SK8 eighth worst in the country for burglary

by Iain Roberts on 11 January, 2019

The SK8 postcode area is the eighth worst in the country for burglary, a new study has revealed. The study, reported in The Mirror, says Henley-in-Arden in Warwickshire tops the list. The places with the lowest rates of burglary are mostly in rural, out-of-the-way places with Whitehaven in Cumbria and Falmouth in Cornwall as the […]

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GMSF: proposals released ahead of consultation

by Iain Roberts on 7 January, 2019

Here’s what the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) means for Stockport. Significant building on the Green Belt, but a lot less than previously proposed. And stations for Cheadle and Gatley on the Mid-Cheshire line are in the plan. Consultation starts on 21 Jan and runs for 8 weeks. The full papers can be seen here […]

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Latest GMSF proposals announced on Monday 7 Jan

by Iain Roberts on 4 January, 2019

The latest version of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) is set to be announced on Monday 7 January 2019 by Mayor Andy Burnham and the leaders of the ten authorities – including Stockport. The GMSF sets out where new homes and business premises will be built over the next 20 years, and the infrastructure […]

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Styal Rd roadworks 8-10 Jan 2019

by Iain Roberts on 4 January, 2019

From the Council: Please be advised that contractors working on behalf of United Utilities will be carrying out excavation works on Styal Road, Gatley, outside 88 Styal Road. The works are scheduled to take place 8th to 10th January 2019 and will require temporary two-way signals between the hours of 08:00 and 18:00

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Stockport Council has said that it is carrying out essential maintenance works near the Manchester Road entrance to Abney Hall Park to divert Chorlton Brook away from the defective Cheadle Lane Culvert (under Manchester Road). This will involve creating a new car park, then cutting an open channel for the brook. The works are expected […]

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Works on M56/M60 in New Year

by Iain Roberts on 27 December, 2018

From Highways England and their contractor: M56 Sharston Link – Carriageway surfacing works Highways England is responsible for managing and maintaining the motorway and trunk road network in Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and South Lancashire. We have recently carried out work to replace the safety barriers on the M56 between junctions 1 and 3a. I’m […]

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Cheadle Pool to close for first week of January

by Iain Roberts on 26 December, 2018

From the Council: Cheadle Pool will need to close completely from Weds 2nd January until Sunday 6th January inclusive for some additional scaffolding works. These works cannot be carried out safely whilst the pool is open. The pool will be open for public swimming again on Monday 7th January.

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#CutTheCard movement sees boost to Lib Dem membership

by Iain Roberts on 24 December, 2018

Jeremy Corbyn’s announcement just before Christmas that Labour would push ahead with Brexit if they won a General Election and not give people the vote that a majority now say they want has seen a rush of resignations from Labour and new members for the Lib Dems. Corbyn has never made any secret of being […]

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Graham Greenhalgh and the Lib Dems are calling for 2019 to be the year that Cheadle’s train station is agreed. “Cheadle’s roads are jammed. It’s not acceptable for us to still not have a train station. If a station is agreed in 2019 there’s no reason why it can’t be up and running by 2025, […]

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The Council has announced a freeze on applications for new Residents Parking schemes for the next few months, and the development of a new scheme for residents parking. There will no doubt be a consultation on the new proposals in 2019. Here’s what we’ve been told by the Council: We are aware that there are […]

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