RingGo No No: Parking Scheme Paused: Ashton Review of Shops Extra

Tameside MBC pauses controversial parking scheme in Ashton-under-Lyne After a miserable Christmas for Ashton’s shopkeepers, a controversial parking scheme has been paused by Tameside MBC. From the 07 January 2019 at 2pm, the smartphone and text message based RingGo service was suspended. It has been criticised for alienating, mainly elderly drivers, who prefer to pay…

Retail Comings and Goings in Tameside, December 2018: The Ashton Review of Shops

This month’s window on the shop windows Parking peeves put paid to takings and footfall in Ashton; Tameside’s Christmas countdown; Plus all the usual retail movements, with a holly leaf on top Stamford Street’s state-of-the-art parking peeves Dominating the local headlines over the last month is Tameside MBC’s state-of-the-art parking system in Ashton-under-Lyne. Since the…

Retail Comings and Goings in Tameside, November 2018: The Ashton Review of Shops

This month’s window on the shop windows Crawshaw Group administration sees closure of Ashton-under-Lyne and Hyde stores; Magpie’s Nest scoops Tameside Retailer of the Year award; Ex-Mettricks employee takes over Stalybridge butcher’s shop; Plus all the usual retail movements, as you would expect. Crawshaw Group enters administration In the last week we have heard about…

Retail Comings and Goings in Tameside, October 2018: The Ashton Review of Shops

This October’s window on the shop windows Have your say on the future of Stalybridge town centre; Dukinfield’s Morrisons store refurbished and reopened; Poundstretcher to take on Poundworld Plus unit; All the usual comings and goings in the Tameside area. Whilst Brexit and dancing Prime Ministers have dominated the news agenda, it has been all…

Why Redrock Stockport Deserves Its Carbuncle Cup Award

It may look great inside but the complex gives a poor outward approach to a great Cheshire town Before I start my architectural pontifications/criticism/rant, I shall own up to one thing: I have never been to Stockport’s Redrock complex. I have passed it on numerous occasions by train, by coach, and on the 330 bus…

Farewell to Chris’s Café: The Ashton Review of Shops Extra

Chris and Costa leave Ashton-under-Lyne after nearly 40 years After 39 years of trading, Chris’s Café closed its door on the 04 August 2018. Situated on Bow Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, the café was a popular haunt with many shoppers. Its position opposite the open market was good for passing trade.

Retail Comings and Goings in Tameside, August 2018: The Ashton Review of Shops

August’s window on the shop windows Bridge Beers’ Summertime Success; Poundworld’s demise confirmed; All the usual comings and goings in the Tameside area. What will the previous month be remembered for in future years? England reaching the Semi Finals of the World Cup? The moorland fires which affected half of Tameside’s residents? The warm weather?…