Thank you! Stockport courthouse saved

by Iain Roberts on 11 February, 2016

The Lib Dem team would like to thank everyone who supported the campaign to save Stockport Courthouse, which we’ve found out today has been successful. The case our local magistrates put, along with the strong support from residents across Stockport borough, has forced the Government to change its mind and save the courthouse. Had it […]

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Report back from Cheadle Area Committee, 9th Feb 2016

by Iain Roberts on 9 February, 2016

Decisions taken at Cheadle Area Committee this evening: It’s OK Club, based at St Cuthberts Church in Cheadle and helping people with mental health problems, given a grant of £1,000 for a football table, computer games, Wii, exercise classes, art and massage. Planning application 59845 – two storey extension, 157 Stanley Road, Heald Green approved. […]

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In a U-turn that took pretty much everyone by surprise, George Osborne has revealed that the Government is taking more money than expected from council and police forces – and asking local residents to make up the difference with higher council tax. The Coalition helped councils to freeze council tax – as Stockport has done […]

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2.8 million books for Stockport libraries

by Iain Roberts on 9 February, 2016

From Saturday 6th February, Stockport and six other Greater Manchester councils’ libraries networks will operate a shared online catalogue system – giving access to 2.8 million books and other items held by the participating library services. People in Stockport will be able to search for books in any of the participating councils’ collections, reserving items […]

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Sam Tyler did it in Life on Mars – and in March I’m going to do it to raise money for Stockport young carers – the Mayor’s charity. Unlike Sam, I’ve no desire to plunge to my death and wake up in 1973 so I’ll have ropes and safety gear to abseil down Stopford House. […]

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A visit to Bramall Hall

by Iain Roberts on 8 February, 2016

It was great to have a nose around Bramall Hall a few days ago, with the renovation works well underway. When it re-opens in the summer it’ll have not only repairs to the ceiling but nearly every window repaired, new rooms open to the public, improved information for visitors, a great visitor centre, new restaurant […]

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Where is the Heart of Stockport?

by Iain Roberts on 8 February, 2016

Tram payment issues being sorted, say TfGM

by Iain Roberts on 5 February, 2016

While the campaign to get an orbital tram/train route through Cheadle and Gatley continues, TfGM say that a couple of issues with paying to travel on the existing Metrolink routes have been sorted out. First, there have been lots of complaints of ticket machines not taking credit/debit card payments. Apparently, this isn’t a fault of […]

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Lib Dems oppose planning overrule for fracking

by Iain Roberts on 4 February, 2016

In December we voiced our concern about Cheadle’s Conservative MP voting to allow fracking in national parks and the way the Government immediately opened up large parts of Greater Manchester for exploration and potential fracking. This week we have been receiving a number of campaigning emails concerned about another aspect of fracking – the suggestion […]

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Reminder: Cheadle car parking public meeting

by Iain Roberts on 3 February, 2016

Just a reminder that the public meeting we’ve organised so everyone can look at the issue of parking in Cheadle village centre and hopefully agree what we do next is this week. The meeting is on Wednesday 10th Feb 2016, 7pm to 8pm in the Upper Rooms (above Tesco) and all are welcome. It will […]

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