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FOUR HEATONS is the name of four neighbourhoods, Heaton Chapel , Heaton Mersey , Heaton Moor and Heaton Norris , which form a suburban area of Stockport bordering the city of Manchester
Manchester
, England. It is a commuter zone, with greenbelt and a conservation area , and is coterminous with the SK4 postcode district . As of yet, there are no official designated boundaries for each of the four Heatons.

The opening of railway stations, first at Heaton Norris in 1840 and then at Heaton Chapel in 1853, resulted in the suburbanisation of the Four Heatons.

The four neighbourhoods each have their own high street and centre, but share a common retailing theme, with bars, delis and independent music and cinema.

In 2009, local businesses and traders formed a voluntary organisation in the area called the Four Heatons
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.

REFERENCES

* ^ A B C D Stockport Council. "Four Heatons". stockport.gov.uk. Retrieved 2012-11-09. * ^ A B C The Four Heatons
Four Heatons
Traders Association. "About Us". fourheatons.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-11-09. * ^ Slater, J.N., ed. (July 1974). "Notes and News: Stations renamed by LMR". Railway Magazine . London: IPC Transport Press Ltd. 120 (879): 363. ISSN 0033-8923 . * ^ "About the Friends of Heaton Chapel Station Friends Of Heaton Chapel Station". www.friendsofheatonchapelstation.co.uk. Retrieved 9 December 2016.

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