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Local Issues / Re: Vandalism in the park
« Last post by CromwellAvenuePark on October 18, 2016, 12:31:27 PM »
I'd just like to go on record to say thankyou to...

- Those in and around the community and on social media who have supported us since Monday

- Stockport Council who very speedily replaced the damaged equipment

Fingers x'd there's no more issues in our park or others in and around Marple over coming weeks/months
Main Web Site Updates / Re: Friends of Marple Memorial Park
« Last post by Deniseam on October 18, 2016, 12:28:45 PM »
Having read the minutes of the park committee and noticed that you are trying to get the bowling green fenced in, is it worth asking Marple Hall School to talk to their kids about the problems caused by playing on the bowling green.  I have told off kids that were playing football on the bowling green.  They were from Marple Hall as I knew the majority of them by name.  They are trying to promote community action especially amongst their Year Nine kids (the majority of the footballers are now in Year Nine) who will have a graduation ceremony at the end of this school year.

If I see them again on the bowling green I will have no hesitation in contacting the school (I didn't last time as I hoped my comments to them and their friends would deter them) .
Recommended Pubs & Restaurants / Northumberland Arms at Risk!
« Last post by admin on October 18, 2016, 11:07:34 AM »
I've just heard that the Northumberland Arms pub is at risk of closure - I'm told that present landlords Margaret and Geoff are leaving and Robbies are not advertising for new tennants.

There is apparently a petition in the pub to turn it into an asset of community value.

This is a wonderful little pub and would be a sad loss. If you agree, please call in and sign the petition.

Events / Re: Quadruple Donations for Marple Skatepark Again! [18 October 2016]
« Last post by admin on October 18, 2016, 08:53:57 AM »
Just over 1 hour to the launch of Grow Your Tenner 2016 at 10AM today!

It lasts until 5pm on Thursday 17th November or when the match fund runs out (whichever comes first).

Please use this link to quadruple donations to the Skatepark Project:

Key Facts
Start date and time: 10am on Tuesday 18th October 2016. Please note that donations made before 10am will not be matched.

End date and time: 5pm on Thursday the 17th November 2016 or when the match fund runs out (whichever comes first).

Matching conditions: One-time donations made to a charity via Localgiving during the campaign will be matched pound-for-pound by up to £10. Monthly Direct Debit donations set up to a charity on Localgiving during the campaign will be matched by up to £10 a month for the first 3 months. After the 3 month matching period Direct Debit donations will continue, but will no longer be matched. It is the responsibility of the donor to cancel their Direct Debit donation should they wish to do so.

Donations that will not be matched: Donations outside of the supporter and charity limits detailed below will not be matched through this campaign. Please note that we cannot guarantee the length of the campaign and donations will only be matched whilst match funding is available.

Supporter limits: Each supporter may claim up to £10 of match funding via one-time donations per charity they choose to support. This can be via one donation of £10 or more, or several smaller donations that add up to £10 in total. In addition, each supporter may set up one Direct Debit donation to each charity they wish to support through the campaign. No more than one Direct Debit may be set up per individual to each charity. Every supporter may support as many charities as they wish via both one-time and monthly donations and have their donation(s) matched in accordance with these conditions whilst match funding is available. Please see our FAQs for more information.

Charity limits: Each charity may receive up to a maximum of £2,500 of match funding through the campaign: £1,000 from one-time donations and £1,500 from Direct Debit donations matched for 3 months. Donations to the charity will be matched until the limit is hit, the match fund has run out or the campaign has closed.
Local Issues / Re: Refurbishment of Town Centre Benches
« Last post by admin on October 18, 2016, 07:28:06 AM »
More good progress on Town Centre Benches yesterday as we push hard to complete before winter sets in:

Reassembly finished on SVC Lighting and Electrical sponsored bench, final treatment and plaque outstanding:

Second stage strip-down and rebuild on Ardek Ltd sponsored bench:

Started on Munday family sponsored bench on Derby Way:

We have one more signed up to do sponsored by The Carver Theatre, leaving one bench on Market Street that has no sponsor at the moment.
Monthly Events / Re: Task Day in Memorial Park [Last Saturday each month]
« Last post by admin on October 18, 2016, 07:05:17 AM »
Winter is coming, as they say in Game of Thrones, and on Saturday Friends of the Park were working hard to keep the flowerbeds looking good until Remembrance.

Read more about what we did here:

The next scheduled Task Day is Saturday 29 October and we'd be delighted if you can come along for however long you can between 10 am and 2 pm.

Stout footwear and suitable clothing should be worn and bring your own gardening gloves and small hand tools if you have them. Children should be accompanied by a responsible adult.

To learn more about what we do for the park check out our fantastic promotional video created by one of our regular volunteers:

Main Web Site Updates / Re: Friends of Marple Memorial Park
« Last post by admin on October 18, 2016, 06:39:41 AM »
The Friends of Marple Memorial Park web site has been updated with the minutes of the meeting held on 10 October 2016:
Local Issues / Re: Stepping Hill Hospital
« Last post by Melancholyflower on October 17, 2016, 11:18:56 PM »
Ah, I see. The headline is a bit misleading, implying that a quarter of NHS spending in any one year is allocated to the settlement of litigation claims!

What the article actually says is that the NHS has 'set aside' £26.1bn to cover its existing and future liabilities.  We are not told how far into the future they are planning, but this document

...... suggests that the annual cost is around £1 - £1.5 billion.  Still far too much, of course!

Damn right.

Thanks for explaining the article to everyone by the way. What I "actually" meant by my post was, well, what I said!

Of course the annual cost is lower... For now... But if lawyers' fees are quintupling it doesn't take a mathematician to work out that those annual costs are only going to go up. And of course the knock-on effect is far higher, as has been alluded by ROTHERS earlier in this thread... gut instincts from practitioners discounted in favour of hedging bets, less decisiveness means increased diagnostic testing, more appointments, etc etc.
Events / Re: Quiz and Karaoke Night [Friday 25th November 2016]
« Last post by jarvo8 on October 17, 2016, 05:20:30 PM »
Quiz and Karaoke night tomorrow night Friday 25th Nov  Marple Conservative Club NON MEMBERS welcome cheap bar prices from 8-00 pm for more details please message me
Events / Greater Manchester Archaeology Day 2016 [Saturday 26th November]
« Last post by admin on October 17, 2016, 01:21:59 PM »
Greater Manchester Archaeology Day 2016: Saturday 26th November

Peel Hall, The Crescent, University of Salford 9.30 – 16.45, Fee: £10.00

Highlights from a wide range of archaeological projects undertaken in Greater Manchester over the last year.

Topics include:
Battles, Bricks and Bridges – the 2015-16 Community Archaeology award winner, Greater Manchester’s Historic Textile Mills Survey, Pendleton Old Hall: its Archaeology and History, From Dying to Dyeing: Roman and Industrial Archaeology on Owen Street, The Greater Manchester Graffiti Survey: Footprints and Flames, Manchester’s Mythical Castle.

Payments can be made online using the University’s Online Shop
( the event is located at the bottom of the page)

Alternatively please send a cheque for £10, made payable to the University of Salford.

To send cheques or for any inquiries, please contact:

Penny Dargan-Makin
Education and Training Project Officer
Centre for Applied Archaeology
LG21 Peel Building | University of Salford | M5 4WT
0161 295 0145

Closing date: Friday 23rd November 2016
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