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Title: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on July 07, 2005, 07:42:26 AM
This thread contains the latest Marple Area Committee Meeting dates.

For more information and agendas etc, visit: http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/mgCommitteeDetails.aspx?ID=138 (http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/mgCommitteeDetails.aspx?ID=138)
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: JohnBates on December 15, 2015, 03:42:44 PM
The next meeting of Marple Area Committee is Wednesday 16th December at 6 pm. Venue Senior Citizen's Hall Memorial park.

Full details and agenda below.

http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=138&MId=6071&Ver=4 (http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=138&MId=6071&Ver=4)

Please come along, and see your Local Councillors in action.  See details above for where and how public comments can be made.
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: JohnBates on February 03, 2016, 04:05:45 PM
The next meeting of Marple Area Committee is next Wednesday 10th February at 6 pm. Venue Senior Citizen's Hall Memorial park.

There will be an Open Forum to discuss Traffic and Parking issues in Marple district centre and local centres.  Residents and groups are encouraged to attend to put forward issues and solutions.

Another new initiative is an opportunity to informally discus issues with councilors and officers before the meeting starts from 5.30pm

Full details and agenda below.

http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=138&MId=6072&Ver=4 (http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=138&MId=6072&Ver=4)

Please come along, and see your Local Councillors in action.  See details above for where and how public comments can be made.
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: amazon on February 03, 2016, 08:45:36 PM
The next meeting of Marple Area Committee is next Wednesday 10th February at 6 pm. Venue Senior Citizen's Hall Memorial park.

There will be an Open Forum to discuss Traffic and Parking issues in Marple district centre and local centres.  Residents and groups are encouraged to attend to put forward issues and solutions.

Another new initiative is an opportunity to informally discus issues with councilors and officers before the meeting starts from 5.30pm

Full details and agenda below.

http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=138&MId=6072&Ver=4 (http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=138&MId=6072&Ver=4)

Please come along, and see your Local Councillors in action.  See details above for where and how public comments can be made.
  interesting could you not post every time you have a meeting .its never been posted before .
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: JohnBates on February 03, 2016, 10:32:07 PM
  interesting could you not post every time you have a meeting .its never been posted before .

I will try to @amazon . If you look above you will see I did post regarding the previous meeting as well.  Though its not my meeting as I am not a member of the committee (but hope to be), just an interested obsever.
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: JohnBates on February 24, 2016, 03:17:28 PM
Details sent regarding next Open Forum at next Marple Area Committee on 16th March.

Marple Area Committee held the first of a number of Open Forum discussions throughout 2016 at their February meeting. The first topic was Traffic Congestion and Parking in the District and Local Centres. It was extremely well attended and there was lively debate with lots of issues raised. A summary of the issues can be viewed in the published minutes of the meeting at www.stockport.gov.uk/democracy (http://www.stockport.gov.uk/democracy)

At the next meeting, the topic for discussion will be a Neighbourhood Plan for Marple. As part of a weeklong event to raise awareness about Neighbourhood Planning organised by Marple Civic Society, representatives of the Society have been invited to attend the Area Committee and make a presentation. The meeting will take place on Wednesday 16 March 2016 at 6pm in Marple Senior Citizens Hall, Memorial Park, Marple and you are more than welcome to attend.

The exhibition will be held in Marple Library from the 14th March 2016 from 10am to 4pm each day, Monday – Saturday with members of the Civic Society, Cllr Sue Ingham (Chair of the Area Committee) and other local Councillors in attendance to answer questions and encourage visitors to get involved.

For more information about Neighbourhood Plan for Marple contact Cllr Sue Ingham on cllr.susan.ingham@stockport.gov.uk or visit the Civic Society website www.marplecivicsociety.org.uk (http://www.marplecivicsociety.org.uk)
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: JohnBates on March 14, 2016, 08:12:32 PM
Agenda for meeting on 16th March is here

http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=138&MId=6073&Ver=4 (http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=138&MId=6073&Ver=4)
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on April 25, 2016, 06:01:59 PM
Dates for the coming year's Area Committee meetings are listed below, when the make-up of the committee may be very different to the last one:

8th June 2016
13th July 2016
10th August 2016
28th September 2016
9th November 2016
14th December 2016
1st February 2017
8th March 2017
12th April 2017

All meetings at 6-00pm in Marple Senior Citizens Hall (5-30pm for informal discussions with councillors)
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on June 07, 2016, 06:16:40 AM
Lots of interesting stuff on the next Marple Area Committee Agenda for Wednesday 8th June:

http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=9042&EVT=105 (http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=9042&EVT=105)
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: JohnBates on September 15, 2016, 02:13:55 PM
Next Marple Area Commiittee meeting will be held at High lane Village Hall on 28th september.

Note change of venue on this date.

An Open Forum will be held in respect the Council Executive Budget priorities for 2017-2018 and the Area Committee Open Forum is an opportunity for you to come and share your views on what you believe should be the priorities for Marple and the surrounding area. The agenda for the meeting will be published on the Council Website on Tuesday 20 September and will include a brief report  to help facilitate the discussion.
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on October 05, 2016, 03:54:57 PM
Area Committee News

Please note that there will be an extraordinary meeting of the Area Committee on Wednesday 23 November 2016 in High Lane Village Hall at 6pm specifically to discuss the A6MARR Complimentary and Mitigation Measures. An agenda and background information will be published the week prior to the meeting.

In addition, the Area Committee will be holding the fifth in a series of Open Forums at the  next meeting on Wednesday 9 November 2016 at 6.00pm in Marple Senior Citizens Hall. The co-chairs of the Area Committee have accepted a request by representatives of Manchester Airport to attend and report on the way that aircraft currently operate, how they currently affect your area and airspace in the future associated with navigation changes. This is the first time that representatives of the Airport have attended the Area Committee meeting and residents are encouraged to attend and contribute to the debate.
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on November 08, 2016, 05:51:52 AM
The agenda for the next Marple Area Committee to be held on Wednesday 9 November, 2016 can be viewed on the Council website at:

http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=8959&EVT=105 (http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=8959&EVT=105)
 
There will be two Open Forum discussions – the first is on the Future of Manchester Airport where Wendy Sinfield (Manchester Airport Group) will attend and provide an update on issues affecting Manchester Airport and the Marple area. The second on the Council’s Medium Term Financial Plan.

Have your say on the proposals of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.
In addition, residents will have the opportunity to engage with Council staff at a drop-in session just before the Area Committee Meeting (from 5pm) where they can talk about the GMSF proposals and what they mean for Marple / Stockport. See more below:

http://www.stockport.gov.uk/newsroom/gmsfconsultation (http://www.stockport.gov.uk/newsroom/gmsfconsultation)
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: ringi on November 08, 2016, 11:31:01 AM
The Future of Manchester Airport -  There is no public transport that works for people living in Marple and working in the Airport area.   This needs addressing due to the number of jobs being created by the likes of Amazon near the airport.   However it is hard, as most of the jobs are not within walking distance of the bus stops at the airport.
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on November 22, 2016, 06:06:42 AM
There is another Area Committee Meeting announced by email this morning at High Lane Village Hall this Wednesday 23rd November.

Looking at the agenda, this one looks like it will focus on the A6 Relief Road (A6MARR):

http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=25231&EVT=105 (http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=25231&EVT=105)

There is also one at High Lane next Wednesday 30th to discuss the Greater Manchester Spacial Framework and the same topic will be covered at Marple on 14th December.

Meetings start at 6pm.
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: amazon on November 22, 2016, 07:38:31 PM
The Future of Manchester Airport -  There is no public transport that works for people living in Marple and working in the Airport area.   This needs addressing due to the number of jobs being created by the likes of Amazon near the airport.   However it is hard, as most of the jobs are not within walking distance of the bus stops at the airport.
I know that this is not marple area but the 330 bus ashton  every other one from ashton now runs to the airport ihave been informed of this today .it goes to bus station stockport then
              to airport only been running two weeks dont have a timetable as yet will look  on the website for info on this .
     
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on January 26, 2017, 04:20:37 PM
First Area Committee Meeting of 2017 is next Wednesday 1st February. The remaining scheduled meetings are:

08 Mar 2017
12 Apr 2017
14 Jun 2017
12 Jul 2017
9 Aug 2017
27 Sep 2017
8 Nov 2017

read more here: http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListMeetings.aspx?CommitteeId=138 (http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListMeetings.aspx?CommitteeId=138)
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on August 11, 2017, 06:01:37 AM
The next Marple Area Committee Meeting on Wednesday 27 September (starts 6pm in Marple Senior Citizens Hall) will include a local Police Officer in attendance to discuss the anti-social-behaviour on the Hollins

read more here: http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListMeetings.aspx?CommitteeId=138 (http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListMeetings.aspx?CommitteeId=138)
 
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: the rover on August 14, 2017, 06:12:28 PM
The next Marple Area Committee Meeting on Wednesday 27 September (starts 6pm in Marple Senior Citizens Hall) will include a local Police Officer in attendance to discuss the anti-social-behaviour on the Hollins

read more here: http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListMeetings.aspx?CommitteeId=138 (http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListMeetings.aspx?CommitteeId=138)
 
Can anybody just turn up to these meetings to observe or do you have to book/contact somebody?
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on August 14, 2017, 07:03:52 PM
Can anybody just turn up to these meetings to observe or do you have to book/contact somebody?

Anyone can attend to observe and on some topics you may be able to interact with the committee, so do go along to discover what it's all about. You can also watch on-line or catch-up on-line as the meetings are webcast.
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on September 19, 2017, 05:16:11 PM
There is now a short-cut link to Marple Area Committee Meeting details. www.stockport.gov.uk/mac (http://www.stockport.gov.uk/mac)

The agenda for the next meeting on 27 September 2017 has just been published. Councillors will be hearing from the local Neighbourhood policing Team, hearing a presentation about the SEMMS Strategy refresh and discussing a potential name change for the Marple South Ward. It’s a packed agenda – if you are unable to attend the meeting in person – click the webcasting tab in the related links and you can watch the meeting live. It commences at 6.00pm.

