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Local Issues / Re: Marple Rocks!
« Last post by the rover on October 18, 2017, 03:37:26 PM »
Bit like Geocaching.
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Local Issues / Re: Boundary Commission Proposals
« Last post by Dave on October 18, 2017, 02:28:21 PM »
The Boundary Commission has been reviewing the comments on its initial proposals, and has now embarked on a second round of consultation. See https://www.bce2018.org.uk/node/6487?postcode=SK69BT

It seems that some proposals which were in the first round have been revised in the light of comments received, but ours remains as it was - and just as crazy, IMHO.   ::)

Hyde is within the existing constituency of Stalybridge and Hyde, which is, of course, a very safe Labour seat.  In combining Marple and Romiley with Hyde, in the new constituency of Marple and Hyde, I suspect it could well be a Labour win. Back in June, Labour won a whacking 57% of the vote in Stalybridge and Hyde, and here in Hazel Grove, Labour came third but still got a very respectable 20% of the vote.

If I were Willie Wragg I think I'd be worried!
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Local Issues / Re: Post Office Marple
« Last post by andrewbowden on October 18, 2017, 01:32:40 PM »
We will see .

We will.  But I really wouldn't get your hopes up.  The evidence really doesn't suggest you will be rewarded.
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Local Issues / Re: Post Office Marple
« Last post by amazon on October 18, 2017, 10:31:20 AM »
It may be standard in Hadfield (although given the close proximity of Glossop delivery office, it makes little sense to me) but it is certainly not standard within Royal Mail.  The standard policy is to charge a fee for Post Office pickup.

Remember post offices and Royal Mail are separate organisations.  Post offices aren't generally run by the Post Office.  They are franchises.  Would a Post Office do such a service out of their heart?  Unlikely.  Would Royal Mail be willing to pay?  Well given the whole move to close Marple delivery office is to save money...
We will see .
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Local Issues / Re: Post Office Marple
« Last post by andrewbowden on October 18, 2017, 09:32:24 AM »
In 2015 Blackpool and Poulton-le-fylde delivery offices merged.

They merged on an industrial park, in an out of the way location.  Sounds familiar?

This is the page Royal Mail put on their website detailing the move and the impact it would have on their customers.
https://www.royalmailgroup.com/blackpool-and-poulton-le-fylde-delivery-offices-move

Of specific interest, the final three paragraphs.

Royal Mail makes every effort to deliver mail to customers first time. Customers do not need to travel to the new delivery office. Royal Mail can arrange a re-delivery free of charge on a day that is convenient for customers, which includes Saturdays. This service can be arranged by calling the number on the card we leave or by visiting our website at www.royalmail.com

We can also deliver items to a different address within the same postcode area. Items can also be left with a neighbour or designated neighbour** if customers are not at home when we attempt delivery.

Alternatively, for those customers who wish to collect their undelivered mail, the proposal is to relocate the enquiry office to the new site, where dedicated customer parking is available.
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Local Issues / Re: Post Office Marple
« Last post by andrewbowden on October 18, 2017, 08:02:20 AM »
My sister lives in Hadfield, and any missed deliveries are collected from the Hadfield post office, for free. No special arrangement, seemingly standard practise.

It may be standard in Hadfield (although given the close proximity of Glossop delivery office, it makes little sense to me) but it is certainly not standard within Royal Mail.  The standard policy is to charge a fee for Post Office pickup.

Remember post offices and Royal Mail are separate organisations.  Post offices aren't generally run by the Post Office.  They are franchises.  Would a Post Office do such a service out of their heart?  Unlikely.  Would Royal Mail be willing to pay?  Well given the whole move to close Marple delivery office is to save money...
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Local Issues / Marple Rocks!
« Last post by admin on October 18, 2017, 07:00:01 AM »
Marple Rocks!

For those not in the know yet, a little craze is sweeping the nation where people leave painted rocks hidden in public places.

