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From the Droylsden Archives
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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 […]
12th Oct A new free school that pledges to challenge the ‘status quo’ and give state pupils a ‘level playing field’ against private education has been approved in Tameside. By Local Democracy Reporter Charlotte Green This is how a huge new free school in Tameside will look. Bosses have pledged to challenge the ‘status quo’ and give […]
11th Oct Patients of a Droylsden medical practice have praised its new management team after the surgery was removed from special measures and given a ‘Good’ rating from the CQC. Medlock Vale was placed into special measures and given two warning notices in January, after a damning inspection in November 2017 found it to be failing every […]
1st Oct A 13 year-old boy has been arrested after two suspected arson attacks in Droylsden this morning. Emergency services were called to Poundland and Wilko on Greenside Lane at around just after ten past nine after the suspect allegedly started a blaze with a lit barbecue firelighter. Staff were able put it out before firefighters arrived. […]
28th Sep There was a double celebration in Droylsden this week as Cecilia Leigh turned 104 on the same day her great-great-grandson, Sebastian McGrath, turned 1. The centenarian told the Tameside Reporter that she was “surprised and happy” when she heard the news she was to become a great-great grandmother. Now, a year on, young Sebastian celebrated […]
20th Sep A nurse from Stalybridge is enjoying a sudden career change after opening a tearoom in Droylsden… on a narrowboat! Maria Smart (pictured above with her son, Philip) has opened the Safari Narrowboat Tearoom on Droylsden Marina, with her partner, Lee, a retired fire fighter. The couple already owned a 40ft narrowboat, which they use for […]
19th Sep Illegal waste that has plagued Droylsden with a bad smell for months has finally started to be removed. The Environment Agency is working with the owner of Gartside Farm, where the waste was dumped, and the first loads have been removed today. The area has also been secured to prevent further waste being left on […]
19th Sep A local shop in Droylsden has been recognised as one of the best independent stores in the country! Yyas Convenience Store (Premier) on Jack Lane has been named on the IAA Top 100 list, which celebrates the continued success of independent shops across the UK. The store received the prestigious recognition after an assessment across […]
17th Sep Police in Tameside are investigating an armed robbery at a shop in Audenshaw. Just after 11.15pm on Tuesday September 11th, three offenders entered the One Stop Shop on Droylsden Road, armed with a hammer and a knife. They threatened staff with the weapons and demanded cash from the safe. One staff member was hit on […]
28th Aug A crazed man who stabbed his friend and randomly attacked members of the public has been jailed for six years. 20-year-old Liam Winstanley of Sutton Drive, Droylsden, was sentenced today (Tuesday 28 August) after pleading guilty to section 18 assault. In addition to being jailed for 6 years, he was sentenced to 16 months in […]