'We' is my husband and I, having just had an offer accepted on a property in Marple Bridge we are excited to be joining what I hope will be a lovely place to live. We are moving to the area from Wilmslow and hope to be in by late Spring/early Summer.
I have a few questions please if anyone can assist?
1. Having read previous threads about traffic and commuting, it is clear that it's not pleasant (but isn't that the case everywhere!) - I'd like to know in your experience, is it better to drive into Manchester, or commute via train? My husband works in Salford Quays, and I will be working in Bredbury (groan).
2. If driving, what sort of times do we want to be setting off, and equally which times are best to avoid? We had hoped to do some trial runs from the area, but as yet as we haven't found the time.
3. Now for a completely different topic - does anyone know of any small (ideally private) livery yards that might have a stable coming up for rent soon? I have a horse and will need to relocate him from his current yard in Wilmslow. A quick google search tells me that there are two large livery yards in the area, but if possible I'd like a quieter life for him and me, a private yard or a small livery yard would be ideal. If anyone knows anyone I would appreciate some information, I can provide references.
4. Are there any social groups that would suit 2 twenty-somethings that we can take part in once we move? One thing I dislike about where we are now is the complete lack of community spirit, and the fact that everyone keeps themselves to themselves. As such despite living in Wilmslow for over 2 years we haven't made any new friends in the area, and I'd like to!
I think that's it for now, though I'm sure I'll think of more questions! Any advice or information about the area in general would be appreciated - I'd like to know if there's any areas I should avoid
Thanks in advance!