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Wythenshawe teen saves a woman from drowning Amateur boxer Liam Pastore, 14, came to the rescue when he heard a desperate young girl shout for help when her mum got into trouble underwater off the coast of Formby, near Southport. © Southside

The teenager swam over and pulled the woman’s head out of the water so she could breathe, before battling the strong current to drag her to the shore. The Reddish Vale High School pupil said instinct kicked in when he realised they needed help, insisting he ‘did what anybody else would do’. Liam, said: “I heard the daughter screaming, and grabbed hold of her mum, then swam back as fast as I could. It was pretty far out, the tide was coming in, and the current was pretty strong. I thought ‘I have to get them back to the shore’. “It was all kind of a blur. The woman was

in a bad way when she reached land – she was unconscious and frothing at the mouth. Thankfully, she regained consciousness and was taken to Aintree University Hospital by air ambulance for further treatment. Liam’s mum has spoken of her pride for her hero son, saying: “I was already proud of him, but I’m immensely proud of him now. He rang me and said ‘I’ve just saved somebody’s life.’ “He said ‘It’s something anybody else would have done’ – but not everybody

would have been able to do it. He is an amateur boxer and trains at Jimmy Egans Boxing Academy in Wythenshawe, and he is very fit and strong.” Shaun Egan, from Jimmy Egan’s Boxing Academy, said: “Liam is a hard-working, dedicated lad. When any member of the gym does something good - in or out of the ring - we’re always proud of them.” Liam has also been shortlisted to the final of the Pride of Merseyside Echo Awards on the 15 September for his heroic act.

Students receive GCSE Results Students of Manchester Health Academy have been celebrating after receiving their GCSE results with some impressive individual achievements. The Academy’s highest performer achieved an outstanding 8 A* and A grades amongst 11 grades A* - C and students can now look forward to continuing their studies at sixth form colleges and to taking up apprenticeships and work opportunities. Principal Mr Owen, said: “I am very proud of the students whose effort and determination to succeed is reflected in their results. I’m also very proud of the dedication shown by the staff of the Academy throughout the year to give students opportunities to achieve this success, no matter what their starting points, individual abilities and challenges are. “Students leave Manchester Health Academy with a rounded education, personal values, resilience and the potential to succeed in life no matter what path they choose. I wish them all the best for their future.” Manchester Health Academy will be hosting an Open Evening on Thursday 21 September from 5.30pm – 8pm, where visitors will be able to meet the Principal and staff, tour the building and speak with current students about life at the Academy. To enquire please phone 0161 998 3992 or e-mail


Wythenshawe Hospital’s Emergency Department expansion celebrated by local MP Mike Kane in special ‘brick-laying’ ceremony

Mike Kane MP helps ‘lay’ the commemorative stone alongside UHSM Chief Nurse Mandy Bailey, UHSM Chairman Barry Clare and UHSM Chief Executive Silas Nicholls.

Building work is underway to transform the Emergency Department at Wythenshawe Hospital in a £15m major expansion project. In a special ceremony, Wythenshawe and Sale East MP Mike Kane helped lay a commemorative stone to celebrate the extension, which will improve patient care, alongside representatives from the Trust, developers Interserve Construction and project managers Rider Hunt.

Wythenshawe and Sale East MP, Mike Kane, said; “I was delighted to visit Wythenshawe Hospital to see building work on this important extension to the Emergency Department really taking shape.

The new development will double the size of the existing Emergency Department to ensure Wythenshawe Hospital can continue to provide first class emergency treatment and care to patients, in bigger and better surroundings that meet increasing demands.

“For the people and patients of this part of south Manchester, it is vital they have access to the very latest, specialist emergency care when they need it most and this new development certainly signifies this and the hospital’s strong future.”

Improvements to the new facility at the hospital, part of University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM), will include larger cubicles and treatment rooms. The two-storey building will also house two additional resuscitation bays, two new X-ray rooms and the Children’s Emergency Department will be significantly improved and expanded.

The project will be delivered in three stages, with the first phase involving the construction of a new-build 2,000m² extension to the front of the existing department to provide new major and minor injury areas, a new waiting area and reception.

Silas Nicholls, Chief Executive at UHSM, said: “This is a major investment for the Trust and recognises the very specialist emergency care which we can offer to patients across South Manchester and Trafford. Once completed, this will be one of the most modern Emergency Departments in the UK, with the very latest facilities. “The new development more than doubles the size of our existing Emergency Department and has been designed to improve the patient environment with larger treatment rooms and cubicles, as well as much more comfortable facilities for our patients and their families.”


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The second stage is an internal refurbishment to the existing department to provide the new resuscitation area, Children’s Emergency Department and X-ray facilities, whilst the third phase concentrates on improvements to provide relative’s facilities, offices and seminar rooms. There are more than 200 rooms within the new development, including 46 treatment rooms and eight resuscitation rooms. The Emergency Department at Wythenshawe Hospital will continue to be open and operate as usual whilst all building work is place. The initial extension of the building is set for completion in summer 2018, with the first stage of the refurbishment of the existing department set to be completed in late 2018. The final set of refurbishment works is due to finish in early 2019.

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Wythenshawe Students’ Success

MP’s intern celebrates exam results

One of Mike Kane MP’s, work experience students Sam Marshall, is celebrating his recent exam successes after receiving an A* in Law, A* in English Language and an A in Politics. Sam went to Xaverian Sixth Form College, and was previously a student at Manchester Health Academy. He will be starting at the University of York in October, reading Politics and International Relations.

Natasha snaps up exam success has snapped up the maximum Southside’s very own Community Photographer, Natasha Everson-Williams, college. at course phy photogra her Distinction* for and organisations that Wythenshawe has Natasha has been spending the summer covering the many amazing events to offer. share their part that they play in this great “It’s been fantastic’, said Natasha, “people across the area want to a real difference from volunteers, to making people with area diverse a such is hawe community. Wythens community groups to businesses.” with more to come.” “It’s been non stop focusing my camera on so many events and people passed her driving test – at her first recently also Natasha’s run of success doesn’t just stop at photography, she done! Well attempt – in August.

