Ward Boundaries Stockport Electoral Review

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking for your views on our electoral review of Stockport. The review will agree new ward boundaries across the council. 

  • Do you have suggestions about where your ward boundaries should be?
  • Where do people in your area go to access local facilities, such as shops and leisure activities?
  • Which areas do you identify as your local community?
    Consultation closes: 2 August 2021 


Review Officer (Stockport), LGBCE, PO Box 133, Blyth, NE24 9FE



MMMC Neighbourhood Plan Update


December 2018 Newsletter

Welcome to our latest update on the progress with our Neighbourhood Plan.

Our application for “designation” has now got through the initial stage and should be in front of the local Area Committee for approval this month. Assuming it passes this, we then expect it to be at the Stockport Council meeting of 17thJanuary. We hope designation is, at that stage a formality.

So at that point we’ll need to arrange an AGM to formally elect our Management Committee (up to 16 of us!) and get us going. We’d also hope to get an application for grant funding sent in to the Government department responsible. This would allow us to pay for all the minor things like room hire, communications to residents, maybe a letterbox drop as well as setting up a proper web page and commissioning studies to help our plan.

We know from contact with other plans this is the start of quite a long process, but it should be enjoyable, interesting and ultimately a good thing for our communities.

The steering group is quite small, and the active members are just a few of us. We’ll need lots of help when we get started. There is room for those who can’t commit much time but maybe want to do things from home, or just help occasionally when time permits. There’s also scope for those with a keen enthusiasm in particular areas, whether that’s one of our Topic Groups who’ll write the plan, or on the Management Committee. Here we need skills in areas such as communications, IT, marketing, Town Planning, archives and record keeping, secretarial, legal and so on. All offers of help are welcome and nothing is too much or too little. The main requirement is to be committed to the idea of a Neighbourhood Plan and to want to help us achieve this.

Publicity and engagement
We think we’ve done quite a lot of this as a steering group with no funds! However, we are hearing from people who haven’t come across us until now. Please do chat to your friends and neighbours about what we’re doing. We can send our brochure electronically to anyone who asks. To those newly affiliated organisations (of which we have more than 20) please help us by circulating this newsletter to your members. That’s a huge help towards spreading the communication further in the area of the Plan.

For those in the Marple Bridge area, you should have seen us in the brochure for Winter Wonderland and one of our team was on hand at the event, talking to interested people.

Meanwhile if you need to get in touch you can contact us on


or look at our facebook page at MMMC Neighbourhood Plan

Mellor Country House Christmas Trees 2018

Order your Non Drop Nordman Christmas trees from Mellor Country House Charity before the 2nd December for delivery on the 8th December or collection from the home.

Our usual very good quality, unbeatable prices and free delivery within 5 mile radius.

Enjoy the start of the season with the fresh smell of a real tree, can’t beat it to get you into the spirit of Christmas.

Don’t miss out, you can phone on 0161 427 1893 and we will have a stall at #WinterWonderland on 1st December in #MarpleBridge .

See you there



A Local Neighbourhood Plan

The Neighbourhood Plan is an opportunity to set out a vision for our area for the next 20 years, giving voice to the views and feelings of local people. Our objective is to consult with residents and together use local knowledge and a sense of what needs to be held on to as well as what needs to change, in order to really make a difference. We aim to have sustainable local policies for our area covering housing, employment, transport, leisure, health and wellbeing, community facilities and the countryside.

We have already started a “Forum” with people from Compstall, Marple Bridge, Mill Brow and Mellor already involved. Anyone who lives in the Plan area can join this – there’s no membership fee or any commitment to do anything other than give your views and support the idea of a Plan. However, if you’d like to be more involved, this would be welcome.

At our next public event below, we’ll explain what the proposed area is, ask for people’s views and start to gather ideas and thoughts about what you’d like to see in the plan.
– The Steering Committee for the Mellor, Marple Bridge, Mill Brow and Compstall Neighbourhood Plan



Neighbourhood Plan

Do you think that the people of Mellor (including surrounding areas) should have a say about developments in the area over the next 20 years?

The Government has changed National Planning Guidance.

Greater Manchester is developing the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.

Stockport Council is working on its planning proposals.

What might all this mean locally and can we do anything to influence what happens about housing, transport, roads, tourism, businesses, heritage, greenbelt, wildlife conservation and so on?

If the area covered by the Mellor Society had a Neighbourhood Plan in place then we could influence all these important matters.  Once in place the Plan would have a life of up to 20 years so is important to our children too.

