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Welcome to the Woodford Community Council Website

 

Woodford is a small village situated to the south of Stockport on the Cheshire border resting within beautiful open countryside.

 

Woodford Community Council gives residents a voice on matters affecting their community and liaises with Stockport MBC and other statutory bodies as required. It is run entirely by volunteers, financed by donations and governed by a written Constitution.


 

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Information about Roadworks in and around Woodford can be found here.


 

Latest News

 

 

Woodford Community Council AGM

 

The Draft Minutes of the 2017 AGM are available here.

 

Stockport Borough Local Plan – First Consultation now closed

 

The Local Plan Issues Paper is the first stage in the preparation of a Local Plan for Stockport. The purpose of the Local Plan is to manage development in the Borough up to the year 2035. It will include policies to guide appropriate, sustainable development through the planning application process and it will identify sites where development should take place, or where land or buildings should be protected. The Council has been seeking views on what local people think the topics and scope of the Local Plan should be.

 

For further information click here.

 

 

Greater Manchester Spatial Framework – Update

 

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has announced the timeframe for the development and publication of the second draft of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.

 

The process will start in September with the publication of the responses to the initial consultation. (Click here to access the comments received.) This will be followed later in the year by the publication of data and associated sources of information, such as population estimates, which will help them to calculate the requirements for housing and employment. Some of this information is not yet available, for example they are waiting for the government to publish its national methodology for calculating housing need, which is expected to be released in the autumn.

 

The second draft of the plan will be developed in the new year, with the intention to publish it in June 2018. Following publication of the draft plan, there will be a 12-week period of public consultation

 

 

Christ Church, Woodford – Appeal for support

 

A few months ago thieves stole a large number of capstones from the churchyard wall. The extra cost of repairing this damage, after taking into account the amount covered by insurance, was some £4,000.

 

Woodford ChurchUrgent repairs to the Bell tower, following a structural survey, were also undertaken recently and cost a further £15,000.

 

The Parochial Church Council has therefore launched an Appeal for donations to assist in covering these wholly unexpected expenses. Full details are given in the accompanying leaflet – please click here.

 

Christ Church, Woodford, is a valuable and much-loved village asset. Please help to support it.

 

To see how the Appeal is progressing, click here.

 


Scouts Be Prepared

 

1st Woodford Scout Group - Helpers/Assistants Required

 

All sections of this friendly, fun and active group are currently in need of adult helpers; male or female, young or old!

 

Beavers and Cubs meet on a Monday evening, Scouts on a Friday evening.

 

Your commitment could be limited to attending on the evening (no preparation/extra duties between meetings expected), full training available, if necessary.

 

If you feel you may be able to help, please contact Jon Smith:

Email: jonsmith1500@outlook.com Tel: 01625 874781 Mob: 07799435747

 

or Jane Parsonage:

Email: janeparsonage@aol.com Tel: 0161 439 8369 Mob: 07952296248

 

who would be delighted to hear from you.


Avro Heritage Museum

 

Avro Heritage Museum small logoThe Avro Heritage Museum on the Woodford Airfield site has now been open for over two years and has received many thousands of visitors. With its refurbished Avro Vulcan bomber (XM 603), the Vulcan (XM 602) cockpit and Lancaster cockpit, it can clearly claim to be the leading aviation museum in the North West and is proud to celebrate and sustain the heritage of Avro and the Woodford site. The part that Woodford played in world aviation cannot be overstated.

 

The museum is open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and Bank holidays. Group visits, which are extremely popular, are generally available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

 

More details can be found on www.avroheritagemuseum.com

 


 

Roadworks in and around Woodford

 

 

A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road

 

The construction of the A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road has reached a stage whereby surfacing of the new road alignment can commence. These works require a cement batching plant to be set up at the Chester Road compound to supply materials for the surfacing. A letter providing further information about the operation of the cement batching plant and how any impacts on adjacent properties are being mitigated can be downloaded here.

 

For further information visit the website www.semmms.info


Reminder - Contacting the Police

 

The new Police non-emergency number is 101. For further details about its use click here.


Woodford Community Council e-Newsletter

 

The WCC newsletter will bring you the latest news about issues affecting the community and show you how you can participate in community affairs and activities. Click here.