Check out Safe Streets Stockport and make sure we put Heald Green on the map!

Stockport Council is to receive a grant of up to £500,000 to help it deliver proposals to make it easier for people to walk and cycle during the coronavirus pandemic.

The current health crisis has provided a need to make it as easy as possible for residents to walk and cycle safely while also respecting the Government’s social distancing guidelines.

WalkRideGM have created an interactive map of Stockport that lets you pin-point the areas you think need to be look at. The data that this will provide will help Stockport Council in identifying those particular areas of the borough where measures to support walking and cycling safely are needed.

Chris Boardman, Cycling and Walking Commissioner for Greater Manchester, says:

“By creating safe streets we give people the choice to make active journeys, taking the pressure off our public transport system and protecting our NHS – both now and in the future. When a third of all journeys under 1km in Greater Manchester are made by car, the lifesaving impact of this, through improved health and cleaner air, cannot be underestimated.”

In addition, any Stockport business or resident who is aware of a footpath or road where social distancing is proving to be a challenge, should forward the details to walkcycle@stockport.gov.uk

Cllr Adrian Nottingham says; “This is an opportunity to have our say and to promote a safer and cleaner place to live. Please do check out Safe Streets Stockport and make sure we put Heald Green on the map!”

 

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Seashell Trust Planning Appeal

We have been informed that the Secretary of State has granted the Seashell Trust permission to rebuild their campus and sell off the Green Belt land alongside Wilmslow Rd for the construction of a housing estate of up to 325 houses.  For further information about this application and the subsequent appeal please click here 

 

Bin Collections – simplified!

There has understandably been some confusion about bin collections.  We have received a number of queries and felt it would be useful to clarify the current arrangements specifically in Heald Green:

Black bins
There’s no change to your black bin collection and it’ll continue to be emptied every 2 weeks on your normal day.

Blue & Brown bins
Blue and brown bins will be collected together every 4 weeks. Your blue bin needs to be put out the same day as your usual brown bin collection.

Green bins
Green bins are being collected on the same day as your black bin, every two weeks. Green bins are for garden and food waste.

You can find the most up to date information about bin collections on the council’s website at https://www.stockport.gov.uk/bins-and-recycling-coronavirus

You can also find some information about using private companies who offer to remove waste for a fee by clicking here

Bin Collections

As most people already know, until further notice the green bins will not be collected and food waste should be put in to your black bins.
The councillors have sought clarification and can advise that waste disposal facilities are still open for trade waste so companies offering to remove residents’ waste are still operating and are able to dispose of waste correctly. However, it is an individual resident’s responsibility to check that they are using a registered waste carrier and they should also seek a receipt for the collection of their waste. Residents can be prosecuted for fly-tipping if their waste is not disposed of lawfully, even if they have paid someone else to take it away in good faith.
This and other useful information to support you through the coronavirus pandemic is being constantly updated on our website http://healdgreenratepayers.org.uk

Support for Heald Green Residents – Please SHARE

 

We are continuing to update the dedicated page on our website http://healdgreenratepayers.org.uk/coronavirus to try and offer practical support to Heald Green residents during these unprecedented times, please keep checking back and SHARE this information with anyone who you think may benefit from it.

If you have any information that you think would be useful to add to the page, please contact us on email@healdgreenratepayer.org.uk

We now have a dedicated page on our website http://healdgreenratepayers.org.uk/coronavirus to try and offer practical support to Heald Green residents during these unprecedented times, we will update this page as information changes so please keep checking back.

If you have any information that you think would be useful to add to the page, please contact us on email@healdgreenratepayer.org.uk

Litter Pick Cancelled

 

We have taken the decision to cancel the community litter pick that was due to take place this Saturday.  Although it is an outdoor activity, the event generates additional work for the Council who are extremely stretched at the moment with the Coronavirus outbreak and therefore we felt it was best to not go ahead.  We plan to hold the next Litter Pick in October as usual. Please pass this message on to anyone who you know was planning to attend.

