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Proud to support Stockport’s first Pride

by Iain Roberts on 31 July, 2017

The Lib Dem team were proud to support the first ever Stockport Pride, running a stall in the market hall through the day. “Pride is not only a great festival and loads of fun, but an important reminder of the challenges, discrimination and danger faced by LGBT+ people around the world. The Stockport Pride organisers did […]

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A survey by the Liberal Democrats has found that 53% of people who called 101 – the non-emergency Police phone number – gave up before speaking to the Police. Most people who did get through waited for more than five minutes, with some waiting for 30 minutes or more for the call to be answered. […]

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Stonepail Road in Gatley is the latest to be fully resurfaced as part of the Liberal Democrats’ £100 million scheme to repair every bad road and pavement across Stockport. “I’m very pleased to see this work done,” said Iain. “Stonepail Road is one that’s been patched and patched and patched but needed a proper resuface. […]

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The Lib Dem team have had two significant fly-tipping incidents reported to us. The first is near the allotments on Silverdale Road/St Ann’s Road North. A mattress and a pile of other rubbish was left there. We’ve been chasing up the council – we don’t feel it was dealt with quickly enough. The second is […]

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Police launch new taskforce to tackle off-road bikes

by Iain Roberts on 25 July, 2017

Greater Manchester Police have launched a dedicated taskforce to tackle off-road bikes being driven illegally. The new team is based in Eccles but will work right across GM. “Off road bikes have long been a problem in our area, so this is welcome news,” said Cllr Iain Roberts. “The neighbourhood police simply don’t have the […]

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Pride comes to Stockport on Sunday

by Iain Roberts on 25 July, 2017

The first Stockport Pride will on Sunday 30th July 2017, 10am to 4pm at Stockport market. The Lib Dem team will be there, supporting the event and the LGBT+ community, so do come along and say hello. More information on Stockport Pride here.

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A6 closed in Stockport from next week

by Iain Roberts on 21 July, 2017

A reminder part of the A6 will be closed next week. Preparations for the closure were underway again today. From Monday 24th July 2017 essential repair works will take place on the bridge that runs under the A6 in Stockport town centre between Exchange Street (Garrick Theatre) and Heaton Lane. This section of the road […]

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This programme shows the events available for young people in Stockport Town Centre over the summer.

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Iain welcomes Vince as Lib Dem leader

by Iain Roberts on 21 July, 2017

Iain writes: Vince Cable has been a regular visitor to Cheadle over the last few years and I’m sure will be a great leader for the Lib Dems. I meet him in Manchester, just after the General Election was announced and again after he became leader. Known as the “Sage of Westminster”, Vince’s warnings ahead […]

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Violent crime up, but reporting crime is hard

by Iain Roberts on 20 July, 2017

Iain writes: A couple of days ago I was on my way home when a motorcyclist tore past me at high speed along a residential street, weaving past cars, bikes and pedestrians. It was in Manchester rather than Stockport, and I happened to see which house the biker went to and got the details. A […]

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