Manchester Health Academy student, Keona Miller, has proved to be one of the country’s brightest maths stars! The Year 8 student, 13, recently achieved a merit in the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust’s Junior Maths Challenge Olympiad, one of only 700 students to make the grade. Keona entered the challenge earlier this year, one of 260,000 participa nts nationally. She won Best in School, Best in Year 8, a Gold award and qualified for the Olympiad along with just 1,100 others. The Academy fielded a number of students who all did very well, achieving several top awards as well as 6 Gold, 8 Silver and 10 Bronze awards between them. Year 8 student, Cameron Chew, also went on to the next round as a Kangaroo qualifier. Year 7 student, Heen-Lam Wai, won Best in Year 7. To achieve Gold, Silver or Bronze awards students needed to be in the top 40%, with Gold reserved for the top 7% of students. Maths Teacher, Mrs Moreland-Strange, said “We have received the results recently and are incredibly proud of how our students have performed. It was a pleasure to present certifica tes to them all and we are looking forward to the Intermediate Challenge next February.”

Lucy Marshall, 16, has completed her school career having never taken a single day off school since starting in reception at Button Lane Primary School.


s to going to college in September and hope is enjoying the summer break before Lucy to nt ol, stude Scho ry emy Acad Prima h Lane Healt n er Butto Manchest ing assistant at plans to go and help Mum, Mel, a teach become a teacher in the future. She gain work experience. er and former Head Boy Sam, 18, also record on school attendance; older broth track great up her a have all y famil hall Mars The e, while younger sister Holly is building with several years of 100% attendanc finished Manchester Health Academy school will own great attendance record. g a bit off I’ve always said go in and be ill. When they have woken up feelin to attend.” not to nate them ed fortu urag been enco have ys ren Mum Mel, said: “My child ively important to me so I’ve alwa ly they rarely have. Education is mass nate fortu and – to need they if ring me single day off. for a 10-year school career without a ing, she is the first Lucy was awarded a trophy last year record. In more than 25 years in teach on her amazing school attendance Lucy ate ratul cong “I said: n, ol. Owe scho Principal, Mr primary and secondary never taken a day off throughout make sure that our students are not student I have come across who has occasional days off school and we have to need will ren child most why ns nt, and Lucy is a shining “There are many legitimate reaso makes a real difference to achieveme illness. However, good attendance of use beca ally ation educ aged disadvant great commitment to her studies.” example of a student who shown

Northenden Boat Race launches its Christie fundraiser The annual Northenden Boat Race, took to the water on Sunday of the August Bank Holiday weekend and the jolly spectacle was enjoyed by many of those that attended and participated. Starting from Simon's Bridge, and finishing at the Tatton Bridge, it once again raised funds for the work of Christie Hospital - last year again more than £3,000 was raised – with the winners being chosen from a fleet of two-seater inflatables and canoes.

finish and on the village Green proved a welcome added draw for all concerned, the winners comprising local MP Mike Kane and Steve Kaye, while the winners of the inflatables’ race were Mark Bailey and Paul Rawding.

For the race, fancy dress is actively encouraged ~ Vikings, pirates, etc - although life-jackets are obligatory.

At time of going to press, the amount raised for the charity was still being calculated but Southside will let readers know the total in our next issue.

A great fun-filled day with music, food, and other attractions near the

“It's the most amazing event ever, involving the whole community. It gets bigger every year. It attracts people from all around Manchester. Everyone donates so generously for the Christie as it is local and many have been treated there, or know someone who has. The atmosphere on the day is just wonderful. It's a day of fun, friendly competition and celebration.” Councillor Mary T Monaghan

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The Royal Oak Community Centre will celebrate its 80th anniversary on 21 October this year and is inviting readers to share memories and memorabilia. The Centre was built in 1937, with the help of local family business, Timpson, and events are being organised for everyone to enjoy, including an exhibition of Rose Queen dresses and items of interest from across the years. There will be fun activities for the whole family, music, dancers, martial arts displays, a play, all involving local schools and residents. If you have any memories, photographs or paraphernalia that could be used to help showcase events that have taken place over the years at the Royal Oak Community Centre, or are a business who would like to support this event, please contact: Gina Hall, Volunteer Manager, Royal Oak Community Centre, Brookcot Road, Royal Oak, Wythenshawe, M23 1DU. Email:

Manchester-based company Loft Interiors has donated furniture to help people across the region to get their lives back on track. The furniture, which included beds, chairs, sofas and dining sets, was given to people taking part in the Motiv8 programme, a project set up to help people aged 25 and over in Greater Manchester to improve their lives and chances of getting back into work. Motiv8, a £9.7m project funded by the Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund’s Building Better Opportunities Programme, helps people with complex needs to overcome barriers into employment and training. Kendra Brown, Team Manager for the Manchester Motiv8 Delivery Hub in Wythenshawe, said: “Our participants are absolutely delighted with these donations, which are really life changing for them. They are already having a positive impact in enabling and motivating our clients to start focusing on the next step of their journey." Ben Hall, MD of LOFT Interiors, said: “Having a home to be proud of is important to everyone’s well-being. I’d heard good things about Motiv8 and with LOFT being a Manchester based company, I felt it was important to help people in my hometown. “I am thrilled that LOFT is able to do something that can make a difference.” Members of the Motiv8 team used their annual workplace volunteering hours to complete the transformation by decorating the bedroom of one customer. Chris Coyne, Motiv8 key worker, explained: “This seemed like a great opportunity to help one of our clients decorate his bedroom, which he had been unable to use due to damage caused by damp.


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“He is absolutely delighted with the results and is really looking forward to a good night’s sleep in his new bed and revamped bedroom.” New Charter Group is leading the project, with support from other Manchester Athena housing providers Stockport Homes, ForViva, Wythenshawe Community Housing Group and Bolton at Home. Since the project launched in January this year, it has already received more than 1,000 referrals.

