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The owner’s of Walshaw Hall say they will appeal against the CQC’s rating.

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We have many juniors who have gone on to represent district and county standard and had the first ever female play 1st team cricket in the BDCA. 

There are currently no awards/recognitions posted yet for Walshaw Hall Residential and The Beeches Dementia Care Homes

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“Correct recruitment procedures were not followed for volunteers. People that used the service were not protected against the risk of unsuitable people working within the service.”

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The late 1960’s and early 1970’s saw many improvements to the facilities as the dedicated band of players and members set their sights on establishing a Sports Club that would not only be the pride of the village but would bring enjoyment to members and players for many years to come.

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Cancer Care • Hearing Impairment & Deafness • Multiple Sclerosis • Orthopaedic • Parkinson's Disease • Speech Impairment • Stroke • Visual Impairment

It adds: “People who required support to eat were left for long periods of time with their food in front of them before assistance was given. Those people who were supported to eat their meal were not given sufficient time to swallow their food.

My sister-in-law has been a resident for almost three years. I have had no issues whatsoever with the standard of care management etc. The staff are extremely friendly. They have a really good relationship with Greenmount Medical Centre. Would recommend them highly.

Walshaw Hall provides excellent care. My stepfather has been there for 2 years, we have always been completely satisfied with the care he has received. Pleasant and understanding staff. The Beeches which is a new wing is absolutely wonderful and makes visiting a very pleasurable experience - set in lovely grounds.

“At a recent inspection Walshaw Hall was deemed to be inadequate in two of the five categories. The home strongly disputes these findings and has issued an appeal agianst them. Previous reports have ranged from good to excellent.

The site adds that set ‘in idyllic countryside’ it ‘is a beautiful place to live’.

A family friendly club based on Sycamore Road in Tottington, Bury.  Run 3 senior teams and 5 junior teams. Was the 36 club to sign up for the Greater Manchester Cricket League on 29th May 2015 after many successful and happy years in the Bolton and District Cricket Association. The club has a thriving future stars section running on Saturday Mornings where children as young as 4 are trained by many members of the coaching and playing staff. 

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Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Mental Health Condition • Old Age • Physical Disability • Sensory Impairment

It provides accommodation for 50 people and according to its website provides ‘the highest quality’ of care.

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , 106 residents

“The home is also inspected by the local authority and their last inspection raised no issues which are outstanding.”


In 1965 the village Cricket team and the football team merged and Walshaw Sports Club was formed. They secured a long lease on the present Sycamore Road ground and the members worked tirelessly to construct the new Clubhouse facilities and create a first class Cricket & Football venue on what was once rough grazing land.

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Day Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Physiotherapy • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Smoking not permitted • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Stairlift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

In a statement they said: “Walshaw Hall is a well respected superbly kept home with a long established reputation for high quality care earned by the experienced current owners over the last 20 years by a constant programme of improvements to the quality of the environment and an emphasis on staff training and activities for residents.

Rob Irvine was appointed editor-in-chief of MEN Media and Trinity Mirror Huddersfield in April 2012.

The club also has a function room available to members and the general public for functions and events. The club also has thriving football and rounders sections and hosts a local fishing club and the Manchester City supporters club

Rob joined Trinity Mirror in 2001 and was editor of the Daily Post North Wales for seven years. He was also publishing director for Trinity Mirror North Wales and Cheshire.

Editor, Manchester Evening News editor-in-chief MEN Media and Trinity Mirror Huddersfield

But the home is contesting the rating and launching an appeal.

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The report adds: “People were sitting in wheelchairs for long periods of time in the main lounge and library areas. The registered manager and staff members could not tell us why people had not been supported to transfer to a comfortable chair.