Mild Winter & Glorious start to Summer.
Cheadle Hulme is set to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee with bunting and
street parties. Pictures
here soon. House Buyers see Channel 4 TV link Secret
Snow again to start the year and very
cold, brilliant spring around Easter and a wet, grey summer. However, to
brighten things up Cheadle Hulme Railway Station has had a makeover with a
new footbridge and lifts
Early Snow - about
3 inches from Nov 27th !
plus an unexpected early opening of the A34 Alderley Edge
19th November (6 months early after a 90 year wait!).
Charity walkers on the new stretch on 24th October.
Being Alderley Edge, there was of course a
Champagne tent at the end of the walk!
an explosion in the number of waste bins
Stockport Council expect us to store, fill, manhandle and put out on the
streets. Not to mention retrieve from whatever silly location the binmen
usually leave it in!.
Note the picture does not even include the
new (sic) slops bucket awaiting every modern kitchen!
Hosepipe Ban & Flash Floods
signify a contrasty summer. Floods
flowers glorious this year - ready for an excellent summer?
General Election occupied April and May with a Liberal win. World Cup
Fever on the way.
Winter Freeze & Snow
Over 5 inches of snow and temperatures down to -18 C - not seen
anything like it for years. So far snow in back garden from Dec 19 to Jan
10. Roads clogged but trains kept running.
Summer Tropical Extravaganza
Charity Event held at Cheadle Hulme Precinct. >more
As elsewhere a prolonged coldsnap. Hesketh Park improvements well
underway. La Piazza restaurant changes name to Mancini's. Chinese New Year
celebrated in style in Precinct. This website
celebrates its 10th Birthday!
Nothing much to report.
Two local 20 year old men were killed in a stolen car crash when they hit
a car, caravan and house.
Not really much summer yet. So, to brighten your day have a look at this
very keen 90 year old shopper's attempt to ram raid Cheadle Hulme Precinct
- or was she just keen to get out of the rain (Aug 2nd)!
news - we can get away quicker. The Alderley Edge bypass has at last been
given the go ahead after the initial plan was suggested in 1928. Wonder if
it will take that long to brighten up CH railway station?
Not so green!
Just when all was going well - a bunch of mature trees have been chopped
down at the Church Rd end of Hilltop Avenue within (indeed a key gateway
into) the newly expanded Conservation Area (See
map on page 32 of PDF file).to quote SMBC: 'mature trees provide
a leafy quality to the area' ! Is this the same Stockport council
which gave the planning permission?
Lots of changes!
Lost of new places to be in Cheadle Hulme Village centre:
Supermarket, next to the railway station
Penny Black, modern Pub on old Post Office site on Warren Road
Press - vast new restaurant in old AA office building on Station
Indian Restaurant next to greengrocers on Mellor Road
Apartments - built in old Police Station
wait for this - GP surgeries open on Saturdays again!!
CH murder trial hits the national news again. Local
Taxi driver found guilty - gets Life.
The year ended quietly with the closed Police Station, closed Sorting
Office, mostly closed GP Surgeries, Railway Station and Bridge still
urgently awaiting a spruce up, but with a new Waitrose supermarket arising
from the ashes. However the roadside furniture looks pleasant and the
trains are mostly running well - just a pity about the traffic still!
Local Murders in National News
Mail Sorting Office Closed
Now pick up your parcels in Cheadle!
May Local Elections
Some comments for electors and elected to think about:
Post Office Sorting Office
To close in July - Why?
Closed - no outpost in sight- Why?
GP Surgeries closed Saturdays
Still happening - Why?
Railway Station & Bridges
Still a mess - Why?
& Sports centre may close
What replaces it in CH?
MAELR Route unfinished
Restricted Saturday parking
Why are barriers down on Saturdays?
Another supermarket for CH
Overall - with a growing population in CH are we going backwards on
local services and facilities?
The line from Cheadle Hulme to Crewe is closed until March for
track upgades. The Christmas lights in the village were very good. Late
night pub opening didn't seem to cause too many problems.
