News and Events In Ashley

Sad Passing of Stella Grassby

Stella Grassby recently passed away and her funeral will be held in Altrincham Crematorium at 2.30pm on Thursday 16th August. More information will be provided as and when it becomes available

Stella was probably the last of the original residents in Hough Green and she can be seen on this rather grainy image of the

Our Vicar is Leaving

The Reverend Keith Addenbrooke is leaving the area and will be moving back to the Wirral, Birkenhead area. Everyone in Ashley wishes him and his family all good wishes for the future.

Keith has worked exceptionally hard for the village and St Elizabeth's Church and it is no small thanks to him that the Community Centre been such a success.

A Walk in Ashley

Jo Phillips, of Manchester Metropolitan University, spent a lot of time in and around Ashley as part of her PhD research. Apart from becoming a well loved person by everyone in Ashley, Jo created a mapping project which resulted in a hand drawn map of a walk in Ashley which also shows the alignment of the HS2. A description of the map can be found HERE and the map itself HERE

Forecourt changes at Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport has now implemented the charges for dropping off and picking up passengers at its three terminals.

Drop off and pick up in front of any of the terminals will cost £3.00 for a five minute stay or £4.00 for a ten minute stay unless the free drop off service is used

More details on the changes can be found HERE and an informative map HERE

Nearby Resident Permits

The Station serves as a main commuter station for people living in neighbourhood surrounding the airport. Residents within a defined postal area have the opportunity to apply for an annual permit, giving them free drop-off and pick-up access for The Station, subject to payment of the application fee set out below.
The cost of the application is £30 for 12 months and will allow one free pick up and drop off per day. Drop off will be at the Ground Transport Interchange and pick up will be at T1 Arrivals (maximum waiting time 30 mins)

Application requirements:

  • Only 1 application per household and must fall within the catch area (M22, M23, WA15, WA16 and SK9). Note that Ashley residents with a post code starting WA14 are currently excluded from this facility and the Airport has been contacted about the anomaly.
  • Valid form of photographic ID (passport or diving licence and counterpart) plus utility bill with post code.
  • Vehicle insurance details
  • Maximum 2 vehicles per application

To apply for a card, please fill in this form

Applications will be accepted from Wed 23 May 2018 and charged at £30 (incl. VAT); payment can be made with a debit or credit card. (Cheque or cash payments cannot be accepted.)
Applications are to be made at the Manchester Airport Car Park Administration Office, located at Staff East Car Park, M22 5YA. Opening times: 8am - 4.00pm. For queries, please email