Some of our local councillors on the Area Committee are contributors to this forum:

@CllrGeoffAbell  @CllrKennyBlair  @Malcolm Allan  @TomDowseMarpleSouth 
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on November 01, 2017, 04:27:34 PM
The agenda for the next Marple Area Committee Meeting on Wednesday 8th November has been published:

www.stockport.gov.uk/mac (http://www.stockport.gov.uk/mac)

Amongst the things being discussed are the renaming of Marple Area Committee to Marple and High Lane Area Committee. The report on the consultation is here:

http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/documents/s127723/Constitutional%20Review%20-%20Area%20Committee%20Main%20Report.pdf (http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/documents/s127723/Constitutional%20Review%20-%20Area%20Committee%20Main%20Report.pdf)

Another item being discussed is the Hibbert Lane Development - Section 278 works (traffic calming etc).

There are lots of other local issues being discussed, so have a browse of the agenda and see if there's anything that interests you.
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on November 11, 2017, 07:35:03 AM
The minutes of the last Marple Area Committee Meeting on Wednesday 8th November have been published:

www.stockport.gov.uk/mac (http://www.stockport.gov.uk/mac)

In addition, you can listen to discussions in full or jump to an item of your choice via this link:

https://stockport.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/314438
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on November 21, 2017, 06:03:27 AM
The dates for Marple Area Committee Meetings are now available until April 2019:

13th December 2017
31st January 2018
 7th March 2018
 18th April 2018
 6th June 2018
 11th July 2018
 8th August 2018
 26th September 2018
 7th November 2018
 12th December 2018
 30th January 2019
 6th March 2019
 10th April 2019

All meetings at 6-00pm in Marple Senior Citizens Hall (5-30pm for informal discussions with councillors).

To learn more visit: www.stockport.gov.uk/mac (http://www.stockport.gov.uk/mac)
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on December 06, 2017, 05:45:40 AM
The agenda for the Marple Area Committee Meeting on Wednesday 13 December has been published.

As usual doors open around 5.30pm and the meeting starts at 6pm.

There is quite a lot being discussed at this meeting, including the Hibbert Lane Section 278 Works covered in this thread:

http://www.marple-uk.com/smf/index.php?topic=7498.0 (http://www.marple-uk.com/smf/index.php?topic=7498.0)

As part of a Working Group Review earlier this year the Area Committee agreed to engage more with the Marple Website to try and raise awareness and promote the meetings.

As an outcome of this the new Marple Website features a new page about Marple AC that tries to explain in simple terms what they do and how you can get involved.

That page is here: http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html (http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html)

The new page includes a map of the Marple Wards so you can see exactly where the boundaries of Marple North and Marple South and High Lane are. It also features a live feed from the Stockport Council web site at the bottom that shows links to the latest agendas issued, meetings held etc.

For ease, here is a direct link to the agenda too:   

http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=23205&EVT=101&DT=A (http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=23205&EVT=101&DT=A)

And finally, a link to the Marple Area Committee page on the council site: www.stockport.gov.uk/mac (http://www.stockport.gov.uk/mac)


@CllrGeoffAbell @CllrKennyBlair @TomDowseMarpleSouth @Malcolm Allan @JohnBates
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on December 14, 2017, 05:19:02 AM
The webcast of last night's Marple Area Committee Meeting is now available for viewing:

https://stockport.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/321571/ (https://stockport.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/321571/)

You can listen to discussions in full from the start or jump to an item of your choice via the menu down the right-hand side.

Chair @CllrKennyBlair was wearing his Christmas jumper but it soon got serious with one of the longest items I've even witnessed.

There was a very good presentation from Marple Neighbourhood Forum too.
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on January 24, 2018, 07:23:30 AM
The agenda for the Marple Area Committee Meeting on Wednesday 31 January has been published.

As usual doors open around 5.30pm and the meeting starts at 6pm.

As part of a Working Group Review last year the Area Committee agreed to engage more with the Marple Website to try and raise awareness and promote the meetings.

As an outcome of this the new Marple Website features a new page about Marple AC that tries to explain in simple terms what they do and how you can get involved.

That page is here: http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html (http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html)

The new page includes a map of the Marple Wards so you can see exactly where the boundaries of Marple North and Marple South and High Lane are. It also features a live feed from the Stockport Council web site at the bottom that shows links to the latest agendas issued, meetings held etc.

For ease, here is a direct link to the agenda too:   

http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=138&MId=23206&Ver=4 (http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=23205&EVT=101&DT=A)

And finally, a link to the Marple Area Committee page on the council site: www.stockport.gov.uk/mac (http://www.stockport.gov.uk/mac)


@CllrGeoffAbell @CllrKennyBlair @TomDowseMarpleSouth @Malcolm Allan @JohnBates
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on February 28, 2018, 06:59:53 AM
The agenda for the Marple Area Committee Meeting on Wednesday 7 March has been published.

As usual doors open around 5.30pm and the meeting starts at 6pm.

There's a page about Marple AC that tries to explain in simple terms what they do and how you can get involved here:

http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html (http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html)

The page includes a map of the Marple Wards so you can see exactly where the boundaries of Marple North and Marple South and High Lane are. It also features a live feed from the Stockport Council web site at the bottom that shows links to the latest agendas issued, meetings held etc.

For ease, here is a direct link to the agenda too:

http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=23207&EVT=101&DT=A (http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=23207&EVT=101&DT=A) 

And a link to the Marple Area Committee page on the council site: www.stockport.gov.uk/mac (http://www.stockport.gov.uk/mac)

If you missed last month's meeting on 31 January, you can catch-up via this link:

https://stockport.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/330185 (https://stockport.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/330185)
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on March 08, 2018, 01:02:10 PM
If you didn't attend Marple Area Committee last night, or watch it live, you can now catch-up via the web cast here:

https://stockport.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/338834

If you are interested in a particular item on the agenda then you can jump to it using the menu down the right-hand side.
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on April 14, 2018, 07:22:04 PM
The agenda for the Marple Area Committee Meeting on Wednesday 18 April has been published.

As usual doors open around 5.30pm and the meeting starts at 6pm.

This will be the last AC meetings for Councillors Sue Ingham and @CllrGeoffAbell, who will both be stepping down at the end of their current terms.

There's a page about Marple AC that tries to explain in simple terms what they do and how you can get involved here:

http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html (http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html)

The page includes a map of the Marple Wards so you can see exactly where the boundaries of Marple North and Marple South and High Lane are. It also features a live feed from the Stockport Council web site at the bottom that shows links to the latest agendas issued, meetings held etc.

For ease, here is a direct link to the agenda too:

http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=23208&EVT=101&DT=A (http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=23208&EVT=101&DT=A)

And a link to the Marple Area Committee page on the council site: www.stockport.gov.uk/mac (http://www.stockport.gov.uk/mac)

If you missed last month's meeting on 7 March, you can catch-up via this link:

https://stockport.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/338834 (https://stockport.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/338834)
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: GeoffAbell on April 15, 2018, 01:38:11 PM
Thanks for that mention of our last Marple Area Cmte, @admin and also thanks to all those who live in Marple and surrounding areas, who have supported us, the area and the community.   That bit I will certainly miss!
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on April 19, 2018, 11:41:30 AM
Last night's Marple Area Committee meeting is now available to watch on Webcast:

https://stockport.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/346619 (https://stockport.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/346619)

Apologies - wrong link was originally posted!
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on June 05, 2018, 12:25:56 PM
The agenda for the Marple Area Committee Meeting on Wednesday 6 June has been published.

As usual doors open around 5.30pm and the meeting starts at 6pm.

This will be the first AC meeting for new councillors @Steve Gribbon and @ColinMac who were both newly elected in May.

There's a page about Marple AC that tries to explain in simple terms what they do and how you can get involved here:

http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html (http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html)

The page includes a map of the Marple Wards so you can see exactly where the boundaries of Marple North and Marple South and High Lane are. It also features a live feed from the Stockport Council web site at the bottom that shows links to the latest agendas issued, meetings held etc.

For ease, here is a direct link to the agenda too:

http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=138&MId=25530&Ver=4 (http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=138&MId=25530&Ver=4)

And a link to the Marple Area Committee page on the council site: www.stockport.gov.uk/mac (http://www.stockport.gov.uk/mac)

If you missed last month's meeting on 18 April, you can catch-up via this link:

https://stockport.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/346619 (https://stockport.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/346619)
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on June 10, 2018, 07:50:54 AM
Wednesday's Marple Area Committee meeting is now available to watch on Webcast:

https://stockport.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/354162
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on July 10, 2018, 07:06:06 AM
The agenda for the Marple Area Committee Meeting on Wednesday 11 July has been published.

As usual doors open around 5.30pm and the meeting starts at 6pm.

Clashing with England's semi final in the World Cup, this has the potential to be the quietest AC ever, but there are lots of Flexi-Fund applications to be heard.

There's a page about Marple AC that tries to explain in simple terms what they do and how you can get involved here:

http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html (http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html)

The page includes a map of the Marple Wards so you can see exactly where the boundaries of Marple North and Marple South and High Lane are. It also features a live feed from the Stockport Council web site at the bottom that shows links to the latest agendas issued, meetings held etc.

For ease, here is a direct link to the agenda too:

http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=25531&EVT=101&DT=A (http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=25531&EVT=101&DT=A)

And a link to the Marple Area Committee page on the council site: www.stockport.gov.uk/mac (http://www.stockport.gov.uk/mac)

If you missed last month's meeting on 6 June, you can catch-up via this link:

https://stockport.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/354162 (https://stockport.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/354162)
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on July 12, 2018, 07:44:13 PM
Last night's Marple Area Committee meeting is now available to watch on Webcast:

https://stockport.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/360609 (https://stockport.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/360609)

It's not quite a penalty shoot-out and there was definitely no extra time!
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on September 14, 2018, 06:39:41 AM
It looks like this month's Marple Area Committee will be a busy one!

The Garden House Planning Appeal and the Development Application for Marple Wharf are expected to be on the agenda.

This will be confirmed when the agenda is published a week in advance of the meeting, which is on Wednesday 26 September.

In the meantime, if you missed last month's AC on Wednesday 8th August, you can catch-up here:

https://stockport.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/366573


Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on September 18, 2018, 04:44:37 PM
The agenda for the Marple Area Committee Meeting on Wednesday 26 September has been published.

As usual doors open around 5.30pm and the meeting starts at 6pm in the Marple Senior Citizens' Hall..

