Tom Morrison and Keith Holloway join volunteer Balsam Bashing event

Tom Morrison and Keith Holloway joined with volunteers from Groundwork Manchester and Mersey Rivers Trust at a Balsam Bashing event in Cheadle.

Balsam is an invasive species of plant, brought to the UK in the Victorian era. Unfortunately it is incredibly aggressive and dominates the areas where it is found, not allowing other native plants to flourish.

Volunteers from across the area joined forces to help break the Balsam, to keep it controlled and allow for other wild flowers to grow.

Tom Morrison and Keith Holloway volunteer  

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Tom Morrison launches survey on dental services

Tom Morrison and the Lib Dems want your views on dental services in Cheadle Constituency.

The survey can be found at: https://digitallibdems.typeform.com/to/JZByiqMm

Residents across Cheadle Constituency have contacted Tom Morrison and the Lib Dem team regarding NHS dentists closing in the local area.

Last year, the British Dental Association stated that 1 in 10 NHS Dentists faced a "cliff edge" as Government targets were becoming too hard to hit, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Across Cheadle, people are finding it harder and harder to find an NHS dentist with waiting lists growing longer each week. 

Dentist

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Mirrlees Fields - Tom Morrison writes to the Secretary of State

Tom Morrison has written to the Secretary of State regarding the proposed development of Mirrlees Fields.

Residents across the area have contacted Tom regarding the plans that will see around 200 houses built on an area that is designated as Strategic Open Space.

The land acts as an important green corridor for local wildlife and many local people use it for leisure and recreation. 

The letter, which is detailed below, asks the Secretary of State responsible for planning laws to ensure that local people are consulted and all of the policies that should protect the land are adhered to and considered. 

Tom Morrison at Mirrlees Fields

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Queensgate School Consultation

Last month the Liberal Democrats revealed plans by Stockport’s Council to close Queensgate Primary School in Bramhall.

The Conservative-backed Labour Council made no mention of these plans during the local elections.

Thanks to pressure from local residents and Liberal Democrat campaigners Tom Morrison and Ian Powney, Stockport Council has now started consultation which closes on Thursday 29 July 2021.

Tom Morrison has urged all parents and other residents who have views on this issue to
respond to the Online Survey which you can access at:

Woodford Garden Village School Site Pre-Proposal Consultation - Introduction - Stockport Metropolitan Borough Citizen Space - Citizen Space

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Tom Morrison calls for Northern Powerhouse Rail clarity

Following reports that Northern Powerhouse Rail (the proposed east-west northern rail link) could be scrapped, Tom Morrison has called upon the Government to publish it's long-awaited Integrated Rail Plan, which is hoped will firm up commitments to improve passenger and freight rail across the North of England. 

Tom Morrison with Iain Roberts and Graham Greenhalgh at Gatley Rail Station

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Tom Morrison calls for special Police meeting

Lib Dem spokesperson, Cllr Tom Morrison has written to the Chair of Stockport Council's Community & Housing Committee requesting an extraordinary meeting to which the Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester, the person responsible for Policing in Greater Manchester, is invited. 

Tom speaks to Police in Cheadle

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Stockport Grinch!

Following Stockport Council’s last-minute decision to cancel the Handy Ladies’ Christmas fundraiser, despite it being COVID secure, Tom Morrison has written the Labour Cabinet asking for a rethink. Groups such as the Handy Ladies supported our community during the darkest of times, now they need our backing.

 

 

 

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Jilly Julian launches Cheadle & Cheadle Hulme Traffic Survey

Local campaigner, Jilly Julian has launched a survey across Cheadle & Cheadle Hulme to find out more about local traffic and parking issues. 

Many residents have been in contact with your Lib Dem team about speeding and other road issues, so Jilly wants to know more about people's experiences before asking the Council to take action. 

Jilly Julian Wants your views on traffic issues

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GMSF - Mark Hunter offers meeting to Andy Burnham to discuss plans

Following a shambolic council meeting on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF), Cllr Mark Hunter, Leader of the Liberal Democrats in Stockport, has written to Andy Burnham to discuss the proposals and concerns the Party has.

Mark Hunter and Tom Morrison fighting for our Green Belt

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Tom Morrison launches green spaces survey

Tom Morrison has launched a survey across Cheadle Constituency to find out what people think of green spaces locally. 

Many people are concerned about the future of their green spaces. Plans by Greater Manchester Combined Authority (known as GMSF) have ear-marked several large green spaces for development in areas such as Heald Green and Woodford, whilst Mirrlees Fields near Woodsmoor is now the focus of a potential planning application. 

Elsewhere, the Conservative Government have proposed plans that would see planning decisions taken away from local councils and people to 'speed up' the development process.

Have your say on green spaces

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