Author: Julian Bethell

Heart of The Heatons’

On the 4th to the 13th October, an arts and culture festival the ‘Heart of The Heatons’ will be landing in SK4. This exciting festival will be providing a diverse programme of events at various events across the area. All things ‘Art and Culture’ will be celebrated so if you’re wanting to get involved in something like this, here’s your chance.

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Art Classes at FEED

Starting in June 2018, ‘Art Club’ is run by two practising artists Angela & Emma who have a combined industry experience of over 20 years.

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Priestnall Allotments

Located on Laurel End Lane, ‘Priestnall Allotments’ have their annual OPEN DAY this Sunday 21st July between 12 – 4pm.

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DEEPER POCKETS – THE BANK OF MUM AND DAD

At £6.3 billion, the total value of lending in 2019 by the so-called ‘bank of Mum and Dad’ is set to be half a billion higher than in 2018, making it the UK’s 11th largest mortgage lender. 77% of lending is to home movers, not first-time buyers.

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Heatons Art Trail

‘A Chance to buy Art and Craft Directly from the Makers’

2019 marks our 7th annual event of this brilliant two-day, free to visit, community-led trail where local artists and artisans open their homes and studios to showcase their work to the public.

It’s a fantastic opportunity to see what’s happening in the ever growing local arts scene and support local makers. This year, the Heatons Art Trail plan to have more studios, more collective exhibition spaces and more artist-led workshops. Suitable for all ages and all the family, this is one of my favorite events of the year.

This year’s trail will be held on the weekend of 29th & 30th June 2019 – see you there. https://heatonsartstrail.com/

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Sustainable Living in The Heatons

Summer Cycling in The Heatons  – Local rides from the Heatons for cyclists of all ages and families, using off the road tracks or quiet roads this summer from this amazing Heatons organization.

June23rd Sunday – Didsbury and Didsbury Park

July 20th Saturday – Stockport Town Centre

August 2nd Friday – HandleBards (the girls) : The Tempest August 13th Tuesday Evening – HandleBards (the boys) : Much Ado About Nothing. Meet at the Moor Top Pub car park.

Booking is essential via cycling@slheatons.org Information about us at www.slheatons.org

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Recycling at The Good Life

Created by Shelley Brown, the Good Life is an independent waste-free mini market with a mission to provide a positive place in the center of the Heatons community.

This brilliant sustainable environmentally shop is now a recycling collection for oral care products, crisp packets and writing instruments. Other products include, tea, coffee, beauty products, drinks, vegetables and fresh organic fruit.

Bring your own containers – Fill, Weigh, Pay and then reuse again and again.

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FAMILY HOMES – HOW MANY WILL WE NEED IN FUTURE?

Household projections are a useful starting point for calculating housing needs. The latest projections are 2016-based for England, which estimate that 3,970,000 additional households will form between 2016 and 2041. In Wales, it is projected that 140,000 households will form between 2014 and 2039.

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RENTERS ASPIRE TO HOME OWNERSHIP

Much has been written about the rise in the number of people renting rather than buying their home but, according to the latest English Housing Survey (EHS), 58% of renters fully intend to buy.

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Heaton Traders Association Update

The Heatons Traders Association has reached 130 members!

That is 130 businesses in the Heatons supporting and contributing to make the Heatons a better place to live, work, and prosper. That means 130 businesses supporting our current projects – #KickThePlastic & The Heatons Map – and future projects – inc Heatons Friends & Heatons in Bloom. That also means 130 businesses helping the 4HTA to deliver events for the Heatons community such as the Summer & Christmas festivals, Heatons Easter Trail and much more.

Undoubtedly 4HTA have had a massive effect is community spirt SK4 provides.  

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