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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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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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All 2563 Stations

by Geoff Abell on 23 July, 2017

  All The Stations at Rose Hill Two intrepid people, Geoff and Vicki, are trying to visit all mainland Britain railways stations in 3 months.  About 75% of the way there, they came through Rose Hill and Marple, where they were met by Cllr Geoff Abell and former mayor, Philip Harrison, along with Friends of Rose […]

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New charges for parking low-emission road vehicles

by Geoff Abell on 13 July, 2017

After the last budget, be aware that there is now a cost for parking low-emission vehicles in council-run public car parks.  This was not well publicised, and one of our residents fell fowl of this and had a parking fine. Basically, you will need to apply for a period pass permit (or just pay the […]

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