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Local Issues / Re: Sorting office Marple
« Last post by marpleexile on Yesterday at 09:26:24 PM »
         But now the post office site may shortly be  available .that could be the difference .

Possibly, but the main reason a 2nd supermarket in Marple was attractive way back when was because the 1st supermarket was the ripoff Coop.

With a populous trained to spend their money outside Marple, competing against Asda for what's left may not be all that attractive a business plan - especially on a site with a hefty start up cost.

Hopefully I'm wrong, as I'd like to see Asda have the competition that the Coop never did, but I'm not holding my breath.
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Local Issues / Help us Save Middlewood Way
« Last post by CllrKennyBlair on Yesterday at 09:08:11 PM »
We have launched a campaign to Save Middlewood Way. Further details can be found on www.hgconservatives.com/campaigns where you can also sign the petition to support the campaign.
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Local Issues / Re: Sorting office Marple
« Last post by amazon on Yesterday at 04:30:41 PM »
On the question of a supermarket on the site.

In 2015, SMBC approached: Aldi, Booths, Lidl, Morrisons, M & S, Sainsburys, Tesco and Waitrose and asked them ...." If there was a site available would you be interested in coming to Marple."

Aldi were "interested" M&S were "not disinterested." The rest for a variety of reasons were completely uninterested. At that time (not all) but the vast majority of local councilors (4 of them) were against the idea of another supermarket, whosoever it was. Since then of course, time has moved on and so have the 4 Councillors. 

         But now the post office site may shortly be  available .that could be the difference . 
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Local Issues / Re: Sorting office Marple
« Last post by Kevin Dowling on Yesterday at 03:59:45 PM »
On the question of a supermarket on the site.

In 2015, SMBC approached: Aldi, Booths, Lidl, Morrisons, M & S, Sainsburys, Tesco and Waitrose and asked them ...." If there was a site available would you be interested in coming to Marple."

Aldi were "interested" M&S were "not disinterested." The rest for a variety of reasons were completely uninterested. At that time (not all) but the vast majority of local councilors (4 of them) were against the idea of another supermarket, whosoever it was. Since then of course, time has moved on and so have the 4 Councillors. 

   

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Local Issues / Re: Sorting office Marple
« Last post by amazon on Yesterday at 01:34:59 PM »
No,

The interesting thing here (if there is anything interesting) is that the closure of Marple sorting office has been on the cards for almost three years, roughly about the same time that planning permission was refused for a supermarket on Hibbert Lane. It isn't a new thing. If my recall is correct it was debated on this website around that time. It is just that some people and that includes some Royal Mail employees would just not accept it.

Royal Mail, or whoever they are now, is a commercial organisation, they are not the Council, they don't need anybody's support. They are not  going to take any notice of a few petitions or 'V' boards on Market street or elsewhere.

So just save your energy for something that you can influence.
if a business realocates you  either go with it or find another job .
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Local Issues / Re: Sorting office Marple
« Last post by simonesaffron on Yesterday at 07:50:05 AM »
No,

The interesting thing here (if there is anything interesting) is that the closure of Marple sorting office has been on the cards for almost three years, roughly about the same time that planning permission was refused for a supermarket on Hibbert Lane. It isn't a new thing. If my recall is correct it was debated on this website around that time. It is just that some people and that includes some Royal Mail employees would just not accept it.

Royal Mail, or whoever they are now, is a commercial organisation, they are not the Council, they don't need anybody's support. They are not  going to take any notice of a few petitions or 'V' boards on Market street or elsewhere.

So just save your energy for something that you can influence.
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Main Web Site Updates / Re: Friends of Marple Memorial Park
« Last post by admin on August 29, 2016, 06:42:44 PM »
The Marple Memorial Park Skatepark Development Project page on the Friends of the Park web site has been updated following fundraising efforts since the last update in July. We're continuing to make good progress as we chip away at the relatively small total that we now need to reach our target - so please keep helping us!

In summary the main updates are: £80 raised from sale of photos at Samuel Oldknows, £450 from sponsored bench refurbishments in the Town Centre, £50 from Asda Chosen by You, £50 from Romiley and Marple Lions and £150 from Marple Carnival. We've also continued to receive some income from the Grow Your Tenner scheme and a few other minor donations too.

Thanks to our £1 for £1 match-funding agreement with Stockport Council we now only need to raise a further £7,645 to reach our £100,000 target.

Please note that you can still donate to our Appeal here: https://localgiving.org/appeal/marpleskatepark/

For more details visit the Skatepark Project page and scroll down to the fundraising blog section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/projects/skate-park-improvements.html
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Local Issues / Re: Sorting office Marple
« Last post by amazon on August 29, 2016, 02:24:38 PM »
One of the interesting facts is the, almost total, lack of communicating this news to the community of Marple.

Painfully little has been done to make the people aware of what is happening, it's almost as if you have to make a song and dance about it to get the people to pay attention.

One or two petitions isn't enough as god knows how many don't use or have access to use the internet.

A better form of comms is to have a big sign on Market St to notify the people or lots of small ones along Market St and around the bus stops. How about a Q & A meeting in the Senior Citizens Hall? 

Generally speaking, you're going to have to buck up your ideas and speak up otherwise it's a case of bye.
              So are you organising it all .dont think you will get many interested .
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Local Issues / Re: Sorting office Marple
« Last post by Mr Marple on August 29, 2016, 12:20:48 PM »
One of the interesting facts is the, almost total, lack of communicating this news to the community of Marple.

Painfully little has been done to make the people aware of what is happening, it's almost as if you have to make a song and dance about it to get the people to pay attention.

One or two petitions isn't enough as god knows how many don't use or have access to use the internet.

A better form of comms is to have a big sign on Market St to notify the people or lots of small ones along Market St and around the bus stops. How about a Q & A meeting in the Senior Citizens Hall? 

Generally speaking, you're going to have to buck up your ideas and speak up otherwise it's a case of bye.
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Events / Re: Christies Fun Day at Marple Social Forces Club [Sunday 28 August 2016]
« Last post by admin on August 29, 2016, 10:39:47 AM »
Have been advised that £1,500 was raised for Christies Hospital at yesterday's event.

Well done everyone!
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