Archive | September, 2012

Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning at Taylor’s Glass

25 Sep

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We all know someone, be it a family member, friend or simply a friend of a friend whose life has been affected by cancer.

This Friday 28th September Taylor’s Glass will be holding a coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Trust.

Of course, there will be coffee and cake but that’s not all. There’s also a raffle including;

Nike football boots signed by Patrice Evra. Donated by MUFC Shirts.
Childrens Bike. Donated by BL Car accessories & Cycles.
Meal for 2. Donated by The Phad Thai.
Temple Spa Gift Set. Donated by Nadine Loxham.
Fill the sweetie jar. Donated by Candy’s & Cards.
Wine. Donated by Omega, Bredbury.
Wine & Thorntons Chocolates. Donated by P.W Sugden & Co.

Plus lots of others.

On top of that there will be various handmade stalls selling plaques, jewelry, cards and more.

The event will be held at Taylor’s Glass, 215 Gorton Road, Reddish, SK5 6LQ from 10am-1pm and everyone is welcome to pop in.

For more information on general Macmillan Coffee morning events click here.
For information on Taylor’s coffee morning, check out their twitter or website.
Cancer is something that both directly and indirectly affects so many of our lives, together we can help to support those people and their families battling the disease. 

By Jez Myers

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Loadsamoney!

21 Sep

A few weeks ago at Reddish News, we posted a story about a potential ‘You Say, We Pay’ event happening. Well, we were pretty much on the money (or maybe that should be in the money?) with our information.

Following on from last year’s Community First funding, applications are now being accepted from community groups that aim to help in any of the following categories;

Stronger Communities
Children and Young People
Economic Wellbeing
Health and Wellbeing
Older People
Cultural Development
Environment Activities

The pot of money available is around the £30,000 mark and applications for between £250 and £2500 are welcome. They will be viewed and shortlisted by a panel which will then go on to a community voting event.

The deadline for applications is Friday 12th October 2012. The voting event will take place at Reddish Vale Technology College on Saturday 17th November between 11am-2pm.

An application form can be downloaded here

For more information, contact Steve Fox on 0161 474 3206 or e-mail stephen.fox@stockport.gov.uk

by Jez Myers

 

 

Tiger Chilly Review

17 Sep

Last week my boyfriend and I popped into new takeaway Tiger Chilly, which is located next to Barclays on Houldsworth Square.  Even though I’m a Brummie we don’t have Indian very often so I was really excited to give it a go.

The takeaway is a family run business and the guys that work in there are friendly and welcoming. The updated interior is modern and clean, and you can relax on a sofa whilst waiting for your food.

One of my favourite things about Tiger Chilly is that you can actually watch your dinner being cooked, so you can see the level of skill needed by the chefs, and you can also see the freshness of your food. The quality at Tiger Chilly is outstanding, the meat is tender and the sauces are packed full of fresh ingredients. In my boyfriend’s case this was a lot of mean looking chilli in his beef jalfrezi! My chicken tikka was much gentler as you would expect. Both the starters and mains were delicious.

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I always judge an Indian by its sundries and Tiger Chilly did not disappoint. We shared a garlic and a keema naan, and I can honestly say they were two of the best naans I’ve ever tasted. Fresh, chewy and full of flavour. The poppadums did not let me down either – crisp and not too fatty. Perfect dipped into Tiger Chillys own chilli sauce.

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I was also impressed by the value for money, all of our food came in at under £20 and we were absolutely stuffed after our feast and there was plenty left for the next day.

Tiger Chilly have kindly offered 10% discount to our readers – just mention that you read our site when you collect your order*.

There’s an advert/menu available here.

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Liz Edwards

*Offer valid on collection orders only and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.

Reddish Rumours

10 Sep
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Here at Reddish News, we stumble across rumours from time to time and, whilst most don’t fall into our remit, this one kind of does.

We’re hearing talk of a “you say we pay” style event being planned where members of the community can bid for money, rumoured to be up to £2500, to boost positive work within the community.

Now, we know what you’re thinking, and we wouldn’t have a clue how to describe Ruby Wax to Richard and Judy either, but apparently it’s not based on the sadly missed game show.

