I know i am biased as i am helping to run the Save the jolly campain but i dont see how u can say that it is the worst building in Marple!
Yes, it needs a new coat of paint because it does look really bad at the moment, but it actually has a really attractive stone frontage which would look great and really inkeeping with the area if it was renovated. We dont want to go knocking down old buildings just becasue theyve not been looked after for a few years and are a bit dirty, do we?
THe "save the jolly campain" was started becasue we saw the Jolly Sailor as the ideal building to inspire community involvment through the use of its spaces to promote Marple as an interesting, inculsive, inspiring place to live. People want to see a building/spaces which are used in service of the local commuity so that we can reduce crime, keep out streets clean and have somwhere to base local volunteer groups as well as provide us with quality entertainment suitable for familys/young/older people. People also want to see a dedicated heratage/tourist promotion center to benifit our community economically and help us feel proud about where we live and preserve out cultural heratige.
The "save the jolly sailor" campain has cleaned up the car park at the back of the jolly and this involved serveral young/older people who had never taken part in any kind of community involvment before and are now inspired to do more!
Also, if the carpark dissapears then we can expect the shops at the bottom of Marple to dissapear soon after, how do you think things in that area of Marple will look then? Plus then there is the trasffic problems that extra cars parking in the street may cause, many residents on station road allready think there is a parking problem. This development is not going to make things any better!