Useful Didsbury Numbers and Contacts

Useful Didsbury Numbers and Contacts

Sometimes you just need one central place to find that number or email address - and we hope that this guide can be it. We'll be updating it regularly, so do keep checking back - and if you can spot any glaring omissions, do let us know. You can send information to helen@didsburylife.com or you can contact us on Twitter @didsburylife...

DIDBURY LIFE RECOMMENDS...

Sometimes you just need someone who comes by word of mouth recommendation. We have either worked closely with, or used, the following people/companies - and so from a personal point of view we have no hesitation in recommending. HOWEVER, please remember that these are personal recommendations and therefore we can take no responsibility further than that. As ever, we'd advise getting a number of quotes etc.

DESIGN - website design, graphic design (inc business cards, flyers, menus, brochures etc) - US! http://www.wearelife.co.uk - 0161 445 7759

PAVINGS, FLAGGING & DRIVEWAYS - Tim Blacklock - Didsbury Driveways - http://www.didsburydriveways.co.uk - 0161 300 7813 / 07501 212728

LEGAL ADVICE - Ruth Sutton - http://www.ruth-sutton.co.uk - 0161 283 2077 (West Didsbury based)

TILING SERVICES - Paul Jones - 07914 692617

SHOP SIGNAGE & DECORATING/DESIGN SERVICES - Gregg Johnson, Cactus Design - 07961835021

INDEPENDENT LETTINGS AGENT - Montrose Properties, Lapwing Lane, West Didsbury - http://www.didsburylife.com/profile/20/montrose-properties.html

WINDOW CLEANER & GUTTER CLEARING - Ben Nixon - Didsbury Window Cleaning Services - ben@didsburywindows.com - 07936 884 644

MOBILE CAR VALETING - iWash Didsbury - 07538 133 381

PLUMBING SERVICES & GAS ENGINEER - Mark Roberts - Monkey Wrench Plumbing Services - http://www.monkeywrenchps.co.uk (Gas Safety Certified) - 07841 697850

PAINTER & DECORATOR - Alan Stuart - The Traditional Decorator - http://www.traditionaldecorator.co.uk - 07940 557 515 || Ian Ball Decorating Services - http://www.didsburylife.com/profile/1494/ian-ball-decorating-services.html

CURTAINS/BLINDS FITTINGS - Mark Webster - The Curtain Fitters - http://www.thecurtainfitters.com 07973 345 477

GARAGE MECHANIC - The Bridge Motor Company, West Didsbury - 0161 445 1380

BUILDING RENOVATIONS/INTERIOR DESIGN - Sian Astley - http://moregeous.wordpress.com/moregeous-design-interiors - sian@sianastley.com

PC REPAIRS - Paul Derbyshire - Alpha PC Didsbury - http://alphapc.co.uk - 0161 713 2084

LANDSCAPE DESIGN - Liz Ackerley - Poppyhead Consultancy - http://www.poppyheadconsultancy.com 07941 035298 and Nick Walker - Garden Escapes, Didsbury - 07970 942320

DOMESTIC ELECTRICIAN - Andrew Maunsell (Chorlton based) - 07729 241860

DOMESTIC CLEANER - Didsbury Dusters - http://www.didsburylife.com/profile/1585/didsbury-dusters.html - 07713 896665

DIDSBURY HANDY MAN - Dave Yewdall - http://www.didsburylife.com/profile/1589/didsbury-handyman-services.html - 07818 254421

MOBILE BICYCLE REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE - Velojaune - 07725 703745 - http://www.didsburylife.com/profile/1614/velojaune-cycle-repair-service.html

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BIN COLLECTION DATES

To find out the dates of the various bin collections in & around Didsbury, simply pop in your postcode, using this link to the MCC website - http://www.manchester.gov.uk/bincollections

DIDSBURY LOCAL COUNCILLORS & MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT *Where mobile numbers are listed, councillors have given express permission for them to be listed. All can be found on MCC website.

DAVID ELLISON - Didsbury West Ward - LABOUR - cllr.d.ellison@manchester.gov.uk
Surgery - 4th Saturday of every month, except August at Didsbury Library 11.30am - 12.30pm
Town Hall Contact Number - 0161 234 3235

ANDREW FENDER - Old Moat Ward - LABOUR - cllr.a.fender@manchester.gov.uk
Surgeries attended by the ward's three Councillors on a rota basis - Every Monday (except Bank Holidays) 7.30pm - 9.00pm at Withington Adult Learning Centre, 24a Burton Road || 2nd Saturday of every month 11.00am to 12.00pm at Withington Library
Town Hall Contact Number - 0161 234 3235

JOHN LEECH - Didsbury West - LIBERAL DEMOCRAT - cllr.j.leech@manchester.gov.uk
Surgeries Every Saturday except Bank Holidays 9.00am - 10.00am Didsbury Library || Every 2nd Monday except Bank Holidays 6.15pm - 7.15pm The Old Parsonage, Stenner Lane Town Hall Contact Number - 0161 234 3235