As mentioned below, the revised Garden House Planning Application will be considered so it is likely to be a busy meeting.
The Marple Wharf Development is not currently on the agenda but it is possible that it may added as an addendum.

There's a page about Marple AC that tries to explain in simple terms what they do and how you can get involved here:

http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html (http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html)

The page includes a map of the Marple Wards so you can see exactly where the boundaries of Marple North and Marple South and High Lane are. It also features a live feed from the Stockport Council web site at the bottom that shows links to the latest agendas issued, meetings held etc.

For ease, here is a direct link to the agenda too:

http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=25533&EVT=101&DT=A (http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=25533&EVT=101&DT=A)

And a link to the Marple Area Committee page on the council site: www.stockport.gov.uk/mac (http://www.stockport.gov.uk/mac)
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on September 19, 2018, 06:23:22 PM
It has now been confirmed that Marple Wharf planning application will not be considered at the 26 September Area Committee Meeting.

Probably just as well as the Garden House on its own will draw the crowds!
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: amazon on September 19, 2018, 09:14:44 PM
It has now been confirmed that Marple Wharf planning application will not be considered at the 26 September Area Committee Meeting.

Probably just as well as the Garden House on its own will draw the crowds!
when can we see the webcast of this .
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: Steve Gribbon on September 19, 2018, 09:49:37 PM
Hi Amazon

If you go onto www.stockport.gov.uk you will see a search bar. Entering webcast in this will bring up several links to previous meetings. If you do this about 15 mins before the session begins you should be able to see it but it will remain silent until the meeting officially begins.

That’s how I used to do it, there may be a simpler way but this should work.

Kind regards

Steve
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on September 20, 2018, 05:53:07 AM
There is a simpler way Steve and Amazon. There is a link from each agenda.

For the upcoming meeting it is:

 https://stockport.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/373618

You can watch it live on Wednesday at 6pm.

Be prepared for some frustration though as you often cannot hear the public comments and questions, only the answers given by someone who has a microphone.
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: amazon on September 20, 2018, 02:29:52 PM
Hi Amazon

If you go onto www.stockport.gov.uk you will see a search bar. Entering webcast in this will bring up several links to previous meetings. If you do this about 15 mins before the session begins you should be able to see it but it will remain silent until the meeting officially begins.

That’s how I used to do it, there may be a simpler way but this should work.

Kind regards

Steve
Thanks for info
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on September 27, 2018, 06:34:01 AM
Last night's Marple Area Committee was much quieter than expected for a big local issue like the Garden House.

The Garden House application was (reluctantly in my view) refused by councillors on planning grounds and it seems a great shame that a compromise cannot be reached between the planners and the applicant's team, who I thought put their case very well. As a spectator, I found it much easier to follow what the applicants were saying than the planners. I guess that's not the end of it and the decision will be appealed, or the existing appeal that has been held in abeyance will now be heard.

You can watch it on catch-up here: https://stockport.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/373618
 
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: GeoffAbell on September 29, 2018, 10:47:05 AM
Be prepared for some frustration though as you often cannot hear the public comments and questions, only the answers given by someone who has a microphone.

You are right - that's why the officer, Steve Fox, asks speakers to use the microphones, although some members of the public prefer to speak from their seats.
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on November 04, 2018, 08:03:49 AM
The agenda for the Marple Area Committee Meeting on Wednesday 7 November has been published.

As usual doors open around 5.30pm and the meeting starts at 6pm in the Marple Senior Citizens' Hall..

It was expected that the Marple Wharf Development planning application would be considered this month but apparently this has been put-off once again. However, DC/065826 (Demolition of existing buildings and erection of mixed use development comprising 20 apartments and A1 retail floorspace (Amended Plans). | 92-94 Church Lane Marple Stockport SK6 7AR) is being considered. This of course is the demolition and development of the former Albert Schools building opposite the top end of Market Street and the planners are recommending that this be granted.

There's a page about Marple AC that tries to explain in simple terms what they do and how you can get involved here:

http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html (http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html)

The page includes a map of the Marple Wards so you can see exactly where the boundaries of Marple North and Marple South and High Lane are. It also features a live feed from the Stockport Council web site at the bottom that shows links to the latest agendas issued, meetings held etc.

For ease, here is a direct link to the agenda too:

http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=25534&EVT=101&DT=A (http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=25534&EVT=101&DT=A)

And a link to the Marple Area Committee page on the council site: www.stockport.gov.uk/mac (http://www.stockport.gov.uk/mac)
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: ringi on November 04, 2018, 04:06:14 PM
You are right - that's why the officer, Steve Fox, asks speakers to use the microphones, although some members of the public prefer to speak from their seats.

It would be good for the chair to repeat all questions clearly before they are answered.
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: Steve Gribbon on November 04, 2018, 09:33:08 PM
It would be good for the chair to repeat all questions clearly before they are answered.

I will pass this suggestion onto the chair before the start of the meeting.

Kind regards

Steve
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on November 14, 2018, 06:22:12 PM
Last week's area committee meeting is now available on-line.

You can watch it on catch-up here: https://stockport.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/381827

The planning application for 92-94 Church Lane was recommended for refusal by Marple Councillors, but it will now go to the Planning and Highways committee for a final decision. This is on Thursday 22 November at 6pm and it can be watched live or on catch-up via the council's webcast system using this link: https://stockport.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/385295
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on December 06, 2018, 07:08:31 AM
The agenda for the Marple Area Committee Meeting on Wednesday 12 December has been published.

As usual doors open around 5.30pm and the meeting starts at 6pm in the Marple Senior Citizens' Hall.

This month the long awaited Marple Wharf Development Application will be considered by Marple Councillors. This has been a controversial development that has been simmering for 10 years now and Marple Civic Society has spend a considerable amount of time and effort trying to encourage the Canal and River Trust to develop a scheme that will bring more benefit to the community. The Civic Society highlights that the most recent delays were due to the developer, H20 Urban, on behalf of Canal & River Trust, suggesting that our local councillors were compromised and therefore not fit to judge the planning application. It has now been confirmed that Marple Area Committee can consider this development next Wednesday evening.

The planners are recommending that this application be granted.

Read Marple Civic Society's Blog (https://marplecivicsociety.blogspot.com/search/label/Marple%20Wharf) on this topic to learn more about the history of this application.

If you can't get there you can watch LIVE via this link, or afterwards on catch-up:

https://stockport.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/389768 (https://stockport.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/389768)

There's a page about Marple AC that tries to explain in simple terms what they do and how you can get involved here:

http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html (http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html)

The page includes a map of the Marple Wards so you can see exactly where the boundaries of Marple North and Marple South and High Lane are. It also features a live feed from the Stockport Council web site at the bottom that shows links to the latest agendas issued, meetings held etc.

For ease, here is a direct link to the agenda too:

http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=25536&EVT=101&DT=A (http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=25536&EVT=101&DT=A)

And a link to the Marple Area Committee page on the council site: www.stockport.gov.uk/mac (http://www.stockport.gov.uk/mac)
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on January 27, 2019, 11:00:23 AM
The agenda for the Marple Area Committee Meeting on Wednesday 30 January has been published.

As usual doors open around 5.30pm and the meeting starts at 6pm in the Marple Senior Citizens' Hall.

This month there are reports on restructuring of Public Realm, Environmental Enforcement, Greenspace and Waste Management teams into a single Neighbourhood Team, Traffic Issues in South Marple and High Lane, the GMSF and a number of other local matters. If you can't get there you can watch LIVE via this link, or afterwards on catch-up:

https://stockport.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/398337 (https://stockport.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/398337)

There's a page about Marple AC that tries to explain in simple terms what they do and how you can get involved here:

http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html (http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html)

The page includes a map of the Marple Wards so you can see exactly where the boundaries of Marple North and Marple South and High Lane are. It also features a live feed from the Stockport Council web site at the bottom that shows links to the latest agendas issued, meetings held etc.

For ease, here is a direct link to the agenda too:

http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=25535&EVT=101&DT=A (http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=25535&EVT=101&DT=A)

And a link to the Marple Area Committee page on the council site: www.stockport.gov.uk/mac (http://www.stockport.gov.uk/mac)
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on March 01, 2019, 07:19:42 AM
The agenda for the Marple Area Committee Meeting on Wednesday 6 March has been published.

As usual doors open around 5.30pm and the meeting starts at 6pm in the Marple Senior Citizens' Hall.

This month there is the deferred report on restructuring of Public Realm and Public protection, an Update on Library Services, Funding of Repairs to Etherow Park Toilets, the Marple Dale Care Centre planning application, a report on revisions to Recreational Open Space and Commuted Payments and a number of other local matters. If you can't get there you can watch LIVE via this link, or afterwards on catch-up:

https://stockport.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/407520 (https://stockport.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/407520)

There's a page about Marple AC that tries to explain in simple terms what they do and how you can get involved here:

http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html (http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html)

The page includes a map of the Marple Wards so you can see exactly where the boundaries of Marple North and Marple South and High Lane are. It also features a live feed from the Stockport Council web site at the bottom that shows links to the latest agendas issued, meetings held etc.

For ease, here is a direct link to the agenda too:

http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=25538&EVT=101&DT=A (http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=25538&EVT=101&DT=A)

And a link to the Marple Area Committee page on the council site: www.stockport.gov.uk/mac (http://www.stockport.gov.uk/mac)
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on April 10, 2019, 07:39:10 AM
The agenda for the Marple Area Committee Meeting on Wednesday 10 April has been published.

As usual doors open around 5.30pm and the meeting starts at 6pm in the Marple Senior Citizens' Hall.

If you can't get there you can watch LIVE via this link, or afterwards on catch-up:

https://stockport.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/416166 (https://stockport.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/416166)

There's a page about Marple AC that tries to explain in simple terms what they do and how you can get involved here:

http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html (http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html)

The page includes a map of the Marple Wards so you can see exactly where the boundaries of Marple North and Marple South and High Lane are. It also features a live feed from the Stockport Council web site at the bottom that shows links to the latest agendas issued, meetings held etc.

