From the Droylsden Archives
13th Jan A caring charity roared off with much needed funds, thanks to the fund-raising efforts of a motorbike club. SSAFA Tameside was overwhelmed and delighted when The BMPS British Motorcycle Preservation Society charity handed over £1,438.78. The presentation was made in the Sycamore pub in Ashton. The cheque was presented to SSAFA Tameside representatives Christina Howard […]
13th Jan Tameside cubs across Denton, Ashton and Droylsden have been celebrating their centenary. Cub Scouting was started in December 1916 by Lord Baden Powell. Having first established the Scouts in 1907 he found that younger boys wanted to join and the cub scouts for eight to 10-year-old boys was set up as a result. Cubs from […]
13th Jan Tameside woke up to a blanket of snow and travel disruption this morning (Friday) as winter swept in with a vengeance. As temperatures plummeted, the white stuff began to fall on Thursday evening across the borough and continued overnight, causing delays to commuters on public transport and hazardous driving conditions on the roads. Tameside Highways […]
12th Jan Ashton MP Angela Rayner is encouraging everyone to have their say as the deadline for public responses to the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework closes on Monday. The ambitious plans earmark the number of new homes, jobs and transport links across the region for the next 20 years. But the proposals have proved controversial with campaigners […]
12th Jan Droylsden’s Water Adventure Centre has received a double boost this week thanks to two separate sets of funding. The centre on Fairfield Locks was recently given a £74,169 cheque of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Fund. Working with local partners such as Action Together and Active Tameside to apply, the centre was […]
11th Jan Tameside Libraries are running sessions to help parents and carers keep their children safe online. As part of the workshops, parents can bring their children’s phone, tablets and laptops for hands-on help in updating security and privacy settings. Tameside Phoenix, the multi-agency team for tackling child sexual exploitation (CSE), has reported approximately 85 per cent […]
10th Jan Residents across Tameside are being urged to take advantage of a money-saving boiler and insulation offer. Supported by Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and the NHS, the Greater Manchester Energy Heroes scheme offers qualifying households free or discounted new boilers and home insulation that could save hundreds of pounds from fuel bills. The 10 Greater […]
10th Jan A house fire in Droylsden brought fire crews in three fire engines from Ashton Under Lyne, Philips Park and Manchester Central into action to tackle the blaze. The fire broke out just before 10 30pm on Monday evening at the semi detached property on Hazel Drive. Firefighters had to deploy two breathing apparatus, hose reels and […]
9th Jan Tameside’s new Chief Superintendent officially began work in the role today. Chief Superintendents Neil Evans, who is also responsible for Oldham and Rochdale, has been in policing for nearly thirty years. He started his career with West Midlands Police in 1989, working in Dudley, Walsall and Wolverhampton. He joined Greater Manchester Police in 2010 and […]
9th Jan Droylsden Football Club have today confirmed the signing of experienced former Football League defender, Clayton McDonald. McDonald, 28, joins on a dual registration from National League North Altrincham. Graduating out of the Manchester City youth academy in 2008, McDonald spent the 2008–09 season on loan at League Two sides Macclesfield Town and Chesterfield. He spent […]