Current Issues

Annual General Meeting

The 90th Annual General Meeting of the Heald Green and Long Lane Ratepayers’ Association is to be held at Heald Green Village Hall, Outwood Rd, on Friday 29th March 2019 at 7:30pm.  The agenda is as follows:

  • To receive apologies for absence
  • To confirm the Minutes of the previous AGM
  • To receive the Annual Report (click here to see a copy on page 7 of Contact)
  • To receive the Financial Report (click here for a copy of the Statement of Accounts)
  • To elect officers for the ensuing year
  • To elect members of the Committee
  • To nominate a candidate for the forthcoming election to Stockport Council
  • To appoint an Independent Examiner for the ensuing year
  • To determine the annual subscription
  • Any other relevant business

Please send nominations for the Committee to the Secretary by 22nd March 2019.

 

 

One off GMSF-focussed councillor surgery – 16th March

The Greater Manchester Plan for Homes, Jobs and the Environment (GMSF) proposes 1,700 additional homes for Heald Green and a loss of more than 50% of our greenbelt!

The current public consultation closes Monday 18th March. Have you had your say?

Your Heald Green Councillors are holding a drop-in surgery to support you if you have any last minute questions about how best to engage in this process and HAVE YOUR SAY! This one off surgery will take place on Saturday 16th March, 11.00am – 1.00pm, at Life Church, Outwood Road.

For more information about the proposals and how they impact on Heald Green please click here

Join the fight for Heald Green!

Following the packed Public Meeting on Tuesday evening to raise awareness of the proposed large-scale development in Heald Green, we have overhauled the information on our website to make it clearer for residents to understand the implications for Heald Green, how they can contribute to the consultation, and help protect Heald Green from disproportionate mass-development.

We distributed some posters on Tuesday evening for people to display to raise awareness across the village, if you were unable to attend the meeting, there are some spare posters available from Roger Dean Estate Agent on Finney Lane or you can download a copy to print yourself by right-clicking on the image above or by clicking here

Please make your views known during the consultation and encourage your friends and family to do the same.  All the information you need about the proposals for Heald Green and how to respond to the consultation are available by clicking here.

Thank you Heald Green!

This evening saw a fantastic turn out at our Public Meeting where four senior officers from Stockport Council attended with Cllr Kate Butler (Cabinet Member for Economy & Regeneration) to talk about the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework plans and how they might affect Heald Green in the future.

There was standing room only at the meeting and we are sorry if there was anyone who was not able to get in to the hall.

The key message from the meeting was that it is crucial for as many people as possible to respond to the consultation and give their views, you can find out more about the plan and how to respond on our dedicated page

It is important that we spread the word about the consultation, we distributed some posters at the meeting however, you can also download copies below if you would like to display one to help spread the word even further.

Councillors keeping Heald Green on the agenda at Area Committee

On Tuesday evening at the meeting of the Cheadle Area Committee, a report was received regarding the current GMSF proposals and associated consultation.  Both Cllr Adrian Nottingham and Cllr Anna Charles-Jones spoke, raising issues on behalf of Heald Green Residents.  Cllr Nottingham raised the case for further consultation opportunities whilst Cllr Charles-Jones highlighted the lack of key information regarding the amount of Heald Green’s Green Belt which has already been built on.  You can view a webcast of this part of the meeting by clicking here.

For further information about the potentially massive impact of the the current proposals on Heald Green, please click here.

Council Tax Increase

Stockport’s current proposals for next (financial) year’s council tax are for an increase of 2.75%.

Stockport Council also have to collect the money for the Greater Manchester Mayor’s expenditure, including Police funding.  When adding these two items in, the total increase is +4.18%.  All these figures are subject to further discussion and debate but the final outcome is not expected to be much different.