News Room

Welcome to the news room where you can keep up to date with all the latest news from Stockport Council.

Stockport Road Works Information

Information on the latest scheduled roadworks taking place in Stockport.

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Parties Committed To Safeguarding Young People

All the political parties that make up the Council have signed a statement showing their support to safeguard young people at risk of child sexual exploitation.

‘SoRT IT’- Neighbourhood Restorative Justice Panels

‘SoRT IT’ is Stockport’s approach to Neighbourhood Restorative Justice Panels (NRJP).

Brinnington 'You Say, We Pay’ Event

The Safer Stockport Partnership, which includes the Council and GMP, is offering £35,000 of funding for community activities and projects in Brinnington.

Council Supports Children Takeover Day

Young people are chasing the top jobs at Stockport Council!

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Local Mum Turns Toddler Into A Flu Fighter

Parents of 2, 3 and 4 year olds are being urged to protect them from flu this winter.

Council Backs Dry January Campaign

Stockport Council is supporting Alcohol Concern’s 2015 Dry January campaign.

Nursery Helps Promote Free Childcare

Over a 1,000 families from Stockport are now benefitting from free childcare funding for two year olds.

Bramhall South & Woodford Ward By-Election Result

The result of the Bramhall South & Woodford Ward by-election held on Thursday 20th November 2014.

Residents Help Keep The Borough Bright

Since October over 500 residents have used the Council’s new online form to report a faulty street light.

New Electoral Register Published December 1st

Residents have received their final reminder to make sure they are on the new electoral register before it is published for the first time on December 1st.

Residents Encouraged To Attend Public Exhibition

Stockport Council is encouraging residents to attend a Public Exhibition to look over proposals for a new business park in Cheadle Heath.

Online Information Hub For Children With Special Needs

The Council has launched a new online Family Information Hub for services ‘on offer’ to children/young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability (SEND).

Council Supports International Restorative Justice Week

Stockport Council is supporting International Restorative Justice Week which runs from 16th to 23rd November.

Greater Manchester Agreement Over Devolution

Greater Manchester Councils have agreed an historic devolution settlement with the Government.

A Low Carbon Dash From Gas Kicks Off In Wigan, Through A Pioneering Partnership With Japan

Council Leaders, housing companies and Japanese technologists will meet in Wigan to formally launch a 600-home smart heat project.

Council Backs National HIV Testing Week

Stockport Council is supporting National HIV Testing Week which takes place between 22nd and 30th November.

Stockport Council Supports National Adoption Week

Stockport Council is backing National Adoption Week in a bid to encourage more people to consider adopting.

Discover The Magic Of Christmas In Stockport

Exciting events, festive markets, free parking and late night shopping are just some of the great things on offer in Stockport this Christmas.

Moat House School Scoop Top Award

Students and staff at Moat House (PRU) in Stockport are celebrating after they won the Gold Award in the category of Outstanding School Team of the Year 2014.

Fibre For Breakfast For Stockport Businesses

Free event highlights benefits of high speed broadband.

Festival Of Flowers At Air Raid Shelters

Stockport Council run Air Raid Shelters is commemorating the 100th anniversary of WWI and other conflicts with a Festival of Flowers.

Cancer Campaign To Increase Early Diagnosis And Save Lives

88 people in Stockport are diagnosed with either bladder or kidney cancer every year and 46 people die from the diseases annually.

Parents Urged To Protect Their Children From Flu

Parents of two, three and four year old children in Stockport are being urged to protect them from flu this winter.

Get Involved In Shaping the Future Of Council Services

Play a part in the future of the borough by giving your opinion on a range of proposals to shape future services

Celebrating Sons And Daughters Week

Stockport Council held a special event to recognise the excellent contribution made to the fostering service by sons and daughters of local foster carers.

Let's Look Again At Alcohol In Stockport

Stockport Council and partners are supporting the North West campaign ‘Let’s Look Again at Alcohol’ launched this week by the campaign group Drinkwise.

