This meeting is to start getting together a crowd to open a NW Hackspace in Stockport. Want to find out more about what a hackspace is? Check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hackspace for (a few) more details.
For the first meeting, we'll be at the Grey Horse Public House on Wednesday 24 June at 7pm. Please show your interest by clicking "I'm going" on the Upcoming Event Page http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/2896834
The meeting will discuss the concept of hackspaces, our possible location (Broadstone Mill - the building next door) and much more (hopefully)!
Want to start the discussion already? Drop in to the IRC channel on the Freenode network
If you've got an IRC client, which supports the IRC URL, click irc://irc.freenode.net/#StockportHackspace otherwise, feel free to join us through mibbit.com at http://www.mibbit.com/?server=irc.freenode.net&channel=%23StockportHackspace
How to get there
Remember, although this is listed with a Stockport Postcode, the venue for this event is within the M60, and closer to Manchester City Centre than Didsbury, with very frequent train and bus links, plus easy access to major routes into Manchester and Stockport.
* By Train
Take the train from either Stockport (STP) or Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Heaton Chapel (HTC) train station which is approximately a 15 minute walk from the pub, or you can also get the train to Reddish North (RDN) station from Manchester Piccadilly, which is about a 30 minute walk away.
* By Bus
If you want to get the bus, the 42A and 173 buses go right past the pub and the mill, while the 203 bus stops just up the road (at Holdsworth Square) and the 192 stops on Stockport Road (the A6).
42A Bus Timetable: http://www.gmpte.com/upload/routemaps/42A_27104.pdf
173 Bus Timetable: http://www.gmpte.com/upload/routemaps/173_27235.pdf
192 Bus Timetable: http://www.gmpte.com/upload/routemaps/192_27142.pdf
203 Bus Timetable: http://www.gmpte.com/upload/routemaps/203_27276.pdf
* By Car
For those in cars or who live nearby, here are two different maps of the same place by different organisation:
There's also a third map at the top of the Upcoming web page where the venue is listed.
The pub has an attached carpark and there are lots of nearby side streets. Broadstone Road (next to the pub) is a main road with double yellow lines, so please don't park on the main road.
Official Website: http://nwhackspace.wordpress.com/
Added by JonTheNiceGuy on June 11, 2009