Stockport Review EXTRA - COVID-19 - 9th July

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This edition at a glance...

Cllr Wilson Vaccination

Statement from the Leader of the Council

Coronavirus continues to circulate in our borough, with rates now at 357.2 cases per 100,000. The latest published data can be found here.

While we are seeing the benefits of the vaccination programme which thankfully means less cases of hospitalisation, we continue to see self-isolation have a real impact on our local businesses workforces, schools and social plans. As we look ahead to restrictions easing potentially on 19th July, it’s important that we all keep up the good habits such as thorough and regular handwashing and social distancing to help stop the spread of all viral diseases, including COVID-19.

As I mentioned, the vaccine programme is being shown to be extremely effective at keeping hospitalisations to a minimum. So far, 82.9% of the adult population in Stockport has had their first doses, with 63.6% having received both doses. Remember, it is vital that you get both doses of the vaccine in order to ensure complete protection against the virus. I got my second vaccine today and thank everyone involved in the smooth running of the clinic. You can book your vaccine online, or see the details of our pop up clinics throughout Stockport here.

I’m sure all of you will be looking forward to the Sunday’s big match and cheering the England boys on, including local lad Phil Foden, as they play in their first major final since 1966 - the Town Hall will be lit up over the weekend to show our support to the team.

If you are meeting friends to watch the match, consider taking a free lateral flow test before you head out – it helps to protect everyone. You can order yours online or collect them from your local pharmacy or library.

Have fun, stay safe and enjoy the game – come on England!

- Leader of the Council, Cllr Elise Wilson

Get your vaccine to stay safe

As restrictions continue to be lifted, the best way of stopping coronavirus is the full course of vaccination. Even if you've had your first dose, it's vital that you get complete protection by getting your second dose when you can.

If you live in Stockport there are a number of convenient ways for you to get your vaccination. As well as dedicated sites, Stockport's Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is currently running pop up clinics and now a mobile vaccination bus, which means it's easier than ever to get your jab.

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Cheadle Active Neighbourhoods

An online workshop will be held next week for Cheadle residents so they can help shape plans for an Active Neighbourhood trial project taking place in their area.

Low-traffic neighbourhoods, known locally as Active Neighbourhoods aim to create quieter streets, which allow residents to chat and children to play.

This project, is a partnership between Transport for Greater Manchester, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council and Sustrans.

The first two online workshops about the project were held earlier this year and a third online workshop will take place on Wednesday, July 14 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

To sign up, click here.

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Bistro Marc

Bistro Marc to open at Stockport’s much-loved Winter’s building

We are thrilled to announce that a taste of France will soon be arriving at Underbanks historic Winter’s building, when it opens as Bistro Marc at Winter’s later this year.

Bistro Marc at Winter’s will be a cosy French bistro, offering French comfort food, such as French onion soup, croque-monsieur, boeuf bourguignon, pot-au-feu, crème brulée and other French favourites; led by husband and wife co-owners - Chef Marc Molé and Rachel Winter Jones, Business & PR Manager. 

The bistro will offer affordable à la carte and fixed price menus and there are also plans hold events such as wine tastings, with other events also in the pipeline. The focus will be on using fresh local produce from Stockport Indoor Markets and other local suppliers.

Find out more about this fantastic addition to the town centre which will welcome guests in Autumn 2021.

Watch the short video featuring Marc and Cllr David Sedgwick as they talk about the new development.

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Tests at school, but not as we know it!

A big thank you to everyone who has been testing for coronavirus throughout the school year. As cases are high among secondary pupils, please continue to regularly test in the final few weeks of term.

Please follow Test and Trace advice and let your school know if you need to self-isolate, so home learning can be arranged where needed.

Remember if anyone has symptoms, they need to isolate and take a PCR test – children with symptoms should not go to school unless they’ve had a negative PCR result. If picking up or dropping off, parents should wear face coverings, socially distance and limit time spent near the school site.

After the end of term if you want to continue with testing, free home testing kits can be picked up from pharmacies, libraries, Fred Perry House Test Centre, and the car park on Chadwick Street in Marple. Find your nearest test centre or collection point here.

COVID Recovery Pack

Stockport Moving Together Shortlisted for Outstanding Support During Pandemic

The Stockport Moving Together physical activity scheme has reached the finals of the UKActive Awards. The scheme has been shortlisted for a special award introduced to recognise those that have developed and supported communities during COVID-19.

