The surgery will be taking place in the Laughing Badger Galley at 99 Plat Street Padfield, and will have no specific focus this month, with Cllr Nick being happy to hear from any local residents.
Cllr Nick Longos said “As your newly elected local councillor, you may have that one issue, concern or grumble that you want to get off your chest, and my surgery on Wednesday is the perfect opportunity”
The surgery runs from 11.00am until 12.00noon and locals are welcome to call in and just meet and have a chat even if they don’t have a particular issue or grumble to raise with the councillor.
Councillor Longos further commented “Whilst I’m new and finding my feet, don’t forget that councillors aren’t just available at surgeries and if you can’t attend my surgery I still want to hear from you and there’s a variety of ways you can get in touch – you can view those ways by going to my local party website at www.glossopdale.labourhighpeak.info for further information.”
Taking place from 10.00am until 11.30am in the central Glossop location of the Glossop Market Arcade, the shopper’s surgery will feature High Peak Borough Councillors Damien Greenhalgh and Godfrey Claff who represent Howard Town, Nick Longos from Padfield, Bob Mckeown from Hadfield South, Ed Kelly from Hadfield North and Anthony Mckeown from Gamesley, and with his other ‘hat’ on Glossop and Charlesworth County Councillor Damien Greenhalgh.
Apologies this month from Councillor Graham Oakley from Whitfield who is unavailable, but should you have any issues the other councillors in attendance will be happy to help or take details to pass on.
The ‘shoppers surgery’ has no set theme, and the councillors will be happy to answer any questions, comments and concerns that locals have. The councillors hold the surgery in the central location of the Glossop Market Arcade as it’s someone where you may be passing whilst out on a Saturday rather than you having to go somewhere special.
Cllr Anthony Mckeown commented ”Whatever the issue, if we don’t know the answer, we usually know someone that does and our monthly shopper’s surgeries so far have had a good range of issues been raised from the simple and quick to solve to those that take a little more thinking.”
He added “However if you have an issue, but you aren’t about on Saturday morning don’t forget that councillors aren’t just available at surgeries please still get in touch – but even if you don’t have an issue to raise feel free to call and say hello if you’re passing on Saturday morning.”
You can see contact details for Labour Councillors by visiting our website at www.glossopdale.labourhighpeak.info or alternatively (for all borough councillors) on the borough council’s website at http://www.highpeak.gov.uk/, and for county councillor’s at http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk
But we also want to say to all residents of Howard Town, irrespective of how you voted or if you didn’t vote, that we have been given a great responsibility in being elected to serve as your councillors and we consider it a privilege to serve the people of Glossop.
If you would like to meet us and talk about a problem you think either of us can help with, we will be at our regular surgery in the Market Arcade every last Saturday in the month, except December. Or you can contact us direct by phone or email by getting our details from the Council website.
We look forward to meeting you.
Godfrey Claff and Damien Greenhalgh
Borough Councillors for Howard Town Ward
On the day of last Thursday’s election, I was phoning people in Old Glossop ward to ask who they would be supporting in both the national and local elections. I happened to call a certain Mr David Jones, I said I would be sending a letter to him either offering thanks to residents on being re-elected or a letter on being unsuccessful in my re-election bid. Sadly, given the result in Old Glossop, I am writing this letter due to the latter.
I would like to thank all the people in Old Glossop who voted for me and Moira Cunningham. I would like to thank my wife, Dawn and my children, Kyra and Daniel for all their love and support. I would offer thanks to the people of Old Glossop, from 2011 to 2015, I always worked hard for residents in Old Glossop and I will continue to do so. Thanks to all (residents and council officers) who have helped, supported or challenged me – I have learnt so much. Finally, I would offer special thanks to Chris Webster, he always worked hard for the residents of Old Glossop and I thank him for all his advice and support.
I am proud to have been part of a Labour Group, which, despite being a minority administration left more money in the councils coffers, upheld full council tax benefit, made no council tax rises, brought our council houses back into the council, bringing High Peak’s Local Plan to near compilation and creating more allotments.
I look forward to spending more time with my family, finishing the decorating, being a School Governor at the Duke of Norfolk and a trustee at Glossop Volunteer Centre. I will also be involved as the Labour Party begins to re-build a ‘Bigger Tent’ which people – who ever they are – can put their trust in.
Finally, I wish Jaime Douglas and Paul Hardy the best of luck and success as they start their roles as elected members for Old Glossop.
We are looking forward to working with and supporting all residents of Buxton Central, even though Labour now is in opposition.
If you have any problems or simply want to get in touch with us, phone either phone direct, email, phone the town hall or visit the facebook page with the title “Jean Todd and Matt Stone, Labour Councillors for Buxton Central Ward“. We will be hoping to set up a surgery slot later.
Jean Todd 01298 72868
Matt Stone 01298 27907
Through the pages of the Glossop Chronicle may I take this opportunity to say thank you to all those people who voted for me in the Hadfield North Ward in elections held on May 7th.
As the newly elected Labour councillor for the Hadfield North Ward, I will be working hard with local borough and county colleagues to seek a fair deal for Hadfield and making sure that your voice is heard.
I pay tribute to our former councillor Vicky Mann who stood down at the elections, and place on record my thanks to all those that helped in any way during the campaign.
As your local councillor I am committed to promoting Hadfield North and will continue to campaign on all matters that affect our community. I will listen to the views and represent the interests of all residents.
Once again thank you for all your support and many kind words of congratulations following my election success. I look forward to working with you.
Councillor Ed Kelly
If you’re out and about on election day and able to help us in the High Peak, please go along to any of the below campaign centers where you will be warmly welcomed and given plenty to do !
10 Burlington Road Buxton SK17 9AL (all Buxton wards except Barms & Stone Bench)
17 The Front, Fairfield, Buxton SK17 7EQ (Barms & Stone Bench)
Glossop Labour Club 11-13 Chapel Street Glossop SK13 8AT
- New Mills & Hayfield
New Mills: 38 St. George’s Road New Mills SK22 4JT
Hayfield: 2 Rock Hall Cottages, Valley Road, Hayfield SK22 2LS [0700 – 1600]
- Whaley Bridge
Mearbeck 86 Buxton Road Whaley Bridge SK23 7JE
36 Park Road Chapel-En-Le-Frith SK23 0LP
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