Tameside In The Spotlight
A Dukinfield resident has landed his dream job as a mechanic after working his way through an apprenticeship programme.
A Stalybridge school has been recognised for its work supporting the mental health and wellbeing of its pupils, staff and parents.
Silver Springs Academy received the nationally recognised AcSEED award at a special assembly by Tameside, Oldham and Glossop (TOG) Mind.
The school was supported in its work towards the accreditation by Tameside Council's Population Health team and TOG Mind.
To achieve the accreditation staff at Silver Springs fine-tuned their approach to supporting mental health and wellbeing which has been established over the years.
This includes working in partnership with Intraquest so the organisation can provide a play therapist and professional supervision.
Intraquest has also supported the school by providing staff with training in attachment theory, self-harm, therapeutic play and other sessions.
Silver Springs has designated 'talking points' where children can talk through their problems, calm down and speak with a member of staff.
The school's tiered approach to mental health support includes school-wide advice, sessions for groups and therapy sessions for individual students.
Working in such a way means that it is essential that staff are equally well supported.
The school is planning to create a wellbeing centre where they can extend the work they do with both children and families.
Along with the principals of the other schools in the Great Academies Education Trust, Silver Springs is working on a trust-wide staff wellbeing policy.
Deborah Mason, principal of Silver Springs Academy, said: "We believed that in applying for the award it would help us identify strengths we can build on as well as any areas for further improvement. The benefits to children are huge as they receive the right support at the right time, for which parents are always grateful."
Cllr Eleanor Wills, Tameside Council Executive Member for Adult Social Care and Population Health, said: "It's fantastic to see that thanks to their mental health and wellbeing support, the children's relationships with their teachers and peers has really benefitted. Parents and carers will see at home how their child's behaviour and self-esteem have improved.
"In receiving the AcSEED award Silver Springs Academy is showing its commitment to supporting its pupils, teachers and parents."
AN AMATEUR dramatic society in Tameside is playing the perfect supporting role for people in need.
Never mind the Oscars, Hyde Little Theatre is a community star thanks to services they're providing through funding they've received.
The Tigers ran rampant at home to Lancaster City, Tom Pratt scoring a hat trick in a 5 - 2 Victory
Captain Pratt opened the scoring lobbing over the Lancaster goalie Sam Ashton.
Shortly afterwards Liam Tongue then curled one home to double Hydes lead, then on the half hour mark Lancaster pulled one back.
As the game resumed after half time John McCombe quickly made it 3 - 1. Shortly
afterwards Tom Pratt smashed the ball into the roof of the net to add a Fourth.
as the game progressed substitute, Paddy Lane jinxed past two Lancaster defenders then played the ball across the box to Platt who then made it a hat-trick.
Tigers kept attacking looking for a sixth goal but had to be content with five. The game ended with three well deserved points on the board.
ORGANISATIONS and individuals have shared their environmental pledges following the first ever Tameside Green Summit.Now residents, businesses and groups are urged to join in and do their bit by making a pledge that will help save the planet.The green summit, organised by Tameside Council, saw businesses, public services and voluntary and community groups gather at Dukinfield Town Hall on 6 November. They heard presentations from leading experts, debated key topics and concluded by making environmental pledges for themselves and their organisations, which will have a positive impact on the environment and climate change.Chief Executive Steven Pleasant made the pledge that Tameside Council and Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group will seek accreditation as a Carbon Literate Organisation, embedding corporate social responsibility and low carbon behaviour in staff and working practices.Tameside Council Executive Leader Councillor Brenda Warrington and Executive Member for Neighbourhoods Councillor Allison Gwynne made pledges on energy and trees.They stated: “We will reduce the energy demand from heating, cooling, hot water and appliances across our corporate estate through better management and installation of appropriate retrofit measures.“We will continue our programme of tree planting in Tameside by planting 3,500 trees across our green spaces in 2018/19. We will continue our partnership with City of Trees and will encourage all new developments to include high quality tree planting.”There wasn’t a blank space on the pledge wall at the event with schools, businesses and public organisations all making commitments.Russell Scott Primary School headteacher Steve Marsland pledged to continue to empower and engage children to make green decisions for their own sustainable futures. And Laura O Flaherty, from St James’ Primary School in Hattersley, pledged to reduce the amount of energy wasted throughout the school and home by making sure lights and interactive whiteboards are switched off when classrooms are not in use and turning off all computers, laptops and monitors at the end of the day.Adrian Rooney, of Bardsley Construction, pledged to target less than 10% of waste from building projects to go to landfill and target a 10% reduction in carbon by the end of 2019.Jacob Hirst, of Tameside Youth Council, who spoke at the event with fellow member Emily Sykes, pledged to promote recycling to young people.A video created by Millbrook Primary and Nursery School was shown at the event and can be viewed at www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOvjfildv1o. The school also pledged to reduce their use of plastics and find suitable alternatives.Councillor Warrington said: “The consequences of not protecting the environment, cleaning up our air and living sustainably are grave and endanger our children and grandchildren’s futures.“I’m delighted with the response to the Tameside Green Summit and the amount of pledges made but we now need these to be fulfilled. And I’d like to see everyone in Tameside make an environmental pledge and play their part. Small but achievable changes in consumption and lifestyle, whether reducing, reusing or recycling, can add up to a massive impact if we all commit to them. By working together we can make a difference.”Pledges can be shared on social media by using the hashtag #tamesidegreensummit.
