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New cycling club launched!

by clairehalliwell on 22 February, 2018

A new cycling club is being launched at Cheadle Mosque, with rides every Sunday at 9.30am. All abilities welcome.

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In a move to improve driving standards in this area GMP have begun a new project named ‘Operation Considerate’ to encourage the public to get more involved in making our roads safer. Dashcams are becoming popular car accessories and can be invaluable in providing evidence of road crimes so the police are asking people with […]

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Changes to bus services in the Cheadle area

by clairehalliwell on 6 February, 2018

The stream of changes to local bus services both by bus operators and the Labour-controlled Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) continues.   As the latest changes include the 11 and 11A, I am writing to tell you more about these, which are due for implementation in April 2018.   They have been recommended by TfGM, who subsidise […]

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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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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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Parking near Meadowbank School

by clairehalliwell on 6 January, 2018

Many residents have spoken to me living near to Meadowbank School who continue to have problems arising from dropping off and picking up children at the School. Highways staff have drafted proposals to share with the school and local councillors June Somekh, John Pantall and Paul Porgess. At the start of the new school term, […]

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Hands-up if you voted for a 19% Metrolink fare rise?

by clairehalliwell on 7 December, 2017

Metrolink Fares are to rise by around 6% a year until 2020, Greater Manchester Council Leaders have agreed. In Greater Manchester the decision was taken by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, made up of Stockport’s Labour Council Leader, eight other Labour council leaders, the Labour Mayor of Greater Manchester and the Conservative Leader of Trafford […]

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Traffic speeds – Ladybridge Park estate

by clairehalliwell on 14 November, 2017

Several residents have told us about their concerns at the speed of traffic on the estate. One way of assessing traffic speeds is by the use of a mobile speed indicator device (SID). This is mounted on a lamp column and displays the speed of the passing vehicle, green below the speed limit, red above […]

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NORTHERN RAIL STRIKE 8-10 JULY 2017

by clairehalliwell on 27 June, 2017

The latest in a series of strikes by Northern Rail staff is planned to run from Saturday 8th July through to Monday 10th July. We don’t yet have alternate timetables for the day, but it’s a safe bet that Northern will be running a significantly reduced timetable on all three days, which means the roads, […]

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Northern Rail Strike this Saturday

by clairehalliwell on 6 April, 2017

Industrial action is likely to cause significant disruption to rail services provided by operators Northern and Merseyrail on Saturday 8 April. Most Northern  services are not expected to run and any that do operate, working to a revised timetable, will be extremely busy. The 24-hour strike runs between midnight on Friday 7 April to midnight […]

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