• We’re supporting the Great British Spring Clean on 22nd April

    The Great British Spring Clean campaign aims to bring people across the country together to clear up the litter that blights our towns, villages, countryside and beaches. We’ve signed up and are running a Litter Pick event on Sunday 22nd April 2018. You can find further details on our events page and if you are […]

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  • All About Apples – a community event at Heaton Mersey’s community orchard

    Come along on Sunday 14th January 2018 to your local community orchard to celebrate apples and enjoy an afternoon of fruit themed fun. We are also marking the grand opening of your new woodland walk.  Click here to book your FREE ticket Join in the orchard tree dressing and blessing and make a tree happy, […]

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  • Call for apple cake makers!

    As part of the forthcoming community Apple Day at the Sidings Orchard, Heaton Mersey we are putting out a call to arms to any local and enthusiastic cake makers to ask for help in feeding the community with homemade fruit themed cakes. To make this easy we are sharing a couple of lovely but easy […]

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  • What kind of society do you want to live in? Pay to use parks are on the horizon?

    Did you know that some councils are actively considering withdrawing all funding from parks in 2019 in response to on-going austerity measures. There is a view emerging in some areas that all parks should be income generating and a variety of pay to use models are being actively considered. The outcomes of these worrying policy […]

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  • Summer Scything Events @ Mersey Vale Nature Park

    Here’s your chance to have a go at the old art of scything and help maintain areas of species-rich grassland at Mersey Vale Nature Park (MVNP) which are a vital source of habitat and food for wildlife. We are delighted that Adam from Cheshire Wildlife Trust is returning this year to lead the MVNP scything […]

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  • Biomass application withdrawal

    Out of the blue, we had news today from Stockport Council that Stockport Homes has withdrawn their application to build the wood fuel processing plant on Battersea Road. Thank you to the local residents and councillors who came to the public meeting last night and those who couldn’t make it but have registered their protest […]

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  • Register your protest to the proposed wood fuel plant on Battersea Rd

    There is a public meeting tonight (see details below) to discuss the proposed wood fuel plant on Battersea Rd. The meeting is 7.30pm – 9pm at Heaton Mersey Sports and Social Club, Harwood Road, Heaton Mersey.   At this meeting, we’ll find out people’s views on the development and what actions we might take. If you […]

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  • Siding’s Orchard gets some TLC (tree loving care)

    On Sunday, a group of regular orchard volunteers & others keen to learn about pruning braved the cold weather to give the fruit trees at the Sidings Orchard in Mersey Vale Nature Park a long needed prune.           Pruning is an essential part of keeping fruit trees healthy and productive and […]

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  • Update on proposed biomass wood fuel processing development

    A couple of weeks ago we reported that members of Stockport’s Planning and Highway Committee would meet on the 16th February to decide on  Stockport Homes application to build a biomass woodchip operation on Battersea Rd, Heaton Mersey. They had received representations from businesses and residents to say the proposed site (marked in red on […]

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  • HMVCG supports community objection to biomass woodchip plant

    What’s going on?  Stockport Homes  (a subsidiary of Stockport Council) has submitted an application to run a wood fuel storage, processing and distribution plant at Battersea Road in Heaton Mersey. This only came to our attention very recently when we heard on the grapevine that it had gone before the Heaton’s and Reddish Area Committee.  […]

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