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Charity seeks teams to become the Ultimate Accumulator A local charity is calling for businesses to take on a unique fundraising challenge this Autumn. The Accumulator is the latest money-raising project from St Ann’s Hospice, and is pitched as a Dragons’ Den meets The Apprentice fundraiser. Participating businesses will each be given £100 and challenged to turn it into the most profit over a month-long period. Teams of up to ten people, supported by St Ann’s Accumulator Aces, will compete throughout October with the aim of becoming The Ultimate Accumulator. Teams can choose to spend the initial capital of £100 as they see fit – as long as it’s legal – and reinvest or put all their money behind one big activity. Eamonn O’Neal, Chief Executive of St Ann’s, said: “This is the third year of the challenge and we’re excited to see what this year’s teams come up with. “We’d love as many local businesses to join in as possible, and it’s really up to teams how much time they dedicate to it, and what they choose to do.

“Last year, some businesses decided to form multiple teams across different departments so were not only competing externally to try and win The Ultimate Accumulator, but were also competing internally as well. However people choose to get involved, we’re hugely grateful.” Last year’s challenge included 40 teams from local estate agents, solicitors, banks, housing associations, and a digital agency, and raised £27,500 for St Ann’s. Stockport Homes accumulated the most money and were crowned The Ultimate Accumulator. This year’s challenge is sponsored by OnThe7th and Swizzels. *Interested businesses can find out more, or sign up to take part, on the St Ann’s website at or can contact Helen Gazard or Clare Henderson on 0161 498 3631 /


Wythenshawe Good Neighbours present the Greenhalgh Award This year, Wythenshawe Good Neighbours (WGN) have presented their prestigious award to pupils from St John Fisher and St Thomas More in Benchill and to Newall Green primary school in Baguley. The Greenhalgh Award is a legacy to Captain James Rodney Greenhalgh (Ronnie) a local teacher who for many years taught at St John Fisher and St Thomas More Primary school. He attained the rank of Major during the WWII, retained the rank of Captain and retiring in 1983, before passing away in 2008. During his retirement, he was an active volunteer in the catholic and wider community, delivering numeracy and literacy support in primary schools, through to governance and pastoral care. He wanted to inspire the young of the community and his mantra was "You can be anything you want to be, you just have to want to be it enough”. Every year after retirement he was invited to return to St John's to present awards to individual pupils who had shown outstanding contributions to their school community as a reflection of the work Mr Greenhalgh contributed to his community. After his death, the "Greenhalgh Award" became an annual event and Greenhalgh family members would take part in the "Greenhalgh Assembly" to present the awards. Marie Greenhalgh, Director of the Cpt J R Greenhalgh Legacy CIC, which drives Wythenshawe Good Neighbours, said: "This year the award was extended to the Charity Angels of Newall Green primary school in Baguley for their tremendous fund- raising efforts for Wythenshawe Good Neighbours, other local charities and good causes. “More than 30 children organised a ‘cash for companionship’ project in their school, led by Councillor Mary Monaghan, their year group classroom assistant. They raised £189 which enabled WGN to help another older person access their services. WGN will give the school updates on their progress throughout the year." Councillor Monaghan, said: “We have been joining Marie, and the community lunches at the Firbank Pub organised by Wythenshawe Good Neighbours, and getting to know some of the older generation who attend the lunch. “Marie gave a very interesting assembly earlier in the year about her work with the elderly and the children were inspired to raise funds. Getting an award like this, with such a history to Wythenshawe, is an honour and the children were really excited when they were presented with their certificates."


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Wythenshawe Games build on previous success With more than 18,000 people attending Wythenshawe Games - some 4,000 in excess of the previous year’s tally - the event continues to go from strength to strength. With a number of events, including basketball, dodgeball, 7-a-side football, Laser Tag, and Parkour, there was something for everyone to watch or engage in. Visitors were also encouraged to visit stalls that explained about good nutrition, healthy eating, the benefits of taking regular exercise and keeping fit. WHY NOT TRY THE PERSONAL BEST PROGRAMME? – SEE PAGE 23 FOR MORE INFORMATION To find out more about Wythenshawe Games and how you can participate in future events please go to: or call in at Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre, Wythenshawe Forum, Benchill Community Centre, Norbrook Youth Centre or WBBA at Alpha House.


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Greater Manchester Police urges people to think before they dial 101 with new “4 step rule” GMP is urging the public to make the right choice and consider all of the options for getting in touch or finding information from them with the new “4 step rule”. Designed to help people get the best help as quickly as possible, the “4 step rule” asks people to consider who they call about an issue, if information is already readily available or whether they should be calling 101 or 999. The Force’s new website and an online chat functionality has helped the Force give people different contact methods and they are now asking people to think before they pick up the phone. Assistant Chief Constable Vanessa Jardine from GMP, said: “At a time when we’re working to ensure we are focused on keeping people safe we are always looking to find new ways to work more efficiently and effectively. “We need to encourage people to think a little differently than they have before – calling us on 101 is often people’s go-to reaction when they need advice outside of an emergency. We want to help people realise that there is already lots of

information out there, that sometimes there are more appropriate or specialist services available but that ultimately, we will always be on hand if someone needs us.” Follow the 4 step rule… which one is best for you? Step 1: Is it a police issue? Or is there another service that is better suited? Take a look at our most asked questions for advice on who is best to help you at Step 2. Is the information already on our website? We’ve got lots of crime prevention advice and information on your local neighbourhood policing team at There’s also a place for you to ask us a quick question if you need to. Step 3. Has a crime already happened, and you want to report it? Do you want to share some information with us? Call 101. Step 4. Is a crime happening right now, or is a life or property at risk? Call 999 right away.