Further discussions have been held as to a possible move of Cheadle Hulme
High School from Woods lane to the Cheadle & Marple Sixth Form College
site in Cheadle. A powerpoint explaining some
of the benefits is available. Local Councillors are keeping a sharp eye on
these early discussions and will keep us updated.
There is good evidence of ongoing discussions between governors and
politicians about a possible closure of the Secondary School on Woods
Lane and its replacement by housing. What will happen to Cheadle
Hulme's only council leisure facilities too? Watch this space!
Hesketh Tavern on Hulme Hall Road are
applying for extended opening hours to 12.00 midnight Mon-Thurs,
1.00am Fri-Sat and until 2.00am bank Holidays. Anyone know if similar
applies to other pubs located amongst dwelling areas in Cheadle Hulme?
Waitrose may come to Cheadle
Hulme on the former E-Sure site opposite John's the barbers on Station
New pictures for 2000 onwards being added.
Phantom Artist hits Cheadle Hulme.
A spate of artistic contributions to the now boarded up Cheadle Hulme police
station have been re-painted and re-removed over the last week. What do you think?
Oak Meadow park in the village centre
now has a fine set of railings, benches and new lighting.
Christmas Lights are looking good this year.
The centre has now almost all the new pavement furniture in place. Finally, the trains are
back in service - well on most days! Still waiting for the long overdue improvement to the
railways station frontage.
Millington Hall after extended refurbishment
re-opens as the John Millington (Heritage
Inns) public house and restaurant. Otherwise it has been raining most of the summer!
Trains - don't ask!
Super Summer Cheadle
Hulme like much of the country is enjoying a heat wave - open garden events, barbecues,
packed pub gardens, also some peace and quiet due to the 5 month closure of the Cheadle
Hulme to Stoke railway line.
Extended Licences Email reports that
Governors House (Ravenoak Rd) is applying for opening till midnight on Thursday to Sunday
(See notices on Fence until May 12th). New lamposts
with CH Logos going up in district centre.
What no news! Hasn't anyone got anything to
add about things happening in the area besides the brilliant weather in March - sun is
shining and the daffodills and cherry blossom are out.
Not a lot happening in the area at the
moment. Poor show for Christmas decorations etc in the Village centre but that
should improve a lot next year. Very wet, again.
Earthquakes: Cheadle Hulme was rocked by the
Manchester earthquakes. Over 35 quakes occured over a 4 day period from 21-24 October
including 4 'biggies' in the 2.8-3.9 richter range.
21 9.51am: the Queen's Jubilee Baton Relay reached Cheadle Hulme on one of its final legs
of the journey to the Manchester Commonwealth Games.
Thorn Grove Junior
School Celebrates its Golden Jubilee with a BBQ and performance by the Thorn Groovers.
Great News: it was noted at last night's Cheadle Hulme Partnership meeting that the centre is to get new
'white' lighting, new lights and hanging baskets on Mellor Rd, resurfacing of Warren Rd,
and new paving under the railway bridges. Improvements to Oak Meadow and the railway
bridges were also discussed. The new Cheadle Hulme Business Association
is also active. Please add your comments to the SWOT survey on the Message Board NOW!
Cup Fever seems to have gripped the area with flags
adorning houses, shops, cars and wrapped around people.
Cheadle Hulme appeared on most editions of the local and national
news amid allegations that local company Byrom was involved in
problematic ticket provision for the World Cup.The company, however, have declared that
they were not at fault. More
Jubilee celebrations take place with a long bank holiday weekend to enjoy
the street parties, garden parties and world cup matches.
Winner, Jennifer Pike aged 12 from Cheadle Hulme has
become the youngest ever finalist and winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year award -
Congratulations. Last month she also became the first British and youngest ever winner of
the Yehudi Menuhin Violinist contest in France.
Otherwise a wet month, the railway bridges were netted to shift the pigeons, new
posh street signs have appeared in the centre. Next - the World Cup and the Golden
Sunshine, at last,
around Easter and local flags fly at half mast in rememberance of the Queen Mother.
