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Marple Pool and other matters

by Geoff Abell on 17 August, 2023

Good afternoon A couple of local matters I wish to raise, please see below: Marple Pool (New) Letters will be sent to households from the Council from August 21st outlining a series of events. These include public drop in discussion sessions on September the 12th and 19th at Marple library and further to this there […]

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August news from Marple Lib Dems

by Geoff Abell on 6 August, 2023

Good news for Marple. Stockport (awarded Town of Culture) will see the Tour of Britain here, and it will be coming through Marple on 3rd Sept. There will unfortunately be light-controlled roadworks – BT on Brabyns Brow on 19th Sept (almost a complete set of utilities now, but at least this is planned) and United […]

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Some coronavirus information (6th January 2021)

by Malcolm Allan on 6 January, 2021

Data for the Borough of Stockport: Cases are now at an average of 378.3 cases per 100,000 (up from 225.6 last week), with the higher figures in those wards bordering those with Manchester. Testing is finding 150.6 new cases per day compared to 94.6 last week. Parts of the UK have much worse data but […]

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by Malcolm Allan on 12 December, 2020

Here are a few bits of current information on different topics of interest ParkingParking in council pay and display areas in district centres such as Marple will be free after 2.00pm from Monday to Friday starting on 14th and continuing up to 31st December Community Groups FundingLocal groups can bid for funding from The Local […]

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Some Covid information

by Malcolm Allan on 28 November, 2020

Many businesses will already have followed up on grants available during this second lockdown. If not, it is worth applying for the local discretionary grants – information was updated yesterday on: Testing guidance has been updated which includes information on lateral flow test and quick tests. It’s also worth people noting the the Health and […]

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Resurfacing in Marple South- message from Cllr Aron Thornley

by Malcolm Allan on 15 November, 2020

I met with highway engineer Kevin Dowd last week. He talked me through some of the local roadworks and we inspected some of the work on Barlow Crescent, Lynton Drive and Keswick Rd. Kevin explained to me the difference between work that has been done with micro-asphalt , slurry and tarmac; this does make the […]

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Some road works information:

by Malcolm Allan on 15 November, 2020

The emergency electrical work at the junction of Marple Hall Drive and Stockport Road is scheduled to finish tomorrow, 16th. There will be inspection work at the bridge into Compstall, by the Mill, from tomorrow, 16th, to 20th November requiring temporary traffic lights between 9.00am and 4.00pm

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Some information of interest on Covid:

by Malcolm Allan on 15 November, 2020

Stockport has been chosen as one of 67 pilot areas to receive 10,000 of the rapid turnaround lateral flow tests currently being trialled in Liverpool. These new tests produce a result in less than an hour and are intended to protect those at highest risk, including NHS staff and people who live and work in […]

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Covid update

by Malcolm Allan on 5 November, 2020

The following may be helpful to people for the 4 week lock down. I’ll update further when I know more. What is staying open:PlaygroundsTips (recycling centres)Libraries that are already open including MarpleBin collections continue as now Grants for businessesBusinesses and retailers/pubs forced to close or which are severely impacted by the lock down have two […]

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Road Works Update on 1st November

by Malcolm Allan on 1 November, 2020

Windlehurst Road at Windlehurst Old Road and Ridge Crescent1st – 3rd NovemberTrial excavation – temporary traffic lights Glossop Road, between Cote Green Road and Sandhill laneWork ongoing to 4th NovemberHighway repairTemporary Traffic lights, 8.00am-4.00pm Glossop RoadBetween Cote Green Road and Ley Lane5-7 NovemberTrial excavationTemporary Traffic lights Offerton Road, Between Torkington Road and Buckwood CloseTemporary traffic […]

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