The next GMWRAG meeting will take place on Friday the 9th of December 2016. The venue will be Function Room 1 in the Ashton Indoor Market Hall, Market Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire OL6 7JU and as ever it will be a case of arriving from 9:30am onwards for a 10:00am start.
The full agenda, including speakers, will be published in due course. We are looking good for having 2 speakers but we’ll let you know in due course.
The minutes of the September 2016 meeting in Trafford are available here. Please remember to print both the agenda and minutes off in advance of the meeting and bring them with you. GMWRAG no longer has any expectation that the hosting authority will provide these as there is no budget for them to do so.
Function Room 1 is the first room you will see at the top of the stairs. The entrance to get to the meeting rooms is at the side of the market on the Wellington Road side. It’s a side door with a buzzer entry system. Select button number 3, although there should hopefully be a member of Tameside MBC Welfare Rights and Debt Advice Service on the door from 9:00am to let us in as we start to arrive. Directions on how to get to the venue via car, train or tram can be found at www.tameside.gov.uk/markets/directions.
GMWRAG notes that both tram and train are within 5 minutes walking distance of the venue but please check your timings carefully. Trams are frequent at all times relevant to the meeting. Trains are equally frequent at peak hours. Travel time is around 30 to 35 minutes from the city centre regardless of whether you go by train or tram so please allow for this if trying to get to the venue for some time between 9:30am and the 10:00am start.
If you’re like GMWRAG and you work as you move then it may be important for you to know that the tram has wi-fi whilst the train does not. GMWRAG makes no claims for the reliability of the wi-fi.
The tram and tram stations are considerably more accessible than any of the relevant railway stations or trains.
We look forward to seeing you there and in keeping with the long GMWRAG tradition of having enough time to go do Christmas shopping at lunch time we suggest having a look at www.tameside.gov.uk/Businesses/Ashton-Market-Take-a-Tour-of-the-Stalls!, https://shopatashton.com/ and of course www.ikea.com/gb/en/store/manchester/
In the absence of a pm speaker GMWRAG members will help you carry your IKEA purchases and assemble them 🙂Follow @GMWRAGtweets