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Making urban Stockport green

by Iain Roberts on 4 March, 2015

The Lib Dems are launching exciting new proposals to make Stockport Town Centre a much greener and more pleasant place to be, creating an urban green infrastructure across the centre. There are some great ideas and proposals. The next stage is to find ways to fund them. Some we might be able to bundle in with […]

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Graham lends a hand to clean up Gatley

by Iain Roberts on 24 February, 2015

Thanks to everyone who came along to the community litter pick on Sunday morning – organised by residents at short notice via the Gatley Facebook group, about ten of us cleared the whole length of the path from Foxland Road to Hawthorn Road inside an hour. Lib Dem council candidate Graham Greenhalgh, who helped out, […]

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Electricity North West (ENW), suspect that there is an oil leak on their network, and wish to carry out the necessary repairs. The cable runs through William Scholes Playing Fields (see image below). Repair work will commence work Friday 9th January, and should be completed within a fortnight. The excavation will be 5 meters long by […]

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Stockport Council has re-launched its Kill the Chill campaign to make sure the local community is prepared for the winter months. Each year, thousands of people die in England as a result of cold weather. Keeping warm and safe over cold periods can help prevent colds, flu or more serious health problems like pneumonia. There […]

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Find out your flood risk

by Iain Roberts on 19 August, 2014

The Environment Agency provide maps to show the flood risk at your property. Take a look here (and be sure to read the notes to find out what it really means).

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Gatley Carrs wins green flag

by Iain Roberts on 6 August, 2014

Congratulations to Gatley Carrs Conservation Group – Gatley Carrs nature reserve was this week awarded a coveted Green Flag. The flag was awarded by David Edge, our long-standing postmaster who’s retiring this year.   For those who’ve not had the pleasure of visiting Gatley’s very own nature reserve, you can come any time. Just go […]

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Mark Hunter MP and the Lib Dem team are opposing plans by Cheshire East Conservatives to build 2,500 new houses near Handforth Dean, pouring even more traffic onto the A34 in rush hour. Mark said “Instead of spreading new housing around the county, the Conservatives say they want to build this huge development on the […]

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New barriers in place at Grange Park Road fields

by Iain Roberts on 10 July, 2014

When travellers recently camped on the playing fields behind Grange Park Road, residents asked for a more substantial barrier. There had been logs in place but the travellers had heavy equipment to move them aside. The Lib Dems pressed for action on this and a gate and fencing has now been installed. When we checked […]

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All welcome to Friends of Abney Hall Park AGM

by Iain Roberts on 25 June, 2014

The 2014 AGM of Friends of Abney Hall Park will be at 7.00pm on Tuesday 8th July at the Scout and Guide Centre in the Park. The Friends Group has formulated  a strategy to improve the facilities for Park users, and it needs people to join the Group and help with Marketing, Funding, Projects and […]

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A variety of surveys are carried out into where people are happiest across the country and Stockport tends to come out pretty high on them. In the latest RightMove Happy at Home survey, Stockport residents were happiest of any of the 14 towns and cities surveyed across the North West and fourth happiest across the […]

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