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Latest News via Woodford Community Council e-Newsletter

The WCC is now issuing e-mail newsletters and newsflashes to keep residents updated on the latest news in the community. You can sign up for this service or view past newsletters here.


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Award for our Website Producer Mike Gallagher

Poynton Relief Road

Greater Manchester’s Spatial Framework

Woodford Neighbourhood Forum AGM

A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road (Sept 2015)

Last Ever Vulcan Flypast

Three Decades of Care at Southfield House

Exhibition - Vision for the Future of Woodford

A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road (Jan 2015)

Village News Archive (Pre 2015)


Award for our Website Producer Mike Gallagher


We are delighted to report that Mike Gallagher, Primary Websites Ltd, our Website Content Producer has just won the 2015 Poynton Achievements in Customer Excellence (PACE) Award in the Business-to-Business category.


For further information about these prestigious awards click here.


Mike is pictured below with Macclesfield MP, David Rutley and Poynton Mayor, Cllr Rebecca Horsman-Johnson, who made the presentation at an Awards Ceremony held at the Poynton in Business Annual Dinner at Davenport Golf Club.

Mike Gallagher winner of the 2015 Poynton Achievements in Customer Excellence Award in the Business to Business category


Poynton Relief Road


The Pre-Planning Application Public Consultation is open from 5th October 2015 to 30th November 2015. For further information click here.


 An online questionnaire is available to give your views.

Your opportunity to get involved in the development of Greater Manchester’s Spatial Framework


Stockport MBC is working with the nine other local authorities in Greater Manchester to develop a new spatial framework and the latest stage of work has just been published for consultation.


The Greater Manchester Spatial Framework will support the city-region to make the most of its towns and neighbourhoods and support development to benefit local people. This means supporting our town centres, building new quality homes and attracting businesses.


For further information and details explaining how you can take part in this consultation, click here.


NOTE: This consultation will run from 9 November 2015 to 11 January 2016.

Woodford Neighbourhood Forum AGM


The WNF Annual General Meeting was held on 23rd September 2015. Click here for copies of the draft Minutes and the PowerPoint presentation given at the AGM.

A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road


Notification of Excavation Works at the A555 Roundabout near Woodford Road, Bramhall, Stockport.


Please click here *(PDF) to read a copy of the latest information.

Last Ever Vulcan Flypast


Vulcan bomber flying of Avro Heritage MuseumThe last flying Vulcan, XH558, soon to be retired, made her last flight over Woodford on Saturday 10th October.


All 136 Vulcans were manufactured at Woodford so this was a most poignant moment in the history of aviation.



Note: The Avro Heritage Museum on the site is now open to the public.


For further information, click here.

Three Decades of Care at Southfield House


Southfield House in Woodford is celebrating 30 years as a dedicated residential care home.

The house was originally transformed from a family home and developed to care for the elderly in 1985 by then owners David and Marita Blackwell. The couple converted and extended the original 90 year old property in 1992 into a purpose-built care home to tend to the needs of 15 residents.

In 2000, the home was acquired by current owners Niel and Joanna Lingwood, with experienced nursing professional Joanna becoming managing director. Over the past 15 years they have extended and developed the home further, including the incorporation of their own former family home, Norwood, into a dedicated facility for ‘assisted living’.

Today, Southfield House provides a haven for some 23 residents and employs 25 qualified carers and catering professionals. It sits amongst a number of large detached residential properties adjacent to Woodford Park Garden Centre, within almost an acre of its own landscaped grounds.

Commenting on the milestone, Niel Lingwood said: “David and Marita had already established a home with an excellent reputation when we took over from them in 2000 and we’re proud to have been able to continue this legacy and develop the home still further over the years. Of course, our prime objective is to provide the highest standards of care for our residents,” Niel continued, “and for this we are indebted to our staff, some of whom have been with Southfield House for more than 17 years”.

Southfield House 30th Birthday cake and celebration

Photo: Southfield House owners Niel and Joanna Lingwood (right) celebrate 30 years of care at the home with previous owners David and Marita Blackwell (left).


Full details on Southfield House can be obtained by visiting or by calling 0161 440 8432.

Exhibition - Vision for the Future of Woodford


On Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th June 2015 Woodford Neighbourhood Forum organised an exhibition to provide a review of the work that has been undertaken to date in developing the proposed Neighbourhood Plan. Members of the WNF Management Committee were on hand to answer questions and discuss the various matters raised. Approximately 150 residents and visitors from neighbouring areas attended the exhibitions over the two days, including Cheadle MP Mary Robinson and local councillors Brian Bagnall and Mike Hurleston.


Click here to access further information on the WNF website.


A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road


On 26th January 2015 the Secretary of State for Transport announced the confirmation of the modified Side Road Order and Compulsory Purchase Order (the Orders) for the scheme. Confirmation of the Orders allows the scheme to progress into the construction phase, with the main construction works set to begin at the end of March 2015. You may be aware that preparatory works, including environmental mitigation and site clearance, have already commenced in some areas in advance of the start of the main works. Construction of the A6MARR is expected to take two and half years in total, meaning that the road would be open to vehicles in Autumn 2017.


Carillion Morgan Sindall are committed to working with Stockport, Cheshire East and Manchester City Councils to ensure that local communities are kept informed throughout the construction of the scheme. To this end, Carillion Morgan Sindall are holding a series of Start of Works exhibitions where we will provide you with further information about the construction works and how they may affect you. Details of the exhibitions are as follows:


Tuesday 10th March 2015 Hazel Grove Civic Centre London Road, Hazel Grove, Stockport, Cheshire, SK7 4DF 2pm – 7.30pm
Wednesday 11th March 2015 Poynton Civic Centre Park Lane, Poynton, Stockport, Cheshire, SK12 1RB 2pm – 7.30pm
Thursday 12th March 2015 Bramhall Village Club 2 Melbourne Road, Bramhall, Stockport, SK7 1LR 2pm – 7.30pm
Monday 16th March 2015 Wythenshawe Forum Forum Square, Wythenshawe, Manchester, M22 5RX 2pm – 7.30pm
Wednesday 18th March 2015 Heald Green Civic Hall Outwood Road, Heald Green, SK8 3JL 2pm – 7pm
Thursday 19th March 2015 Cheadle Hulme Methodist Church Ramillies Avenue, Cheadle, SK8 7AL 2pm - 7pm



During the construction period, the main source of information about the latest construction activities will be the website The website will be updated regularly to provide the latest information about the works.



News Archive

To discover a selection of past news items and information regarding Woodford and our community click here.


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