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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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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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December traffic disruptions and Winter Gritting

by Geoff Abell on 27 November, 2016

On Sat 3 Dec between 10 and 6, Town St in Marple Bridge will be having their Winter Wonderland event, and Marple will also be having their Christmas Cracker on Market St.   On 5 Dec for 3 days between 7:30 and 5, Hollins Mount off Hollins Lane (Marple Br) will be resurfaced.   Compstall […]

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Improvements to Roads

by Geoff Abell on 23 October, 2016

As part of the £100m road improvement plans (started by the Lib Dems) two major roads will be relaid: Town St in Marple Bridge, followed soon after by Stockport Road in Marple.  To keep disruption to a minimum all councillors have been consulted and works are proposed in January. As preparatory work in Marple Br […]

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Marple Bridge parking feedback

by Geoff Abell on 1 April, 2016

Marple Bridge Car Parking Survey   Thank you for the amazing response to our survey. We had a total of 241 replies; 170 on line and 71 paper forms.  We knew people feel strongly about this but that’s a far bigger response than we had expected – thanks! Many people have taken the trouble to […]

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Next phase of road upgrades

by Geoff Abell on 23 March, 2016

Micro Asphalting will start soon. Malcolm Allan with Lib Dem councillors looking at now-completed footpath repairs in Marple As part of the £100m Highways Improvement Programme, contractors will be doing micro -asphalt resurfacing works on roads in Marple North, beginning on 31st March, weather permitting, for about a month. This is a technique for making […]

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