Hopwood & Heywood April 2019

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Hopwood & Heywood April 2019

APRIL 2019 Something for everyone DELIVERED PERSONALLY AND WITH PRIDE TO 6000 HOMES IN HOPWOOD & HEYWOOD


DIRECT FENCING & GATES LTD We offer a professional fitting service as well as supply only. • All types of Fencing • Sheds • Sand • Turf • Top Soil • Cement • Grit Sand • Decorative stone • Slate chippings • MOT DIRECT DRIVEWAYS & LANDSCAPING We offer a local one stop shop for all your landscaping requirements. Paving • Flagging • Composite Decking • Imprinted Concrete • Indian Stone • Resin Driveways • Artificial Grass • Tarmac • Tegular Block • Come along to our Heywood office to find out more about our extensive product range or give us a call. Office: 01706 365834 or Dave: 07944 623418 info@directfencingmanchester.co.uk www.directfencingmanchester.co.uk PLOT 1, MOOR ST, HEYWOOD OL10 3DD


CONTENT ACCIDENT SOLICITORS A2 Solicitors 26-27 Excel Legal Solicitors 46 ANTIQUE RESTORATION Mark Hopkins, Antique Restoration 24 ARTIFICIAL GRASS Tuda Grass 54 BARRISTER & MEDIATOR James Miller 42-43 BATHROOMS Ideal Plumbing 12-13 BEAUTY Cosmetica Aesthetics 30 BEDROOMS Eurostyle Kitchens & Bedrooms 53 Saddleworth Beds 47 Suite Dreams 8 BLINDS Rochdale Blinds 22 BUILDERS A King Roofing & Building Solutions 21 PW Contractors 45 TPS NW LTD 41 Wayne Patterson Builders 49 Your Choice 31 CAR SERVICING & REPAIRS Dronsfields 20 CARE SERVICES Bluebird Care 21 Home Instead 7 CARPETS & FLOORING Just Plain Carpets 47 CARPET DRY CLEANING Citrus Carpetcare 51 Home N Dry 20 CHARITIES Springhill Hospice Make a Will Week 35 Springhill Hospice Hospice to Hospice Walk 35 CLEANING SERVICES RL Gleam & Glisten 48 COMPOSITE DECKING & FENCING Direct Fencing & Gates 3 Ecoscape 16 Tuda Grass 54 Ultimate Fencing 14 Your Choice 31 CONSERVATORY CLEANING Aqua Clean 44 Bee Clean 49 CONSERVATORY ROOFS Bury Glass 14 COMPUTER REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE Rhys-Duggan PC Repairs 20 COSMETIC CAR REPAIRS Total Smart Solutions 48 DRIVEWAYS A&L Contractors 41 Branching Out 28 Direct Fencing & Gates 3 Resin Drives 19 SL Paving Limited 24 Specialised Driveways 50 Your Choice 31 ELECTRICIANS Electrix 29 Livewires 24 PFC Electrical 41 Wrights Electrical 22 ESTATE AGENTS Keystone 23 FASHION Buckley 25 & 29 FENCING A&L Contractors 41 Direct Fencing & Gates 3 Garden Fencing Specialist 51 SL Paving Limited 24 Ultimate Fencing 14 FIREPLACES & LOG BURNERS Phoenix Fires 18 FUNCTION ROOMS Norton Grange Hotel & Spa 9 FURNITURE Suite Dreams 8 GARAGE DOORS Alpine Security Systems 16 Garolla Roller Shutter Doors 30 GARDEN STUDIOS Your Choice 31 GARDEN SERVICES & LANDSCAPING A&L Contractors 41 Branching Out 28 Direct Fencing & Gates 3 Ecoscape 16 Flowers Up, Tree Down 33 Garden Force 46 L.H Gardening & Tree Services 7 Woodhouse Gardens 44 GARDEN & LANDSCAPING PRODUCTS Direct Fencing & Gates 3 Ecoscape 16 GAS CENTRAL HEATING SERVICES Rochdale Boilers 8 GATES & RAILINGS Alpine Security Systems 16 Triad Steel Security Solutions 33 GIFTS Buckley 25 & 29 GLASS Bury Glass 14 GUTTER CLEANING & REPAIRS Aqua Clean 44 Bee Clean 49 GL Roofline 29 Your Choice 31 HEARING SERVICES Chippendale Hearing 15 HOME STUDIES Eurostyle Kitchens & Bedrooms 53 HOTELS Norton Grange Hotel & Spa 9 HOUSEHOLD SERVICES Odd Job Marc 32 INDEPENDENT MERCEDES SPECIALISTS Dronsfields 20 JET WASHING Aqua Clean 44 Bee Clean 49 GL Roofline 29 PJ’s Power Washing 50 KITCHENS Eurostyle Kitchens & Bedrooms 53 Ideal Plumbing 12-13 Your Choice 31 LAWN TREATMENT Greensleeves 11 LESUIRE Little Kickers 33 Springhill Hospice Make a Will Week 35 Springhill Hospice Hospice to Hospice Walk 35 LETTINGS Keystone 23 LOCAL CONSERVATIVE PARTY The Conservatives 17 NON SURGICAL PROCEDURES Cosmetica Aesthetics 30 OPTICIANS The Eye Centre 6 PODIATRY SERVICES Mayes Mobile Podiatry Services 32 REMOVAL SERVICES 2 Men & Van 50 RESTAURANTS Norton Grange Hotel & Spa 9 ROOFING A King Roofing & Building Solutions 21 GL Roofline 29 PW Contractors 45 Your Choice 31 ROLLER SHUTTER DOORS Alpine Security Systems 16 Garolla Roller Shutter Doors 30 SECURITY GRILLES Alpine Security Systems 25 Triad Steel Security Solutions 33 SOLICITORS A2 Solicitors 26-27 Excel Legal Solicitors 46 TREE SURGEONS Flowers Up, Tree Down 33 TP Tree Care 51 Tree Control 24 TV REPAIRS TV Engineer 44 TYRE & ALLOY REPAIRS & REPLACEMENTS Total Smart Solutions 48 UPHOLSTERY CLEANING & REPAIRS KLS Upholstery 32 WEDDINGS Norton Grange Hotel & Spa 9 WILL WRITING SERVICES The Willmaster 46 WINDOWS, DOORS & CONSERVATORIES Admiral Windows 52 Colour Buddy 10 Logic UPVC Rooflines Windows & Doors 45 Per-Fit Windows 2 Your Choice 31 WINDOW/GUTTER CLEANING Aqua Clean 44 Bee Clean 49 WINDOW REPAIRS Cloudy2Clear 34 Heywood and Hopwood Double Glazing Repairs 8 Window Doctor Services 21 WROUGHT IRON GATES & FENCING Alpine Security Systems 25


