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4 Dec


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It’s all happening… (part 2)

4 Dec

Following from my last post and from my facebook page…

All go at the working men’s club

Saturday 8th December sees a members’ kids disco there from 2pm – 6pm. Tickets are only £3 per adult £1 per child. Maximum age 10. Tickets on sale now. I know you’re thinking the same as me, why isn’t there a place that plays Taylor Swift’s We are never ever getting back together on repeat for four hours on a Saturday afternoon? I don’t know but I wish there was.

If a kids disco isn’t what you’re looking for, then on Wednesday 12th December, they’re also holiday a ladies only Ann Summer’s event. There’s also a female comedian performing (her own material, not with the merchandise – I think) and tickets for the event cost £3. Available from HWMC now.


Kutz hairdressers in Reddish are doing an offer of COLOUR / FOILS cut & blow for only £30. I have no idea at all what this means as I’m bald. However, if you want more information then contact them on 0161 480 4065. The first person to go on their facebook page and then e-mail me with a funny comment such as “don’t worry Jez, they also to stitch in hair extensions LOL” wins a rubbish prize from my desk. Currently looking like a jar of aniseed rock purchased in late 2011.

Jennifer Edwards hairdressing

Seeing as we’re already talking hair, Jennifer Edwards Hairdressing have sleep in rollers back in stock. I have no idea what these are either. In retrospect, I should’ve found someone who knows about these things to do these posts. If you do know what sleep in rollers are and they sound like something you’d like, you can contact them on 0161 442 2124.

A job at the Arms

The Houldsworth Arms is looking for new staff. You need to be experienced, honest reliable and most of all flexible about your working hours as you will not have set days to work you must be able to change the kegs in the cellar. Please send in your cv and references.

Flower Power

If you’re feeling all festive, then Ali’s florist, 583 Gorton Road are doing Christmas wreaths. She says ‘all our holly wreaths are handmade.We make well over 300 and we always sell out every year,so please order your holly wreath or call in to collect. Prices same as last year.All wreaths are dressed, if you want plain one just request we can arrange that, no problem SMALL £8.99 MEDIUM £11.99 LARGE £14.99 LUXURY £19.99’ Call 0161 223 4477 or visit their website for more info.


Again, if any of the businesses featured above fancy saving me loads of time by getting a business profile or simply e-mailing in their news that would be fab.

It’s all happening…

4 Dec

So many things to catch up on in Reddish at the moment so please accept my apologies for those that I have missed/forgotten. If you have something you want me to put up here then please e-mail

Jimmy Cricket

Now, I remember Jimmy Cricket vaguely from being a child. If anyone can remember more than I do then you’re in for a treat. Jimmy Cricket is performing this Thursday 6th December at St. Joseph’s Hall. Full info found in the badly taken photograph below.


Reddish Villa Cabaret Night

If Jimmy Cricket wasn’t enough excitement for you, then on Friday night, there’s a cabaret night with disco being held at Houldsworth Working Men’s Club. Tickets cost £3 each or 2 for a £5. The best part is that all proceeds go towards Reddish Villa Junior Football Club so you get to be entertained and help the local community. Full info here.

Community Calendar

Cllr. Kate Butler has finally completed work on her community calendar and I have to admit, it’s ace. Far better than what I had envisaged! So, if you want to know what’s going on locally, I suggest you check out

Spirit of the Forest

If you’re recovering from the shock of Jimmy Cricket turning up in Reddish then you might be equally surprised to heat that Reddish has a shop specialising in Witchcraft?

Spirit of the Forest, located at 446 Reddish Road, serves all your witchcraft needs. Now, I’d give you more information on it but the website has a really bad font that hurts my eyes and a video that plays on the main page. These are up there alongside my pet hates. If it is something that would interest you, check out their website here.

This concludes part 1 of the update. Part 2 involves me sifting through all of those profiles for local businesses that are set up as friends profiles. You know who you are!

The Mill Tea Room

15 Nov



Having recently attended the re-opening of the Broadstone Mill outlet village, I have to admit that I have nothing but positive things to say about it. Admittedly, the target age range is slightly higher than the demographic in which I currently sit, but with the new book selection and kitchen range, I find myself popping there  on a semi-frequent basis.

The opening up of the second floor which connects the arts and crafts area and increases the ladies clothing area was a masterstroke.

Even better, the Mill Tea Room is now open.  “Situated on the Upper Floor near the windows in the Ladieswear Department. Come along between 10am and 4pm, have a seat and relax while the team serve you with a great selection of drinks and food. ”

They have scones and danish cakes, people. SCONES AND DANISH!!!!



Holidays are coming!

15 Nov


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

25 Sep

biggest coffee morning

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


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

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.


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.


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.




Liz Edwards

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

Reddish Rumours

10 Sep
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


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)