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Title: Town Centre Bench Refurbishments (2017)
Post by: admin on July 13, 2017, 05:11:04 PM
And we're off! 2017 Town Centre bench refurbishments are now under way.

This first one on the Hollins is sponsored by The McInnes Partnership, a chartered accountants based in Marple House (above M&Co).

We are still looking for confirmed sponsors for the last one on Market Street and the other 3 on the Hollins.

Here's a link to last year's campaign:  http://www.marple-uk.com/smf/index.php?topic=6483.0 (http://www.marple-uk.com/smf/index.php?topic=6483.0)

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Title: Re: Town Centre Bench Refurbishments (2017)
Post by: admin on July 14, 2017, 09:25:06 AM
Little bit more progress on the McInnes Partnership bench in Marple Town Centre this morning:

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Title: Re: Town Centre Bench Refurbishments (2017)
Post by: admin on July 17, 2017, 08:59:32 PM
Bit of bench treatment on Market Street this evening on the ones we refurbished last year.

We managed to get 5 done and all of them sanded but ran out of preservative outside Samuel Oldknows.

Bit of a disaster really but we could hardly not go in for a pint now could we!


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Title: Re: Town Centre Bench Refurbishments (2017)
Post by: admin on July 18, 2017, 05:40:16 PM
The McInnes Partnership sponsored bench on the Hollins is now fully reassembled and we just have to give it a final coat of preservative in a few days time and then fit the plaque.

Arrangements are in the final stages for the last one on Market Street but we still need sponsors for the others on the Hollins.

Here's the kind of transformation your sponsorship will achieve:

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Title: Re: Town Centre Bench Refurbishments (2017)
Post by: admin on July 25, 2017, 08:23:51 AM
An early start today with final coat of treatment to the McInnes Partnership sponsored bench on the Hollins:

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And we've now started on the last bench on Market Street too.

This one is sponsored by 54 Degrees North Ltd, a local businesses that you can learn more about here: https://www.54degreesnorth.co.uk/ (https://www.54degreesnorth.co.uk/)

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Title: Re: Town Centre Bench Refurbishments (2017)
Post by: admin on July 25, 2017, 02:24:39 PM
The hard graft on Market Street has continued today, softened by lunch at All Things Nice washed down with a beer at Sam's:

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Title: Re: Town Centre Bench Refurbishments (2017)
Post by: admin on July 26, 2017, 07:37:58 AM
The plaque has been fitted to the McInnes Partnership sponsored bench and it is now fully completed.

The McInnes Partnership is a Chartered Account based in Marple House (above M&Co). As well as sponsoring the bench, they have done the Friends of the Park accounts for the last 13 years free of charge. Great community support! See more on their web site: http://www.mcinnes-partnership.com/ (http://www.mcinnes-partnership.com/)

Here's a shot of the plaque and a before and after:

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Title: Re: Town Centre Bench Refurbishments (2017)
Post by: andrewbowden on July 26, 2017, 09:36:39 AM
Looking fantastic.
Title: Re: Town Centre Bench Refurbishments (2017)
Post by: amazon on July 26, 2017, 02:52:41 PM
Looking fantastic.

Really do a good job .
Title: Re: Town Centre Bench Refurbishments (2017)
Post by: admin on July 28, 2017, 01:16:33 PM
First stage reassembly of the www.54Degreesnorth.co.uk (http://www.54Degreesnorth.co.uk) sponsored bench was completed this morning while the sun was still out!

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Title: Re: Town Centre Bench Refurbishments (2017)
Post by: mikes on July 28, 2017, 10:38:05 PM
Looking good guys, job well done.
Title: Re: Town Centre Bench Refurbishments (2017)
Post by: GeoffAbell on July 31, 2017, 01:42:11 PM
I agree - Marple centre looks a good deal better as a result.
Title: Re: Town Centre Bench Refurbishments (2017)
Post by: Enigmawatcher on July 31, 2017, 08:28:12 PM
First stage reassembly of the www.54Degreesnorth.co.uk (http://www.54Degreesnorth.co.uk) sponsored bench was completed this morning while the sun was still out!

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Superb, looks great!
Title: Re: Town Centre Bench Refurbishments (2017)
Post by: admin on August 04, 2017, 09:13:32 AM
The www.54degreesnorth.co.uk (http://www.54degreesnorth.co.uk) sponsored bench has now been fully reassembled.

It awaits a sand-down and final coat of preservative, hopefully sometime next week, followed by fitting of the dedication plaque.

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Title: Re: Town Centre Bench Refurbishments (2017)
Post by: Enigmawatcher on August 04, 2017, 10:35:50 PM
Looks great!
The www.54degreesnorth.co.uk (http://www.54degreesnorth.co.uk) sponsored bench has now been fully reassembled.

It awaits a sand-down and final coat of preservative, hopefully sometime next week, followed by fitting of the dedication plaque.

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Title: Re: Town Centre Bench Refurbishments (2017)
Post by: admin on August 11, 2017, 05:38:02 AM
The www.54DegreesNorth.co.uk (http://www.54DegreesNorth.co.uk) sponsored bench was given its final coat yesterday and we're now just waiting for the plaque to be delivered.

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We also completed this year's re-treating of the Market Street and Derby Way benches that we refurbished last year too.

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Title: Re: Town Centre Bench Refurbishments (2017)
Post by: admin on August 26, 2017, 07:09:03 AM
The plaque for the www.54DegreesNorth.co.uk (http://www.54DegreesNorth.co.uk) sponsored arrived yesterday and has been fitted this morning.

Thank you to @Enigmawatcher for sponsoring this final bench on Market Street!

We will ask the council to spray the weeds under all benches as they seem to have omitted to do this.

That's all Market Street and Derby Way benches sponsored, refurbished and / or retreated this year by Friends of the Park.

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Title: Re: Town Centre Bench Refurbishments (2017)
Post by: Enigmawatcher on August 26, 2017, 08:22:03 AM
It looks great and I'll have to make a trip this weekend to test the bench.  Thank you to everyone involved for the hard work.
The plaque for the www.54DegreesNorth.co.uk (http://www.54DegreesNorth.co.uk) sponsored arrived yesterday and has been fitted this morning.

Thank you to @Enigmawatcher for sponsoring this final bench on Market Street!

We will ask the council to spray the weeds under all benches as they seem to have omitted to do this.

That's all Market Street and Derby Way benches sponsored, refurbished and / or retreated this year by Friends of the Park.

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