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Bulky Residential Refuse?


Have it collected for free!

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Sofas, fridges, broken washing machines, as well as mattresses, etc - MCR City Council will collect any bulky items free of charge from your doorstep.

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Call

 

0161

954 9000

 

to arrange your collection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resident of The Year

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Terry Gorman, one of our most active residents, was recently awarded the title of “Resident of the Year” for 2007.

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Despite being in his sixties, Terry is always on the forefront of environmental improvements on Dam Head estate and doesn't mind getting his hands dirty.

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Over the years, Terry has helped with many project, which include the planting of trees in Dam Head Park, creating flower beds and helping with most of our events and  numerous other projects.

 


Older People's Play Area

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For the past two years, residents of Dam Head have been looking to create some leisure facilities for the elderly.

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Then, one day, Peggy our treasurer, saw an article in a newspaper about some exercise equipment for the elderly, which had been installed in Germany.

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This having been the inspiration the ball got rolling and 5 months on, with the help of Manchester Leisure & Northwards Housing, who funded the project, we can now announce the grand opening of our very own "Older People's Play Area" in Dam Head Park.

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The 'Exerscape' equipment consists of:

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1) The Massage (Upper Body Exercise)

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2) The Skate (Trains Leg Muscles)

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3) The Ski (Trains Hips)

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4) The Press (Trains Stomach & Legs)

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5) And Two Stations:

  • Standing Push Ups - which enhances:

  1. Upper Body Strength

  2. Chest

  3. Shoulders and Upper  Arms

  • Leg Pedalling - which enhances:

  1. Lower Body

  2. and provides a warm-up. (a gradual warming of the muscle to reduce risk of strain)
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Parts of these stations are accessible to wheel chair users.

Never too old to Play

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Dam Head RA & The Friends of Dam Head Park would love to invite to the opening ceremony of the Older People's Play Area

 

on Wed., 30th January 2008

from 11:30am

in Dam Head Park

Whitemoss Road, Manchester

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The exercise equipment will be officially opened by Northwards Housing’s Chief Executive Mr Robin Lawler and one of our older residents.

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Some light and healthy refreshment will be provided. Tell your friends and neighbours.  We would love to see you all on the day.

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A big "Thank You" goes to our volunteers, Northwards Housing and everyone who helped to make this possible.

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We will shortly bring you photographs and the story from the opening ceremony.

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Dry Feet - at last...

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After successfully applying for a grant from the Manchester city council's CASH grant scheme, The Friends of Dam Head Park, with the help of Manchester Leisure's Bill Eastwood, were able to have two hard-surfaced footpaths built in Dam Head Park.

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                     Before                                           After

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We have waited years to be able to get this project under way, as the park is a major short cut for local residents to Rochdale Road and the public transport amenities.  The soil, being very clay rich is often water logged and creates a surface which is very difficult to walk on.

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This project is just one of many we had planned for Dam Head Park. In the future, we would like to create a 6-12 year old play area, in the form of an adventure play ground, and also improve the existing football pitch.

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Last updated: 19th January 2007.