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Local Issues / Re: Post Office Marple
« Last post by amazon on Yesterday at 11:44:52 AM »
The sorting office is not the same company, but if the current shorter office closes, there will clearly need to be somewhere to pick up items.
Thank you
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Local Issues / Re: Post Office Marple
« Last post by ringi on February 17, 2018, 10:59:00 PM »
so is it just the post office maybe moving not the rest of the shop .what about the sorting office .

The sorting office is not the same company, but if the current shorter office closes, there will clearly need to be somewhere to pick up items.
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Local Issues / Re: Post Office Marple
« Last post by amazon on February 17, 2018, 09:05:03 PM »
They told me that they have more space then is useful at present, as few items make enough profit to justify the cost of the shelf space.   Then  don't think they will want the Edward Mellar unit as well.
so is it just the post office maybe moving not the rest of the shop .what about the sorting office .
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Local Issues / Re: May train timetable- changes to commuter services
« Last post by CllrGeoffAbell on February 17, 2018, 05:32:42 PM »
The issue is caused by a lack of Northern diesel units. There has been delays in electrification in both the South West and North West which means that they have surplus electric trains and not enough diesels.

Its very disappointing that Marple and Rose Hill rush hour trains are being cut from the timetable as a result. However, this must have been agreed by Stockport Council and TfGM.

Can any councillors advise if representation has been made?


As far as i know, you can use Marple/Rose Hill tickets to either station, i certainly have never had a problem.

Details and frequency of service are basically Northern's responsibility.  (Although they had to promise an increase in number and length of trains to get the franchise in the first place.)  They did promise an upgrade to an hourly Sunday service to Sheffield.  But I am not on TfGMC any more so don't see all the detail. 
And @Dave you are right - there was a meeting with the man in charge of the new Northern fleet and we are probably getting 150/1s.  But they will have WiFi and they are not Pacers!
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Monthly Events / Re: Marple Local History Society Programme 2017/18
« Last post by MLHS on February 17, 2018, 05:04:41 PM »
On Monday at 7:45pm in Marple Methodist Church....

Neil Mullineux investigates the crime, the conviction and the transportation of a Stockport dignitary. Add to that his subsequent rise (and fall) and you have a gripping tale but it is not for the faint-hearted. How did he achieve his position of eminence in the local community and what made him throw it all away?

Transportation was a severe sentence and Norfolk Island was the ultimate destination. This was where the worst convicts, the recidivists and the murderers were sent. How did a middle-aged and middle class man survive the harshness, the depravity and the privation of his sentence to rise to a position of prominence once again? And what led to his final fall from grace? To find out, come to the meeting – 7.30 on Monday, and found out why the photo above.

Note

We are not, for one moment, suggesting that all Stockport politicians are untrustworthy and out for their own ends. We have faith that all our representatives are upright and honest.


 
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Miscellaneous / Strines Dovecote
« Last post by MLHS on February 17, 2018, 04:55:13 PM »
Strines Dovecote


One of the newer sections of the MLHS website, ‘Our Local Heritage’, takes a look at the buildings, and structures of the area. The latest addition, by Neil Mullineux, explores the history of Strines Dovecote.
Neil writes:
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Anyone travelling to Strines station will pass an exotic structure on the left hand side - a dovecote planted firmly in the middle of the mill pond. It is a Grade II listed building but that immediately raises two questions. Why is it there and when was it constructed? The short answer to both these questions is the same - “We don’t know” but we can make some informed guesses.
Read more at http://bit.ly/2HpNAfC

Other articles in the series have so far covered,

the Coach House on Church Lane, http://bit.ly/2Gq14Xz
and two cottages on Upper Hibbert Lane http://bit.ly/2CrviqU

A growing feature of the website.
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Local Issues / Re: Post Office Marple
« Last post by ringi on February 16, 2018, 05:53:16 PM »
They told me that they have more space then is useful at present, as few items make enough profit to justify the cost of the shelf space.   Then  don't think they will want the Edward Mellar unit as well.
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Local Issues / Re: Post Office Marple
« Last post by amazon on February 16, 2018, 05:02:57 PM »
The info from the Post Office I can find would suggest it is though it's a couple of months old:

https://www.postofficeviews.co.uk/national-consultation-team/marple-sk6-6aa-204432/
The post office have no idea when they are moving they are waiting for Asda  to sort the lease out .thats what i was told last week .
            maybe they are waiting for edward mellar to move to the bank then take that unit as well .if so its going to be a while
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Local Issues / Re: Post Office Marple
« Last post by corium on February 16, 2018, 03:48:05 PM »
The info from the Post Office I can find would suggest it is though it's a couple of months old:

https://www.postofficeviews.co.uk/national-consultation-team/marple-sk6-6aa-204432/
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Local Issues / Re: Post Office Marple
« Last post by Lily on February 16, 2018, 02:10:19 PM »
Just being nosy  ;D
Does anyone know whether the Post Office is still intending moving to the unit next to Edward Mellors?
The notification signs have now disappeared from both the P.O. and the unit on The Hollins  - and as I’ve not been in the Post Office recently I haven’t had the opportunity to ask them.
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