Weekly Round Up

The Peak District National Park Authority and the Save Longstone Edge Group are holding consecutive public meetings on 26 September to keep residents updated on the latest developments.The meetings will be held at Cliff College, Calver.  Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. The Authority will report that since it served its latest stop notice on Backdale Quarry in May, the quarry-operator, MMC Mineral Processing Ltd, has begun operations at Wager´s Flat, further up the ridge – where there is planning permission dating back to 1952, as at Backdale. The Authority says it is continuing to monitor the situation.A 10-day public inquiry will start February 13 2007, into appeals by the landowner Bleaklow Industries and MMC Mineral Processing against this enforcement action. The large Lancashire guide, known affectionately as The Brick (thanks to its sturdy dimensions and hefty page count) has now sold out, and has been reprinted in a smaller, more compact form. The new guide is the same dimensions as the current Roaches/Burbage  guides, although it is essentially the 1999 edition in a new suit of clothes. It contains much the same information as the previous version, with the absence of the Standedge, Whitbarrow and Furness sections. In future these will be covered in different guides. In the meantime, the Lancashire team continue to work on a totally new edition for the next Lancs guide. This new version of Lancashire Rock is now available in the BMC online shop at £13.50 to members (individual, Club, Affiliated Club, or Associate members)  and £15 to non-members.   To go to the BMC online shop click here The guide will also be available in the shops soon for £15. Also on the book front we can reveal that Baton Wicks are re-publishing Classic Rock. ———————————————————————– If you have any news worth reporting please contact Matt – matt@planetfear.com / 0114 2969114 ———————————————————————–