Author: Julian Bethell

Fundraising Quiz for the Samaritans

If your general knowledge is A1 and you’re at a loose end on the 17th February 8-11pm, why don’t you and your friends make up a team and head down to the West Heaton Bowling, Tennis and Squash Club.

In aid of the brilliant local charity ‘The Samaritans’, which is based at the Heaton Moor Centre on Thornfield Road, this great event is sure to be fun packed.

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How much does outside space really matter in SK4?

Outside space has always been a sought-after commodity, whether it’s acres of land or a balcony with pleasant views. Most property searchers have a few items on their list when looking for a new home, with some form of outside space usually near the top. But remember, gardens, balconies and terraces aren’t just eye candy; they also add value to properties.

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New Showroom for Local Artists

Heaton Moor’s family friendly deli are paving the way for local artists to display their works and crafts. Depending on response this lovely community ideal may run weekly or Bi-weekly depending on the response. Hopefully this will grow the Art and Crafts movement in the area.

Based in the heart of Heaton Moor, this inviting modern eatery has gone from strength to strength under Jasons direction. The new inviting interior has been uplifted changing the palette scheme and removing the barriers creating a more open space.

With other offers including a hot loyalty drinks card, this lovely Deli and Cafe Bar is set for a great 2018.

 

 

 

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Charity Christmas Tree Collection

Christmas is a wonderful time of year, full of cheer, fun, parties and getting together with family to celebrate the festivities around the Christmas Tree.

For those of you with a Real Christmas Tree, how do you intend to dispose of it? Well let me tell you;

JustHelping! They are a charity who have expanded their Christmas Tree collection to cover the SK4 area. To sign up simply go to www.charityxmastreecollection.com/xmas-trees/ and register and when January comes around you will be notified by email as to which day your Tree will be collected – Easy! Just make sure you register before 2nd January so you don’t miss out!

When you register your Tree, you have the option of making a voluntary donation to the charity. Funds donated will be distributed to St Ann’s Hospice and other local charities. Click here to find out more about collections in the Heatons.

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Gents Turkey Supper

If your a snooker fan, why not get yourself down to the Heaton Moor Golf Club this Friday night, 14th November 7.00 for 7.30pm.

Tickets for this ‘Gents Turkey Supper’ are £40 and can be purchased by calling the golf course office on 0161 432 2134 (Option 1).

Guest Speaker is the former professional snooker player and television personality John Parrott MBE. This bubbly Liverpudlian player is best remembered for winning the 1991 World Snooker Championship and for his stint on the popular sports quiz show A Question of Sport.

Alongside John is the Comedian Dusty Young. The self depreciating Irish star interestingly reveals on his website, that he was born in Dublin because he wanted to be near his mother!

The MC for the evening is the legendary sports commentator John Gwynne.

Dress Code – Jacket & Tie

Address – Heaton Moor Golf Club, Mauldeth Road, Stockport SK4 3NX

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The Heatons Christmas Festival

This coming weekend see’s one of the highlights of the Heatons calendar. On Saturday 25th November from 3pm to 7.30pm, Shaw Road will be awash with festive entertainment. There will be music, delicious food and drink and lots of gorgeous market stalls full of ideal gifts. A little elf friend tells me Father Christmas will be arriving on a special sleigh around 3pm. Around this time of year he’s very busy, so apparently he’s staying until 7.30pm, so this giving plenty of time for him to meet all the girls and boys.

This year 4HTA (Four Heatons Traders Association) has teamed up with the Rotary Lamplighters, Heaton Moor Markets and Fountain May. These hardworking organisations are guaranteed to provide plenty of festive entertainment throughout the afternoon.

Please leave the car at home – there really is no space for car parking anywhere near the event.

See you there!

 

 

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method of commute

Commuting patterns are a significant barometer of the profile of people in a property market. For example in areas where most people travel to work by car, there tend to be more even property price distributions across the local market. On the other hand when people mostly travel by train or underground, there are big price hot spots around the stations.

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index of house prices by property type

Over the last twelve months we’ve seen pretty strong performance in the local market. We wanted to see how different property types have performed, so we indexed the values at the start of the period. Property data updates quite slowly, so we’ve estimated the last 3 months.

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monthly sales rates by house type

This chart nicely reveals how sales levels have played out over the last seven months in our area. We’re looking at a relatively tight area over relatively short periods of time, so you don’t get the nice smooth patterns you’d see using annualised analyses or at higher levels of geography. The patterns however, are very revealing.

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common myths about the local property market

Have you ever been told about the ‘golden rules’ you should abide by to get a quick sale? Perhaps you have heard comments like, ‘catch the property season’, ‘spend money to make money’ and ‘price high and accept low’. Unfortunately, achieving the optimum sale requires you to navigate highly changeable market conditions.
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