving magistrates in Derbyshire.’

Fun for all at Glossop Caravan's popup campsite

By on Thursday, 15 June, 2017

Warm spring sunshine wooed the crowds to come and discover the delights of caravanning and camping at an action-packed Pop-Up Campsite at Glossop Caravans during the half-term break.

Gamesley Fold Cottage: Home to a springtime splendour of floral paradise

By Gabrielle Pickard-Whitehead on Monday, 15 May, 2017

Spring is perhaps the best time to visit the garden at Gamesley Fold Cottage. The vibrant bloom of thriving plant life contrasts dramatically with the emerald vista of the Peak District basking under the warm spring sun, which surrounds this tranquil spot on the outskirts of Glossop.

Making Gowns for Angels

By Dianne Boardman on Tuesday, 09 May, 2017

Faced with a serious illness and forced to give up work, Alison Riley from Glossop was looking for something useful to do.

Glossop lads fire themselves up for charity

By on Wednesday, 05 April, 2017

Glossop lads, Lee Dale and Steven Wood, challenged themselves to a very daring and gruelling Duathlon Challenge in aid of Blythe House Hospice.

New Mills Architect comes to the rescue…..

By Matthew Corrigan on Sunday, 19 February, 2017

Following an appeal for an architect to help design a new roof for their hut, 3rd Glossop Cubs and Scouts are planning to start the project in spring.