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New double-bin for Gatley skateboard park

by Iain Roberts on May 26, 2015

A couple of weeks ago people on the Gatley Facebook page mentioned the need for more bin capacity around the skateboard park on Gatley Recreation ground. We’re pleased to report that the Council have agreed to our request and a double bin is being installed to replace the open bin current there, greatly increasing capacity. Although […]

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We reported a few months ago of funding to improve cycle access in Gatley through the Government’s Cycle City Ambition Grant for Greater Manchester. The project aims to boost cycling to and from Gatley Station and also through to Cheadle, Parrs Wood and Stockport. The Lib Dem team were keen to make sure the benefits […]

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Sign the Lib Dem petition. The two candidates for the Liberal Democrat leadership today launch a campaign to save the Human Rights Act from the Conservative axe. Norman Lamb and Tim Farron will also warn of the dangers of Tory plans to pull out of the European Convention on Human Rights. David Cameron is expected […]

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Gatley Festival nearly here

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The great Gatley Festival – a week of events culminating in the Fun Day on the first Sunday in July – is nearly here. This year’s festival has been generously sponsored by Piccolo restaurant and the Stockport Mail newspaper group.

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Lyric Centre for the North West comes to Cheadle

by Iain Roberts on May 25, 2015

We work hard as councillors to make Stockport Borough a place businesses want to be, and the Cheadle area does well. A vibrant economy brings jobs and wealth to our area. So, with my colleague Cllr June Somekh, I was very pleased to attend the official opening of the Lyric Centre at North West Hearing […]

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Lib Dems fight to bring Metrolink to Cheadle

by Iain Roberts on May 22, 2015

The Liberal Democrat campaign to bring Metrolink to Cheadle and Gatley is continuing apace. “We need to build as much support as we can for an orbital Metrolink, connecting Rochdale, Oldham, Tameside, Stockport, Wythenshawe, Altrincham and the airport by covenient, fast trams.” Cllr Iain Roberts explained. “Stockport’s Rail Strategy got the line on the map […]

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Time running out to nominate in citizen awards

by Iain Roberts on May 19, 2015

With less than two weeks to go to get nominations in for the 2015 Proud of Stockport awards, local people are being urged to get involved. The awards, set-up to recognise the borough’s extraordinary citizens, will showcase the people that make a difference to our community. Does someone you know, or have heard of, help […]

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We’ve been chasing up the poor state of the pavement outside the Gatley Green Co-op, A&I, Coffee Fix and other units – cracked paving slabs look to us to be a hazard and someone could injure themselves. If it was owned by the Council it would be easy to sort, but unfortunately, that section of […]

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Gatley Carrs bat walk

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The two candidates for Interim Mayor of Greater Manchester have very different ideas about what their role will be and how they’ll carry it out. Peter Smith argues for more of the same while Tony Lloyd sees the Interim Mayor as doing something quite different. In 2017 the people of Greater Manchester will elect a city-wide […]

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