reddish and tameside property blog

(covering reddish, dane bank, denton, debdale and gorton)

Local tenure patterns

The mix of tenure of properties is a substantial yardstick of the attributes of homes in a local market. One of the best parts of the planning system in the UK is that social housing is heavily mixed in with the private stock so we don’t get large geographical divides between people as is the case in urban France. This also shows how many people are renting, which has gone up nearly everywhere in the last ten years.

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Local property prices vs region & country

This chart shows how prices in the local area compare with those in the region and the national picture. Given our geographical position relative to the national economic centre of gravity, the relative price levels are what we’d expect.

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The proportion of sales by house type

For this month’s market update, we’ve decided to take a look at what percentage of total sales each house type accounts for each quarter. Whilst it doesn’t show the actual number of sales, it’s very useful for seeing what each property type is contributing to the total level of transactions. It also permits year-on-year comparisons, which negate the impact of seasonality.

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How much does outside space matter to homebuyers in Reddish?

Outside space has always been a sought-after commodity, whether it’s acres of land or a balcony with pleasant views. Most property searchers have a few items on their list when looking for a new home, with some form of outside space usually near the top. But remember, gardens, balconies and terraces aren’t just eye candy; they also add value to properties.

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re:dish charity update by Angie Stanton

We are extremely proud to be supporting Re:Dish charity who have just set up at the ex-council building at 2 Gorton Road. Re:Dish chair, Angie Stanton, gives us an insight into the charity, what they have achieved and plans for the future…

“Three years on from the founding of the Re:dish charity, I find myself regularly moved to tears by the desire of Reddish people to help one another, and to share what they have. All that we have achieved happens only through the generosity of volunteers and supporters.

We began in autumn 2014 by establishing a local Foodbank at St Elisabeth’s Church. We quickly became partners with other churches, then with Stockport Foodbank, and established a few collection points in Reddish for local people to donate food. Over the last 3 years, running out of the Bairstow Centre, the Foodbank has become more and more busy, our volunteer base has grown along with it, and in 2017, with around 30 volunteers, we have given 3-day emergency food parcels to over 1000 people, on a voucher basis, feeding over 1500 adults and over 1000 children. As times get more difficult, we can only see the numbers growing, so we are always in need of new Foodbank volunteers.

2017 has also seen the growing success of the Re:dish Dementia Friendly Café, which runs every Wednesday lunchtime at St Agnes Church. 12 volunteers give a warm welcome and a safe space to Dementia sufferers and their carers. Hot food, entertainment, specialist advice and a listening ear is given to about 35 guests every week. The project has been supported by Stockport Rotary Club since April 2016.

Re:dish projects support some individuals too. Community Champions have been sharing their experience to teach people about computers and laptops, or to learn a new craft skill, and Common Ground (DBS checked) volunteers have been visiting the isolated and elderly in their own homes. If you think you could be a Community Champion, or a Visitor, please get in touch.

The big excting news for 2018 is that our pop-up charity shop in Houldsworth Square (sponsored by SMBC and Julian Wadden) has been a great success. Local people have supported it with donations, and by shopping there, and regularly commented on what a lovely place it is to go into. The ground floor Re:dish Shop is providing enough income to allow us to make plans to develop the upper floor, and offer a Work Club, a Learning Suite, a Wellbeing centre, and places for local agencies and Councillors to hold surgeries. But again, none of this will happen without the interest and commitment of local people. If you would like to be involved, please call into the Re:dish Shop, or contact us via our Facebook page, or phone Gemma on 07498 996634.

The success of Re:dish depends on partnership, kindness, sharing and respect – it brings the best out of us. The fact that these simple values can make such a powerful difference shows that nothing can stop us creating a community of kindness.”

Angie Stanton  Re:dish Chair.

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bee messy – reddish vale young people’s centre

All children love bee-ing messy so come along to this exciting 50 minute session and get hands on with lots of messy fun and a variety of activities on offer. Suitable for babies and toddlers aged 6 months to 2 and a half years.

Also an opportunity for parents, carers and children to meet new people and have a chat.

If your child has allergies, is outside the recommended age bracket or needs any specific requirements, they welcome everybody with open arms, so do get in touch.

Discounts for nannies, childminders, groups or siblings.

Please email beemessy@yahoo.com or text 07583 888040 to book a place.

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‘enjoy local’ coming to reddish in 2018

Enjoy Local is coming to Reddish in 2018 following the success of our Heaton’s, Stockport and Didsbury’s launches… If you own a business or know of somebody who owns a business within the postcodes of SK5 then please get in touch. It is a great community project which has been growing in popularity since it’s release earlier in the year!

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Distance to work

How far people travel to work says a lot about the nature of an area. For example if people live and work in market towns there is likely to be a lot more community spirit to experience in daily life. When people are travelling further afield to work, they effectively spend their days on two different communities. It will be interesting to see if community spirit increases as people work more from home.

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Annual sales levels split by property type

In this analysis we’ve looked at how sales of property types have stacked up over time (literally!). For each of the last eight years we show what number of sales are accounted for by flats, terraces, semi-detached and detached homes. This analysis is very useful because it shows not only the total number of sales, but the types of properties it comprises.

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2018 set to be a year of opportunity for the Reddish property market

As one year ends and another begins, we thought we’d take a look at what’s happened in the Reddish market over the last 12 months, and what a year it has been. It’s true that something of a ‘cold front’ has been moving across most of the country, but the strong fundamentals which underpin the SK5 market mean that we’re well placed to weather any storm.

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