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

Author: Ryan Branney

IS THE UK BECOMING A HAPPIER PLACE TO LIVE?

  • There are many factors that influence our quality of life and well-being. In 2010, the ONS started the ‘Measuring National Well-being’ (MNW) programme in order to have a standardised monitor of well-being. The latest bulletin was published on 28th November 2018.
  • At a national level, previous research has shown that how people view their health is the most important factor, followed by employment status and relationship status. At a local level, a wide range of local conditions can affect people’s well-being, with housing affordability a key issue. In particular where local house prices are too high relative to incomes, thereby preventing prospective buyers from getting on to the housing ladder and they subsequently remain in rented accommodation.
  • Comparing June 2017 with June 2018 there were no significant changes to personal well-being measures (life satisfaction, feeling that things done in life are worthwhile, happiness and anxiety) in the UK, or indeed across any of its countries. Also, fewer people reported low happiness ratings and more people reported very low anxiety ratings.
  • The positive changes in well-being across the UK may be influenced by the improvement in economic indicators during the 12 months, such as the unemployment rate which was at its lowest level between April and June 2018 since the period from December 1974 to February 1975, at 4%. Also, average weekly earnings for employees in Great Britain increased by 2.7%, in nominal terms, compared with a year earlier. However, in June 2018, the rate of annual house price growth was also at its lowest level since August 2013, at 3%.
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lantern walk a huge success

Thank you so much to everyone who braved the cold and joined us for what was a huge success for the Lantern walk. A moving and emotional event. Huge thanks to David Wilson for all your information and historical knowledge and leading the walk. To Linda for making all the lanterns. To Janet Davidson for leading the project and all the people from Knit 2 tog wool shop who knitted the 2500 poppies on display. To Robert Davidson, Adam Sanders, Paul Reid and son (Anmaree Reid) for making Janet’s vision a possibility. To Rev Angie Stanton and Sian Yeowell for their beautiful readings and prayers. To Rachel who was the amazing Bugle player and the whole of Reddish Events Team for making the evening a brilliant occasion. Thanks again!

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Reddish Christmas Lights Switch on

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for!!!

This Years Reddish Christmas Light Switch on will be on Friday 30th November. There will be stalls selling all sorts of fabulous things to get you cracking on your Christmas shopping. Various food and drink including a bar and our very own Houldsworth Arms selling Mulled Wine to help keep you warm! Not to mention children’s rides, games, face-painting and some free children’s activities and crafts. And who can forget a special visit from The big red man himself.

We also understand the Re:dish are having extended opening hours on this date too.

Ho Ho Hope to see you all there!

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best small independant retailer

Reddish Vale Farm have been nominated for the best small independent retailer across the Denton and Reddish community in the local business awards 2018.

This is where they need your help.
The business that attracts the most votes will win the award on Saturday 1st December which can be done via the following link.
https://andrewgwynne.co.uk/local-business-awards/
Or phone 0161 320 1504 or email Andrew Gwynn on gwynnea@parliament.uk

The Business address is;
Reddish Vale Farm
Reddish Vale Road
Reddish
Stockport
SK5 7HE

Thank you for nominating Reddish Vale Farm

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UK AMONG LOWEST ESTATE AGENCY FEES GLOBALLY

  • A drop of more than a third of the average sole agency fee for a traditional estate agent in the UK, to 1.18% (plus VAT), since 2011 makes it among the cheapest prime location for agent fees in the world.
  • Of the places analysed, only China and Hong Kong had lower seller-side fees at 0.5% and 1.0% respectively. Other countries with significantly higher seller fees including Mexico (7.5%), the USA (5.5%) and France (5%).
  • The UK comes out as the cheapest location to buy in terms of estate agent fees when you consider the combined buying and selling commission fees (assuming no buying agent is used).
  • A survey carried out by TheAdvisory of over 2,000 property sellers in England and Wales, which was reported by Prime Resi, also identified that 95% chose a traditional agent over a new online and hybrid agencies (often with ‘no sale no fee’) to sell their home.
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TRANSACTION LEVELS RISE IN AREAS WITH ACCESS TO ULTRA-FAST BROADBAND

  • A quick analysis of sales volumes to date in 2018 indicates that in areas where sales have increased compared to the same period last year, on average virtually half of all properties have access to ultra-fast broadband, with an average download speed of 46.4mbps.
  • In contrast, in those areas where sales have fallen, just under one third of properties have access to ultra-fast broadband and the average download speed is slightly lower at just 42.9mbps.
  • While broadband coverage and speed may well not be the most important factors in choosing which home to buy, their impact on daily life is ever increasing. 89% of adults now use the internet each week, up from just 51% in 2006 (ONS), and a rising proportion of the population works from home for at least part of the week.
  • Upgrade to Inform’s new local demographic pages for analysis of connectivity in your area and check our blog to find out more.
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i knead pizza

A lot of you will already know the guys at ‘i knead pizza’ who regularly have pop up stalls in and around Stockport and offer outside catering for events. They are opening a restaurant in Reddish on Gorton Road which they are hoping to open towards the end of October. We can’t wait to pop in!

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love strictly come dancing?

Love strictly? Why not learn for yourself! Offering adult ballroom and Latin dance classes each Tuesday this is a great way to learn all your ‘Strictly’ favourite dance moves. You’ll even get your first class half price. The entrance to the hall is via St Agnes Street, Reddish.

 

 

 

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table tops

There is a new a new community store opening which will begin with a Table Tops event, each week they will host a new range of sellers from around Greater Manchester. A Great way to find some great products from Local sellers.

The first sale will be held on 1st November at 36a Gorton Road

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RESIDENTIAL STAMP DUTY LAND TAX RECEIPTS

  • Treasury coffers have netted close to £9.3 billion in SDLT (Stamp Duty Land Tax) receipts on 1.1 million residential transactions across the UK in 2017–18.
  • While sales volumes rose by just 1% over this last year, residential tax receipts rose by 8%. The mean amount of SDLT paid per residential transaction was £8,700.
  • Over a quarter of a million (252,000) properties were purchased as additional dwellings in 2017-2018, up 9% on 2016/17 and these accounted for 44% of all residential SDLT receipts. The 3% element alone has netted the government just shy of £1.9 billion.
  • Although sales volumes across London, the South East and East of England fell, residential stamp duty intake in all regions increased. London accounts for 39% of all residential SDLT receipts, with Westminster and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea contributing just over £1 billion between them
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