Archive for the ‘Transport’ Category

Free Bus Travel For Teenagers

by paulankers on 28 May, 2019

Our Pass is a new bus pass for 16-18 year olds which offers free bus travel across the city region. The scheme goes live soon and there is a consultation survey before that too. The main things to know are: A survey has been launched asking young people what opportunities they want from the pass. […]

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WATCH: Cllr Ankers Raises Your A555 issues

by paulankers on 31 January, 2019

Cllr Paul Ankers quizzes senior officer on A555 issues Cllr Paul Ankers is calling for public consultations on the impacts of the implementation of the new A555 road. There were good sessions in the Civic Hall prior to completion but the Council feel they are doing enough. Click on the link above to see the […]

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GMSF Consultation

by paulankers on 30 January, 2019

The Greater Manchester Plan for the next twenty years can potentially have a big impact on the lives of villages and towns like Hazel Grove & High Lane. The headline for Hazel Grove is that not a blade of our greenbelt land will be lost and we will get improved transport with tram-train coming to […]

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Torkington Road / A6 Lanes To Be Restored

by jontwigge on 23 October, 2018

Following the recent resurfacing of the bottom of Torkington Road where it meets the A6 a sharp eyed resident spotted that the white lines for the lanes had not been repainted in the right place. Several years ago, a great deal of effort went into getting the council, and even a government department, to agree […]

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Explore the new road to the airport on 7th October

by jontwigge on 16 September, 2018

The A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road is nearly finished and you a chance to explore it for yourself before it opens to traffic! On Sunday 7th October, a day of community sporting activities for all the family will be taking place on the new road, giving you a chance to come along and join […]

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A6 to M60 Setback

by jontwigge on 21 July, 2018

    The A6 to M60 road is part of the SEMMMS strategy Goyt Valley SOS recently uncovered a letter from the department for transport (DfT) declining to fund the next stage of the A6 to M60 road scheme at the moment. The scheme includes the Hazel Grove A6 bypass. I strongly support Goyt Valley […]

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GMSF Delayed Again – Less New Houses Needed?

by jontwigge on 5 July, 2018

The Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) has again been delayed. The latest cause is mainly that new official population estimates show slightly slower growth than previously expected. The new date for the report to be published is October this year. What is most interesting about this is that even a relatively small reduction in demand […]

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New LibDem Councillor Paul Ankers has pledged to support Chris Boardman’s ‘Made To Move’ scheme that aims to deliver better walking & cycling options in Greater Manchester. Cllr Paul Ankers commented, “We need to get more people out of cars, but it can be a scary prospect being a pedestrian or cyclist in Greater Manchester – […]

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Proposed Bus Route Changes (372/373)

by paulankers on 27 June, 2018

TfGM will be reporting a number of proposals to change subsidised bus services to the July 6th Committee meeting. The proposed major changes are to service 372 (Stockport – Woodsmoor – Stepping Hill – Torkington – Hazel Grove). The proposal is to maintain an hourly service on the busiest section of service 372 (between Stockport, […]

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Made to Move – Cycling and Walking Across GM

by jontwigge on 4 April, 2018

GREATER Manchester’s first Cycling and Walking Commissioner has called for £1.5 billion to help realise his vision of transforming the city region into a world class region for cycling and walking. Last year Mayor of Greater Manchester appointed Chris Boardman to say how GM can deliver a step change in the numbers of people walking […]

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