• 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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  • 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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  • Treework to begin next week

    We are pleased to report that treework will take place next week at Mersey Vale Nature Park on the embankment path that runs from the entrance steps at the bottom of Craig Road to the railway bridge by the River Mersey. This is the first step of our ‘Woodland Walk’ project, developed in partnership with […]

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  • Cheshire Wildlife Trust to help us with Heaton Mersey’s Greenspaces

    For weeks now a committed group of local residents have been giving up some of their spare time to help rid the park of the Himalayan Balsam – not a skilful task but something that needs doing. And last Sunday morning looked to be more of the same. But then Adam Machin – a Volunteer […]

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  • Stockport Express advertises “July Blitz”

    “Volunteers on a mission” – that’s us! Help rescue our park from this invasive thug during July, every Thursday evening and Sunday morning. Click EVENTS to see when we are next Balsam pulling and what’s involved.

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  • New Rail Plan for Stockport

    HMVCG are delighted that Stockport is looking to get connected to the tram network with two new routes being planned. These include a circular route utilising both new and existing rail links to connect Stockport to the airport and another that is planned to link the existing Parrs Wood terminus in East Didsbury to Hazel […]

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