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


Hat Works Museum Celebrates 15th Birthday

Stockport’s iconic Hat Works, the UK’s only museum dedicated to the hatting industry, hats and headwear, turns 15 years old this April.

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Start-Up Funding For New Childminders Doubled

Are you looking for a rewarding career where you can nurture children and help them develop? If so, then Childminding may be for you.

Council Warns Residents Against Fraudulent Cold-callers

Council warns residents to be on their guard against fraudsters claiming that there is a ‘new requirement’ to pay for a call-blocking service on residential phone lines.

£3M to Transform Life-Changing Services for Stockport’s Vulnerable Families

Families in Stockport are set to benefit from a £3 million pound project aimed at transforming children’s social care.

Find New Opportunities For Your Business

All businesses regardless of their size, sector and age are looking for opportunities to develop.


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Council Encourages Residents to Register to Vote
With one month to go until the General Election and Local Elections on May 7th, residents are being urged to make sure they are registered to vote.
£50,000 Fund Available to Support Local Companies
Are you a small or medium sized business in Stockport with a great opportunity to improve your operational efficiency and reduce your carbon footprint?
New Café Operator is Appointed at Bramall Hall
Bramall Hall has appointed a new operator to run its café once its restoration programme has been completed.
Moved House? Make Sure You Haven’t Removed Your Ability To Vote
Stockport residents who have moved house in the last 18 months are being encouraged to make sure they are registered to vote at the right address.
Tell Us Who Makes You Proud
Stockport's extraordinary people are to be recognised in the Borough's popular citizen awards.
Edgeley Library to hold free digital skills workshops
Women seeking employment and looking to improve their digital skills are invited to attend free computing workshops at Edgeley Library.
Principal Contractor is Appointed for Restoration of Bramall Hall
Stockport Council has welcomed the appointment of its principal contractor, Lambert Walker, to undertake the restoration of historic Bramall Hall.
Work Starts On The A6 To Manchester Airport Relief Road
Local leaders come together to mark the start of environmental works for the relief road.
Council Wins Award for Integration and Innovation of Adult Social Care
Stockport Council has won an award from Skills for Care for the most effective approach to integration and innovation of adult social care.
Stockport Council Marks 32nd No Smoking Day With Tobacco Control Alliance Launch
On 11 March, The British Heart Foundation’s No Smoking Day returned for its 32nd year.
How Stockport Council Is Helping Local Employers
On 25 February 2015, Stockport Council hosted a successful employer engagement event.
Event Helps Young People Plan For The Future
Over 400 people attended an information event organised by Stockport Council during National Apprenticeship Week.
New ‘No Cold Calling Zone’ In Offerton
The Safer Stockport Partnership, which includes Stockport Council and the Police, are setting up a new ‘No Cold Calling Zones’ in the Offerton area.
Stockport’s First Ever Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremony
The application process is now open to register to attend Stockport’s first ever Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremony 2015.
Stockport Road Works Information
Information on the latest scheduled roadworks taking place in Stockport.
Investing in Stockport – the Stockport Council Plan for 2015/16
Stockport Council agreed its priorities for 2015/16 at the Council’s budget meeting on 26th February 2015.
Council Approves Comprehensive Investment in Transport Networks
Stockport Council has approved a comprehensive programme of investment in transport networks
Secondhand Smoke Campaign Launches Across Stockport
The Council and Stockport Homes are backing the latest campaign to highlight the hidden damage secondhand smoke in homes and cars can cause to children and babies’ health
Art at Stockport Rail Station Unveiled
Exciting new artwork was unveiled at Stockport Rail Station on Wednesday 4th March 2015.
Council Tax 2015-16
Council Tax 2015-16