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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. http://www.forhs.org.uk/petition.html

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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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   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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Snow update

by Geoff Abell on 2 March, 2018

 Steve and Colin helping clear the way for residents Thurs 23:00 Just to add that the gritting crews were out all night last night clearing arterial routes, although they struggled with Werneth Low and Glossop Road.  All main routes are clear although some steep side roads are still struggling.  Hundreds of tons of grit have […]

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Roadworks update for Marple Bridge

by Geoff Abell on 17 February, 2018

GOOD NEWS – as of 10 mins ago BRABYNS BROW CADENT ROADWORKS ARE GONE (27th March 16:00) Newsflashes from our roads people at Stockport Council that may affect your journey next week – 14th – 22nd February: Brabyns Brow, Marple Bridge – REVISED END DATE Contractors working on behalf of Cadent Gas are currently undertaking […]

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Crime Down

by Geoff Abell on 2 February, 2018

Inspector Bob Cantrell from our local GM police announced that following the creation of a special burglary unit, this type of crime is down by 25%, and 55% in Marple Bridge alone.

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Marple and Rose Hill stations are good

by Geoff Abell on 31 January, 2018

Rose Hill station won the best bloom and Marple station best artwork in the recent Cheshire Best Kept Station event in Jan.  Well to both!

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Feb roadworks and road improvement plans

by Geoff Abell on 31 January, 2018

  Across the borough there are a number of roadworks. The A555 westbound will be shut for 17 weeks from Mon 12th Feb (from A34 junction towards Heald Green) due to drainage problems.  Officers also tell us that in spite of the collapse of Carillion, the rest of the new road is still being built […]

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2 web pages for Marple issues

by Geoff Abell on 6 December, 2017

Dedicated Marple Area Committee and issues (such as road works) from SMBC web pages SMBC link Area Committee topics on Marple website Marple website

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What’s in a name – update

by Geoff Abell on 9 November, 2017

After public consultations (and effectively a vote) on the subject, the ward name of Marple South will now be Marple South and High Lane. The area committee that makes local decisions across Marple North and Marple South will still be Marple Area Committee. That committee sat last night.  Cllr Allan commented that, whilst many (by […]

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