Have your say on building on the greenbelt

by Lib Dem Team on 26 October, 2016

The eight week consultation on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework – the proposals on where we are going to build hundreds of thousands of new homes across GM over the next 20 years – opens on Monday 31st October 2016. Please make sure you have your say. The consultation should appear here. The Government has […]

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Safety advice for Halloween and Bonfire Night

by Lib Dem Team on 26 October, 2016

Tips to stay safe during Halloween and Bonfire Night from the Police and Council: Halloween • Trick or treating? Go with an adult, visit those you know and respect others. Don’t go alone, damage property or intimidate people. • You don’t have to open the door to trick or treaters if you don’t want to. Draw your […]

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Where is greenbelt building proposed for Stockport?

by Lib Dem Team on 24 October, 2016

The Government has said that nearly 1,000 new houses and apartments need to be built in Stockport each year for the next twenty years. Under the policies the Government have put in place, not all the brownfield sites in towns can be used, so councils are having to look to greenbelt – a move opposed […]

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Have your say: Gatley Primary school expansion

by Lib Dem Team on 21 October, 2016

Gatley Primary is consulting residents on plans to expand the school to three-form entry. At the moment the school is heavily over-subscribed and even children who live ten minutes walk away often can’t get a place. Expansion would allow many more local kids to get into the school instead of having to travel to schools […]

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Breast screening mobile unit update

by Lib Dem Team on 20 October, 2016

Keith writes: Our thanks to everyone who gave us your views on locating the breast screening mobile unit on Massie Street car park in Cheadle. We are pleased to report that the responses were overwhelmingly positive – residents and traders felt that on balance the improvements in access to the screening service outweighed any problems […]

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Improving safety at the Horse and Farrier junction

by Lib Dem Team on 19 October, 2016

Following an accident at the Horse & Farrier junction in Gatley last Monday, here’s an update on the work the Lib Dem team are doing. We have met with Council officers this week and asked them to look at the options again. We’ve also asked them to look at the accident record at the junction […]

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One of Stockport Labour’s budget proposals is an increase in the cost of a permit for low emission (Band A) cars from £10 to £360. The low charge was introduced by the Lib Dems as a discount to encourage more drivers to buy low-emission cars. You can have your say on this budget proposal, along […]

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Next May Greater Manchester will elect its first Mayor, with the excellent Jane Brophy standing as the Lib Dem candidate. The Mayor will control a budget of around £1.5 billion – more than any council. So it’s important that councillors and the public have the chance to question the mayor directly – as the Leader […]

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Friends of Scholes Fields to hold first meeting

by Lib Dem Team on 13 October, 2016

A new Friends of Scholes Fields group is being set up to improve the playing fields in the heart of Gatley village. The Friends group will be able to access external funds and have a say on improvements to the fields. Everyone is invited to the first meeting, at 7pm on Tuesday 25th October in […]

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A grand a day to make hospital cuts

by Lib Dem Team on 12 October, 2016

Iain’s opinion piece in the Stockport Mail: Ten years ago the staff at Wythenshawe Hospital saved my life. As my children have grown, the Roberts family have been regular visitors with the usual variety of broken limbs and other injuries and illnesses. I’ve nothing but praise for the staff, who do a fantastic job. But […]

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