Saint Paul’s students experience the world of work Students from Saint Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, recently undertook work placements and gained a taste of what real life’s all about. Mr Chris Fannon, Year 10 Progress Leader, said: “The work experience is an amazing opportunity for our students; they are able to see and understand the kinds of “employability” skills and attitudes required by employers, such as problem solving, flexibility and the ability to work with others.” “Students are able to make important and relevant real-life connections during work experience, they enjoy, and are motivated by, the opportunities that they get to work with employers, thinking more critically about their future career options and better seeing the relevance of their school or college work to future employment. “Following the placement, students are clearer about what they wanted to do in their future careers. This has a strong impact on students’ aspirations for the future, as well self-esteem, social skills and enjoyment of learning.”

The school organizes work placement opportunities for its Year 10 students providing them with a great chance to experience working life and develop the valuable skills they’re going to need for the future.


The placements prepare the students for the transition from education to work and enable them to gain an insight into working life. The work experience provides practice in making job applications and going for interviews and it gives students the opportunity to collect a portfolio of evidence which they can show prospective employers highlighting skills such as team working, motivation, problem solving and communication skills.

Mr Alex Hren, Head Teacher at Saint Paul’s, explained: “Students’ self-confidence, maturity and interpersonal skills are enhanced by the work placements and I have seen attitudes to school of many young people completely transformed as a result of their highly positive experience on a placement. “Students broaden their horizons and aspirations and return to school extremely motivated to work hard and do well. “We are very grateful to those employers who are kind enough to offer their time to provide our students with the opportunity to make a more informed choice about what career route is best for them.”

Making space for the people of Northenden With community spaces under threat, Northenden Players Theatre Club, an award-winning amateur dramatics society that has been based in Northenden for 75 years, is looking for local businesses and people to help develop a new Northenden Theatre on the site of the old library on Church Road. Currently based in Northenden Methodist Church Hall on a temporary basis, they currently produce and perform six plays each year to some 3,000 audience members. Andy, said: “Public spaces provide social value and deliver areas for people to come together, deliver access to community arts and contribute to improved health and wellbeing. “We’re specifically looking for support and advice in fundraising the £200k required to develop the theatre, create a community culture and in the process help generate social cohesion. “Premises would be secured by Community Asset Transfer and would comprise: a 100 seat theatre with foyer area; a multi-functional space available for community use; an inclusive space that spans the generations offering quality entertainment, and locally boosting nearby bar and restaurant business opportunities.” If you can help in any way, please contact: or call Andy on: 07846 089035 Our Vision for Northenden

Tony Flanagan from Manchester Sports Massage, based at the Enterprise Centre in Wythenshawe, completed the Thames Path Challenge 100km P for walk on the 9-10 September raising money Christie Cancer Hospital

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Fancy a treat? Wythenshawe Park Bee Club Invites all to “Take a closer look” Free activity for all. View bees from a safe distance while we check our honey bees. If you are interested in beekeeping it’s a great place to start. Every Saturday morning from 10:30 till 12:00. Located in the horticultural centre in the grounds of Wythenshawe Hall. We are currently in the ‘Tesco Bags of Help scheme’ running at Baguley and Northenden Tesco from September – October, and would love your vote when you shop, enabling us to give you more educational activities, talks and more. Our Facebook page gives more details on up and coming interactive events.


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The Fare Shop, food poverty charity

The Fare Shop, food poverty charity, provide basic groceries and toiletries at vastly reduced prices to people in need, are looking for suitable premises for a Fare Shop. Just one room in a community centre or place of worship, would enable Fare Shop to set up shop and help our community. If your organisation can help, please contact Batsheva Samely at Fare Shop charity number 1167051


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Volunteer on your street

Owing to the success of the launch of the Age Friendly Manchester Wythenshawe network in June, Wythenshawe Good Neighbours (WGN) have been inundated with requests to support the elderly community with companionship, health escorts to hospital appointments and to join the social side of the lunches and trips out.

The requests have come from GPs, the integrated health team and social workers, to name a few, as they are very busy. They are now looking for more volunteers, local people any age from any background, with spare time, perhaps recently retired or those looking for work experience. WGN have a range of volunteer roles from one-to-one befriending in the homes of the elderly, helping out at the lunches in Northenden and Baguley to wheel chair pushing, using ipads to entertain and inform or to find better utility bill deals. One grateful recipient of help, Mrs C, who is 87, said: "I needed to have a head scan and naturally I was really worried because I didn't want to go on my own. “It's a long day with injections, waiting about and the scan itself. It was lovely to have a volunteer with me all day. She reassured me, we had lunch together and we made quite a day of it."

To book a place, or for more information, please contact Marie Greenhalgh, on: 07875286866

Alongside their regular work, WGN are looking for anyone over 55 who would like to take part in a pilot project visiting local cafes, pubs, restaurants and social clubs, full training and expenses will be provided.

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Northenden during the First World War ‘Making the Past, the Present’ Now-Forever Heritage CIC, based in Wythenshawe, has received £9,200 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a project ‘Northenden During the First World War – Making the Past, the Present’. The project will commemorate the war’s devastating impact on the township of Northenden yet also pay tribute to the great resilience, courage, and sprit of its community in the face of adversity. Sixty-five men, with strong ties to Northenden died in the First World War from a population of 2,500. In St. Wilfrid’s Churchyard, 23 headstones commemorate the fallen, and nine servicemen from the Great War are buried there. Although the graves’ locations are documented, very little is known about the men or their families. To mark the Centenary of the First World War, this exciting new project will enable local people in Northenden to come together to preserve the memories and heritage of the people who lived during this time. The community will have the opportunity to thoroughly engage and participate through a variety of public events, guided tours, concerts, presentations and commemorative art exhibitions. The pupils of St. Wilfrid’s Primary School will be playing a key part and St. Wilfrid’s Church, the Royal British Legion, Age UK, Boat Lane Court, Northenden Civic Society, Northenden Neighbourhood Forum and Wythenshawe History Group are supporting the project. Local portrait artist Emma Knowles, will be bringing the past alive through commemorative artwork.

