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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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Steve Gribbon talks about Compstall

by Geoff Abell on 7 February, 2018

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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Sport and Gardens

by Geoff Abell on 2 February, 2018

After Marple are Cmte meeting awarded them some finance, I can say that 2 new and interesting events are coming this way this summer: a Marple Open Gardens event, built on the success of Mellor people opening up their gardens. And events linking all the sports clubs in Marple with special events.   Details to […]

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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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Voting Reform We want an electoral system based on Proportional Representation, as Scotland and most other democracies use.  This means every vote counts, you get a representative who actually represents you and the results reflect the way the nation voted. An elected House of Lords.  All parties signed up to a 80% or 100% elected […]

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2 web pages for Marple issues

by Geoff Abell on 6 December, 2017

Dedicated Marple Area Committee and issues (such as road works) from SMBC web pages SMBC link Area Committee topics on Marple website Marple website

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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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Open Britain published this today

by Geoff Abell on 29 November, 2017

(Please note this organisation is completely independent from any political party, but campaigns on EU issues.)   “I’m sure you’ve seen today’s reports that our Government will be handing over £50 billion to Brussels to leave the EU.  Nobody was told this fact during the referendum. Brexit campaigners said that we would get £350 million […]

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