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Barnes Village – a bus stop, but no bus

by Lib Dem Team on 5 March, 2019

Cllr Graham Greenhalgh writes: The Barnes Village development is approaching completion. Many homes are now occupied. A brand new bus stop has been erected on Kingsway outside Barnes Village but as yet there are no bus services stopping there. We have written the Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) asking them to clarify their plans for […]

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The Lib Dem £100m scheme to resurface all the bad roads and pavements across Stockport is working its way across Cheadle and Gatley. A lot of our pavements have already been repaired, and now more roads are being fixed too. Here’s the notice from the council about three roads on the South Park Road Estate […]

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Works to improve the Manchester Road/High Street/Stockport Road junction by Cheadle Green start on 11 March and will last for around 5 weeks. There will be some traffic disruption during the works, and the Lib Dem team will be monitoring to ensure this is minimised. The Lib Dem team have welcomed the improvements, which the […]

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Still no movement on rail timetable reinstatement

by Lib Dem Team on 4 March, 2019

Cllr Graham Greenhalgh writes: I was pleased to see that Northern proudly announced the arrival of new rolling stock on it’s Manchester to Preston line via Bolton. So I took the opportunity to write to Northern congratulating them but asking where is the return to the pre-May 2018 timetable we were promised on the Manchester […]

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Police funding will see more bobbies on the beat

by Lib Dem Team on 2 March, 2019

Liberal Democrats have been campaigning for more bobbies on the beat in our area. The truth is 80% of police funding comes from central government. This has been reduced by £250m since 2010 resulting in a loss of 2,000 police officers and 1,000 non-uniform staff. This year the police grant included an additional £15m for […]

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Gatley Carrs – What more must we do?

by Lib Dem Team on 2 March, 2019

Gatley Carrs is an oasis of nature in the heart of Gatley village. Nineteen acres of woods, meadows and scrub plus 4 acres of ponds and swamp land. The Gatley Carrs Conservation Group (GCCG) lovingly preserve and care for this local asset. As a result the Nature Reserve regularly wins the prestigious Green Flag award, […]

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Plans to slash local budgets – stopped

by Lib Dem Team on 2 March, 2019

The Full Council debate on the budget for the next two years in Stockport proved to be a robust exchange of views. The Liberal Democrat Team in council wanted to defend the local control for local funding. We could not countenance the local budgets being slashed and control centred at the Town Hall. At Tuesday’s […]

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Local police report, 23 Feb – 1 March 2019

by Iain Roberts on 1 March, 2019

From our local Police: An update on incidents and work in the Cheadle & Bramhall ward for the period Saturday 23rd February to Friday 1st March. The headline news is the arrest, charge and remand of four men for a series of burglaries. Two were arrested on Tuesday. They appeared before the courts on Wednesday […]

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Local campaigner Tom Morrison writes: Local campaigner Tom Morrison writes: The Red Lion Petrol Station was approved for an alcohol licence this evening by Stockport Council. The applicant amended their application at the last minute (in my view cynically) to ensure they got the licence they needed. The good news is – it won’t be […]

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Stockport Council’s budget passed at the second attempt, with a revised Liberal Democrat amendment being approved by the council. The Lib Dem’s first amendment, which called for the free meal councillors get before Full Council meetings to be scrapped, was voted down by Labour last week. The meals cost taxpayers £11,000 a year – the […]

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