Current Issues

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. Please put all food waste in your black bin, but not garden waste.

Blue & Brown bins
Blue 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 not being routinely collected now until further notice.  If your normal bin day is a Wednesday there will be a one-off collection on Wednesday 22 April.  If your green bin is not collected on that day, please leave it out as it’ll still be collected in the few days following this date.

The one-off collection however, this is only to empty waste that had accumulated before the green bin collections stopped.  From now on we must try to compost our garden waste as the council will not be emptying the green bins again until the lockdown is over.

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