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family fun day

Reddish family fun day welcomes everyone to Broadstone Mill on Saturday 15th April.
The day is going to have something for everyone and is set to be a spectacular event. There’ll be a bustling atmosphere with stalls from local businesses, a live performance from Mystic Rose band, Jason Baird’s Black Belt Academy will be showcasing students martial arts skills along with Signature Dance Academy, there will also be a fun fair and petting zoo. That’s not all, Elfmill Carriages will be offering rides around the mill, through Reddish and back to the fun day!
This isn’t an event to be missed and I’ll certainly be attending so I hope to see some of your faces there.

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local war hero set to be commemorated 

A local First World War hero who was awarded the most prestigious honour for bravery is set to be honoured with a blue plaque, a century after his act of gallantry.

Joseph Lister was awarded the Victoria Cross after risking his life to save his comrades as they came under fire at Passchendaele Ridge in Belgium, in October 1917. Joseph enlisted in the Lancashire Fusiliers and was posted to the 1st Battalion. In October 1917, the Battalion was in Belgium preparing to take part in the Third Battle of Ypres, what would become known as Passchendaele.

Just 30 years old at the time, Joseph secured the surrender of 100 soldiers, saving the lives of his fellow Fusilliers.

Now he is set to be remembered with a blue plaque at his former home on David Street, Reddish. A commemorative paving stone will also be installed nearby.


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can you proudly say I did the udder? 

Fancy a challenge? Udder Challenge comes to Reddish Vale on 30th April. There are only limited spaces available so book now to guarantee your spot.

With 31 obstacles set over 5k and 10k runs. Designed by army leaders and personal trainers to suit both novice and extreme runners.

The 5K run is £40 with £5 (12.5%) of every entry going to the Beechwood cancer care charity. The course will include 19 obstacles set over a 5K course, also to include water slide pass, beer or soft drink token and a t-shirt.
The 10K run is £50 with £15 (30%) of every entry going to Beechwood cancer charity. The course will include 21 obstacles set over a 10K course, also to include water slide pass, beer or soft drink token and a t-shirt. For this run the extra £10 is paid on the day when signing on. Run or walk the course, it’s entirely up to you!

Also taking place is a family fun day to include things like rock climbing, mini assault course and many others, all to start at 11.00 am and free to access (some family activities are pay as you go on the day). Food & drink wise, there will be catering at the event to include hog roast, barbecue, pop corn and hot dogs! Food and drink will be available from 11.00 am. At the event there will also be a fully licensed bar serving alcohol from 12.00pm onwards to 5.00pm.

This is certainly one to put in the diary.
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need an idea for valentines?

Struggling to come up with an idea for Valentine’s day? Authentic Sicilian street food restaurant and take out deli Atravola will be serving up the best Sicilian dishes & Italian ice cream. Having been and tasted it first hand, I can strongly recommend the restaurant to others. So if you don’t fancy cooking for your other half this Valentine’s, why not stay local and treat them to a fantastic meal.

Specials on the menu include:

  • Giant Mediterranean Red King Prawns
  • Fresh Monkfish Tails (tomato, white wine, garlic & basil).
  • Traditional Sicilian spicy veal stew & cous cous
  • Lobster Ravioli (spicy tomato sauce)

(It’s making me hungry just writing this column!)
If you’d like to book a table or arrange a takeout give the restaurant a call on  0161 971 8441.


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shop local

If you like to shop local and support the community then why not head down to Reddish Vale High School. As part of their education, learning the importance of where food comes from and making healthy food choices. Students grow produce in the schools two polytunnels, a variety of raised beds and a greenhouse. The best part is they offer what they grow to the local community. The crops are harvested and transported to your home within the same day, this means the shelf life is longer than supermarket bought produce that has to travel many miles and to different locations before arriving at your home.

Currently on offer are mixed salad leaves, cucumber, tomatoes, potatoes and spring onions to name but a few. Also on offer are free range eggs (both chicken and quail), rabbit food, shavings, hay, straw, wild bird seed, dog and cat treats.

So if you’re fed up of supermarket bought produce and would like to support your local community, then head down to the school entrance any Wednesday between 3.10pm – 4pm. If these times aren’t convenient you can contact the farm directly to arrange a suitable time farm@reddish.stockport.sch.uk

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have you met phil? …and get 25% off your bill!

Come and meet me in Reddish, and get 25% off our standard fees when you instruct Julian Wadden Reddish to sell or let a property between the 4th January and the 31st March 2017.

I head up Julian Wadden Reddish and bring bags of experience in the South Manchester property market having helped run some of the company’s most successful offices.

To celebrate taking over, I’m offering homeowners and landlords in Reddish, Dane Bank, Denton and Gorton 25% off my standard charges until the 31st of March which I envisage will save both sellers and landlords, in some cases, literally hundreds of pounds.

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junior open softball comes to reddish!

If you know anyone that is interested in playing or wants to find out more about playing baseball/softball then Baseball & Softball UK is for them.

Starting 17th January, and running every Sunday 3-4pm at Reddish Vale High School for Juniors in Years 3-6. This is an exciting opportunity to try something new. Open to both boys and girls, all equipment is provided and sessions are run by fully qualified and DBS checked coaches.

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join the community spirit!

If you’d like to give back to the local community why not bob down to Fresh Fire Church. Having recently held a Christmas Extravaganza celebrating local unsung heroes, the church love to give back to SK5.

Why not check out their website for any upcoming events. http://www.freshfirechurch.tv/

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welcome good times manchester tattoo

Opening it’s doors on Tuesday 20th December. Good Times Manchester offers a brand new tattoo studio to Reddish. Tattoo artist Kiel Potter brings his 12 years of experience to the area. Having worked across Europe spending time in Sweden and Spain, Kiel offers all custom work with a big friendly smile. If you’re thinking about getting some new ink and would like to take a look at some of Kiels work why not check out his Instagram or pop down to the studio at 12 Gorton Road, Reddish, SK5 6AE.

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sicilian street food restaurant opens it’s doors

Following the huge success at their Denton restaurant, Mamma Mia have opened their second branch in Houldsworth Square – A Tavola. It has been open less than a week and is already the talk of the town, having received fantastic initial reviews. A Tavola is a Sicilian Street Food café which also offers a take-away deli and authentic Italian Ice Cream.

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