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Kevin knows very well how few people we can call on.  In fact Kevin used to be one.   He was Mr Posterman, until he let his membership lapse.

We were in a meeting at the Royal Scot last week to help Friends of Brabyns Park get re-established.  Kevin was there.  That sort of good idea.  Help Friends of Mill Brow get some equipment back.  Sort out Marple Bridge parking.  Save the 394.  You did ask!

We have tried to get to most people in the last 9 months.  It's better in the sun like today than the hail of last week!

A somewhat perplexing post Geoff and difficult to respond to. Have you been in the Royal Scot again ?
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the libdems .... are not so in Marple with a chest full of money and an army of volunteers.

Kevin knows very well how few people we can call on.  In fact Kevin used to be one.   He was Mr Posterman, until he let his membership lapse.

We were in a meeting at the Royal Scot last week to help Friends of Brabyns Park get re-established.  Kevin was there.  That sort of good idea.  Help Friends of Mill Brow get some equipment back.  Sort out Marple Bridge parking.  Save the 394.  You did ask!

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That's one more than I've had. Then again, I've not had anyone at the door from any party at any election, local or general since 1997 and not for a local election since well before that. Of course I am out at work all day, so may well have missed some.

We have tried to get to most people in the last 9 months.  It's better in the sun like today than the hail of last week!
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Haven't had anyone round either. Quite disappointed. Last person was Shan Alexander.

Never see Tories round my neck of the woods. Not a bad thing.

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May 2016 Local Elections & Council Matters / Re: Elections 2016
« Last post by CllrGeoffAbell on Yesterday at 10:18:18 PM »
I understand there is a budget, but when the hard earned money is spent, who is checking and ensuring a quality job? Does the contractor automatically get paid irrespective of the workmanship? Or is money withheld until the work is inspected as satisfactory and signed off. Generally it looks OK if laid with care. However, having spoken to various people in the community, everyone has said how shoddy it looks. This includes random kerbs that have been replaced.

You only have to take a GEMBA walk along any of the roads and you shall see what everyone else is talking about.

There are various works.  So there was a complete relay of Station Road/Hollins Lane.  Most microasphalt looks good - e.g. by Kevin Dowling's Hotel.  But there are a few that will need redoing, e.g. not far from Marple Hall School. 

The council are trying to provide the best possible option for the least money as central government starve us of funds.  So a short relay would subsidise the entire 394 bus route for an entire year!
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More supermarkets are the last thing Marple needs. One of the nice things about living here is not having lots of supermarkets. There is no need for them. We have one and used to have a vastly superior one until the Co-op moved. The shopping in Marple is suberb. I used to live in Northwich (what a surprise!) which has Sainsbury's Tesco, Aldi, Lidl, Waitrose, M&S and a Co-op just closed and an Asda about to open and of course an almost empty town centre. I was very glad to move somewhere without such a pointless array of superfluous supermarkets. Marple is far superior in terms of shops. There are few things you need to go out of Marple for. When my sister came to vist recently, she commented on how lucky we are in Marple to have such excellent shopping here.

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Only 1 candidate come to my door to speak to me

That's one more than I've had. Then again, I've not had anyone at the door from any party at any election, local or general since 1997 and not for a local election since well before that. Of course I am out at work all day, so may well have missed some.
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May 2016 Local Elections & Council Matters / Re: Elections 2016
« Last post by PhilB on Yesterday at 07:53:51 PM »

@PhilB - let me know here (or by email if you'd rather) if you have seen a problem. 


I understand there is a budget, but when the hard earned money is spent, who is checking and ensuring a quality job? Does the contractor automatically get paid irrespective of the workmanship? Or is money withheld until the work is inspected as satisfactory and signed off. Generally it looks OK if laid with care. However, having spoken to various people in the community, everyone has said how shoddy it looks. This includes random kerbs that have been replaced.

You only have to take a GEMBA walk along any of the roads and you shall see what everyone else is talking about.
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When I lived in Marple, although I used local butchers and greengrocers for all meat and veg, as well as Sainsburys Hazel Grove, I quite often went to Poynton to shop, it was a much more pleasant experience than the co-op!
Realise this is a long sentence, I'm sure the grammar pedant will check it!
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Chadwick Street / Trinity Street Development / Re: Chadwick Street / Asda / Aldi
« Last post by ringi on Yesterday at 05:18:10 PM »
The new supermarkets in Poynton is on a road that lots of people drive along, so it may get used by people that are "just passing" rather then someone that has gone to Poynton to shop.
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Only 1 candidate come to my door to speak to me, I made him work hard justifying his policies etc – my wife thought I was not very nice, as I had already voted for him (postal vote)!

The same candidate has been putting round leaflets for a long time, and not just at election time.

PS Posters on a pappy farm does not get me to vote for the candidate….., so poster may be a waist of time.
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