Gamesley Residents Association

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Latest police news – Break in on Whitwell Green

[Reference: BG593 Crime number: 32956/10]

If any local residents witnessed an offender enter a property on Whitwell Green, Glossop, between 18-20th June, can they please phone 0345 123 33 33 with information, quoting crime number: 32956/10. Cash has been removed from a money box and a money box containing cash has also been stolen.

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Latest police news – summer house attempted break-in

[Reference: BG586 Crime number: 32506/10]

Between 1000-1630hrs on Friday 18th June, offender/s attempted to break into a summer house in the garden of a farmhouse in Gamesley. They kicked the gate off its hinges, removed the lead strips from the window, reached in, disturbed by security alarm and made off taking the lead strips.

Please be vigilant. If you have any information about this incident or see any suspicious vehicles/persons in the area, please contact the police on 0345 123 33 33, quoting crime number: 32506/10.

Welfare Rights Session – 23rd June

Please note that the Welfare Rights Session scheduled for Wednesday 23rd June, has been canceled.

You can still get advice by phoning the Derbyshire Council Welfare Benefits helpline 0845 120 2985 

The helpline is open Mondays to Fridays between 11.am and 4.00pm

239 / 392 Bus Service Changes

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

St Margaret’s School Fair / Car Boot Sale

St Margaret’s summer fair takes place on Saturday 26th June 2010 from 10.00am until 2.00pm

The fair will feature a bouncy castle, tombola, white elephant, home made cakes and much more

On the same day as the summer fair there will be a Car Boot Sale pitches cost £5.00 pre-booked of £7.00 on the day. Phone 857729 to book.

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.

GRA – Christmas Market Raffle

Thank you for taking part in our Christmas Market Raffle which raised £42 for the GRA.

The winning tickets were :

1st Prize – Bottle of Whiskey – 71 to 75

2nd Prize – £10 meat voucher – 186 to 190

3rd Prize Bottle of Wine – 91 to 95

4th Prize – Bottle of Wine – 166 to 170

5th Prize – Bottle of Wine – 96 to 100

6th Prize – Box of Chocolate’s – 136 to 140

7th Prize – Picture / Make Up Bag – 116 to 120

Many thanks to all who bought a ticket or donated a prize including our next door neighbour Londis

Steward’s Needed

We’ve just been advised that the army cadets who were doing some stewarding for Thursday night’s market are now unable to attend due to sickness.

This means that we need some extra stewards for the night to help marshall people at the event, if you can help please contact Pat on 01457 858035.

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.