Pupils and teachers at Stalybridge’s Gorse Hall Primary and Nursery School are helping raise awareness of the health dangers of keeping the engine running when parked up, which is a particular problem on the school run.They’ve joined Tameside Council in supporting Transport for Greater Manchester’s (TfGM) campaign to tackle some of the common myths about leaving vehicle engines ticking over.The youngsters held up signs saying “engine off when you stop” to drive home the message. The roadside signs will be placed around the borough.A recent study revealed that switching off the engine when at a standstill could help reduce air pollution during peak travel hours by as much as 30 percent.Harmful fumes pumped out don’t just affect people outside the vehicle – drivers and their passengers are exposed as well.One misconception is that it’s a waste of fuel to restart the engine. But leaving it running wastes more fuel – every two minutes ticking over is the fuel equivalent of driving a mile.The campaign also calls on people to walk or cycle where possible, use public transport, car share and to consider upgrading to a hybrid or electric vehicle when looking for a new car.The eco-friendly school is already an advocate for tackling air pollution after taking part in National Clean Air Day last summer.Pupils made a video about its causes and what families can do to protect themselves and the environment — and were named runners-up in a competition run by TfGM.Headteacher Alexandra Flood said: “Our school has done much to raise awareness of the dangers poor air quality can have on our health.“And we’ve asked children, parents and staff to pledge to take action to reduce air pollution. These changes can be as simple as switching off the car engine during the school drop off, walking to school and avoiding busy roads, or travelling by bus or train.”Tameside Council’s Public Health Annual Report, which can be read at www.tameside.gov.uk/publichealthreports, describes how air quality is a re-emerging 21st century public health threat. It aims to raise awareness of the risks of traffic-related air pollution and identify what individuals and organisations in Tameside can do to limit their contribution and exposure.Tameside Council Executive Leader Cllr Brenda Warrington said: “This is a tremendous initiative from Stalybridge’s Gorse Hall Primary and Nursery School and it is something that we should encourage all schools across Tameside to do. Air pollution is a real health danger that affects us all – but we can all take simple actions to help reduce it.“Leaving your engine running is something we’ve all done but by not leaving it ticking over we’ll reduce harmful traffic fumes and improve air quality, particularly around school gates to protect children’s health.”Vehicle exhausts can produce harmful gases – and tiny particles of soot and other matter – that pollute the air and are linked to increases in asthma, allergies, heart and lung disease and cancer.It’s estimated that air pollution contributes to the premature deaths of up to 2,000 people in Greater Manchester each year.GM Mayor Andy Burnham said: “Air pollution is an invisible menace and one which our young people are particularly vulnerable to. That’s why I’m calling on those of us who make the school run to switch their engines off when parked near the school gates. It makes financial sense, environmental sense and good health sense to switch off.”Greater Manchester’s lead for environmental issues and climate change, Councillor Alex Ganotis, added: “Switching off engines at the school gates will not only help to protect our young people but lead to real improvements in air quality in our region.”The region has been in breach of its legal limits for nitrogen dioxide, one of the most harmful pollutants, every year since 2011.But air quality is improving as TfGM, local councils like Tameside and other partners are busy implementing the policies and measures in Greater Manchester’s Low Emission Strategy and Air Quality Action Plan.
The Full Spectrum Centre Limited based at the Old Courthouse in Dukinfield believes all professional training, personal and spiritual development should work towards the bigger picture of promoting excellent physical, mental, emotion and spiritual health.Their qualified, insured and experienced team of complementary, holistic therapists, energy healers and facilitators provide a wide range of services and classes, helping a wide variety of clients.They have a team dedicated to ensure people receive the highest standards of care in a professional yet friendly and relaxed environment conducive to healing. All of the holistic and complementary therapy treatments we offer are nothing but natural, non-toxic and non-invasive. If you want to achieve a state of being that is calm, relaxed and stress, tension or pain free then get in touch with the Full Spectrum Centre Limited.
WORK is set to start in the New Year on repairing Ashton Town Hall in preparation for plans to bring the Grade II listed building back into use.
WHEN it comes to running in Hyde, the future is most definitely yellow.
A salon in Droylsden offering free haircuts to local pensioners has received an award in recognition for its quality service.
Community Cutz received Action Together's Quality in Action (QiA) Award after working with the charity's development officers to meet the criteria for the accolade. Organisations which achieve the award can now also use Tameside Council's newly launched Safeguarding Charter Mark.
