Homepage

Themed Image2

Thank you to our Sponsors

 

Southfield House private residential care home in Woodford - more details in Business Links.

Southfield House private residential care home in Woodford

 

 

Southfield House private residential care home in Woodford

An award winning specialist private client law firm based in Wilmslow, who deal with residential and commercial Conveyancing, Probate, Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney - more details here.

 

If you'd like to sponsor WCC and our website please contact us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.


 

Roadworks Latest

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

 


 

Latest News

 

STATEMENT ON THE GREATER MANCHESTER SPATIAL FRAMEWORK

 

A joint statement on behalf of the Stockport Labour Group, The Stockport Conservative Group, The Independent Ratepayers Group and the Stockport Residents Group has been issued following the meeting of Stockport Council held on 19th January 2017. Click here for the full statement.

 

 

GREATER MANCHESTER SPATIAL FRAMEWORK (GMSF)

 

The formal consultation on the first draft of the GMSF proposals has now ended. The comments received during this period will be considered and used to determine how the plan is taken forward.

 

Given the many thousands of comments and objections that have been submitted in response to this consultation, we anticipate that this may take some time. Watch this space for further information and developments.

 

Click here for all background information to date.

 

 

JOIN US TO FIGHT THE GREEN BELT GRAB!

 

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.

 

Join us and the other Groups around Greater Manchester in a rally in front of Manchester Town Hall. You can view the Save Greater Manchester Greenbelt poster here.

 

Rally - Save the Greenbelt Groups

 

Our peaceful rally will demonstrate against the GMCA's lack of a sustainable vision for the provision of housing on Brownfield sites across GM. Their proposal to decommission Greenbelt land to enable house and office building is based on flawed population projections and a desire to increase Council Tax receipts by building large numbers of large, high value housing units on Greenbelt. Our Rally is the launch event for the Community Voice on Planning (COVOP) Month of Action.

 

The Council for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE) is a partner organisation and fully supportive of this rally and will be fielding a speaker on the day.

 

Join us on 1st April in Albert Square to show our politicians what we think about their flawed Spatial Plan. Your committees have been working hard behind the scenes to pull everyone together in a HUGE show of support. There will be media coverage and the mayoral candidates will be watching. Pledge your support, grab your friends, family and maybe a placard and be part of this unprecedented and historic event.

 

In addition to the Rally we will be producing banners and posters to support this phase of our campaign. If you would be prepared to display one then please let us know at info@woodfordcommunity.co.uk. This is currently Round 2 of a longer battle. The aim is to remind GMCA officials and councillors of the changes they need to make in the revision of the GMSF.

 

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

 

Vulcan and Avro Heritage MuseumThe 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.

 

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.

 

During the year there will be several events; on April 23rd the museum will host a large contingent of classic cars, then on June 18th 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. www.avroheritagemuseum.com

 


 

Roadworks in and around Woodford

 

 

Moor Lane, Woodford

 

Contractors working on behalf of United Utilities will be undertaking works to install a new water connection on Moor Lane, Woodford, between the junctions of Chester Road and Jenny Lane. These works are scheduled to take place from 15th March to 21st March and will require the use of temporary traffic signals from 15th March to 17th March only. The remainder of the works will be carried out using some carriageway incursion and two way traffic will be maintained.

 

 

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

 

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.