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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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Northern Rail to double fares if you buy on the train

by clairehalliwell on 8 April, 2018

The Manchester Evening News is reporting that Northern Rail will be doubling fares for people who buy on the train instead of using a ticket machine or the phone app. Passengers with Northern Rail will soon be fined £20 or double their fare if they wait to buy a ticket on the train. The operator […]

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Ring and ride transport service

by clairehalliwell on 20 March, 2018

Ring and Ride, Greater Manchester’s door-to-door accessible transport service for people who find it difficult to use public transport. To be eligible to use the service you must: • hold a Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) Concessionary Plus Pass; or • hold a TfGM Concessionary Disabled Person Pass; or • be 70 years or over, […]

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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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