Saturday, November 05, 2005

Recent news items

A review of recent heritage and history news items:


St Peter's Square Development

Stockport Times West has an article on the Masterplan for St Peter's Square. See if you can catch the elusive "Stockpod".

Monday, 7 November, 11am-4.30pm, Warren Street
Tuesday-Wednesday, 8-9 November, 11am-4.30pm, St Peter's Square

The plans will then be on display in St Peter's Church, 10-25 November

"Questionnaires will be available during the consultation and FREEPOST postcards available in Central Library, Council buildings, Tourist Information Centre and other community access points to feedback comments."

The deadline for public comment is Monday 28 November. Work on the site is expected to start by the end of 2006.

You will find links to the Masterplan on the left hand side bar.

£1 million needed to save St Mary's
This is Rev Roger Scoones estimate of the possible total repair bill for St Mary's Churchgate. He believes that it could cost £20,000 just to repair the stonework round the clock. An application is being made to English Heritage for a lottery grant.
(Previous posts: Marketplace News, St Mary's Clock.)

More conservation areas
Consultation is underway for conservation areas in Bramhall, the Heatons, Marple and Heavily. Future plans include Edgeley, Heatherlow and Chadkirk Estate.


World War 1 mustard gas discovered in Woodford

I posted something about phone masts only yesterday evening, I didn't realise Hazel Grove was featured in the news: Woman claims masts have damaged health.
I am not about the conflicting claims of the health issues concerning mobile phones. It is a subject very close to the heart of my mum, who is convinced that low level pulsing interferes with sleep patterns and causes health problems.