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Jan road improvements

by Geoff Abell on 31 December, 2016

Just a quick reminder of approaching road works: After consulting with councillors and residents (to cause minimum disruption to businesses and residents over Christmas) SMBC are doing road surface relays to major roads as follows (weather permitting): Starting from 8th Jan (all day Sunday) then during the week from 6 pm until midnight, Town St […]

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GMSF update

by Geoff Abell on 18 December, 2016

The consultation period is now extended until the 16 Jan 2017 See – https://www.greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/info/20081/draft_plan

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Flu

by Geoff Abell on 8 December, 2016

Stockport Council is urging all those who are in the health risk groups to get the flu jab, as the flu virus has started to appear in Stockport.   In the last few days we are aware of a number of confirmed cases of flu across Stockport.   The flu jab is currently available across […]

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High Lane 4,000 house development

by Geoff Abell on 8 December, 2016

At an extraordinary meeting of the Marple Area Committee in High Lane on Wed 30th Nov, many residents expressed concerns over this development as part of the GMSF.  Infrastructure issues such as rail, roads schools and use of Stepping Hill Hospital were mentioned.  Also air quality, road capacity and the sheer vastness of the proposed […]

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December traffic disruptions and Winter Gritting

by Geoff Abell on 27 November, 2016

On Sat 3 Dec between 10 and 6, Town St in Marple Bridge will be having their Winter Wonderland event, and Marple will also be having their Christmas Cracker on Market St.   On 5 Dec for 3 days between 7:30 and 5, Hollins Mount off Hollins Lane (Marple Br) will be resurfaced.   Compstall […]

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Mellor flood

by Geoff Abell on 27 November, 2016

There was some sporadic flooding locally last week, including a stream that diverted itself down Longhurst Lane in Mellor after a culvert was blocked! Local response was outstanding, including a building firm that donated sand for sandbags.  Lessons should also be learnt about maintenance of water flows; this could have been worse, although it was […]

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Brexit costs

by Geoff Abell on 24 November, 2016

source: OBR As you may well have seen, the new post-referendum Conservative government, after years of hardship to some caused by “austerity”, have decided to borrow £112 billion to finance the next 4.5 years of government. Of this the OBR (The Office for Budget Responsibility), an independent and normally a careful organisation, has said that […]

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Extra Sunday trains from Marple in December

by Geoff Abell on 24 November, 2016

Friends of Marple Station have told us  that Northern are running several extra Sunday trains during the Christmas period (shown in bold below) from Marple to Manchester on Sundays 4, 11 and 18 December 2017.   Marple to Manchester 10.10, 10.29, 11.29, 12.10, 12.29, 14.10, 16.10, 18.10, 20:11, and 23.07 From Manchester to Marple 09.22, 11.40, […]

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Rail + Bike survey

by Geoff Abell on 5 November, 2016

The PlusBike survey, initiated by the Rail Delivery Group is now live until 20 November. Please take this survey if you have ever taken your bike on a train.  I know quite a few do from Marple and Rose Hill. The link to take the survey is: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PlusBike_2016  

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Movember – what’s it all about?

by aldc on 5 November, 2016

Happy Movember – More than just a moustache! Today is the first day of Movember, when thousands of men across the nation will start growing some splendid facial hair. Moustaches are great but it’s important we remember what it’s all about too. Movember was created to help men live longer healthier lives by drawing attention […]

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