TfGM plans bus service changes for Cheadle and Gatley

by Iain Roberts on 17 January, 2018

We have been informed of the following changes to bus services which are coming to TfGM. While we recognise the financial pressure TfGM is under, we question whether a good-enough effort has been made to promote the 44 and 45 services through Gatley. Many people don’t realise they are there, or that they can hail […]

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Cllr Iain Roberts has called for the “surface dressing” treatment of Northenden Road and Altrincham Road in Gatley to be done properly. “After several months the road remains in a poor state. It’s uneven, and already getting worn away. Surface dressing can be an effective way to improve road surfaces, but something has clearly gone […]

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High Grove Road: Lib Dems ask for chicane and speed sign

by Iain Roberts on 17 January, 2018

Following the recent survey of residents on High Grove Road, Milton Crescent, Chadvil Drive and round the corner on Gatley Road, the Lib Dem team have asked council officers to draw up plans for a chicane on High Grove Road and for a flashing speed sign. We asked residents and those were the two options […]

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Council work and skills priority workshops

by Iain Roberts on 17 January, 2018

Residents and businesses across the borough are invited to take part in a series of workshops to discuss the main issues and priorities for work and skills in Stockport. Led by the newly formed Stockport Work & Skills Commission, these workshops are an opportunity for employers, the current and future workforce, young people, and education […]

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Iain to defend council seat on 3rd May

by Iain Roberts on 13 January, 2018

Cllr Iain Roberts has announced his intention to stand for re-election in the local elections on Thursday 3rd May 2018. “It’s been a privilege to represent Cheadle and Gatley since 2009. We have achieved a lot but the challenges haven’t got any easier,” said Iain. “Our villages are struggling, with Labour threatening a 67% car […]

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Police report, 12th January 2018

by Iain Roberts on 13 January, 2018

A follow-up to the report on the 9th: Since the last update on Tuesday 09/01/18 there have been 3 residential Burglaries and 1 theft from vehicle crime. Brief details of below…        On Wednesday an address in Cheadle Hulme was burgled in the early evening time and car keys were stolen. Offenders returned later in the […]

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Police report, 9th January 2018

by Iain Roberts on 10 January, 2018

From the Police: Unfortunately, over the weekend, the Cheadle area experienced a spike in Residential Burglaries with a total of 16 being recorded between Thursday 04/01/18- Monday 09/01/18. These Burglaries were spread across the entire Cheadle area, with addresses in Cheadle(5), Gatley(5), Cheadle Hulme(3), and Heald Green(3) being targeted. Fortunately, many of these Burglaries were […]

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Gatley struggling with too many empty units

by Iain Roberts on 9 January, 2018

Gatley village centre is struggling with too many empty units, and we need a community plan to turn it around, says Cllr Iain Roberts. Owners of some shops are retiring. Others have been closed for a long time or just recently. “The British economy is struggling, internet shopping is growing and our High Streets are […]

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Council acts on Occasions fireworks banner

by Iain Roberts on 9 January, 2018

Following complaints from Iain, the Council has confirmed that it will consider prosecution unless a fireworks banner is removed from the former Occasions shop in Gatley. The owners are being written to. A pop-up shop selling fireworks operated in the run-up to November 5th, but the increasingly-tatty banner has never been removed. “The Council investigated […]

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Greater Manchester’s Labour Mayor, Andy Burnham, is running a consultation on his plan for policing and the Lib Dem team are urging people take the survey. “It is worrying that, in the 33 pages of this document, Andy Burnham’s policing plan does not once mention burglary, theft from motor vehicles or enforcement of traffic offences, […]

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