I am thrilled to launch the ‘Enjoy Local’ incentive in Reddish. Various businesses have already signed up to the project and there are still more to come so like our Facebook page and follower us on Twitter and our website for regular updates.
How to claim your discount card?
If you have been a client of ours within the last 6 months (whether you have bought, sold, rented or let a property through us) then that makes you entitled to claim your free discount card which entitles you to offers from local businesses. If you are a current client of ours you are also eligible to claim a key from our Reddish branch – just pop in to pick one up.
A hands on and creative session to create and decorate your very own clay animal sculpture.
Arc will guide you through creating your pottery pet which you will decorate with coloured slip (liquid clay) and then carefully dry, fire and glaze your creations ready to be collected after approximately 4 weeks.
Limited early bird offers available on selected workshops.
If you have a new year’s resolution that includes learning something new, finding a new hobby, finding interesting things to do with friends, meeting new people or getting out more – you’re in luck! The new Arc Centre and Gallery programme of creative workshops has been announced and they start in 2018…
The Animal Farm at Reddish Vale Farm will re-open on Saturday 17th February for the 2018 season. The Animal Farm will be open every day 11am-4pm throughout the school holidays until Sunday 25th February where they will revert back to weekends only. For those who haven’t been this is a great day out for the whole family.
Whether it is a local band like Blossoms who are promoting a positive image of Stockport around the world or whether it is a young person who tirelessly raises money for charity, we would like you to say thank you to local special citizens.
The reason Stockport council are recognising our Community Heroes is that more often than not, those who go the extra mile often go unrecognised and to remedy that, they’re now launching a rolling programme of council civic awards.
The categories include;
Promoting Stockport as a place to live and do business: individuals or groups who have promoted a positive image of Stockport on a national or regional stage
Recognising local innovation: Groups or Communities who are sparking growth from innovation
Contributing to a thriving economy: Organisations making a difference in Stockport by creating jobs, employing local people, contributing to a community, taking on apprentices or care leavers
Resilient Communities: acknowledging a person or group that has worked hard to create a safer neighbourhood. And helped to make a community where people help each other in times of need.
Community Creatives: championing community arts and creative projects, big or small, from individuals or groups showing how creative activities can benefit individuals and strengthen communities.
Education providers making a difference in a community: targeting schools, colleges, nurseries who are reaching out with projects and activities in their local area.
Young people making a difference in their community: targeting youth groups, cadets, scouting, Duke of Edinburgh awards etc.
Sport and exercise contributing to health and wellbeing in a community: targeting running clubs, football coaches, walking clubs, dancing etc.
Volunteering to promote independence in a community: people doing it for themselves with initiatives like food banks, friends of parks and localities, clubs etc.
Borough Heroes: those who got the extra mile but whose help often goes unrecognised.
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.”
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.
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!
There are 4 million children who live in poverty across the UK, and for these families buying Christmas presents is a luxury they can’t afford. That’s why Key 103 has joined up with Cash for Kids and launched Mission Christmas. We are delighted to announce that Julian Wadden are taking part in Key 103’s Cash for Kids 2017. All 5 of our offices at Stockport Exchange, Didsbury, The Heatons, Reddish and Marple will be used as drop off points over the coming weeks.
In 2016 over 2.9m was raised through cash and presents, making Christmas special for 60,800 local children, and they are aiming to achieve more this year!
All we need are any presents – new and unwrapped. . Gifts suitable for children aged between 0-18. The addresses for all 5 branches are as follows: