Category: community news

Inside the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Considered the most famous flower show in the world, Doug Stewart will take us behind the scenes and consider what is takes to create a winning garden.

Starting his horticultural career at the tender age of 13 supplying the local shop with veg. Doug’s diverse professional horticulturist career has seen many highlights which include being Head Horticulture at a local college and co presenting The Great Outdoors. Doug now relishes the freedom of working as a freelance horticultural business consultant, speaker and trainer.

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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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Christmas at Juno

Local cafe Juno are opening their doors to anyone on their own this Christmas Day. Located on 147 Heaton Moor Road, the free Christmas lunch is available at 12.30pm.

Having spoken with Yashar at Juno, he’s overwhelmed with the support from local residents and businesses, which includes Le Charcuterie who have kindly donated a free turkey. 

Having been in touch with Age UK, 10 people have been booked in so far.

A real amazing gesture which I’m extremely happy to promote. It really underlines the amazing community spirit The Heatons has to offer.

*NB – Transportation can be provided if necessary.



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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 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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If you haven’t already heard, first time buyers will NOT pay stamp duty up to £300,000 with immediate affect. We are still waiting on clarification if this applies to people who have already exchanged. This could save some first time buyers up to £5,000, which will certainly help people moving onto the property ladder.

As this will now bring more first time buyers out of the wood work it will increase demand at the lower end of the market place. The ripple effect of this will see demand for people to move up the property ladder, so larger family homes will also see the benefit.

This is great news to our local market and the UK property market as a whole, which is much needed due to the constant negative news stories surrounding the property market recently and Brexit causing uncertainty.

The other good news is funding for new builds will be supplemented by £44bn which should fuel a very positive housing market in 2018 and going forward.

If you would like any advice on how this may effect you directly please do not hesitate to contact me personally

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Festive Times at The Boundary

Join The Boundary for Christmas this December with festive specials available every day until December 23rd. The gorgeous festive set menu available is sure to satisfy your taste buds! They have also got events to get you into the Wintery good vibes with a pop-up plant shop, live music and wreath making. Have a look at the facebook page for more information or book now by calling 0161 432 0465 or e-mail

This beautiful independent café bar, can be found at 464 Didsbury Road, Heaton Mersey, Stockport SK4 3BS.




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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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Mission Christmas – Cash for Kids with Key 103

There are 4 million children who live in poverty across the UK, and for these families buying Christmas presents is a luxury they can’t afford. That’s why Key 103 has joined up with Cash for Kids and launched Mission Christmas. We are delighted to announce that Julian Wadden are taking part in Key 103’s Cash for Kids 2017. All 5 of our offices at Stockport Exchange, Didsbury, The Heatons, Reddish and Marple will be used as drop off points over the coming weeks.

In 2016 over 2.9m was raised through cash and presents, making Christmas special for 60,800 local children, and they are aiming to achieve more this year!

All we need are any presents – new and unwrapped. Gifts suitable for children aged between 0-18. The addresses for all 5 branches are as follows:

Julian Wadden Didsbury: 764b Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, M20 2DR
Julian Wadden Heatons: 14 Moorside Road, Heaton Moor, SK4 4DT
Julian Wadden Marple: 2 The Hollins, Marple, SK6 6AY
Julian Wadden Reddish: 16 – 18 Gorton Road, Reddish, SK5 6AE
Julian Wadden Stockport: 81-83 Wellington Road South, Stockport, SK1 3SL

If you want to find out more and get involved then you can do so by clicking here

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