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GMSF and planning in Stockport

by Geoff Abell on 21 October, 2016

The proposed GMSF (Greater Manchester Spacial Framework) plans have been published yesterday.  This translates the need for housing locally into a plan.  By 2035, Manchester will build 55,000 plots, mostly as flats.  In Stockport the number is over 9,000. The proposals is that this will be accommodated by 4 big plots: one by the A34 […]

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Do you use parks and open spaces?

by Geoff Abell on 22 September, 2016

Then please fill this survey out from the Council  

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Future Road Works

by Geoff Abell on 22 September, 2016

As well as the emergency measures taken to stop leaks on Station Road by United Utilities this week,  these works are proposed. Strines There will be flood mitigation works to re-establish an embankment and a culvert on Strines Road, between the junction with Station Road and the borough boundary.  These works are scheduled to take […]

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The EU

by Malcolm Allan on 20 September, 2016

The Liberal Democrat Plan for Britain in Europe The Liberal Democrats remain a proudly pro-European party. Following the referendum, we are setting out clear answers to some of the big questions and what we think should happen next. Key issues for negotiation Protection of rights for EU citizens and UK citizens Those who have made […]

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The EU Erasmus Scheme

by Malcolm Allan on 20 September, 2016

Not everyone will know what this is or even have heard of it.  It’s certain that those who’ve participated in this scheme will never forget it though.  It’s a funded means of British students spending a year abroad studying in another University as a fully fledged student.  It adds another year to the UK degree […]

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Marple Bridge parking

by Malcolm Allan on 2 September, 2016

Earlier this year we completed an extensive survey with residents and businesses publishing the results and a proposal around April. Since then, although nothing has changed yet, we have been busy.  Firstly we met with the head of the relevant Department and his team in May, just after the local elections, to explain what we […]

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Please come to Marple Area Cmte on 28 Sept

by Geoff Abell on 1 September, 2016

There will be an Open Forum on how the council sets its budget for 2017-2018. Your presence and input will be appreciated. Venue – Senior Citizen’s Hall near Marple Scout Hut at 6 pm.  (Informal chat to councillors and officers at 5:30.) Note that due to a double booking, this will now be at High […]

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Road works

by Geoff Abell on 31 August, 2016

There have been a few repairs this month, but hopefully most should be finished before the return to school for Marple residents. There was an emergency repair last week to a burst water main on Station Road that affected water supply and also a one-day repair on 30 Aug to a gully near the junction […]

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Mill Brow recreation park success!

by Geoff Abell on 22 August, 2016

We’re delighted to report that Mill Brow Park has achieved the funding needed for the first phase of its development with the installation of a trim trail.  This is thanks to some fantastic work locally, raising awareness, engaging the community and fund raising by the volunteer Friends team in Mill Brow, along with funding from […]

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Stockport Exchange taking shape!

by Malcolm Allan on 22 August, 2016

Stockport Exchange is the new development around Stockport Station. There is quite a transformation taking place and now visible in the area. The new taxi rank for the station is now open on the Wellington Road side of the Station and the new buildings are virtually complete ready for a hotel and retail outlets. The […]

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