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Events / Friends of Mellor Parish Centre AGM [16 January 2017]
« Last post by FoMPC on January 13, 2017, 01:01:24 PM »
AGM at 7.30 pm followed by refreshments and at 8.15 pm, a talk based on a foreign bike tour (!)by Desmond Winterbone.
Find out more - all welcome to the (free) meeting at Mellor Parish Centre, Church Road, Mellor, SK6 6LX
FoMPC fundraise all year to help maintain this community resource which is used by lots of different groups and is available for hire for meetings, conferences etc.
Details from Mellor Parish Centre 0161 484 5079
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Events / Friends of Mellor Parish Centre Quiz Night & Hotpot Supper [11 February 2017]
« Last post by FoMPC on January 13, 2017, 12:51:03 PM »
Bring your own gang of four or join a team on the night for this popular quiz.
7.30pm; Saturday Feb 11th at the Mellor Parish Centre, Church Road, Mellor, SK6 5LX
Tickets £10 per person includes homemade hotpot supper and team prizes
tickets bookable via Mellor Parish Centre (0161 484 5079) or A Stead (0161 427 1035)

All proceeds go towards the maintenance of this community resource which is used by many local groups for concerts, meetings, conferences etc. All welcome.
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Local Issues / Re: Tram train and transport in Marple and Stockport
« Last post by rsh on January 13, 2017, 09:35:59 AM »
whilst running under Piccadilly is desirable, its awfully  expensive. whilst there is disused land and these include old sidings, why not make use of this rather than expensive tunnelling.
Have you used the existing Metrolink under Piccadilly? It runs through a former goods basement, no tunnelling needed. Marple tram-train would likely connect into this.

Considering the amount of tram extensions they've completed TfGM seem to be fairly competent compared to most other local transport authorities. The problem has always been lack of funding and lack of powers. And seemingly forgetting about the south-east corner of the conurbation, or thinking we won't mind waiting…
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Local Issues / Re: Tram train and transport in Marple and Stockport
« Last post by Duke Fame on January 12, 2017, 08:02:38 PM »
In my experience of tfgm, they seem far more concerned about protecting their rather good pensions than providing viable transport solutions for us.

yes, it seems its an organisation design to rinse as much taxpayers money for its employees rather than provide a good service.
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Events / Canal & River Trust Open Day [21 January 2017]
« Last post by admin on January 12, 2017, 07:11:55 AM »
Marple Top Lock 16: 21st January - 10am - 4pm

The open days offer a rare and exciting 'behind the scenes' look at the work required to maintain your 200 year old canal. Come find out about the history and stories that made Marple, including the exciting launch of previously unseen archived items, courtesy of the Reveaing Oldknow's Legacy project.

What's on offer:
• Speak to our experts as you enter the drained lock chamber.
• Promenade performance with guests from the past.
• Family friendly craft activity.
• View children's artwork inspired by the building of the locks.
• With more to see and do at the Marple Services club.
• Find out about more about volunteering.

As a taster some photos of Lock 14 having new gates fitted taken by Arthur Procter have been added to the Canals album on the Virtual History Tour:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-32





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Miscellaneous / Re: Children's Optician
« Last post by Razzle24 on January 11, 2017, 01:39:04 PM »
you don't have to pay for glasses for Children.  You get an NHS voucher.  If your child wants designer glasses/more expensive ones then you have to contribute as the voucher will only cover a certain amount.
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What a pity they had to go and choose a silly out of area name for the new estate on Hibbert Lane. Something around "The Willows" would be more suitable/in keeping with the site (and less snobby). 
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Miscellaneous / Re: Children's Optician
« Last post by My login is Henrietta on January 11, 2017, 12:13:13 PM »
I would get your glasses from spec savers - with them being children they will be cheaper to replace if they loose them ;)
I was appalled to see that you have to pay for children's specs these days.I'm sure you didn't used to do.
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Miscellaneous / Re: German Shepherd found
« Last post by My login is Henrietta on January 11, 2017, 12:10:37 PM »
German Shepherd found this morning wandering loose on Strines Road. I have dropped the dog at the vets in Marple, Hibbert Lane for safety

Thanks
Does anyone know if the dog has been claimed?
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Local Issues / Re: Tram train and transport in Marple and Stockport
« Last post by jimblob on January 11, 2017, 09:27:10 AM »
In my experience of tfgm, they seem far more concerned about protecting their rather good pensions than providing viable transport solutions for us.
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