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13,500 families across Stockport borough will lose out under Conservative plans to cut tax credits, and Lib Dem leader Tim Farron is working with his team in the Lords to table a “fatal motion” which could stop the proposals. Figures produced by the House of Commons Library show over three million low income working families […]

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Stay safe for Halloween and Bonfire Night

by Iain Roberts on 22 October, 2013

The Safer Stockport Partnership (SSP) has launched its annual safety initiative over the Halloween and Bonfire Night period. Operation Treacle involves Stockport Council, the Police and the Fire Service working in partnership to ensure residents enjoy a safe and trouble free Halloween and Bonfire Night. The initiative will highlight dangers and possible consequences of anti-social […]

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Can you help break the world record for Zumba – LifeLeisure need 2013 people to come along to Stockport Sports Village, Woodley on Sunday 7th July to beat the record. There’ll be a fun day with bouncy castle and face painting – all the details below. To book your place, drop into any Life Leisure […]

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Life Leisure football, swimming and multi-sports courses Life Leisure are running a whole series of Easter holiday sports courses at centres across Stockport – all the information is here. Learn and improve basketball For basketball beginners and players of all levels of experience, from 7 to 16, the opportunity to be trained by professional players […]

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More foster carers needed for teenagers

by Iain Roberts on 4 January, 2013

Stockport Council is running an initiative to recruit more foster carers for teenagers. The ‘Create Memories and Foster Teenagers’ initiative is running throughout December and includes powerful messages on billboards and buses. Councillor Kevin Dowling, Stockport Council’s Executive Member for Children & Young People, said: “We are committed to recruiting more foster carers in Stockport. […]

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Tell us who makes you proud – Proud of Stockport Award

by Iain Roberts on 15 September, 2012

From Stockport Council: Stockport’s extraordinary people are to be recognised in the borough’s popular citizen awards. The 6th annual Proud of Stockport awards will see individuals, groups or teams that go out of their way to make the borough a better place, recognised at a ceremony at Stockport Town Hall. The Council, its partners, and […]

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Stockport’s FLAG (“For Local Advice and Guidance”) organisation offers confidential, free and independent local advice and guidance about adult health and social care services. More than 2,200 customers were supported in 2011 from right across Stockport, aged 16+. Issues and concerns people went to FLAG for help with include finance and benefits, disability, carers and […]

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All are welcome to this free event run by young women in Brinnington. Tea & coffee, face painting, DJ, arts and crafts and more. In Your Face – women against domestic violence

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Stockport top for adoption in Greater Manchester

by Iain Roberts on 31 October, 2011

In Stockport we’re proud of our children’s services and our record on adoption. Today’s Government figures show Stockport coming out best in Greater Manchester with 85%.  We work with other authorities across Greater Manchester and the whole of the north west to attract foster carers – it can be a difficult area and there are […]

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Stockport Festival and free parking on Saturday

by Iain Roberts on 1 September, 2011

Come to Stockport on Saturday for the first Stockport Festival. Led by businesses, retailers and store owners, the festival has a host of things to do and see around the town centre and, if that wasn’t enough, there’s free parking all day in the town centre Council-owned car parks and the on-street parking. Why not […]

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