Stockport Council are bringing together over 30 local employers who have hundreds of jobs they are looking to fill. The Stockport Jobs Fair is returning to Stockport Town Hall on Tuesday 26th September, between the hours of 10am and 2pm. Joining the event will be some of the businesses opening at Redrock who have a wide range of roles available. Stockport College will also be speaking about the training they offer at the Manchester Airport Academy.
The average unweighted sold prices of houses and flats have generally seen a steady incline over the last eight years. It’ll come as no massive surprise the houses are typically more expensive than flats but, the movements over time are nonetheless telling.
How often we commute to the office and how long it takes each day has major implications on where we all choose to live. While the ever-increasing use of technology has made it easier to work from home, most people living in Britain still take part in the ‘daily grind’, with a staggering three-million commuters now spending more than two hours to get to work.
You will be pleased to know that the works to the A6 bridge is going well and is still on track to complete on time. Stockport Council are providing a weekly update on the works on their website, and also diversion details which are very handy if, like me, it is effecting your daily commute.
Planning has now been submitted by the new owners of The Adswood Inn, to transform it in to a new 60 bedroom private nursing home. It is a building of great potential, set within Cale Green’s conservation area, and should produce a fantastic end product once the works are complete, tieing it in nicely with the stunning neighbouring period residential properties.
‘Ready to Grow’ is a new Government Investment Programme which has been set out to help and encourage people to try out new ideas in the market place, that would deliver real social value to the Stockport community. The scheme offers an investment of £5,000 to local entrepreneurs, voluntary groups, charities and private businesses, plus a ‘buddy’ to be paired up with to ensure maximum success.
Over the next two years Stockport Council are looking to have transparent discussions with Stockport residents and businesses regarding what land is needed to accommodate the homes, jobs, new infrastructure and local facilities needed in the area, from now until 2035. Here is a short video by Alex Ganotis, Stockport Council Leader, talking about the Stockport Local Plan. You can read all information and have your say by clicking here.
Watch the Leader of the Council talk about the Stockport Local Plan. You can also learn more about it and give your views at your local drop-in events. Find your local event here: www.stockport.gov.uk/localplan
I was lucky enough, last week, to have a look around the ongoing development of the Cale Green & Heaviley Conservative Club, and it is going to be superb! Located on Dundonald Street, the club is being converted in to four large apartments. It will retain several of its original features and is set to be ready before the end of the year. There will also be a three bedroom detached house built within the grounds.
New 10 screen cinema, The Light, has started its internal fit out as the construction work to the remainder of the development draws to a close. This means one thing, the development is still on track, and will open this November. Its great news for Stockport and its economy, with thousands of new visitors expected each year!
This will potentially be terrible news for some… a major part of the A6 will be closed from July 24th for 12 weeks as essential repairs are being done to the bridge below. The area in question runs between Exchange Street (Near the Garrick Theatre) and Heaton Lane, with both lanes permanently shut throughout this time. You might want to start researching alternative routes!