Author: Julian Bethell

Halloween Trail in The Heatons

The Four Heatons Traders Association are organising a Halloween Trail around the Heatons shops. This family free activity is sure to attract plenty of foot fall which is great for the local community.

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Saturday Coffee Morning at St John Church

It’s all happening in Heaton Mersey on Saturday, the market is setting up on the cobbles in front of St John’s Church on Didsbury Road, there is a Scarecrow Competition – entries on show between the Lychgate and the church entrance. Would you like to enter? It’s not too late. Contact us at heatonmerseycollective@gmail.com and join in the fun! The scarecrows will be judged on September 21st 2019 between 11am & 3pm.by the Rector of St John’s church. Prizes will be awarded for 1st & 2nd in each category

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PROPERTY VIEWING TURN-OFFS

Cracks, marks and stains leave the biggest negative impression on prospective buyers during a viewing, with a 76% turn-off rate. This is according to Sell House Fast who surveyed 1,266 people who have been to several viewings over the last year.

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A basic guide to decorating

Flick through the pages of any magazine these days or scroll through the popular Pinterest app and you’re likely to see endless images of chic properties with timeless décor. For those of us that are blessed to be able to colour-match and accessorise effortlessly, this is an entirely attainable vision; however, for the rest of us who are a little more challenged in the decorating department, it can be tough to know where to start. Read through our basic guide to decorating and we will provide you with some guidelines which are sure to help you turn your home in to a real page-turner.

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STUDENT DIGS

As the new term begins, vast numbers of students up and down the country will be starting to move into their new homes.

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BACK TO SCHOOL!

£3,485 is the estimated average cost of school uniforms for a child over the course or their school life (Reception to Year 11).

The cost is equivalent to 4.31 months’ of a mortgage repayment or 3.31 months’ of average rent, although there are substantial regional variations.

Across the North East and Yorkshire and the Humber, the total cost of kitting out a child is more than eight times an average monthly mortgage repayment, while across London the cost of two months’ rent is on par with school uniform costs.

Across the country, 8.4 million children are predicted to return to primary or secondary school this week, a total uniform bill in the region of £2.4 billion.

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Charity Golf Day at Heaton Moor Golf Club

Stockport Cerebral Palsy Society will again be hosting their annual fundraising event at Heaton Moor Golf Course on Friday 13th September 2019.

This will be the 26th year this brilliant event will take place and I’m proud to announce it’s Julian Waddens 7th year in sponsoring the event. This fun packed day of golf, food & drink will be full of laughs and fantastic prizes. If you are interested in making a team there are still a couple of spots available so, please get in touch.

Last year the day raised an incredible £12,000, so let’s hope this year’s event at this excellent golf club can raise even more.  

** In the UK, Cerebral Palsy affects about one in every 400 people. It can affect people from all social backgrounds and ethnic groups. It is a condition that affects muscle control and movement and is usually caused by an injury to the brain before, during or after birth.

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heart of the heatons

Are you the next Steven Spielberg OR David Bailey? then put your creative juices to good use and become apart of ‘Heart of the Heatons’ – The Heatons Arts and Cultural Festival which is coming this October. If poetry, music OR flash fiction is your thing, them make contact as well

www.heartoftheheatons.com/get-involved. There are acategories for children, teens and adults with some great prizes to be won.

Find out more at www.heartoftheheatons.com/competitions OR for the film competition www.skfilmawards.co.uk – Deadlines 13th September.

Heart of the Heatons Music, Art & Culture Festival coming soon – Friday 4th till Sunday 13th October 2019

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scarecrow competition

The annual Scarecrow Competition in Heaton Mersey will take place on Saturday 21st September and you are invited to enter this free, fun competition which not only provides much interest for the community, but it’s also a good opportunity for you to promote your organization/business and use your creative skills! 

Your Scarecrow should have a name and this needs to be displayed clearly on the Scarecrow.

** NB – You do not need to live/be based in Heaton Mersey.

The Artisan market will also be taking place on Sat 21st September and in the Church will be a major fund raising for Macmillan Cancer charity. This year it is hoped to top the £1500 that was raised last year for the charity. There will also be refreshments and entertainment in the church. 

For more information on the above, please contact the Heaton Mersey Collective & The Rotary Club of Stockport Lamplighter.

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