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What’s in a name?

by Geoff Abell on 13 July, 2017

There is a proposal to rename the ward currently called Marple South to “Marple South & High Lane”. What do you think? From Mon 17 July for 4 weeks, you can express your views via Marple or High Lane libraries or on the Have Your Say web pages here. From there it is likely that […]

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New charges for parking low-emission road vehicles

by Geoff Abell on 13 July, 2017

After the last budget, be aware that there is now a cost for parking low-emission vehicles in council-run public car parks.  This was not well publicised, and one of our residents fell fowl of this and had a parking fine. Basically, you will need to apply for a period pass permit (or just pay the […]

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A6 Diversion

by Geoff Abell on 13 July, 2017

From 24th July, the A6 in Stockport town centre will be closed from Exchange Street (Garrick Theatre) to Heaton Lane for up to 12 weeks to allow essential repair work to take place.  Stockport is still open for business during the works and there are lots of ways you’ll be able to travel into and […]

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A big choice for the next 5 years

by Geoff Abell on 26 May, 2017

As the election draws near and the first votes by post are being cast, it’s important to know what sort of MP we want in the constituency that includes Marple and High Lane. The realistic choice is between a Tory candidate that supported the snooper’s charter, a hard Brexit and all the “nasty” elements that […]

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Bus regulation in Manchester – new from TfGM

by Geoff Abell on 27 April, 2017

New law could ring changes for buses in Greater Manchester Transport leaders in Greater Manchester have welcomed Royal Assent of the Bus Services Bill, new legislation which will allow the elected Mayor of Greater Manchester to make significant changes to the way bus services are managed. The Bus Services Act, which has received Royal Assent […]

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Opposition

by Geoff Abell on 27 April, 2017

Photo copyright: Independent newspaper Mrs May has called an election. Why? Principally because her view (in this case on Brexit), she thinks, is the only game in town. Really because the opposition are…. opposing her. She may well find that other subjects and other opinions are equally important.  E.g. funding of the NHS, not controlling […]

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An election is called

by Geoff Abell on 24 April, 2017

This election will be on many things, but this will be most definitely one of them. (This is a recent article in the London Evening Standard by Nick Clegg)   Theresa May is naive to think a clear Tory win is the answer to Brexit The PM should beware taking voters for granted, and will […]

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Marple Skateboard Park opens in the Memorial Park

by Geoff Abell on 11 April, 2017

Well done to the people with inspiration and money raisers: SMBC, Life Leisure, and of course the people of Marple and the Friends of the Park.  This last sunny weekend saw children of all ages using this brand new facility in the sun!

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Easter roadworks

by Geoff Abell on 11 April, 2017

Winnington Road resurfaced With the little bits of spare money at the end of Marple North’s Highway Improvement Programme funding, and requests from your councillors, bad parts of Winnington Road, Bradshaw Crescent, and Constable Drive have been resurfaced recently.  And the last, worse part of Longhurst was done too. We also got a small seat […]

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Driverless car project comes to Stockport next year

by Geoff Abell on 11 April, 2017

Self-driving cars to take to Greater Manchester streets with £5million research win A convoy of self-driving cars is set to head on to the highways of Greater Manchester early next year as part of a trail-blazing, £5million research project investigating the future of road transport. Testing of a Westfield sports car, one of the proposed […]

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