To produce a Neighbourhood Plan we would first have to set up a Neighbourhood Forum.  The Forum would need to have a minimum of 21 people who live or work in the area.  It would also need a Management or Steering Committee.

Marple Neighbourhood Forum is already in existence and is working towards what it might want to put in its Plan.  I will talk at the AGM about our experience so far.  Working towards a Neighbourhood Plan is an opportunity too important to miss.  Please come to hear about how we might grasp this chance to influence the future.

David Ackroyd – Chair of Marple Neighbourhood Forum and resident of Mellor

Mellor Country House


Mellor Country House is holding their annual Christmas Delights Evening on Thursday 17th November at 7.30pm.

Do not miss this lovely seasonal event supporting your very special local charity. Entertainment this year comes in the form of “Vintage Pearls” professional singers to put you in the festive mood. Jenni-fleurs will be giving a demonstration and there will be a variety of stalls including Handbags, Jewellery and Accessories, Gifts, lots of Toys and the usual raffle with great prizes.

Very importantly orders are being taken on the night for our very popular fabulous Nordman non drop Christmas Trees at great competitive prices with free Delivery.

To pre order phone Sharon on 0161 427 1893.

Thank you for your continued support.

Tickets £5 includes a slice of Christmas cake and a glass of mulled wine to warm you up for the evening. Looking forward to seeing you all there



Christmas in Mellor 2015  

Mellor Church

Sunday 29th November, 6.30 p.m. – Advent Carol Service

 Sunday 20th December, 6.30 p.m. – Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols

 Thursday 24th December, 4.00 p.m. & 5.30 p.m. – Crib Services

  Friday 25th December, 10.00 a.m. – Christmas Parish Communion

Mellor Parish Centre

Saturday 19th December, 7.30 p.m. – ‘Figgy Pudding’, an evening of music & readings for Christmas

Mellor School

Christmas Fair – Friday 27th November, 5.30-8.00 pm

Hare and Hounds

Tuesday 22nd December,  8.30pm Carols in the Hare with the

Mill Brow Singers (no food)

Thursday 24th December, 10.30pm ‘Twas the night before Christmas’ reading by Guy Nicholls

Christmas Day  12.00 – 2.00pm  drinks only

Boxing Day  –  Soup special only

New Years Day – No food

Oddfellows Arms

Open as usual for food and drinks on Christmas Eve

Christmas Day open 12.00 – 2.00 pm for drinks only

Boxing Day we will be serving food 12.00 – 8.00pm.

 We also have the Impostors playing after the New Year Eve meal

We will be serving food 12.00 – 5.00pm New Year’s Day

Royal Oak

Sunday 20th December  Father Christmas at the Oak 5.00pm

31st December    New Years Eve Party   8.00 pm till late


Devonshire Arms

Under new management – normal pub hours when you will receive a festive welcome.



Mellor Country House provides self catering respite breaks for around 800 visitors each year, half of them children, from the most deprived and underprivileged areas of the inner cities of Greater manchester, Salford and Stockport.

In the past the charity has survived by just doing the very best that we can to gain support and it has become increasingly more difficult over the past years due to the turn in the economic climate. We are still learning about fundraising and we have been very fortunate to have achieved as much as we have.

Each year we have to raise nearly £40,000 just to keep the home open for our visitors and each year we somehow manage to do this just by a whisker. This is partly due to very generous donations both from the public and local business’ coming forward donating raffle prizes whenever there is a need. The other way we raise the much needed funds is by organising several great events which are fun for everyone and which are very well supported by the local community.

Our main fundraiser event each year is our Plant Sale where we take orders and sell a large variety of bedding plants, plants and shrubs, great hanging baskets of different sizes. We are renowned for the fabulous quality of our plants and our prices are extremely competitive for the area. Refreshments include tea, coffee, hot chocolate, juices and a bacon butty or an irresistible treat of one of our famous “cream teas” again at reasonable prices.

This event is on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th May 2015, 10am until 4pm and has become very popular, growing each year into a flurry of activity for us. Order forms can be picked up from the home or sent from email, mellorcountryhou@btconnect.com and need to be returned by 9th May 2015 in time for us to place them with our grower.

We look forward to this event as we meet supporters, new and old which is very engaging and helps us to reach out into the community to find people who are in great need of a respite break which is of course our whole purpose. We appreciate very much all the help of our supporters and volunteers, as without them we could not manage to achieve the remarkable work that we do, giving a helping hand to nearly 800 visitors each year.

If you would like to help and volunteer for the charity please do not hesitate to get in touch, telephone number 0161 427 1893 as no matter how much or how little time you can spare, your efforts will make a huge difference to us and our visitors.