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marpleexile
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« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2012, 08:06:31 PM »

I don't think that the threat to the baths is a rumour. The baths are the oldest public swimming pool in the borough and as such take far more maintenance than the newer pools. Also the baths is only 25 yards long so isn't really suitable for competitive swimmers at county level and above, and does not have a modern teaching pool for beginners.
SMBC have already stated that the pool is running at a loss, and was at one time on a list of facilities that could close. This was very successfully fought by the local swimming club.
In these financial times the pool is under threat, any changes to the infrastructure around the pool that affects the number of visitors could well affect the viability of the pool.

Victor, you're almost certainly correct that the Pool is under threat of closure, for the reasons stated. However, they are completely unrelated to any supermarket development, and any changes to the junction layout. The car park holds, what 8 to 10 cars, and there are 3 or 4 spaces out front. Every time I try to park in that area of Marple (visits to the Dentist & Post Office mainly) they are always full. Loosing some, or all, of those spaces will make no difference to the viability of the Pool.
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Victor M
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« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2012, 08:16:02 PM »

14 car parking places being lost would equate to about 50 visits per day to the pool, if half of those people went elsewhere then that would equate to 300+ users per week. That would certainly have an impact on the pools viability. Also loss of the places outside the pool would mean that parents wouldn't be able to stop and drop their children off easily, which would probably mean a fair number of those would go elsewhere as well. It wouldn't be the only factor but it could be the straw that broke the camels back.
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« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2012, 08:55:52 PM »

Victor M don't worry the Baths will never close !  So ASDA ( we know you follow this thread) we are one step ahead so you had better think again,that's  if your thoughts were that of Tesco who met with college staff around May 2011 and informed them that a roundabout would be where the swimming baths now stand.  !  You have had one gifted facility you will not have another ! MARPLE councillors ! (we also know you read this site with interest)  you must also take on board this issue and fight for what is right and proper.
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« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2012, 09:17:19 PM »

14 car parking places being lost would equate to about 50 visits per day to the pool, if half of those people went elsewhere then that would equate to 300+ users per week. That would certainly have an impact on the pools viability. Also loss of the places outside the pool would mean that parents wouldn't be able to stop and drop their children off easily, which would probably mean a fair number of those would go elsewhere as well. It wouldn't be the only factor but it could be the straw that broke the camels back.
Very few people using the pool use the car park, and those who do can often walk to & from the car park across the road. As said befor, the car parks will be empty as the centre of town will be dead
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« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2012, 01:35:36 PM »

Has nobody else who is commenting on this subject not noticed that the baths have just had Solar Panels installed all over the rear roof, I don't think that SMBC would waste that money if the baths were going to be demolised, then again this is SMBC we are talking about!

Besides the small car park did you know that you can also park in the parking area right at the back of the baths building, the permit parking does not start until near to the steps at the car park end of the baths.
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« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2012, 01:58:15 PM »

Has nobody else who is commenting on this subject not noticed that the baths have just had Solar Panels installed all over the rear roof, I don't think that SMBC would waste that money if the baths were going to be demolised, then again this is SMBC we are talking about!

Besides the small car park did you know that you can also park in the parking area right at the back of the baths building, the permit parking does not start until near to the steps at the car park end of the baths.

Solar panels on a lot of the blocks of flats they have have a Run round Overton loads of the roofs round that area . Could be a deal they have going .
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« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2012, 03:23:36 PM »

I know that SMBC have been installing Solar Panels on some council houses/bungalows and are going to observe the bills over a year to see if there is enough of a saving to make it worth while installing them on all council houses/bungalows in Marple. Some have been installed on Edwards Way & Carver Road and probably some other council houses in areas in Marple that I don't visit.
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« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2012, 04:04:30 PM »

I know that SMBC have been installing Solar Panels on some council houses/bungalows and are going to observe the bills over a year to see if there is enough of a saving to make it worth while installing them on all council houses/bungalows in Marple. Some have been installed on Edwards Way & Carver Road and probably some other council houses in areas in Marple that I don't visit.

Jeez, so you get a house given for nowt and free heating. We wonder why nobody bothers working anymore!
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« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2012, 09:26:13 AM »

I know that SMBC have been installing Solar Panels on some council houses/bungalows and are going to observe the bills over a year to see if there is enough of a saving to make it worth while installing them on all council houses/bungalows in Marple. Some have been installed on Edwards Way & Carver Road and probably some other council houses in areas in Marple that I don't visit.

Jeez, so you get a house given for nowt and free heating. We wonder why nobody bothers working anymore!

