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Re: Friends of Marple Memorial Park
« Reply #195 on: April 27, 2015, 04:01:20 PM »
Have you heard anything about planning application yet ...
No but today is the target recommendation date so I'm hoping that it will be very soon. I've asked the council to request an update from the planners already. As soon as I know I'll post.
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Re: Friends of Marple Memorial Park
« Reply #196 on: April 30, 2015, 02:31:24 PM »
I'm delighted to report that Planning Permission for the Skatepark has been GRANTED!

So it's just a wait to see the outcome of our grant application towards the end of May now. Fingers crossed everyone!
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« Reply #197 on: April 30, 2015, 03:06:04 PM »
I'm delighted to report that Planning Permission for the Skatepark has been GRANTED!

So it's just a wait to see the outcome of our grant application towards the end of May now. Fingers crossed everyone!

Brilliant well done to all .

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« Reply #198 on: April 30, 2015, 05:06:23 PM »
Great work ! The end of a long road almost, to the Skatepark.
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Re: Friends of Marple Memorial Park
« Reply #199 on: May 03, 2015, 12:36:00 PM »
The Friends of Marple Memorial Park web site has been updated with the minutes of the AGM held on 13 April 2015:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/monthly-meetings.html
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« Reply #200 on: May 21, 2015, 04:14:58 PM »
The Friends of Marple Memorial Park web site has been updated with the minutes of the meeting held on 11 May 2015:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/monthly-meetings.html
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Re: Friends of Marple Memorial Park
« Reply #201 on: May 24, 2015, 09:01:22 AM »
The Marple Memorial Park Skatepark Development Project page on the Friends of the Park web site has been updated this morning:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/projects/skate-park-improvements.html

As everyone who has been following the project will know, in March 2015 we submitted a grant application to the Lafarge-Tarmac Landfill Community Fund seeking £62,000, which was the balance of funds that we needed to complete the project. This was reviewed in May 2015 and unfortunately our application was not successful so we now need to decide what to do next.

The cost of the project is £100,000. So far £23,000 of Community Match-Funding has been raised. The Council has also set aside £22,000, so we have £45,000 altogether. This means that we still need to raise £55,000 to achieve the aims of the project.

We are going to need lots more support from the community if we are to recover from this setback and eventually succeed, so if you can help please get in touch.

Watch this space for PLAN C!

Here's an extract from the letter we received yesterday afternoon:
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« Reply #202 on: June 14, 2015, 01:48:47 PM »
The Marple Memorial Park Skatepark Development Project page on the Friends of the Park web site has been updated following allocation of £240 donated by author K. C. Dowling and £402 raised by the Julian Wadden Treasure Hunt towards the Skatepark Project. This takes our community raised match funding for the project to £23,753, so only £54,247 to go!

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/projects/skate-park-improvements.html
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Re: Friends of Marple Memorial Park
« Reply #203 on: June 17, 2015, 07:22:01 AM »
The Friends of Marple Memorial Park web site has been updated with the minutes of the Skatepark Meeting held on 8 June 2015:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/monthly-meetings.html
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« Reply #204 on: July 20, 2015, 05:27:35 PM »
The Friends of Marple Memorial Park web site has been updated with the minutes of the meeting held on 13 July 2015:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/monthly-meetings.html
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« Reply #205 on: August 14, 2015, 07:06:13 AM »
The Friends of Marple Memorial Park web site has been updated with the minutes of the meeting held on 10 August 2015:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/monthly-meetings.html
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« Reply #206 on: August 19, 2015, 09:11:21 AM »
Been waiting for several weeks to announce this. Thank you to Stockport Council for their ongoing support of Marple Skatepark Development Project!

The Marple Memorial Park Skatepark Development Project page on the Friends of the Park web site has been updated following Stockport Council agreeing to increase the £22k of Formal Sports Commuted allocated to the project in February 2014 by a further £28k on a £ for £ match-funding basis. This means that they will match the money raised within the community by up to £50,000 and we will need to raise a total of £50,000 too in order to achieve our aims. This agreement has a deadline of April 2018 (when the current planning permission expires).

This £ for £ match-funding agreement is a massive step forward for the project after our previous funding strategy set-backs. It means that every £1 raised so far is worth £2 and every £1 raised in the future will also be worth £2 as well. It will enable us to get there twice as fast as without it and we hope that it will inspire the local community to get right behind us again as we push on to raise the balance of funds that we need before the deadline.

If you can help us to raise a few £1's, a few £100's or even a few £1,000's please get in touch. Every £1 raised by you or us, or from any grant scheme will be matched by the Council!

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/projects/skate-park-improvements.html

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