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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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Marple Orchard

by Geoff Abell on 27 March, 2017

In glorious sunshine on Saturday, the Incredible Edible Marple Orchard was planted. The mayor and mayoress, Chris and Margaret Gordon, attended Some local residents did have reservations, but there were consultation and legal-checking exercises.  When the tree bear fruit, the apples, pears, cherries, plums and nuts will be for all.  Cllr Allan gets dirty helping […]

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Park schemes

by Geoff Abell on 28 February, 2017

As you may well have noticed, the 10-week scheme to completely overhaul and expand the skatepark area by (Canvas Spaces Ltd from Bristol) has started this month. Mark from Friends of Marple Memorial Park comments, “As you will know, the project is funded by £50,000 raised within the community via small grants, donations and fund-raising activities […]

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Do you use parks and open spaces?

by Geoff Abell on 22 September, 2016

Then please fill this survey out from the Council  

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Mill Brow recreation park success!

by Geoff Abell on 22 August, 2016

We’re delighted to report that Mill Brow Park has achieved the funding needed for the first phase of its development with the installation of a trim trail.  This is thanks to some fantastic work locally, raising awareness, engaging the community and fund raising by the volunteer Friends team in Mill Brow, along with funding from […]

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As councillors we are often asked what does the council own? There are now maps on our SMBC internet pages that everyone can access. Follow the link here to the SMBC home page Underneath the useful places to report missing streetlights and potholes, look for “Find It – search for local services and amenities” Enter a […]

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June events

by Geoff Abell on 2 June, 2016

Over the weekend of the 11th and 12th June, people will be celebrating the Queen’s official birthday. There will be some street closures for street parties, for example on Town St in Marple Bridge and in Compstall. Look out for signs. Mill Brow Rec are also holding a “Picnic in the Park” from 2 until […]

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Marple Memorial Park

by Geoff Abell on 19 January, 2016

In addition to Lib Dems retaining the park keeper next year, the cameras installed at the Marple memorial Park has seen the Anti Social Behaviour (ASB) by youths reduced. On a positive note, and to keep the ASB low, councillors Shan Alexander and Sue Ingham have agreed to Stockport Action for Voluntary Youth ( SAVY […]

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