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The new owners of the George & Dragon, Amber Taverns, have had their planning application to improve the pub granted by the Council. They’ve now applied for a variation on the existing premises licence – which defines what they can do and when. The proposed changes are: Application to Vary a Premises Licence Applicant: Amber […]

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Cheadle Post Office to get longer opening hours

by Iain Roberts on 11 June, 2014

A few weeks ago we reported that Gatley Post Office is planned to get much longer opening hours as part of its move into the Newsagents next door. We’ve now had a letter from the Post Office to let us know that Cheadle is also proposed to open for longer. The current Cheadle Post Office […]

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Cheadle Post Office & WH Smith opening on 25th July

by Iain Roberts on 2 June, 2014

A new Cheadle Post Office will be opening on 25th July, in the same location as the current one but it promises to be very different – open plan and the first to combine with a WH Smith. We spoke to new Postmaster Andrew Phipson about the venture. The Post Office will be staying in […]

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Stockport Love Your Market 2014

by Iain Roberts on 14 May, 2014

Stockport’s Love Your Market events this weekend promise to be the biggest in the town for a generation.

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Around 30 Gatley residents and traders met at Roasted on Silverdale Road on Wednesday night to brainstorm about ways to improve the village. The evening was expertly organised by the Gatley Village Partnership and I was there as resident and councillor to help out. The aim of the evening was to come up with deliverable […]

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Lib Dem Stockport keeps spending local

by Iain Roberts on 8 April, 2014

Stockport Council and its associated organisations (e.g. Stockport Homes, Solutions SK) now spend six pounds of every ten with local Stockport companies, nearly twice the national average. 60% of Stockport Council spending on goods and services were purchased from business in Stockport in 2012/13 – up from 35% in 2010/11. That compares to a national […]

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Introducing Gatley’s Creative Quarter

by Iain Roberts on 2 April, 2014

Centred around Buxton Street and Church Road, Gatley has been quietly developing our Creative Quarter – and it’s time to shout about it! We’ve seen quite a few independents opening up in recent years, they’re a real credit to Gatley and we need to make some noise.       There are more shops and […]

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60% of Council business going to local companies

by Iain Roberts on 14 March, 2014

I was very pleased to open Stockport Council’s 8th annual “Meet the Buyer” event on Thursday. In 2012/13 60% of goods and services procured by the Council and its related organisations like Solutions SK and Stockport Homes were from Stockport companies – a total of £71 million spent locally. At this year’s Meet the Buyer […]

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Find out more about Stockport Exchange

by Iain Roberts on 26 February, 2014

With the new multi-storey car park open by Stockport Station, Stockport Exchange (formerly Grand Central) is set to change beyond recognition over the next couple of years with a new public square, hotel and Grade A offices. Here’s the brochure

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Stockport launch ‘jobs with training’ scheme

by Iain Roberts on 14 February, 2014

Stockport Council has launched a new ‘Jobs with Training’ programme to provide financial support for employers when they recruit unemployed 18-24 year olds. Open to all Stockport employers looking to recruit staff on a permanent basis, the scheme – part of the Greater Manchester Commitment to Youth Employment – pledges to offer more job opportunities […]

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