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Yesterday, the Article 50 bill was given Royal Assent – meaning Theresa May is now clear to trigger Article 50 and begin the Brexit negotiations. This follows votes in Parliament earlier this week where MPs and Lords voted for the final time on the Article 50 bill. In those votes, our top priority was to […]

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Dutch election

by Geoff Abell on 16 March, 2017

The Dutch are a curious combination: close to English culture and language, they have big bureaucracy yet liberal views on drugs. Big on trade and cycling monarchs. Sober until the national day’s holiday when everyone parties all day and orange is the only colour. Relaxed attitude to tourists but a growing anti-Muslim, anti-immigration movement. But […]

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Rail Strike

by Geoff Abell on 10 March, 2017

A reminder that the RMT planned strike on Mon 13th March is still going ahead and there will be severe disruption on the Northern local rail network.  It’s over plans to remove door opening and closing duties from guards.

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Great British Litter Pick

by Malcolm Allan on 2 March, 2017

This is a national event arranged by “Keep Britain Tidy” over the forthcoming weekend. You can find events on their web site.  There are two in this area: one on Saturday at 10.00 am in Brabyns Park and Marple Bridge, meet in Brabyns car park, and the other on Sunday at 10.00 am in Ludworth […]

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March Road Works

by Geoff Abell on 28 February, 2017

There’s a lot this month! Longhurst Lane Perhaps the most important local scheme is that to resurface the bottom, most worn bit of Longhurst Lane (pictured) at the exit from Marple Bridge.  (Town St was done recently and I asked for the stop line at the other end to be pulled back to allow buses […]

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Stockport Budget

by Geoff Abell on 28 February, 2017

(Photo courtesy of MEN) Although finance may not be everyone’s cup of tea, Stockport Council need to set a balanced budget for the year and this happened on Thurs last week.  And it’s hard.   All councils are struggling to make ends meet with the reduction in support from central government, due to end completely […]

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Train improvements

by Geoff Abell on 28 February, 2017

As some may know, the anticipated improvements to NW services have had to be delayed, partly because of knock-on problems electrifying the Great Western line from London to Bristol. We are told that TPE (Trans Penning Express) will make improvements to their services, particularly after the Ordsall Chord linking Piccadilly and Victoria direct opens this […]

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Park schemes

by Geoff Abell on 28 February, 2017

As you may well have noticed, the 10-week scheme to completely overhaul and expand the skatepark area by (Canvas Spaces Ltd from Bristol) has started this month. Mark from Friends of Marple Memorial Park comments, “As you will know, the project is funded by £50,000 raised within the community via small grants, donations and fund-raising activities […]

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Marple Canal Dig

by Geoff Abell on 28 February, 2017

Just to let you know Salford University Archaeological Unit will be holding an Archaeological Dig event at the Lime Kilns from 22/03/17 – 05/04/17 from 8.00am – 4.00pm each day.  Initially the digger will be on site to excavate the surface before the Archaeologist move on along with the delivery of the welfare facilities. The […]

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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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