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CONTENTS / October Issue 2016 4-5 HOME How To Buy A House 6

CURTAIN THEATRE 90 Years And Still In The Spotlight

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REGENERATION BEGINS HERE Castleton Junction

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A SHORT HISTORY The Old Post Office Ale House

12-13 WHAT’S ON GUIDE In Castleton 14-15 CASTLETON COMMUNITY CARNIVAL Help Bring Back Our Carnival. 19

PERSONALITY SPOTLIGHT Sue Carter Evolution gym

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BRIGHTENING UP THE VILLAGE Christmas Lights Switch On

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CANADIAN BIG FRY David Wright

Dear Readers Managing Director Graphic Design Caroline Dowse caroline@castletoneye.com studio@castletoneye.com

Sales Director Joanna Dodd Joanna@castletoneye.com studio@castletoneye.com

Welcome to the Autumn edition of Castleton Eye Magazine. We hope you find the articles in this issue an enjoyable and informative read with our what's on guide and what's happening within the Castleton Area. We would like to take this opportunity to give a big thank you to all those people who have submitted articles, the generous delivery of volunteers and the companies that have supported this issue. With Thanks Managing Director / Caroline Dowse

All rights reserved. The contents of this magazine are copywrite protected and may not be reproduced without written permission. The editor does not accept liability for statements made or opinions expressed in this magazine. While every care is taken to make sure the information is correct, details are subject to change and the editor takes no responsibility for omissions or errors. Castleton Eye Magazine is a trading name of TEN94design Ltd and comes under the umbrella of Adwise Local Digital Publishing House. www.castletoneye.com \ www.facebook.com/castletoneye \ twitter: @castletoneye \ Instagram: @castletoneye

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o t w o H e s u o H a y u B This guide tackles probably the most exciting and most commonly underestimated thing you can do in your life: Buying your very own home. So you’re done with renting and having to constantly negotiate with a landlord who refuses to address that faulty boiler and who tries to hike your rent up by 15% every year. At last, you will be your very own landlord. Before you start planning your house warming party, there are a considerable amount of things to consider; buying a house is never a straight forward process and is usually more complicated than it seems. TO MAKE BUYING YOUR PROPERTY AS PLEASURABLE AND AS UNCOMPLICATED AS POSSIBLE, WE HAVE PUT TOGETHER TO THIS GUIDE TO HELP YOU THROUGH THE PROCESS. THIS GUIDE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH A DETAILED OVERVIEW OF THINGS YOU NEED TO CONSIDER AND PLENTY OF TIPS TO PULL YOU THROUGH THE OTHER SIDE. ESTABLISH YOUR PRICE RANGE Before you start to pick your fittings and décor, take a step back and figure out your price range. You will need to figure out how much you can actually afford to spend. There is no doubt about it, buying a house is cost-intensive. Besides the actual price of the property, there are various one-off cost you will have to navigate through. Sit down and calculate all the cost that you will encounter, and how much money you will have at your disposal. Here you should include fees such as your potential deposit, Solicitor fees, house hunting expenses, stamp duty, HM Land Registry Fees & removal fees. This will definitely make things more straight forward moving forward.

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SECURING A MORTGAGE Once you have established a price range, you will now have to decide upon a mortgage lender to get what is called an ‘Approval in Principle’. The lender will tell you exactly how much they are will to provide you with which in turn will help you estimate how much you can pay for your property. Additionally, an ‘Approval in Principle’ operates as the guarantee that the Estate Agent or the potential vendor needs to show you have secured the funds necessary to move forward. Remember you do not have to decide on what type of mortgage you want to secure yet. Although it is worth researching, the mortgage code sets out the minimum standards that are needed to protect the potential borrower.

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All this information can be found at the Council of Mortgage lenders where you can also direct any enquires you may have regarding to them and they will be happy to help. Once you’ve agreed a mortgage with your lender you can now move forward and start searching for your home! FINDING YOUR HOME So you’ve worked out how much you can afford, now you can start with the most exciting part: choosing your home. It’s now time to sit down and figure out exactly what you want and need. Searching for a home is an exhausting process and will take time. Save yourself from burnout and decide upon certain prerequisites before you start the process. For most of us, it’s the most expensive purchase you will make in your life. Be totally sure of everything and leave no stone unturned. Once you’ve settled on the prerequisites, found the neighbourhood that you love and that all important property that ticks all the boxes – it’s now time to make an offer.

