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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



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.



Major Events at the AVRO Heritage Museum


Avro Lancaster and Avro Anson which will fly past the museum at the Avro Air Fair in August 2017

During 2017 the museum will be hosting a series of events including an American theme day and the Avro Air Fair, when there will be a flypast from the Avro Lancaster and Avro Anson. More details here.



Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF)


The formal consultation on the first draft of the GMSF proposals ended in January 2017. Well over 25,000 responses were submitted and these are currently being inputted into the system, so that they will all be accessible on line.


At the GM Combined Authority /AGMA Executive Board meeting held on 31st March 2017, it was stated that in the light of the number of responses received, the time needed to evaluate them would be extended by six weeks and extra staff would be taken on to undertake the work. It was expected that the Plan would change as a result of the responses received and that it would prioritize brown field developments, whilst ensuring that there was the right mix of new homes needed by the population. The next stage would be a revised Plan, called the Publication Plan, which would be issued in September 2017, and there would be a further period of public consultation lasting three months. The Publication Plan would then be subject to approval by each of the ten Councils of Greater Manchester. However, the Authority believed that it was still on track to submit the Spatial Framework to the Secretary of State by June 2018.


Click here for all background information to date.





Save Woodford’s Green Belt is an informal group of residents, formed around the members of Woodford Community Council, Woodford Neighbourhood Forum and the Woodford War Memorial Community Centre, dedicated to fighting the declassification of Woodford’s Green Belt. It is a partner in Save Greater Manchester Greenbelt, an umbrella association representing over 30 local Save the Greenbelt groups across Greater Manchester. It supports housing on Brownfield sites and seeks to protect all Green Belt for future generations. It is a formally constituted organisation. You can view its Facebook page here.


You can visit “Save Woodford’s Green Belt” Facebook page here and post comments to let us know your views on GMSF.


Rally to Save Greater Manchester’s Green Belt


Rally to Save Greater Manchester’s Green Belt Photo 1


On Saturday, 1st April 2017, Woodford residents joined people from all over Greater Manchester to protest against the GMSF plans to build on vast swathes of Green Belt land across the region. Some 1,500 people gathered in front of Manchester Town Hall to remind the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, prospective mayoral candidates and local councillors of their vigorous opposition to these proposals, which they believe were based on flawed population forecasts and inadequate use of previously developed sites.


Rally to Save Greater Manchester’s Green Belt Photo 2


Rally to Save Greater Manchester’s Green Belt Photo 3


Help to prepare for Round 3 in the campaign to save Woodford’s Green Belt


In order that we are prepared when the revised GMSF documents are published sometime later this year, we are particularly looking for residents or close supporters who have expertise in the following:

  • Press and PR
  • Journalism and broadcast media
  • Relevant local government experience
  • Detailed analysis of technical documents
  • Fund raising


If this could be you, or indeed if you are just enthusiastic to contribute, then please contact us on info@woodfordcommunity.co.uk to make our team more effective.

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



Electricity North West works on Chester Road, Woodford

We have been advised that contractors working on behalf of Electricity North West will be undertaking cable overlaying works on Chester Road, Woodford, between the junctions of Bridle Road and Woodford Road. These works are scheduled to take place on Saturday 8th July, Sunday 9th July, Saturday 15th July, Sunday 16th July, Saturday 22nd July, and Sunday 23rd July. They will require the use of temporary traffic signals between the hours of 8am and 5pm on the weekends stated; the signals will be staffed.



Traffic calming measures on Moor Lane, Church Lane and Blossoms Lane


Local Councillors and SMBC officials are finalising proposals for traffic calming measures on Moor Lane, Church Lane and Blossoms Lane. A video camera survey is to be undertaken on Church Lane and Blossoms Lane to assess the extent of their use by vulnerable road users, such as pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians, in addition to vehicular traffic. The final proposals should be open for consultation shortly.



A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road (A6MARR) – Update


Invitation to A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road Community Exhibitions - please click here for further details.


Narrow lanes have been installed from the Woodford – Poynton boundary, just prior to Walnut Tree Farm, to just beyond the Bramhall Oil Terminal access road on Chester Road. These will remain in place until autumn 2017 and facilitate the tie-in works for the new junction.


Residential access will be maintained throughout but residents are requested not to park outside their property as the road space will be tight.



Poynton Relief Road


Both Cheshire East and Stockport Councils have approved the new road and the application will now be referred to the Secretary of State, who will decide whether to hold a public enquiry or to grant permission. We will report further developments as these become known.

Neighbourhood Policing


For latest update 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.