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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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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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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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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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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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A6 Diversion

by Geoff Abell on 13 July, 2017

From 24th July, the A6 in Stockport town centre will be closed from Exchange Street (Garrick Theatre) to Heaton Lane for up to 12 weeks to allow essential repair work to take place.  Stockport is still open for business during the works and there are lots of ways you’ll be able to travel into and […]

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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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