A sensible approach to fireworks

As Lib Dem Councillors we have had residents contact us over the last few months concerned about anti-social use of fireworks.

There are many successful, well organised and popular events in our area, but we’ve also heard stories of terrified animals and dangerous incidents of fireworks being let off on streets.

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Register for a postal vote by 5pm on 26/11/19

Polling day for the General Election is the 12th December. Have you considered registering for a postal vote?

I wanted to let you know that the deadline for applying for a postal vote is 5pm on the 26th November.

Register for a postal vote

A lot of people tell me that voting by post means it is a lot easier to cast their ballot – they are not restricted to just one day to do so.

If you register to vote by post your ballot papers for the General Election will be delivered in the post before polling day.

You can then complete your ballot paper at home and then pop it back in the post – or you can even drop it back into a polling station on polling day itself.

Register for a postal vote

Don't forget the deadline to apply is 5pm on 26th November.


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There’s only so much I can do, unless…

This last week my inbox has been filled by patients and hospital staff telling me of pressing problems with our local NHS. 

As we come into those dangerous winter months, there are more complex problems than our NHS has faced in many years. 

There are almost too many to list:


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Chadkirk Chapel - An update and next steps

Thank you to everyone who responded and everyone who signed my petition to support the Friends of Chadkirk. I had 417 people signing to show their support. This is very much appreciated - thank you.

The Council's consultation on Museums, including the future of Chadkirk Chapel, is now closed.

I wanted to share with you my own response to the consultation which I have copied below.

Although the consultation is closed, my petition will remain open until shortly before the Werneth Area Committee next meets on 9th December. 

Please consider adding your name if you haven’t already.

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Days left to save Chadkirk chapel

Friends of Chadkirk Chapel meet to try to save the ChapelWe have a few days left to help the Friends of Chadkirk keep the Chapel open.

It was good to see so many people attending the Friends of Chadkirk's public meeting on Saturday.

The Chapel was packed; in fact, it was standing room only.

The meeting was held to discuss the Council's proposals to remove the Chapel from their museums list.

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Chadkirk Chapel needs our support

People from Romiley, Marple and Offerton know Chadkirk Chapel as a bit of a ‘hidden gem’. As a Grade II listed building dating back to the 16th century it’s a simply stunning community asset.

That’s why I was so concerned to learn about the Stockport Council’s consultation proposing changes to the way they support museums like Chadkirk Chapel.

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I'll stand up for our NHS

Have you had problems accessing the right NHS services when you need them?

I've been listening to residents' experiences of trying to access urgent treatment locally.

One mother told me that she was sent on a 45 minute trip to Oldham to treat a child's bleeding head.  Another lady had a fall and spent hours in A&E, feeling terribly guilty as they watched the stressed and underfunded staff treat people with life threatening emergencies.

It's very clear that Stockport urgently needs an Urgent Treatment Centre for minor injuries.

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Lisa Smart welcomes Unite to Remain agreement

Hazel Grove Constituency Lib Dems welcome Unite to Remain agreement

Lisa Smart has welcomed the decision of the Green Party to stand aside at this election. 

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An hour calling 101

An hour calling 101? It's not ok.

I recently wrote to the Deputy Mayor for Policing, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire at the Greater Manchester Combined Authority to ask for actions to improve response times on the police 101 number.

I've heard complaints about this problem from residents time and time again.

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Are you worried about the future of our health service?

Have you had problems accessing the right NHS services when you need them?

Do you wish our hardworking doctors and nurses had better resources?

So many people contact me to tell me that the NHS is the most important issue to them and at the heart of their lives.

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