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I’d pretty much forgotten about the Total Politics blog awards, so it came as a complete surprise to find this morning that this blog has been voted the 29th top blog by a councillor. Ninety percent of the stories on this blog are very local, mostly relating just to my ward, so I’ve no idea […]

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Former SMBC Chief Exec John Schultz awarded OBE

by Iain Roberts on 18 June, 2010

From the Council, though I certainly add my congratulations: Congratulations to John Schultz, former Council Chief Executive, who has received a CBE for Services to Local Government in the 2010 Queen’s Birthday Honours list. John Schultz joined the Council as Chief Executive in May 1994 and retired in March this year. He was also President […]

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Meet the Stockport Times editor, 1st July

by Iain Roberts on 17 June, 2010

The Editor of the Stockport Times, Paul Harrison, will be out and about on Thursday 1st July so we, his eager readers, can let him know what we want to see in the paper.  He’ll be visiting five locations, each with the local reporter responsible for covering that area. Brinnington Community Centre, 9am-10am with Jennifer […]

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Met Office warns of snow in Cheshire tomorrow

by Iain Roberts on 12 January, 2010

The Met Office has issued the following warning for the Cheshire area for Wednesday 13th January: “There is a moderate risk of a severe weather event affecting parts of Northern Ireland, southern and central England and North Wales. A band of snow will move slowly northeastwards overnight and into Wednesday, gradually easing through the day. […]

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Mark Hunter MP’s Notes from Westminster

by Iain Roberts on 8 January, 2010

January 2010 Dear resident, First of all, Happy New Year! I hope that you had a relaxing and joyful time over the festive period and were lucky enough to spend time with loved ones. Sadly, as my mother passed away just before Christmas, it was not such a good time for me this year but […]

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Stockport alert website

by Iain Roberts on 6 January, 2010

Stockport Council have a new website up and running – simple, lightweight and giving you key information (currently which schools are closed tomorrow and what’s happening with refuse and recycling collections). The website is www.stockportalert.org.uk This is in addition to the standard Stockport Council website, which will also carry the information (but went down earlier […]

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Blog stats December 2009

by Iain Roberts on 4 January, 2010

There’s a tradition amongst some bloggers of publishing statistics – how many people visited the blog over a month, quarter or year. My blog is a local one – most of my posts are (I would expect) only of interest to residents in my Cheadle & Gatley ward or, at most, Stockport Borough.  Looking at […]

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Nick Clegg visits Stepping Hill and Cheadle

by Iain Roberts on 17 December, 2009

Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg today visited Stepping Hill Hospital and then came to lunch at the Village Hotel in Cheadle.As the Stockport Express reports: Mr Clegg, himself a father of three young children, praised the way the new unit involved families, especially fathers, in the birthing process. He said: “This neonatal unit is cutting […]

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Stockport Council’s Revenues and Benefits Team won the ‘Quality of Service and Innovation Award’ by creating extra capacity for the department through working more efficiently. Instead of cutting jobs the spare capacity was offered to other Local Authorities and Benefit processing work taken on. This brought in extra income for Stockport Council and enabled jobs […]

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Stockport Express – what are the odds?

by Iain Roberts on 9 December, 2009

The Stockport Express today has a story about how the Lib Dems and Conservatives are neck-and-neck in Cheadle when it comes to the betting odds. I guess it goes to show how quickly these things can change.  Perhaps it’s the admission from the Conservatives that they don’t think they can win Cheadle, but the odds […]

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