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Save West Didsbury Says "No" To Parking Scheme

Monday 11th April 2011

A newly-formed West Didsbury action group is calling on Manchester City Council to abandon its plans for a residents’ car parking scheme in the area. Save West Didsbury is warning that the proposed scheme would damage the success and vibrancy of... continue reading


Didsbury Dinners - Low-Carbon Community Cookbook Launch

Sunday 10th April 2011

Please join us at The Albert Club on Sunday 17 April for the launch of an exciting new cookbook. Didsbury Dinners: The Low-Carbon Community Cookbook aims to get us all thinking creatively about food sustainability. All proceeds from the sale o... continue reading


West Didsbury Resident Parking Proposals

Thursday 7th April 2011

After a long campaign by a group of West Didsbury residents, Manchester City Council is currently undertaking a consultation entitled "Environmental Improvement and Residents Parking Scheme Proposals". If the proposals get the go ahead they wi... continue reading


Dates for your 2011 Didsbury Summer Diary

Wednesday 6th April 2011

There is going to be loads to get up to this summer in Didsbury and with fingers crossed that the weather is going to be nice, here are a few dates you may want to stick in your diary for the next few months in Didsbury: Didsbury Festival 2011... continue reading


The Airyfairy Cake Boutique is now open!

Monday 4th April 2011

Located on School Lane, the Airyfairy Cake Boutique is now open! After weeks of making sure the place looks exactly how the Chief Airyfairy imagined, the Boutique is now serving beautiful cupcakes, layer cakes, loaf cakes, brownies, cake pops and... continue reading


Bond Fashion Burton Road is 4 Years Old

Sunday 3rd April 2011

On Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd April Bond Fashion's West Didsbury Branch will be celebrating it's 4th birthday. Why not come and join us for a glass of prosecco and cake to celebrate! Customers who spend over £25 on the day will receive a fre... continue reading


Help, Appear At Or Host Didsbury Arts Festival

Friday 1st April 2011

Didsbury Arts Festival 2011 will take place 24 September to 1 October Want to be part of this community arts festival – participate, volunteer, sponsor an event? Film and visual arts events, including the Festival Gallery, Music, comedy, danc... continue reading


Watts Family of Didsbury Talk

Friday 1st April 2011

Didsbury Civic Society talk "Abney Hall and the Watts family of Didsbury" A talk by Christine Hession (Abney Hall & Cheadle Historian) takes place at 7.30pm Saturday, 2nd April at Emmanuel Lower Hall (behind Church on Barlow Moor Road) T... continue reading


Didsbury Arts Festival Competition

Friday 1st April 2011

Film competition a first for Didsbury Arts Festival 2011 opens on 4th April. Didsbury Arts Festival has announced an exciting, new addition to its 2011 programme with plans for its first ever short film competition. The event, intended as a... continue reading


Manchester Neighbours' Day May 2011

Friday 1st April 2011

Friday 27 May 2011 is Manchester Neighbours' Day. The aim is to strengthen local communities by encouraging groups of neighbours to meet and get to know each other better, by arranging street parties, environmental projects, fun days or any small ... continue reading


Metrolink Construction Photos

Friday 1st April 2011

Taken March 2011, these photographs show all areas of construction between Palatine Road and School Lane on the Chorlton and Didsbury Metrolink Extension. You can also view our Metrolink page for more information. [nggallery id=15] Thank... continue reading


Didsbury Twinned with Didsbury

Friday 1st April 2011

In a cruel twist of EU red tape, Didsbury has been twinned with itself. The announcement made today by Manchester City Council confirms that from June 2011 procedures will be put in place to make the twinning public, including updating all 'Welcome t... continue reading


Therapy at Sanctuary Bar

Thursday 31st March 2011

Sanctuary Bar in Didsbury are launching a new Thursday night which runs from 7 until midnight every week. "Want a more exciting thursday evening?! Well come on down to the Sanctuary for the launch of our new thursday evenings! This new nigh... continue reading


Harriet and Dee Do Mother's Day

Tuesday 29th March 2011

Mother's Day is this Sunday and Harriet and Dee is open all weekend. There are all sorts of lovely treasures that will make a special lady feel truely appreciated, whether it's a new charm for a Pandora Bracelet, a beautiful scented candle or ... continue reading


Mothers Day Gifts at Funk Boutique

Saturday 26th March 2011

Mothers Day Gifts and Ideas Funk Boutique on School Lane have some great Mothers Day gifts if you're still looking for that certain something to hand over to your mother on 3rd April. Special Offer - discount voucher (upto £20 off next ... continue reading


Mothers Day 3rd April 2011

Friday 25th March 2011

Mothers Day this year falls on 3rd April. If you haven't yet made plans to say thanks to your mother for all the wonderful things she's done for you over the years then here is your chance. A collection of special mothers day options for you to consi... continue reading


Talk Trees, Bees and Waterwheels with Didsbury Civic Society

Tuesday 22nd March 2011

The Greening and Growing Team of Didsbury Civic Society invite you to an afternoon meeting at Emmanual Church, Barlow Moor Road Saturday 26 March 2.00 – 4.00pm Presentations on: Green Elecricity The proposed Archimedean Screw Hydro Elect... continue reading