The idea is to decorate pebbles and hide them in parks, beaches, town centres... or anywhere else. if you find one, you take a photo, post it to a Facebook group and then hide it nearby for the next person to find, perhaps posting clues to where it can be found. Apparently there are loads being discovered in Memorial Park amongst other places locally.

It seems a great way to get kids and adults out and about in the fresh air.

If you spot any painted rocks around Marple and you don't want to take part, please just leave them where you find them, don't take them away.

If you want to play, search for "Marple Rocks" on FB and join the group.

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Events / Silken Treasures: Annual Exhibition by Silk 'n' Threads [23 Oct to 4 Nov 2017]
« Last post by admin on October 18, 2017, 06:35:25 AM »
Posted on behalf of Silk 'n' Threads Community Group:

Silken Treasures: Annual Exhibition by Silk 'n' Threads - 23 October to 4 November in Marple Library

An exhibition of silk paintings, textile art, silk scarves, handmade cards and decorative items.

Quote from: Silk 'n' Threads
We are almost ready to hang our annual exhibition this year and would love to see you. We feel the diversity of this year's exhibits are probably the best we have presented.

We are locally known for the affordable silk scarves that members create each year in a range of silk fabrics and techniques.

There will always be a member present who can answer your questions about processes used if you would like to enquire.

We look forward to seeing you.

Open Library hours.

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Local Issues / Re: Post Office Marple
« Last post by marpleexile on October 18, 2017, 06:27:31 AM »
As I pointed out below, Royal Mail have a scheme for picking up orders from online retailers for free, from Post Offices.  That's an offer that is competing with Hermes etal.  It's an offer with imprest.

Setting up the ability for Marple residents to collect missed deliveries for free from a local post office... an offer totally unique to Marple...  Well it isn't.

My sister lives in Hadfield, and any missed deliveries are collected from the Hadfield post office, for free. No special arrangement, seemingly standard practise.
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Events / High Lane Charity Christmas Craft and Gift Fair [9 December 2017]
« Last post by admin on October 18, 2017, 06:23:59 AM »
High Lane, Stockport - On Saturday 9th December 2017:
The new charity Youth Development Africa is hosting a Charity Christmas Craft and Gift Fair to support a new and exciting capital project at Model School in The Gambia.

Model School is a small primary school in Serrakunda in The Gambia.  Currently, the school does not have a library.  The room's ceiling leaks and it is dilapidated and worn.  The few books that the school has managed to accumulate have been damaged by the condition of the building.  It is not a space that is safe or welcoming for students to nurture a love of reading and literature.

This project aims to create a fully functioning library, with at least 3 walls of shelving filled with books, for Model School.  This room will have electricity and will be secured by a locking door and windows.  The roof will be replaced and will be watertight to protect the new books.  Comfortable reading spaces will be created for children to relax and enjoy the books.

Youth Development Africa  is organising a Christmas Craft and Gift Fair to raise money for this project.  This event will be held at High Lane Village Hall (Windlehurst Rd, High Lane, Stockport SK6 8AB) on Saturday 9th December 2017, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.  There is free entrance for the public and there will be entertainment, food, raffles, crafts, gifts and more.   There will be face painting and craft activities for the children and a cafĂ© provided by the High Lane Scouts. The High Lane Charity Christmas Craft and Gift Fair will be hosting a wide range of talented vendors offering a wide range of unique Christmas gifts.

About Youth Development Africa
Youth Development Africa is a grass-roots organisation that helps educational development projects in Africa.  Youth Development Africa is a new, emerging charity that was formed in August 2017.  It was formed by Elicia Gardner, Daniel Slipper and Michael in response to the need in The Gambian education system.  Youth Development Africa manages the school sponsorship of over fifty Gambian children and youth, from Nursery 1 to University.  It also oversees capital development projects at schools in The Gambia.

Contact
To learn more about this project, please contact Elicia Gardner eliciagardner@gmail.com 07868555963

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