The scheme set up by Stockport Council, Life Leisure, the NHS and Stockport Homes was designed to help care home residents and individuals rebuild their strength and stamina as they gradually returned to health following the virus. It also supported those who may have become deconditioned or experienced declining physical or mental health due to the negative consequences associated with shielding.

As part of the scheme, Life Leisure delivered 100 physical activity packs to 11 care homes across Stockport and worked with ICU Consultants and Respiratory Physiotherapists to deliver an additional 40 recovery packs for people who were shielding or recovering.

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Easy to use website tools

Did you know that you can change the way you view and move around our website using our ‘Recite Me’ tool? It will read text out to you and change things like fonts and colours to make the reading experience more suitable for you. It can also translate text into over 100 languages. Find it at the top of every web page using the 'Accessibility' link.

If you need further help to find information on our website, ‘Ami’, our live webchat tool can help you and take you to the correct page for advice and services. You can find Ami in the pink circle on the bottom right of your screen on any device.

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We want to hear your views on a new £14.5m ‘Learning and Discovery’ store!

As town centres across the UK struggle to recover from the decline in traditional retailing and the impact of Covid-19, here in Stockport we are pioneering an innovative plan to increase footfall and inspire a love of learning in children and adults. 

Stockroom is the working title for a new, universal, ‘Learning and Discovery Store’ which will repurpose large areas of empty retail space in the Merseyway Shopping Centre around Adlington Walk and will be an inclusive and accessible space which will support the people of Stockport to learn new skills, practice arts and crafts, enjoy live music and performances and benefit from cutting-edge learning and IT facilities. 

It will be larger than a football field and be a destination which is packed with activities to attract people of all ages and tastes to Stockport town centre as a place to visit and spend time with friends and family. 

We would love to hear your views in shaping our plans for Stockroom. You can find out more and complete a survey here or alternatively, pick up a leaflet from your nearest council operated location or within Merseyway. The survey will close on 1 August, so please make sure you submit your feedback by then.

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Stockport Council to seek White Ribbon accreditation in commitment to ending domestic violence

Stockport Council is to seek the prestigious White Ribbon accreditation, to demonstrate a commitment to improving organisational culture, safety and morale, and help staff and communities address the serious issue of violence against women.

Awarded by the White Ribbon charity, the accreditation aims to assure an organisation that they are equipped with the skills and experience necessary to identify and prevent all kinds of violence against women. The accreditation also demonstrates a commitment to the Public Sector Equality Duty under the Equality Act 2010. 

Seeking this accreditation is part of Stockport Council’s long-term commitment to providing appropriate support for victims and perpetrators of domestic violence and abuse. Funding provided by the Home Office for Children Affected by Domestic Abuse, alongside the council’s investment has helped develop an effective co-ordinated community response for Domestic Abuse in Stockport.

There’s never been a more prudent time to seek the accreditation, with alarming figures showing a sharp increase in violence towards women during the pandemic. It also comes as the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) announce its Gender Based Abuse Strategy, which aims to provide a 10-year strategy to help improve the safety of women and girls who are victims of abuse in the area.

Working together, we can all do our bit to help end domestic violence for good.

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Have your Say: Current Consultations and Surveys

Have your say!

We want to hear your views on all the current consultations we're running.

  • Stockroom

    • Stockport is pioneering an innovative plan to increase footfall in the town centre and inspire a love of learning in children and adults. Stockroom is an idea for a 21st century, universal learning and discovery space which could give the people of Stockport an opportunity to learn new skills, practice arts and crafts, enjoy live music and performances, use free services, and benefit from cutting-edge learning and IT facilities.
  • Romiley to Stockport Walking & Cycling Route

    • Work has started on a Greater Manchester-wide programme to make journeys on foot or by bike much easier and more attractive. Chris Boardman, Greater Manchester’s Cycling and Walking Commissioner, unveiled an innovative new plan to create a city-regionwide cycling and walking network. This scheme will form part of Greater Manchester’s Bee Network and we would like your views on it.
  • Woodford Garden Village School Site Pre-Proposal Consultation

    • The purpose of this consultation is to outline the 2 options available to the council for management and governance of the new school building in Woodford.

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