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TO celebrate Recycle Week, Tameside Council’s Waste Services will have a caravan outside Ashton Market Hall on Tuesday, September 26, from 11am to 2pm.

 

Encouraging kids to get healthy and active over the summer holidays has never been easier thanks to some great ideas from Change4Life.

 

Working in partnership with Transport for Greater Manchester and Sustrans, Tameside Council has made a successful bid to Highways England for £2 million to construct safe routes across the M67 and A57.

TAMESIDE will once again salute service personnel past and present on Saturday, June 24, when the borough celebrates Armed Forces Day in and around Victoria Park, Denton, with support from the Ministry of Defence.

 

CARE leaver Chester Reid has told how loving and supportive foster carers helped to turn his life around.

 
COACHES, parents and volunteers are invited to a free training event to help protect the welfare of children playing sport.

The sessions - to be held at the Denton Centre, Acre Street, Denton, on the first Tuesday of every month from 12-3pm – aim to give budding foster carers the opportunity to talk informally to Tameside Council’s foster care support team, ask questions and gain an insight into what the role involves. The next session is on Tuesday 7 March 12-3pm.

 
 
NEW members of Cash Box Credit Union have received a share of £1,250 confiscated from loan sharks to reward their determination to save.

After the  Christmas and New Year festivities it will be the start of a challenging period for some families.

Local solicitors Pearson Legal take a look at issues arising from children using their first mobile phones after receiving them as christmas presesnts.

 
TAMESIDE residents are being urged to take advantage of a money-saving boiler and insulation offer - which has now been extended until 31 March 2017.

 
TAMESIDE Christmas Market proved to be more popular than ever this year with thousands of visitors enjoying the three weekends of festive fun.

TAMESIDE Council’s Markets team have added another title to their growing list of accolades. Manager Nicola Martin has been named Britain’s best market champion in the Great British High Street Awards.

 
HOUSEHOLDS are being urged by Tameside Council to manage their waste over Christmas by checking when their bins are due to be collected and keeping up good recycling habits.

OVER 60 people celebrated achieving their education goals for the year at a Learner Awards Evening at Dukinfield Town Hall.

 
THE final finishing touches are being made to ensure Tameside Christmas Market 2016 gets off to a festive flying start.

CHILDREN playing the popular Pokemon Go game are to be targeted as part of the It’s Not Okay campaign to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation.

 
FROM November 11 to 13, the communities making up Tameside will be again be holding services and ceremonies to mark Remembrance Sunday.

SCHOOL pupils in year 3 are now to be included in this year’s flu vaccination programme as part of the Stay Well This Winter campaign.

 
TAMESIDE residents are being encouraged to get comfortable talking about domestic abuse with the launch of a ground-breaking campaign.

 
COMMUTERS and families are being encouraged to get on their bikes and explore a new cycle link between Ashton and Manchester City Centre.
 
 
The  Ashton Canal Cycleway is a 10km traffic-free route linking in with Portland Basin and passing Guide Bride Station, Droylsden Academy, the National Cycling Centre and The Etihad Stadium -  making an ideal alternative to Ashton New Road and Manchester Road.
 
 
It forms part of the first phase of Transport for Greater Manchester’s (TfGM’s) ambitious £42 million Cycle City investment programme, funded by the Department for Transport, which has created six new cycleways designed to be attractive and convenient ways to travel by bike, linking communities with town and city centres and areas of employment, education and training.
 
 
The Ashton Canal Cycleway includes newly resurfaced canal towpaths and incorporates new solar powered stud lighting. It also links into the route along the Peak Forest Canal from Portland Basin to Hyde.
 
 
TfGM has produced a new leaflet, to promote the route, which can be downloaded at www.tfgm.com/cycleways. The leaflet will also be delivered to Tameside homes near the route.
 
 
TfGM also provides cycle hubs – including one in Ashton next to Active Ashton in Water Street – which are ideal and secure places to park bikes with confidence.
 
 
Tameside Council Executive Member Cllr Peter Robinson, who sits on the Transport for Greater Manchester Committee, said: “This fantastic cycleway is a convenient, traffic-free - and in parts very picturesque route - in and out of the city centre and makes a great alternative to what is typically a very busy traffic corridor.
 
 
“Promoting cycling and sustainable travel is a priority for us and this kind of investment and project really helps to improve travel options for work, education and leisure. I really hope it inspires more people to get out on their bikes and explore.”
 
 
Councillor Chris Paul, Transport for Greater Manchester Committee Cycling Champion, said: “We’ve got big ambitions for cycling in Greater Manchester and we’re already beginning to see more and more people getting around by bike.
 
 
“Our aim is to put Greater Manchester on the map as a great place to cycle, whatever your ability and wherever you’re looking to travel. The Ashton Canal Cycleway is just one of the ways we’re looking to encourage more people to consider cycling for both work and leisure.
 
 
“Now that the first phase of the Cycle City programme is complete, we’re on the way to meeting our target of 10% of journeys in Greater Manchester being made by bike by 2025.”
 
Photo: Commuters/cyclists - including Tameside Council Chief Executive Steven Pleasant, Executive Member Cllr Peter Robinson and  TfGM Project Manager for Cycling Andy Howard - exploring the Ashton Canal Cycleway at Portland Basin, Ashton.
 

TAMESIDE foster carer Maxine Wilson has spoken of the “magical moments” of fostering as part of a regional recruitment campaign.

 
TAMESIDE Armed Services Community has been shortlisted for the Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots Giving awards.
 
 
They now need people to vote for them so they can win a £500 grant to carry on their excellent work in helping the more than 4,000 former members of the armed forces who live in the borough.
 
 
A spokesman for the Skipton said: “For 2016, Skipton Building Society has allocated 163 donations of £500 to help fund development for grassroots organisations.
 
 
“In keeping with our ethos for mutuality, it’s important to us to give back to our communities and we’re excited by the thousands of organisations, run by local people up and down the country, improving the lives of thousands upon thousands of people. The society is keen to demonstrate its continued support.”
 
 
Voting is simple. Just visit www.skiptongrg.co.uk/apply-for-funding/2016-shortlisted-groups/north-west/tameside-armed-services-community and enter your e-mail address.
 
 
The object of the Tameside Armed Services Community is to support members of the armed forces family in the borough under the guidance of the Armed Forces Covenant: a promise from the nation that those who serve or have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly.
 
 
Many veterans and their families need a wide variety of help during the transition from military to civilian life. TASC seeks to provide that link and a support network through initiatives such as the monthly breakfast club at Portland Basin, and participation in school activities, community Projects and awareness-raising of the challenges faced.
 
 
Cllr Frank Travis, a founding member of TASC and Tameside Council’s assistant executive member for heritage, culture and tourism, said: “Tameside Armed Services Community does a splendid job. I hope the people of Tameside will show their support by voting for TASC in the Skipton Grassroots Giving awards.”
 

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