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A6 to reopen on Mon 16 Oct

by Geoff Abell on 12 October, 2017

A6 to reopen on Monday We’re delighted that the A6 will reopen to traffic as planned on Monday 16 October. Engineers have spent over 7,000 hours repairing the almost 200 year old bridge.  This is a significant point to reach. Whilst the A6 will be reopen to traffic on Monday, there will still be works […]

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A6 Diversion

by Geoff Abell on 13 July, 2017

From 24th July, the A6 in Stockport town centre will be closed from Exchange Street (Garrick Theatre) to Heaton Lane for up to 12 weeks to allow essential repair work to take place.  Stockport is still open for business during the works and there are lots of ways you’ll be able to travel into and […]

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Driverless car project comes to Stockport next year

by Geoff Abell on 11 April, 2017

Self-driving cars to take to Greater Manchester streets with £5million research win A convoy of self-driving cars is set to head on to the highways of Greater Manchester early next year as part of a trail-blazing, £5million research project investigating the future of road transport. Testing of a Westfield sports car, one of the proposed […]

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Stockport MBC Surveys

by Geoff Abell on 28 October, 2016

All current surveys can be found here: it’s your chance to have your say on any proposed changes, including (currently) 3-weekly black bins and charges for parking for low-emission vehicles.

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GMSF and planning in Stockport

by Geoff Abell on 21 October, 2016

Update – detailed map of High Lane area.  (Thanks to some High Lane residents for this.) Click here to download full file (note it’s 168Mb big) file/4216139 Consultation page for residents and others at –   The proposed GMSF (Greater Manchester Spatial Framework) plans have been published yesterday.   This translates the need for […]

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Stockport Exchange taking shape!

by Malcolm Allan on 22 August, 2016

Stockport Exchange is the new development around Stockport Station. There is quite a transformation taking place and now visible in the area. The new taxi rank for the station is now open on the Wellington Road side of the Station and the new buildings are virtually complete ready for a hotel and retail outlets. The […]

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As councillors we are often asked what does the council own? There are now maps on our SMBC internet pages that everyone can access. Follow the link here to the SMBC home page Underneath the useful places to report missing streetlights and potholes, look for “Find It – search for local services and amenities” Enter a […]

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by Geoff Abell on 3 May, 2016

Council Budget and a response to Tory reserve claims I am grateful that the Conservative group did put forward an alternative budget for once, so we can see the difference in emphasis. They planned to put up council tax by 2%, plugging the gap with the £900K transitional funding (that saw Surrey get an extra £24m) […]

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Job prospects

by Geoff Abell on 22 April, 2016

Unemployment rises for first time Nationally since mid-2015 UK unemployment rose by 21,000 to 1.7m between December and February, according to the Office for National Statistics.  It is the first increase in unemployment since the May-July period of last year.  The unemployment rate remained at 5.1%, which is still down on the same time last […]

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For years everyone has complained about the decline in Merseyway shopping centre, and for years the Council has been unable to act, with the centre in private ownership. Now, for the first time, reports the Lib Dem Deputy Leader of Stockport Council, we have the opportunity to not only bring Merseyway up to date but […]

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