COMMUNITY NEWS & FEATURES Heywood Tanks Waged War on the Winter Hill Blaze – Alan Rawsterne 36-37 Heywood In Bloom Update 38-39 Gardening Tips for April 39 Cancer Research Fashion Show by Lily May Boutique 40 Nutter’s Carrot and Creamy Lancashire Timbale 40 THE STREETWISE FAMILY IN YOUR AREA... Streetwise Magazine is also available in:- Bamford & Norden Milnrow & Newhey Shawclough, Healey & Syke. Welcome to our April issue Spring has finally sprung and as we look forward to brighter days, our attention turns to outdoor life which is reflected in much of our community section this month. On pages 36 and 37 you will find an interesting article about the Military Vehicle Trust and how they worked together to help battle the fire on Winter Hill last year. Many of the tanks that helped to extinguish the fire were from Heywood. On pages 38 and 39 find an update from your local In Bloom team and some useful gardening tips to help your own garden bloom. If you love gardening and being outdoors then get in touch with your local team to find out what you can do to help. A great way to keep fit, meet new people and also make a difference in your local community. On page 40 there is another amazing recipe worth trying out from local celebrity Chef, Andrew Nutter. We hope you all have a wonderful Easter Weekend. Until next month… This month’s front cover photo was kindly supplied by local photographer, David England and was taken in Queens Park, Heywood. Streetwise does not accept responsibility for any of the products, services or events within this publication, nor officially endorse any advertising material included. All events and places to visit are published as a guide only, details should be confirmed with the venue before visiting. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form, part or whole, without the prior permission of the publisher. ©Streetwise 2019. Kate & Becky TO ADVERTISE CALL 07976 289967 or 07974 434793 or email sales@streetwisemag.co.uk CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE www.streetwisemag.co.uk with all the latest info on how to advertise in the magazines.