For ease, here is a direct link to the agenda too:

http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=25539&EVT=105 (http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=25539&EVT=105)

And a link to the Marple Area Committee page on the council site: www.stockport.gov.uk/mac (http://www.stockport.gov.uk/mac)
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: amazon on April 10, 2019, 11:22:51 AM
Thanks for reminder i do have it on calendar but its still nice to have reminder .
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on June 06, 2019, 05:58:16 AM
The agenda for the Marple Area Committee Meeting on Wednesday 12 June has been published.

As usual doors open around 5.30pm and the meeting starts at 6pm in the Marple Senior Citizens' Hall.

This is the first AC since the election of new councillors @Aron Thornley and @BeckySenior so see them "in action" for the first time. Lots of Flexibility Funding applications from local groups being considered.

If you can't get there you can watch LIVE via this link, or afterwards on catch-up:

https://stockport.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/424760 (https://stockport.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/424760)

There's a page about Marple AC that tries to explain in simple terms what they do and how you can get involved here:

http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html (http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html)

The page includes a map of the Marple Wards so you can see exactly where the boundaries of Marple North and Marple South and High Lane are. It also features a live feed from the Stockport Council web site at the bottom that shows links to the latest agendas issued, meetings held etc.

For ease, here is a direct link to the agenda too:

http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=26649&EVT=101&DT=A (http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=26649&EVT=101&DT=A)

And a link to the Marple Area Committee page on the council site: www.stockport.gov.uk/mac (http://www.stockport.gov.uk/mac)
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on July 16, 2019, 06:53:12 AM
The agenda for the Marple Area Committee Meeting on Wednesday 17 July has been published.

As usual doors open around 5.30pm and the meeting starts at 6pm in the Marple Senior Citizens' Hall.

If you can't get there you can watch LIVE via this link, or afterwards on catch-up:

https://stockport.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/431974 (https://stockport.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/431974)

There's a page about Marple AC that tries to explain in simple terms what they do and how you can get involved here:

http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html (http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html)

The page includes a map of the Marple Wards so you can see exactly where the boundaries of Marple North and Marple South and High Lane are. It also features a live feed from the Stockport Council web site at the bottom that shows links to the latest agendas issued, meetings held etc.

For ease, here is a direct link to the agenda too:

http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=26650&EVT=105 (http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=26650&EVT=105)

And a link to the Marple Area Committee page on the council site: www.stockport.gov.uk/mac (http://www.stockport.gov.uk/mac)
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: amazon on August 14, 2019, 11:33:36 AM
 Any one have the agenda for tonights meeting .
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on August 16, 2019, 06:42:16 PM
Any one have the agenda for tonights meeting .

Apologies @amazon - I've been away on holiday and Wednesday's Marple AC passed me by so I didn't promote it as normal!

Apparently there was a problem with the webcast and you couldn't watch it live.

You can catch-up here though: https://stockport.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/437364 (https://stockport.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/437364)

And the Agenda / Post meeting record is available here:

http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=26651&EVT=105 (http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=26651&EVT=105)
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: amazon on August 16, 2019, 07:06:43 PM
Apologies @amazon - I've been away on holiday and Wednesday's Marple AC passed me by so I didn't promote it as normal!

Apparently there was a problem with the webcast and you couldn't watch it live.

You can catch-up here though: https://stockport.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/437364 (https://stockport.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/437364)

And the Agenda / Post meeting record is available here:

http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=26651&EVT=105 (http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=26651&EVT=105)
Thanks for your info i did watch it last night thursday .
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on September 23, 2019, 05:35:41 PM
The agenda for the Marple Area Committee Meeting on Wednesday 25 September has been published.

As usual doors open around 5.30pm and the meeting starts at 6pm in the Marple Senior Citizens' Hall.

One of the items being considered is the Friends of Memorial Park's request (first made in December 2017!) for the CCTV camera to be relocated to cover the skatepark.

If you can't get there you can watch LIVE via this link, or afterwards on catch-up:

http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=26652&EVT=101&DT=A (http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=26652&EVT=101&DT=A)

Note that the Web Casts are now embedded in the meeting agendas.

There's a page about Marple AC that tries to explain in simple terms what they do and how you can get involved here:

http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html (http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html)

The page includes a map of the Marple Wards so you can see exactly where the boundaries of Marple North and Marple South and High Lane are. It also features a live feed from the Stockport Council web site at the bottom that shows links to the latest agendas issued, meetings held etc.

There is also a shortcut link to the Marple Area Committee page on the council site: www.stockport.gov.uk/mac (http://www.stockport.gov.uk/mac)
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on November 04, 2019, 08:59:09 AM
The agenda for the Marple Area Committee Meeting on Wednesday 6 November has been published.

As usual doors open around 5.30pm and the meeting starts at 6pm in the Marple Senior Citizens' Hall.

There are no development applications being considered, so it may be a quiet one, or perhaps something interesting will pop-up during Public Questions?

If you can't get there you can watch LIVE via this link, or afterwards on catch-up:

http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=26653&EVT=101&DT=A (http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=26653&EVT=101&DT=A)

Note that the Web Casts are now embedded in the meeting agendas.

There's a page about Marple AC that tries to explain in simple terms what they do and how you can get involved here:

http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html (http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html)

The page includes a map of the Marple Wards so you can see exactly where the boundaries of Marple North and Marple South and High Lane are. It also features a live feed from the Stockport Council web site at the bottom that shows links to the latest agendas issued, meetings held etc.

There is also a shortcut link to the Marple Area Committee page on the council site: www.stockport.gov.uk/mac (http://www.stockport.gov.uk/mac)
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on December 09, 2019, 11:42:18 AM
The agenda for the Marple Area Committee Meeting on Wednesday 11 December has been published.

As usual doors open around 5.30pm and the meeting starts at 6pm in the Marple Senior Citizens' Hall.

Development applications include the Canal and River Trust Yard, which of course includes the Wharf Marple Project too.

If you can't get there you can watch LIVE via this link, or afterwards on catch-up:

http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=26654&EVT=101&DT=A (http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=26654&EVT=101&DT=A)

Note that the Web Casts are now embedded in the meeting agendas.

There's a page about Marple AC that tries to explain in simple terms what they do and how you can get involved here:

http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html (http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html)

The page includes a map of the Marple Wards so you can see exactly where the boundaries of Marple North and Marple South and High Lane are. It also features a live feed from the Stockport Council web site at the bottom that shows links to the latest agendas issued, meetings held etc.

There is also a shortcut link to the Marple Area Committee page on the council site: www.stockport.gov.uk/mac (http://www.stockport.gov.uk/mac)
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: amazon on December 09, 2019, 04:49:05 PM
Thank you
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on January 27, 2020, 10:19:42 AM
The agenda for the Marple Area Committee Meeting on Wednesday 29 January has been published.

As usual doors open around 5.30pm and the meeting starts at 6pm in the Marple Senior Citizens' Hall.

This month it's quite a big agenda with a lot about District Town Centres too.

If you can't get there you can watch LIVE via this link, or afterwards on catch-up:

http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=26655&EVT=101&DT=A (http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=26655&EVT=101&DT=A)

Note that the Web Casts are now embedded in the meeting agendas.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ESUxygkWoAA8C5k?format=jpg&name=900x900)

There's a page about Marple AC that tries to explain in simple terms what they do and how you can get involved here:

http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html (http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html)

The page includes a map of the Marple Wards so you can see exactly where the boundaries of Marple North and Marple South and High Lane are. It also features a live feed from the Stockport Council web site at the bottom that shows links to the latest agendas issued, meetings held etc.

There is also a shortcut link to the Marple Area Committee page on the council site: www.stockport.gov.uk/mac (http://www.stockport.gov.uk/mac)
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on January 29, 2020, 09:11:51 AM
District Centres Report will be of interest to local shops and businesses in Marple

At Marple AC tonight a 73 page report will be considered by local councillors. While hard work to read, this report may be of great interest to local shops and businesses in Marple Town Centre.

Hopefully this link will work but I do wish Stockport Council would learn not to uses spaces in their file names:

http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/documents/b82695/Agenda%20Item%206iv%20-%20District%20Centres%2029th-Jan-2020%2018.00%20Marple%20Area%20Committee.pdf?T=9 (http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/documents/b82695/Agenda%20Item%206iv%20-%20District%20Centres%2029th-Jan-2020%2018.00%20Marple%20Area%20Committee.pdf?T=9)
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on March 05, 2020, 06:07:36 AM
The agenda for the Marple Area Committee Meeting on Wednesday 11 March has been published.

As usual doors open around 5.30pm and the meeting starts at 6pm in the Marple Senior Citizens' Hall.

There are some traffic regulation orders around the Peacefield / Cross Lane areas that may generate the most interest.

If you can't get there you can watch LIVE via this link, or afterwards on catch-up:

http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=26656&EVT=101&DT=A (http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=26656&EVT=101&DT=A)

Note that the Web Casts are now embedded in the meeting agendas.

There's a page about Marple AC that tries to explain in simple terms what they do and how you can get involved here:

http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html (http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html)

The page includes a map of the Marple Wards so you can see exactly where the boundaries of Marple North and Marple South and High Lane are. It also features a live feed from the Stockport Council web site at the bottom that shows links to the latest agendas issued, meetings held etc.

There is also a shortcut link to the Marple Area Committee page on the council site: www.stockport.gov.uk/mac (http://www.stockport.gov.uk/mac)
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on June 14, 2020, 07:48:10 AM
The agenda for the Marple Area Committee Meeting on Wednesday 17 June has been published.

The meeting starts at 6pm and in the light of government guidance on social-distancing and the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, this meeting will be held remotely. The press and public are able to follow the proceedings by watching the live webcast of the meeting. Watch LIVE via this link, or afterwards on catch-up:

http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=27216&EVT=101&DT=A (http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=27216&EVT=101&DT=A)

Note that the Web Casts are now embedded in the meeting agendas.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EdWkQSOXkAAoc-e?format=jpg&name=900x900)

There's a page about Marple AC that tries to explain in simple terms what they do and how you can get involved here:

http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html (http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html)

The page includes a map of the Marple Wards so you can see exactly where the boundaries of Marple North and Marple South and High Lane are. It also features a live feed from the Stockport Council web site at the bottom that shows links to the latest agendas issued, meetings held etc.