Nursing staff of Beech House Red Cross Hospital with their patients, Northenden 1916

the great support we have received from the organisers of this year’s Northenden Boat Race.”

Stephen Evans said: “We are thrilled to have received the support of the National Lottery. Now we can bring the past alive. We can make it live again and be relevant to our present community.

On the day of the boat race, Now-Forever Heritage and Northenden Civic Society ran a stall giving information on the project and how people could get involved. They were the leading guided tours of a circuit of old Northenden at the time of the First World War.

“The people of the community of 1914-1919 have been waiting nearly a hundred years to speak. They have much to tell today’s community. We need to listen to their voices because they tell us something we need to understand. We would also like to thank

If you have any photographs or items relating to Northenden and the First World War or would like further information, please visit or contact Stephen Evans on 07549 789747 or

Council proposes new dog fouling


Manchester residents are invited to have their say on a proposal which would introduce a new measure to reduce dog fouling in Manchester. Manchester residents have been having their say on a proposal which would introduce a new measure to reduce dog fouling in Manchester. Manchester City Council are considering whether to make it an offence for dog-walkers not to be in possession of bags to collect their pet’s poo. People who aren’t prepared to clean up after their pooch could be fined up to £100 on the spot by enforcement officers, if the proposal is adopted. Residents have been asked to give their opinions on the idea as part of a consultation on the introduction of Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs), which are set to replace existing Dog Control orders. As part of the change, which is required by national legislation, the council is refreshing all aspects of its dog control regulations, including those covering dogs off a lead in public places, the maximum permitted number of dogs under control at once, dog exclusion zones and 'on-lead' areas in the city. The maximum penalty for breaching a PSPO upon conviction in a Magistrates court is £1,000. Manchester City Council received more than 1,200 reports of fouling and 800 reports of stray dogs in 2016/7. Executive Member for Neighbourhoods, Councillor Nigel Murphy, said: “We want to make it clear that dog owners who lack the common decency to clean up after their pets will not be tolerated in Manchester.


“We think that this proposed new approach will boost our efforts to deter problem dog owners.”

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Would you like to work for a local businesss? Airport Academy, based at Manchester Airport, are offering local unemployed people the opportunity to complete a two week course, which leads to a nationally recognised customer service qualification. You will also receive help with CV writing and interview skills. On average 76% of people who complete the two week course will secure a job either within the airport, or in other organisations.

FOR MORE INFORMATION visit: airport-academy/ Or if you wish to join the next course, phone 0161 489 3907 or email:

Win a family ticket to see ELF The Musical

ELF The Musical, The Lowry, Fri 24 Nov - Sun 14 Jan Book tickets - 0843 208 6000 Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit starring Will Ferrell, ELF is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. Starring TV and West End ‘Superstar’ Ben Forster reprising his role as Buddy alongside Liz McClarnon as Jovie, Louis Emerick as Santa Claus, Joe McGann as Walter and Jessica Martin as Emily Hobbs. ELF is the perfect Christmas show for all the family this festive season.

To win a family ticket to Elf The Musical on Friday 24 November, simply answer the following question: Who is starring as Buddy in ELF The Musical at The Lowry this Christmas? Send the answer by email to: or on a postcard to Southside Community magazine, South Court, Manchester M22 4SN to reach us no later than Monday 6 November 2017, together with your name, address and telephone number. The ELF Family ticket is for four people and is only valid for 24 November 2017 - there is no cash alternative. Your personal data will not be used for any marketing purposes by Southside Community Magazine.

We are currently recruiting for individuals, at our Care Home in Gatley who are compassionate, aspirational, respectful and engaged and want to make a real difference. Do you share these values? If so, we would like to hear from you. Borough Care are a high quality care service situated in Stockport. We are a leading not for profit provider of residential care and are seeking to recruit new people who have the right values and behaviours to work in our homes. Working for Borough Care The duties are varied and no two days will be the same. Our residents are individuals and they all deserve to be treated as such. However, as a general guide, duties may include some support with personal care needs, as well as help to take part in a wide range of special interests and activities that support their health and wellbeing. We are currently recruiting for the following roles: Care Assistants Night Care Assistants ● Senior Care Assistants ● Senior Night Care Assistants ● Housekeeper ● Housekeeper Team Leader ● Casual/bank carers to provide individual person centred support for our residents and encourage them to achieve their potential and retain their individuality. We also recruiting volunteers so if you have time to spare we would like to hear from you and welcome your application. ● ●

Benefits of working for Borough Care ● Excellent Learning and Development opportunities. ● Comprehensive Induction. ● 28 days holiday. ● Great work life balance – part times roles on offer. ● Ongoing support and training for various NVQ’s. ● Workplace pension. ● A day off for your birthday! ● Long service awards. ● Competitive rate of pay. ● Retirement gifts. ● Employee Assistance Programme ● Health Care Plan. We are also holding a number of recruitment open days in 2017 so you can see what it is like to work for Borough Care. For further information please visit our careers website at or telephone recruitment on 0161 475 0149.






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S O U T H S ID E THIS SPACE £35 ST MICHAELS CHURCH Want to learn how to use computers or get an ECDL Diploma? Free drop-in sessions every Friday from 10.00 to 12.30.

MAGGIE’S PRETTY LITTLE THINGS Crossacres Emporium, 1 Peel Hall Road


Selling craft supplies and handmade gifts.


Craft workshops on Tuesdays and Thursdays 11am-1pm. Card making, decoupage, paper cutting and crochet to name just a few!! Contact Maggie for further details on 07921 570553

St Michael’s Community Hall, Orton Road, Northern Moor M23 0PX Call 07916 138 761 or 07758 814 972




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“As we are the only Wythenshawe based skip company, we wanted to reach out to the local community informing them of our service. We decided to advertise in the local magazine Southside, that reaches out to 30,000 homes schools and businesses. On doing so we have been inundated with enquiries for skip hire. If anyone is starting out on the adventure of opening a business, give this way of advertising a try, you never know where it might take you.”

