From the Community Archives
16th Oct Excitement is mounting for a brand new art event in Hadfield, starting this weekend.  Called ‘Wall in the Barn’, it is based upstairs at The Craft Barn on Station Road. There will be a collection of original paintings, print, ceramics and jewellery by both professional and amateur artists, which have been selected for a week-long […]
16th Oct A Glossopdale craft group are dedicating their monthly meeting this week to supporting a popular shoe box appeal. The Glossopdale Charity Crafters will be spending their knit and natter on Thursday evening (October 19) wrapping shoe boxes and filling them with small gifts as part of Operation Christmas Child. The appeal asks people to put […]
9th Oct High Peak MP Ruth George paid a visit to Chinley Primary School last week to see their new multi-use games area (MUGA).  The new playing surface at the school was installed following investment from the Premier League and the FA Facilities Fund, which provides grants towards developing new or refurbished grassroots football facilities. The grant […]
9th Oct Three local train station friends groups are celebrating after receiving prestigious awards.  In something of a coup for the High Peak, the Friends of Glossop Station picked up a rare Gold Award for their superb planting work on the station embankment at this year’s Association of Community Rail Partnerships National Community Rail Awards. Neil Williams, […]
9th Oct More than 60 people helped Glossop’s Whitfield House to celebrate their 10th anniversary in style.  Relatives, residents, partners and friends – many of whom have been involved in the service from the very beginning – came together at their Charlestown Road base to mark a decade since the extra care scheme launched. The scheme, which […]
6th Oct The Tameside Reporter and Glossop Chronicle teams are celebrating after earning a clutch of nominations in this year’s prestigious O2 Media Awards for the North West. Last year the Tameside Reporter was proud to earn a hat-trick of nominations in the awards, but this year the newspaper group is celebrating going one better, with no […]
5th Oct A local woman who has cooked for the likes of Tom Jones and Billy Connolly is focusing on feeding people who are experiencing food insecurity by complimenting Derbyshire County Council’s Feeding Derbyshire project. Friday (October 6) sees the launch of ‘Pay It Forward Glossopdale’, an initiative which encourages customers of the town’s food outlets to […]
5th Oct The homeowners of Glossop’s Calico Court have launched an appeal to find ‘the missing pieces in its puzzle’ to complete their community.  Retired people aged 60 and over in the town are being urged to come forward and join the set-up at the Chapel Street development, where a mixture of couples and single homeowners currently […]
5th Oct Simmondley Village Green should be looking a whole lot better by the end of the year.  The phone-box is being repainted, an oak tree planted, and ugly plant pots removed. The green, at the junction of Simmondley Lane and Simmondley New Road, will also have a memorial bench. Simmondley Village Community Group, which is behind […]
4th Oct A bit of an eyesore is getting a makeover, thanks to a community effort.  A group of Hadfield people have big plans in store for the Chapel Walk area. Hadfield North’s Cllr Ed Kelly, working alongside Hadfield Heritage Trail, Hadfield Infants School, Cllr Becki Woods, Hadfield Coming Together and local company Flair Rugs, are planning […]