Four Heatons is the name used to describe the four individual neighbourhoods of Heaton Chapel, Heaton Mersey, Heaton Moor and Heaton Norris. Collectively, it forms a suburban area of Stockport which borders on to the city of Manchester, England. It is a commuter zone, with greenbelt and a conservation area, and is coterminous with the SK4 postcode district.
The opening of railway stations, first at Heaton Norris in 1840 and then at Heaton Chapel & Heaton Moor in 1853 (renamed 'Heaton Chapel' in 1947) resulted in the suburbanisation of the Four Heatons.
In 2009, local businesses and traders formed a voluntary organisation in the area called the Four Heatons Traders Association. This organisation is partly funded and supported by Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council, and has become a focal point for community regeneration projects.
A ‘Friends of Heaton Chapel Station’ group [FofHCS] was formed in August 2011 to improve the station by looking after the gardens and through various award-winning projects and art projects. FofHCS also want to encourage greater use of the station by promoting the facilities, services and destinations served, and by lobbying for improvements where necessary.
- Stockport Council. "Four Heatons". stockport.gov.uk. Retrieved 2012-11-09.
- The Four Heatons Traders Association. "About Us". fourheatons.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-11-09.
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4. Friends of Heaton Chapel Station www.friendsofheatonchapelstation.co.uk/
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