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Heywood & Hopwood Double Glazing Repairs ALL FOGGED UP? DRAFTS? LOCKS, HANDLES AND HINGES, any double glazing problem solved For a free quotation please call 30 YEARS Terence EXPERIENCE on Just Contact Richard 07898 966916 or 01706 07768351770 243081 8 To advertise call 07976 289967 or 07974 434793 or email sales@streetwisemag.co.uk


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Has Your Double Glazing Steamed Up? Established for over a decade Cloudy2Clear windows have become a leading company for glass replacement. Issues with double glazing can often be gradual and may only be noticed during a clear sunny day or during the winter. A failed glass unit may no longer provide you with the protection you need or be enery efficient hy not spend a few minutes checking your home to see if you have any failed double glazing? If you act now you can avoid these problems. Now, you may think you need to replace the whole window including the frames and all the hardware, however Cloudy2Clear have come up with a simple solution and cost saving solution...Just replace the glass!! If you see condensation in your windows just visit our website or give us a call on 0800 61 21 118. We will send out our highly experienced engineers for a free no obligation quote. A Cloudy2Clear quote takes on average no longer than 20 minutes. Once the quote is completed, we will sit down with you and explain the prolem and ell ou how we can fi i. With years of experience Cloudy2 Clear have a wealth of knowledge and are recognised as a Which Trader, plus our work is backed by an industry leading 25 year guarantee. Cloudy2Clear also replace faulty locks, handles and hinges on all windows and doors. Your friendly local Cloudy2Clear specialist is Neil Molloy and he services Bamford, Norden and surrounding areas. So, if your windows are steamed up, broken or damaged give Neil a call for a free quotation on 0800 61 21 118. 34 To advertise call 07976 289967 or 07974 434793 or email sales@streetwisemag.co.uk


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Heywood Tanks Waged War on the Winter Hill Blaze The West Pennines Area of the Military Vehicle Trust (MVT) is proud to have an association with Heywood Tanks, a group of enthusiasts who not only have some interesting military machines, but also have ideals that include helping others where they can. Steve Garrett, a mechanic in the Army who volunteers with Heywood Tanks, describes the organisation as having a “Moral Compass”. Dale Haigh, the inspiration behind Heywood Tanks, simply shrugs his shoulders and says, “You know when something needs doing and when it’s right to help - We just get on with it.” Cast your mind back to the evening of 24th June when fire crews tackled a fire on the Saddleworth moors. The next day the fire reignited and rapidly escalated, Greater Manchester Police declared it a major incident and evacuated a number of residents from their homes. Support was drafted in from fire and rescue services across the UK, helicopters were deployed as were soldiers from the Royal Regiment of Scotland (4 SCOTS). Thursday 28th June, the same day 4 SCOTS were deployed on Saddleworth Moor, a fire broke out on Winter Hill and fire crews from Greater Manchester joined Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service to fight the fire. The incident escalated and was declared a major incident by police on Saturday 30th June. Needless to say, the fire service was stretched in many directions! Heywood Tanks wanted to offer their help, but how do you contact the fire service without ringing 999? Steve Garrett said, “We decided to offer our help after seeing the fire-fighters on the NEWS, crossing the moors with 20 litre knapsacks and pumps. We have a metal box on tracks, capable of carrying 2,000 litres of water and getting pretty much anywhere on the moors, and after much investigation, we were finally able to contact Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service to offer our help.” At this stage the fire had been blazing for around two weeks, leaving the ground smouldering and burnt. The group sent a Shielder, which was then equipped to carry 2,000 litres of water and pumps, to help with the operations. Steve continues, “We went up on Friday 6th July and were there until Wednesday 11th July. The fire crews really appreciated it, and I enjoyed helping them out. The fire service was absolutely fabulous, they looked after us and were really enthusiastic about the Shielder, which they fuelled up and agreed to cover the cost if there was any damage. Everyone was keen to get on board to get the job done.” 36 To advertise call 07976 289967 or 07974 434793 or email sales@streetwisemag.co.uk


