Gatley Newsround: Break-ins, post boxes and events

A very quick round up of the latest stuff going on in and around our fair village, curated from residents, news and media outlets and local organisations.

Burglary becoming an issue?

Gatley Break InsThere have been quite a few reports of break-ins and attempted break-ins around the village recently, mostly on the Gatley Facebook Group. They include:

  • Break in on Springfield Road
  • Attempted burglary on Windsor Avenue
  • Two burglaries on Kingsway
  • Burglary on Park Road
  • Burglary on Clifton Drive

That’s five burglaries and one attempted burglary since February. Keep doors and windows locked if you’re out, keep valuables out of plain sight and keys away from doors and windows. Protect your property, folks.

No postbox one year on

Stonepail Road PostboxIt’s been over a year since the postbox on on Stonepail Road was knocked over and it still hasn’t been replaced, meaning elderly residents, especially those residing at Guardian Lodge and Wellcroft, have to walk all the way to the post office opposite the Tatton or up to West Drive. Despite pressure from Graham Greenhalgh it still hasn’t been resolved and the Post Office don’t seem to be forthcoming with any information.

If this directly affects you (or not) you could try applying pressure to the Post Office yourself by complaining on 0345 611 2970 or complain online.

Gatley Festival event list updated

Book SculptureNew events have been added to Gatley Festival this year, including a Book Sculpture Workshop. Yes, you heard right. The two hour creative craft workshop is being run by local artist Fay Buchanan. Upcycle an old book into a fabulous work of art using simple folding techniques – you’ll never look at a book in the same way again! Full details:

Venue: Coffee Fix
Date: Tuesday 28th June
Time: 7-9pm
Cost: to be confirmed (around £8-£10)
Expressions of interest via

You can see all the events running throughout the Festival week here.

Incidentally, tickets are still available for Gatley Barn Dance – get yours here.

Love & Marriage Concert

Love & Marriage ConcertGatley Choir are hosting their summer concert at the Gatley United Reformed Church on Elm Road on Saturday 2nd July at 7:30pm.

The concert is based on the theme of “Love & Marriage”, including words and music inspired by the traditional marriage vows. And then, with tongue firmly in cheek, they see what happens when love goes wrong and Angelina sues Edwin for breach of promise of marriage in a concert version of Gilbert and Sullivan’s wickedly funny Trial by Jury!

Tickets are available now from choir members, by calling 0161 442 8525 or on the door. Price £7 (concessions £6)

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