There is also a shortcut link to the Marple Area Committee page on the council site: www.stockport.gov.uk/mac (http://www.stockport.gov.uk/mac)
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on July 20, 2020, 08:21:47 AM
The agenda for the Marple Area Committee Meeting on Wednesday 22 July has been published.

The meeting starts at 6pm and in the light of government guidance on social-distancing and the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, this meeting will be held remotely. The press and public are able to follow the proceedings by watching the live webcast of the meeting. Watch LIVE via this link, or afterwards on catch-up:

http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=27217&EVT=101&DT=A (http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=27217&EVT=101&DT=A)

Note that the Web Casts are now embedded in the meeting agendas.

There's a page about Marple AC that tries to explain in simple terms what they do and how you can get involved here:

http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html (http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html)

The page includes a map of the Marple Wards so you can see exactly where the boundaries of Marple North and Marple South and High Lane are. It also features a live feed from the Stockport Council web site at the bottom that shows links to the latest agendas issued, meetings held etc.

There is also a shortcut link to the Marple Area Committee page on the council site: www.stockport.gov.uk/mac (http://www.stockport.gov.uk/mac)
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on August 14, 2020, 04:00:52 PM
The agenda for the Marple Area Committee Meeting on Wednesday 19 August has been published.

The meeting starts at 6pm and in the light of government guidance on social-distancing and the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, this meeting will be held remotely. The press and public are able to follow the proceedings by watching the live webcast of the meeting.

One very interesting item on this agenda is the planning application for development of the former RBS building on Market Street: 

"Conversion of ground floor from Bank (Use Class A2) to Restaurant/Bar (Use Class A3/A4), together with demolition of existing first floor and replacement with new extension to provide 4 no. apartments at first floor and second floor level."

Watch LIVE via this link, or afterwards on catch-up: http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=27218&EVT=101&DT=A (http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=27218&EVT=101&DT=A)

Note that the Web Casts are now embedded in the meeting agendas.

There's a page about Marple AC that tries to explain in simple terms what they do and how you can get involved here:

http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html (http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html)

The page includes a map of the Marple Wards so you can see exactly where the boundaries of Marple North and Marple South and High Lane are. It also features a live feed from the Stockport Council web site at the bottom that shows links to the latest agendas issued, meetings held etc.

There is also a shortcut link to the Marple Area Committee page on the council site: www.stockport.gov.uk/mac (http://www.stockport.gov.uk/mac)
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on August 29, 2020, 06:53:23 AM
Extraordinary, Marple Area Committee: Wednesday, 2nd September, 2020 6.00 pm

Councillor Call for Action (CCfA) - Temporary Withdrawal of the rail service on the on the Rose Hill Line

Under the provisions of CP12 in the Constitution ‘Councillor Call for Action (CCfA) – Protocol’, Councillor Lisa Smart has submitted a CCfA in connection with the announcement that Northern Trains are withdrawing the rail service on the Rose Hill line for three months from 14 September 2020. This will mean no service from Rose Hill or Woodley stations and a substantial reduction in service from Romiley station.

Over 5,400 people have signed a petition against this withdrawal of service.

Under the terms of the Constitution: the Area Committee may decide to:-

(a)  Assist with the resolution of the issue if it has the necessary power within its terms of reference and delegated budgets.
(b)  Make recommendations to the appropriate Cabinet Member or Corporate Director.
(c)  Establish a working group to look at the issue in more detail i.e. undertake a local scrutiny review of the issue.
(d)  Take no further action but give reasons as to why it has decided to take no further action.
(e)  A combination of the above.

Members are invited to debate the issue and agree the way forward as set out at (a) – (e) above.

This will be a webcast remote meeting

Watch live or on catch-up here: http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=27839&EVT=101&DT=A (http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=27839&EVT=101&DT=A)
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on September 26, 2020, 08:47:42 AM
The agenda for the Marple Area Committee Meeting on Wednesday 30 September has been published.

The meeting starts at 6pm and in the light of government guidance on social-distancing and the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, this meeting will be held remotely. The press and public are able to follow the proceedings by watching the live webcast of the meeting.

One the interesting items on this agenda is the Open Forum: 

Churches Together in Marple and Marple, Mellor & Marple Bridge Energy Saving Strategy (MESS) indicated that they wished to address the Area Committee as part of the Open Forum arrangements regarding “Litter in Marple”.

Another is that the Sportsman in Strines has been nominated as an Asset of Community Value, which could be the precursor to a community take-over if we're lucky!

Watch LIVE via this link, or afterwards on catch-up: http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=27219&EVT=101&DT=A (http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=27219&EVT=101&DT=A)

Note that the Web Casts are now embedded in the meeting agendas.

There's a page about Marple AC that tries to explain in simple terms what they do and how you can get involved here:

http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html (http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html)

The page includes a map of the Marple Wards so you can see exactly where the boundaries of Marple North and Marple South and High Lane are. It also features a live feed from the Stockport Council web site at the bottom that shows links to the latest agendas issued, meetings held etc.

There is also a shortcut link to the Marple Area Committee page on the council site: www.stockport.gov.uk/mac (http://www.stockport.gov.uk/mac)
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on November 06, 2020, 05:38:12 AM
The agenda for the Marple Area Committee Meeting on Wednesday 11 November has been published.

The meeting starts at 6pm and in the light of government guidance on social-distancing and the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, this meeting will be held remotely. The press and public are able to follow the proceedings by watching the live webcast of the meeting.

Watch LIVE via this link, or afterwards on catch-up: http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=27220&EVT=101&DT=A (http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=27220&EVT=101&DT=A)

Note that the Web Casts are embedded in the meeting agendas.

There's a page about Marple AC that tries to explain in simple terms what they do and how you can get involved here:

http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html (http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html)

The page includes a map of the Marple Wards so you can see exactly where the boundaries of Marple North and Marple South and High Lane are. It also features a live feed from the Stockport Council web site at the bottom that shows links to the latest agendas issued, meetings held etc.

There is also a shortcut link to the Marple Area Committee page on the council site: www.stockport.gov.uk/mac (http://www.stockport.gov.uk/mac)
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on December 11, 2020, 07:17:56 AM
The agenda for the Marple Area Committee Meeting on Wednesday 16 December has been published.

The meeting starts at 6pm and in the light of government guidance on social-distancing and the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, this meeting will be held remotely. The press and public are able to follow the proceedings by watching the live webcast of the meeting.

Watch LIVE via this link, or afterwards on catch-up: http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=27221&EVT=101&DT=A (http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=27221&EVT=101&DT=A)

Note that the Web Casts are embedded in the meeting agendas.

There's a page about Marple AC that tries to explain in simple terms what they do and how you can get involved here:

http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html (http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html)

The page includes a map of the Marple Wards so you can see exactly where the boundaries of Marple North and Marple South and High Lane are. It also features a live feed from the Stockport Council web site at the bottom that shows links to the latest agendas issued, meetings held etc.

There is also a shortcut link to the Marple Area Committee page on the council site: www.stockport.gov.uk/mac (http://www.stockport.gov.uk/mac)
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on January 27, 2021, 01:37:16 PM
The agenda for the Marple Area Committee Meeting on Wednesday 3 February has been published.

The meeting starts at 6pm and in the light of government guidance on social-distancing and the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, this meeting will be held remotely.

The press and public are able to follow the proceedings by watching the live webcast of the meeting.

Items that may be of interest include a significant development at the former Compstall Printworks being considered for planning approval.

Watch LIVE via this link, or afterwards on catch-up: http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=27222&EVT=101&DT=A (http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=27222&EVT=101&DT=A)

Note that the Web Casts are embedded in the meeting agendas.

There's a page about Marple AC that tries to explain in simple terms what they do and how you can get involved here:

http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html (http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html)

The page includes a map of the Marple Wards so you can see exactly where the boundaries of Marple North and Marple South and High Lane are. It also features a live feed from the Stockport Council web site at the bottom that shows links to the latest agendas issued, meetings held etc.

There is also a shortcut link to the Marple Area Committee page on the council site: www.stockport.gov.uk/mac (http://www.stockport.gov.uk/mac)
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on April 19, 2021, 06:20:25 AM
The agenda for the Marple Area Committee Meeting on Wednesday 21 April has been published.

The meeting starts at 6pm and in the light of government guidance on social-distancing and the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, this meeting will be held remotely.

The press and public are able to follow the proceedings by watching the live webcast of the meeting.

Watch LIVE via this link, or afterwards on catch-up: http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=138&MId=27224&Ver=4 (http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=138&MId=27224&Ver=4)

Vigilant visitors may notice that I forget to promote the last meeting on 10 March. You can still watch via this link:

http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=138&MId=27223&Ver=4 (http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=138&MId=27223&Ver=4) 

Note that the Web Casts are embedded in the meeting agendas.

There's a page about Marple AC that tries to explain in simple terms what they do and how you can get involved here:

http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html (http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html)

The page includes a map of the Marple Wards so you can see exactly where the boundaries of Marple North and Marple South and High Lane are. It also features a live feed from the Stockport Council web site at the bottom that shows links to the latest agendas issued, meetings held etc.

There is also a shortcut link to the Marple Area Committee page on the council site: www.stockport.gov.uk/mac (http://www.stockport.gov.uk/mac)
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: Steve Gribbon on June 02, 2021, 01:58:53 PM
Good afternoon

I am delighted to have been selected as the chair for Marple Area Committee meetings.

For your information the next meeting is 6pm on Wednesday 23rd June. When the agenda is available I shall update on here unless admin kindly does this first.

Should you wish to ask a question during the public engagement section there is an online form available

https://interactive.stockport.gov.uk/contents/councilquestions/

The meetings will be conducted in the Town Hall but will be online for those who wish to watch. Later in the year I am hoping to have a section where school pupils can get involved with local matters, I have contacted all local school heads regarding this.

We look forward to seeing you online.

Kind regards

Steve
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: Condate on June 04, 2021, 06:57:34 PM
In the Town Hall? Not in Marple? Is there a reason for that?

Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: wheels on June 05, 2021, 02:50:58 PM
Presumably because this idiot government have decreed that council meetings can no longer be held via zoom but have now to return to in person events no matter what the risk to the public, staff or elected members and no Marple venue can be guaranteed to be safe and is large enough to accommodate a large public audience.
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: Steve Gribbon on June 06, 2021, 09:59:57 AM
Good morning. I have raised this question with the democratic services department, this is the answer I received:

Good Afternoon Councillor Gribbon, thank you for your email. 
 
