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 on: Today at 05:10:12 PM 
Started by rosehill7 - Last post by amazon
Competition and Markets Authority case CMA clearance decision....

28 November 2014: The CMA has cleared the anticipated acquisition by Asda Stores Limited of 5 grocery stores and 3 petrol filling stations from Co-operative Group Limited. The full text of the decision will be available shortly.
https://www.gov.uk/cma-cases/asda-stores-limited-co-operative-group-limited-5-stores

Great roll on February .or even sooner .

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 on: Today at 04:01:18 PM 
Started by rosehill7 - Last post by curlywurly
Competition and Markets Authority case CMA clearance decision....

28 November 2014: The CMA has cleared the anticipated acquisition by Asda Stores Limited of 5 grocery stores and 3 petrol filling stations from Co-operative Group Limited. The full text of the decision will be available shortly.
https://www.gov.uk/cma-cases/asda-stores-limited-co-operative-group-limited-5-stores

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 on: Today at 02:20:53 PM 
Started by alan@romiley - Last post by Duke Fame
No, no it won't. At least, not in large enough numbers to actually make a difference. This is the fallacy with most of these types of initiatives, including the Vehicle Duty that this scheme is based off.

If they wanted to encourage the use of lower emission cars, or public transport, then the answer is simple, put parking rates up to £20 per hour, and increase parking fines to £500. It would work, but it'll never happen. Instead, they introduce schemes like this so that they can say they are doing something, without actually having to make the hard decision about doing something that might make a difference.


Yep, that's exactly what we want, put up parking so that the town centre is a bigger ghost town than it already is. How about putting parking charges down to zero and encourage people to shop locally in the independent shops rather than tootle off to the Trafford centre to buy identikit tat.

How about we do nothing and car buyers would do the logical thing and buy low emission cars as they become economically viable.

Encouraging people to ditch their standard car is environmentally damaging as the production process causes the equivalent of 7 years emissions so those who believe they are doing their bit in buying an LEL are just adding to the problem. The most environmentally aware should hold their cars for as long as possible but ensure it's serviced regularly to ensure efficient performance  


Why is it nonsense, rather than just attack those behind the scheme explain your views. To me it seems a good idea as part of a wider package.

I refer you to the above. Why not sack the parking team, allow free parking and see the increased footfall in Stockport generate business income?

Win win win  long run lowering for council tax

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 on: Today at 01:03:09 PM 
Started by Chi Energy - Last post by Chi Energy
Tai Chi exercises regulate all systems within the body, improving digestion, respiration and circulation.
The low-impact nature of the routines improves the condition of bones, joints, muscles and tendons encourage body balance, flexibility and co-ordination.
The Chen Style Tai Chi is suitable for people of all ages and levels of physical fitness. The movements can be performed slowly and gently for health and relaxation, or faster and more powerfully for fitness and self-defence applications.

Location:   Marple Senior Citizens Centre, Marple SK6 6BA. 1pm every Saturday
Fees:      The tuition fee for the classes is £5.00 per session for pay as you train. Taster session is £3.
Booking:   Booking is advised for the popular classes; however turning up on the day is also welcome.
                Please email darrenchantaichi@hotmail.com or call Darren on 07508363566 to book.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chienergy.uk
Clothing:   Please turn up with loose comfortable clothes and indoor shoes for the classes.

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 on: Today at 09:30:17 AM 
Started by alan@romiley - Last post by wheels
What utter nonsense, why not sack the fool who came up with this and use the money to build car parking for the old town?

Why is it nonsense, rather than just attack those behind the scheme explain your views. To me it seems a good idea as part of a wider package.

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 on: Today at 08:10:26 AM 
Started by alan@romiley - Last post by marpleexile
and will encourage others to purchase environmentally- friendly vehicles.

No, no it won't. At least, not in large enough numbers to actually make a difference. This is the fallacy with most of these types of initiatives, including the Vehicle Duty that this scheme is based off.

If they wanted to encourage the use of lower emission cars, or public transport, then the answer is simple, put parking rates up to £20 per hour, and increase parking fines to £500. It would work, but it'll never happen. Instead, they introduce schemes like this so that they can say they are doing something, without actually having to make the hard decision about doing something that might make a difference.

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 on: Yesterday at 08:12:45 PM 
Started by alan@romiley - Last post by Cyberman
Interesting post - thanks. Stockport is poor for air quality - see map here http://www.gmtu.gov.uk/gam_maps/. Anything which encourages people to choose a low emissions car is good, although I suspect Stockport's problem is the A6 carrying slow-moving buses and HGVs.

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 on: Yesterday at 06:45:42 PM 
Started by alan@romiley - Last post by tigerman
Thank you for posting this news. It can't be well known but I will certainly take advantage as I drive a low-emissions car. It will encourage me to shop in Stockport thus supporting the town centre retailers and will encourage others to purchase environmentally- friendly vehicles.

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 on: Yesterday at 01:49:56 PM 
Started by Loobylou - Last post by admin
I'm delighted to report that following the launch of his new book "A Man of Insignificance" on 23rd November 2014 local author K.C. Dowling has chosen to support Friends of Marple Memorial Park by donating a share of the proceeds from its sale. Friends of the Park will receive a portion of the royalties from both direct local sales and Internet sales.

Initially we propose to put any funds received toward the Marple Skatepark Development Project Community Funding but any longer term income from sales may be used to support other projects in the park too.

More details about this, including ways of purchasing your copy, can be found on the Friends of the Park web site:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/our-projects/skate-park-improvements/a-man-of-insignificance.html

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 on: Yesterday at 11:08:50 AM 
Started by barndoor - Last post by amazon
Yes, it's sad news.  Looks like the landlord noticed that Marple Bridge has become the place to go for eating and drinking, and got a bit too greedy.   Sad

Reopening shortly notice on window this morning .someone called richard .what as I don't know .

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