From the Mottram Archives
8th Apr By David Jones Hundreds of people poured into a Hollingworth church for Highways England’s final public exhibition on the Mottram Moor Link Road and Glossop Spur. The eight hour session at St Mary’s Church was similar to the earlier public consultation events at Mottram Community Centre, Tesco Hattersley and Glossop’s Bradbury Community House. But this […]
24th Mar People who could lose their land to the Mottram Moor Link Road and Glossop Spur packed into a village hall looking for answers. Many had lived in the Coach Road and Old Road area for years and wanted to stay. Others at the Highways England public consultation at Mottram Community Centre last Saturday were business […]
21st Mar Consultations have begun on Longdendale’s part in Highway England’s £15m Trans-Pennine Upgrade Programme, aimed at improving traffic flow between Manchester and Sheffield. An integral component of the scheme is the Mottram Moor Link Road which will take traffic around the village. The four-week long consiultation, which ends on Monday, April 10, is so Highways England […]
10th Mar The public consultation on the Mottram Relief Road and Glossop Spur Road starts on Monday and a local MP is urging people to make their feelings known. High Peak’s Andrew Bingham wants to show Highways England the massive amount of support for the roads and stress the need for the bypass extension around Hollingworth and […]
9th Mar Five people from across Longdendale and Tameside have been charged with various offences after a robbery at the Co-op Travel store in Glossop last year. Staff were allegedly threatened by two men and assaulted, while a large amount of cash was stolen from the High Street West travel agents on July 29, 2016. Yesterday (Wednesday), […]
1st Mar An evil paedophile who abused a vulnerable schoolgirl and kept her hidden in his Hyde home has been jailed for 27 years. Michael Dunn carried out sex attacks on four women and girls in abuse carried out in Greater Manchester, as well as Teesside, in a sickening catalogue of sex crimes spanning five decades. The […]
28th Feb Glossopdale was covered in a blanket of snow this morning, causing disruption and delays on the roads. Drivers and commuters were taken unawares by the white stuff, which set in overnight having started on higher ground and became increasingly heavy during the morning rush hour. There is heavy traffic and difficult driving conditions across the borough, particularly […]
30th Jan A serial sex offender and paedophile dubbed Britain’s ‘Josef Fritz’ is believed to have abused a vulnerable schoolgirl and kept her hidden in his home – in Hyde. Michael Dunn’s Tameside links emerged following shocking revelations at his court case in Teesside. Now, Greater Manchester Police have set up a dedicated team to investigate if […]
20th Jan Longdendale Siege Group and Tintwistle Parish Council say the only real answer to the area’s traffic problems is a bypass around the three villages. Siege chairman Mike Flynn and Tintwistle parish and borough councillor Pat Jenner claim a Mottram relief road is a step forward. But only if it comes with the proviso that it […]
16th Jan An assurance that High Peak Borough Council is committed to a complete Longdendale bypass has come from its leader, Councillor Tony Ashton. It follows comments by Glossopdale councillor Dave Wilcox last week said the proposed Mottram bypass would just take traffic out of Mottram. He said he would only be satisfied with the full Longdendale […]