THE OFFER You’ve found your dream home and can’t wait to inform the Estate Agent to close the deal. But before you put in an offer you should investigate as to whether the actual asking price reflects the market value of the property. On the basis of this valuation, you can then decide upon a reasonable offer which you think reflects its value. Sales price data for properties in England and Wales is collected by HM Land Registry. The one issue with this data is that it is usually around 3 months old, but since it is the only source for actual sales prices, it’s your best guide. If your offer is accepted, you will receive a letter of confirmation from your Estate Agent. You can now arrange for a survey and complete your mortgage application. After completing the survey and your lender is satisfied, you will receive a formal mortgage offer. You will be required by your lender to take out building insurance which your solicitor can help you with. You’re now ready to buy your home – officially. IT’S YOURS! Once you’ve exchanged contracts you will receive a completion date when the day the house becomes yours. Don’t forget It is also the day where the seller wants their cash. The mortgage funds will be obtained by your solicitor from your lender and then forward this along with any outstanding funds to the seller. Now you can plan the housewarming party with the keys to your house in your hands!

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90 CURTAIN THEATRE

YEARS AND STILL IN THE SPOTLIGHT

The Curtain Theatre on Milkstone Road, Rochdale started life as an amateur dramatic club, set up in 1925 by friends and relatives. Over 400 productions later, it has just celebrated its 90th birthday and is still packing them in.

After the AGM at the theatre on Sunday August 7th, Business Director Lynn Sheerin and Drama Director Peter Fitton shared the ceremonial cakecutting duties as part of a buffet supper for all the members.

Originally the plays were staged at the old Drill Hall, then at a primary school in Deeplish but the club moved to its current premises, converted from Castleton Liberal Club, in 1933 and has been there ever since.

As Peter pointed out “The Curtain Theatre is probably the most prolific stage society in the borough, putting on 5 productions a season from September to July. With its 180 seat capacity, the CT is a great resource for Rochdale, Moreover, it’s simple enough to get a ticket, just by phoning up to be included on the mailing list. We recommend a donation of just £7 per person so we’re better value than the average multiplex cinema ticket---and we offer live performances into the bargain”.

The founders felt a duty to bring good quality, unusual and entertaining plays to all within the borough who were interested in joining the CT mailing list. Even during the war years, the CT managed to present two or three plays a season, including Thunder Rock and Ibsen’s The Wild Duck. The theatre has always had a great reputation for staging a wide selection of plays, varying its theatrical diet from Ayckbourn to more experimental drama, from musicals to Shakespeare, using the cream of amateur actors and carving out a fine reputation for itself. 6

In the coming 2016-17 season, with comedies, medieval Mystery plays, a Pinter one-act double bill and a Ray Cooney farce, the Curtain Theatre continues to provide the most exciting mix of theatrical fare in Rochdale. THE CURTAIN THEATRE 47 Milkstone Rd, Rochdale OL11 1EB Tel: 01706 642 008

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CASTLETON JUNCTION

REGENERATION BEGINS HERE By Frank Salt

Castleton Junction has the potential to aid the regeneration of the Village’. A full scale feasibility study has been commissioned into building a new platform 3 which will be used by the East Lancashire Railway (ELR) to bring heritage trains to connect to the main line services. Castleton has two historic firsts in the provision of transport over the Pennines, the first canal and the first railway to traverse the mighty hills.

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When the ELR arrives in Castleton the proven attraction of a steam railway will be there for all to see, Ramsbottom has been transformed in recent years, will aid the long awaited regeneration of the Village.

A combined tour of the heritage line to Rawtenstall with passengers arriving by narrow boat to the Castleton Basin has all the hallmarks of a successful venture. As if proof were needed of the importance of Castleton Junction the world famous Flying Scotsman locomotive recently arrived at platform 2 to use the East Junction on its return to the ELR. The ELR plans to extend its destination into Castleton is fully supported by three Local authorities, Rochdale, Bury and Rossendale with Network Rail also in full support. The Friends of Castleton Station are keen to assist in any way possible with this venture. This willingness to assist is shown once again by the beautiful floral display on the Manchester bound platform. With the help of Castleton’s primary school pupils and volunteers led by Cllr Billy Sheerin passengers awaiting to commute can enjoy the results of this example of community work in action. The Friends of Castleton Station need the assistance of members of the community to work to form a firm relationship with the authorities and the East Lancashire Railway to make the project to bring tourist into Castleton a success.

