Tameside, or to give it its full name the Metropolitan Borough of Tameside, is a metropolitan borough found within the area of the north west England known as Greater Manchester. The borough consists of the towns of Ashton-under-Lyne, Audenshaw, Denton, Droylsden, Dukinfield, Hyde, Mossley and Stalybridge and is found approximately four miles to the east of the centre of Manchester.
The borough is named after the River Tame which flows through its area and shares borders with Derbyshire to the east, the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham to the north and the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport to the south, as well as the aforementioned boundary with the City of Manchester to the west.
The Formation Of The Borough Of Tameside
The Metropolitan Borough of Tameside actually only came into existence just over 40 years ago, having been officially created on the 1st April 1974 as a result of the 1972 Local Government Act. That act changed the face of local government all over the UK and was responsible for the formation of the Greater Manchester metropolitan and ceremonial county.
As part of the creation of Greater Manchester, the act also formed the ten metropolitan districts and boroughs which made up the county. One of these was that of Tameside, which was formed as an amalgamation of no fewer than nine former administrative entities and was eventually given its current name as it was deemed appropriate for the new borough not to be named the same as any of the previous entities.
Modern Day Tameside
Since its creation in 1974, the Metropolitan Borough of Tameside has come to cover a total land area just shy of 40 square miles and is administered by a borough council which has its base in Ashton under Lyme.
The borough is home to around 220,000 permanent residents according to a 2011 estimate, making it the 71st most populous of England’s 326 districts. This makes it a noticeably busy and active area which has the unfortunate consequence of making accidents and injuries inexorably more common. It is for that reason, then, that we will now turn our attention to the issues surrounding making a Tameside non fault claim.
Making A Tameside Non Fault Claim
It is possible for an individual to make a Tameside non fault claim if and when they have suffered an injury and another party was demonstrably to blame. This is so that the victim can gain a degree of recompense for the physical, emotional and financial pain caused by their injury.
If this has made you wonder whether you may indeed be entitled to pursue a Tameside non fault claim, then you will want to contact Accident Advice Helpline. You can get in touch with those personal injury specialists by calling either 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 on your mobile.
Date Published: 25th November 2014
Author: David Brown