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Further Council Cuts to Affect More Services

by jontwigge on 16 October, 2017

With government austerity set to massively reduce council budgets once again next year Stockport is no exception and will have to make further cuts. As part of budget planning the council is asking residents for their views on five sets of cuts in: Cuts to apprenticeship events for young people Closure of the Apprenticeship’s Store […]

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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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The Council has recently agreed in principle to continued funding for the Digital by Design programme started a few years ago. New work will build on much of the work already done and should therefore be faster and more effective giving greater benefits and cost savings. Stockport’s Improved Website Some of the key points from […]

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Amidst mounting speculation that the UK government may finally be prepared to act, Stockport Liberal Democrats have put forward a motion to a meeting of the Council on Thursday this week calling for the Public Sector Pay Cap to be lifted. Currently all public sector workers, including nurses, police officers and local government workers are […]

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Have Your Say on Stockport’s New Local Plan

by paulankers on 9 September, 2017

The Council is inviting residents to join the conversation on the Stockport Local Plan, a plan for the future of the borough through to 2035. There are big challenges and opportunities facing the borough. People are concerned about housing, both in terms of numbers and where they are built. We also know that while Stockport […]

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Road Sign Thief in the Area?

by paulankers on 23 August, 2017

Local LibDem Paul Ankers was alerted by local residents to a couple of road signs abandoned in the ward.* However, neither Barlow Lane South nor Chestnut Ave are in the ward. Paul has alerted Police and is working with them to identify the culprit or culprits. Paul Ankers said, “These road signs are paid for […]

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School Admissions Now Open

by paulankers on 18 August, 2017

Applications for School, Admissions are now being accepted across the borough, with deadlines varying from October 31st to next March depending on what you are applying for. Use this link to start the application or learn more about the process.

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Is Poise Brook being maintained properly?

by paulankers on 18 August, 2017

Local resident Susan Challinor contacted the team to raise concerns about maintenance of Poise Brook. The brook was one of the factor in the flooding that Hazel Grove experienced last summer. Local sources suggest the brook was regularly maintained until about 6 years ago, but it is not now, leading to debris, including a bag […]

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Flytipping Moved From Lochmaddy Close

by paulankers on 13 August, 2017

Paul Ankers reported and had removed a lot of flytipping on Lochmaddy Close & Kyle Court recently. There was a significant amount of wood dumped. Sadly, that area suffers from a lot of flytipping. If you are aware of any issues like this in the future, email Paul Ankers at [email protected]

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