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Re: Steve Gribbon: LibDem Candidate for Marple North
« Reply #30 on: March 23, 2018, 08:58:09 PM »
Good evening to all who read this.

With 6 weeks to go until the local election I thought it a good opportunity to update and inform residents of what I am involved in and have done to help where we live. I have been campaigning for over 6 Months now and am very pleased with how many people have made me welcome and engaged with me.

At present I am:

Working with groups both for and against a local planning issue on green belt land;

Putting together a proposal for a pedestrian crossing on Compstall Road;

Still pursuing 2 projects-CCTV in Compstall and the verge safety issue on Dooley Lane;

Helping a local business owner with a planning enquiry/concern;

To date examples of work I have been involved in are:

I have Knocked on close to 1200 doors in an effort to meet people, phoned over 100 people, written to many edge of the area properties (farms and converted barns as examples) and emailed many more;

Gritted school walks and roads when the area was covered in snow;

Gritted a road and walkway to help elderly residents, and checked on their wellbeing;

Spoke to a primary school about parking consideration and this was promulgated in a newsletter;

Sorted several pathways to be cleared of slip and trip hazards;

Contacted the council over the replacement/reinstatement of grit bins;

Took part in a litter pick up at Brabyns Park;

Organised a litter pick at Cromwell Avenue Park;

Met a resident and contacted the Council on their behalf over a land query;

I have also been to several local group meetings, such as the Compstall residents group, Friends of Memorial park and took part in the Mellor Society AGM and quiz (we didn't win). I have also held a 'meet and great' in Marple centre.

Over the next few weeks I will be trying to help more people, meet as many residents as I can and get involved wherever possible.

I am thoroughly enjoying my candidacy and hope that people can see that I am driven and passionate about where we live and will consider voting for me. This is a responsibility I will be proud to take on should I be elected. My stance about being respectful to others regardless of party preference or beliefs remain, I will not get involved in negative talk about others, I feel the people voting deserve better and would rather see what candidates are doing as opposed to online squabbling. 

Thanks for reading this, please be in touch if you have any queries. My email is at the base of this message, and please feel free to follow me on Twitter.

Kind regards

Steve Gribbon
Councillor Marple North
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Re: Steve Gribbon: LibDem Candidate for Marple North
« Reply #29 on: March 15, 2018, 09:31:26 AM »
Good morning Andrew

I believe this is the case in reference to the catchment area. I've had people contact me about the parking in the morning going back to Flaggwood Avenue, I contacted the school about residents concerns and the Headteacher has kindly put a message out for more consideration which is great. It just shows the distance that may be needed to get near the school.

I just found the catchment area maps online.  Ludworth has a far larger area, but obviously not many people living in it.
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The map mustn't have been updated for a while as it still shows Rose Hill as being split site!

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Re: Steve Gribbon: LibDem Candidate for Marple North
« Reply #28 on: March 15, 2018, 09:12:00 AM »
The school doesn't control it's admissions.  Admissions are handled by the council.

It's also the largest primary school in the area so will probably have a pretty big catchment area.

Good morning Andrew

I believe this is the case in reference to the catchment area. I've had people contact me about the parking in the morning going back to Flaggwood Avenue, I contacted the school about residents concerns and the Headteacher has kindly put a message out for more consideration which is great. It just shows the distance that may be needed to get near the school.

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Re: Steve Gribbon: LibDem Candidate for Marple North
« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2018, 07:59:43 PM »

Can the school select children based on how likely they are to walk or cycle to school, e.g. put a child at the end of the list if other children in the family have been driven to the school?

The school doesn't control it's admissions.  Admissions are handled by the council.

It's also the largest primary school in the area so will probably have a pretty big catchment area.

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Re: Steve Gribbon: LibDem Candidate for Marple North
« Reply #26 on: March 14, 2018, 06:45:37 PM »
So what would it take to get the roads around the school being residents only access at drop off and pick up times?

Elmfield Drive is residents only access but it is not policed often enough to make any difference.

It is weeks and weeks since any action was taken so it's back to normal now.

It is of immense frustration to people like me who walk kids to school all the way from Woodville Drive.
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Re: Steve Gribbon: LibDem Candidate for Marple North
« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2018, 05:53:27 PM »
The Railway Pub has kindly offered to host drivers in their car park during pick up/drop off time, I think a generous initiative like this should be encouraged.

So what would it take to get the roads around the school being residents only access at drop off and pick up times?