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delivered to homes, business and schools in M22, M23 and M90 To advertise call 0161 945 6015 or email:

In Our Community

WOODHOUSE PARK LIFESTYLE CENTRE JUNIOR YOUTH CLUB Mondays 6.30-8.30pm Children in Years 6, 7 and 8 – term time only SENIOR YOUTH CLUB


Wednesday & Fridays 6.30-9.00pm

Real Food Wythenshawe has several opportunities to help Wythenshawe become greener, prettier and full of veg! Would you like to join us?

For more info call 0161 436 0565 or email:

WYTHENSHAWE ‘EDIBLE INTERCHANGE’ – MEET AT THE TRAVEL SHOP IN THE FORUM Help look after the edible beds at the new Wythenshawe Bus and Tram Interchange. Tuesday 1.30pm Contact Kay – 07580 869747 WYTHENSHAWE PARK – MEET AT THE COMMUNITY FARM Are you interested in helping with growing fruit and veg for the park, or would you like to learn some key growing skills? Wednesday 1pm – 4pm Contact Kay – 07580 869747 GEODOME – THE MANCHESTER COLLEGE, BROWNLEY ROAD Are you interested in helping care for our Tilapia fish, growing and harvesting vegetables? We would welcome your help volunteering. Tuesday 10am – 1pm Contact Rachel – 07580 869754 UNIT-E FOOD DISTRIBUTION HUB, THE CIVIC CENTRE We are looking for people to help at the Unit-E Food distribution hub, the food storage warehouse for Wythenshawe Foodbank. We need help to take food deliveries, sort and date food; if you can help please contact Emma or Pam for more information. Monday 10am – 12 noon Contact Emma – 07858 498549 Contact Pam – 07580 869765 If you would like to donate food please contact Emma or Pam. If you would like to make a cash donation to Wythenshawe Food Bank – text AGVN29 to 70070 (this is a ‘Just Giving’ text account). For more information about our project please visit our website our Facebook page Real Food Wythenshawe or Twitter @realfoodteam.

Young People in Years 9, 10 and 11

TOTS OF FUN Wednesday 9.30-11.30 am (£1 per child) From birth to 4 years

LIFTED Lifted is a support group for Parent Carers who have a Child/Adult with learning difficulties, based in Alpha House, Rowlandsway, Wythenshawe, M225RG. (Opposite KFC in the building with Treadstone Law) Contact number is 0161 4980312 or find us on Facebook - Lifted. We offer 1-1 appointments with form filling, information around the SEND Local Offer and social events including craft club, drop ins, lunches and guest speakers.

DISABILITY YOUTH CLUB Young People 11-21 years with a variety of disabilities



Community lunch every Tuesday at Northenden Social Club 12.30 – 2pm

DANCE There is a variety of dancing activites at The Lifestyle Centre from Zumba, bellydancing, sequence dancing and wheelchair dancing to dancing classes for 50+ have a look on their website www.woodhouseparklifestyle ARTS AND CRAFTS

INCLUSIVE FAMILY ACTIVITY SESSIONS Wythenshawe Forum Sundays 1.00pm MCR GAMES FOOTBALL Newall Green High School Tuesday 4.00pm SIMPLY CIRCUITS CLASS Wythenshawe Forum Wednesday 1.00pm MULTI-SPORTS Norbrook Youth Centre Thursday 7.00pm GYM PROJECT

Tuesday 6.30-9.30pm

The Lifestyle centre runs a variety of sporting activities from football, netball to fitness classes, yoga and martial arts – have a look on their website www.woodhouseparklifestyle


Community lunch every Thursday at The Firbank Pub, Baguley 12.30 – 2pm. Contact Marie Greenhalgh on 0161 946 3558 or email: for further details.

Wythenshawe Forum Saturday 5.00pm For any of the above events please contact Natalie Taylor 07599 496840 WYTHENSHAWE PARK GREAT RUN LOCAL Wythenshawe Park Sunday 9.00am Please contact Chris Toyne 07718 394821

BAGULEY TENANTS AND RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION Hall Lane Resource Centre, 157 Hall Lane, Wythenshawe M23 1WD For help and information, all residents welcome The first Wednesday of every month commencing 5 July, 7pm

Arts & crafts, ESOL and lifelong learning classes open to all. www.woodhouseparklifestyle

BROWNIES & GUIDES ST MICHAEL’S LAWTON MOOR Brownies: Friday 6.30-8.00pm (term time only) ST MARTIN'S, BAGULEY Rainbows: Tuesday 5.30-6.30pm Brownies: Tuesday 6.15-7.30pm Guides: Tuesday 7.30- 9.00pm

XO CIZE EXERCISE CLASS XO CIZE IS A BRILLIANT EXERCISE CLASS ‘WHERE FITNESS REALLY IS FUN’. IT’S IN A DARK DISCO ROOM, DISCO LIGHTS AND FLASHING WANDS. VARIETY OF EXERCISE DISCIPLINES BUT PREDOMINANTLY IT IS AN AEROBIC/POPMOBILITY TYPE CLASS. FOR ALL AGES AND ABILITIES. I CURRENTLY RUN 3 EVENING CLASSES AS FOLLOWS: Tues 8-9 pm - St Andrews Hall, Brownley Rd, Wythenshawe, Manchester, M22 0DW Wed 8-9 pm - St Catherine's Church, Outwood Rd, Heald Green, Cheadle, SK8 3JQ Thurs 7.30-8.30 pm - St Luke's, Brownley Rd, Wythenshawe, M22 4PT £4 per class (although I do discounts for multiclass advanced bookings). Contact Sarah for more information 07970 099579 Website Face Book Page

ST LUKE'S, BENCHILL Rainbows: Tuesday 5.00-6.00pm (term time only) Brownies: Tuesday 6.00-7.30pm (term time only) Guides: Tuesday 6.30-8.00pm (term time only)

CUBS & SCOUTS WILLIAM TEMPLE For details of all beavers, cubs, scouts and explorers meetings at 409 William Temple Scouts please visit their

PLAY SIMPLE NETBALL TASTER SESSIONS Just turn up and play. No commitment. Sessions run in partnership with England Netball. If you always think you're not good enough to play netball think again. Simple Netball run weekly sessions, everyone is really welcome. Our netball taster sessions will be running from September to December: Mondays from 7-8pm from 4 September onwards. At Barlow RC High School, Parrs Wood Rd, Didsbury M20 6BX Cost: £4.00 per session. Our Tuesday evening league will also be running at MEA from 5 September onwards. You need to be part of a team to play, but we will be using the taster sessions to put together the new teams. For more details contact: Mobile: 07779 642041 Web: Facebook: Twitter: @simplenetball @simplefranchise


OUT& ABOUT Fancy a day out with the kids – have a look at some of these...



