Welcome to another episode of the podcast, last weekend it was Bonfire Night and in last weeks episode I listed several places over the weekend. Me and my son were able to get to the Cricket Club for the display which was cracking, another fantastic event on our local calendar. My son was very tired towards the end, so we left shortly after the fireworks had finished. I hope you managed to get to a display if you were planning on doing so.
New Tea Shop Opens in Holcombe
Another week and another new place to visit. This time in Holcombe, just opposite Hoysters Bar situated in Holcombe Mews. The building has previously been a bridal shop and most recently a children’s footwear shop.
The new tea shop is called Hollands at Holcombe and is being set up by Mother and Daughter team Ann and Shelley Holland’s. They are promising to offer a “Teastro” service (coming from a combination of Tearoom and Bistro) serving home cooked breakfasts, lunches, afternoon teas and homemade cakes.
I know me and the family will no doubt be nipping down the road to give it a try. I’m lucky I don’t generally put weight on otherwise since moving to Ramsbottom I’d be in real trouble with all these food venues opening.
Re-emergence of Country Club planning application
Only recently I’ve been talking about the planning application submission for The Grants Arms in Ramsbottom. It seems they’re a bit like buses in that no sooner than one application arrives, than another is close behind it. This time it’s another attempt at creating a Country Club in the Nuttall Lane/Whittingham Drive area of Ramsbottom. Bury Times have reported that the planning application includes leisure facilities, a restaurant and bar, three function rooms and car parking.
The developer had submitted similar proposals for the site last year, but were withdrawn months later after receiving over 500 objections. There are good points and bad points for this, the most obvious good points being that it’s more business for Ramsbottom with more jobs for local people. The bad news is that this area is already heavily congested with traffic due to the single access road of Nuttall Lane. You can comment on the project on the Bury Council Planning site where the application is listed under reference 64433.