Stockport Review EXTRA - COVID-19 - 25th September

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This edition at a glance...


Cllr Wilson

Message from the Leader of the Council

Today, the government has decided that Stockport will now come under the additional restrictions that apply to Greater Manchester.

These measures have been put in place by the government to protect us all and stop the spread of the virus. We have all lived with the impact of Covid for six months now and it has caused a great deal of upheaval to our lives and I know it has been difficult for many of us. But it is clear from the figures that Covid will be with us for a while yet and is critical that we all act now.    

The only way forward is for us to work together to get the number of cases under control again, we’ve done it before and we can do it again. Hand washing, adhering to social distancing guidelines and wearing a face covering should be second nature now and will help to stop the virus spreading. 

Please take the time to familiarise yourself with the latest information on what you can and can’t do here and thank you for your efforts and perseverance.

- Leader of Stockport Council, Elise Wilson.


Coronavirus update from Director of Public Health

An update from the Director of Public Health is available on the Council website. 

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Free Flu Vaccine

We are urging residents eligible for a free flu vaccination to make sure they book their annual vaccination. By getting the flu vaccine, you’ll be able to protect yourself and your loves ones from falling ill, and protect outbreaks in the community.

Adults at high risk from flu are also most at risk from COVID-19 and the free vaccine is more important than ever, to help protect the nation from a double threat this winter.

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Flood

Flood Report for Stockport

A draft report in to the flooding in Stockport in July and August 2019 has now been published.

Due to current government guidelines, we will be holding online consultation sessions on the dates shown.

There will also be an opportunity for you to book an individual discussion with Highways Officers if there is anything you would like to discuss in more detail.

If you would like to join one of the consultation events or register for an individual discussion with Highways Officers, please email floodmeeting@stockport.gov.uk

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Talk Taxis

Let's Talk Taxis!

Do you travel by taxi or private hire services? Whether you use them on a night out or to get around locally, we want you to have peace of mind on every journey. That’s why we’re proposing minimum standards for every service licensed in Stockport as part of Greater Manchester’s plans to make sure every journey is safe and reliable.

Taxis and private hire are a crucial part of our transport network, and the proposed minimum licensing standards will help make services more customer-focused, with high environmental and accessibility standards.

An eight-week public consultation on the proposals will start on Thursday 8 October 2020. This consultation will be the first of its kind and we’d like passengers, taxi and private hire drivers and operators to give their views.

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There's still time to have your say on new plans for 'One Stockport Hub'

The centre of Stockport is undergoing a £1billion programme of investment and with the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic, Stockport Council wants to continue the improvements and make a visit to the town centre a safe and enjoyable experience.

As part of these plans, the council is proposing to create the ‘One Stockport Hub’.

Have your say on the plans at the link below.

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MDC

Stockport Council sets out ambitious plans

Stockport Council has published two new prospectuses detailing plans for the Town Centre and Mayoral Development Corporation (MDC) area to ensure that Stockport is well equipped for the future and that the infrastructure helps its communities to thrive. 

The Stockport Station Growth Prospectus focuses on the importance of further investment in and around Stockport Station over the next 10-12 years and is a key part of the Council’s growth strategy and supporting the vision of the MDC. 

Stockport is already one of the best-connected town’s in the North West, handling over 5 million rail users a year and plans will see a refreshed, modern and future-ready gateway to the town, Greater Manchester and beyond, and will act as a resilient interchange to add capacity to the North’s rail network. 

The document has been developed in developed in discussion with the rail industry and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), as well as private developers. 

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Clean Air

Clean Air Zone coming to Stockport

A Clean Air Zone is coming to Stockport as part of Greater Manchester’s plans to reduce harmful air pollution on our local roads. 

An eight-week public consultation starts on 8 October and we want you to help shape the final plan. 

The clean air consultation will ask for views on key elements of the Greater Manchester-wide Clean Air Zone. This includes the zone’s proposed boundary, daily charges, discounts and exemptions – and the request to government for a multi-million funding package to support local businesses to upgrade to cleaner vehicles before the Clean Air Zone is introduced in 2022.

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