Archive for the ‘Greater Manchester’ Category

Free Bus Travel For Teenagers

by paulankers on 28 May, 2019

Our Pass is a new bus pass for 16-18 year olds which offers free bus travel across the city region. The scheme goes live soon and there is a consultation survey before that too. The main things to know are: A survey has been launched asking young people what opportunities they want from the pass. […]

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Have Your Say on Stockport Fire Services

by paulankers on 24 May, 2019

There is just one week to go for comments on changes to local Fire Services, including the closure of two Stockport Fire Services. The changes would see one new station built, but other changes include the reduction in firefighters on an appliance from 5 to 4. Cllr Paul Ankers previously sat on the old Greater […]

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Thank you to all local residents who cast a vote this May and an extra special thanks to the 1,993 of you who voted for Lou Ankers and the local Lib Dem team. The Lib Dem team will continue fighting on the issues that matter to local residents. If you want to get in touch […]

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WATCH: Cllr Ankers Raises Your A555 issues

by paulankers on 31 January, 2019

Cllr Paul Ankers quizzes senior officer on A555 issues Cllr Paul Ankers is calling for public consultations on the impacts of the implementation of the new A555 road. There were good sessions in the Civic Hall prior to completion but the Council feel they are doing enough. Click on the link above to see the […]

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GMSF Consultation

by paulankers on 30 January, 2019

The Greater Manchester Plan for the next twenty years can potentially have a big impact on the lives of villages and towns like Hazel Grove & High Lane. The headline for Hazel Grove is that not a blade of our greenbelt land will be lost and we will get improved transport with tram-train coming to […]

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Government Fails Local Communities Again

by jontwigge on 4 October, 2018

Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham, has said that due to an unexpected announcement from the government the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) is being delayed again. The GMSF describes the number of new homes, and industrial land, required across the whole region in the coming decades. The new announcement means that the government is adjusting […]

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GMSF Delayed Again – Less New Houses Needed?

by jontwigge on 5 July, 2018

The Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) has again been delayed. The latest cause is mainly that new official population estimates show slightly slower growth than previously expected. The new date for the report to be published is October this year. What is most interesting about this is that even a relatively small reduction in demand […]

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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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Proposed Bus Route Changes (372/373)

by paulankers on 27 June, 2018

TfGM will be reporting a number of proposals to change subsidised bus services to the July 6th Committee meeting. The proposed major changes are to service 372 (Stockport – Woodsmoor – Stepping Hill – Torkington – Hazel Grove). The proposal is to maintain an hourly service on the busiest section of service 372 (between Stockport, […]

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Made to Move – Cycling and Walking Across GM

by jontwigge on 4 April, 2018

GREATER Manchester’s first Cycling and Walking Commissioner has called for £1.5 billion to help realise his vision of transforming the city region into a world class region for cycling and walking. Last year Mayor of Greater Manchester appointed Chris Boardman to say how GM can deliver a step change in the numbers of people walking […]

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