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SHORT HISTORY OF

THE OLD POST OFFICE ALE HOUSE

The Old Post Office Ale House opened on 26/02/2016 in Castleton, following a change of use to the premises. The aim was to provide choice in both quality ales and the type of pub in the village. To this end we have no TV, no Music and are restricted to over 18s but we are dog friendly. Both the Change of Use application and the Premises Licence application were both uncontested by the general public and the local authority.

align with the other pubs in the village, previously we have had to close on several occasions when the pub is full of happy customers. We have 5 cask ales on hand pumps, mainly from local breweries such as Phoenix, Pictish and Serious from Rochdale, Wilson Potter from Middleton, RammyCraft and Brewsmith from Ramsbottom and Outstanding Brewery in Bury.

We also attract customers from outside the local area, bringing trade to the village. We had a party of 14 ramblers, who had walked from Littleborough along the canal. They also tried 2 other the other pubs in the village and ordered tea from the local chippy, then ate it in our pub? We recently have extended our opening hours to 10

We also have a Pilsner and craft lager from Outstanding, plus a range of 6 still ciders. We have a range of fine wines and quality spirits to cater for all tastes. Come in and see what we are all about.

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CASTLETON COMMUNITY MONDAY TAI CHI

10.30am - 11.30am weekly

STROKE UNIT

10.00am - 12.00pm 12.00pm - 3.00pm fortnightly

POLICE SURGERY

1.00pm - 3.pm weekly

PIANO LESSONS

WHAT’S ON GUIDE IN CASTLETON

Times may alter due to shift work

12.30pm - 3.30pm /10 weekly

INDOOR BOWLING

1.30pm - 4.00pm weekly

DANCING CLASSES

4.00pm - 7.30pm weekly

MEDITATION CLASS

7.00pm - 9.00pm 1st in the month

DELEVOLMENT CLASS

7.00pm - 9.00pm 3rd in the month

LIBRARY

9.00am - 7.30pm weekly

TUESDAY FRIENDS OF PARENT CARERS 10.00am - 3.00pm weekly C.O.P.D LINK FOR LIFE 10.30am - 11.30am weekly C.O.P.D NHS LINK FOR LIFE 1.00pm - 3.00pm weekly DEMENTIA GROUP DANCING CLASSES AREA COMMITTEE

CASTLETON MOOR METHODIST CHURCH SUNDAY Worship and Sunday School MONDAY Knitters and Natters

P.A.C.T. MEETING

11.00 a.m.

1.00 – 3.00 p.m.

TUESDAY Mums and Toddlers (waiting list)

9.15 – 11.15 a.m.

children (waiting list)

6.30 – 8.00p.m.

AUTUMN FAIR Saturday 19th November

10.00a.m. - 12 Noon

7.00pm - 7.30pm monthly 7.00pm - 8.30pm weekly

ART CLASS

7.00pm - 9.00pm weekly

WEDNESDAY FRIENDS OF PARENTS CARERS 10.00am - 3.00pm - DAILY 10.00am - 12.30pm

BREATHEASY 1.30pm - 3.30pm 1st Wednesday of month March to December weekly DANCING CLASSES

4.00pm - 8.00pm - weekly

CASTLETON COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION 7.00pm - 2nd Wednesday every two months

Coffee and Mince Pies / Cake Stall Fancy Goods Stall / Prize every time Stall EVERYONE WELCOME

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4.30pm - 6.15pm weekly 4.30pm - 6.15pm 3 monthly

YOGA

PARENT & YOUTH

CHILDRENS CLUB primary school age

1.30pm - 3.30pm fortnightly

SCOTTISH DANCING 7.30pm - 9.30pm September/May LIBRARY - CLOSED

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FRIENDS OF PARENTS CARERS 10.00am - 3.00pm DAILY

Video clips followed by discussion whether you are a

PARKINSONS GROUP 1.00pm - 4.00pm 1st in the month

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PARKINSON GROUP TAI CHI 12.30pm - 1.30pm 2nd / 3rd / 4th in the month

Castleton Methodist Church, Manchester Rd.

