Fairtrade Christmas Fair

Recent confirmation from the Fairtrade Foundation ensures that Stockport’s Fairtrade Borough status has been successfully renewed, through the work of the Stockport Fairtrade Group in collaboration with Stockport Council.

The renewal recognises the commitment going forward to supporting and promoting fairtrade.

This years Christmas fair is on Saturday November 25th.

Shout About Stockport – Have Your Say

You probably know about the exciting changes happening across Stockport Town Centre.

Redrock Investment

New investment, transport improvements, leisure opportunities, better spaces and places, cultural programmes and a host of big brand names and independent businesses are moving to Stockport. It’s all part of the complete reinvention at the heart of our town.

Now we need your help to spread the word and get others on board with the dynamic changes taking place.
Creative Concern, working on behalf of Stockport Council and its partners, is planning a major campaign to wake up the world and tell everyone about this transformation. We want to bust myths, open minds and see a good few jaws drop, too.
To make sure we get this right, we want to involve the people who matter most, the residents of Stockport. That’s why we’re recruiting a selection of community volunteers to take part in a small and informal group workshop. We want to know what you think about Stockport – what you like and what could be made even better.
If you are interested in taking part in the workshop we’d love to hear from you. Please send us your details, including your postcode so that we can make sure people from across the whole of Stockport are able to give us their views. We’ll then be in touch to let you know if you are selected.
The session will take place from 6:00-7:30pm on Wednesday 14th June at:
Staircase House
30/31 Market Place
We’ll be putting your feedback to great use as we work on a new campaign to promote Stockport and all of the exciting things going on here.
As a big thank you for taking part, we’re offering a £25 incentive for those who attend.
Please register your interest and RSVP to [email protected]
We look forward to seeing you there. If you are not selected to take part, or are unable to attend, we would still like to hear your comments. Please get in touch to find out the other ways you can get involved and have your say.
For more details or enquiries, please contact: [email protected]

Stockport Market in Decline Under Labour

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 a vision to revive the market. Instead, they seem to be managing its decline.

Paul Ankers said, “These figures are alarming. I am fond of the market, but other markets in Manchester & Gorton have been revitalized. The last LibDem administration had a plan but this Labour lot are just glad to be in charge but have no vision for Stockport.”be

Stockport Fairtrade Fair – Saturday 19th November

Stockport is a fairtrade town recognised by the Fairtrade Foundation, and is in the process of renewing this status in collaboration with the Council.

As a fairtrade town, Stockport has made a commitment to supporting fair trade and using products with the Fairtrade mark.

They would be delighted to see you, family and friends at their Christmas Fair.

2016 Fairtrade Fair

2016 Fairtrade Fair