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Free Training Courses for Adults on Benefits

by paulankers on 31 December, 2018

The team have been contacted by a training provider, Think Employment. Many people seem to struggle as they don’t know where they can go to access  training and support in our region. Their courses are funded by the European Social fund and are FREE to customers over 19 claiming any benefit where they are wanting to […]

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Have Your say on Stockports Gambling Policy

by paulankers on 21 August, 2018

Stockport Council has commenced a consultation on its revised Statement of Principles for the purposes of the Gambling Act 2005. Details of the consultation can be found at  The most significant change is in relation to reducing the limits on the in store gambling machines from £100 to £2. This was a LibDem campaign but […]

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Barclays Branch in Hazel Grove to Close

by jontwigge on 19 August, 2018

Unfortunately, Barclays Bank tell us that their branch in Hazel Grove will close on Friday 7th December. Banks now have to consult with customers and the community before the branch actually closes – please let us know if this will affect you badly and we can pass on your comments to Barclays. It is really […]

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INNOVATIVE INTERCHANGE AND NEW TOWN CENTRE PARK FOR STOCKPORT GIVEN GO-AHEAD Proposals for the multi-million pound redevelopment of Stockport’s bus station were today (Friday 29 June) given the green light by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA). The scheme, part of a whole range of regeneration plans LibDems put forward before losing control of the […]

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Phase 3 of Stockport Exchange has been launched, with a new office block to be built on the site of the former Cineworld cinema by Stockport station. This is phase three of six that was agreed by the Lib Dem administration on Stockport Council. A few years ago, anyone coming out of Stockport station would […]

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Free Parking in Hazel Grove On Next Two Saturdays

by paulankers on 12 December, 2017

All Council Car Parks in Hazel Grove will be free of charge for the next two Saturdays. In addition to this, there will be free parking in Stockport Town centre on the following days: Monday 11th December to Friday 15th December, free after 3pm Sunday 17th December, free all day Monday 18th December to Friday […]

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Redrock Cinema Complex Opens in Stockport

by jontwigge on 26 November, 2017

Stockport’s new Redrock cinema complex opened this week. The Light have opened a ten screen cinema. There are a range of restaurants either open already or coming soon include Zizzi, Pizza Express, Gourmet Burger Company and Loungers. A gym opens in January and the new car park – accessible directly from the A6 for the […]

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Fairtrade Christmas Fair

by jontwigge on 28 October, 2017

Recent confirmation from the Fairtrade Foundation ensures that Stockport’s Fairtrade Borough status has been successfully renewed, through the work of the Stockport Fairtrade Group in collaboration with Stockport Council. The renewal recognises the commitment going forward to supporting and promoting fairtrade. This years Christmas fair is on Saturday November 25th.

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The Lib Dems have submitted our response to the first stage of Stockport’s Local Plan consultation. “At the heart of the Lib Dem response is a two stage approach to house-building across the next 20 years – brownfield in the first years and green belt only later, if at all. “Major changes in the UK […]

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Dozens of pubs in Hazel Grove hit with crippling hikes to their business rates still haven’t received any funding from the government’s flagship relief scheme, research by the Liberal Democrats has revealed. The government announced last March that pubs in England hit with higher business rates would receive a one-off £1,000 annual discount. But six […]

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