Not to put a downer on your quest, but I've been looking in the area for a while to no avail - mainly focusing on a 10 mile radius from altrincham but might be willing to venture further. If something comes up that needs additional people to spread the costs then give me shout.
I'm think I'm fairly local to you guys, st helens/warrington area, new to the area to so my local geography isn't great.
I'm looking for something on a more adhoc basis but if it would be a reasonable monthly cost for a more permanent thing I'd definitely be interested! I'll keep an eye on this thread should anything pop up