Hattersley


Hattersley

Infobox UK place
official_name= Hattersley
country= England
region= North West England
population=
os_grid_reference= SJ982945
map_type= Greater Manchester
latitude= 53.4479
longitude= -2.0278
post_town= HYDE
postcode_area= SK
postcode_district= SK14
dial_code= 0161
constituency_westminster= Stalybridge and Hyde
metropolitan_borough= Tameside
metropolitan_county= Greater Manchester
static_

static_image_caption=A view over Hattersley, from Werneth Low

Hattersley is a residential area within the Metropolitan Borough of Tameside, in Greater Manchester, England. It is to the east of Hyde and the west of Mottram in Longdendale.

It is the site of an overspill estate originally built by Manchester City Council. [cite web | title=Hattersley History| work=Hattersley 2005| url=http://hattersley.org.uk/discover/history.htm | accessdate=2007-08-23]

Hattersley railway station is on the Glossop Line.

History

Construction of the estate

Between 1894 and 1936 Hattersley was a civil parish in the Tintwistle Rural District of the administrative county of Cheshire. In 1936 it was annexed to the municipal borough of Hyde but remained undeveloped. In the 1960s most of the area was purchased by Manchester city council in order to build a large "overspill estate". Another estate was built in nearby Gamesley. Both these estates are majorly council owned houses.

Renewal and privatisation

Hattersley is currently undergoing a period of regeneration coordinated by Hattersley Neighbourhood Partnership.
Manchester City Council transferred control of the majority of Hattersley's housing stock to Peak Valley Housing Association in 2006. This followed an earlier attempt to transfer to Harvest Housing Group which collapsed when it was identified that there was a £20 million gap in funding to refurbish the homes to new housing standards.

The successful transfer will bring a £40 million, seven-year improvement plan for existing housing. This is tied to a further estimated £140m investment to come from a private developer.

Selective demolition has already begun in the area to remove some of the obsolete housing leaving space for redevelopment and investment in education and public services. See [http://www.hattersley.org.uk] for more information.

One of the largest scale pieces of demolition undertaken in the area caused an uproar among residents, particularly older ones who had lived in the area for decades. These few residents were left in a large area of timber framed housing for over a year as the negotiations were ongoing on the rehousing options on offer.

In 2008 the Tameside Advertiser reported that the leader of Tameside Council, Roy Oldham claimed that a new Tesco supermarket would be built on part of a site earmarked for a new district centre, much to the uproar of many residents who are concerned about the traffic increases and road safety risks such as development may causecite web
title = Tameside Advertiser - Superstore Traffic 'danger' to kids
publisher = Tameside Advertiser
url = http://www.tamesideadvertiser.co.uk/news/s/1037452_superstore_traffic_danger_to_kids
date = 2008-02-20
author = Sue Carr
accessdate = 2008-04-01
] .

Notoriety

The Moors Murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley were living on the estate at the time of their arrest in 1965, and are known to have killed at least two of their victims there. It is worth noting that these crimes sickened the people of Hattersley and to this day still hang over the area. Even after more than 40 years, visitors to the area will often drive past the site of the house to see where it existed.

The crimes were committed at 16 Wardle Brook Avenue, a two-bedroom end of terrace council house. The house was later demolished as the local council could not find any tenants who were willing to live in it.

Culture and community

Hattersley also has its own monthly community newspaper, the "Hattersley & Mottram Community News", which is produced by local people.

Notable people

*Ricky Hatton The WBA Welterweight Champion boxer is Hattersley's most notable resident.
*Lisa Huo who was brought up in Hattersley was a contestant on "Big Brother 7"
*Shayne Ward was born in Hattersley and became the winner of "X Factor Series 2"

References


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