Duke Fame, tha caring sharing face of conservatism  Grin
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« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2012, 01:25:38 PM »

Jeez, so you get a house given for nowt and free heating. We wonder why nobody bothers working anymore!

This is quite offensive, as well as a 'chav' comment on another post. Sounds like a Daily mail type of mindset.

Lots of people in council houses work actually. Lots of people were given them in the 1950s when it was quite acceptable and at one time 1/3 of the population lived in them.

They aren't 'given for nowt', people pay rent. Many vunerable groups such as people with disabilities are housed in them and unable to work.

Comments like the above fuel the idea that those against the Supermarket are merely snobs and shouldn't be acceptable on this website.
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« Reply #25 on: March 04, 2012, 02:28:20 PM »

Jeez, so you get a house given for nowt and free heating. We wonder why nobody bothers working anymore!

This is quite offensive, as well as a 'chav' comment on another post. Sounds like a Daily mail type of mindset.

Lots of people in council houses work actually. Lots of people were given them in the 1950s when it was quite acceptable and at one time 1/3 of the population lived in them.

They aren't 'given for nowt', people pay rent. Many vunerable groups such as people with disabilities are housed in them and unable to work.

Comments like the above fuel the idea that those against the Supermarket are merely snobs and shouldn't be acceptable on this website.


There are some who get their housing paid for. I support social housing for those genuinely unable to participate in the economy, everyone else should pay market rate for their rent and their heating.
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« Reply #26 on: March 04, 2012, 06:52:54 PM »

Jeez, so you get a house given for nowt and free heating. We wonder why nobody bothers working anymore!

This is quite offensive, as well as a 'chav' comment on another post. Sounds like a Daily mail type of mindset.

Lots of people in council houses work actually. Lots of people were given them in the 1950s when it was quite acceptable and at one time 1/3 of the population lived in them.

They aren't 'given for nowt', people pay rent. Many vunerable groups such as people with disabilities are housed in them and unable to work.

Comments like the above fuel the idea that those against the Supermarket are merely snobs and shouldn't be acceptable on this website.
JMC,The above comments are Dukes and are not typical of MIA supporters.Many people who live in social housing do not want an Asda at the bottom of their garden or in front of their property.The housing around the site on Hibbert Lane is mostly Social or Ex social,Council or local authority,call it what you like.A lot of these people do not want it.
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« Reply #27 on: March 04, 2012, 08:22:31 PM »

Jeez, so you get a house given for nowt and free heating. We wonder why nobody bothers working anymore!

This is quite offensive, as well as a 'chav' comment on another post. Sounds like a Daily mail type of mindset.

Lots of people in council houses work actually. Lots of people were given them in the 1950s when it was quite acceptable and at one time 1/3 of the population lived in them.

They aren't 'given for nowt', people pay rent. Many vunerable groups such as people with disabilities are housed in them and unable to work.

Comments like the above fuel the idea that those against the Supermarket are merely snobs and shouldn't be acceptable on this website.
JMC,The above comments are Dukes and are not typical of MIA supporters.Many people who live in social housing do not want an Asda at the bottom of their garden or in front of their property.The housing around the site on Hibbert Lane is mostly Social or Ex social,Council or local authority,call it what you like.A lot of these people do not want it.

But I bet they will use it when it comes .....
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« Reply #28 on: March 05, 2012, 10:29:14 AM »

Dear Mrs O

MIA are a complete irrelevance as to whether ASDA comes to town or not. The days when ASDA and its ilk were welcome in Cities,Towns and Villages without any opposition are long gone. ASDA of course are used to such "campaigns" they are victorious, veterans of hundreds of them. They know that once a Supermarket is built it is a "fait de complit" and that even the biggest "NO" diehard will walk through their supermarket doors eventually.

ASDA are not interested in public opinion they are interested in money. MIA - bless em, can delude themselves all they want, they can march from Jon 'O' Groats to Lands End (many wish they would) and deliver a petition with a million votes, they can put up 10,000 posters  if they wish. None of these actions will hold any sway with either ASDA or for that matter SMBC. The only people who will be influenced by MIA will be local Councillors fearful of being unelected and we already know how they have reacted  - by caving in and rendering themselves impotent. 

All MIA have acheived as has been said many times on this website is to completely scupper the Local Area Committee from having any kind of input into the decision making process of ASDA setting up shop on Hibbert Lane. 

Well done MIA... This has really helped the local community of Marple.   
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Steptoe and Son
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« Reply #29 on: March 05, 2012, 03:23:05 PM »

I think, whether you agree with them or not, you have to credit MIA of bringing the issue to the attention of may Marple residents who wouldn't have been aware of it otherwise.
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