PARKINSON GROUP TABLE TENNIS. 1.30pm - 3.30pm 2nd, 3rd, 4th in the monthly

ST. MARTIN’S TODDLER GROUP

C.O.P.D. NHS

1.30pm - 3.30pm weekly

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GUITAR SESSIONS

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7.00pm - 9.00pm

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STREET DANCING

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MEDITATION WITH HELEN

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JUNIORS 6.0pm - 8.00pm weekly SENIORS 8.00pm - 9.00pm weekly

Friday 6pm to 7pm

HELEN O’GRADY DRAMA GROUP

MODEL ENGINEERS 7.30pm - 9.00pm 1st & 3rd Friday of the monthly

Saturday mornings

LITERARY & SCIENTIFIC SOCIETY 6.30pm - 8.45pm weekly October - March

Church lads & Church Girls Brigade MARTIN’S

Yr2 Wednesday 6 – 7pm

MEDITATION

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Yr3 upwards Thursday 7 – 9pm

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COFFEE MORNING 10.00am - 11.00am weekly

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DANCING CLASSES

9.00am to 1.35pm

Parents may stay with their children or attend Church.

COUNCILLOR’S SURGERY 11.00am - 12.30am - 2nd Saturday of month

3RD SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH

M.P.S SURGERY 11.00am - 12.00pm - 3rd Saturday of every month

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2017 HELP BRING BACK OUR CARNIVAL

2010 saw the last Castleton Carnival held in the village, for many reasons the Carnival was never held again. In the meantime we lost Woolworths and Whip & Bourne who played a big part in the carnival and the Community became like a ghost town.

Since then regeneration has begun, new houses are being built on the old Whip & Bourne site and Tetrosyl have moved onto the old Woolworths site bringing new jobs and footfall to the area, local Counsillors Billy Sheerin and Jean Hornby have worked hard to upgrade the train station and have fought hard to get Xmas lights put up, parking restrictions overturned and are helping to bring the Old Carnegie building back to its former self, all this is to help make the village more appealing. 14

Castleton Community Carnival Castleton, is slowly, becoming a community once again, having recently held a Maypole dance on the village green, which brought residents together. There has been shops come and go due to lack of footfall but having counted the amount of shops which total approximately 70 there should be no need to travel out of town to get your shopping, there is still many shops empty and it would be such a boost if some of the larger companies invested in the area, this however remains to be seen. Castleton has fantastic links to Manchester having a direct bus and train link, so it is so easy to come and visit us, we also have canal running through Castleton so visitors can come far and wide on their canal boats.

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Because of the regeneration going on, the local businesses have come together and decided to try and get the community back on the map, one idea currently becoming a reality is The Castleton Eye, this is a booklet with all the Businesses in the area and details of any events that may be upcoming, this will be distributed to all the houses, Castleton eye also hosts a facebook page and a website is currently under construction. The biggest and most challenging idea is to raise the Carnival back from the ashes, we like to go big! Many of the bigger companies in the area such as James Nuttall, Team Karting, Hanson Springs and Minkys are on board to help out as are all the smaller companies, we have local community groups such as cubs, scouts, guides on board but this dream cannot become a reality until the red tape has been cut. The application to hold the carnival is currently underway but a lot of information needs to be collated and sent with the application but we have a dedicated team which is working on this tirelessly, to get the Carnival up and running comes with a price and it’s a hefty price, the road closure could cost upto £800.00 with Insurances costing upto £500, First Aiders and Stewards need to be in place and all this costs money. But not to be defeated, we have fundraising events in the pipeline with the first being the Mightybite Café Cake Bonanza being held on the 28th September 2016, we also have a possible Duck Race to be held on the Canal and a mini cruise. We are in the process of putting collection buckets in shops and we have set up a Crowdfunding page for any donations that anyone can spare, you can search for Castleton Community Carnival at www.crowdfunding.co.uk and follow the instructions to donate, however, we only have until 3rd November 2016 to raise £1500 through the page or we don’t actually receive any funds so we really need donations through this page. A radio station has also approached us to help with our plea so that should be aired in the not too distant future. Once paperwork has been submitted and providing we receive the go ahead, it will be all systems go to get it organised for June 2017, so watch this space!! By Claire Rea Images courtesy of Harold Appleby www.castletoneye.com \ www.facebook.com/castletoneye \ twitter: @castletoneye \ Instagram: @castletoneye

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ARE LOOKING FOR THE FOLLOWING BUSINESS SECTORS TO NETWORK IN LITTLEBOROUGH Independent Financial Advisor Charity / Mortgage Broker / IT Consultant Car Mechanic / Heating and plumbing Car Leasing Company / Electrician Builder / Estate agent / Letting agent REFERRALS THAT TURN INTO BUSINESS

