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Chadwick To Challenge In North Heywood

Local Voluntary worker and community activist to stand up for Heywood

Donna Chadwick (Heywood Liberal Democrats)

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Pedestrianise Milkstone Road?

Local candidate Hassan Ansari Needs your Feedback on the Railway Station Redevelopment

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Kate Calls In the Cavalry

Local candidate Pushes for street repairs on lakeside estate

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Former Westminster Man For North Middleton

Ben Keane-Lyons to Represent Lib Dems In Target Ward

Ben Keane-Lyons (Middleton Liberal Democrats)

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The Monthly - Rochdale, Heywood & Middleton - Mar 21

Useful Information on COVID, Refuse Collections, Roadworks & Planning Applications from Across the Borough

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  • Donna Chadwick (Heywood Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Mar 4, 2021
    By Heywood Liberal Democrats

    Voluntary sector activist Donna Chadwick selected by the Lib Dems for local elections on May 6th

    Local activist and charity volunteer Donna Chadwick will run as the Liberal Democrat candidate for North Heywood in the local elections on May 6th 2021. A mum of three grown up children Donna is currently studying to criminology and sociology with a view to taking a law degree. She is also member of the representative body on Rochdale Boroughwide Housing.

  • View From Rochdale Station
    Article: Mar 4, 2021
    By Hassan Ansari
    As you may be aware, there is a major redevelopment planned around Rochdale train station. I am cautiously encouraged at the prospect of significant new investment in our area - which has been ignored for many years.

    However, I am deeply concerned that the proposals are only focussed on bringing new people and businesses into the area - with little consideration for those of us who already live in the area or run a business here. Based on my initial review of the proposals - there is no reference to the existing community or any proposals to improve services or opportunities for them. Nor does it explain the impact the changes would have on traffic in the area - nor any meaningful statement on improving transport links - including cycling routes - to the station.
  • Article: Mar 2, 2021
    By Rochdale Liberal Democrats

    At a time when millions of small businesses are struggling to survive, to offer them just £5 billion would be an insult.

    We need to see a budget with a bold and ambitious compensation package

    From beauticians to builders, florists to café owners - the small businesses in our communities are on the brink and the Chancellor must do more.

  • Rochdale Borough Map (Rochdale Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Mar 2, 2021
    By Rochdale Liberal Democrats

    Important updates on the things that effect you - from across the Borough


    Lockdown restrictions remain in effect until 8th March when some restrictions will be relaxed - beginning with children being able to go back to school. Those in higher education will also return to class from 8th March. People will be allowed to leave home for recreation and exercise outdoors with their household or support bubble, or with one person from outside their household. Care home residents will also be allowed one regular visitor.

  • Kate Clegg (Littleborough Lakeside Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Feb 27, 2021
    By Kate Clegg

    This week, after a conversation with a concerned resident and inspired by Hassan's campaign in Milkstone and Deeplish, I joined a neighbour for a walk around the Lakeside estates in Smithy Bridge. Considering the close proximity to Hollingworth Lake it is disappointing to see the estates have fallen into such a state of disrepair.

    Walking first along Lake Bank it was clear the roads had been resurfaced not too long ago, there was plenty of litter bins, graffiti had been cleaned up and the roads swept. Stepping around the corner onto higher Cleggswood and the story was immediately different. All the way around Higher Cleggswood and Woodbank, the pavements and roads are in a terrible state of disrepair. Some pavements have crumbled so badly that they are posing a hazard to anyone walking on them. The roads show a combination of poor quality patch jobs that have attempted to fix pot holes and new pot holes. There is no sign of the road sweeper having paid a visit, with gutters full of debris from the crumbling pavements, the resurfacing of Lake Bank and litter.

    Over the past 12 months the amount of litter and graffiti around Smithy Bridge has also increased rapidly causing the area to start to feel shabby and uncared for. At the end of my walk around, I was able to report the issues I saw to the council for repair or cleaning and request additional litter bins for Higher Cleggswood and I am hopeful the dangerous pavements will get the repairs they need soon.

    While it is sad to see such a beautiful area falling into disrepair, I am encouraged that some of our local residents have joined to together to clean up the streets and to make our area somewhere to be proud of. The Friends of Smithy Bridge team will be out and about for the first time on Saturday the 13th of March picking up litter and tidying up. If you know somewhere in Smithy Bridge that would benefit from a clean up or you would like to volunteer then please get in touch:


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