The Styal Book Exchange

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On Sunday the 13th December ’15, the Styal Book Exchange was opened by Jane Andrew who had the original idea of converting the phone box, Jane was accompanied by a number of local residents including Liz Jones who will be the Assistant to help keep the Book Exchange in good order. Also present was Paul Arrowsmith the Manager of the Earlams Community shop whose volunteers will be opening and closing the Exchange every day. Therefore if the shop is open, so is the Book Exchange.

The Book exchange, which is owned and maintained by Styal Parish Council is intended as a useful facility for those of our residents that enjoy a good read. The rules are very simple: Take a book, enjoy the book, return the book. Add a book where possible.

Happy Reading!

Forecourt Changes at Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport has announced that, as of June 2018, it will be introducing charges for dropping off passengers at its three terminals in order to reduce the major congestion currently being experienced at its terminal forecourts. The airport will also be introducing a dedicated free drop off site from where free shuttle services will operate to all three terminals.

It is hoped this will contribute to a major reduction in the number of individual vehicles trying to access the most congested parts of the campus. In parallel, an Express Drop-off charge will be introduced in the areas directly outside the three terminals and Ground Transport Interchange, like those already in place at almost all other UK airports.

From June onwards, unless the free drop off service is used, dropping off passengers or being dropped off at the front of any of the terminals will cost £3.00 for a five minute stay or £4.00 for a ten minute stay

More details on the changes can be found below:

Express Drop-off

October ’15 was a great Prize winning Month for Styal!


During October Styal received recognition for the efforts of many of its residents and volunteers in the form of three awards.

On October 15th, at Ellesmere Port Civic Hall, Styal Village Association members were presented with two awards for Earlams. The first was a “Little Gem” award, this award highlights projects and initiatives which have contributed positively to their village environment.

The second award was as a runner–up in the Community Initiative Award which, as its name suggests, is presented to those new projects that have been created, developed and delivered by residents and volunteers with the aim to widen the amenities and attractions of their various villages and surroundings.

Many thanks and congratulations must go the team of organisers and volunteers at Earlams for this well-deserved recognition.

And if that was not exciting enough, Styal have been awarded the Silver Medal in the Britain in Bloom awards, which is run with the backing of the RHS.

This award was in the Best Village category for the North West region and is as a result of our first entrance into the competition.

Once again many thanks and congratulations to all the teams who got involved in the copious documentation involved and helped carry out the site visit that ensued.

A response to the Manchester Airport Development plan

Styal Parish Council welcomes the opportunity to provide comment to the Draft Sustainable Development plan particularly when such is provided in the shape of a well thought out and professionally produced document…

Click here to read the full response

Green Waste Winter Collection

The new schedule for the winter break on green bin collections is as follows:

  • Shutdown to run for 12 weeks
  • Shutdown to start beginning of December and restart mid-February
  • Shutdown to be communicated by a bin sticker and local media

Click here to read the full response

SEMMMS A6 Relief Road

The latest information about the road is as follows:

  • The implementation of the A6 relief road is now well underway
  • You Parish Council is in the throws of making contact with other similar bodies along the route of the relief road with a view to discussing common points of concern or interest

Speeding in Styal

We are pleased to note the speed limit along Hollin Lane (leading up to Station Road) has been reduced to 30 miles per hour.

Styal gets new signs!

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The Annual Styal Litter Pick Up!

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News Archive

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