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Events / Roadworks around Marple - Marple Rd Offerton [22-23 July 2017]
« Last post by admin on Yesterday at 07:35:40 PM »
22nd – 23rd July: Marple Road, Offerton

Contractors working on behalf of United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a customers’ service on Marple Road, Offerton, between the junctions with Offerton Green and Shearwater Road.

The works will take place from Saturday 22nd July 2017 to Sunday 23rd July 2017 and will require the use of temporary traffic signals between 9.30am and 3.30pm only.
Local Issues / Re: Sorting office Marple
« Last post by andrewbowden on Yesterday at 02:08:15 PM »
That's basically Doddle ( although it's not free.  And they wouldn't need the whole site.  Just a shop.  But to make it work you need a critical mass of customers to pay for the shop.  I used to live near a branch.  It closed down.

Some years ago, someone did try doing parcel pickup from pubs but I don't think that runs any more, probably cos no one used it.

Basically most people get parcels delivered to home, neighbours or workplace.
Main Web Site Updates / Marple Locks Heritage Society web site update
« Last post by admin on Yesterday at 11:45:29 AM »
Most people will probably be aware that Marple Locks Heritage Society was disbanded in 2016.

The society's web site has now been updated with a statement reflecting this and photo archives for 2004, 2005 and 2007 have been moved to the Virtual History Tour, along with those for 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015, which were already there. The Marple Locks Heritage Trail leaflet and the Locks Education Pack produced by the society are still available via the updated society page.

In due course all this information will merged with an updated version of the Virtual Tour of Marple Locks as part of an upgraded Marple Website.

The link for the Locks Society site remains: 
Local Issues / Re: 92-94 Church Lane Development
« Last post by Razzle24 on Yesterday at 08:57:49 AM »
I agree that Marple is in decline. It is no longer the viberant town that it was twenty/thirty years ago. It has become run down and has to many charity shops. The charity shop in the old blockbuster shop looks scruffy!!
If you look at the regeneration of Poynton- in my opinion this has been a success and people travel to go there!! We need to encourage more specialist shops to open up in Marple - encourage the existing shops to open later. The Wednesday half day closing is out of date. Marple has the potential to be a great place that people choose to visit.
Local Issues / Re: Sorting office
« Last post by mikes on Yesterday at 08:34:16 AM »
Somewhere I can pick up internet orders for free regardless of the company that transported them....

+1 ^^^^
Local Issues / Re: NatWest, Marple
« Last post by andrewbowden on July 19, 2017, 10:18:20 PM »
Apropos to nothing, but I can't even see how the NatWest building would even be big enough for a Wetherspoons.  It's too small. 

They don't go for small places.  That's not their style.  The cinema would be the right size.  Or the delivery office maybe.  Not NatWest.
Local Issues / Re: 92-94 Church Lane Development
« Last post by andrewbowden on July 19, 2017, 10:13:41 PM »
yes it is in decline afraid what with Banks  closing and going part time . noticed the ladies knicker shop is closing as well .its not very inviting at the moment Marple

Banks are closing everywhere.  There is nothing unique to Marple on that front.  There is a Lloyds closing soon near Piccadilly bus station but that doesn't mean Manchester city centre is dying.  Just that the business model of banks is changing due to the majority of people preferring to bank online.  I go into a branch once or twice a year.  I dislike branches closing but realistically I don't go in them.
Local Issues / Re: NatWest, Marple
« Last post by andrewbowden on July 19, 2017, 10:05:22 PM »
I find it very strange that no "For Sale" or "To Let" sign has gone up which makes me think it's new role has already been decided, probably the way we find out will be when either the licensing application is made or planning permission is requested for an external signy.

This is not unusual at all.  Such things are done online these days, and many properties never get a sign.  Indeed I had my previous house on the market last year for several months and the agent never put a sign up.

Secondly NatWest are likely to be closing several branches nationwide at once so disposals would likely go through a single agent who may not even have been appointed yet.  Or they may even just sit on it until a lease runs out.
Local Issues / Re: Sorting office
« Last post by ringi on July 19, 2017, 09:59:18 PM »
Somewhere I can pick up internet orders for free regardless of the company that transported them....
Local Issues / Re: NatWest, Marple
« Last post by Condate on July 19, 2017, 09:58:51 PM »
Then we might get our town back - like Marple Bridge for instance who have a great night life.

This does rather presuppose that people want a 'night life' whatever that means. Personally, once I get home from work, that's it for the night. I can lock the door and stay indoors or in the garden. However, I know some people are different. There do seem to be a lot of eateries and pubs at the moment, so I'm not sure what more people want.
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