Save Our Slattocks

SOS

Could you put on a display?

We now have a number of these estate agent-type signs for display around the area.

Could you be one of those households/properties where these signs would be seen by passers-by?

The signs have been paid from the funds you’ve helped to raise over the last year so it’s a big thank you to everyone who has contributed and supported the campaign.

So let’s remind everyone how passionate we are in ensuring that the local greenbelt is not lost under tons of concrete and that we, and visitors to the area, are still able to enjoy it and get a breath of fresh air.

Get your sign and show people that you’re doing your best to Save The Greenbelt by emailing greenbelt@slattocks.com . If you’re not able to erect the sign yourself, this can be arranged.

 

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.