A view over Hattersley, from Werneth Low
Hattersley shown within Greater Manchester
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Hattersley is a residential area in the Metropolitan Borough of Tameside, in Greater Manchester, England. It is 4 miles west of Glossop and 10 miles east of Manchester city centre. Historically part of Tintwistle Rural District in Cheshire until 1974, it lies on the eastern fringe of Greater Manchester. It is the site of an overspill estate built by Manchester City Council.
Construction of the estate
Between 1894 and 1936 Hattersley was a civil parish in the Tintwistle Rural District in the historical 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 to build a large overspill estate. Another estate was built in Gamesley. Both these estates consist primarily of council-owned houses.
Renewal and privatisation
Regeneration in Hattersley is coordinated by Hattersley Neighbourhood Partnership.
The city council transferred control of most of Hattersley's housing stock to Peak Valley Housing Association in 2006 after an attempt to transfer it to the Harvest Housing Group which collapsed when a £20 million gap in funding to refurbish the homes to new housing standards was identified. The transfer will bring a £40 million, seven-year improvement plan for existing housing tied to a £140m investment from a private developer.
Selective demolition has begun to remove some obsolete housing leaving space for redevelopment and investment in education and public services. Seven 1960s tower blocks were demolished in 2000. Demolition of 1960s low-rise houses on the estate took place in 2007 and 2008..
In 2008 the Tameside Advertiser reported that leader of Tameside Council, Roy Oldham, claimed that a Tesco supermarket would be built on part of a site earmarked for a new district centre, causing concern to residents.
Moors murderers Myra Hindley and her Grandmother (who was in-fact the Tenant) were rehoused in Hattersley in 1964 and lived at 16 Wardle Brook Avenue. Ian Brady spent much of his time at the house with Hindley and Hindley and Brady carried out the killings of ten year old Lesley-Ann Downey and seventeen year old Edward Evans, at the property. Hindley's elderly Grandmother was not aware of the killings. In October 1987 Manchester City Council demolished the house as they could not find tenants willing to live there.
Culture and community
Hattersley has a monthly community newspaper, the Hattersley & Mottram Community News, produced by local people. It is home to No 468 (Hyde and Hatterley) Squadron Air Cadets.
- Ricky Hatton, the WBA welterweight champion boxer, is Hattersley's most notable resident.
- Lisa Huo, brought up in Hattersley, was a contestant on Big Brother 7.
- Shayne Ward, from Hattersley, was on The X Factor.
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