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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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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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   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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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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Easy ways to reduce car pollution near schools

by Geoff Abell on 6 December, 2017

News from TfGM and the GM mayor, December 2017 “Engines off at school gates!” urges Greater Manchester Mayor in clean air drive Mayor Andy Burnham has called on Greater Manchester’s drivers to help tackle deadly air pollution by turning their car engines off at the school gates. Pupils and teachers at Leigh Central Primary School […]

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18 September 2017  – news from TfGM                                                                                      Rail passengers to benefit from further […]

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Sept Road and Bus Issues

by Geoff Abell on 24 September, 2017

Firstly work is progressing on the A6 road repairs, but its still weeks off finishing.  We’ll keep you updated. In Marple Bridge, there are repairs to the leaking water at the junction of Town St and Hollins Lane.  However on 1 Oct (Sun) there will be further works at the junction of Town St and […]

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Plans for Marple

by Geoff Abell on 24 September, 2017

Post summer, quite a bit is happening in planning that affects us.  Or could affect us. The big GMSF Greater Manchester plan that proposed 4 large housing areas (including High Lane) and 1 industrial area for large development across Stockport is under review.  The current idea is that consultation responses will be published and there […]

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