Archive for the ‘Parks’ Category

Open Space Provision Consultation

by paulankers on 20 May, 2019

This new consultation into open space provision & commuted sums can appear a bit dry, but boring consultations are usually the ones that have the greatest impact on your lives. The commuted sums aspect of the report is the main way investment into our parks is funnelled. The local Council is not the main investor […]

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Lighting, Graffiti and Hazel Grove Ward – an update

by paulankers on 30 December, 2018

Cllr Paul Ankers and Lou Ankers love living in Hazel Grove but sadly there are a few areas that can be worrying to walk through. When Lou is walking back from her daughter’s nursery over the train line and down into Green car park, she can be often intimidated by the vandalism and groups of […]

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Improvements in Memorial Gardens

by paulankers on 21 August, 2018

The gates and railings of the Memorial Gardens are due to be restored this winter. The work will involve the removal of the gates and railings to the workshop of a local heritage ironwork specialist where they will be restored. Sound elements of the gates and railings will be retained while rotten elements will be […]

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Friends Of Torkington Park News

by paulankers on 15 June, 2018

The group are holding a Secret Garden Concert on 22nd July, between 2-4pm, costing £3.50 with Hazel Grove Brass Band.  If you want tickets before the event send a request to the [email protected] and they will endeavour to get them to you if your address is local, you can also pay on the day. The next […]

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It won’t come as a surprise to many here in Hazel Grove that our retailers are experiencing some difficulties. Stockport Council is preparing a new local plan at the moment – you can find out more about this at  The purpose of the local plan is to make Stockport and the surrounding areas as […]

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Carved Tree Animals

by jontwigge on 17 July, 2017

Update – I have now included a detailed response from a senior officer below the main story. A slightly unusual question, but a member of the public asked me if it would be possible to have carved tree animals when trees are cut down rather than leaving short stumps for ages.   They would be cut […]

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Torkington Park Duck Race

by paulankers on 22 June, 2017

The Torkington Park Duck Race is this Sunday. (25th) Events take place between 1pm and 4.30pm. (There is a detailed programme of events on the noticeboards in the Park) Entry in the Duck Race costs £1. Food and Drink will be available. There will also be children’s games, duck lotto and other fun stuff.

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Hazel Grove Carnival Turns 40 This July

by paulankers on 8 May, 2017

Hazel Grove Carnival turns 40 this July & Committee Co-Chair Tara Walters wants you to celebrate like its 1977. * The Carnival is on 15th July, with all the usual events, including the parade, dog show & stalls. It will, as ever, be in Torkington Park. Put it in your diary and come and enjoy […]

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Green Lane Park Improvements

by paulankers on 3 October, 2016

Good news for residents near Green Lane/Davenport Rd as the park play area will be getting a revamp in early 2017. Four pieces of new equipment will be put in place, including a sidewinder see saw & a rotaweb rope climbing frame. Sadly, the basketball net will make way for these improvements. There will also […]

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