23 SEPTEMBER 2017 – 24 SEPTEMBER 2017 KEY 103 – CASH FOR KIDS – CHILDRENS EVENT AT SALFORD UNIVERSITY It is a children’s obstacle mud run on Saturday 23 and 24 September at Salford University. With over 15 obstacles, complete with mud and slime, children aged 4-6 years (parent assisted) and 7-15 years (unassisted) can have fun, get fit and active and raise money for local children less fortunate than themselves. To register they have to head to bitesizebattlefieldchallenge/. 24 SEPTEMBER 2017 DIDSBURY MAKERS MARKET 80 stalls carefully selected from North West Artisan producers to show the very best of local food, drink, vintage, art and modern craft that the region has to offer. 28 SEPTEMBER 2017 – 30 SEPTEMBER 2017 SWEET CHARITY AT THE FORUM THEATRE ROMILEY, STOCKPORT Charity Hope Valentine is a dancer in New York City. With a heart tattooed on her arm and always looking for love, she has a habit of falling for the wrong man! Starts at 7.30pm Ticket Prices £10-£12.00* *booking fee applies Box Office 0333 666 3366 30 SEPTEMBER 2017 GIANTS LIVE – THE OFFICAL WORLDS STRONGEST MAN TOUR – THE MANCHESTER ARENA The strongest men in the world are preparing to storm Manchester Arena on Saturday 30 September for the one-off Giants Live 1 OCTOBER 2017 INTERNATIONAL OLDER PEOPLE’ DAY This year’s day is about enabling and expanding the contributions of older people in their families, communities and societies at large. It focuses on the pathways that support full and effective participation in old age, in accordance with older

persons’ basic rights, needs and preferences. For more information desa/ageing/wp-content/ uploads/sites/24/2017/05/Mission -Statement_UNIDOP2017.pdf 7 OCTOBER 2017 – 7 JANUARY 2018 DINOSAURS IN THE WILD – Event City, Pheonix Way, The Quays Manchester M41 7TB Prepare for the greatest journey you will ever take! From October 2017 you will be able to climb aboard a time machine and travel back to see and feel what it was really like to be there, in the late cretaceous, 67 million years ago. 7 OCTOBER 2017 GATLEY VILLAGE - CEILIDH – 7PM Dances led by Gatley’s very own band, Thread the Needle. Fun for all ages, no experience necessary. Includes supper 7-10pm Venue Elm Road Church. Further information email / Facebook Gatley VP / Twitter @gatleyvp or www, 8 OCTOBER 2017 GATLEY BAKE OFF – Do you have what it takes to be Gatley’s Baker of the Year? Try your hand at cakes, pies, buns and breads – whatever you please. There are two categories – under 14s and ‘everyone else’ Further information email / Facebook Gatley VP / Twitter @gatleyvp or www, 14 OCTOBER 2017 THE ALL NEW JERSEY BOYS – WYTHENSHAWE FORUM Oh what a Night with the all new Jersey Boys including songs Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry , Cant take my eyes of you and many more. Finish the night with Dancing from our DJ Tickets £15 minimum age 18 8.30pn-11pm

17 OCTOBER 2017 – 21 OCTOBER 2017 TANGO MODERNO WITH VINCENT SIMONE AND FLAVIA CACACE MANCHESTER OPERA HOUSE Tango is the rhythm of the city, the heat of the streets and the pulse of life. Tango Moderno is the irresistible hot new stage spectacular from tango superstars Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace. JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOUR DREAMCOAT THE PALACE THEATRE MANCHESTER X-Factor winner Joe McElderry dons the coveted coat! palacetheatre.htm 18 OCTOBER 2017 – 22 OCTOBER 2017 MANCHESTER OKTOBERFEST 2017 – ALBERT SQUARE MANCHESTER Albert Square will be transformed into a traditional Oktoberfest with live music and a great atmosphere. 19 OCTOBER 2017 LEGENDS LIVE – THE MANCHESTER ARENA Legends Live returns to Manchester Arena this October with very special guests. Featuring Suzi Quatro, David Essex, The Osmonds and Hot Chocolate. manchesterarena.htm 19 OCTOBER 2017 – 27 OCTOBER 2017 MANCHESTER SCIENCE FESTIVAL – MOSI MANCHESTER Manchester Science Festival is a creative, playful and surprising celebration of science. It is the largest science festival in England 20 OCTOBER 2017 LITTLE MIX – THE MANCHESTER ARENA Little Mix – the world’s biggest girl group – return to Manchester Arena in 2017 as part of their The Glory Days UK tour. manchesterarena.htm

