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Whilst I am probably in agreement with everything that Admin has said, unless I am mistaken, I am disappointed that the relevant proposals only appear to refer to the Memorial Park and not all parks.

The Council’s  lack of interest in maintaining Etherow Country Park is easily demonstrated by viewing the Information Board close to the Brabyns Park car park.  It shows the way to the Aqueduct but not to Etherow Country Park. Why not.

When Stockport took control from the original Compstall Council their plan was to fill in the Sailing and Fishing Lake and turn it into a housing estate.  Only local pressure prevented this.  With the Council’s acceptance that Etherow Country Park is slowly becoming derelict it is difficult not to suspect that is their plan now.  Why else would they ignore the fallen trees etc, most of which could be cleared by volunteers. Generally the Council refuses the volunteers permission to use anything much more than a pair of secateurs and a spade.

While Stockport MBC only thinks in terms of pounds, without any idea of how to make Stockport a place that people would like to live in and visit, there is little point in trying to help them with their plans.

Our local Councillors, and other interested bodies, should be pressing for more sensible use of our Council Tax payments, not simply accepting the Council’s only ideas of reducing the very little benefit we get from paying them.
Well said indeed !
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Whilst I am probably in agreement with everything that Admin has said, unless I am mistaken, I am disappointed that the relevant proposals only appear to refer to the Memorial Park and not all parks.

As far as I understand it the proposals relate to all Stockport Parks.

My own comments are occasionally general but mainly refer to Marple Memorial Park. That is because this is what I know about and being a organiser / member of the Friends group, it's my main concern. However, I would expect other Friends groups to have done the same and provided comments in relation to their own parks. All Friends groups registered with the Stockport Greenspace Forum were notified of the consultation and I hope that they were as vocal as I was about their own patches.
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Whilst I am probably in agreement with everything that Admin has said, unless I am mistaken, I am disappointed that the relevant proposals only appear to refer to the Memorial Park and not all parks.

The Council’s  lack of interest in maintaining Etherow Country Park is easily demonstrated by viewing the Information Board close to the Brabyns Park car park.  It shows the way to the Aqueduct but not to Etherow Country Park. Why not.

When Stockport took control from the original Compstall Council their plan was to fill in the Sailing and Fishing Lake and turn it into a housing estate.  Only local pressure prevented this.  With the Council’s acceptance that Etherow Country Park is slowly becoming derelict it is difficult not to suspect that is their plan now.  Why else would they ignore the fallen trees etc, most of which could be cleared by volunteers. Generally the Council refuses the volunteers permission to use anything much more than a pair of secateurs and a spade.

While Stockport MBC only thinks in terms of pounds, without any idea of how to make Stockport a place that people would like to live in and visit, there is little point in trying to help them with their plans.

Our local Councillors, and other interested bodies, should be pressing for more sensible use of our Council Tax payments, not simply accepting the Council’s only ideas of reducing the very little benefit we get from paying them.

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Monthly Events / Re: Marple and District Women's Institute Monthly Meetings
« Last post by admin on January 21, 2019, 06:40:11 AM »
Marple and District WI Programme for 2019

Marple and District WI meet at 7.30 pm for an 8.00 pm start on the third Wednesday of the month (except August) at Hawk Green Cricket Club.

16 JANUARY: Blood Bikes Manchester - Local Charity
20 FEBRUARY: Lesley Bull - Venetian Carnival – masks, costume, art, history
20 MARCH: Ruth Thomson - Women’s work in World War 2
17 APRIL: Anne Wallace OBE - Local Community Business
15 MAY: Penny Dean OBE - Living with Dwarfism
19 JUNE: Elizabeth Hunt - Jewellery – Lost Wax Casting
17 JULY: Sam’s Scales ‘n’ Tails - Animals
21 AUGUST: No meeting
18 SEPTEMBER: Alan Salt - Hartington Creamery
16 OCTOBER: Kate Perry - Winter Hanging Baskets
20 NOVEMBER: Annual Meeting - Christmas Crafts
18 DECEMBER: Christmas Social - TBC

For more information take a look at the Marple and District WI Community page on the Marple Website.

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Weekly Events / Re: Street food vending from around the world in January Marple
« Last post by wheels on January 20, 2019, 02:46:08 AM »
Yes take your own i do

Thanks Amazon.
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Weekly Events / Re: Street food vending from around the world in January Marple
« Last post by amazon on January 19, 2019, 08:19:07 PM »
I've been to several of these evenings and the food is great no doubt about that, but I hate eating out of cardboard boxes with plastic knives and forks. Does the pub have a dishwasher and could provide plates alternatively is is ok to bring our own?
Yes take your own i do
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Weekly Events / Re: Street food vending from around the world in January Marple
« Last post by wheels on January 19, 2019, 06:16:35 PM »
I've been to several of these evenings and the food is great no doubt about that, but I hate eating out of cardboard boxes with plastic knives and forks. Does the pub have a dishwasher and could provide plates alternatively is is ok to bring our own?
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Weekly Events / Re: Street food vending from around the world in January Marple
« Last post by jarvo8 on January 19, 2019, 04:05:52 PM »
Hi there are a variety of different vendors each week one turns up, I have put the menu for Thurs 24th and will each week thanks
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Weekly Events / Re: Street food vending from around the world in January Marple
« Last post by jarvo8 on January 19, 2019, 04:04:34 PM »
Hi we hold every Thursday evening Street food vending at the Northumberland Arms in Marple Bridge 64 Compstall Rd, we have a variety of vendors selling foods from around the world  one of which turns up on the night. Also on one Friday in the month starting 8th March we have a foodie Friday with 4 vendors turning out, It has proved to be very popular and a busy evening, We also sell a good selection of real ales and lagers , and a great selection of Gins and cocktails . The menu for this Thursday 24th Jan is below in the picture added.

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Local Issues / Re: area comitee meetings webcast
« Last post by amazon on January 18, 2019, 08:25:25 PM »
They are all scheduled in the usual thread @amazon and on the Community Calendar. The next one is Wednesday 30 January.

See here: http://www.marple-uk.com/smf/index.php?topic=207.0
Thanks admin now down on my calendar for the year .
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