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Neighbourhood Forum & Plan

The Government’s Localism Act 2011 introduced major reforms to the planning system that gives local communities new rights to shape and plan their neighbourhood.

Using this legislation we can develop our own Neighbourhood Plan and:

  • choose where new homes, shops and offices should be built;
  • have a say on what those new buildings should look like, influence the design and functionality of open spaces; and
  • grant planning permission for new developments the community wants to see go ahead.

With this in mind, SOS-Save Our Slattocks welcomes local residents who are interested to join a steering group.

To find out more, come along to Thornham Cricket Club – 7pm – Wednesday 13th September 2017

Greenbelt Groove Festival 2017 – Total Success

Despite the early rain, people showed their wish to save the greenbelt by turning out on Saturday 15th July at The Hopwood Arms.

Ticket sales had been slow in the weeks prior to the Festival, but everything came good with ticket sales on the door.

With twelve local music acts showcasing a variety of genres, plus DJ Baggsy and MC Dave Sweetmore, all giving their services free, the crowd was fully entertained and engaged with the greenbelt campaign.

Kicking off at 1pm with The Smashing Lads, followed by Max Moore; The Hurt; Daz Mac & The Nutcase; Ashley O’Toole; Neve Pollitt; The Recreation; Son Primo; Beggars Belief; Twin Gates; and The Scuttlers, the stage was a constant frenzy of activity.

Whilst many came to see top of the bill The Scuttlers finish a great day’s outdoor entertainment, all the acts got the crowd’s appreciation for both their music and for supporting SOS-Save Our Slattocks.

“A fantastic day, raising awareness of the save the greenbelt campaign and showcasing local talent, what more could you want?” said co-organiser Gordon Tilstone, chair of SOS-Save Our Slattocks. “It just shows that people really do care about the local environment” he added.

“It was great to see the local community coming together and having a great time. People are already anticipating next year’s Festival and we’re already looking at making the experience even better” said co-organiser AJ Williams, who also plays bass guitar with Son Primo.

Stakehill resident Ian Briggs and Middleton’s Kallum Nolan were also pivotal in bringing together local acts; sound system and the day itself.

“All the Team worked hard to make the Festival a success and our thanks go to everyone, but particularly the volunteer stewards and Jimmy the landlord and his staff, who made the day go without a hitch. My personal thanks to you all” said Gordon Tilstone.

Greenbelt Groove Festival 2017 @ The Hopwood

Yes it’s official –

 

SOS-Save Our Slattocks in association with The Hopwood Arms are proud to announce the Greenbelt Groove Festival 2017.

Come along and hear a great line up of local music acts including up and coming headliners The Scuttlers.

 

Support the campaign to protect our Greenbelt is about your future and that of your family and friends. Lets make sure we have good clean air to breathe and revitalised Town Centres along with affordable houses.

Slattocks Mayoral Hustings a resounding success

Slattocks Hustings for the very first Gtreater Manchester Mayoral election on 4th May 2017 was a resounding success said those local residents who attend.

“A big thanks to all those who were able to come along to Smalley Hall last night” said Gordon Tilstone, Chair of SOS-Save Our Slattocks.

Feedback is that you appreciated the opportunity to hear from and put some tough questions to the four candidates.

Thanks also goes to the candidates for sharing their thoughts/views.

So now I urge you to vote on 4th May for your Greater Manchester Mayor.

The photo shows: Sean Anstee [Con]; Jane Brophy [LibDem]; Gordon Tilstone [Slattocks Chair]; Shneur Odze [UKIP]; Will Patterson [Green]

Callings Local Experts

The next version of the Greader Manchester Spatial Framework [GMSF] is due out in September followed by a second consultation period.

That isn’t that far away.

SOS – Save Our Slattocks group intends to submit comments/objections to this second GMSF consultation alongside your own letters and emails.

To help us do this we need YOUR help, our local experts.

Many of you will have local knowledge about wildlife; water courses/springs; local history; Stakehill Distribution Park; geology/geography; planning: to name but a few.
All these ‘snippets’ of local knowledge will help us put together a substantial, considered and well researched submission to the GMSF consultation.

Every little helps, so if you think you might have local information get in touch.

Please send information or contact me via email so that it doesn’t get lost in the general info on The Slattocks Telegraph:

Thank you

Gordon Tilstone, Chair SOS-Save Our Slattocks
47 Thornham Lane
gtilstone@me.com

Good turnout at Rally

I’m proud to call myself from Slattocks after seeing the great turnout of locals at today’s Save Our Greenbelt Rally in Albert Sq Manchester. We can truly say we ‘pulled our weight’ today especially as we have a fairly small population.
Thanks to everyone – especially Joanne & Kevin our First Aiders and AJ for joining the stewarding team.And let’s not forget The Bono of Slattocks – Ian Briggs – for the sound track to the event. Also thanks to Kallum & crew for videoing the event. Well done to you all.
Let’s keep up the pressure -watch this space for news.