From what we’ve heard, it’s aimed at getting those who wouldn’t normally speak up or air their ideas in public rather than the usual community groups and it’ll be the community who vote and decide who gets the cash.

So far, it sounds great. Let’s just hope that it happens. We’re voting to have a Gladiators style assault course built in the car park opposite the Phad Thai.

 

By Jez Myers

Sykes est mort, vive Sykes!

7 Sep

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A while ago we reported that local coffee shop Sykes, on the corner of Sykes Street and Gorton Road, was up for sale. As one of our regular meeting places this saddened us. Although we felt it never fully reached its potential, it is a nice place to sit and have a cup of coffee, lunch or an ice cream.

We were really pleased to hear that Sykes has found a buyer and the indications are that the new owner wishes to develop the business further.

Agents Harvey Silver Hodgkinson told us “The sale of the cafe & sandwich bar business called Sykes Coffee Bar completed yesterday. Mrs Kanaris is now the proud owner of the business after signing a new 6 year lease on the premises. We would like to wish them the very best of luck with their new business.”

We can’t wait to meet Mrs Kanaris and certainly wish her every success. Sykes is an integral part of bringing the community together and with the right leadership, has the potential to be a great meeting place.

By Jez Myers

(I also had a choice of Eric Sykes or Ollie Sykes of Bring Me The Horizon but went with Melanie)

A quick update for the week

4 Sep

Here at Reddish News, we like to keep you in the loop about what’s going on locally. After all, that is the idea behind the site!

 

Willow Grove Cemetery Walk

Are you interested in Reddish and want to learn more about the social history connected with the area?

If so, why not join the accompanied walks around the cemetery’s heritage trail and listen to some interesting and sad stories of the people buried there?

This weekend, Saturday 8th September at 11.00am and 2.00pm the Friends of Stockport Cemeteries will be holding guided tours.

A free booklet of the History of Willow Grove will be given to all those who join the walk.
If you’re interested then simply meet the guide at the main gates.
Contact number for further information 0161 439 5963 or visit the web site Willow Grove Cemetery,
Central Drive
Reddish
Stockport
SK5 7QJ
This looks great to the point where we’ll be attending and reporting back on it next week.
 
Andrew Gwynne MP Advice Bureaux

Need advice and think that your local MP is the person to turn to? Well, you’re in luck. Andrew has designed a new poster telling you exactly how to contact him.

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If you feel that you need to talk about a more pressing local issue then our local councillors also hold drop in sessions.

All Reddish Councillors hold regular advice surgeries where you can drop in without an appointment to discuss any issues that are worrying you about where you live.

North Reddish Councillors

Kate, Paul and Dave do their main surgery on Wednesday evenings each week on a rota at Reddish Library on Gorton Road from 7pm to 7:45pm.

They are also available on the second Thursday of each month as part of the Poet’s Corner Action Group meeting for residents at the Mike Doyle Centre on Browning Street. There is a private area available here for anyone who needs a confidential chat.

South Reddish Councillors 

Andy, Tom and Walter run a weekly advice bureau every Friday at the Triangle Church on Sandy Lane from 6pm to 7pm. Again, you don’t need an appointment.
 

Jobs at Simon Antony

Based in Broadstone Mill, Simon Antony is a Digital Design company that is currently recruiting. If you’re a Dotnet or front end developer, then this could be just what you are looking for.

“Simon Antony are a team of passionate experts and we love working with like minded people. Through continual research and innovation we seek to offer best practice in everything we offer clients so obviously we look for the best people to work with us!

Our recruitment process is not the norm, primarily we recruit based upon the personality over technical skills as in our environment, capability thrives and is well rewarded. We’re also a team, that shares and supports each other: there’s no room for individual heros, you will be a part of a growing family (and yes you will meet the kids as well)

If this is the culture & environment in which you thrive then we’d like to hear from you.”

Their careers page can be found here

 
Finally, if you have anything you would like us to cover/attend/review, then please drop a line to news@reddishnews.co.uk

By Jez Myers