Hawk Green COVID Community Commemoration Fund Consultation

Closed 31 Mar 2023

Opened 16 Mar 2023

Feedback updated 8 Nov 2023

We asked

We asked for the views of Hawk Green residents who live adjacent to the village green on a proposal to install a picnic bench and memorial plaque as part of the Council’s COVID Community Commemoration Fund project. Preferences between three possible locations for the bench were sought, with the option also to reject the proposal.

You said

A total of 44 responses were received.

27 respondents (61%) rejected the proposal and 17 (39%) were in favour.

Reasons given 

In the main, the objections submitted related to the potential for an increase in anti-social behaviour and litter on the green and an increase in local traffic congestion.

Preferred location

Of those in favour of the installation (17):

  • 10 (59%) opted for the location adjacent to Hawk Green Road, near The Crown public house
  • 4 (24%) for the location to the west of the existing play area 
  • 3 (18%) for the location to the north of the play area

We did

In response to the feedback received, a picnic table will not be installed. Instead, a planter and plaque will be installed.

In line with your feedback the planter will be located adjacent to Hawk Green Road, near The Crown public house.


Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic communities have come together to provide support and neighbourliness.


As the pandemic has eased, communities across Stockport and nationally have turned their energy towards how they might want to reflect on and commemorate this historical period. This has happened organically without any state intervention.


Stockport Council became aware of this move to commemorate experiences from the pandemic, and in 2021 year a working group with representation from all political parties in Stockport was established in response to the desire of residents to reflect on the difficulties and losses of the period and/or to celebrate the way communities came together to help one another during it.

Consequently, a fund was made available to help deliver appropriate localised commemorative schemes across the borough. One such scheme has been suggested for Hawk Green village green, and it is in relation to this scheme that we now seek your views. The proposal has been developed by Stockport Council alongside the Hawk Green Residents Association.

Why your views matter

We are keen that the decision about the scheme is widely supported by the community of Hawk Green and to ensure that the scheme benefits the residents of Hawk Green.


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