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Summer Holiday Activities

It the start of the summer holidays today, and as well as the activities going on in Glossop, there is also a full range of activities taking place at the Gamesley Sport and Community Centre on Melandra Castle Road.

This week’s activities are as follows :

Mon 26th July – Sports coaching 1pm till 4pm and Street Dancing 1pm till 4pm

Wed 28th July – Bouncy Castle 2pm till 4pm

Friday 30th July – Music Sessions – 1pm till 4pm and 6pm till 9pm * pre booking is required

For further information or to book a place please call 01457 869145

Copy of the leaflet detailing the programme are available from the GRA Office, HPCH Housing Office, the Community Café and the Sport and Community Centre.

Don’t Forget Bin Day Changes

Please don’t forget to put your ‘green bin / recycling boxes’ out tonight as our collection day has changed from Thursday to Tuesday starting with this week’s collection.

You should have had a leaflet through the door giving your details of the change on one side and a new collection calendar on the other. If you haven’t you can get further details from www.highpeak.gov.uk or blog.anthonymckeown.info

Welfare Right’s Session’s

A photo of the office

Please note that there will be no ‘drop in’ advice session on :

WEDNESDAY 14th JULY

and WEDNESDAY 21st JULY

SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.

YOU CAN STILL GET ADVICE BY PHONING DERBYSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL’S WELFARE BENEFITS HELPLINE

ON 0845 120 2985

THE HELPLINE IS OPEN MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS

BETWEEN 11a.m and 4 p.m.

239 / 392 Bus Service Changes

Further details on the expected changes to the 239 and 392 bus services are available by clicking here

Ringmaster message from local police

[RINGMASTER COMMUNITY MESSAGING – Buxton – BN359 Incident number: 342 of 24/4/10]

At the weekend, a male purporting to be a police officer telephoned an elderly resident in Buxton, trying to make an appointment to visit her home to do a security check. Please be aware that police officers will only contact residents to carry out security checks if the resident has recently been a victim of crime or if the resident has contacted the police to request a home security check. Police officers have identification that can be checked out by calling 0345 123 33 33.

Different techniques are being used by certain security companies who are trying to sell security systems to residents.

Don’t let strangers into your home. If you have any concerns about cold callers please contact the police.

Thank you.

Trisha Mellor, B Division Community Information Officer, Corporate Communications, Buxton Police Station

Sky insurance scam warning

From Derbyshire Police :

We have also been made aware of a scam doing the rounds from a company telephoning residents, purporting to be a company that insures SKY dishes. The caller says that the original company has gone bankrupt and that they are doing you a favour by making sure that you are still insured. They go on to ask for bank details. SKY has confirmed that this is a scam so please do not give out any bank details or personal information.

Gamesley Festive Market

This Thursday (26th Novebmer) evening sees from 6.00pm until 9.00pm sees this years Gamesley Christmas Market.

Taking place as usual on Winster Mews, there will be music, singing, stalls, Father Christmas, and lots, lots more!

If you are a trader and you are interested in having a stall, contact Groundwork Gamesley on 01457 858035.

Footpath resurfacing

Over the next week or two, resurfacing works will be taking place to half a dozen footpaths in the Edale, Grindleford, Calow, Buxton and Litton area’s.

Safer Neighbourhood meeting in Gamesley

People in Gamelsey and Charlesworth have the chance to raise any concerns they have in their neighbourhood and help set policing priorities at a forthcoming meeting.

The Gamesley and Charlesworth Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team is inviting residents to the next meeting at 2pm on Tuesday, 1 December 2009 at Gamesley Residents Association, Winster Mews, Gamesley.

They are held every three months to bring together the police, local councils and other agencies who can work together to address the issues that matter the most to the local community. There will also be a chance to meet local officers, PC Paula Doyle, PCSO Lee Willows, PCSO Ann Morris and PCSO Jordan Kelly, and to get an update on the issues targeted during previous months.

If you have a concern you would like to raise and cannot attend the meeting or would like more information, contact the team on 0345 123 33 33 or email glossop.neighbourhoods@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk.

Digital Switchover

Don’t forget to retune your Freeview box later on today when the analogue signal for BBC 2 is turned off as the first stage in the Digital Switchover process.

Across the North West around 7.2m TV sets in more than three million homes across the North West are affected.

The move means that homes in some areas, including Glossop, can get Freeview for the first time (from the Glossop Transmitter). The remaining analogue channels – BBC1, ITV1, Channel 4 and Five – will be switched off on Wednesday 2nd December (when you will need to retune Freeview again)

 

For more information goto : http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/

 

If you’ve not switched yet you can get more information from the above website or by phone on 08456 50 50 50

 

If you are older or disabled people and you’ve not yet accessed the help scheme and you need assistance switching to digital please contact the Switchover Help Scheme on 0800 408 7654.