4HTA in The Guardian!

Dear all,

Do take a look at the article on The Guardian website today, for a lovely mention of the Four Heatons Traders. The piece looks at how independent retailers are working together for mutual benefit.

National recognition of how we're getting it right in The Heatons!



PRESS RELEASE: Four Heatons Traders Association to float on the London Stock Exchange

The Four Heatons Traders Association is pleased to announce that it has applied to be listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM), a part of the London Stock Exchange. The move, the first of it’s kind for a local volunteer led organisation, is expected to raise around £72,000.

BNI In the Heatons

The BNI networking organisation are setting up a new group in the Heatons and Reddish area.

"Free School" - Open morning Saturday 29th March 10-12noon

Good afternoon everyone!


We are having an open morning on Saturday 29th March 10-12noon regarding our application to become a free school.  If you or someone you know might be interested, please come along smiley



Luci & Vijay

St James Junior School

Jobs With Training

The following e-mail is in circulation from Stockport Council:

Jobs with Training

Financial Support for Local Recruitment in Stockport

We are emailing to let you know about this new initiative which may be of interest.

As part of the Greater Manchester Commitment to Youth Employment, Stockport Council is pleased to announce the introduction of ‘Jobs with Training.’ This important initiative will financially support employers, to encourage recruitment of 18-24 year olds that are long-term unemployed and resident in Stockport.

‘Jobs with Training’ enables employers to access wage incentives totalling £5,275 after 6 months of employment of an eligible 18-24 year old. The young person should be working at least 30 hours per week, earning at least National Minimum Wage.

What Makes Bananas Fair?

Please see the attached poster for an event being held in the Heatons by the Stockport Fair Trade group.

Planning Application Consultation for Showman's Residential Site in Heaton Mersey

We are now in the consultation period of the planning application for a development of 17 permenant residential homes on a site off Vale Road in Heaton Mersey. 

All businesses and residents are invited to review the application and submit comments. This consultation period closes in early February. 

Sponsorship-not the usual request...

Hi all, The Brocklehursts family are trying to raise £2,000 for cancer research this year. My 6 year old son, Woody, came up with the fab idea that we should do loads of sports challenges as a family to raise money and rather than ask you to sponsor every event, we thought we'd ask people to sponsor the whole family once for everything. We are completing: A big run...... Woody and I are doing the Great Manchester run. A big walk.....

Cancer Research UK opens UK’s first drive-thru donation station in Stockport

CANCER Research UK opened the UK’s first ever charity drive-thru donation station in Stockport, making it even easier for the public to donate good quality items to sell in its high street shops.

The 2013 Heatons Christmas Festival


The Four Heatons Traders Asscoiation would like to wish all Heatonians and your family and friends a Very Merry Christmas and a Fabulous New Year!

2013 has been a great year for us, and that's down to the support we get from the local community. THANKYOU to all for shopping local and helping us to make the Heatons a better place to live work and prosper.

We've posted some images of the Heatons Christmas Festival on our facebook page - please take a look and Like & Share your favorites!

Enjoy the holiday season, and we look forward to seeing you all soon in 2014!

4HTA Chairman

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