G.L. Roofline upvc & roofing specialists • Complete new roofs • Flat Roofs • Roof Repairs • Fascias • soffits • Guttering • Dry Verge • Windows & doors call or email for a free quote 0800 858 9283 | 01706 508 999 glroofline@gmail.com 66 belshill crescent, rochdale, ol16 2tu

Meetings take place every other Wednesday at 7:00am Littleborough Business Centre Back of 69a Church Street, Littleborough. OL15 8AB For more information contact local director: Emma Halstead on 03304004455 email: ehalstead@diamondsolutionsuk.com

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ROCHDALE BLINDS Local Family Business... Rochdale’s number one for blinds

LO O KING MAGICAL IN PURPLE Your Local Window Blinds Specialist Conservatory Roof Specialist / Vertical Blinds / Roller Blinds Wooden Venetian Blinds / Velux Blinds / Perfect Fit Brands ALL BLINDS COME WITH A FREE MEASURE AND FIT SERVICE. FITTED AND SUPPLIED WITHIN 7 DAYS CHOOSE FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME SERVICE Visit our showroom ROCHDALE BLINDS Unit 10 Harp Business Centre Queensway Rochdale OL11 2QQ

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CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON IS PLANNED FOR MONDAY 28TH NOVEMBER Castleton can look forward to a more colourful Christmas this year due to an increase in our festive light features along Manchester Road . Two new ones will be fitted close to Durban Street and opposite Samuel Street bringing the number up to nine. These additional features have been funded by the Castleton Forum ward fund which allows small improvement projects to be done in the village. It has taken many years of campaigning to get festive lights in Castleton and with the replacement of the lamp posts it made it possible for these to be made strong enough to carry festive features. Councillor Sheerin stated that its important to bring colour back into the Village, during the summer we have our flower planters brightening up the centre and now during the winter we have festive lights doing the same.

St Gabriels ADMS pantomime for half term in February 2017 is Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. This show is always a big family favourite because it allows our talented children of the village to take on the principal roles of the dwarfs. Rehearsals will begin after the autumn half term school break. This traditional family pantomime is one of the highlights of the year and something special to look forward to. So it “Hi Ho Hi Ho its off to work we go, with a shovel and a pick and a walking stick Hi Ho.

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THE

CANADIAN

N O W E D O N ’ T D O. . . . .

BURGERS, FISH AND CHIPS OR PIES

W H AT W E D O I S . . . . . AMAZING FRIES Hi I’m David Wright, Founder of the first Canadian Big Fry in the U.K .. You know folks there are already some fantastic bakers, traditional fish and chip shops as well as several pizza and burger places in Castleton and I don’t wish to compete with them. What I offer is something a little bit different, it’s maybe not for everyone but it’s what I do well, I make Fresh Cut never frozen delicious Fries. They’re great on their own or with our famous homemade dips. However just as a sandwich shop uses bread as its base and Italian restaurants use pasta or a curry house serves most of its dishes with rice, we use Our Tasty Fries as a serving medium for our

homemade sauces and other interesting Canadian favourites such as Poutine, Newfie Fries, Lumberjack or Chilli Fries and so on. In addition we will also feature a topping of the month, the month of October is Butter Chicken Poutine, November will be Bacon Double Cheese and December has to be Turkey, Stuffing and cranberry of course So come on over and give us a try and if you want to know more about the origins of our dishes have a read of the Menu on the facing page or just come in and ask for Dave (that’s me) to explain more about them. I’ll be glad to see you here. David Wright

THE CANADIAN BIG FRY COMPANY 772 Manchester Road / Castleton / Rochdale (next to the carwash) 28

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TOPPINGS OF THE MONTH OCTOBER : Butter Chicken Poutine NOVEMBER : Bacon Double Cheese DECEMBER : Turkey, Stuffing & Cranberry

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SOME JOBS FOR THE MONTH…… Fruit & Veg. Growing fruit & vegetables is becoming more popular again, if you’ve not got soil space why not grow in pots or grow bags. Sow Spring cabbage now, why not try some winter Onions & Garlic they will be ready to harvest next

EARLY AUTUMN IN THE GARDEN IT’S A BUSY AND FRUITFUL TIME IN THE GARDEN THIS MONTH. AFTER THE HEAT OF SUMMER, IT’S AN IDEAL TIME NOW TO SPRUCE UP THE GARDEN AGAIN BEFORE WINTER

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summer. Prune old fruited branches from raspberries and prune any dead or diseased wood from fruit trees. Plant new fruit trees as the soil is warm still after summer. Help ripen tomatoes by feeding with high potash fertilizer. Avoid irregular watering of tomatoes which causes “blossom end rot”. Apply fruit tree grease bands at the end of September; these are sticky bands which trap moths climbing up the trees to lay their eggs. Flower beds Divide large clumps of herbaceous plants this makes the plants stronger as well as giving you new plants. Plant out spring flowering bedding like Bellis, Primulas, Wallflowers & Pansies. Feed borders with potash fertilizers to toughen plants up before winter. Keep hoeing and removing weeds.

