Living in Failsworth
Quality of life is about the details of everyday living . From the little things, like knowing the nearest place to pick up a pint of milk, to more important matters like finding the right school or having a health centre nearby, you need to know that the community you're moving to will support you and your family, as well as be a pleasant place to live. So here's some useful information about the area around Spinners Brook.
Spinners Brook is adjacent to a small shopping centre with a Costcutter local supermarket , cafe, greengrocer and a hairdressers just a five minutes walk from a large precinct that includes a Tesco Extra 24-hour supermarket, a Focus Pharmacy, a post office and a large Aldi store. Manchester's choice of shopping ranges from the vast Arndale
There are recycling bins for glass, metal and plastic packaging, paper, card and aerosols at the Morrisons store in Poplar Street, and a more comprehensive recycling facility in Reliance Street, one and a half miles Spinners Brook, that excepts scrap metal, large and small electrical items including white goods and televisions , textiles and garden waste.
Around a mile from the M60 and less than ten minutes away from the M62 and M66, Spinners Brook is conveniently situated for travel to Liverpool. Blackburn and Leeds as well as Manchester Airport. Failsworth tram station, on the East Didbury to Rochdale line, is a little over half a mile away, and buses into Manchester city centre run along Ashton Road and Oldham Road both within a few minutes walk. Main line trains between Manchester Victoria and Rochdale stop at Moston railway station a mile and a half from Spinners Brook, with some services continuing eastwards to Wigan and to Leeds in the north west.
Leisure & Recreation
There are several excellent parks and recreational spaces close to Spinners Brook, from the local Lord Lane Field and the Lower Memorial Park, to the riverside walks, adventure playgrounds and angling facilities of Daisy Nook Country Park, around a mile away. The development is near Rochdale Canal offering opportunities to walk or cycle between Manchester and Sowerby Bridge, and Kinder Scout National Nature Reserve is also in easy reach. Failsworth School also incorporates a public sports centre with a state of the art gym, swimming pool and fitness studio, and the local golf club, Brookdale, is an 18 hole course with excellent facilities.
Education & Health
The choice of primary schools within walking distance of Spinners Brook includes St.Johns C of E Primary and St.Mary's RC Primary both rated as 'good' by Ofsted. The development is close to Failsworth School, a Specialist Sports College. There is a nearby dental surgery in Oldham Road, and a wide choice of GP practices within a few minutes walk, including the Failsworth Group Practice which is located in the local shopping precinct.