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Hattersley-based charity ‘The Bread and Butter Thing’ awarded £100k from Tameside Council

25th Oct HUNDREDS more Tameside families in need will soon be able to benefit from an innovative lower cost food scheme to help make life more affordable.   Tameside Council has awarded a £100k grant to The Bread and Butter Thing (TBBT) – a charity that supports families on low incomes, builds stronger communities and reduces food waste […]

Tier 3 (Very high) local COVID alert level – travel guidance

23rd Oct THE Government announced that all parts of Greater Manchester is now subject to Tier 3 (Very high) local COVID alert level restrictions. This means that from Friday 23 October, if you live in Greater Manchester, you should not travel out of the area unless your journey is essential. The same guidance applies to those living […]

CONSULTATION: Have your say on clean air plan and taxi standards

23rd Oct Residents and businesses across Tameside are being encouraged to give their views and help shape Greater Manchester’s plans to reduce harmful air pollution on local roads and introduce minimum standards for all taxis and private hire vehicles licensed in the area. The two GM-wide consultations run until midnight on Thursday 3 December 2020, and people […]

GMP reminds residents to keep their homes light and locked

23rd Oct With the clocks due to go back an hour on Sunday 25 October, GMP has issued its annual reminder to residents to use simple steps to stop burglars using the shield of darkness and targeting their homes. There is an increased threat of burglary during the winter months, often due to homes that are left […]

Droyslden Football Club closed for serious coronavirus safety breaches

23rd Oct DROYLSDEN Football Club has been closed down for breaching coronavirus regulations and posing a “serious and imminent risk to public health”. The Butchers Arms Ground was today (23 October 2020) served a Direction to Close Notice by Tameside Council to prevent the spread of coronavirus after visits by environmental health officers found significant breaches to […]

MPs battle decision to close Co-op bank

23rd Oct THE decision by the Co-operative Bank to close its only branch in Tameside has been opposed by the borough’s three MPs. Angela Rayner, Jonathan Reynolds and Andrew Gwynne have written to the bank collectively to ask it to reconsider its decision to shut the bank in Ashton. Ashton Co-op Bank Mrs Rayner, writing on behalf […]

Wilko marks 90th birthday with donation to homeless charity

21st Oct WILKO, Ashton, has donated more than £700 of essential items in support of local homeless charity We Shall Overcome to mark the homes and garden retailer’s 90th birthday. We Shall Overcome was established by Ashton landlady Pauline Town who runs a daily packed lunch service for up to 50 homeless people from her pub, The […]

Denton charity helps bring relief after chemical explosion in Beirut

21st Oct DENTON-BASED Syria Relief has been providing humanitarian aid in Lebanon following the recent enormous chemical explosion in Beirut that killed at least 200 people and left 350,000 homeless. The charity already had an office in Beirut because 1.5 million displaced Syrians are based in Lebanon, one in four of the country’s population are refugees. Charles […]

150th anniversary for iconic Ashton Baths

21st Oct ONE of Tameside’s most iconic buildings celebrated its 150th anniversary with a special socially-distanced event, which was attended by staff, business owners, contractors and other local individuals. Ashton Old Baths opened in 1870 and originally provided residents with somewhere to wash and swim, alongside other entertainment like horse shows and ice skating. After Tameside Council […]

Haughton Green Methodist Church to be converted into flats

21st Oct FLATS are to be built in a 209-year-old former Methodist chapel which has fallen into a state of disrepair and was damaged in a fire during lockdown. Haughton Green Methodist Church, in Denton, is to be converted into homes under plans approved by Tameside council’s planning department. The building on Two Trees Lane has not […]
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