From the Charlesworth Archives
14th Jun When passing through Charlesworth and Broadbottom at the moment, you may come across some odd-looking figures. That’s because the Charlesworth and Chisworth Carnival’s annual Scarecrow Competition is in full swing! And residents are being encouraged to make their own scarecrow and place them in prominent positions in gardens around both villages. The theme this year […]
31st May Horse riders putting people at risk on a popular bridleway are being asked to slow down. The plea comes after Charlesworth parish councillors received complaints from other people using the Gamesley to Broadbottom trail. Vicky Winfield told the latest council meeting: “People have told me horses are galloping at them. “Several people have complained to […]
26th May Charlesworth Parish Council say the temporary closure of the village post office is hitting the community. Cllr. Debbie Cooper said Charlesworth needed a post office and asked if temporary arrangements to drop off parcels could be introduced. Cllr. Vicky Winfield said the closure was leaving villagers feeling isolated. She said: “The post office is a […]
22nd May A bid to clear potentially dangerous pot holes from in front of a village school has again been put on hold. It could cost around £11,000 to re-surface the ‘car park’ outside Charlesworth Primary on Town Lane. Derbyshire County Council has come up with the figure after a plea from the village’s parish council. Now […]
9th Apr A Charlesworth action group wants Glossopdale road users to fill in a survey to try and make things safer. SPEED – Safe Pedestrians, Equines, the Environment and Drivers – want to persuade the authorities to connect the missing link in the Trans-Pennine Bridleway so it continues from Monk Roads to Dinting. And they believe getting […]
29th Mar Fire crews were called to a fire in the open in Charlesworth on Tuesday evening.   Firefighters from Glossop’s Blue Watch used one appliance and attended the scene on Long Lane at around 5:10pm. But it turned out to be a large controlled bonfire and firefighters were there for less than half an hour.
25th Mar Simmondley has, at long last, got its open access defibrillator – but it’s still in its box because there is nowhere to put it. Hopes of installing the heart start machine in a ‘redundant’ phone box are diminishing. The kiosk on The Green which was earmarked for closure could be staying open and, with Simmondley […]
16th Feb Conservationists are battling to bridge a gap in the Pennine Bridleway and bring tourists flocking to Glossopdale. The 205-mile track goes from Kirkby Stephens in the Yorkshire Dales to Middleton in the Peak National Park. But horse riders, cyclists and walkers arriving at Monks Road in Charlesworth are finding the trail suddenly ends. It starts […]
8th Feb Police are trying to trace a driver who caused significant damage to another car and failed to stop at the scene of an accident in Charlesworth. A silver car hit a Peugeot 206 that was parked on Marple Road at around 8:30pm on Saturday, January 21, and caused extensive damage. The driver didn’t stop at […]
8th Feb Firefighters were required after a small fire close to an electrical wire in Charlesworth. The wire was brushing against a tree on Church Fold in the village on Tuesday evening. Electrical engineers were also sent out but, although the blaze occurred close to a house, no properties were affected. Glossop’s Redwatch were called at around […]