COVID-19 update from Councillor Adrian Nottingham, 18.3.20

 

This remains a quickly changing and fast moving situation with increasingly stringent and far reaching measures being introduced on a daily basis. The aim of these measures is to slow down the progress of this disease in order for our national healthcare system to care for those people who will be most adversely affected by it.

Nationwide there is a crisis command structure to deal with what is a global pandemic and Stockport Council is fully integrated into that structure. The council’s first responsibility is towards those residents most at risk and it is therefore reprioritising its workforce and service delivery, whilst seeking to ensure disruption to other services and to the economy is kept to a minimum.

This unprecedented situation is quickly redefining our ‘normal’ living, working and social life practice and balance, with all of us now being asked to make drastic changes to our daily lives in order to play our part in slowing the spread of COVID-19.  By keeping ourselves healthy we do our best for our families, friends, neighbours and fellow community members; particularly those most at risk. To this end it is important that we all seek to follow the government guidelines on social distancing and protecting older people and vulnerable adults (published 16th March 2020).

It is heart-warming to hear of the many offers being made by Heald Green residents to help neighbours who will need help during these very difficult times. The right help will undoubtedly be a lifeline for many of our community members over the coming weeks. This emerging volunteer workforce is a national phenomenon and will be a very necessary part of getting through this crisis. However, as I’m sure you will agree, this is not without risk to both those giving help and those receiving help. Stockport Council is looking to issue guidance in the next days to support safe volunteering practice and we will communicate this immediately it is received.

For further information including links to the relevant government and NHS websites, visit Stockport Council’s ‘Latest News’ page.

CORONAVIRUS – HEALD GREEN

This is an unsettling and worrying time for everyone. As an Association we share many of these fears, but we are fortunate to live in a community with very strong ties, and it is these – all the groups and networks that have built up over many years, which can be of real support at this troubling time. As you know, we have direct links to Stockport Council through our councillors, and therefore have good channels of communication to information, support and advice from Government and Public Health.

Our lead councillor Adrian Nottingham is attending a Leaders meeting tomorrow and we will have the latest information on how best to respond. As a community we need to be as co-ordinated as we can, and will publish guidance as to how we can be most effective as we get it. People are already contacting neighbours and looking out for each other, which is to be welcomed. We will use the channels and contacts we have. This is not something which any one group can do, and our aim is to work together with other groups and organisations. No one should feel alone and forgotten at this time. We will be posting regular updates as we get them. If you know someone who does not have access to the internet, please keep them updated.

Public Realm Improvement Scheme

Stockport Council started highway construction works during week commencing 7 January. The work is scheduled to last until April, near the village centre shops on Finney Lane as well as Junction Improvement Works at Finney Lane/ Outwood Road and Finney Lane/ Queensway.  This work is as a part of the SEMMMS Mitigation and Complementary Measures scheme  and follows a consultation exercise undertaken in 2017 by the Council’s Traffic Services Team.

The proposed highway works include:
 Repaving of the footway using conservation paving/ kerb adjacent to 246 – 268 Finney Lane.
 Improvement of the street lighting and new gateway street lighting artwork;
 Re-arrangement/ installation of bollards along Finney Lane
 Construction of improved crossing points with dropped kerb and tactile paving;
 Improved car park signing
 Refurbishment and relocation of the finger post sign at Outwood Road.
 Reconstruction of pedestrian refuge islands at the junctions of Outwood Road/ Finney Lane and Queensway/ Finney Lane (including carriageway widening at Queensway).
Introduction of No Waiting at Any Time (Double Yellow Lines) and refreshing existing road markings.
Improvement of the existing bus stop adjacent to 256-258 Finney Lane.

Some footways will be closed and alternative pedestrian diversion routes signed to enable the contractor to re-pave the footways.

Traffic flows will be maintained throughout the construction period however temporary traffic signals or stop/ go boards will be utilised when necessary to control alternating single direction traffic flows through the work area.

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