Iain writes: Have you recently booked an outpatients appointment at Wythenshawe Hospital (UHSM)? Until now I either got given an appointment at the desk or they wrote to me with the details. Today, for the first time, I’ve received a letter telling me to phone their appointments service. On my seventh attempt I got through and, […]

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See crime levels in your postcode area

by Lib Dem Team on 26 August, 2016

The MEN have brought out a nice tool that allows you to compare crime in your postcode area to the rest of the country – you can try it here. Here are a few examples: The Pendlebury Road area in Gatley Oak Road area in Cheadle Foxland/Delamere/Torkington area in Gatley Wensley Road area in Cheadle What […]

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Local GCSE students buck the trend

by Lib Dem Team on 26 August, 2016

We would like to congratulate everyone who got their GCSE results this week. We know how hard you all worked, and how much support was given by parents and teachers. In a year that saw results dip across the country, Kingsway School increased it’s C+ pass rate by 2%. You can see all the Kingsway […]

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North being starved of transport funding

by Lib Dem Team on 23 August, 2016

A new analysis has shown that over the next four years the Conservative Government will spend just £280 per person on transport projects in the North compared to £1,870 per person in London. More money will be spent on Crossrail than on every single northern project put together. “The Conservatives have promised a Northern Powerhouse […]

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What should be in our transport strategy?

by Lib Dem Team on 22 August, 2016

Transport for Greater Manchester are currently consulting on their 2040 Strategy – looking at the big changes that should be made over the next 25 years. Nothing is guaranteed, but we certainly won’t get the big ticket items unless we campaign for them hard. We have four big items for Cheadle and Gatley, and we […]

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Grants available to help cut loneliness in over-50s

by Lib Dem Team on 18 August, 2016

Local councillors are urging groups to bid for grants from the Brookfield Shiers Family Trust. Iain says “We want to be flexible and help groups apply for this money. Perhaps there’s an improvement to a local park which will encourage more people to use it – that could easily qualify. Please don’t hold back, but […]

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Council tax scam warning

by Lib Dem Team on 17 August, 2016

From the Council: The Council were contacted by a resident who had been approached by a scam company claiming they had paid too much tax and asking for an upfront fee of £65 to get their Council Tax reduced. This company was not acting on behalf of the Council, as they wouldn’t know how much […]

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Stay safe – keep to the speed limit

by Lib Dem Team on 12 August, 2016

The Lib Dems are calling for motorists to keep to the speed limit around Cheadle and Gatley. “Over the Summer Holidays children are far more likely to be out and about and, children being children, they may not be paying as much attention as they should,” said Cllr Iain Roberts. “The 20mph limits are there […]

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Cheadle Area Committee report back, 9th August 2016

by Lib Dem Team on 10 August, 2016

Planning application 60010 – proposal to build a new house at the junction of Turnfield Road and Schools Hill, Cheadle. This is an amended application, changed in light of objections from a neighbour the last time it came to area committee. Objections to the new application from the neighbour were fully considered, and the revised […]

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Did you miss out on a Lyme Park voucher?

by Lib Dem Team on 9 August, 2016

The recent edition of the Review council newspaper included a voucher for a free visit to Lyme Park (which the council contributes a good deal of money to). To take advantage of the offer, you need to cut out the voucher from the paper – a photocopy or printout probably won’t be accepted. The Lib […]

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