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Thanks to our many supporters out there and to the sheer hard work of candidates and teams, Lib Dems won all 6 wards in this constituency.  Results as follows.  This means on the night of the 21 Stockport MBC wards, Lab won 8, Lib Dems won 8, Cons 3 and Heald Green ratepayers 1.  Due […]

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Council Election 3 May

by Geoff Abell on 23 April, 2018

The Stockport Council election is next week, on 3 May.  Postal Voting forms have already been posted. Democracy is a precious thing and we’d encourage all to use their vote, especially in Marple South (and High Lane) where there was only 23 votes in it in the last local elections. On postal votes, a number […]

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Dumping the bumps and Eastwood issues

by Geoff Abell on 6 April, 2018

Colin Macalister reports back from our trip seeing how Bedford avoid speed bumps but still control traffic speeds here. If you think like us, please sign the petition to encourage Stockport highway officers to think again about speed humps, to dump the bumps!   Meanwhile local Marple North candidate Steve Gribbon has been doing some […]

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Roadworks, roadworks – not good news

by Geoff Abell on 3 April, 2018

Cadent still have a gas leak on Brabyns and are now trying to repair a new section.  They “hope to be finished by 16 April”.   Be aware I am asking questions about the long time this is taking. Windlehurst Road roadworks are now being extended to 13 April. Be prepared for more delays…   Because […]

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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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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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New and increased Car Park charging

by Geoff Abell on 2 November, 2017

Labour-run Stockport Council are proposing to change the charges for car parks.   Stockport centre car parks will be charged at 80 p per hour for the first two hours. Perhaps more importantly to us, free car parks near stations in district centres will be charged.  Which means that the two car parks – those […]

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  All 6 cllrs have just approved a change to make Marple South ward into Marple South and High Lane, recognising the latter as an important and separate entity. However, there is a now a move to rename the whole Area Committee too that serves about 20,000 from Werneth Low to Mellor to Hawk Green […]

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