Dark Nights…Streetlights

With the clocks going back this weekend residents are being reminded that any street lighting faults can now be reported quickly online.

More Foster Carers Needed

Stockport Council is running a campaign to recruit more foster carers for older children and brothers and sisters.

Stockport Residents Says It's Never Too Late To Quit Smoking

Quitting smoking is a difficult thing to do at any age, but Bob, 62, from Cheadle, is showing it’s never too late to quit.

Turn The Big Bill Into A Little Bill At The Click of A Mouse

Greater Manchester residents can find out how they can slash their fuel bills at the click of a mouse after a special web service was launched.

Local Democracy Week 2014 - Have your say in Local Democracy Week

People across Stockport will be encouraged to take a more active role in civic life as part of Local Democracy Week.

Vehicles Within Emissions Band A Continue To Benefit From Free Parking In Stockport

Vehicles, which have exhaust emissions below 100g/km, are eligible for free parking in on- and off- street public parking places operated by the Council.

Council Reminds Residents To Re-register

From October 16th Stockport Council employees will be visiting residents’ homes who have not yet returned their Invitation to Register forms.

Council Reveals New Name for £45 Million Town Centre Leisure Scheme

Stockport Council has announced today (Wednesday 15th October) that its £45 million Bridgefield development in Stockport town centre has been renamed “Redrock Stockport”.

Get Online Week Launched in Stockport

Residents across Stockport are being challenged to get online this October and try doing everyday things the digital way as part of the national Get Online Week.

Stockport Logs On To High-Speed Broadband

More than 500 Stockport businesses and homes can now benefit from high-speed fibre broadband.

Nursery Helps Promote Free Childcare

A pre-school nursery in Stockport held a special event to celebrate National Grandparents Day and helped promote free childcare for two year olds.

Merseyway Car Park's £1.8 Million Facelift To Boost High Street

Shoppers and visitors to Stockport town centre will benefit from improved facilities in one of the borough’s major car parks.

Greener Metroshuttle Takes To The Road

Three diesel-electric hybrid Metroshuttle buses have taken to the road in Stockport town centre.

Event To Help Parents Plan For Their Children's Future

Stockport Council is encouraging parents/carers to attend an information event to learn about the options available for young people when they leave school/ college.

Boost For Council Services Online

Stockport Council has launched a host of new user-friendly improvements to its website, designed to make doing things simpler and quicker online.

Ready, Steady, Stop: Stoptober kicks off in Stockport

Stockport residents have been signing up to take part in Stoptober throughout September and the mass 28-day quit smoking challenge has now officially started.

Stockport Libraries Mark Black History Month 2014

Stockport Council is marking Black History Month in October.

Be Safe, Don’t Get Flu, Get Vaccinated

A campaign has started in Stockport to vaccinate people against winter flu.

Offerton Mum backs Stoptober

Stockport resident Laura Sewell is encouraging Stockport’s 40,000 smokers to sign up to Stoptober.

Immediate Action Being Taken Following A Direct Debit Error

Stockport Council is taking immediate action today following an administrative error which meant some direct debits have been collected a day early.

Stockport Holds Wellbeing Event

Stockport Council, along with Stockport Homes and 15 other agencies across the borough have teamed up to hold a Wellbeing Week.

Brinnington Regeneration Plan Moves A Step Closer

Stockport Council has submitted a planning application for new high quality sports and leisure facilities in Brinnington.

New homes in Stockport town centre

Following a restoration programme at the former Peaches Nightclub site on Wellington Street, now known as ‘Heritage’, over 50 high quality affordable homes are complete

Council Wins National Apprenticeship Award

Stockport Council has won a much sought after national award for its apprenticeship service.

Get on board to stop smoking

As part of Stoptober Stockport Council is encouraging local residents to take advantage of the additional stop smoking local support available.

Stockport Supports International Day Of Peace

Stockport Council is backing the 2014 United Nations (UN) International Day of Peace on 21st September.

