From the Community Archives
5th Dec A Tameside MP says she will ‘not hesitate to intervene’ if plans to build more than a hundred homes on a school playing field fail to offer enough alternative green space. By Charlotte Green, local democracy reporter. Last month the council narrowly approved an outline application for 132 houses on the site of the former […]
3rd Dec As Christmas is often a time where people reflect and celebrate those who sadly can’t be with us, The Believe and Achieve Trust is bringing a bit of light to Tameside with a very special event. Their “Light This Christmas” service, which will be at Albion Church tomorrow (4th December) hopes to bring together the […]
8th Nov A drive to transform Tameside into a greener borough will see thousands of street lights swapped for energy saving lanterns and council vans replaced with electric vehicles. By Charlotte Green, local democracy reporter. The town hall has been rolling out a huge scheme to replace lamps across the borough and has committed £5m to upgrade all […]
6th Nov A local mum has spoken of her hope that there may one day be a cure to her daughter’s degenerative condition. Jenny Croce’s daughter, Florence, suffers from Late Infantile Gangliosidosis – or GM1 – a disorder that progressively destroys nerve cells in the brain and spinal chord. Since her diagnosis almost two years ago, Jenny […]
25th Oct A local carnival arts organisation has risen like a phoenix from the ashes after a catastrophic mill fire destroyed 15 years’ worth of work. Global Grooves lost hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of giant puppets and hand-printed costumes when their storage warehouse at Ray Mill in Stalybridge burned to the ground in March. But now […]
17th Oct A poignant parade of silent soldiers will lead eleven days on remembrance events across Tameside next month. To commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the end of the First World War, the silent solider silhouettes will stand on look out on the bridge at Portland Basin in Ashton on November 1st. They will then be […]
16th Oct Local fire chiefs are calling for people to stay safe this bonfire period following a dangerous incident in Ashton on Sunday. At around 8.40 on Sunday night, fire crews were called a house on Blandford Street in the St Peters area and found smoke coming from the upstairs bedroom. A firework had been thrown through […]
15th Oct Dr Kailash Chand OBE (pictured) Chair Healthwatch Tameside and former deputy chair of the BMA Council urges everyone to play their part in helping to avoid another ‘winter crisis’ in the NHS as the colder weather looms large…   With the winter approaching, health professionals delivering care in Tameside and Glossop will understandably be nervous about […]
15th Oct The first round of Tameside Council’s new strategic neighbourhood forums start this week. There are four neighbourhood forums – north, south, east and west – and they have been designed to correspond with the corresponding health and police bodies. They’ve replaced the short-lived town councils. North covers Ashton; South is Hyde and Longdendale; East covers […]
15th Oct Don your brightest red hat and snowy beard and get ready to run at the tenth Santa Dash in Marple on Sunday the 2nd of December. Organised by Romiley and Marple Lions, the annual event sees hundreds of people dress up as jolly old Father Christmas and get jogging in aid of Kidneys for Life. The […]