From the Mottram Archives
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 […]
7th Jan A councillor who first called for a Longdendale bypass 40 years ago has sent a stark warning to Transport Minister Chris Grayling. Dave Wilcox – one of Glossopdale’s three representatives on Derbyshire County Council – says outline plans for the A628 Mottram Bypass won’t work. He claims ‘they will make the problems in the villages […]
21st Dec Youngsters got in the swim to help raise a grand sum for Reuben’s Retreat in Glossop. Babies and children from Puddle Ducks Greater Manchester, who swim at Aqua Nurture in Gee Cross, had fun swimming in their pyjamas to raise more than £1,000 for the local charity which provides bereavement support and counselling for families […]
19th Dec Rural Mottram is unlikely to escape from proposals in the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework for thousands of homes on green belt land across Tameside to the High Peak borders. As reported last week, the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) – drawn up by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority – is a draft document outlining ambitious […]