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Roadworks update for Marple Bridge

by Geoff Abell on 17 February, 2018

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 emergency works to repair a gas escape on Brabyns Brow, adjacent to Marple Railway Station.  These works […]

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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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Advice about building work from Citizen’s Advice

by Geoff Abell on 24 September, 2017

Citizens Advice Stockport reveals home improvement nightmares (Published by CAB on 11 September, 2017) Citizens Advice Stockport is warning residents to be on the lookout for rogue builders as the national charity reveals it has helped people with 40,000 problems related to home improvements in the last year. As people make use of the summer […]

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Mobile speed cameras for Marple

by Geoff Abell on 24 September, 2017

From the end of Oct Marple will have a mobile speed camera. Where would you like it to be?  Are there any hot spots? I already have suggestions for Arkwright Road, Hollins Lane (Marple) and Station Road. From Mellor in the North to High Lane in the South, please let us know areas you consider […]

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The Wharf

by Geoff Abell on 24 September, 2017

Plans to redevelop the old warehouse building (and adjacent land) at the junction of the Macclesfield and Peak Forest Canals have been published.  This 19th century building has been unused since 2010 and the plans are to turn this listed building into a liveable area and at the same time build 7 new town houses, […]

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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 (i.e. until 11 Aug), you can express your views via Marple or High Lane libraries or on the Have Your Say web pages here. From there […]

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