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Beaming Ben Leads Official Opening of Heys Court

Resident Ben Rhodes was delighted to cut the ribbon and officially open Heys Court, a residential scheme for adults with learning disabilities, based in Cheadle Heath.

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Housing Benefit - Residents Urged to Report Changes Promptly

A new Government-led initiative is seeking to ensure that the right amount of housing benefit is being paid to each claimant.

Stockport is Growing

A temporary park is being created at Mersey Square in time for the bank holiday weekend, as part of Stockport Council’s investment into the growth of the borough.

Marple Dementia Drop-In Shortlisted for Top Award

Local residents are delighted that the Marple Dementia Drop-in group is a finalist in the national Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friendly Awards 2015.

Council Warns Residents About Telephone Scam

Stockport Council’s Trading Standards team is warning residents to be on their guard against a telephone scam following complaints from local residents.


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Council to Host Apprenticeship Information Event
Stockport Council is supporting young people by hosting an information evening about Apprenticeships on 27th August from 5pm at the Apprenticeships Store.
Another Succesful Year For GCSE Results In Stockport
It is another successful year for pupils in Stockport following the publication of the 2015 GCSE results for all of the borough’s secondary schools.
There’s a Mouse in the House!
Museum Mouse has moved into Staircase House for the month of August!
Consultation Begins on the Adoption of Smokefree Play Areas
A consultation has begun to determine if the public would support the adoption of a Smokefree policy in Play Areas in parks and play areas across Stockport.
Stockport Sustainable Business Challenge Winners Announced
The winners of the Stockport Sustainable Business Challenge who will share a £50,000 funding pot have been announced by Stockport Economic Alliance.
Off Road, Off Limits
The Safer Stockport Partnership is making a stance against off-road bikes.
Stockport Council Celebrates its First Cohort of Supported Interns
Stockport Council celebrated the achievements of the first cohort of supported interns at Stockport Town Hall on Friday 17 July 2015.
Claim your businesses Broadband Connection Voucher before it's too late
Stockport Council is encouraging local businesses to apply for their free Broadband Connection Voucher, of up to £3,000, before time runs out.
Stockport Council Completes Deal for Edgeley Park
Contracts have been signed and all due diligence requirements for the purchase have been finalised.
Could Childminding be the new job for you?
Childminding gives individuals with a passion to work with children the opportunity to build a career that can be both rewarding and tailored to match their lifestyle.
Work on Greater Manchester land plan reaches latest milestone
Work towards a joint Greater Manchester plan to identify future housing and employment land requirements has reached its latest milestone.
Rain Doesn’t Dampen Spirits at Chadkirk Festival
Almost a thousand people braved the weather on Sunday to enjoy the Chadkirk Festival, which is now in its 19th year.
Virgin Trains offers reassurance to local residents
Virgin Trains today moved to reassure users of Stockport station underpass about access between the town centre and Edgeley following the introduction of Gate Lines.
Business investment brings 2,300 jobs to Stockport
Stockport is celebrating another successful year with 2,300 jobs being created locally as a result of companies choosing to move or grow their businesses in the borough.
Take part in the Summer Reading Challenge this Summer
Stockport Council is encouraging children across the borough to participate in the Record Breakers, Summer Reading Challenge 2015 over the school holidays.
Offerton Fun Day to Launch Summer Holiday Activities
The Offerton Community Centre is kicking off the summer holidays with a Fun Day event full of activities for all ages on 22nd July from 3pm until 5pm.
Community Payback Project Benefits Borough
Offenders in Stockport have been working to benefit local communities with the Community Payback project.
A Great Family Day Out at Chadkirk Festival
Come and enjoy a day full of festivities at Chadkirk Chapel & Country Estate in Romiley this Sunday, 26 July.
Healthier Together - Best Care Improvements Decided
On Wednesday 15th July, commissioners have agreed new standards of care for emergency medicine and general surgery in all hospitals across Greater Manchester.
Work to Begin on Stockport's New Town Centre Gateway
Work on the next stage of Stockport Exchange will be starting on site soon, ahead of this exhibitions are being held about the changes that will be taking place.