Lapwing Lane Edwardian Shop Canopy Meeting

Tuesday 22nd March 2011

Meeting Thursday 24th March @ 7pm The metal, glass, and now in some cases plastic canopy that shades the shop entrances on Lapwing Lane has deteriorated greatly in the last 20 years and is now of concern to the Didsbury Civic Society. The c... continue reading


Barlow Moor Road Closed March 2011

Saturday 19th March 2011

So Barlow Moor Road doesn't do very well when it comes to being open to traffic. First the now infamous Didsbury Hole, then the Didsbury Hole returned and now roadworks around the main junction in Didsbury Village. Although Barlow Moor Road is... continue reading


Connect With Your Favourite Local Businesses

Thursday 17th March 2011

When we launched our local business profiles earlier this month, we promised regular updates and new functionality and we weren't kidding. We've just updated the site to allow anyone who has signed up for a free Fetch account to connect to local b... continue reading


Wine Tasting, Latin Food & Salsa Demo At The Northern

Tuesday 15th March 2011

The Northern will be hosting a night of wine, latin food and salsa dancing on 16th April from 7.30pm. The event will begin with South American wine tasting, followed by a latin food tasting plate from Latin Kitch and then a change to watch a salsa... continue reading


Bond Didsbury Village First Birthday Party

Tuesday 15th March 2011

This Saturday Bond Didsbury Village are having a party to celebrate their first birthday! "We'd be delighted if you could join us for a glass of prosecco and a cupcake. We also have gorgeous scarves worth £15 to give away on the day to any... continue reading


Volunteers Sought for Didsbury Open Gardens 2011

Tuesday 15th March 2011

Didsbury Open Gardens 2011 takes place on Sunday June 12th. It's an event run by volunteers to rain money for St Ann's Hospice and various other charities and to has raised more than £20,000. The target for 2011 is to reach the £25,000 total... continue reading


St. Patrick's Day Tasting At The Didsbury

Monday 14th March 2011

St Patrick’s Day Taster Evenings at The Didsbury Sunday 13th - Tuesday 15th & Thursday 17th March To celebrate St. Patrick, Ireland’s beloved patron saint, head to The Didsbury for a special celebration of Irish food and drink. They’ve cr... continue reading


Metrolink – a step too far for the Trans-Pennine Trail

Monday 14th March 2011

Manchester Friends of the Earth is calling on the Greater Manchester Integrated Transport Authority (GMITA) to stop Metrolink installing a series of steps into the Trans-Pennine Trail (TPT) which would create a major barrier to local people and visit... continue reading


Oxfam Chain Gang Celebrates International Women's Day Centenary!

Tuesday 8th March 2011

When? 2pm, Saturday 12 March 2011 Where? Oxfam shop, Wilmslow Road, Didsbury What? Oxfam volunteers chain themselves to railings outside the shop to commemorate suffragettes’ struggle on International Women's Day. Women dressed in suffrage... continue reading


Didsbury Business Profiles. Free.

Tuesday 8th March 2011

We've wanted to do this for a long time and behind the scenes we’ve been working hard to bring Didsbury businesses free quality business profiles and Didsbury residents a better way of searching for the products and services they want in and arou... continue reading


Get 'Crafty' at The Classroom on School Lane

Monday 7th March 2011

Ever wanted to channel your inner craftiness? Inspired by Channel 4's Homemade Home but don't know where to start? Then 'The Classroom on School Lane' is the place for you. Opening in April, The Classroom on School Lane is already taking bookings ... continue reading


Latin Kitchen Special Offer

Monday 7th March 2011

Latin Kitchen are offering the readers of Fetch Didsbury an incredible 25% discount. That's everything on the menu discounted by 25% until 16th April 2011. Latin Kitchen are a local independent which started as the idea of Columbian Jaime Andr... continue reading


Squatters Occupy RBS West Didsbury Flat

Monday 7th March 2011

Squatters have moved into the flat above The Royal Bank of Scotland in West Didsbury and hung banners between it's windows to protest against the bonuses RBS recently paid out to banker employees. The Squatters put their banners on show over the w... continue reading


Totally DAF About Arts

Sunday 6th March 2011

Didsbury Arts Festival 2011 will take place 24th September to 1st October 2011 Want to be part of this community arts festival– participate, volunteer, sponsor an event? Want to host an event at your venue? We welcome new works and artis... continue reading


The Didsbury Cask Ale Festival

Sunday 6th March 2011

On now and until 29th March, The Didsbury are taking part in the 6 week Chef and Brewer Cask Ale Festival. "The quality and range of cask ale in British pubs has never been better and it provides a wealth of flavours for all palates. If you've... continue reading


Chorlton Arts Festival Receives Record Submissions For 2011

Sunday 6th March 2011

Chorlton Arts Festival has received a record number of submissions from the community this year, with in excess of 200 applications sent in by the deadline in January. Organisers are delighted about the continued popularity of the event, now e... continue reading