We have four area committees that would ordinarily take place outside the Town Hall during area committee week.  Most of these venues would be unable to accommodate the committee, officers and members of the public while socially distanced.
 
Accommodation within the civic complex for this first cycle of meetings also has the benefit of being appropriately staffed and covid-19 risk assessed to ensure that each meeting room is covid-secure and has been appropriately sanitised before anyone has been admitted to the meeting.  Moreover, there is on-site  staffing in place at town hall reception to manage members of the public should numbers exceed the stated capacity of the room.
 
The capacity limitations of external venues, coupled with the above logistical issues has led us to conclude that it would be helpful for us to apply a consistent approach to the management of risk across all area committees, and therefore conclude that until such a point that social distancing rules have been relaxed, (which may be post 21 June 2021) the civic complex is the most appropriate venue.


I can see the point from a ‘safety first’ side but we will be looking forward to coming home for the following meetings and I have made this clear to the services department.

Kind regards and stay safe

Steve
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: Condate on June 06, 2021, 11:52:36 AM
Thank you for the explanation.

Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: Steve Gribbon on June 07, 2021, 08:29:09 AM
Thank you for the explanation.

My pleasure, happy to help

Steve
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on June 17, 2021, 05:58:25 AM
The agenda for the Marple Area Committee Meeting on Wednesday 23 June has been published.

The meeting starts at 6pm in the Town Hall Council Chamber. In the light of the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the consequent limited capacity of many of the council's meeting rooms, members of the public are strongly encouraged to watch the public webcast rather than attend the meeting in person unless you are attending for the purposes of public speaking on planning applications.

As we've been advised by @Steve Gribbon, this meeting will see him elected as Chair for the coming year. This month is a lengthy agenda including a report on the High Lane Neighbourhood Plan.

The press and public are able to follow the proceedings by watching the live webcast of the meeting.

Watch LIVE via this link, or afterwards on catch-up: http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=27501&EVT=101&DT=A (http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=27501&EVT=101&DT=A)

Note that the Web Casts are embedded in the meeting agendas.

There's a page about Marple AC that tries to explain in simple terms what they do and how you can get involved here:

http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html (http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html)

The page includes a map of the Marple Wards so you can see exactly where the boundaries of Marple North and Marple South and High Lane are. It also features a live feed from the Stockport Council web site at the bottom that shows links to the latest agendas issued, meetings held etc.

There is also a shortcut link to the Marple Area Committee page on the council site: www.stockport.gov.uk/mac (http://www.stockport.gov.uk/mac)
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: Steve Gribbon on July 27, 2021, 06:08:53 PM
Good afternoon

For those who are interested in attending the next Marple Area Committee on Wednesday 4th August, the location will be the Council chambers at the Town Hall. The start time will be 6pm as always.

This is a decision that has been taken by Council officers and will apply to all Borough Area Committees.

Kind regards

Steve
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on August 02, 2021, 08:19:39 AM
The agenda for the Marple Area Committee Meeting on Wednesday 4 August has been published.

The meeting starts at 6pm in the Town Hall Council Chamber. In the light of the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the consequent limited capacity of many of the council's meeting rooms, members of the public are strongly encouraged to watch the public webcast rather than attend the meeting in person unless you are attending for the purposes of public speaking on planning applications.

The press and public are able to follow the proceedings by watching the live webcast of the meeting.

Watch LIVE via this link, or afterwards on catch-up: http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=138&MId=27502&Ver=4 (http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=138&MId=27502&Ver=4)

Note that the Web Casts are embedded in the meeting agendas.

There's a page about Marple AC that tries to explain in simple terms what they do and how you can get involved here:

http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html (http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html)

The page includes a map of the Marple Wards so you can see exactly where the boundaries of Marple North and Marple South and High Lane are. It also features a live feed from the Stockport Council web site at the bottom that shows links to the latest agendas issued, meetings held etc.

There is also a shortcut link to the Marple Area Committee page on the council site: www.stockport.gov.uk/mac (http://www.stockport.gov.uk/mac)
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: Steve Gribbon on August 04, 2021, 10:54:10 AM
Good morning

With regards to tonight’s Area Committee meeting, if anyone has any upcoming events that are of community benefit I would be happy to mention these during chairs announcements. Please feel free to contact me with anything of note, this is the same for all Area Committee meetings.

Kind regards

Steve
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on September 09, 2021, 07:25:59 AM
The agenda for the Marple Area Committee Meeting on Wednesday 15 September has been published.

The meeting starts at 6pm in the Town Hall Council Chamber.

The press and public are able to follow the proceedings by watching the live webcast of the meeting.

Watch LIVE via this link, or afterwards on catch-up: http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=27503&EVT=101&DT=A (http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=27503&EVT=101&DT=A)

Note that the Web Casts are embedded in the meeting agendas.

There's a page about Marple AC that tries to explain in simple terms what they do and how you can get involved here:

http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html (http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html)

The page includes a map of the Marple Wards so you can see exactly where the boundaries of Marple North and Marple South and High Lane are. It also features a live feed from the Stockport Council web site at the bottom that shows links to the latest agendas issued, meetings held etc.

There is also a shortcut link to the Marple Area Committee page on the council site: www.stockport.gov.uk/mac (http://www.stockport.gov.uk/mac)
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on October 13, 2021, 06:44:54 AM
The agenda for the Marple Area Committee Meeting on Wednesday 20 October has been published.

The meeting starts at 6pm in the Town Hall Council Chamber.

The press and public are able to follow the proceedings by watching the live webcast of the meeting.

Watch LIVE via this link, or afterwards on catch-up: https://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=27504&EVT=101&DT=A (https://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=27504&EVT=101&DT=A)

Note that the Web Casts are embedded in the meeting agendas.

There's a page about Marple AC that tries to explain in simple terms what they do and how you can get involved here:

http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html (http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html)

The page includes a map of the Marple Wards so you can see exactly where the boundaries of Marple North and Marple South and High Lane are. It also features a live feed from the Stockport Council web site at the bottom that shows links to the latest agendas issued, meetings held etc.

There is also a shortcut link to the Marple Area Committee page on the council site: www.stockport.gov.uk/mac (http://www.stockport.gov.uk/mac)
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on December 08, 2021, 08:03:11 AM
Marple Area Committee Meeting of 1st December 2021

Unfortunately I was indisposed in the period leading up to the last Marple Area Committee on Wednesday 1st December, so I was unable to promote it as normal.

It was a long one, over 4 hours and 20 minutes, mainly due to the Garden House Planning Application.

If you missed it like me and want to catch-up you can do so here: https://stockport.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/616722 (https://stockport.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/616722)

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Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on January 24, 2022, 06:53:56 AM
Nearly missed it again due to ongoing personal distractions!

The agenda for the Marple Area Committee Meeting on Wednesday 26 January has been published.

The meeting starts at 6pm in the Town Hall Council Chamber.

Capability Fund – Marple District Centre Walking and Cycling Improvements

Agenda item 8 covers two significant options being proposed for further development that aim to amend Marple's Town Centre roads to accommodate improved cycling access. This is the long-awaited Atkins Report, which is two years late. One option includes a one way "gyratory" involving Stockport Road, Station Road and Hollins Lane, the other closing Church Lane at the Stockport Road junction but making it a two way road with access from Hibbert Lane (if I've understood it right).

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The Local Walk-Ride Marple Group have been excluded from discussions with the council about these proposals and think there are significant issues that need to be clarified before it makes sense for options in the report to be developed. They have asked councillors to defer it until their questions have been answered.

This is the introduction to the agenda item:

The report provides a summary of two separate options for proposals to improve cycling and walking in Marple District Centre as part of the Capability Fund. The proposals aim to provide improved infrastructure and connectivity for cycling and walking with the minimum of detriment to traffic operation in Marple. Some early-stage design work has been undertaken to check that the proposals presented in this report are feasible, however no consultation has been undertaken.

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The Area Committee is requested to consider the contents of the report and recommend that the Cabinet Member (Economy & Regeneration) approves the development of one or both of the different approaches (Options 1 and 2) and subsequent consultation for the proposals.

Here are some direct links to the documents:

Capability Fund – Marple District Centre Walking and Cycling Improvements (https://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/documents/s198909/Capability%20Fund%20Marple%20District%20Centre%20Walking%20and%20Cycling%20Improvements.pdf) PDF 341 KB

Additional documents:
The press and public are able to follow the proceedings by watching the live webcast of the meeting.

Watch LIVE via this link, or afterwards on catch-up: https://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=27506&EVT=101&DT=A (https://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=27506&EVT=101&DT=A)

Note that the Web Casts are embedded in the meeting agendas.

There's a page about Marple AC that tries to explain in simple terms what they do and how you can get involved here:

http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html (http://www.marple.website/marple-area-committee.html)

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The page includes a map of the Marple Wards so you can see exactly where the boundaries of Marple North and Marple South and High Lane are. It also features a live feed from the Stockport Council web site at the bottom that shows links to the latest agendas issued, meetings held etc.

There is also a shortcut link to the Marple Area Committee page on the council site: www.stockport.gov.uk/mac (http://www.stockport.gov.uk/mac)
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: Howard on January 24, 2022, 08:42:15 AM
I'll just get my popcorn...
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: jimblob on January 24, 2022, 09:07:37 AM
I'll just get my popcorn...
not sure about popcorn, more like a cilice...

please keep Stockport Hghways team's "designers" away from Marple, haven't they done enough already!
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: GM on January 24, 2022, 10:10:19 AM
Them trying to justify and explain the scheme might be more like watching paint dry, unless it's the common term for painting a wall with lime ?.

I can't actually fathom what they are trying to achieve, even the widening the footpath in the park seems a bit over the top for a small village such as Marple.

Even then they don't seem to have factored in the possible leisure centre move to the park and the necessary traffic to make it viable.
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: Condate on January 24, 2022, 11:12:11 AM
not sure about popcorn, more like a cilice...

please keep Stockport Hghways team's "designers" away from Marple, haven't they done enough already!

