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« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2005, 02:40:01 PM »
Rugby players will be rugby players, i dont think a little word with the ref would stop those odd swear words!

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« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2005, 02:12:28 PM »
My house backs onto the middlewood way on Woodville drive, it is a really nice road to live on. The people are nice who live on here, I know several people who live on Larch close, which backs onto the otters pub car park, they have never had a problem with noise coming from the pub. There a 2 houses for sale on the stretch that i live on , I am surprised they have not been sold sooner, Yes you do get noise from the rugby pitch, but it isnt all day, everyday, sometimes you do get swearing, but it seems to better now as quite a few of the neighbours went over and had  a word with the ref! Woodville drive is a great road to live on, especially where we are, we are not over looked at the back, the only traffic at the back of us is dog walkers, bikes, and horses!!!

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« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2005, 11:00:46 AM »
thanks Mark!  that's really helped My gut feeling was that Marple seems a very nice place to live and we love the house and the idea of backing onto Middlewood Way and being so secluded.  It's funny how it can just take one comment to really make you think twice and not knowing the area at all it's a big gamble to just up sticks and move.  I have drove around there quite a few times now and it always seems very quiet (maybe too quiet for my teenage daughter!!!'<img'> but hey! you can't have it all ways can you?!?!?

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« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2005, 10:42:34 PM »
My family and I have lived on Woodville Drive for the last 15 years or so and I can recommend it without hesitation. The section backing onto the Middlewood Way is probably even quieter that the part we are on, which is the corner of Brydges Road, and it's a good way from the real trouble spots of Marple.

Nearer the Otters can be a little noisy at times but I'm not aware of any real trouble. Probably the worse thing you'll experience is the bad language from the players on the Rugby pitch on the other side of the Middlewood Way on a Saturday afternoon.

If you're reasonably close try visiting at different times of the day and night - that should convince you that you've nothing to be concerned about.
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« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2005, 10:19:25 PM »
Now I'm quite worried!!  We like a house on Woodville Drive but with all the talk about Beirut Corner and living near pubs I'm reluctant to make a move.  The house is great and backs on to Middlewood way - would those of you who really know Woodville Drive and Cross Lane go for it or what!?!?!?

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« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2004, 11:29:46 AM »
I used to live in Marple and went to Peacefield and then to Marple Hall. I now live in Dukinfield, But i would move back to Marple given half the chance and if i win the lottery to afford the houses. My family all live in Marple and the so called areas being Offerton, Romiley so I travel to Marple every week to see all the family.

I also find that if you are ok to the so called "scallys" you will find that they are ok. If you stay away from the so called trouble areas then you will not be involved with goings on that go on in that area.

I also agree that the shops in Marple are cheerfull and helpfull to members of the public.

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« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2004, 11:18:51 PM »
Welcome to the madhouse!

It's very nice really.

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« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2004, 04:55:33 PM »
Well thanks everybody for your comments. I am now in the process of moving to Marple and I'm really looking forward to it.

I'll bear it in mind to watch myself around Beruit corner, aviod the druggies and be careful I don't get mugged!!


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« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2004, 10:24:54 AM »
The noise from pubs is a sign of the times and not just a Marple issue.

Marple is, on the whole, a quiet place to live. Sound carries because it is such a quiet place.

I have lived in Marple nearly all my life - apart from 3 years in Compstall. It's all relative really.. the quieter the place.. the more the sound/noise will carry.
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« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2004, 05:14:07 PM »
Beirut Corner is the junction of Stockport Road, Station Road and Cross Lane.  

re the pub - there's a difference between living opposite/round the corner/along the road from a pub and living within a decent walking distance from one.  We live about half a mile from a pub, up a hill in a residential area - in summer with the windows open at night we can hear all the shouting, screaming etc when the people are turfed out at closing time.  I certainly wouldn't want to live any closer.

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« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2004, 09:28:00 AM »
I've never heard of Beirut Corner.  Where is this ?

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« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2004, 12:09:40 AM »
Can't live near a pub?'<img'> to paraphrase you, "thank goodness I didn't read these posts before I moved here!!!!!

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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2004, 02:22:46 PM »
Blimey - if I read these posts before I moved here I wouldn't be here now.  I have lived here for nearly twenty years and love it.  I come from Middleton in North Manchester and certainly rate Marple and the surrounding area a lot more highly than Middleton.  The schools are great and although the shopping centre could be better the people in the shops are very friendly.  It really depends on where you live as to what trouble you will come across.  Going from previous posts in other forums I would say don't live near Goyt Mill/Beirut Corner or on any main road or near a pub.

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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2004, 08:04:20 PM »
My previous occupation gave me the pleasure of living in many places throughout the UK from Torquay to Aberdeen.

I have found Marple to be among the best.

Some people forget that we are quite privilidged in this area with standards of education, local services, job opportunities being amongst the highest in the Uk (in my opinion).

Sometimes the odd thing goes pear shaped but overall it is more passing nuisance.

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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2004, 03:51:26 PM »
Thanks for the link - an interesting read.

You can't argue with these figures - Marple is one of Stockport's crime hot-spots, it seems, with more crimes than, for example, Brinnington.  Looking at the breakdown of types of offences, we score worst on drug offences (which often tend to happen behind closed doors, of course) and (more scary, perhaps) woundings!  On the other hand, we seem to have few burglaries and little car crime.  'Juvenile nuisance' can be a problem at times, as any reader of this forum will know.  

But it's important not to let these things get blown up out of proportion.  Norbury Drive seems like a quiet and safe area to me, and as far as I know from the few people I've known who live round there, there is not generally any trouble in that area.  

I can only speak as I find, Gordy, and despite the above, personally I'd much rather live here than in Poynton or Hazel Grove.

Hope this helps.

Dave ':laugh:'