Archive for the ‘Local Council’ Category

Residents Parking Schemes Under Review

by paulankers on 2 January, 2019

The Council has announced a freeze on applications for new Residents Parking schemes for the next few months, and the development of a new scheme for residents parking. There will no doubt be a consultation on the new proposals in 2019. Here’s what we’ve been told by the Council: We are aware that there are […]

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Cllr Jon Twigge, Cllr Paul Ankers and Lou Ankers would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. At this time of year it is common to reflect on the year that is just finishing. 2018 has been a momentous year in UK politics, with the debate over Brexit heating up. […]

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Bypass Opens on 15th October

by paulankers on 6 October, 2018

The new bypass from Hazel Grove to the Airport (incorporating and existing part of the A555) will open on Monday 15th October. The road has been long needed and campaigned for by many but especially former LibDem MPs Mark Hunter and Andrew Stunell when they were at Westminster. Cllr Paul Ankers said, “There is a […]

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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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Have Your say on Stockports Gambling Policy

by paulankers on 21 August, 2018

Stockport Council has commenced a consultation on its revised Statement of Principles for the purposes of the Gambling Act 2005. Details of the consultation can be found at  The most significant change is in relation to reducing the limits on the in store gambling machines from £100 to £2. This was a LibDem campaign but […]

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Hazel Grove Library Closing Temporarily in September

by paulankers on 17 August, 2018

Hazel Grove Library  will be closed between Monday 17th September 2018 date and Thursday 20th September 2018 while they install self-service technology.  The Library will reopen on Friday 21st September 2018.  You can renew Library items online or borrow ebooks and eaudiobooks via our web pages :Look for, reserve or renew an item – Stockport Council  The […]

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Torkington Road Roadworks for two weeks

by paulankers on 14 August, 2018

Stockport Council has committed to invest £100m to improve roads and footpaths across the borough over a nine year delivery period after LibDems approved the funds when running the Council. This funding will be used to carry out a range of repairs from patching to resurfacing in targeted areas which will provide a long term […]

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Making Contacting the Council Easy Again

by jontwigge on 15 July, 2018

I am passionate about restoring the Council’s communications – too many people struggle to reach the Council when they need them because the Council does not have the money or resources to run a large telephone contact centre any more. Earlier this year I attended UCExpo in London which was all about Unified Communications – […]

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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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LED Street Light Update

by jontwigge on 7 March, 2018

There has been talk of upgrading the street lights in Stockport to shiny new LED technology for some time and the program to replace them is finally going to start this year.  The good news is that Hazel Grove will be one of the areas that get the first replacements so we should see our […]

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