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Contractors will be starting work on Wellington Road in Ashton Town Centre this week (Wednesday 1 February 2023) to deliver better pedestrian routes designed to help create a more attractive environment and route across the town centre. 

STALYBRIDGE is one of six towns nationally chosen by Historic England to host an extra special carnival celebration this summer.

Council officers were given the go ahead at Executive Cabinet recently to work more closely with the GM Station Alliance on transport plans for Ashton and Stalybridge town centre.

Stalybridge's year as Greater Manchester Town of Culture will come to a festive and fabulous finale this month with a brass band concert.

A NEW state-of-the-art children's home for young people with disabilities is to be built in Tameside after a successful funding bid.

HemingwayDesign and GL Hearn have been officially appointed by Tameside Council to lead the development of an exciting new vision, masterplan and strategy for Hyde town centre.

This Saturday will see the arrival of the Northern Lights Lantern Parade and Christmas Celebration in Ashton and the official start of Christmas events across Tameside bringing a fun-packed day with a light and festive sparkle.

The public consultation is now open on proposals for the redevelopment of Ashton's Market Square and Outdoor Market. Everyone is invited to have their say on the plans in order to help shape the decisions to be made on the town centre and this key public space.

THE Our Streets Campaign had Denton town centre firmly in its sights this week for another productive day of action targeting fly-tippers and litterbugs.

Droylsden FC are looking to make a comeback, having not kicked a ball since March 2020, after the financioal strain of Covid pandemic caused them to resign from the Northern Premier League.

 

Founded in 1892 with 130 years of football history, the club is plotting a return to the competition. Dave Pace, the clubs owner has met supporters to plan a possible future comeback for the club, with function room bookings providing a boost for the club's finances. In a statement issued today (January 16), a spokesperson for Droylsden FC said: "In response to a plea from concerned fans, Droylsden FC owner Dave Pace yesterday met with supporters to discuss the future of the club.

At a packed meeting he explained how the pandemic had financially devastaed the club. Recently private functions at the clubs social club have picked up enabling hope of the football returning. 

A further meeting will take place at 2.30pm on Sunday, January 29, to see how the club can return and carry on its history. 

Fans will be asked if they can offer practical support with any skills they have to resurrect the club, the first step will be to renew the Butcher Arms ground safety certificate. We wish the Blood's a speedy return!

 

Hyde United put six past Ashton United at the Hurst Cross Stadium.

The Hero Half Marathon race, part of the Tour of Tameside takes place on 17 June 2023 

WHEN Nathan Webb runs out at Ovenden Park next month to face home club Halifax Magpies he'll be following in the international footsteps of men like England grand-slam skipper Eric Evans.

The Tameside Cricket Development Group aims to develop cricket throughout Tameside at all levels with the help of senior representatives of all of Tameside’s cricket clubs

Over 1300 turned out at Bower Fold to see Stalybridge Celtic and Hyde United in a lively Tameside Derby. Hyde started the game the better side, applying the pressure to make for an exciting first half. There were 4 consecutive corners, which Celtics defence dealt with well. Despite missing a huge part of their team, their key players either having covid or injuries. 

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 local business owner and football coach has donated gifts to cared-for children in Tameside through an appeal he organised with his football club, based at Tameside Stadium in Ashton.

 

Clayton Palmer, of Elite Soccer Skills Programme, organised donations from families of children he coaches, along with a GoFundMe to raise money to purchase additional gifts.

Clayton had the idea to start a collection when speaking to one of the parents of the children he coaches, Lauren Fox, who works for Tameside Council Fostering Service. Together with the Fostering Service, ESSP arranged to donate a large number of children's gifts which are now being distributed to local cared-for children in time for Christmas Day.

Speaking on behalf of ESSP, Clayton said: "When we started the collection we didn't realise how big it would get, we're really happy to have helped local cared-for children and I hope they enjoy their presents."

Councillor Bill Fairfoull, Deputy Executive Leader with responsibility for Children and Families, said: "I think it's fantastic that Clayton and ESSP have donated such a generous collection of gifts to our cared-for children, I'm sure there will be lots of smiles on Christmas morning and it's brilliant that there is something for all our children and young people, from little ones to teenagers.

"Thank you to Clayton and all families and individuals from ESSP who donated, you have really made a difference to local children and families this Christmas."

If you would like to know more about fostering a local child or young person, please get in touch today by calling 0161 324 2342 or complete the online form at tameside.gov.uk/fostering.

TAMESIDE Music Service (TMS) has been selected to be part of an innovative programme of inclusive music work with vulnerable young people.

