2017 A not so quick review (part three)

Part three of the not so quick review of 2017 covering the period from July to September.


The start of July saw a trip to Birmingham for this year’s Local Government Conference, as always the conference covered a whole range of interesting topics including a growing focus on what Brexit will mean for local government and a growing concern around what will replace some of the current funding streams.

July sees carnival season across the High Peak, and by chance the dates were fortunate and I was able to see the Buxton carnival, in addition to the usual Glossop and Charlesworth ones.


August sees the annual meet the neighbour’s event, and this year event had a western theme, with the square been taken over by hay bails and a bucking bronco.

For this year’s event we also had a team from the Derbyshire Records Office in attendance, who were both collecting stories and providing some of the history of the area.

This year’s bank holiday weekend saw a change to what has been the norm for the last few years, with the Town Halls sessions instead of the Bankswood.

The ‘session’ included a main stage on Norfolk Square for the Saturday and the Sunday, along with a whole host of venues across both Glossop and Old Glossop for the Friday and Saturday evening.

Across the weekend there was a whole host of great acts including the Trend, George Borowski and MORA, the League of Ladies Choir and great rockers Gorila Riot. You can get a little flavour of the event below, and there’s a whole of pictures on Flickr and details on the event by clicking here.

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An unusual visitor to near our house for the end of August was a heron – but not that uncommon to area, but usually seen closer to the river or places with fish in a pond which I suspect one of the neighbour may have had until the visit.

Merchant Navy Day is one of the newer flag raising days that the borough recognises, and takes place in September.

It’s aimed at highlighting and recognising the work of the merchant navy. You can find out more by clicking here



September saw a number of session’s campaigning along with a whole host of folk, including our new MP Ruth George to save services at the local Shire Hill Hospital.

The picture on the left also features David Jones, the editor of the Glossop Chronical who a little later in the year would receive the stand out award at the o2 North West Media Awards.

Finally for September, was a policy conference with the High Peak Green Party looking at ways of working toward a greener Glossopdale.