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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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It won’t come as a surprise to many here in Hazel Grove that our retailers are experiencing some difficulties. Stockport Council is preparing a new local plan at the moment – you can find out more about this at https://www.stockport.gov.uk/localplan.  The purpose of the local plan is to make Stockport and the surrounding areas as […]

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Shout About Stockport – Have Your Say

by jontwigge on 5 June, 2017

You probably know about the exciting changes happening across Stockport Town Centre. New investment, transport improvements, leisure opportunities, better spaces and places, cultural programmes and a host of big brand names and independent businesses are moving to Stockport. It’s all part of the complete reinvention at the heart of our town. Now we need your […]

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Local residents on Cooke St have called for an increase in the number of residential permit parking spaces on the street to accommodate the increased number of residents with permits wishing to park. Local Councillors on the Stepping Hill area Committee, including local LibDem Jon Twigge, will hear the petition on Tuesday evening (5th June). […]

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Stockport Market in Decline Under Labour

by paulankers on 6 April, 2017

A year after the new Labour administration ‘saved’ Stockport Market, Council figures show the market is in serious decline. A report to the Council’s Scrutiny Co-Ordination Committee forecasts a fall in visitors by 9% over the last financial year. The Labour group squashed a consultation into the market’s future, but have show no sign of […]

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Business Growth Hub, in partnership with Stockport Council, is offering two digital marketing masterclasses to help Stockport business owners. There is an introductory course and a more advanced masterclass. They are designed to help Stockport business owners improve their understanding of how digital technology can improve their business. The workshops are open to Stockport-based businesses. […]

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Shop Improvement Grants in Hazel Grove

by jontwigge on 31 January, 2017

The Council want to help local businesses in the shopping centres across Stockport to improve. Grants of up to £2000 are available, if you act quickly, with preference given to improvements to the look of our local businesses. If you own or rent a local shop in Hazel Grove check out this offer as soon as […]

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Redrock starts to take shape

by jontwigge on 9 September, 2016

Opening its doors later next year, Redrock Stockport will be our town’s newest leisure complex with restaurants, cafes, 10 screen cinema, shops and parking for us all to enjoy. You may have noticed the changes taking place in the area near Debenhams (Prince’s Street) as the building work has begun.  When you are next in […]

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Media City set to Double in Size

by jontwigge on 6 September, 2016

The BBC reports that Media City is set to “double in size” by 2026 with ten new buildings including two tower blocks, 1,400 properties and a multi-storey car park. The plans should create hundreds of new jobs not much more than a half hour drive from Hazel Grove. More than 7,000 people, including about 3,000 BBC and […]

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