HUGE crowds enjoyed an amazing atmosphere and community spirit at the Northern Lights Tameside Winter Carnival and Lantern Parade in Stalybridge.
PARKING regulations in Ashton are to be returned to their pre-November, 2018, status.
WORK on building the flagship Tameside Wellness Centre - Denton is progressing well with the construction taking shape.
PRE-MATCH warm-ups are about to take on an entirely new dimension for one football club, thanks to a winter-support grant acquired through Tameside Adult Services.
THE SYNTHETIC turf pitches at Active Medlock have been resurfaced and are now ready for action.
A TAMESIDE grandma has been honoured after making massive changes to transform her lifestyle.
A LIFETIME in running has brought many honours to Dr Ron Hill MBE. On Tuesday, December 2, he will receive one more when he becomes an honorary freeman of the borough of Tameside.
THE TOUR of Tameside has proved a win-win concept inspiring thousands of people to get active while raising thousands of pounds for good causes.
A SWIMMING champion from Tameside is coaching the next generation of stars to success.
THE SYNTHETIC turf pitches at Active Medlock are to be replaced as part of an investment in sports and leisure facilities across Tameside.
BOTH the sunshine and the crowds were out in force to ensure the warmest of welcomes to the Tour of Britain.
A Dukinfield charity has received some winter funding which it is planning to use to support vulnerable people across Tameside.
FOUR more Tameside communities have been given age-friendly neighbourhood status as Greater Manchester looks to be one of the best places in the world to grow older.
Young people leaving care in Tameside are being given the chance to learn to drive for free thanks to the generosity of a group of local instructors.
A Dukinfield resident has landed his dream job as a mechanic after working his way through an apprenticeship programme.
After winning Gold in two categories at the prestigious UK Pool & Spa Awards, Hydropool Manchester have seen a boom in business over the last year, allowing them to expand over two Ashton under Lyne sites.
Pauline Johnston manager of the showsites said “Winning both Hot Tub Project of the Year and Swim Spa Project of the Year in 2018 was amazing especially when it was our first year of entering the competition. In 2019 we triumphed again adding two more trophies to the cabinet.
Although the business has expanded since we opened seven years ago, we still pride ourselves on being a family run business with all members having an integral part to play. We also have our very own A.P.S.P certified hot tub technician who is a great asset to the company and reassures customers should they need any advice or aftercare service for their hot tub or swim spa.
Our original site on Stamford Street Central in Ashton is now a showcase for the amazing Hydropool Self Cleaning Swim Spas, with two state of the art models on display and available for swim tests.
For those of you who don’t know what a swim spa is, it’s quite simply a pool that allows you to swim continuously against a water current, so you don’t have to turn to continue swimming laps like in a regular pool or a lap pool.
The new hot tub show site, now based at Notcutts Garden Centre Ashton Park opened in July 2019 and it has allowed us showcase our extensive range of Hydropool Hot Tubs and Swim Spas together with custom designed garden buildings, gazebos and an Arctic BBQ Cabin.
The lined and insulated Garden Buildings are perfect if you’re looking for some extra space, an office, cinema room, a granny annexe or even a man cave, the uses are endless and they cost a fraction of the price of building an extension . All come with a 10 year guarantee and include flooring, painting, lighting, power, delivery and installation.
We have ten spas and one swim spa on display at Notcutts ranging from the compact and sleek Hydropool Serenity 4000, right up to the luxurious Self-Cleaning 790 Platinum with dual lounger seats.
The 12ft AquaPlay Swim Spa is ideal for people considering a family fun pool in their back garden and for a more advanced swim experience you can book a ‘try before you buy’ swim test at The Swim Spa Centre on Stamford Street.
Hydropool Manchester Hot Tubs Notcutts Garden Centre, Ashton Park Lord Sheldon Way
Hydropool Manchester Swim Spa Centre - By Appointment Only 126-128 Stamford Street Central
Ashton under Lyne
0161 292 6649
A local apprentice electrician has benefitted from a grant which allowed him to buy some much needed tools to help with his work.
Local businesses and parents are being reminded of the rules and regulations in place to safeguard children who are in employment.
Local organisations with live vacancies and training opportunities are encouraged to exhibit at an autumn job fair.
Creativity and innovation were on show when the leader of Tameside Council went on a tour of some of the borough's leading businesses.
Local organisations have the chance to inspire the next generation by taking part in an interactive careers and apprenticeship event.
FREE workshops are helping Tameside residents enhance their digital skills.
Offers for Home Movers This Spring as Pearson Expand their Ashton Team
One in ten private landlords has no formal tenancy agreement in place with their tenants, new research shows.
Landlords, estate agents and solicitors were in a last-minute rush to complete property deals ahead of a stamp duty rise that takes effect to today.
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- Stalybridge Civic Hall
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- ROMILEY LITTLE THEATRE