Win a Vintage themed Engagement Photo shoot

Sunday 27th February 2011

Update: You can now see the outcome of the competition. Vintage Sweethearts Reunited by Cupid Just got engaged? Congratulations! Now, how would you like a vintage style engagement photo shoot with all the trimmings worth £700 completely FREE of c... continue reading


Oxfam Didsbury - World Book Day

Friday 25th February 2011

Saturday 5 March Oxfam in Didsbury will celebrate World Book Day by giving away almost 100 free books on Saturday 5 March. Customers at the charity bookshop will have the opportunity to take home brand new copies of Carol Ann Duffy’s accl... continue reading


Rhubarb appoints Bryn Evans as Head chef

Friday 25th February 2011

Rhubarb, a well respected West Didsbury Restaurant, has appointed Michelin trained Bryn Evans as head chef. Bryn will be bringing his own unique style of Modern British cuisine with a re-launch of the menu this week. Mark Ramsden, chef- p... continue reading


Re-Surfacing of Burton Road West Didsbury

Friday 25th February 2011

Manchester City Council have been in touch to ask us to let you all know about 4 days of West Didsbury disruption... Update: The dates have been moved to 26th / 27th February and 5th / 6th March. The affected part of Burton Road (according to ... continue reading


Westcroft Community Project Coffee Morning

Wednesday 23rd February 2011

Thursday 24th February 10am to 12.30pm We invite you to join us for free team coffee and socialising, plus find out about the exciting products and services provided to you at no charge by ourselves and our partners. Free refreshments Me... continue reading


Heaven Spa Offer

Wednesday 23rd February 2011

For today only, Wednesday 23rd February you can buy vouchers to get a fish pedicure (usually £23) at Heaven Spa on Lapwing Lane Didsbury for only £10, with a glass of wine. "Having fish nibbling at your toes might not sound like the heig... continue reading


Paupers Wood Coppicing and Greenwood Craft

Friday 18th February 2011

Paupers Wood, West Didsbury, Manchester A day of coppicing & greenwood craft for beginners Sunday 13th March 10am to 4pm This is a hands-on course teaching the basi... continue reading


Teaching and Meditations Class

Wednesday 16th February 2011

Update: These dates are no longer accurate Teaching and meditations on methods we can use in our daily life to find inner peace. Everyone Welcome. £6 (£4 concession.) Where: Parrswood High School-Main Entrance When: Thursday 17th February 20... continue reading


Funk Boutique Sale

Wednesday 16th February 2011

Funk Boutique on School Lane are holding a 50% and 75% off Designer Jewellery Sale, with some items as little as £5! Jewellery from: In All Her Finery Tatty Divine Made In Manchester Rosie Fox One Button Lizbeth Dahl Satin Glove... continue reading


Quiz Night at The Northern

Wednesday 16th February 2011

There is a quiz night this friday, 18th February at The Northern on Palatine Road, West Didsbury. It's £1 per person to enter and starts at 8.30pm. There will be drink promotions and food available. Prizes are drinks vouchers. The Northern Palat... continue reading


Jude's Cakery Bakery Competition

Wednesday 16th February 2011

Jude's Cakery Bakery is a Didsbury based bakery offering bespoke Wedding/Christening/Birthday cakes and cupcakes. Jude's Cakery Bakery is running a competition to win a dozen cupcakes. Just like her Facebook page and when the target of 350 fan... continue reading


Half Term Activities February

Wednesday 16th February 2011

In the February Half Term, Manchester City will be bring 'City in the Community' to Fog Lane park Monday to Friday. The activity is free of charge, open to 8-16 year olds and takes place between 12.30 and 2pm daily from 21st to 25th Feb 2011. Y... continue reading


Pet Microchipping Offer

Wednesday 16th February 2011

£25 or £18 (with dog wash or groom) when you quote Fetch Didsbury before 31st March 2011. Each year, 300,000 animals go missing in the UK. Microchipping is the most effective way of identifying a lost pet. If the animal is not chipped and does... continue reading


Wing Chun Classes

Wednesday 16th February 2011

Wing Chun - A Southern Chinese Combat Art. - 'Born out of tradition, shaped by real life.' Classes: Studio 25, 25 Church Street, Manchester City Centre M4 1PE / Tue & Thu - 6.30pm to 8pm One 2 One: f2k gym, 3 School Lane, Manchester, Didsbury... continue reading


Indoor Boot Camp. Circuit class. Personal Training.

Wednesday 16th February 2011

South Manchester's fitness challenge is here - The Elite Boot Camp! Have fun, get fitter, feel great. Boot camps are total body workouts which boost your metabolism to tone & tighten up, zap the beer-belly, or drop a dress size. You’ll incr... continue reading


West Didsbury Street Market

Friday 11th February 2011

West Didsbury Street Market is currently not taking place Didsbury Food Market is dead. Long live the West Didsbury Street Market! Didsbury Food Market only lasted a couple of months before it was closed down due to complaints from local bu... continue reading


Oxfam Fun Day - Bands And Musicians Wanted

Friday 11th February 2011

Oxfam Didsbury would love to have some bands (girls or boys!) for 30th April for a fun day. There will be craft stalls, kids games, face painting, cupcakes, homemade lemonade and more! Would need to be an acoustic set and it will be similar to th... continue reading