Community Festivals

Community spirit was well and truly on display this weekend, with Gatley, Bramhall, and Heald Green all holding their community festivals!

Equaliteas in Bramhall

This morning I had a great time at Bramhall Festival and also enjoyed a cuppa and chat with Bramhall and Woodford Girlguiding, hosting their wonderful Equaliteas event!

Barnes Village Development

For many years since it closed in 1999, the site of the old Barnes Hospital in Cheadle became an eye sore in desperate need of a use, and I recently took a tour around the ongoing works at the 17 acre site, which are transforming it from a dilapidated old building into a vibrant new community.

Happy Birthday NHS

For most people like me, the NHS has been there for many of the good times as well as the difficult times in our lives, and next week will mark 70 years since its creation.

Backing the Upskirting Ban

Mobile phones are a must-have in today’s world, enabling us to stay connected and share images at the touch of a button. However, the ability to take a quick photo underneath someone’s clothes, without their consent, is a new and shocking aspect of their use.

Volunteers' Week

Volunteers’ week takes place during the first week of June every year, and celebrates the people who give up their time to contribute to valuable causes in their communities up and down the country.

A Better Energy Deal for Stockport

As we’ve enjoyed some rare Mediterranean weather in Manchester during the past few weeks, not many of us will have been thinking about reaching for the central heating switch.

Northern Services and Timetable Changes

I understand the dissatisfaction people have with local rail services and the anger being shown towards Northern, especially in light of the recent timetable changes.

Party Chairman Visits Site of New Schools

I was delighted to welcome Conservative Party Chairman Brandon Lewis to Cheadle recently, where we took the chance to get a sneak peek at the ongoing works to build a new primary and secondary school, which will be run by the Laurus Trust.