Second Leaflet

Residents in Old Glossop will soon be receiving their second leaflet from their local Labour team. In it Garry and I set out our priorities for Old Glossop and the Glossopdale Labour Teams pledges if elected.

Once again this is thanks to our network of lovely volunteer leafleters, the weather conditions for who seem to be better than a few weeks ago.

Our Priorities for Old Glossop

Today Damien Greenhalgh and Garry Parvin, the Labour Party candidates for Old Glossop set out their priorities for Old Glossop:

They stated that despite the being imposed on the Borough Council by the Conservative-led Government, already being felt by people, they plan to keep Old Glossop a “clean and attractive” where people are “happy, safe, and healthy”.

The full version of their priorities document is available here:   Old Glossop – Priorities

Please allow us to introduce ourselves….

Today saw the start of the delivery an Damien Greenhalgh and Garry Parvin’s introductory letter to residents of Old Glossop.

This letter should be popping through your letterbox in the next few days, if it has not already landed there thanks to our wonderful network of volunteers, braving soggy and chilly conditions!

Damien and Garry ‘set out their stall’

Candidate/Councillor on your Corner

The campaigning of  activists, Garry and I against cuts to adult social care was highlighted in both the town’s papers this week.

Glossopdale Labour will be holding further street stalls outside the town hall arcade on the High Street into February on Saturday 11am to 1pm.

We are very keen to listen to any comments and/or concerns you may have.
We, unlike the controlling Conservative group on the Council, feel that its better to chat to you in person rather than relying on gimmicky internet consultations.
So pop down and have a chat with one of us!

Glossop Chronicle article:
Glossop Advertiser article:

Candidates reply to Cllr Bell’s fanciful ideas

Re: Should Glossop move next door?

What Cllr Bell said sums up his approach to representing the people of Old Glossop: whimsical at best! Whilst the general argument has some long term merits and ignoring the fact that the changes would require an Act of Parliament, is this what currently troubles the people of Old Glossop ward? Glossopdale? the Borough? I think not.

Cllr Bell - Should Glossop move next door?

The Glossop Chronicle article: another of Cllr Ivan Bell's fanciful ideas. (Please click to enlarge.)

When people are thinking about the impacts of the cuts in the provision of services provided by our local councils, in the wake of the devastating cuts to their funding settlements, Ivan is pointing out that Tameside’s ‘roads are better’ than ours. Instead of working to improve our area he seems to think it to be more constructive to covet what our neighbours have; bizarrely seeming to ignore the sheer complexity and length of a process to redraw the boundaries of four council areas which lie in three counties and three separate regions.

There’s a saying that a society can be judged on the basis of how it treats its most vulnerable members, but these cuts will disproportionately affected the young and older people of the ward seeing many service withdrawn or decreased especially regarding care for the elderly and transport, with the withdrawal of half price travel into Manchester with the Gold Card for the ward’s elderly cards a proposed cut a perfect example of this. This is not fair and what does it say about our society?

We feel that Old Glossop deserves better, with people that can put forward serious suggestions and have some influence in the decision-making processes of the Council unlike the incumbent members.

Damien Greenhalgh and Garry Parvin
Labour Candidates for Old Glossop Ward

NB – The article “Should Glossop move nextdoor?” can be found online on the Glossop Chronicle’s website here


Our letter was published in this week’s (27.01.2011) Glossop Chronicle on page 8 – the letters page:

Should Glossop move next door?

Neighbourhood Policing Team Meeting

Glossop residents, including those in the Old Glossop, have the opportunity to raise concerns and set priorities for policing in Glossop at a forthcoming public meeting. Derbyshire Constabulary’s Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team is holding a meeting in the community room at Glossop police station on Tuesday, 2nd February at 2pm.