Brinnington

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Brinnington
Brinnington is located in Greater Manchester
Brinnington
Brinnington
 Brinnington shown within Greater Manchester
OS grid reference SJ910926
Metropolitan borough Stockport
Metropolitan county Greater Manchester
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town STOCKPORT
Postcode district SK5
Dialling code 0161
Police Greater Manchester
Fire Greater Manchester
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
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Coordinates: 53°26′06″N 2°08′06″W / 53.435°N 2.135°W / 53.435; -2.135

Brinnington is a north-eastern suburb of Stockport, Greater Manchester. It is known locally as "Brinny".

It is situated on a bluff above a bend in the Tame Valley and is an area of vast regeneration, including the demolition of the Top Shops in 2007,[1] which were replaced by new shops, 53 shared ownership houses [2] and First House.[3] In 2009, 17 new homes were built at Lantern Close, a new road named after the annual lantern parade in the area.[4] Brinnington was once an area of open farm land, but then as in many other areas the land was required in the local authority housing developments of the 1950s and 1960s. To the west of Brinnington is an area known as Reddish Vale, a country park. This is a popular area for families to go for a walk and explore the ponds and brick viaducts. Situated here is another popular spot under the arches where there is a sharp bend in the river and sand has been deposited giving the effect of a miniature "beach".

The area consists mainly of council owned dwellings including high rise flats. Brinnington has high crime levels and long-term unemployment at 20%. Two streets, Northumberland Road and Brinnington Road were named by police as 2 of the 3 'Worst Roads in Stockport' in April 2010.[5]

Brinnington is served by Brinnington railway station on the Hope Valley Line from Sheffield to Manchester. The estate is accessed via Brinnington Road, which crosses the M60 motorway at both ends. The original proposed Manchester congestion charge would have charged motorists for crossing the M60 motorway, and protests from local residents led to a change in the proposed boundaries, excluding Brinnington from the charge zone.[6]

Brinnington has three churches: St. Luke's (Anglican), St. Bernadette's (Roman Catholic), and Brinnington Community Church[7] at the Lighthouse Centre (formerly Brinnington Evangelical Church) which until the end of 2010 was part of Stockport Family Church,[8] but as of September 2011 became a church plant from Heaton Chapel Christian Church.[9]

There are three primary schools: St. Paul's, St. Bernadette's (Roman Catholic) and Westmorland, the last being an amalgamation of the former Brindale, Maycroft and Tame Valley Primary Schools. Westmorland Primary School is particularly focused on the arts and has a school orchestra.

Hollow End Towers in the Brinnington Housing Estate was the scene for one of the leading cases on the law of nuisance, in Transco plc. v. Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council.[10]

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