From the Droylsden Archives
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28th Mar Tameside Council have unveiled plans to tackle anti-social behaviour across the borough, after a pilot project in Droylsden reduced it by half. The Council’s Youth Service conducted the pilot using a ‘detached’ team of youth workers, who visited places where young people congregate to engage them and try to challenge their behaviour, rather than just […]
27th Mar Police are trying to trace a woman’s beloved jewellery that was stolen from her house in Droylsden last month. The burglary happened at the home on Dunkirk Street at around 3.50pm on Saturday February 17th. A man smashed a window to gain entry but was locked in the utility room, so had to break another […]
27th Mar Illegal waste on a site in Droylsden that has been plaguing the town with a terrible smell won’t be removed until May. A legal notice has been served on the occupiers of the land, requiring them to prevent the re-occurrence of the odour nuisance, and expires on May 1st. Only then can enforcement teams move […]
9th Mar Labour’s Laura Boyle has been elected to Tameside Council, filling the seat vacated by the late former leader, Cllr Kieran Quinn. Laura won the Droylsden East by-election by just under 500 votes but turnout was a disappointing 17.9%. The Conservatives, critical of the decision to hold the election in March, say it cost local taxpayers […]
8th Mar A Droylsden man was one of ten people arrested following dawn drug raids in Greater Manchester and the West Midlands on Tuesday. 51-year-old Andrew Pritchard, of Chestnut Avenue (pictured above), has been charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. He was remanded in custody and appeared at Manchester City Magistrates Court today. Nine […]
7th Mar Tickets are now on sale for a magical charity night in memory of a Tameside teenager. ‘Now That’s What I Call Magic’ takes place on Friday March 16th at Fitzroy Social Club in Droylsden in memory of Anja Barnacott, who lost her battle with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2009, aged just 19. Money raised from the […]
5th Mar Droylsden East residents head to the polls next Thursday, March 8, to elect a new representative for Tameside Council. The by-election was called following the sad death of former Tameside Council leader and Droylsden East Ward councillor Kieran Quinn at Christmas. Four candidates are standing for election, representing Labour, the Conservatives, Lib Dems and Green Party. It is […]
3rd Mar The number of road closures across the region has been dramatically reduced following the storms. The ‘Beast from the East’ combined with Storm Emma brought travel chaos to the region, with the heavy snowfall even closing the M62, leaving motorists stranded. While Storm Emma brought gusts gauged at more than 90mph, which combined with the […]
2nd Mar Police re-issue earlier appeal to only travel if essential as M62 remains closed Greater Manchester Police say the military has been deployed to help in the rescue of motorists stranded on the M62. The M62 is closed from junction 20 (Rochdale) to junction 24 (Huddersfield). A Yellow weather warning for the strong winds has been […]
2nd Mar Greater Manchester Police is appealing to drivers not to travel this morning (Friday), especially if their journey involves crossing the Pennines and using the M62. The alert was issued in the small hours of this morning after motorists were stranded for many hours on the motorway yesterday – with some still stuck in the snow […]