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Holly

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Possibly relocating - advice on commuting
« on: January 26, 2015, 07:00:57 PM »
Hello,

My partner and I are considering relocating to Marple. Currently he in Manchester and I'm in Bristol, though I've lived and worked across Manchester and Stockport. I plan to start looking for work in the north but what I'm not sure about is what areas are feasible if I wanted to live in Marple and use a car for work?
I know the trains are good, which means my partner would be fine, but my job (social worker) requires me to have my car to do my job so train commutes aren't an option. On the plus side I m flexible about where I apply - I was thinking possibly Stockport, tameside (denton) or Macclesfield.. Or is driving anywhere from Marple in rush hour a nightmare?
Bristol is notorious for traffic but as I live in the centre and work in south I have free run going past everyone queuing to get into the city - I don't know if there's any equivalents with Marple?



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Re: Possibly relocating - advice on commuting
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2015, 10:34:37 PM »
Personally I think you would be better finding your job first, or at least renting until you know where you are going to be working.

The roads are a pain in the rush hour, but there are so many nice locations round Manchester with good trains services.      Partly it depends if you will have to be in the office for 9, or if you can start the day with a house call.

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Re: Possibly relocating - advice on commuting
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2015, 11:45:56 PM »
We will be renting to begin with but I'd still like to avoid having an impossible commute even renting. And whilst some days I'll do early visits its by no means guaranteed - I have to assume I'd need to be in work for 8.45. The type of work I do is quite high demand, poor staff retention means most authorities recruit once or twice a year. So without being arrogant I don't anticipate securing a job being the hard part, just that my partner has his heart set on living in marple if at all possible. Its the draw of the peaks for cycling - not many places in south Manc with good cycling from the door.

It was part the reason I retrained - to go into a profession that meant I could work anywhere - learnt that after being in a niche role in central birmingham before...never again!

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Re: Possibly relocating - advice on commuting
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2015, 06:17:33 AM »
There are a number of other threads about relocating / commuting from Marple and they would be worth a read. Here are the ones I can find at the moment:

http://www.marple-uk.com/smf/index.php?topic=5417.0

http://www.marple-uk.com/smf/index.php?topic=4198.0

http://www.marple-uk.com/smf/index.php?topic=1223.0

One possibility as a Social Worker is that if you worked for Stockport Council then you could be located in the offices at Marple Memorial Park. That would mean you could walk or cycle to work.

Without repeating all the detail in the other treads, the key to commuting via Dan Bank in the direction of Stockport and the M60 is to leave no later than 7am. In other directions I believe it's not so bad but don't have any direct experience.

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Holly

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Re: Possibly relocating - advice on commuting
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2015, 07:44:07 AM »
Thanks, I did have a look through the existing threads before posting and they all seem to reference writing in Manchester city centre - which I've already ruled out for obvious reasons! I can see there's a definite bottleneck around Dan Bank, I suppose what I was trying to get at was whether the geography  of the area means that getting out of the Marple in the morning means getting caught up in that gridlock for the m60 no matter what route you're actually taking. In Bristol there's a comparable rule to live and commute so you don't have to cross the m32 (which dissects the city) as it trebles the journey time.
Maybe I'll just have to take some holiday in Marple and have some early morning experiments!

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Re: Possibly relocating - advice on commuting
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2015, 06:18:49 PM »
One of the mums at school is a social worker in Thameside (I think offices are in Ashton) so I guess that is do-able...

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Re: Possibly relocating - advice on commuting
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2015, 10:23:24 PM »
Rose Hill to Guide Bridge train then frequent bus service to Ashton.

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Re: Possibly relocating - advice on commuting
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2015, 12:19:10 AM »
Tameside hospital from Marple is thirty to forty minutes in the morning leaving about 8:20am.
Over werneth low saves the dan bank and bredbury headaches.

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Re: Possibly relocating - advice on commuting
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2015, 10:58:40 AM »
Holly, remember that Derbyshire also starts just a few miles south east of Marple. You might be able to get a job with them, possibly at New Mills, which is a much easier journey. Just make sure they can't transfer you to Long Eaton!

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Re: Possibly relocating - advice on commuting
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2015, 11:36:33 PM »
Thanks all, very useful. Tameside has social workers based at the hospital, Hyde and Denton so that's definitely a possibility. I will look at Derbyshire though usually rural teams require you to work across a larger area so it's something to check.