Riverbank Repair 2022

https://youtu.be/rwXgMnBwHkg Reddish Vale Riverbank Repair & Improvement, Part 3 Date: Monday, 25th, January, 2022 It's now partly underway, but it's not my original idea. Over the last few days I've been on contact with Network Rail and their plan to repair the riverbanks on both sides of the river and the viaduct, especially to reinforce the collapsed bank at the foot of one viaduct pier. They are now laying down at least 1200 (one thousand two hundred) tons of heavy rock along a hundred yards of river bank to act as a long term barrier to shield the banks against erosion. As you know I've been advocating some action for the last year and planned a construction using a solid wall of stone rather than a pile of rubble, so I shall have rethink my own ideas for how the river banks may be used and enjoyed. While the rockery won't have the smooth and clean lines of my original thoughts I believe...
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Riverbank Repair 2021

Date: Friday, 26th, March, 2021 Tame Riverbank Repair & Improvement, Part 2 Last November I wrote about my ideas for repairing and enhancing the riverbanks as a way to improve the beauty of the Vale. Following the floods in January this year the riverbank around the corner beside the viaduct has been washed down and threatens the future of the viaduct and the amenity of the park. Now that the COVID crisis is beginning to ease I propose to dust off my proposals for the Council and prepare to put some work into funding, designing and implementing the whole plan for the park. Watch his presentation and decide if you'd like to join in. And don't forget to tell all your friends. https://youtu.be/ySHYTbGVSYg If you need to read the earlier article it's HERE. Up-date: 20th, January, 2022 Had brief discussion with Network Rail this morning about the dangerous erosion at the foot of the viaduct and their plans for a temporary...
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Riverbank Repair

Date: Monday, 23rd, November, 2020 Tame Riverbank Repair & Improvement While we await the end of this year's crisis with the COVID epidemic I have been working around the Vale with my own one-man work (gang of one?) to improve conditions and clear a few of the park's paths (you can follow these occasional news snippets through the Reddish or my facebook pages). In the meantime I have been tracking the ongoing erosion of the riverbank next to the viaduct and planning a new repair. The bank (below) has been eroding for many years, increasingly threatening the park's footpath that runs along the top. I believe we ought to do more than just repair the bank and restore it to its past condition, like the repair that took place on the opposite bank. I believe we have an opportunity to do something more imaginative and more enjoyable. Riverbank Walkway Rather than just restore the old bank I propose we build an enhanced...
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Powerhouse Against Recession

Press Release: Wednesday, 15th, April, 2020 https://youtu.be/CQDB9KOqLbM In response to today's announcements and dire warnings from the British government's Office Of Budget Responsibility, Michael Bond, founder of Stockport Powerhouse and Sterling-Bond Financial Services offers his own positive answer to the doom-laden suggestions about the future of the UK economy - we do not have to suffer a deep recession, there is ample credit and cash in the financial sector to reboot the UK economy and set it on a more prosperous path of regeneration and growth. Having spent many years on the fringes of the British financial sector Michael Bond is especially placed to see the potential of a major programme of investment and economic revitalization for the long term prosperity of the UK economy. On the basis of his experience and modelling the UK economy over the last few years he believes there is plenty of opportunity and the credit in the financial sector to avert the majority or all of...
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Stockport Merseyway Overbank

https://youtu.be/IICG7dIjh6g Stockport Merseyway offers a unique opportunity for a bold regeneration that could take it forward as a stronger and healthier contribution to the town's future prosperity over the next two or three hundred years. Drawing on the inspiration and long heritage of the old market town area above Merseyway the Overbank plan from designer Michael Bond suggests a form for the old 1960s style precinct. Transforming it from modernist style into something more traditional from the market and Underbank area the Overbank plan calls for a new urban village on top of the old precinct. This is part of a series of presentations for economic regeneration and investment in the community. ...
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