Archive | May, 2012

Why We Love Reddish Councillors

5 May

Now, irrespective of your political leanings (and as a blog we try very hard to not favour one party over any other) you can’t help but be touched by this heartwarming twitter based story.

Whilst waiting for the election results to come through a few nights ago, an interesting tweet popped up.


This immediately pushed various comical images into my head of a person in a big rosette frantically running around, shouting and flailing their arms in the Stockport Town Hall. Who would be responsible for such an act though?


For this reason alone, Paul Moss, we salute you!

By Jez Myers


Labour hold Reddish

4 May

The country is waking up to a shift in the political landscape and I’m sure that over the coming days we will hear numerous expert opinions and excuses over why some seats were won and why some were lost. Most importantly what has happened in Reddish and what does this mean for us?

In Reddish North, Labour candidate Kate Butler received 2027 votes, took 69% of the vote and was declared the winner. Meanwhile, in Reddish South, some scarily similar results were seen as Labour candidate Andy Verdeille won with 2028 votes, 70% of the vote.

In total Labour took 8 out of the 21 available seats on Stockport council. The Lib Dems did not escape the national backlash and although they managed to win 10 seats they suffered the loss of council leader Dave Goddard, who lost by just 45 votes, whilst two other members scraped through with majorities in double figures. The Tories won just 2 seats.

What happens to the council leadership is unclear at this point, but we understand that Labour will not go into a coalition with the Lib Dems.

Congratulations Kate and Andy, we look forward to seeing what you achieve in Reddish over the next few years!

Jubilee Fun Times!

3 May

Make sure you keep a space in your diary for the Houldsworth Mill – Shopping Village  Indoor (wise – we live in Manchester) Street Party on the Sunday 3rd of June!

Sykes – For sale but going nowhere!

2 May

The lovely people at Sykes have replied to our earlier post about it being for sale ( to reassure us of the future of Sykes;

“Hi,Just to let everyone in Reddish know Sykes Coffee Bar is NOT Closing down :0) The business is up for sale because we just don’t have the time to run it as we have other business commitments. We however want some to buy it and keep it as Sykes Coffee Bar as everyone keeps telling us they don’t want us to go. We are hoping the right person will come along and will be able to open 7 days a week and also make use of our alcohol license. So if you know anyone who fits the bill let them know but in the mean time were staying put and will be open 5 days a week Tuesday – Saturday 8.45am-4.30pm :0)
Many Thanks Sykes
You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter.Sorry our blog is no longer in action.”

As you might have seen from our original post, we really like Sykes. Yes, we think it would be great to rename it Psyche’s after the PJ and Duncan album and turn it into a 90’s themed cafe but that is a little unlikely.


However, it does pose a more serious point. Sykes is the only coffee shop/cafe bar in the centre of Reddish. It has the potential to be a fantastic community hub that could appeal to both young mothers during the day and young professionals in the evening. Reddish needs something like this.

If you haven’t been, go and check it out. I’ll be popping in later today.

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