Cheadle MP votes against animal welfare clause

by Iain Roberts on 18 November, 2017

Local Lib Dems have expressed disappointment that Cheadle’s Conservative MP, Mary Robinson, voted against keeping the EU animal welfare standard that the UK itself put into EU law 20 years ago. “Thanks to the UK, millions of animals across the EU have benefited from EU law that treats them as sentient: able to feel pain, […]

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Seashell Trust Toy Sale, 25th November 2017

by Iain Roberts on 15 November, 2017

Hundreds of brand new toys at bargain prices – don’t miss out on the Seashell Trust Toy Sale, 10am-12pm, Saturday 25th November 2017.

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Iain calls for Council to fix yellow line blunder

by Iain Roberts on 14 November, 2017

Cllr Iain Roberts is calling for the Council to fix a blunder where a double yellow line has been painted three time longer than it should be. The double yellow line on Church Road, Gatley, should go from the Tesco car park up to the electricity sub-station. The aim was to stop cars parking on […]

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Better off Stockport – a website to help you

by Iain Roberts on 14 November, 2017

Whether it’s finding out which benefits you’re entitled to, looking for job or volunteering opportunity or more, Better Off Stockport can help. (And if it doesn’t let us know so we can get it improved). Better off Stockport

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Iain speaks out on Cheadle car parking charges

by Iain Roberts on 14 November, 2017

Cllr Iain Roberts has recorded a short video explaining why many traders are concerned at the gamble our Labour council are taking with Cheadle shops, by increasing short-stay parking charges when so many other local areas have free short-stay parking for shoppers.

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Stockport Fairtrade Fair 2017

by Iain Roberts on 13 November, 2017

This year’s Stockport Fairtrade Fair will be on Saturday 25th November 2017 from 10.30am to 3.30pm at Stockport Guildhall.

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Tatton planning permission finally granted

by Iain Roberts on 10 November, 2017

Finally – after nearly two and half years – the planning application to develop the Tatton has been granted by the Council. The Lib Dem team have supported the application – for a large convenience store and apartments for older people – but it’s taken a long time to get through the system. “Now Dickens, […]

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How much of Stockport is built on.

by Iain Roberts on 9 November, 2017

The BBC has a handy tool that allows you to look at any part of the UK and see how much of it is built onĀ  – and compare that to the national average. As Stockport is mostly urban, it’s no surprise that we are more built-on than the average (which will include all the […]

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Joseph Hibbert – 7 year old Community Hero

by Iain Roberts on 8 November, 2017

The highlight of yesterday’s Cheadle Area Committee was a Community Hero award to seven year old Joseph Hibbert from Heald Green. Joseph has been raising money for Manchester Children’s Hospital since he was three years old. He ran a 5K before his 5th birthday and in July this year he climbed Ben Nevis which he […]

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Parking price hike “gambling with Cheadle’s future”

by Iain Roberts on 8 November, 2017

At a time when we’re seeing a record slowdown in non-food sales across the UK, Labour’s plan to hike Cheadle’s short-stay car parking charges by 67% is gambling with Cheadle’s future, Cllr Iain Roberts has said. “With so many other places people can park for free, shoppers – who are already spending less – may […]

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