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We are Stockport – a message from Rachel Wallace

by Iain Roberts on 9 July, 2015

Rachel Wallace, head of the We are Stockport campaign, writes: We think Stockport deserves to shine Stockport gets a bad wrap sometimes, and frankly, we can’t see why. From where we’re sitting, we’ve got a lot to be proud of, whether it’s our people and places, our heritage and sporting prowess, our community spirit, our […]

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20th Century Stores opens in Stockport

by Iain Roberts on 27 February, 2015

I was very pleased to join Cllr Wendy Meikle and Cllr Patrick McCauley at the official opening of 20th Century Stores by Stockport’s MP Ann Coffey today. Speaking to the traders it’s clear that the marketplace is getting a real buzz around it with the historic market itself coming on leaps and bounds and the […]

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Who has a low food hygiene rating

by Iain Roberts on 7 January, 2015

The Food Standards Agency publishes hygiene ratings for restaurants, cafes and many other establishments. The scale goes from 0 to 5. As the FSA website explains: At the inspection, the officer will check: how hygienically the food is handled – how it is prepared, cooked, re-heated, cooled and stored the condition of the structure of […]

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HomeSense signs up for Stanley Green move

by Iain Roberts on 7 January, 2015

HomeSense, a homeware store that’s part of the TK Maxx group, plans to move into Unit 1 at the Stanley Green Retail Park filling the vacancy left by Comet, the Lib Dems have discovered. The news has become public following a planning application to expand the mezzanine floor in the unit – the Lib Dem […]

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Mark Hunter takes Gatley Shopper bag to Westminster

by Iain Roberts on 19 November, 2014

Local MP Mark Hunter has taken his Gatley Clock shopping bag to Parliament to support local traders in the village. You can get your own Gatley Shopper with the iconic Gatley Clock logo from Best Friends Pets or Mather’s Bakery. It’s also on sale at the Christmas Festival, 29th November. The Gatley Shopper costs just […]

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New study looks at retail in Cheadle

by Iain Roberts on 18 November, 2014

Every few years the Council commissions a report into the state of Stockport Town Centre and our district centres. It feeds into the Council’s planning policy – is land being correctly allocated for different purposes around the borough. There’s lots about Stockport Town Centre in the report – despite its issues it’s still the fourth […]

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A new Caribbean restaurant for Gatley?

by Iain Roberts on 1 October, 2014

Would you like to see a Caribbean restaurant in Gatley? There was a Caribbean food vendor at Gatley festival – we got chatting and he suggested he might be interested in opening a restaurant in the village. He’d like to know whether residents would support such a venture so I said I’d ask and feed […]

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Lib Dem Stockport wins apprenticeship award

by Iain Roberts on 20 September, 2014

Lib Dem-led Stockport Council has won a coveted national apprenticeship award for the Council’s work employing apprentices. The Council won the National Apprenticeship Service’s North West – Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Staffordshire – Regional Award for Macro Employer (over 4,999 employees) of apprentices. The award recognises the Council’s achievements of employing apprentices at Levels 2-5, […]

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Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg this morning announced a multi-million pound investment in Stockport which will see big improvements to the Town Centre and open up the way for Metrolink to come into the town. The investments include Stockport’s Town Centre Access Package, designed to make it easier to get around the town centre in […]

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The Post Office have confirmed to us that the proposal to move Gatley Post Office from its current location next door into the Newsagents will be going ahead. The old Post Office will close at 5.30pm on Thursday 11th September 2014, with the new one opening at 1pm on Friday 12th September. The Newsagents will […]

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