Can the school select children based on how likely they are to walk or cycle to school, e.g. put a child at the end of the list if other children in the family have been driven to the school?

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Re: Steve Gribbon: LibDem Candidate for Marple North
« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2018, 04:07:59 PM »
Hello Forum readers

I live very near to Rose Hill Primary, and just like many residents have been blocked in by other drivers. This was especially relevant to me when I worked at Marple Fire Station and responded on a pager, a couple of times it was a real struggle getting out.

I'm aware that discussions are ongoing about changes which will suit both residents and school goers, I hope it will be resolved soon but should I be lucky enough to get elected I can have more of a say in this matter. The Railway Pub has kindly offered to host drivers in their car park during pick up/drop off time, I think a generous initiative like this should be encouraged.

I'm all for listening to ideas and it's why I am hosting a meet and greet at the Fire Station on Sunday between 1-3.30pm, please head over if you can I would be delighted to hear any views, I'm standing as a Councillor candidate to do all I can for the area so suggestions, opinions and open discussion are very much welcome.

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Re: Steve Gribbon: LibDem Candidate for Marple North
« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2018, 02:54:13 PM »
Double yellow lines means friends and relatives are unable to park close by when they visit people. Much more imaginative ideas need to be coming forward.

The double yellow lines on Aragon Way cover only a small part of the road near the rear entrance of the school.  They are where the road is narrow, and near the junction with Bowden Lane.  Basically places you don't want people parking at all.  Most of the road is not restricted.  Amazingly people still do.
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Re: Steve Gribbon: LibDem Candidate for Marple North
« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2018, 02:25:04 PM »
Double yellow lines means friends and relatives are unable to park close by when they visit people. Much more imaginative ideas need to be coming forward.

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Re: Steve Gribbon: LibDem Candidate for Marple North
« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2018, 01:28:51 PM »
Traffic wardens do already (occasionally) patrol near Rose Hill enforcing rules - such as no vehicles on Elmfield Drive except residents, and double yellow lines on Aragon Way (and presumably elsewhere.)  Probably not enough to put people off from flaunting the rules (saw a car parked on double yellows just the other day.)

You might find that the local residents would favour further clamping down.  People most likely to complain would be those currently doing what they shouldn't be...

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Re: Steve Gribbon: LibDem Candidate for Marple North
« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2018, 01:20:30 PM »
To stop so much car movements near schools, and hence allow children to cycle and walk to schools, this is one option. https://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/news/croydon-news/hundreds-drivers-fined-flouting-trial-1331978

It will take a lot of work to build up the support for it, but if anyone can the LibDems can.....

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Re: Steve Gribbon: LibDem Candidate for Marple North
« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2018, 05:27:19 PM »
Thank you, Steve, for all you have done so far regarding Otterspool Road.
I realise that the road is too narrow to put in a wider footpath towards the traffic lights.
The only real answer would be to do like they have done on Dan Bank and actually take some of the land on the upper side, put in a retaining wall, and then make the footpath wider.
We can dream!

Hi Lily, hope you're well and thank you for your kind words, they are always welcome. We can dream indeed, and if it was to happen then fantastic of course. I want to get this gully next to the farm sorted first to take some weight of water off the pathways then I can start on getting the area safer. There's nothing wrong with dreaming, it makes it even sweeter if things come off!

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Re: Steve Gribbon: LibDem Candidate for Marple North
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2018, 04:44:25 PM »
Thank you, Steve, for all you have done so far regarding Otterspool Road.
I realise that the road is too narrow to put in a wider footpath towards the traffic lights.
The only real answer would be to do like they have done on Dan Bank and actually take some of the land on the upper side, put in a retaining wall, and then make the footpath wider.
We can dream!

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Re: Steve Gribbon: LibDem Candidate for Marple North
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2018, 03:36:44 PM »


You're absolutely right Amazon. I've reported the drainage channel on the Council website, and all being well this will be looked at very soon but needs constant attention. From this I am still pushing for the verges to be sorted and made safe, I really appreciate your support with this issue.

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Re: Steve Gribbon: LibDem Candidate for Marple North
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2018, 03:19:15 PM »
Good morning Amazon, always good to hear from you. I think the pathway running from the traffic lights towards the garden centre is going to be very tricky to widen. Seeing as it's a single path route I think that the safer it can be the better, getting rid of any mud build up would certainly (in my view) only help pedestrians.

Kind regards I remember the gully and grid being installed a very good while ago it used to be a very dry path then the water ran down the grid no problems .

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