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Re: Friends of Marple Memorial Park
« Reply #84 on: November 19, 2010, 10:02:21 AM »
The Friends of Marple Memorial Park web site has been updated with the minutes of the meeting held on 8 November. Follow this link to visit the Friends' web site: www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/minutes.htm 
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Re: Friends of Marple Memorial Park
« Reply #83 on: November 01, 2010, 08:04:55 PM »
The Friends of Marple Memorial Park's web site has been updated with details of Saturday's task day, when we were joined by 1st Marple beaver Scouts to plant 2,000 Purple crocuses as part of Rotary Club's nationwide campaign to promote vaccination of children in India against Polio. See:

www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/tasks.htm

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Re: Friends of Marple Memorial Park
« Reply #82 on: September 28, 2010, 05:07:20 PM »
The Friends of Marple Memorial Park web site has been updated with the minutes of the meeting held on 13 September. Follow this link to visit the Friends' web site: www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/minutes.htm 
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Re: Friends of Marple Memorial Park
« Reply #81 on: August 30, 2010, 12:58:19 PM »
The Friends of Marple Memorial Park's web site has been updated with details of Saturday's task day, which was a bit of a wash-out, and our second August Bank Holiday French Boules Tournament, which thankfully wasn't!

www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/tasks.htm

www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/boules.htm

There are also more photos taken during the tournament on the Virtual Tour in a new dedicated album:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=97
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« Reply #80 on: June 28, 2010, 09:07:00 PM »
Thank you for your questions (it's great that you read the minutes with so much interest) I'm pleased to try and clarify as follows:

"Drainage Improvements – Three options have been identified to deal with the drainage problems at the entrance to the park". Just wondering exactly where this problem is? What's the cause and effect? Thanks.

There is a drain more or less in the centre of the entrance pathway to the park (from Stockport Road) close to the existing notice board that does not work properly and whenever we have prolonged rainfall it causes a huge puddle blocking the pathway. We (The Friends) would like to see this resolved but do not really think it appropriate use of our community raised funds - so we're hoping that the District Partnership and the council (Parks & Recreation) will be able to find the money for it.

"Jonathan will try to source some additional and larger bins for the park, as the existing ones are well used but regularly overflowing."

I apologise for not knowing the funding details of the park, but I assume "The Friends" act out of their own good will and raise additional cash etc. I was just thinking that litter bins are fundamental for a park and if they are too small then the council should put this right? However, I suppose in the current financial climate this is an impossibility, hence it needs "The Friends" to rectify this?

The Jonathan referred to is Jonathan Long, Parks and Recreation Area Manager East (that may not be exactly the right title). We feel the same - that litter bins are basic infrastructure, so we were putting gentle pressure on Jonathan during our meeting in the park to do something about the overflowing bins. It is not our intention to fund new bins with money raised by the Friends group, although we would give it consideration if there is no other way. I'm hopeful that Jonathan will be able to find a way to do this, even in the current climate. It was very helpful that as we were talking about this a group of youngsters came out of the park with several bags of their own rubbish looking for somewhere to put it. I think Jonathan was quite impressed (I certainly was! )

I hope this answers your queries but if you want to know anything more, please feel free to ask.
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Re: Friends of Marple Memorial Park
« Reply #79 on: June 28, 2010, 08:39:03 PM »
"Drainage Improvements – Three options have been identified to deal with the drainage problems at the entrance to the park".

Just wondering exactly where this problem is? What's the cause and effect? Thanks.

"Jonathan will try to source some additional and larger bins for the park, as the existing ones are well used but regularly overflowing."

I apologise for not knowing the funding details of the park, but I assume "The Friends" act out of their own good will and raise additional cash etc. I was just thinking that litter bins are fundamental for a park and if they are too small then the council should put this right? However, I suppose in the current financial climate this is an impossibility, hence it needs "The Friends" to rectify this?

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« Reply #78 on: June 28, 2010, 07:40:04 PM »
The Friends of Marple Memorial Park web site has been updated with the minutes of the meeting held on 14 June. Follow this link to visit the Friends' web site: www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/minutes.htm 
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« Reply #77 on: April 20, 2010, 07:01:53 PM »
The Friends of Marple Memorial Park web site has been updated with the minutes of the meeting held on 12 April. Follow this link to visit the Friends' web site: www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/minutes.htm
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« Reply #76 on: March 13, 2010, 09:29:39 AM »
The Friends of Marple Memorial Park web has been updated this morning with the minutes of the AGM held on 8 March 2010. Follow this link to visit the Friends' web site: www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/minutes.htm
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« Reply #75 on: February 20, 2010, 12:05:24 PM »
The Friends of Marple Memorial Park web has been updated this morning with the minutes of the meeting held on 8 February 2010. The minutes include a summary of te bird survey conducted over the last 15 months or so. Follow this link to visit the Friends' web site: www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/minutes.htm
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« Reply #74 on: November 15, 2009, 06:37:27 AM »
The Friends of Marple Memorial Park web has been updated with the minutes of the meeting held on 9 November this morning. The minutes include the latest news on the proposals to use the park cottage as a band practice room. Follow this link to visit the Friends' web site: www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/minutes.htm
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Re: Friends of Marple Memorial Park
« Reply #73 on: November 01, 2009, 08:21:04 AM »
The Friends of Marple Memorial Park web site has been updated with details of yesterday's task day, when, amongst other things, we completed the French Boules Court project with the installation of a new display panel. For a closer look see the links below:

www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/tasks.htm

www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/boules.htm
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Re: Friends of Marple Memorial Park
« Reply #72 on: October 25, 2009, 06:51:12 AM »
The Friends of Marple Memorial Park web site was updated with the minutes of the meeting held on 12 October a week or so ago but I forgot to mention it here. Follow this link to visit the Friends' web site: www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/minutes.htm
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« Reply #71 on: September 27, 2009, 07:44:08 AM »
The Friends of Marple Memorial Park web site has been updated with details of yesterday's task day. We have also added a new page to the site about the Memorial Bench dedicated to Cpl Danny Winter.

www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/tasks.htm

www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/dannywinter.htm
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Re: Friends of Marple Memorial Park
« Reply #70 on: August 31, 2009, 02:45:47 PM »
The Friends' web site has been updated with details from yesterday's Task Day, and hopefully you will notice that the Merchant Navy flag is flying in the park this week and understand why.

www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/tasks.htm
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