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Stockport hosts the first running event of its type in the Town – the Urban 5K

18th September 2021 - The Stockport Urban 5K running race is the first of its kind in Stockport. A timed 5k course on fully closed roads, starting and finishing at the Enduro & Cycling Festival Event Village of St Peters Square in Stockport. The course will take in the sights of [...]

By |2021-08-26T08:43:02+01:00August 26th, 2021|All things Stockport|

Stockport’s Redrock set to introduce a new bowling alley and retro-arcade!

The Light Cinemas wants to open a 10-lane facility and retro arcade in the vacant units next to its current home at the town centre attraction. According to a planning document the new bowling alley and arcade would form part of an extended foyer and cafe bar area on the [...]

By |2021-08-23T12:26:18+01:00August 23rd, 2021|All things Stockport|

Stockport Interchange Park – Construction set to begin this Winter

A consultation on plans for a two-acre public green space, part of the £120m revamp of the town’s ageing bus station, is now open.  Stockport Council is seeking input from the public to help shape the vision for the park. Residents are being asked what features they would like to [...]

New Development – Morbaine’s Stockport retail plan to progress

As recently reported in Place North West - The Railway Pub and Carpetright store would be demolished under the developer’s plans to create a 16,000 sq ft unit on the Great Portwood Street site. Morbaine predicts the project, which would see retail space at the site increased by just under [...]

By |2021-08-18T10:20:57+01:00August 18th, 2021|All things Stockport|

Stockport is set to host the first suburban cycle race in Greater Manchester!

We are set to host the first suburban cycle race in Greater Manchester! Stockport is known for its varying topography through its historical brows, narrow passageways and steep hills. All of these attributes make Stockport the perfect location for a cycling race. Stockport town centre is revving up to host [...]

By |2021-08-18T10:13:42+01:00August 18th, 2021|All things Stockport|

Stockport’s Gigantic Leap Frog Art Trail is back!

This summer, Stockport’s Business Improvement District, Totally Stockport, has launched the Gigantic Leap Frog Art Trail. 21 brand new, gigantic colourful frogs have hopped into the town centre for their summer holiday. Like the 2019 frog art trail, the frogs will be a popular addition attracting visitors, residents, and families [...]

By |2021-08-18T10:07:08+01:00August 18th, 2021|All things Stockport|

Stockport Food and Drink Festival 2021

Stockport Town Centre is celebrating all things delicious between the 3rd and the 5th of September 2021. The festival will celebrate food and drink. Below is a list of some of the things to expect: 2 outdoor kitchens on stage in Mersey Square and Market Place live demonstrations from guest [...]

By |2021-08-18T09:52:49+01:00August 18th, 2021|All things Stockport|

Reddish welcomes monthly Artisan Market at Broadstone Mill

On Saturday 24th April Worker Bee markets will host their first Artisan Market of what will become a monthly event. The outdoor event will be held in the car park outside of Broadstone Mill on Broadstone Road. The markets will include the best local makers from the Reddish and Heatons [...]

By |2021-04-07T16:22:29+01:00April 7th, 2021|All things Stockport|

Brompton Bikes are due to arrive in Stockport this Summer

Stockport Exchange, already one of the region’s most well-connected and accessible business hubs, is boosting its active travel credentials by introducing a Brompton Bike Hire dock. The new solar powered cycle dock, which launches in the summer will see eight docks and 12 cycles located outside the Holiday Inn Express, [...]

By |2021-03-29T09:59:37+01:00March 29th, 2021|All things Stockport|

The Frogs are jumping back in to Stockport this Summer

Stockport Town centre will play host to another colourful frog trail following the success of last year. This Summer, between July and September, 21 brand new hand painted frogs will be set up around the Town centre for visitors, families and locals to enjoy! Read the full article and comments [...]

By |2021-03-16T08:46:43+00:00March 16th, 2021|All things Stockport|
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