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Due to a number of issues, primarily around booking and scheduling clashes, Manchester Harriers Schools Cross Country League is moving from Scholes Fields over to the Cheadle campus of Cheadle and Marple College.

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New play equipment for Gatley Rec

by Iain Roberts on 4 June, 2013

At Tuesday’s Cheadle Area Committee, councillors approved spending just over £25,000 from local developments in new play equipment for Gatley Recreation Ground. The new equipment will replace the ageing slide and climbing frame, and include an improved safety surface on the ground. We’re also looking for ways to fund an improvement to the tennis/basketball court […]

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Keith gets new Recreation Ground gate installed

by Iain Roberts on 23 April, 2013

Keith has got the new gate for Gatley Rec Ground play area installed. The gate – at the Co-op side of the play area, now closes automatically and gently, making it far less likely that small children will run out, or that fingers will be trapped. The Council will also be adding in new play […]

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Funding boost for local play areas

by Iain Roberts on 10 April, 2013

At this week’s Cheadle Area Committee, councillors considered proposals for a funding boost for local play areas. The money comes from developments – housing developers have to contribute money for local play provision. Among the proposals are: £19,000 for new junior play equipment and safer surfacing at Cheadle’s Diamond Jubilee Recreation Ground £27,000 for continued […]

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The UK Census data continues to trickle out and we now have lots of information broken down by ward. You can see the details on the MyStockport website here. So what do we know about Cheadle and Gatley ward? We’re pretty average for numbers of young people, and have slightly more elderly people than across […]

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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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Cutting the cost of childcare

by Iain Roberts on 21 March, 2013

This week Nick Clegg announced that  families will soon be able to get up to £1200 off the cost of childcare for every child – needed relief for many in these difficult times. It will help parents make their own choices about how and when they return to work. Figures show that more than half […]

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School sport debate misses the point

by Iain Roberts on 14 February, 2013

Some want more sport in schools, or more competitive sport, and there are complaints about funding. This misses the point, though. Although obesity is an issue for school children, it’s actually far less of a problem for people in their late teens and early twenties. In other words, there aren’t lots of school kids dying […]

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We’re absolutely thrilled that a project councillors worked on last year has come to fruition and Bruntwood Park is to see it’s BMX track upgraded to competition standard. Stockport Council have the full story: Stockport’s popular BMX track has secured Olympic legacy funding from Sport England’s ‘Inspired Facilities’ fund. The BMX track in Bruntwood Park […]

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Good JSA news for Stockport

by Iain Roberts on 23 January, 2013

Good news for Stockport as the number of people in Stockport claiming Jobseekers Allowance continued to fall, and much faster than the Greater Manchester, North West and UK averages.   The fall was even bigger (7.5%) for 18-14 year olds and we also saw falls in all our priority areas (which remain a challenge).   […]

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