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Greater Manchester housing plans and Marple / High Lane

by Geoff Abell on 10 January, 2019

The second go at planning for the next 20 years across Gtr Manchester – the GMSF – has been announced. Overall the perceived number of houses needed for Stockport has reduced by 10%. So what is in the plan for Stockport? With a proposed “urban village” in the West of the town centre, and more […]

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RBS closures

by Geoff Abell on 10 September, 2018

You may have heard that RBS is planning to close its branches in Marple, Romiley (the last bank outlet there) and Hazel Grove in Jan 2019.   Please help by signing the petition below

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Thanks to our many supporters out there and to the sheer hard work of candidates and teams, Lib Dems won all 6 wards in this constituency.  Results as follows.  This means on the night of the 21 Stockport MBC wards, Lab won 8, Lib Dems won 8, Cons 3 and Heald Green ratepayers 1.  Due […]

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Rose Hill petition

by Geoff Abell on 23 April, 2018

The new timetable in May is planned to improve the Rose Hill Station services.  Except in the evening rush hour, due to a phantom leaf cleaning train!  See here for the Friends of Rose Hill Station petition.

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Council Election 3 May

by Geoff Abell on 23 April, 2018

The Stockport Council election is next week, on 3 May.  Postal Voting forms have already been posted. Democracy is a precious thing and we’d encourage all to use their vote, especially in Marple South (and High Lane) where there was only 23 votes in it in the last local elections. On postal votes, a number […]

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Dumping the bumps and Eastwood issues

by Geoff Abell on 6 April, 2018

Colin Macalister reports back from our trip seeing how Bedford avoid speed bumps but still control traffic speeds here. If you think like us, please sign the petition to encourage Stockport highway officers to think again about speed humps, to dump the bumps!   Meanwhile local Marple North candidate Steve Gribbon has been doing some […]

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Roadworks, roadworks – not good news

by Geoff Abell on 3 April, 2018

Cadent still have a gas leak on Brabyns and are now trying to repair a new section.  They “hope to be finished by 16 April”.   Be aware I am asking questions about the long time this is taking. Windlehurst Road roadworks are now being extended to 13 April. Be prepared for more delays…   Because […]

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Marple baths

by Geoff Abell on 26 March, 2018

Life Leisure have informed us that, due to a leak, these baths will be closed for at least 2 months.  The gym and changing areas are still open.  Romiley is still open.  I will update this as soon as information is available.

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Come Cycle

by Geoff Abell on 8 March, 2018

A message from TfGM Greater Manchester women are being encouraged to channel their pedal power with the launch of a new campaign. #RideWithUsGM is a series of female-specific events designed to help redress the region’s cycling gender imbalance, which sees women make up just 33% of cyclists across the region.* The events have been designed […]

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   A possible future? At last night’s Marple Area Committee two plans (amongst others) were considered.   The first was for 4 more speed control measures in the first bit of Hibbert Lane in Marple on the road to Hawk Green and High Lane.   These related to the new proposed roundabout next to the new […]

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