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 on: Today at 09:10:41 PM 
Started by Barbara - Last post by admin
We now have an official update from the Scouts:

Brabyns Bonfire & Firework Display
Date: Saturday 8th November 2014
Venue:  Brabyns Park Marple
Time: Bonfire 7pm   Fireworks 7.30pm
Ticket Prices:
In Advance: Adult £3  Children (5-15) £2
On the Gate: Adult £5  Children (5-15) £3

Tickets from:  Hollins of Marple, Hollins Lane, Marple.
                          The Post Office, Town Street, Marple Bridge.
                          Scout & Guide HQ's from Leaders.

Additional info:  Sorry we are unable to collect wood for the bonfire.
                               Limit parking in the close area - allow time to park and walk.
                                No private fireworks or sparklers for safety reasons.

 on: Today at 11:28:18 AM 
Started by Duke Fame - Last post by Duke Fame
It's back, kill your speed and all that

 on: Today at 11:06:54 AM 
Started by wheels - Last post by wheels
The Labour party in Stockport are horrendous. I was speaking to one from Reddish who was telling me how terrible the retail offer is in Stockport Town centre and something must be done. I agreed and suggested a meeting with Iain Roberts (who's not too bright but his heart is in the right place) and her response was "No" she will not speak with Lib Dems.

Too many little local authority councilors trying to climb the greasy pole of politics rather than actually wanting to do right by those who vote for them.

Well as there is only one female councillor in Reddish thats intetresting.

 on: Today at 10:28:24 AM 
Started by simpleton - Last post by chris
Just a reminder regarding the fund raising event as shown below for some very well deserving charities that stand to benefit from the monies that come from this event this will give charities a BIG THAN YOU for all they have done for Archie

If you would like to come along there are still a few tickets left for the day 

On the 25th October at Disley Amalgamated Club, we are holding a charity fundraiser for our 9 month old little boy Archie, who at 4 months old was diagnosed with a rare liver cancer hepaptoblastoma .. We would like it to be a magical and exciting day for all and in the process raise some money for our chosen charities that have helped and supported us throughout Archie’s journey (Macmillan, Sick Children’s Trust, Little Livers and Rainbow Trust /Clic Sargent.)

 on: Today at 09:06:10 AM 
Started by JJJA19 - Last post by JJJA19
have you heard they are to be converted into houses/flats ? any info appreciated

 on: Today at 06:49:59 AM 
Started by admin - Last post by admin
The Marple Memorial Park Skatepark Development Project page on the Friends of the Park web site has been updated with the latest news, which for convenience is also repeated below.

Skatepark Project Update 20 October 2014

Three calendar months have passed since the Marple Skatepark Project Team met with Skatepark Users and the council to score the three Skatepark design tenders received on 13 June. There was a very strong winner of the user group scoring process followed at the meeting on 17 July and this was also reflected in the consultation with users and the public at Marple Carnival on Saturday 21 June 2014. The remainder of the scoring process was concluded with Stockport Council on 28 July with the same tenderer being a clear winner on all fronts.

Since then we've been waiting for Stockport Council to complete their approval process so that we can start talking to the chosen tenderer, tweak his designs and get them ready for planning permission – the intent being that once we have planning permission we would submit a landfill trust grant application to try and win the balance of the money that we need to complete the project.

Unfortunately, at the moment Stockport Council seem unable to bring the approval process to a conclusion. The reason given for this is that the chosen tenderer is a relatively new company and therefore the council are seeking a parent company guarantee. This is not unusual but the council appears to be struggling to reach an agreement on it. It’s hard for us to understand why that would be as the chosen company is currently working on or recently completed seven other skateparks for six different local authorities across the country.

On 24 September we met with Ian Walmsley - the council's Greenspace Manager - and Councillor Martin Candler. Cllr Candler is Executive Member for Communities and Sustainability, which includes responsibility for all Stockport Parks and Green Spaces. It was explained that the delays are having a severe impact on the momentum of the project and we are very concerned about what we will have to do if this matter is not resolved soon in a way that allows us to move on with our plans. Cllr Candler agreed to investigate the issues and see if he can help to resolve them.

As we currently understand it, the council’s procurement and legal service providers are working to resolve the matter but we have no details of what the issues are and have been unable to obtain any indication of how much longer it will take.

We’ve held off making a formal update about the situation until now because we expected it to be resolved within a few weeks but are now in despair at the momentum that has been lost on the project and embarrassed at the delays.

We notified Skatepark Users who took part in the scoring process at the beginning of October and now feel it’s essential to tell other people taking an interest in the project what is happening too. We continue hoping that this issue will be resolved satisfactorily, allowing us to engage with the chosen contractor and move the project forward soon.

We will provide further updates when we have more news.

 on: Yesterday at 10:27:12 PM 
Started by gazwhite - Last post by Lily
'Gutted' - like their fish.

 on: Yesterday at 09:41:53 PM 
Started by gazwhite - Last post by Harry
That's a shame. Their food is excellent.

 on: Yesterday at 08:49:32 PM 
Started by gazwhite - Last post by gazwhite

Decided not to stay?

 on: Yesterday at 08:16:42 PM 
Started by Salex - Last post by amazon
Trip Ad visors "Independent Reviews." Dave's right with his ....'pinch of salt."

Any newspaper that uses trip ad visor as some kind of barometer can't have much discernment. It is a list that I will be ignoring.

Ive used hotels that trip advisers re comended and they have been fine .empire llandudno .

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