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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 about 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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NHS funding crisis

by aldc on 5 November, 2016

Lib Dem Councillor Lisa Smart has accused the Government of “Half truths and less than half the cash,” after it emerged that the Government is giving less than half of the £10 billion it pledged before last year’s General Election. Parliament’s own Health Committee has written to the Conservative chancellor to say claiming the Government is […]

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Stockport MBC Surveys

by Geoff Abell on 28 October, 2016

All current surveys can be found here: it’s your chance to have your say on any proposed changes, including (currently) 3-weekly black bins and charges for parking for low-emission vehicles.   http://www.stockport.gov.uk/services/councildemocracy/yourcouncil/haveyoursay

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 The current Hazel Grove constituency and its 6 wards (The proposal is to lose Offerton and Hazel Grove wards (bottom left) and add 4 new Hyde wards to the North.)   The Boundary Commission for their review in 2018 have a hard job: as well as reducing the number of constituencies to 600, each parliamentary seat […]

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Improvements to Roads

by Geoff Abell on 23 October, 2016

As part of the £100m road improvement plans (started by the Lib Dems) two major roads will be relaid: Town St in Marple Bridge, followed soon after by Stockport Road in Marple.  To keep disruption to a minimum all councillors have been consulted and works are proposed in January. As preparatory work in Marple Br […]

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