JOANNA MIDGELEY - Chorlton Park Ward - LABOUR - cllr.j.midgley@manchester.gov.uk
Surgeries attended by Cllr Hyde & Cllr Midgeley on a rotational basis - Every Saturday from 9.30am - 10.30am (excluding Bank Holiday weekends) at Barlow Moor Community Centre || 2nd Saturday of every month except Bank Holidays 11.00am - 12 at Buckthorn House, Buckthorn Close, Chorlton
Town Hall Contact Number - 0161 234 3235
Mobile - 07795 635059

REBECCA MOORE - Withington - LABOUR - cllr.r.moore@manchester.gov.uk
Surgeries attended by the ward's three Councillors on a rota basis -1st and 3rd Saturday of the month - 11.00am to 12.00pm, Michael's Cafe, Mauldeth Rd || 2nd Saturday of the month - 11.00am to 12.00pm, St Cuthbert RC Church, 3 Palatine Road, Withington, M20 3LH || 4th Saturday of the month - 11.00am to 12.00pm, Withington Library, 410 Wilmslow Road, Withington, M20 3BN
Town Hall Contact Number - 0161 234 3235

CHRIS PAUL - Withington Ward - LABOUR - cllr.c.paul@manchester.gov.uk
Surgeries attended by the ward's three Councillors on a rota basis -1st and 3rd Saturday of the month - 11.00am to 12.00pm, Michael's Cafe, Mauldeth Rd || 2nd Saturday of the month - 11.00am to 12.00pm, St Cuthbert RC Church, 3 Palatine Road, Withington, M20 3LH || 4th Saturday of the month - 11.00am to 12.00pm, Withington Library, 410 Wilmslow Road, Withington, M20 3BN
Town Hall Contact Number - 0161 234 3235

DAVID RAWSON - Chorlton Park - LABOUR -
Surgeries attended on a rotational basis - Every Saturday from 9.30am - 10.30am (excluding Bank Holiday weekends) at Barlow Moor Community Centre || 2nd Saturday of every month except Bank Holidays 11.00am - 12 at Buckthorn House, Buckthorn Close, Chorlton
Town Hall Contact Number - 0161 234 3235


SUZANNAH REEVES - Old Moat Ward - LABOUR - cllr.s.reeves@manchester.gov.uk
Surgeries attended by the ward's three Councillors on a rota basis - 1st Friday of every month 4.00pm - 5.00pm at Withington Adult Learning Centre, 24a Burton Road || 1st Friday of every month 4.00pm - 5.00pm at Old Moat Children's Sure Start Centre || 2nd Saturday of every month 11.00am to 12.00pm at Withington Library
Town Hall Contact Number - 0161 234 3235

MANDIE SHILTON GODWIN - Chorlton Park - LABOUR - cllr.m.shiltongodwin@manchester.gov.uk
Surgeries - attended by the three ward Councillors on a rotational basis - Every Saturday from 9.30am - 10.30am (excluding Bank Holiday weekends) at Barlow Moor Community Centre || 2nd Saturday of every month except Bank Holidays 11.00am - 12 at Buckthorn House, Buckthorn Close, Chorlton
Town Hall Contact Number - 0161 234 3235


ANDREW SIMCOCK - Didsbury East Ward - LABOUR - cllr.a.simcock@manchester.gov.uk
Surgery - 2nd Saturday of every month 11.30am - 12.30pm at Didsbury Library
Town Hall Contact Number - 0161 234 3235

KELLY SIMCOCK - Didsbury East Ward - LABOUR - cllr.k.simcock@manchester.gov.uk
Surgery - 2nd Saturday of every month 11.30am - 12.30pm at Didsbury Library
Town Hall Contact Number - 0161 234 3235

JOSIE TEUBLER - Didsbury West - LABOUR - cllr.j.teubler@manchester.gov.uk
Surgery - 1st Saturday of every month (excluding the month of August) 10.30am - 11.30am, Didsbury Library
Town Hall Contact Number - 0161 234 3235

JAMES WILSON - Didsbury East - LABOUR - cllr.j.wilson@manchester.gov.uk
Surgery - 1st Monday of the month 6.30pm to 7.30pm (excluding bank holidays), Christ Church URC , Parrs Wood Road, Didsbury M20 6EE
Town Hall Contact Number - 0161 234 3235
Mobile - 07852 215618

JEFF SMITH - LABOUR MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FOR MANCHESTER WITHINGTON - jeff.smith.mp@parliament.uk http://www.jeffsmith.org.uk

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DIDSBURY POLICE INFORMATION

Emergency number - 999

Non-emergency number & enquiries - 101

Police surgery at Didsbury Library - http://www.didsburylife.com/news/619/police-surgery-opens-in-didsbury-june-2012.html

