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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 2017 AGM was held on Wednesday, 29th November 2017. The draft Minutes will be available in due course.

 

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 16 months and has received 16,000 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.

 

Vulcan and Avro Heritage MuseumThe 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.

 

During April the museum hosted a large contingent of classic cars and in June an American day with re enactors large model B17, stalls American army vehicles, bands and much more, all in memory of the American camp during WW2 at Adlington and Poynton.

 

On August 6th Avro Air Fair with flyovers by the Lancaster and Anson with engine run ups with Merlin, Griffin and Cheetah engines and lots more. Vintage buses will be available for pedestrians from the security gate. All entry by pre purchase tickets through the museum’s website. Adults £10, Children £5 and under 5s free.

 

More details can be found here on the Avro Heritage Museum Events poster or visit www.avroheritagemuseum.com

 


 

Roadworks in and around Woodford

 

Chester Road, Woodford – Electricity North West works start on 18th November 2017

 

Contractors working on behalf of Electricity North West will be carrying out works on Chester Road, Woodford, between Woodford Road roundabout and Bridle Road. The works are scheduled to take place from the 18th November 2017 to the 26th November 2017 under the following traffic management.

 

Signals will be in operation between 09.30 and 15.30 on 18th, 20th and 21st November 2017.

 

Starting on 21st November 2017, a lane reduction will be in operation for five evenings between 18.00 and 05.00.

 

For further information please contact Vicki Siddall, Transportation Officer, Highway Inspection and Streetworks, Stockport Council. Tel: 0161 474 4870

 

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

 

A6MARR: Sunday Working at Woodford Road, Bramhall

 

Concerns have been raised by residents regarding noise from the night time working currently taking place at the Woodford Road, Bramhall junction. Therefore, to reduce the amount of night time working required, it has been agreed that Carillion Morgan Sindall can work on Sunday during the day (8am to 5pm), with a full closure of the A555 (from A34 to Woodford Road) and Woodford Road (from just north of Jenny Lane to just north of the entrance to Woodford Road Recreation Ground) in place during this time.

 

It is proposed to carry out works, with the above road closures in place, on the following dates:

  • Sunday 19th November
  • Sunday 26th November

Please note that no working is planned on Sunday 12th November to avoid affecting travel to Remembrance Day services. For further information from the A6 MARR Project Team, click here.


Neighbourhood Policing

 

Warning to Woodford residents – Theft from garage

 

We have been informed by a resident that under cover of the fireworks displays on Sunday, 5th November, his garage was raided. The perpetrators forced the side door off its hinges and made off with portable petrol tools, etc. He wishes to share this information as a local warning. Please be vigilant.

 

For neighbourhood policing updates click here.


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.