A few keen cyclists who live in and around Monton are trying to put together a social ride for all road cyclists in October (date to be confirmed) with the intention of possibly forming a cycling club at some point. If this interests you please head over to the forum and drop a message on the board or drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
CAN YOU HELP - Monton Village Community Association are having their big winter clean up of the beds on Monton Green. This Summer has been as good growing time so there is lots of cutting, digging and weeding to do to prepare the beds for winter
CAN YOU SPARE SOME TIME - on Sunday 12th, 19th or 26th October between 9.30 and 12.00? Any time you can offer will be gratefully received. Contact Florence McCarthy at email
Shackleton Park playground is the only children's playground serving the village of Monton. Monton Village Community Association are trying to raise funding for additional equipment as well as seating, planting and waste bins to the surrounding park.
Come along to to view the proposals on Saturday 11th October at Monton Unitarian Church Hall 11.00 am to 2.00pm . Your opinions and feedback will be invaluable in helping MVCA to shape the playground and surrounding park.
Barton Moss Community Energy.
A public meeting regarding renewable engery on Barton Moss. (Wind Turbines, Hydro project's & Solor Panels) willl take place on Monday 29th September 2014 at 7pm -9pm.
Community Room 2, Eccles Gateway. 28 Barton Road. M30 0TU.
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Friends of Eccles Station publish a regular newsletter containing a news section, travel tip of the month, bargain fares, articles book reviews and a train/walking trip which are very clearly directed, interesting and informative.
Click for full newsletter ES News September 2014
Finnegans Fresh Fish and Veg on Monton Road has now changed owners and will be called Oscars Fish. They will continue to stock a wide range of fresh fish and shell fish to suit every taste as well as barn reared poultry. Add to that some of their lovely fresh veg or herbs and spices and you will have a perfect meal.
Call in and get something tasty for your tea and SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SHOPS
As part of the Bridgewater Canal in Salford project we are looking to involve local people in the monitoring and evaluation that we will be undertaking throughout the lifetime of the programme. One way people can do this is to volunteer to be part of our survey team. We’ll be carrying out surveys and evaluations along the canal over the next 3 years and we’d really like local volunteers to be a part of that. Getting involved will provide a great opportunity for people to get experience of survey work and use their interpersonal skills. In addition there will also be opportunities for those who have a particular interest in data inputting and analysis to gain experience in those areas.
Motorists who drive into Salford bus lanes are being warned that the city plans to fall into line with other Greater Manchester councils and take action to keep them free of cars. Bus lane enforcement will switch from Greater Manchester police to Salford City Council from Monday August 25 to help keep public transport flowing more freely.
Monton has had it's very own poem about it and how it it up and coming written by Jenny Berry Bespoke Poetry. Jenny told MVCA that she is a local poet specialising in observational humour. She loves to watch how people interact and begun writing from 15, some of her funniest have been sneakily written bored to tears in admin roles!!! If you are interested in knowing more about Jenny and her work you can email her firstname.lastname@example.org
A new venture for Monton opened at 195 Monton Road on Tuesday 5th August at 10am. Art & Craft House will become a hub for local crafters and artists. The shop is selling on trend supplies and materials to suit the professional, student, hobbiest and creative minded and also features the hand crafted work of owner Pam Pickard, known locally from her Moroccan Dreams craft stall.
The footpaths along the A580 East Lancashire Road between Newearth Road and Walkden Road (Manchester bound only) will be closed for a total of 3 months for safety reasons and to allow for future works.
Mark Greenhalgh, the First XV Captain, Ladies XV Coach, Webmaster, Committee Member and general helper at Eccles Rugby Football Club would like to introduce himself and the club to the wider Community. Hopefully, this will bring forward more sponsors and volunteers.
Mark writes that despite being in the area since 1897 (on Gorton Street, M30 7LZ, since 1948), you may not know much about Eccles RFC. We like to think of ourselves as more than a normal rugby club. We believe in providing sport and facilities to our community, and being as inclusive as possible.