Didsbury Police Station - 738-744, Wilmslow Rd, Manchester , M20 2DW - 0161 872 5050

Elizabeth Slinger Police Station - Elizabeth Rd, West Didsbury M20 2ES - 0161 872 5050

Didsbury East Local Neighbourhood Team - didsbury@gmp.police.uk - 0161 856 4973

Didsbury West Local Neighbourhood Team - didsbury@gmp.police.uk - 0161 856 4973

Didsbury Policing Info - http://www.gmp.police.uk/live/nhoodv3.nsf/community.html?ReadForm&Division=South%20Manchester&Area=Didsbury&Community=Didsbury%20West

You can also find Didsbury Police on Twitter - http://twitter.com/gmpdidsbury

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DIDBSURY RESIDENTS' ASSOCIATIONS

West Didsbury Residents' Association - http://www.westdidsbury.org.uk Contact via website - http://www.westdidsbury.org.uk/Contact%20us

Didsbury Village East Residents' Association - http://www.dvera.co.uk

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DIDBURY TAXI FIRMS

Didsbury Cars Private Hire - 725 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 6WF - 0161 4381001
Inmans - 208 Palatine Road, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 3UH - 0161 445 1551
Kingsway Cars - 11 Austin Drive, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 6EB - 0161 445 7777
New City Cars - 3 Queen St West, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 3BQ - 0161 4458881
Station Cars - 725 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, Manchester, Lancashire, M20 6WF - 0161 438 1001
Tripps Cars - 156 Barlow Moor Road, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2XQ - 0161 4343131
Manchester Cars - City Centre - 0161 228 3355

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DIDSBURY MISCELLANEOUS

Didsbury Library - 692 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, Manchester - 0161 445 3220
Didsbury Civic Society - contact via website admin@didsburycivicsociety.org.uk
Didsbury Good Neighbours - http://www.didsburygoodneighbours.com - contact via website http://www.didsburygoodneighbours.com/Contact-Us.html
Friends of Marie Louise Gardens - http://www.marielouisegardens.org.uk - contact via website http://www.marielouisegardens.org.uk/contact.html
Longley Lane Recycling Site Sharston - http://www.manchester.gov.uk/directory_record/37491/hwrc-longley_lane_sharston_tip - 0161 428 4963
Noise Problems/Enforcement - http://www.manchester.gov.uk/info/412/pollution_control-noise/2956/noise/1
Didsbury Metrolink Information - http://www.metrolink.co.uk/futuremetrolink/Pages/south-manchester-line.aspx
The Parsonage Trust - contact info@didsburyparsonagetrust.org.uk or call 0161 445 7661
Didsbury Arts Festival - http://www.didsburyartsfestival.org
The Albert Club, Northern Grove, West Didsbury - social events, bowling, tennis - http://www.thealbertclub.co.uk/- 0161 445 1056
The Northern Lawn Tennis Club - http://www.thenorthern.co.uk
Withington Civic Society - http://withingtoncivicsociety.org.uk
WITHINGTON BATHS & LEISURE CENTRE - since 15th June 2015, run by the Love Withington Baths group - 0161 445 1046 - http://www.lovewithingtonbaths.com - Monday - Friday 6.30am-9.30pm, Saturday - Sunday 9.00am-5.00pm.

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DIDSBURY PRIMARY SCHOOLS INFORMATION

Cavendish Primary School, West Didsbury - http://www.cavendish.manchester.sch.uk - 0161 234 2020 (Headteacher - Janet Marland)
Beaver Road Primary School, Didsbury - http://www.beaverroad.org.uk - 0161 445 9337 (Headteacher - David How)
Didsbury C of E School, Didsbury - http://www.didsbury-pri.manchester.sch.uk - 0161 445 7144 (Headteacher - Matt Whitehead)
Lancasterian School - West Didsbury - http://www.lancasterian.manchester.sch.uk - 0161 0123 (Executive Heateacher - David Calvert)
St Catherine's Primary School - Didsbury - http://www.st-catherines.manchester.sch.uk - 0161 445 6359 (Headteacher - Ms Chwastek)
Broad Oak Primary School - http://www.broadoak.manchester.sch.uk - 0161 445 6577 (Headteacher - Kevin Corteen)
West Didsbury C of E Primary School - http://www.westdidsburyceprimary.co.uk - 0161 445 7144 (Headteacher - Matt Whitehead) - to open September 2015)

DIDSBURY SECONDARY SCHOOLS INFORMATION

Parrs Wood High School, Didsbury - http://www.parrswood.manchester.sch.uk - 0161 438 2918 (Headteacher - Andrew Shakos)
The Barlow High School - http://www.thebarlowrchigh.co.uk - 0161 445 8053 (Headteacher - Clare McCarron)

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