Winter in Stockport
Stay well this winter
Find information about the flu jab, who is eligible for a free vaccination and how to arrange a vaccination.
Find information about gritting in Stockport, reporting winter issues and how to stay safe during the cold winter months.
Gritting roads and footpaths
Our decision on where and when to grit is made shortly after each weather forecast and is updated in real time.
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
20 February 2019 19:30
Compass Point, Nangreave Road, Stockport, SK2 6DQ
Simply Cinema: Mary Poppins Returns
Adults £8. Children £5
22 February 2019 15:00
Centrepoint, Bramhall Methodist Church, 23 Bramhall Lane South, Bramhall, Stockport, SK7 1AL
22 February 2019 18:00
Stockport Market, Stockport, SK1 1ES
Did you know?
The first day of winter 2018 in the Northern Hemisphere will be on Friday 21st December, and the last day of winter will be on Wednesday 20th March 2019.
In Stockport, at Christmas, we have 423 pole mounted festive motifs, 37 cut Christmas trees, 26 live Christmas trees, over 40,000 individual pea lights and festive displays in over separate 24 locations borough-wide.
The winter of 1963 is one of the coldest on record where temperatures consistently reached lower than -20°C. On the 29th and 30th December, a blizzard struck the UK with snow reaching up to 6 metres deep.
The word ‘winter’ comes from the Germanic word ‘wintar’ which comes from the root ‘wed’ meaning ‘wet’ or ‘water’.