Indeed so.
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: Deniseredmini on January 24, 2022, 01:46:57 PM
So anyone who lives, say, on Winnington Road who wants to get to Stockport will be 'encouraged' to use all the back roads to get to Stockport Road.  Makes perfect sense...
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: jimblob on January 24, 2022, 01:50:06 PM
So anyone who lives, say, on Winnington Road who wants to get to Stockport will be 'encouraged' to use all the back roads to get to Stockport Road.  Makes perfect sense...
and then they can smother all those roads with speed humps when the residents kick off because motorists are using the roads as rat-runs. Never seen anything in the highways regulations or highway code describing what constitues a rat-run, but is seems to be used all to often as a reason to trash public highways with speed humps.
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: GM on January 24, 2022, 02:05:30 PM
Maybe Stockport are colluding with the greater Manchester Clean air zone, trying to get everyone out if there cars and into 4x4's to make life atleast bearable with all the humps they want ?
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: jimblob on January 24, 2022, 03:13:05 PM
Maybe Stockport are colluding with the greater Manchester Clean air zone, trying to get everyone out if there cars and into 4x4's to make life atleast bearable with all the humps they want ?
I only wish there was collusion or a plan @GM ... sadly I think it's just a ship of fools
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: GM on January 24, 2022, 03:21:38 PM
Yeah, probably giving them far too much credit.
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: wheels on January 24, 2022, 05:18:59 PM
Looks excellent.  At least as a starter.
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: Rothers on January 24, 2022, 07:46:46 PM
am i looking at the proposal incorrectly, or if i live near the Ring o Bells, to go towards the Strines i have to turn left onto Stockport Road, then a right, then another right, passed Asda, then a left
If i am correct, then can i ask what qualifications do these people have to think up such stupid proposals.
Why not go the whole hog, ban the car and turn the clock back 100 years...
Or, may be i am just misreading the map....
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: GM on January 24, 2022, 08:04:59 PM
Well Rothers, if Wheels previous responses are anything to go by a 100 years might not be enough.
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: Dave on January 25, 2022, 12:57:53 PM
I can't actually fathom what they are trying to achieve

It's all in the 88-page Atkins Report, GM, but it takes some reading, and I don't envy our hard-working councillors having to digest it in time for tomorrow's meeting......   ::)

To save you ploughing through it, GM, here's the answer to your question (p7): 'This purpose of this study is to develop options which meet the defined objectives for Marple Town Centre and provide the desired outcomes which will be determined as part of this study.'   

And here are the specific objectives:   

1 Improve linkages between the various zones of the town centre, taking into account the perceived barrier effect of Stockport Road and Hibbert Lane, and the potential enhancement of existing walkways and alleys.

2 Identify opportunities to reduce car dominance and promotes safe and attractive cycling and walking including links to the canal towpath and the wider cycling and walking networks.

3 Support the potential for enhanced provision for public transport and the better integration of public transport with other modes.

4 Ensure that shopping areas, community and amenity areas are easily accessible to all, including the linkages between them.

5 Ensure travel is, and feels, safe and secure for users of all modes.

6 Protect and enhance the natural and built environment, including improving air quality.

7 Add value to local economy and community including health and wellbeing of residents and visitors.

8 Estimated cost to deliver. Four cost brackets: Up to £50k, £50-250k, £250-500k, Over £500k.

9 Deliverability - considering the ease or difficulty of delivering the measure considering issues such as multi-agency delivery partners, technical complexity, land acquisition,  etc.   7 Point Scale  -3 to +3

10 Acceptability - considering if the option is likely to be resisted or welcomed by elected members, stakeholders, or the general public.  7 Point Scale  -3 to +3

11 Alignment with local plans and policies. 7 Point Scale  -3 to +3


On the subject of 'local plans and policies, I noticed in the report a reference to : 'a long-term plan to provide tram-train services to Marple to boost public transport connectivity, and the provision of two new major road schemes (A6 to M60 Relief Road and High Lane-Disley Relief Road), which may draw car trips away from the road network around Marple Town Centre'. but if I remember correctly the A6 to M60 relief road scheme, sadly, is dead in the water. Which reminds us that this overdue report is already out of date!

It will be interesting to find out what the area committee makes of it all tomorrow. Personally I'm reserving judgment until I've read the report again, but my initial reactions is that option 2 has quite a bit going for it. I like the 'shared area' idea for Market Street and Derby Way, assuming that it will be something like Park Lane in Poynton?   In fact, I'd go further and extend it across Stockport Road outside the Hollins, creating a continuous semi-pedestrianised 'shared area' from the Memorial Park though to Church Lane, via Market Street.

As for option 1, that one way 'gyratory' of Station Road, Hollins Lane and Stockport Road is surely bonkers!

Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: jimblob on January 25, 2022, 01:53:20 PM
It's all in the 88-page Atkins Report, GM, but it takes some reading, and I don't envy our hard-working councillors having to digest it in time for tomorrow's meeting......   ::)

To save you ploughing through it, GM, here's the answer to your question (p7): 'This purpose of this study is to develop options which meet the defined objectives for Marple Town Centre and provide the desired outcomes which will be determined as part of this study.'   

And here are the specific objectives:   


7 Add value to local economy and community including health and wellbeing of residents and visitors.

11 Alignment with local plans and policies. 7 Point Scale  -3 to +3


On the subject of 'local plans and policies, the A6 to M60 relief road scheme, sadly, is dead in the water. Which reminds us that this overdue report is already out of date!


A great summary @Dave and as you quite rightly point out, the plan is already out of date (ref also the plans for a swimmng pool in Memorial Park missing too). All of this is great but for me the standout requirement amongst all the "nice to haves" is number 7. Adding value to the local economy. That only works (as is the case with Poynton), where there is a bypass to remove through traffic but a road system that encourages traffic, visitors and therefore money in! these schemes make Marple a bottleneck (option 2 less so) that will drive away anyone other than those who have no choice other than to have to travel through... HGVs, and folks trying to get somewhere else.
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on January 25, 2022, 02:39:22 PM
It's all in the 88-page Atkins Report, GM, but it takes some reading, and I don't envy our hard-working councillors having to digest it in time for tomorrow's meeting......   ::)
Good to have a well considered and informative post @Dave

The WalkRide Marple Group has given me permission to post their comments on this as follows:

WalkRide Marple - comments on Marple Transport Study briefing

WalkRide Marple is a group of local people covering in wider Marple area including Marple Bridge, High Lane, Compstall, Mellor and other communities formed in 2019 to promote the health, environment and economic benefits of walking and riding in all its forms including scooters, cycling and horse riding. We are non-party political.

We were pleased to be briefed on the Marple Transport Study in November 2021. We appreciate the amount of effort that has gone into the study. We have comments on the specific options, but first would like to raise some points of principle. We must be clear on the issues, aims and objectives before choosing how to solve them.

We still have not been allowed to see the Mini Holland grant application for Marple to know what area wide mitigation is proposed that would impact the design of the Marple centre scheme.

General principles Firstly, the study has been carried out with too general objectives and has then tried to fit in all the traffic plus assumed ‘required’ features (such as two-way cycle lane on Stockport Road), rather than an analyse the function of various roads, followed by a placemaking exercise to make sure the public realm created meets those needs (including of course the need for servicing, the need for people to move in vehicles, and to park). As a result, the options are heavily engineered (and expensive) and fail to provide the placemaking required to make Marple a good place for people, or for business. Methodology and results are significantly inferior to comparable schemes in Greater London.

Secondly, we are not convinced that a two-way cycle lane on Stockport Road is needed, desirable or feasible for a range of reasons: We do not think a gyratory could create decent conditions for people or business in Marple - we do not know of, and so far no-one has suggested a single example in the UK where this had been achieved. We would like to keep an open mind, but think it is unlikely it could work.

Thirdly, the active/low traffic neighbourhood elements of any scheme - essentially reducing through-traffic on residential streets including Church Lane and Cross Lane using modal filters - needs to be a high priority and not forgotten amongst the other discussions. Ensuring cars stick to the main roads is essential in the age of Google Maps which routes vehicles along side streets. There is also more that can be done on this in the 'do-minimum' in the short term.

Fourthly, we think that more consideration needs to be given to people with various mobility difficulties. Creation of an inevitably fast moving gyratory, plus a large amount of extra engineering may make it much more difficult overall for people not in cars to move around.

Fifthly, it is hard to comment in detail until we have sight of the report (and the Mini-Holland bid) – we do not wish to comment on detailed layouts until we get the fundamentals right.
Sixthly, the proposals do not appear to take account of the new Pool/Library and the need for sustainable access.

Lastly, the proposals are engineering-led and permanent. For instance, we think there is an opportunity for off -peak or weekend access restrictions to the town centre section of Stockport Road. This could create an attractive place for walking, cycling, accessing public transport and people socialising, without creating peak hour congestion. It could be done on a trial basis and adjusted as needed. The Council only seems to think in terms of expensive, engineering.

 Initial general queries Detailed comments We do not want to make detailed comments until we can see the main report, however one point we wish to make is that the MACAWs option just feels like an over-engineered extension of the do-minimum option - just a few buildouts and crossings, which won’t be enough to tempt people out of their cars. It doesn't do anything for the significant issues on Church Lane. And it proposes some odd new signalised junctions that may not be justified.

We think the next stage of the study needs to be much more about place-making, urban realm, and pedestrian improvements (probably revisiting the PJA proposals). If a good cycle network can be mapped out that doesn’t involve/require protected cycle lanes on the main road, but perhaps uses a filtered Church Lane for example and good crossings over a street scape/urban realm/pedestrian scheme on the town centre corridors, then this may emerge as the strongest option.

 
End of note.
(Last updated 10/1/22)
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on January 25, 2022, 02:48:30 PM
And this is the email that WalkRide sent to Marple Councillors on Sunday 23 January, again reproduced with permission:

Email WalkRide Marple to Marple Councillors 23 January 2022

Good evening. The Marple Transport Study is due to be discussed at Marple Area Committee on Wednesday. I think it is unlikely WalkRide Marple will be able to attend, partly because the meeting is in Stockport rather than Marple – but I hope you will be able to take our views into account in your decision.
 
