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Conservatives vote with Labour to support Burnham Tax

by clairehalliwell on 23 February, 2018

Amid shocking scenes at Stockport Town Hall during last night’s budget meeting, neutral observers were stunned to see Conservative councillors vote with Labour to block a Liberal Democrat amendment that would have reduced the Council Tax increase by over £750k. Liberal Democrats attacked the Burnham Tax, a precept imposed by the elected Mayor of Greater […]

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Meadowbank school update

by clairehalliwell on 4 February, 2018

Our thanks to the many residents who responded from Demmings and Brookfield Roads which have been particularly affected. On Monday Highways staff together with June,John and Paul met the Head Teacher and governor colleagues to discuss the next steps to deal withe long standing problem. Meadowbank is one of a number of schools where the Council is […]

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Reported roads works for February

by clairehalliwell on 30 January, 2018

There is a full update of roadworks in the local area on the GM Roadworks Website ( However, there are significant roadworks this month around – From the 14/02/2018 – 21/02/2018 between The Spinney to 28 Fw Trail Digs there will be some carriageway incursions. From the 19/02/2018 – 14/03/2018 from Turves Road to approx Carberry Court there […]

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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 places like Cheadle, Cheadle Hulme, Marple, and […]

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A555 to close for 17 weeks for repairs

by clairehalliwell on 27 January, 2018

The A555 is to close for 17 weeks between the A34 and Handforth/Heald Green for repairs, starting from 12th February 2018. More information here,

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A6 MARR and Carillion Update

by clairehalliwell on 23 January, 2018

With the news of Carillion going into liquidation there will clearly be large impacts across the country. The good news for Cheadle 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 is far less likely to be […]

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Donnington Avenue – Deane Avenue passage

by clairehalliwell on 15 January, 2018

Following complaints of dangers to pedestrians and children caused by bikes through the passage, the Council’s Community Safety officers have successfully secured funding for the installation of chicane fencing. An order for the installation has now been made.

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Road Safety around Oak Tree School

by clairehalliwell on 11 January, 2018

At a recent meeting at Oak Tree School, Council Highways staff discussed road safety issues with governors, teachers and support staff.  Whilst part of a Stockport wide programme to improve safety, it’s particularly timely now that the school has been open more than two years. As well as improving signage the Council are considering more […]

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Cheadle and Cheadle Hulme planned roadworks

by clairehalliwell on 10 January, 2018

There is a full update of roadworks in the local area on the GM Roadworks Website ( However, there are significant roadworks this month around: Albert Road To Thornfield Grove from 11/01/2018 – 12/01/2018 there will be a lane closure Bird Hall Lane, Stockport on the 14/01/2018 there will be multiway signals for some minor work opposite Oakhurst Drive […]

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Council Dog Fouling Campaign

by clairehalliwell on 9 January, 2018

The council have now begun to put up Glow in the Dark posters designed by Keep Britain Tidy to help put off irresponsible owners who think they can get away with leaving dog mess in the dark.                             We are still calling […]

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