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Labour Cabinet member Cllr Sheila Bailey was challenged by Keith and Iain to give Fields in Trust status to Gatley Carrs, protecting it from development for future generations. Cllr Bailey said that, while she did not want to see the Carrs built on, she did not want to tie the hands of future councillors by […]

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Gatley Rec playground improvements starting 21 Jan

by Iain Roberts on 17 January, 2020

The latest improvements to Gatley Recreation ground will start on Tuesday 21 January 2020 and take about three weeks to complete. We don’t yet have a detailed scope, but we understand the work will improve reinstating the fencing and the roundabout.

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Shock as Barclays announce Cheadle branch closure

by Iain Roberts on 17 January, 2020

Barclays Bank has this week announced that they are closing their Cheadle High Street branch. Cllr Keith Holloway said “This is very concerning news. Barclays was the last bank in Gatley and it closed despite a strong community campaign. We have heard from people how that closure has affected the village. Now the Cheadle branch […]

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Cheadle School Crossing Patrols needed

by Iain Roberts on 17 January, 2020

The Council is looking to employ a School Crossing Patrol (lollipop man/lady) in Cheadle. Could you do it, or do you know someone who might be interested?

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Event: Keeping Steady and Active in Stockport

by Iain Roberts on 14 January, 2020

Keeping Steady and Active in Stockport event on Thursday 30 January 2020 1.30pm to 3pm at Abney Court care home.

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Rail passenger figures show Gatley treading water

by Iain Roberts on 14 January, 2020

The latest rail user figures have been released by the Office for Road and Rail. While Waterloo Station retains its spot as (by far) the busiest UK station, Birmingham New Street is the only non-London station to make it into the top 10. We’ve looked at the Stockport stations and Gatley is one of the […]

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Council July 2019 flood drop-in events

by Iain Roberts on 13 January, 2020

From Stockport Council: Following the floods of July 2019, the council commissioned a firm of consultants to look in to the events leading up to the flooding. A series of drop-in events for residents affected will now take place in the borough, starting on January 21 in Adswood. For details of all the events, please […]

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Lib Dem plan to reduce firework harm

by Iain Roberts on 11 January, 2020

If Lib Dem plans for Stockport are approved on Thursday, the borough will reduce the harm of fireworks on people and animals. While there’s a limited amount Stockport can do without a change of the law at Westminster, the Lib Dems believe these steps will make a positive difference. The motion going to Thursday’s Full […]

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Cheadle station a step closer with Towns Fund money

by Iain Roberts on 8 January, 2020

Cheadle has moved a step closer to getting a station following a meeting of the Cheadle Village Partnership on Tuesday. The council has agreed with the partnership that a new station for Cheadle will be our main ask from the Towns Fund. Cllr Tom Morrison has agreed to sit on the partnership board that will […]

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130 bus service being withdrawn

by Iain Roberts on 7 January, 2020

The Lib Dem team is very concerned at the loss of yet another bus service: the 130 is being withdrawn from Cheadle, further limiting the options of anyone wanting to travel from Cheadle towards Manchester on public transport. The briefing note for the Transport for Greater Manchester Committee reads: Service 130 (East Didsbury – Cheadle […]

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