Archive for the ‘Traffic’ Category

Royal Oak Planning Application

by jontwigge on 7 April, 2018

It has been a long time coming but June will finally bring the McCarthy and Stone planning application for the former Royal Oak site on Commercial Road to Area Committee. Minor changes have been made to the design of the application to help meet planning officers concerns but it is not yet clear if all […]

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Continuing A6 Drain Roadworks

by jontwigge on 14 March, 2018

This weekend should see a number of the latest issues caused by the drains under the A6 being fixed. The works will run between Chapel Street and Sainsbury including the really bad manhole cover by the entrance to Asda.  That manhole cover was reported to us over the weekend and looked to be in a […]

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Parking to Cost 50% More in Hazel Grove

by jontwigge on 25 February, 2018

Despite the efforts of the Liberal Democrat group with an amendment to the Labour budget that included a call to block the increase in parking charges in Stockport District Centres the increase was approved by a vote in the full council. The cost of one hour in our council car parks will increase from 20p […]

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Stockport Liberal Democrats have pledged to freeze parking charges in district centres if they regain control at the Town Hall following this summer’s elections. Speaking about Labour’s proposals, Cllr Mark Hunter, leader of the Lib Dem Group, said: “Labour are proposing a huge hike in parking charges in some places. In the district centres, they […]

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Update on Speeding – Good News

by jontwigge on 4 February, 2018

Following my email to the Mayor of Greater Manchester I received a telephone call from a Chief Inspector of Greater Manchester Police about the questions I had raised.  The call was very positive with some good news on Speeding and Dashcam videos. Dashcam Footage – Operation Considerate The main web pages on the GM Police […]

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London Rd Works This Sunday

by paulankers on 2 February, 2018

Solutions SK working on behalf of Stockport Council will be carrying out highway repairs on London Road, Hazel Grove on the pedestrian crossing near to Asda (adjacent to Angel Street) on Sunday 4th February.  These works are expected to be completed first thing on Sunday morning and will require the use of a temporary lane closure. 

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Road Repairs on Torkington Rd (Overnight Working)

by paulankers on 1 February, 2018

Stockport Council will be carrying out carriageway resurfacing works on London Road from Torkington Road to Church Grove and Torkington Road from London Road to Avondale Avenue. The works started on  the 31st January 2018 and are expected to take approximately 2 weeks to complete, weather permitting. The working hours will be between 8pm and 5am.  Local Campaigner Paul Ankers said, “This is one of our […]

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A6 MARR and Carillion Update

by jontwigge on 15 January, 2018

With the news of Carillion going into liquidation on the news today there will clearly be large impacts across the country. The good news for Hazel Grove is that the A6 MARR is run by a joint venture between Carillion and Morgan Sindall, another construction company.  In the short term this means that the project […]

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The years of heavy traffic on the A6, London Road, has taken its toll on the road and the drainage underneath it; the ongoing work associated with the drains under the A6 continues.   This time work will be between the junctions with Hatherlow Lane and Grundey Street, that section that passes Wetherspoons.  One lane […]

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Action on Speeding

by jontwigge on 28 December, 2017

It is hugely disappointing to know that Police resources are so stretched that speeding motorists get so little attention that some people seem to think that they can get away with incredible speeds and dangerous driving on our roads. Recent announcements by the government that Police budgets are to be frozen this year (with a […]

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