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Stockport Labour Budget Thrown Out

by paulankers on 25 February, 2019

On Thursday night, the Labour budget was voted down, the first time such a thing has occurred in thirty years. Labour’s plans, which include scrapping the free town centre Metroshuttle bus, were voted down by Lib Dem and Conservative councillors. The move came after Labour blocked a Lib Dem amendment which sought to take power […]

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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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Lisa Smart Writes: The Labour party have done a backroom deal to make it easier for them to push through one of the most important decisions affecting the lives of people living in the Hazel Grove constituency – that of where new homes are going to be built over the next 20 years. GMSF The […]

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A6 to Bredbury: Labour Decide not to Decide

by jontwigge on 19 November, 2017

Like the community, the minority ruling Labour Cabinet are split on the road from the A6 to Bredbury. Strong feelings and arguments on both sides were clear at a recent Cabinet meeting that was supposed to decide whether to proceed with applications for funding for a full business case for the road. A6 to Bredbury […]

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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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