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This is section of the site where we can pull together as a community, contribute, get information, provide information and build the section further with new ideas. We can use these pages to try and improve our lot or get answers or advice or petition against the things that are wrong in our town. The possibilities are endless so let's see where we can take it.

I want to make this website the place to go for local information in a user friendly format so just e-mail me at colette@middletonia.co.uk to place your information, news, thoughts and ideas. Likewise, email in the same way if you would like an item removed. Please see privacy policy and terms and conditions.

Latest Community News

Middleton Band Needs You!

Middleton Band We are a self funded brass band who are looking for additional support to continue to survive and work within the local community.

Benefits of being a friend of Middleton Band:

Satisfaction in helping promote live music in the area and beyond

Free tickets to three concerts per year

Reduced ticket prices to selected showcase events

Quarterly Newsletters keeping you informed about the band

Early notification of Band concerts and events

For more information, go to www.middletonband.com/friends-of-mb/ .

Play sport for fun!

Cardinal Langley has indoor and outdoor facilities for hire to individuals/clubs/groups who want to play sport for fun! Facilities are open in the evening/weekends and school holidays!!! We also have a brand new 6-A-SIDE league on a state of the art 3G surface, an up to date website with league, fixtures etc and monthly prizes available to every team. Top quality facilities and referees....ONLY £35 PER GAME!

Enter a team today with your 11-a-side, work or mates. For further information or to book, telephone us on 0161 956 2099 or e-mail cardinal@schoollettings.org. Visit www.schoollettings.org

Our mailing address is: School Lettings Solutions at Cardinal Langley R.C. High School, Rochdale Road, Middleton, Manchester M24 2GL.

Come and be part of the Circle

Circle has just launched as a community interest company (everything goes back into the people we support). They are an over 50s membership group working in the four townships of Middleton, Rochdale, Heywood and Pennines. They offer a monthly social calendar of events to encourage socialisation using local facilities. Events are held in each township and they encourage people to attend events out of their own area to appreciate facilities out there. Circle also have a practical helper service who will garden, DIY, decorate, and a cleaning and shopping service.

If you are interested, contact Julie Brierley at Rochdale Circle CIC. Suite 3, Lock 50 Business Park, Oldham Road, Rochdale OL16 5RD. Direct Mobile 07531059128 or 0800 112 3440 or email Julie@rochdalecircle.org.uk .

See Circle's flyer here. See the up and coming planned events for July here.

Volunteering Opportunities

The RNLI is a charity operating a professional 24 hour search and rescue service around the coast of the UK and Ireland. The Middleton Branch raise funds for the RNLI by holding a range of events each year organised by voluntary people who take pleasure in helping save lives at sea whilst at the same time meeting new people and having lots of fun along the way. New members are always welcome, so if you would like to get involved in any way, please contact us – we would love to hear from you.

The Branch is also looking for a Treasurer so if you enjoy balancing accounts and would like to support the branch in ensuring the figures are recorded accurately we would love to hear from you. You may already have these skills or be looking to develop them - whatever your reason we would welcome your call.

All of the volunteering opportunities will allow you to develop further, meet new people and improve your CV. This is also a great opportunity to make a real difference and help raise funds for this lifesaving charity; if you are interested you can apply online at www.rnli.org.uk/volroles or call 07557 191852 or 07500 608222 for more information.

Middleton Archaeological Society is researching the history of Bradshaw Hall

Bradshaw Hall The Hall was a manor house located in the northern tip of the Alkrington Townland (now Middleton Junction) and was the centre of the Bradshaw Hall Estate which was sold at auction in 1861. Records suggest it was built in the early 1600s and demolished in about 1910. The Chadderton family occupied the Hall for most of the 17th century.

As the pictures of the rear of the Hall shows, it was a working farm in the 19th century and the society would be very interested to hear from anybody who has any stories or information on the farm or its occupants. Please contact Cliff Ivers at civers@o2.co.uk.

Middleton volunteers wanted!

Marie Curie Cancer Care want to set up a fundraising group in Middleton. They are looking for volunteers for various campaigns throughout the year, such as the Great Daffodil Appeal, Blooming Great Tea Party, Collection Tin Appeal & Christmas Collections and also to organise their own fun event such as a quiz night, a stall or fayre, an auction, a concert or a fashion show. Julie Peters is hoping to have a get together of people interested at Middleton Cricket Club but this can only be arranged if there is enough interest locally. Local fund-raising groups range in size from 3 or 4 Members to 15+ and meet once a month. If you think you can help out, contact Julie on 0161 255 2909 or email her at Julie.Peters@mariecurie.org.uk

Memory Wellbeing Cafe

Worried about your memory? Want to know more about dementia? Why not come to our Middleton Cafe at The Lighthouse Project in the Warwick Mill and enjoy a welcoming environment. "Memory Wellbeing Cafes" are free social meeting places for people living with Dementia, their carers, family and friends. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

Professionals from organisations which may be useful to people living with Dementia and their carers, family or friends such as: Oral Health, Carers Resource and Partnerships for Older Peoples Projects (POPP's) will be available to give informal advice on a one to one or group basis.

A range of activities will also be available such as reminiscence work, games and arts and crafts. You can have as little or as much involvement as you like. If you are interested in finding out more or wish to come along to one or more of the cafes, please contact Tania Taylor, Development Worker on 01706 926666 or email Tania.Taylor@alzheimers.org.uk

To view our flyer, click here.

We meet on the second Wednesday of each month and our opening dates can be found on the Up and coming events page here.

June 2011


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