22 OCTOBER 2017 – 28 OCTOBER 2017 BEDSIDE MANNERS - METHODIST HALL, VICTORIA ROAD, NORTHENDEN Want a laugh ? .. come along to our second play of the season. Derek Benfield one of our greatest farce writers gives us Bedside Manners. The setting is a secluded country hotel .. the ideal location for a secret saucy rendezvous... the only trouble is when your partner has also set up a similar liaison in the same venue. Come to the local award winning theatre tickets available on 0161 445 6868. Andrew Foulkes secretary of the Northenden Players Theater Club 27 OCTOBER 2017 – 28 OCTOBER 2017 THE ROCK AND HORROR GRAVEYARD SHOW AT THE FORUM THEATRE, ROMILEY STOCKPORT Beetlejuice and his goulish friends are back again, delivering you NK's adult themed Halloween Rock Show that try as you might, you'll never forget. As always there's a late bar and disco to finish. Cabaret Seating with VIP tables available. Please note this show contains adult themes and strong language. Doors open at 7.30pm starts at 8.00pm / Tickets Priced £12.00* (*Booking Fee applies) Box Office 0333 666 3366 28 OCTOBER 2017 – 29 OCTOBER 2017 LOWRY OUTLET MAKERS MARKETS – SALFORD QUAYS Returning for the New Year, Lowry Outlet MediaCityUK's fabulous Makers Market is back in style, bringing an array of quality artisan foods, drinks and award-winning craftsmen to its open-air Plaza area. 29 OCTOBER 2017 DIDSBURY MAKERS MARKET 80 stalls carefully selected from North West Artisan producers to show the very best of local food, drink, vintage, art and modern craft that the region has to offer. 2 NOVEMBER 2017 JAMIROQUAI – THE MANCHESTER ARENA Global electronic soul funk superstars Jamiroquai will open their highly-anticipated European tour manchesterarena.htm

7 NOVEMBER 2017 – 11 NOVEMBER 2017 SPAMALOT AT THE PALACE THEATRE MANCHESTER Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalotis a kind-of new musical with a book by Eric Idle and an entirely new score for the new production, (well, almost) created by Eric Idle and John Du Prez. palacetheatre.htm 11 NOVEMBER 2017 HRH LIVE QUEEN STAGE SHOW – WYTHENSHAWE FORUM Starring Steve Littlewood as The Great Pretender Freddie Mercury plus fantastic live band, featuring Bryan Rock as legendary Queen guitarist Brian May Tickets £15 minimum age 18 – 8.30pm-11.30pm 13 NOVEMBER 2017 – 18 NOVEMBER 2017 RUTH RENDELLS – A JUDGEMENT IN STONE AT THE MANCHESTER OPERA HOUSE Eunice struggles to fit in. When she joins a wealthy family as their housekeeper the very reason for her awkwardness, long hidden and deeply buried, leads inexorably to a terrible tale of murder in cold blood on Valentine’s Day. a-judgement-in-stone/ opera-house-manchester/ 15 NOVEMBER 2017 ALICE COOPER – THE MANCHESTER ARENA Heavy metal legend Alice Cooper returns to Manchester Arena next year for his first show in the city in over five years. Joining Alice in Manchester will be special guests The Mission and The Tubes. manchesterarena.htm

21 NOVEMBER 2017 – 22 NOVEMBER 2017 LITTLE MIX – THE MANCHESTER ARENA Little Mix – the world’s biggest girl group – return to Manchester Arena in 2017 as part of their The Glory Days UK tour. manchesterarena.htm 21 NOVEMBER 2017 – 25 NOVEMBER 2017 CILLA – THE MUSICAL AT THE PALACE THEATRE MANCHESTER The new spectacular and heartwarming musical adaptation of the critically acclaimed hit ITV television series by Bafta Award winner, palacetheatre.htm 22 NOVEMBER 2017 – 23 NOVEMBER 2017 ROAD AT THE FORUM THEATRE, ROMILEY, STOCKPORT Performed by the NK Theatre Arts Performance Class. The play explores the lives of the people in a deprived, working class area of Lancashire during the government of Margaret Thatcher a time of high unemployment in the north of England. Despite its explicit nature, it was considered extremely effective in portraying the desperation of people's lives at this time, as well as containing a great deal of humour. The play won a number of awards and was voted the 36th best play of the 20th century in a poll by the Royal National Theatre. Set on a road on a busy night, the audience delve into the houses on the street and the characters’ lives. Contains strong language and is not suitable for children under 13 Starts 7.30pm / Ticket Prices £10 - £8* / Box Office 0333 666 3366 / *booking fee applies

24 NOVEMBER 2017 – 25 NOVEMBER 2017 JOHN BISHOP – THE MANCHESTER ARENA Comedy superstar John Bishop is back at Manchester Arena next year for his long awaited return to stand-up comedy with his brand new live show Winging It. manchesterarena.htm

24 NOVEMBER 2017 – 7 JANUARY 2018 ELF THE MUSICAL – THE LOWRY SALFORD QUAYS Following a smash hit, sell out run in the West End, Elf the Musical spends Christmas 2017 at The Lowry.

28 October Halloween Event 24 November Christmas Light Switch on with Acts from X Factor and BGT. Main act switching on the lights will be Boyzlife (A member from Boyzone and West Life) 16 and 23 December there will be a Santa’s Grotto and other activities throughout the day.

Self Help - Wythenshawe Anxiety Group This drop-in group offers a sympathetic and non-judgemental space where you can meet others who also struggle with anxiety. Our groups care about your experiences and really understand. They offer help information and a place for people to share ideas. There is no need to self-refer or book, simply drop-in to a group on the day. However, if you would like someone to greet you upon arrival at the venue, you can give us a call or send us an email and we’ll make sure someone is available to meet you. Wythenshawe Forum Library, Civic Centre Saturdays 10am - 12 noon 18+ Free T 0161 226 3871

Self Help - Managing Anger and Frustration

‘Personal Best Programme’ Get active and improve your health and wellbeing by trying something different. Choose from a huge range of sports and fitness sessions. 4 September – 27 October 2017

This courses is for people experiencing issues with managing anger and frustration who would like to develop healthy coping strategies to manage symptoms and promote ongoing wellbeing. You will be guided through various tools and techniques to help improve day-to-day management of the symptoms of anger and frustration, including: relaxation techniques, challenging negative thoughts and assertive communication. Wythenshawe Fire Station, Brownley Road Weekly 18+ Free T 0161 226 3871



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