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Local Issues / Re: 'Proposed highway scheme' in Marple Bridge?
« Last post by Dave on Today at 10:37:30 AM »
I agree that parking on lower Longhurst Lane is an increasing problem, but many of those houses don't have drives or garages, so they have got to park somewhere, I guess. 

But the main problem in Town Street is caused by delivery vans parking on double yellow lines.  If the double yellows were strictly enforced Town Street would be fine.

Corium writes
An effective & relatively simple start would be to remove the on-street parking slots opposite South 7. Though these are valuable spaces they are the biggest single cause of  of the problems I see.

Actually there is something to be said for retaining those parking spaces, as the effect of them is to slow down traffic through the village. If those parking spaces were removed some drivers would go too fast.

As for the survey on Hollins Lane, I seem to recall that the big field at the top of the lane , bordered by Hollins Lane and Ley Lane, was zoned for new housing in that Greater Manchester strategic housing plan.  If so, there would obviously be an impact on traffic on Hollins Lane.   
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Local Issues / Lime Kilns
« Last post by Victor M on Yesterday at 05:14:23 PM »
After a second very well attended open day at the Lime Kilns there appears to be a lot of rubbish that has been left. This is not the 1st time this has happened after one of these events and I thought I saw on a flyer that they would be returned to their previous state (which wasn't brilliant but it was a lot better than it is now).
I have enclosed photographs, anyone any idea who is responsible as the Council say it is not them!
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Local Issues / Re: 'Proposed highway scheme' in Marple Bridge?
« Last post by ringi on Yesterday at 02:24:47 PM »
Would parking enforcement CCTV mounted on the fount of the 375 bus help?
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Local Issues / Re: Use of skatepark
« Last post by ringi on Yesterday at 02:22:32 PM »
Will older girls every use the state park if the older boys are allowed to?

Most of the girls I see walking home from school seem to be doing whatever they can to avoid the older boys.
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Local Issues / Re: 'Proposed highway scheme' in Marple Bridge?
« Last post by corium on Yesterday at 02:00:08 PM »
Well something needs to be done as it's getting worse by the week. It needs to include the bottom part of Longhurst Lane, say up to the old police houses as this has been completely impassable to larger vehicles (think the 375 bus & emergency vehicles) several times in recent weeks with on at least 2 occasions I'm aware of, the 375 having to abandon the trip up the hill.

An effective & relatively simple start would be to remove the on-street parking slots opposite South 7. Though these are valuable spaces they are the biggest single cause of  of the problems I see.
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Local Issues / 'Proposed highway scheme' in Marple Bridge?
« Last post by Tcadams on Yesterday at 12:21:41 PM »
Hi,

I live just off Hollins Lane in Marple Bridge, and I've had a letter from the council through my door saying they're going to be carrying out "detailed highway surveying works" as the "initial part of a proposed highway scheme in the area"

Does anyone know what this proposed scheme might be? I've tried searching google and can't seem to find any reference to it on the council site or elsewhere.

A scheme to slow cars down on Hollins Lane and reduce parking on the double-yellows at the bottom would be great, but if it's the crazy half-rumour I heard a few months ago (that one of the councillors had suggested turning the whole of Town Street, Hollins Lane and Constable Drive into a big one way system) then that would be terrible!

Thanks
Tom
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Local Issues / Re: Use of skatepark
« Last post by admin on Yesterday at 08:26:47 AM »
This is a good point @mabel


I was pleased to see quite a good number of younger girls during the celebration jam. My own granddaughters age 6 and 9 and lots of their friends of similar age. But there were not many older ones.


We are developing plans for an event at Marple Carnival with pro riders (similar to what we did in 2013). I will ask if there are any female professionals that could come along in at least one of the categories.
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Miscellaneous / Re: Air to Water Heat Pumps
« Last post by ringi on April 21, 2017, 11:37:46 PM »
In most case they are not worth it if the building is connected to mains gas, or can cheaply be connected to mains gas.   

They come into their own compared to a oil boiler (oil prices change often).  Heap pumps hate being used as “on/off” heating, so need the thermostat to be set, and the heating to be left running all day to get best results.    They also don’t like outputing hot water, and would much rather be outputting warm water – this required UFH or very large radiators and a well insulated building.
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Local Issues / Use of skatepark
« Last post by mabel on April 21, 2017, 07:11:41 PM »
It's a brilliant achievement to raise the money for the skate park, well done to all those involved.  There don't seem to be many girls using the area though.  Perhaps someone would be willing to run a session to teach the girls some skills and encourage them to use it as well?
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Events / Roadworks around Marple - Brabyns Brow [evening of 21 April 2017]
« Last post by admin on April 20, 2017, 06:29:21 PM »
21st April: Brabyns Brow, Marple

Contractors working on behalf of United Utilities will be replacing a manhole frame and cover on Brabyns Brow, Marple at the junction with Arkwright Road. The work is scheduled to take place from 7pm to 10pm on the 21st April 2017 and will require temporary traffic signals.
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