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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 Stalybridge school has been presented with an award for its role championing a healthy smokefree environment for its pupils.

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.

A new gallery is set to open in Tameside which will display some of the best work from the local art community.

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.

The question is how to revive Hyde town centre - the answer is coming through money available through the British Property Federation's Futures Challenge (part of the One Public Estate programme)

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.

CYCLISTS will be greeted by a blossoming emblem when they ride through Tameside during the Tour de Manc.

TAMESIDE'S cyclists are being urged to test themselves on the toughest route yet as the Tour de Manc returns for 2019.

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 top regional adoption agency has given one lucky child an early Christmas present, as it announced the winner of its festive card design competition.

COMMUNITIES are rallying round to ensure no-one has to sleep on the streets in Tameside this winter.

A Mossley carnival arts organisation has risen like a phoenix from the ashes after a catastrophic mill fire destroyed 15 years’ worth of work.

COUNCIL and police officers teamed together to collect food for those in need.

YOUNGSTERS collected litter as a community came together to tidy and brighten up their neighbourhood.

A SALON is urging Tameside residents to follow its style in helping people with cancer.


THE Civic Mayor of Tameside, Cllr Joyce Bowerman, is lending her wholehearted support to a drive to recruit more Marie Curie supporters in Tameside.
Marie Curie provides home care for people with any terminal illness as well as emotional support for their loved ones. Their aim is to help families get the most from the time they have left.
Cllr Bowerman explained: “I have personal experience of the wonderful work the Marie Curie nurses do. They cared for my father when he was dying from lung cancer and that’s why I have made them part of my charity appeal fund.
“It’s a very sad fact that someone in the UK dies every five minutes without getting all the care they could have. That’s why I want more fund-raisers in Tameside. Marie Curie believe everyone should be able to get the care they need at the end of their life.”
Marie Curie nurses work night and day and there is also a confidential helpline for anyone who has questions about any aspect of terminal illness, needs support, or just wants to talk. An online information hub has leaflets to download, films and other links.
The support groups are made up of ordinary people of all ages who are passionate about the charity and want to help it. They tend to meet on a monthly basis and organise collections and fund-raising events such as tea parties and quiz nights.
Tameside has two very successful groups – Hyde and Denton, and Ashton – but a combination of age, failing health and other commitments means that new members are needed if they are to continue their good work.
The Mayor added: “These amazing people have done, and continue to do, a really fantastic job. However, they aren’t as young as they used to be and can no longer commit themselves in the same way.
“They badly need new blood and I’m appealing to the people of Tameside to join them so that they can continue their fabulous and much-needed work.”
If you have the time and would like to join a Marie Curie support group, visit

Body Mind Therapy Centre are having an open day for Maggie's Centres on Thursday, 3rd August 2017. You can have 15, 30, 45 or 60 MIN MASSAGE in exchange for what you can afford donations. Their will also be a raffle draw with some amazing prizes


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.

NTBS will once again be exhibiting at the Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC In Birmingham from 30th April till 2nd May 2019.

EMPLOYERS are urged to let their staff take part in a scheme that's improving reading skills across Tameside and add social value to their business.

ITS Technology Group (ITS) and local partner Network Connect are holding an event next week to inform businesses based in Tameside about the benefits of the full fibre network that’s on their doorstep which is driving a fibre revolution in the area. 

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.

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.

New research has revealed that a majority of property buyers are willing to pay more for an eco-friendly home.