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Ponds Regularly clean pumps and filters. Turn off fountains and water falls to keep the water temperature stable at the bottom of the pond where fish will overwinter. Control blanket weed by twirling it around a stick to remove it. Put a net over to keep out falling leaves. Continue to feed fish with wheatgerm until the hard frost arrive. Hedges Give a last trim of the season. Top dress the soil with a sprinkling of blood, fish & bone. Lawns. This is the busiest month of the year for lawn maintenance. To allow you to sit back next

Greenhouse

spring and see the fruits of your labours all the

Tidy and possibly spray for insects including

hard work happens this month.

vine weevil, before bringing in tender perennials

“Rake or scarify” out old debris, known

like Fuchsias, Pelargoniums, and Lantana etc

as thatch. “Spiking or forking” aerates the

to over winter in the greenhouse.

soil, the holes then allow the next task “top

Sow winter hardy vegetables like lettuce

dressing” (a soil & sand mix) to build up the

& carrots.

soil layer. Lastly apply a winter feed which is a special slow release feed for the grass roots.

General

Grass Seed or lay turf to new or existing areas.

Clean moss and algae from paths with Algon. Generally tidy up to avoid pests & disease.

Bulbs.

Apply vine weevil control as grubs are now

Create a spring picture by planting bulbs

active.

now in borders or tubs & troughs.

Collect ripe seed for future sowing.

Christmas flowering hyacinths should be

It’s a good time to move conifers and plant all

planted now, allow approximately 13 weeks

varieties of trees and shrubs.

from planting to flowering.

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MAKING CASTLETON A BETTER PLACE TO

LIVE

By Councillor Billy Sheerin

Regeneration is happening with many new houses being constructed that are bringing new families into the village. The Barratts development at St Martins view is proving to be a massive success with houses being sold almost immediately they have been completed. There has however been a sad case of anti social behaviour with large amounts of graffiti painted on the new long retaining wall running alongside the canal built by Barratts on the boundary of their development. This mess is highly visible to anyone traveling on the trains to and from Manchester and spoils the impact of the smart new houses and also does nothing for Castleton’s image. 32

The normal way to remove graffiti is with chemicals and high pressure jet washers but these are not allowed because they could contaminate the canal. What everyone doesn’t know is that this stretch of the canal contains a very rare species of floating water plant known as Luronium Natans and it is protected by European conservation laws in an area of special scientific interest so chemical removal of the graffiti is out of the question. Councillor Billy Sheerin has found and commissioned a novel and colourful way to solve the problem. Earlier this year he attended a meeting of the Canal and River Trust and during an open forum he put the question of how could he get rid of the offending graffiti without causing pollution to the canal water? The answer was to paint over it with a work of Art that our local school children would help to design and depicts aspects and historic scenes of Castleton. This is a relatively simple solution over painting the mess, but in fact a major project considering the length of the wall. Spearfish a specialist company that have done many murals including ones for the RSPB have visited St Edwards C of E primary school and conducted workshops with year 5 students. Dawn Frost the teacher coordinator for school she stated how much the children enjoyed helping putting their ideas into the design. So very soon now painting will begin and once again the children will help. Another plus is that because the children have been involved they will have an understanding of owner ship and this should protect the mural from future vandalism. The funding for this project has been made by the three Castleton ward councillors from their individual members funds and matched with a contribution from the Barratt’s company.

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Dog Groomers & Accessories

"Every dog deserves a home, not every home deserves a dog"

OUR ORGANIZATION

We are a Pet Rescue, Dog Groomers and Accessories Supplier with seating area. Located in the heart of Castleton Village, Rochdale. Sasha’s Salon where all the pooch pampering happens.

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ALL PROFITS MADE GO TO DOGS IN NEED.

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The Singing Jeweller

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