Once again, Ramsbottom has featured in The Times best places to live article. I believe we have slipped a little, maybe two or three places as we’re currently 9th for the whole of the North West region. I think we were sixth last year.
You might be wondering how The Times comes up with their list of “Best Places”, well I was too, so I had a look into it. This is what they say:
“We use robust statistics, consider a wide range of factors, from jobs, schools and broadband speed to culture, community spirit and local shops, and combine it all with our expertise and insight.”
I think that’s a fair enough list of criteria to be judged against, I wonder if there was anything here that let us down or if they other places just got better since last year.
Here are this years North West Region best places to live for 2019:
- Kirkby Lonsdale
- Liverpool: Aigburth
- Manchester: Ancoats
- Manchester: Levenshulme
- West Kirby
There’s a few in there I’ve not heard of before, couldn’t point to them on a map at all. Quite interesting that Altrincham has slipped too, they were last years winners for our region.
One of the reasons we feature regularly in things such as The Times Best Places to live is due to our vibrant nightlife and foodie scene, one of the jewels in our crown is the heavily awarded Levanter, who on the 6th of April turned 5 years old! Congratulations and thank you to the whole team of Levanter for raising the bar.
Also, it’s our bricks & mortar 5th Birthday today! Thank you #TeamLevanter for all your hard work, & thank you to all our wonderful guests, from near & far, who’ve continued to dine with us, recommended us & supported us ❤️ pic.twitter.com/TUGRzNSwCy
— Levanter (@LevanterFoods) April 6, 2019
5:56 – Ramsbottom United News: ⚽
Ramsbottom United 4 – 0 Droylsden
If you’ve listened to the podcast before, you’ll certainly have heard me talk about Nic Evangelinos. Not only is he our highest goal scorer with 27 goals across all competitions but he scored all four goals in our last match against Droylsden on the 6th of April. It took just six minutes for us to get the first goal after Jamie Rainford won a penalty after being taken out in the area. The penalty was taken and scored by Nic. What could be the fastest ever hat trick for Ramsbottom (maybe?) Nic went on to score two more goals with the third being on just 11 minutes.
Ramsbottom had three penalties awarded in total. One which was saved by the keeper, but the other two taken by Nic were put away.
What a fantastic match to witness, hopefully you were able to get down.
There are now just three matches left in the league, with two of them being at home. A massive match will be our Away game to Radcliffe Borough who are currently sitting second in the league, a win there would surely secure our playoff position. As they are currently battling it out to be league winners, there’s no way they’re going to give us an easy ride.
One other thing of note, Ramsbottom United Captain Tom Kennedy has made the Evo-Stik West Team of Year! Congratulations Tom, very well deserved.
11:03 – Upcoming Events: 🗓️
If you want to check out what events are coming up in and around Ramsbottom take a look at the events page, here are some upcoming events from that list:
Check out the full events calendar for many upcoming Ramsbottom events, but here are some other great sources too:
If YOU have an event you would like to be included in a future podcast episode, get in touch.
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