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Cllr Lisa Smart Chosen to Fight General Election

by paulankers on 21 April, 2017

Local Councillor Lisa Smart will be the Liberal Democrat candidate for the constituency of Hazel Grove at the General Election on June 8th 2017. Lisa has a track record of campaigning for better services at Stepping Hill Hospital, standing up against Conservative and Labour plans to bulldoze our greenbelt and winning fights to keep local […]

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The North West’s Social Care Crisis

by paulankers on 11 April, 2017

The BBC Radio 4 Today programme highlighted this morning the particular problem in recruitment in Stockport Council,  managed by the Labour party, based on a report by Independent Age which pointed out  2 out of 3 care homes in the North West of England are inadequate or require improvement. Another report, by the charity Skills for […]

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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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Rubbish Plans to be Scrapped !

by jontwigge on 24 November, 2016

A big thank you to everyone who signed petitions and gave feedback on the council’s plans to reduce non recyclable waste (the black bin) collections to every three weeks.  The Council Executive have effectively admitted that the plans were very unpopular and they probably wouldn’t have worked anyway. Siting feedback from a survey they say that […]

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Local LibDems Slam 3 Weekly Bin Collections

by paulankers on 9 November, 2016

Stockport LibDem Councillors Jon Twigge & Mark Hunter have criticised Stockport Council’s barmy plan to increase black bin collections from 2 to 3 weekly. Cllr Mark Hunter said, “There are no guarantees here; no guarantees of savings or increased recycling. This is a big gamble to change a system that has been lauded nationally.” Jon […]

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Low Emission Car Incentive to Be Axed

by paulankers on 10 October, 2016

Stockport Labour have infuriated Environmental campaigners by proposing a MASSIVE 3500% rise in a parking permit for low emissions vehicles. The £10 scheme, introduced by LibDems to encourage switching to greener cars, will be increased to £360 a year under proposals being finalised this winter. Vehicles which fall in Emission Band A (99g/km of CO2 […]

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Stockport Labour Planning 4% Council Tax Hike

by paulankers on 7 October, 2016

Stockport Labour have revealed early that they plan a 3.99% Council Tax Hike in April. Their first budget in Stockport in nearly 20 years will reinforce the image of them as the high tax party. The Council are responding to continued huge cuts by the Tory Government, coupled with the financial implication of Brexit, which […]

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