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Bruntwood Park voted best in East Cheshire

by Iain Roberts on 20 August, 2011

As Stockport Council reports: Three Stockport Council run parks have been voted the best free places to visit for a great family day out. Bruntwood Park, Bramhall Park and Reddish Vale Country Park were voted the first, second and third best places to visit in East Cheshire by members of parenting website Netmums.com Councillor John […]

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Holidays are here – lots to do in Stockport

by Iain Roberts on 29 July, 2011

Anyone looking for things to do in Stockport over the summer holidays, especially if you don’t want to spend a lot of money, could do a lot worse that check out Stockport Council’s website and it’s handy events calendar. Today, for example, you might want to to see art by Manchester College students – at […]

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Cheadle Festival family fun day, Sat 4th June

by Iain Roberts on 7 May, 2011

The Cheadle Festival family fun day runs from 11am to 4.30pm on Saturday 4th June 2011 at the Together Trust on Schools Hill. Entry is £1 for adults and 50p for children, so come along and have fun for a good cause. Here’s the flyer – click on it to view it full size.

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Free early education and childcare for children in Stockport is increasing from 12 1/2 hours a week to 15 hours a week from September this year. As well as the new and extended hours, there will be more flexibility for parents who won’t be restricted to just morning or afternoon sessions. The free hours are […]

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More foster carers needed in Stockport

by Iain Roberts on 17 May, 2010

Stockport Council is supporting Foster Care Fortnight which runs from 17th to 30th May in a bid to recruit more carers. The Council’s Fostering team will be holding events during the two weeks including a weekend of promotions in Merseyway and St Petersgate on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th May. Foster Care Fortnight is an […]

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Benefit Bus back in town

by Iain Roberts on 25 April, 2010

As part of the Stockport Boost campaign the Mobile Advice Centre, known as the ‘Benefit Bus’, is back in Mersey Square in Stockport Town Centre on Monday 26th April to Friday 30th April, from 9.30pm to 3.30pm. This is the third year the benefits bus has been visiting Stockport. Over the last three years Stockport […]

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Easter attractions at Stockport

by Iain Roberts on 26 March, 2010

Borough residents looking for events which will stimulate those creative juices during the Easter holidays should come along to one of Stockport’s many visitor attractions. There’s plenty going on for all the family to enjoy in Stockport over Easter. Below are some of the activities taking place:- · Make a Pompom Chick on Tuesday 30th […]

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FLAG – putting you in touch with people who can help

by Iain Roberts on 4 February, 2010

Margaret Newton and Rosie Deverell from FLAG will be holding a drop-in information session on Wed 10th Feb from 2-4pm at Cafe Unity in Heald Green. FLAG is a free independent service that puts people who need practical or emotional help, due to disability or illness or age, in touch with those local organisations who […]

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A route planner for walking and cycling

by Iain Roberts on 2 December, 2009

The ViaMichelin route planner site has an interesting feature: it allows you to plan your route, anywhere in Europe, by bike or on foot in addition to driving. I’ve been giving it a test drive, and it’s not bad – but far from perfect. In my testing, the cycle route planner directs you down smaller […]

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Gatley Christmas Market today

by Iain Roberts on 26 November, 2009

Don’t miss Gatley’s Christmas Market at BossCo’s car park this afternoon, from 3.30 to 8pm.  More information here.

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