Bramall Hall Closes For Restoration And Refurbishment

Stockport Council run Bramall Hall closes from Monday 29th September 2014 whilst repairs and improvements are carried out.

Manchester Dogs Home – Update

As of today, Stockport owners who have lost their dogs prior to the fire are being advised that they should contact Cheshire Dogs Home directly on 0844 504 12 12.

Stoptober is back

Stockport smokers encouraged to swap fags for gags as Stoptober 2014 launches

Castle Hill High School – Important Information

The Headteacher and Stockport Council today expressed their disappointment on the delay of the opening of the newly built Castle Hill High School.

Lease Agreement Signed Between The Light Cinemas And Stockport Council

Stockport Council has unveiled ‘The Light Cinemas Ltd’ as its operating partner for a brand new multiplex cinema at the Bridgefield development in Stockport Town Centre.

Free entry at Bramall Hall before it closes for repair

Visitors are invited to take one last look around Stockport Council run Bramall Hall before it closes for restoration and refurbishment at the end of September.

Views wanted on Town Centre Access Package

Stockport Council is asking residents, businesses and commuters for their views on proposals for the Stockport Town Centre Access Plan.

Employment Opportunities For Stockport Job Seekers

Stockport Council is inviting job seekers to attend Stockport’s Jobs Fair on Tuesday 23rd September.

Council In Taxi Operation

Stockport Council were involved in a joint operation with Greater Manchester Police to clamp down on non-compliant taxi drivers.

New plans for new homes in Greater Manchester

Plans are being made to boost the number of new homes for people to buy and to rent in Greater Manchester.

Another Successful Year For GCSE Results In Stockport

It is another successful year for pupils in Stockport following publication of the 2014 GCSE results for all the borough’s secondary schools.

Council Creates Employment Opportunities

Stockport Council has created a number of graduate and apprenticeship employment opportunities.

Barbecue Safety Advice

Stockport Council and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) are urging people looking to round off the summer with a barbecue to do so safely.

Bright Start For Free Childcare

Bright Beginnings Community Nursery in Adswood has helped launch Stockport’s bright new look for promoting free childcare for two year olds.

Residents Register To Vote Online

Hundreds of residents have already re-registered to vote following a letter received by the Council informing them of the change to the electoral registration system.

Hunt Is On For War Memorial Vandal

Stockport Council is urging members of the public to come forward with any information about those responsible for graffiti on a War Memorial.

GCSE Exam Results Helpline

Stockport Council has a dedicated GCSE Exam Results Helpline to provide students with support and guidance.

Funding Boost For People With Dementia

Stockport residents living with dementia are set to benefit from improved care environments thanks to a funding boost.

Manchester's Get Digital Faster Programme Arrives In Stockport

A multi-million pound partnership which will make superfast fibre broadband available to thousands more businesses and homes in Greater Manchester.

Apply For A School Place Online

The online application process for admissions to nursery, primary and secondary schools in September 2015 will open on Friday 15th August 2014.

Views Wanted on Town Centre Regeneration Plans

Stockport Council will be consulting with local businesses and members of the public on plans for a brand new multiplex cinema and leisure complex in the town centre.

Change4life – 10 Minute Shake Up

Stockport Council is supporting a major new summer campaign from Change4Life and Disney encouraging children to move more.

Council To Pilot New Adoption Register Scheme

Stockport Council has been chosen to pilot a scheme which allows people approved to adopt to search the national Adoption Register for the first time.

Launch Of Scheme To Help First-time Buyers

Stockport Council in partnership with Lloyds TSB has launched a ‘Local Lend a Hand’ scheme to help first-time buyers and give the local housing market a boost.

Businesses Encouraged To Become Dementia Friends

Stockport Council is encouraging businesses across the borough to take part in the national ‘Dementia – Be a Friend’ campaign.

Proud Of Stockport Award Winners Announced

Stockport’s outstanding and extraordinary citizens were honoured at the ‘Proud of Stockport’ awards in the Town Hall on Tuesday 4 February.