TAMESIDE couple Serena and Lee Davison have shared the story of their journey in becoming hosts for fleeing refugees from the Ukraine as part of the national Homes for Ukraine scheme.

To combat digital exclusion 120 laptops have been donated by tech giant Huawei to support residents in Greater Manchester, including Tameside.

A Tameside charity, which cares for patients with life limiting illnesses, is to receive a donation of ten brand new hospital beds.

SCHOOLS, businesses and community groups in Tameside and Glossop are being invited to take part in this year's NHS Big Tea on 5 July to say thank you to NHS staff.

Local charity, Action Together is taking part in #MonthofCommunity in June to celebrate and thank everyone who has volunteered to strengthen Oldham, Rochdale, and Tameside throughout the pandemic.

Parents-of-six Lesley and Graham Burton enjoyed raising their own children so much that they became foster carers to give others the opportunity to have a stable and loving family life.

A CHARITY which supports life-limited children, their families and those who have been bereaved has received recognition and grant funding from NHS Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

Luke Shore, a young Autistic man from Tameside has a lot to be proud of and is successfully achieving some key milestones and confidence on his route to pursuing a career in the IT industry with the support of Tameside Council's Routes to Work Team.

Tameside Council has submitted a £1.89m bid to UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) for SME (Small to Medium-sized Enterprise with fewer than 500 employees) Workspace with the aim of providing additional business support as well as modern and sustainable growth space for emerging businesses across the borough.

Tameside's Hack, a free two-day digital event  for 11 to 18 year olds is making a comeback this October half term, and promises to be bigger and better than ever. With bespoke career opportunities on offer for the winning teams and even more spaces available for young people to join in and showcase their digital skills.

A LOCAL woman is celebrating securing a new job thanks to employment support service Tameside in Work.

YOUNG PEOPLE had the chance to get a taste of their future careers and speak to the experts at this year's Tameside Careers & Apprenticeships Fair.

The data centre in Ashton Old Baths has won a prestigious international award recognising the quality of its architecture.

Tameside Council has appointed independent design consultancy LDA Design to masterplan the next phase of development for St Petersfield, an emerging mixed business district in Ashton. LDA will be supported by TODD Architects, CBRE, Curtins and Partisan Studio.

THE FINAL phase of the ambitious transformation of the former Ashton Old Baths site is now complete and will help to create more jobs in the area.

A NEW strategy lays out a clear vision for how Tameside will grow its economy in an inclusive way that benefits all its residents.

DIGITAL technology has been utilised to enable decisions on planning applications in Tameside can continue as normal.

 
From 6 April 2017, the government will start to restrict basic rate, income tax relief for landlords' finance costs on residential properties.

Offers for Home Movers This Spring as Pearson Expand their Ashton Team

Property for Profit, a Pension or a Headache?

 
THERE can surely be few more traumatic experiences in life than to risk losing your home.
 
 
To make sure the situation occurs as little as possible in the borough’s social housing, Tameside Council has organised the Tameside Pre-eviction Protocol through its homelessness prevention strategy. The aim is to identify problems as quickly as possible so there is plenty of time to offer help and prevent eviction.
 
 
The protocol was launched at the offices of Tameside Housing Advice (THA) on Friday, September 2. The event was attended by Cllr Ged Cooney, Tameside Council’s executive member with responsibility for housing; and representatives of nine housing associations including New Charter, Ashton Pioneer Homes, Peak Valley and Regenda.
 
 
Cllr Cooney said: “Through the protocol we want to make sure people have support when they need it. Usually, problems are caused by rent arrears. Over the last year, by taking early action, our debt advice team has been able to help three quarters of residents facing these issues to stay in their own homes.
 
 
“Tameside Council recognises that housing providers can’t allow rent arrears to spiral out of control, which is why our dealings with them are built on strong two-way communication.
 
 
“The pre-eviction protocol is a great example of partnership working. We have almost 20 organisations sharing information and working closely to do all they can to make sure people don’t get evicted.”
 
 
As well as debt problems, the protocol looks at matters such as anti-social behaviour. Initial referrals are made to Tameside Housing Advice, which makes a full assessment of the case before deciding on the appropriate course of action.
 
 
THA now shares the same building on Old Street, Ashton, with Tameside Debt Advice (TDA). This has vastly improved the working relationship and allows TDA to be brought in as soon as may be necessary.
 
 
Housing providers are kept fully informed throughout the process.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Householders  are being urged to check if they qualify for the latest offer to save money on their energy bills.

House prices in Greater Manchester are up to nine times higher than the average salary according to Official data released by the Department for Communities and Local Government.

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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