“It’s hard to describe the level of heat exhaustion. The physical heat was tremendous and the destruction on the moor was like a scene from the Somme. The ground was cracking from the heat and in places it was like walking on a barbecue, fire hoses, which are made of sturdy stuff, would melt into the ground!” Steve believes using the Shielder made a significant difference to fighting the fire, “It was an honour and a pleasure to have taken part. It was nice to see the area get behind everyone; local businesses brought food and water, which was well received. Mountain Rescue Teams and other organisations got involved and I’ve had the pleasure of working with some exceptional fire-fighters from many stations all over the country.” Whilst the management to extinguish the fire was well planed, Steve passionately believes the fire-fighters job was hampered by the lack of suitable equipment for the task in hand, “These days it seems there’s more specialist equipment, required for such tasks, in private ownership.” Steve wonders if organisations like the MVT might be able to keep an asset register of equipment people are willing to offer in the event of an emergency. I guess MV owners would have to balance registering their pride and joy (and the money they’ve invest in their hobby), against having their vehicle detailed on a register that emergency services could easily access to understand what’s available (capabilities and so on), where it’s available and how quickly it could be deployed. No doubt there are other issues, like insurance, damage, providing suitably qualified personnel, etc. However, having a register of equipment that could be deployed quickly seems a suggestion worthy of further discussion. Perhaps we should open up the debate? About the Military Vehicle Trust (MVT) & the West Pennines Area of the MVT The MVT is the world’s leading military vehicle club and a charitable organisation established for the purpose of restoring and preserving military vehicles and other media or ephemera relating to their history and development. The West Pennines Area of the MVT is committed to the Trust’s charitable objects, the Code of Conduct and to promoting and encouraging events that provide stimulation, information and are of educational value for members of the public who have an interest in such vehicles. We also try to ensure younger generations can become aware of our heritage and the debt we owe to all branches of the armed forces. You do not need a vehicle to be a member of the MVT; an interest is all that is required. To find out more about the MVT, see: https://www.mvt.org.uk To find out more about the West Pennines Area come along to one of our meetings. We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 8pm at Ramsbottom Cricket Club, Acre Bottom, Ramsbottom, BL0 0BS. Find full details at: http://westpenninesmvt. wixsite.com/westpenninesmvt Alan Rawsterne Visit our website www.streetwisemag.co.uk for all the info about the Streetwise magazines 37


Heywood in Bloom Update The route for this year’s North West in Bloom has been chosen and the entries have been given their forms. We will be taking the RHS judges on a tour through Heywood’s finest areas once again, this year will see our 10th year of Heywood in Bloom. I have been contacted by a new venue so this could be on our route for this summer; we are offering our advice and suggestions to help them decide. I will be attending the annual meeting at Myerscroft College, the offices of North West in Bloom, with committee member, Richard Slater. This meeting is for all the co-ordinators from the North West and is to update us on any changes being brought in. We are currently hosting the venture scouts in our allotment, lots of fun learning going on. The other group of gardeners have already started their planting for this year’s crop of fruit and veg. The allotment will be part of this year’s route once again and there are lots of plans for new planting which will include raised beds. We are starting a project in Queens Park to create a poppy wall if anyone wants to join in. You can get involved by painting poppies on rocks and leaving them in the park café or at TOPS (The Old Police Station) on Hind Hill St. The purple crocuses we planted in a circular pattern with Heywood Rotary to mark the eradication of polio made a beautiful display this year. 38 To advertise call 07976 289967 or 07974 434793 or email sales@streetwisemag.co.uk


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