We received a briefing about the much-delayed consultant-officer report (which we, along with the Neighbourhood Forum were excluded from participating in) in late in 2021 and emailed our thoughts to you on 10 January. We still think there are significant issues that need to be clarified before it makes sense for options in the report to be developed. These include that we:
In particular, at the briefing we asked if officers knew of any gyratory scheme anywhere in the UK that had made conditions acceptable for either pedestrians or cyclists. The fact that officers did not respond suggests that actually, a gyratory as well as increasing the distance traffic travels in the centre of Marple (including pollution, climate change gas emissions and congestion), and encouraging rat-running outside the centre (such as Cross Lane/Buxton Lane) is incompatible with making the centre of Marple a place that people want to shop, live or work in.
 
We would therefore ask that Councillors defer the report (it is two years late anyway, so a couple of months will make little difference) so that officers have time to respond to our questions and any others that are raised by yourselves or at the meeting. We would like to work constructively with the Council, but so far we have not been given the chance.
 
Many thanks for listening to us.

WalkRide Marple
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: Condate on January 25, 2022, 03:17:49 PM
It's all in the 88-page Atkins Report, GM, but it takes some reading, and I don't envy our hard-working councillors having to digest it in time for tomorrow's meeting......   ::)

Oh dear! How do people come up with this stuff?

Marple is already a very pedestrian friendly place and has been for years. I doesn't need any changes (apart from removing the supposed traffic calming measure of last year). It certainly doesn't need the anti-car nonsense, unless of course the idea is to destroy Marple and turn it into an economic desert.

Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: jimblob on January 25, 2022, 03:26:28 PM
Oh dear! How do people come up with this stuff?

Marple is already a very pedestrian friendly place and has been for years. I doesn't need any changes (apart from removing the supposed traffic calming measure of last year). It certainly doesn't need the anti-car nonsense, unless of course the idea is to destroy Marple and turn it into an economic desert.
with you 100% @Condate
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: andrewbowden on January 25, 2022, 07:15:55 PM
It's interesting that most of the talk has focused on the gyratory and the crazy one way systems.  Which I am sure would be much loved by the residents of Church Lane...

Haven't seen much thought on Option 2 which seems calmer, and more sensible to me.

And it reminds me of the old adage of how you present options for consideration.  It's often done by officials and others.  I have done it myself.

You have to provide multiple options.   One is the one you really want people to select.  How do you ensure this?  Well make sure the other option(s) are something no one in their right mind would ever choose.
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: andrewbowden on January 25, 2022, 07:35:21 PM
I will caveat the below by saying all I have really some is look at the two maps and haven't read the full document. 
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: GM on January 26, 2022, 08:27:07 AM
Or have a little backbone as a locally elected official and say none of these options are suitable and reject the proposal to waste money.
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on January 26, 2022, 09:11:41 AM
Watch Live tonight from 6pm

As many will have learned since the post on Monday 24th, tonight at Marple Area Committee Meeting Marple's six Local Councillors will considered two schemes that have been proposed by council officers in a report entitled "Capability Fund – Marple District Centre Walking and Cycling Improvements". They are being asked to consider the contents of the report and recommend that the Cabinet Member (Economy & Regeneration) approves the development of one or both of the different approaches (Options 1 and 2) and subsequent consultation for the proposals.

You can watch councillors discuss this live tonight from 6pm (item 8 on the agenda) via this direct link:

https://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=27506&EVT=101&DT=A (https://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=27506&EVT=101&DT=A)

Here are some direct links to the documents:

Capability Fund – Marple District Centre Walking and Cycling Improvements (https://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/documents/s198909/Capability%20Fund%20Marple%20District%20Centre%20Walking%20and%20Cycling%20Improvements.pdf) PDF 341 KB

Additional documents:
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: jimblob on January 26, 2022, 09:29:36 AM
Watch Live tonight from 6pm
 They are being asked to consider the contents of the report and recommend that the Cabinet Member (Economy & Regeneration) approves the development of one or both of the different approaches
Let's hope they have the courage to dismiss both; the proposals are fixing a problem that doesn't exist and are now out of date. They don't include the proposals for a new swimming pool in memorial Park, nor do they take into account recent changes to the highway code (ridiculous as they are) which give higher priorities to pedestrians and cyclists over motor vehicles. Why build cycle lanes when now, cyclists are not obliged to use them and can ride two-a-breast on a road.
This is yet another example of wasting money and Stockport Highways Team and The Council interfering.
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: admin on January 26, 2022, 09:51:33 AM
Let's hope they have the courage to dismiss both; the proposals are fixing a problem that doesn't exist and are now out of date. They don't include the proposals for a new swimming pool in memorial Park, nor do they take into account recent changes to the highway code (ridiculous as they are) which give higher priorities to pedestrians and cyclists over motor vehicles. Why build cycle lanes when now, cyclists are not obliged to use them and can ride two-a-breast on a road.
This is yet another example of wasting money and Stockport Highways Team and The Council interfering.

Personally I think the option (2) to close Church Lane to through traffic could have some merit so long as they can do it in such a way to accommodate residents access and parking. There has long been a problem with HGVs going up Church Lane and it would put a stop to that. I'm not convinced the road is wide enough to do this but it could be worth looking at in more detail then consulting properly. if I were a local councillor that's what I'd be keen to understand but I agree with Dave that the gyratory idea is bonkers.

Edit: What I'd also like to see is for councillors to insist that officers work closely with WalkRide Marple to develop any such scheme as they are the ones with the local knowledge and expertise and are prepared to put in the effort to make their community better.
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: Howard on January 26, 2022, 10:32:56 AM
Personally I think the option (2) to close Church Lane to through traffic could have some merit so long as they can do it in such a way to accommodate residents access and parking. There has long been a problem with HGVs going up Church Lane and it would put a stop to that. I'm not convinced the road is wide enough to do this but it could be worth looking at in more detail then consulting properly. if I were a local councillor that's what I'd be keen to understand but I agree with Dave that the gyratory idea is bonkers.

Edit: What I'd also like to see is for councillors to insist that officers work closely with WalkRide Marple to develop any such scheme as they are the ones with the local knowledge and expertise and are prepared to put in the effort to make their community better.

I'm with you on Church Lane, Mark. Large vehicles going up that road are a menace. In fact, there are many cars that go up there WAY to fast for the width of the street. I'd like to see it as "access only" somehow. They'd have to look at improving the Stockport Road/Hibbert Lane junction somehow otherwise traffic heading to south Marple would just go via Cross Lane and Buxton Lane and that's not ideal either.
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: tonyjones on January 26, 2022, 10:52:29 AM
Closing Church Lane at the Station Road junction does make some sense but as to the rest of the proposal !
Making the roads one way will push all the west bound traffic through the centre of Marple and all the east bound traffic up Station Road including all the BIG lorries that head towards New Mills in contravention of the 7.5ton weight limit !
I admit that I have not read the 'new' highway code but am confused about Tiger, Zebra, Puffin, and Toucan crossings, and what is the difference between a roundabout and a 'Cyclops' style junction?
I have lived in Marple for over 50 years and never knew we had a High Street !
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: Condate on January 26, 2022, 11:11:59 AM
Really what we are looking at here are completely unnecessary changes to solve non-existent problems.  If this is what our councillors think is important, then we need to get rid of them and find others who can concentrate on other things. However, the councillors have an opportunity to show that they know what is good for Marple by rejecting all these proposals. By doing so, they would show they really care about Marple and its people.

Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: andrewbowden on January 26, 2022, 11:26:14 AM
Personally I think the option (2) to close Church Lane to through traffic could have some merit so long as they can do it in such a way to accommodate residents access and parking. There has long been a problem with HGVs going up Church Lane and it would put a stop to that. I'm not convinced the road is wide enough to do this but it could be worth looking at in more detail then consulting properly. if I were a local councillor that's what I'd be keen to understand but I agree with Dave that the gyratory idea is bonkers.

I walk down Church Lane a lot and it's horrible due to the traffic.  And it's mostly through traffic on there, so closing it off would probably work okay for locals using it to get to their houses in a two-way scenario.  There's enough side roads for people to access it.  May need a couple of passing places but it could work.

Some may claim changes to Church Lane are unnecessary.  But it's being used as a cut through.
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: jimblob on January 26, 2022, 11:58:28 AM
option2 seems to pander to Puffins, Tigers and Zebras, making it easier for them to cross... what about the poor Toucans?
People with One eye will also be safer with the proposed Cyclops junctions!
 ::)
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: GM on January 26, 2022, 12:28:34 PM
Jimblob, your forgetting that atleast the Toucan can fly away to a place that needs all this money squandering 🙂
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: Deniseredmini on January 26, 2022, 02:10:45 PM
It would help to reduce traffic going up Church Lane if the petrol station traffic was allowed out of the entrance on Stockport Road rather than having to exit and turn right onto Church Lane. 
Title: Re: Marple Area Committee Meetings [Until 6 April 2022]
Post by: andrewbowden on January 26, 2022, 02:20:55 PM
I admit that I have not read the 'new' highway code but am confused about Tiger, Zebra, Puffin, and Toucan crossings, and what is the difference between a roundabout and a 'Cyclops' style junction?

Zebra crossing is your standard crossing with flashing yellow lights, for pedestrians.
If I have this right, a Tiger crossing is a zebra but cyclists can use it too.  They're relatively new I think.  Certainly not common.  The stripes used to be yellow.

Puffin crossing is a light operated crossing where the red and green man lights are on the same side of the road as you.  The crossing on Stockport Road/Hollins Lane is a Puffin crossing.  They usually have sensors too to detect what pedestrians are doing.  They're generally believed to be better than the older Pelican crossing as the lights are placed to your right so you are focusing your attention in the direction of traffic rather than the older style Pelicans where your focus is on the red/green across the road.  Apparently it's not possible to install new pelicans anymore - they have to be Puffins instead.

Toucan crossing is a Puffin/Pelican but with bike option as well.

For good measure there's a Peagasus crossing here it's pedestrians/horses.

Cyclops crossings are very rare and very new, but they're growing and they're going to become a lot more common.  IThey focus on the safe crossing of pedestrians and cyclists at busy junctions, with safe routes around them for both.  They're designed to avoid accidents and cyclists can turn right on a separate dedicated lane if they wish.

More information here about Greater Manchester's first Cyclops junction is in this: https://news.tfgm.com/news/manchester-opens-uks-first-cyclops-junction