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Hartshead & Lily Lanes Home Watch

Home Watch



Newsletter issue 1 - New meeting dates and times - Introduction from our Chairman, Chris Armitage. 

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Homewatch AGM notification.


Our AGM will be held in the Ashton Rugby Club on Wednesday 20 th November 2019 at 8:00pm. All residents are welcome. Read the full agenda by clicking on the document below.






Newsletter issue 2 - Neighbourhood & Home Watch Community Event 23rd June - 12 - 4 pm - Save the date! 

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Rugby Club Community Day.   30th June 2019


A fantastic day enjoyed by all of the community; the Neighbourhood Watch & Community event took place at Ashton Rugby Club on Sunday 23rd June.


The event was organised by Hartshead Homewatch and supported by Tameside Council Community Safety Team. The event also coincided with the National Neighbourhood Watch Week.

The aim of our event was to promote community involvement in the estate, increase road safety awareness and provide advice on home security issues. We had a wide range of exhibitors concentrating on Home Security, Road Safety, Cycling and First Aid. We were fortunate to have the Police, Fire Service and Ambulance services well represented.

The children took full advantage of the Trax Cycling obstacle course and the bouncy castle, both proved to be very popular.

Our key guests were Angela Rayner, MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Education, Member of Parliament for Ashton-under-Lyne, and Tameside Mayor Leigh Drennan. It is evident from the photographs that they both enjoyed the occasion as they both participated in the day’s activities.

The committee of Hartshead Homewatch is very grateful to all the volunteers, to the organisations who attended the event and to Tameside Council for providing funding. We appreciate the support of all exhibitors and in particular, the Companies who have contributed to the provision of a deliberator for the use of the Community and members of Ashton Rugby Club. We also thank the Rugby Club for allowing us use of the Club House and facilities.

In particular, we wish to thank John Gilmour; Nurse Director of New-Start Education Ltd. John has supported our team in preparing for today’s event and is providing first aid attendance and training.

It was through John’s endeavours that we secured a donation from MAK Security to purchase the defibrillator. He also organised the purchase of the external mounting box, funded by Hartshead Homewatch and donations made in response to an appeal on John’s Facebook Page. In addition, John arranged for MTEC Electrical to fit and complete the electrical installation free of charge.

Also, on display were the Council proposals for the introduction of Traffic Calming measures to be installed on St Albans Avenue due to a number of serious traffic incidents. The installations are dependent on funding being available but we hope to see the measures introduced urgently so as to help prevent speeding and dangerous driving that occurs on a daily on this stretch of road.

So, in conclusion, a very successful day enjoyed by all of the community and what’s more, we even had a rain-free day!!


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Police and Crime Plan - Consultation


The Mayor is responsible for setting the direction for policing and community safety in our city-region. He is currently developing a plan for 2018-2020 and wants communities across Greater Manchester to be involved.

As Deputy Mayor with responsibilities for policing and criminal justice, Beverley Hughes is overseeing the development of the plan. So far, we have spoken to people working in local neighbourhoods, those who have been victims of crime and their advocates, businesses and various organisations active within Greater Manchester's different communities. We have also analysed a variety of crime, health and criminal justice statistics.

This research has been important in shaping the plan and deciding what is important to include. The Mayor would now like to hear what you think our priorities should be to keep you and your loved ones safe.

Have your say by our short survey and please encourage your friends and family across Greater Manchester to do the same. We don't ask for your name and so all responses are confidential. The survey will close at midnight on 14 January 2018.

All your responses will be used to finalise our plan, which will be published later in January 2018. If you have any questions, please email 




Spatial Framework 

Revised spatial framework timetable to go before leaders next week

REVISED plans for the timetable of the publication and consultation on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) will go before Leaders at next week’s Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) meeting.

Leaders agreed at June’s GMCA meeting that the Spatial Framework consultation would be delayed to make sure that it uses the most-up-to-date figures. This came after official population estimates showed slower projected growth in Greater Manchester’s population. This could mean there will be lower household growth projections when the figures are released in September 2018.

Greater Manchester Leaders will be presented with a report on the GMSF timetable at the next GMCA meeting on July 27. This will outline plans for the draft GMSF to be reported to the October GMCA meeting for approval before a 12-week consultation period.

After this consultation, further work will take place on the plan before a new draft goes before the GMCA for approval and another consultation period takes place next year. This plan will then be approved by the Combined Authority for submission to the Secretary of State for Housing Communities and Local Government towards the end of 2019 or start of 2020.

CCTV of thieves stealing a vehicle without the key by using a relay box.

This is the shocking moment thieves steal a vehicle without the key by using a relay box. West Midlands Police have released what is believed, the first footage of a 'relay crime' where criminals can drive off with cars without the owner's keys.

Review of Urgent Care in Tameside and Glossop


The importance of freeing up A&E to care for the sickest people, including older people is at the centre of our plans.  We have introduced A&E Streaming in line with National policy and our consultation includes our plan to deliver the mandated Urgent Treatment Centre that will provide additional access to urgent diagnostics. Click text to read full details or you can read the attached booklet...


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Friends of Hurst Cemetery

Lee Price; 

'Friends of Hurst Cemetery' is a community group born of a local initiative committed to the cleaning up and renovation of Hurst Cemetery, Ashton-under-Lyne. Hurst Cemetery is the worst-kept of all Tameside's 7 cemeteries; it looks shabby, run-down and neglected. We want to change that and make a difference to its appearance.

The group is open to anyone who wishes to make a contribution to this effort and play a part in achieving this shared aim. 

We want to have a pleasant, attractive-looking place of rest for our loved ones who lie in Hurst Cemetery so that we can commemorate them with pride.

Please note: This is a friendly group. We all have the same intentions. There is no place for racism, bullying, political arguments, intimidation or ill-feeling of any kind. 

Any inappropriate comments will be deleted by Admin. 

This is NOT the place to lambaste Tameside Council, or vilify any of our local Councillors or Ashton's MP. We are where we are and here to work together. 

Any attacks or abuse directed towards other members of the wider community group will also be treated with zero-tolerance. People of all faiths and none have relatives in Hurst Cemetery and have the right to be involved and put their views forward. 

Anyone who flouts the rules, will be given the benefit of the doubt ONCE. Repeat offenders WILL be blocked from the Facebook group and will then be unwelcome to join the rest of the team during any days of 'hands-on action' at the Cemetery. 

Let's keep it friendly, remembering the final vision: A better-looking, well-kept cemetery for our loved ones that we can be proud of. 

Thank you