February 21, 2017
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.
February 16, 2017
The Brexit vote and the falling value of the pound have led some to think sales levels might have dipped in the market. However, as the chart shows, sales levels have remained steady throughout the year, contrary to the perceived negativity in the market. We expect steady sales levels in the coming 12 months.
February 15, 2017
Whether an area is ‘up-and coming’ or has arrived, the wealth distribution can indicate if the area has the character you are after. In Reddish, the majority of households are ‘getting started’ (34.5%). The corresponding figure in the region is 28.5%, whereas the national average is 24.9%.
February 13, 2017
Due to the government’s budget moving to the autumn, we are unlikely to see market activity affected by new policy changes in the short term. With market confidence strong and a positive outlook for the construction industry, we expect steady price growth. In fact, average sold prices of flats is up 73.7% in 18 months.
February 10, 2017
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February 10, 2017
One of the main questions we are always asked is: when is the best time of year to sell or let a home? While there is no absolute optimum time to put your property on the market, seasonal patterns can affect buying, selling or letting habits. It is no different in SK5, with certain times of the year proving to be more fruitful than others.
Spring is often considered the season when the market picks up and hits its stride. The warmer weather and lighter evenings give people extra motivation to go on viewings, while the bright daylight can help your home look that extra bit lovelier. Your garden (if you have one) will also seem much more appealing in the spring months. It turns out that Reddish saw 23.0% of properties sell during the months of spring.
August and early September can be a quiet time for the property market. The schools have broken up for the summer and lots of people go on holiday around this time of year. That means there are fewer people around for viewings — especially families. It is a different story in June and July though, which can be the busiest months for selling homes, with the market peaking before the schools break up. The summer months saw 22.6% of properties sold in Reddish.
Thanks to mild weather and light evenings, the early part of autumn can still prove buoyant for property sales. Children are back at school which gives parents more time to concentrate on buying a new home, and most of the people looking on the market in the autumn will hope to find their perfect property in time for Christmas. Towards the end of autumn, the colder weather and the shorter days can lead to a slight dip in the market. Reddish sold 21.2% of properties in the autumn months.
February 1, 2017
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.
January 28, 2017
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.
January 24, 2017
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
January 23, 2017
Phil Butler, Branch Manager of Reddish takes you on a tour of 28 Melbourne Street in Reddish which is for sale at £125,000, for more details call the Branch on 0161 443 4020
Posted by Julian Wadden Estate and Lettings Agents on Monday, January 23, 2017
Take a look my video tour of 28 Melbourne Street in Reddish which is for sale at £125,000, for more details call me on 0161 443 4020.