Hilltop band's last peformance - sadly the group go their separate
District Centre Regeneration Partnership meeting held on Feb 6th atended by locals, councillors and former MP
discussed shopping, railway bridges, parking - and of course traffic!
Hilltop, a local Indie boys band makes the big time with live
performances in Manchester and Sheffield. Blockbusters videostore opens. Ladybridge road
closes for long awaited bridge repairs.
Snow after Christmas, Wetherspoons re-opened.
Cheadle Hulme Net Website gets 49,000 visitors this year!
Quiet - Except for the many new websites
appearing - see right, a fairly quiet period - still waiting for Wetherspoons to reopen,
for the new Video shop to open, for the Station Road 'improvements' to finish, and for it
to stop raining! But - watch this space - District Centre Regeneration Partnership
Fire - Wetherspoons (Kings Hall) was gutted
by fire on Friday 24th Aug. New shops are being built along Station Road on site of old BP
General Election - by the narrowest margin in
the country (33 votes) the Liberal Democrats ousted the Conservatives after 30 years and Patsy
Calton replaced Stephen Day to become MP for Cheadle (More)
Not a lot happening - trains
still not running at weekends due to track upgrades, lots of rain, national census on
April 29th, new office block under construction along bypass, second runway open at
airport, foot & mouth disease keeps footpaths closed.
Shooting - a 32 year old man was shot dead in
his home in the Chedlee Drive area of Cheadle Hulme. The total Eclipse
of the moon by the Earth which occured on Tuesday 9th was clearly visible in the area.
Late December: Snow covers
Flash Flood Blocks Village centre -
cars stranded. (Picture)
Nothing much happening except for RAIN! The
new Manchester M60 ring road is now open but local traffic as bad as ever.
Shopping precinct is still having a facelift and a new gift shop has
opened on Church Road.
At last ! After 4years and 8 months the
longest lasting roadworks in the UK is finished and the 20 yard bridge is open to free
flowing traffic between Cheadle Hulme and Cheadle. However, the 6 minute journey time was
probably assisted by the national shortage of petrol!
pictures added to photo gallery
CH Gardens opened to public on July 8 & 9 despite very wet weather
which continued through August
Railways - no weekend trains until September due to
track work aimed at reducing M/C to London journey to 1 h 40 mins (not much longer
than C/H to Cheadle - see Nov '99 !)
CHHS/CHLC/Wood's Lane leaver's ball held at Airport
Hotel went well - good luck in your GCSE results. Year 10 TOTP
Discussion Forum added to website - click here
Road hassles worsen - Cheadle Road bridge still not
finished after 4 years!
Wet weather ruined much of May/June and Mersey flood
Local Elections - no changes
Welcome to the New Millennium - New Year
Events passed safely with lots of fireworks and noise. Then
back to reality and traffic jams!
Pedestrian killed by car on Station Road
Road Chaos continues throughout the area with
huge traffic jams on the 'Cheadle Crawl' due to motorway and other roadworks. New record
set of 1 hour 15 minutes to travel the 3 miles from Cheadle Hulme to Cheadle on November
1st is now slower than 1 millennium ago!
Railway Lines on the West Coast route through
Cheadle Hulme will be upgraded to take high speed trains reducing the Stockport- London
journey to 1 hour 40 minutes by 2005.
Governor's House landlord
and wife were held hostage at gunpoint on Sunday Night amidst a buglary.
Serious Car Crash on Gillbent Road on Friday night left two teenagers dead
and two others injured.
Richard LIfe, badly
burnt in Majorca in July, is now recovering and celebrating his A level results.
Monkhouse's newly expanded precinct store is
now ready for the new school year.
Car parking on the entrance to Monmouth Road
estate is to be restricted to residents only.
Cheadle Hulme Cricket Club made an
outstanding victory against Hyde after being down against 281 for 6dec - but - they
crashed out of the Cheshire Cup to Wallasey.
Richard Life (17) is still critically ill in Withington
Hospital after being set alight whilst on holiday in Majorca.
Downes Bridge repairs on Cheadle Road have now