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Meeting the minister

by Iain Roberts on 4 December, 2015

One of my newer responsibilities is as a member of the City Regions Board of the Local Government Association – the body that brings all local councils, across all parties, together to fight our corner and learn from each other. On Wednesday I was down in London with colleagues from other councils to meet Greg […]

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Thank you – together we forced Police cuts u-turn

by Iain Roberts on 25 November, 2015

Keith Holloway writes: We would like to thank everyone who supported our campaign against Conservative plans to cut Police funding just at the time we most need a strong police force. Up and down the country people saw the threat of the Conservative proposals and fought against them. I am very proud that our community […]

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Thank you to the more-than-200 people who have already completed Keith’s residents’ survey to let Keith know which issues you think we should be working on. If you’ve not yet filled it in, you can do so here. It only takes a couple of minutes. Keith is going through every response and replying to everyone, but […]

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#WeStandTogether in Gatley

by Iain Roberts on 19 October, 2015

I was very pleased to join Christians, Muslims, Jews, Sikhs and Hindus at the Yeshurun synagogue in Gatley, along with my colleague Cllr June Somekh, the Deputy Mayor. The interfaith event was organised by Greater Manchester Police and Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahy spoke in one of his last engagements before leaving the Police to […]

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Keith writes: Dear friend, As a local councillor for Cheadle and Gatley, the most important part of my job is to fight for our area on your behalf. To do that, I need to understand what you see as the most important issues. Please take just a couple of minutes to fill out this survey. […]

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Lib Dems back Fair Deal Devo campaign

by Iain Roberts on 6 October, 2015

Liberal Democrats are supporting the Fair Deal Devo campaign launched by the Manchester Evening News, Bolton News, Wigan Evening Post and Oldham Evening Chronicle. “There’s a growing consensus that, if Greater Manchester is to achieve its potential, we need a fair funding deal from government.” Cllr Sue Derbyshire, Lib Dem leader of Stockport Council said. […]

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Lib Dem fight to save Stockport courts continues

by Iain Roberts on 24 September, 2015

Thank you to everyone who has already signed our petition against the closure of Stockport’s courts and the cuts to police budgets. There’s still time to sign if you’ve not done so yet. Stockport Courthouse comprises; 1) Magistrates Court 2) Family Court 3) County Court 4) Problem Solving Court 5) Youth Court 6) Tribunals Despite […]

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Cllr Keith Holloway has issued a letter, updating residents on Gatley Barclays following his campaign against its closure:   Dear friend, A few months ago I heard out of the blue that Barclays planned to close their Gatley branch – the last bank in the village – along with the cash machine.  I spoke to […]

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The Lib Dem team try to get out in the ward as much as we can. This week’s work includes: walking and cycling round Gatley and Cheadle looking out for potholes, graffiti and other issues. We covered about half the ward and are putting the reports into the council for action. cutting back nettles growing […]

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Keith slams Barclays over branch closure

by Iain Roberts on 14 July, 2015

Cllr Keith Holloway has slammed Barclays for refusing to help Gatley residents who face losing the last bank in the village after meeting with the company. Barclays plan to close their branch – the last bank in Gatley – on 21st August. Cllr Holloway’s petition opposing the closure has been signed by over a thousand […]

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