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Title: Lock 11 rebuild
Post by: Dudleian on January 31, 2019, 05:13:28 PM
I'm sure that I'm not the only one following the progress of the rebuilding of Lock 11 adjacent to the Memorial Park and I was wondering if anyone is liaising with the contractors and could possibly post progress reports?
There is only one accessible public vantage point for the works but this gives only a limited view of what is going on and inevitably results in guesswork as to the state of progress - for instance I see now that there is a heap of what appear to be sections of the recent piling work carried out before Christmas.
Anyone else interested, or is it just me?
Title: Re: Lock 11 rebuild
Post by: amazon on January 31, 2019, 10:07:35 PM
I'm sure that I'm not the only one following the progress of the rebuilding of Lock 11 adjacent to the Memorial Park and I was wondering if anyone is liaising with the contractors and could possibly post progress reports?
There is only one accessible public vantage point for the works but this gives only a limited view of what is going on and inevitably results in guesswork as to the state of progress - for instance I see now that there is a heap of what appear to be sections of the recent piling work carried out before Christmas.
Anyone else interested, or is it just me?
Due to finish before April for the boating season .
Title: Re: Lock 11 rebuild
Post by: admin on February 07, 2019, 05:37:17 AM
Here is the latest news from CRT, dated yesterday at 17:24:

Unfortunately, whilst the works at Marple Lock 11 have been progressing steadily throughout the winter so far, they are a few weeks behind our original intended schedule.

It is now planned to re-open the canal to boats by close of play on Friday 24th May 2019. Delays have been encountered in the piling phase of the works, with the augering of the ground and reinforced concrete pile installation behind the existing lock walls proving slower than expected, as well as having to address some design changes due to site constraints. However, the piling is now complete, ensuring the ground is stable so that the failed lock walls can be carefully dismantled.

Given the progression of the works to date, at this stage we now have more certainty regarding the expected duration of the next phase; take-down of both lock walls, followed by their re-building back to the correct alignment. This is complex and time consuming, as the walls are being re-constructed like-for-like, in order to comply with heritage requirements.  Lock 11 is a Grade II Listed structure.

We apologise for this ongoing closure, and are pushing forward to complete the re-construction of the lock as soon as possible.

Note: the extra post made in error and others responding to it have been removed.
Title: Re: Lock 11 rebuild
Post by: admin on March 12, 2019, 12:38:55 PM
Lock 11 Update:

It was interesting to pay a visit to CRT and Kier in the park today and see how they are getting on with the repairs to Lock 11 - shame it was so cold and wet!

As you can see from the photos, the stonework is now all removed from the lock and they will soon be ready to start rebuilding it back up.

Currently they feel they are on schedule to re-open for boats on Friday 24 May, as the latest statement posted in February below.

One of the key concerns locally is the impact of the works on Marple Carnival on 15th June and several members of the Carnival  Committee plus Ted Morley (Fun Fair owner) attended today's meeting to discuss options to accommodate the Fun Fair on Carnival Day. Everyone seemed happy with the provisional plans made and there will be another meeting in early May to firm up details and consider where the work is up to at the time.

Thank you to CRT and Kier for their hospitality and to Stockport Council's Greenspace team for organising the meeting.

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Title: Re: Lock 11 rebuild
Post by: Dudleian on March 12, 2019, 01:49:54 PM
Thanks for the update Mark. Some good photos there that show the extent and depth of the workings that others may not realise.
Are there any plans to open up the workings to the public as happened with the rebuild further up the flight?
Title: Re: Lock 11 rebuild
Post by: Mr Marple on March 12, 2019, 02:32:38 PM
I'm very hopeful that the ground will be ready for the fun fair come the Friday before Carnival day.

This gives me hope and no doubt the Carnival Committee will be happy(with crossed fingers, of course).
Title: Re: Lock 11 rebuild
Post by: admin on March 12, 2019, 02:51:06 PM
Are there any plans to open up the workings to the public as happened with the rebuild further up the flight?

This was only touched on briefly but I don't believe so. They are under a lot of pressure to get the Cheshire Ring reopened and the scaffold would need to be reconfigured to do this, hence causing delay. So I'm pretty sure it won't happen. Will ask again when we next meet though.
Title: Re: Lock 11 rebuild
Post by: amazon on March 12, 2019, 09:33:19 PM
This was only touched on briefly but I don't believe so. They are under a lot of pressure to get the Cheshire Ring reopened and the scaffold would need to be reconfigured to do this, hence causing delay. So I'm pretty sure it won't happen. Will ask again when we next meet though.
Why dont u use the area were the Apple trees are planted Arkwright road .theres plenty of room for parking as well .
Title: Re: Lock 11 rebuild
Post by: Howard on April 10, 2019, 09:57:13 AM
As I was walking through the park yesterday, around lock 11, I noticed the house at the top of Garth Road, the small spur off Station Road which is being used to access the park for lock repairs. The house looks empty and the upstairs windows appear to have been broken. Does anyone know what's happening to it? Often if small incidents of vandalism aren't addressed, bigger ones happen.
Title: Re: Lock 11 rebuild
Post by: admin on May 20, 2019, 10:24:25 PM
Lock 11 Update:

Visited Lock 11 again today with representatives of the Carnival Team, the Council's Greenspace Team and Cllr. @Malcolm Allan

Everything is on-track for opening the lock for navigation on Friday 24 May, as previously advised.

Plans were agreed for the state that the site would be left in for Marple Carnival on the 15th June and a meeting was scheduled for 10 June for a final visit.

Full reinstatement of the site will take place after Marple Carnival. Some planting activities may have to be left until the late autumn, which is the best time for tree/shrub planting.

Unfortunately there was no opportunity to take photos during the visit.
Title: Marple Locks
Post by: Randonneur on May 24, 2019, 03:23:25 PM
Just noticed a boat passing through the locks for the first time for nearly a year, can I assume Lock 11 works have been successfully completely and normal service has resumed?
Title: Re: Lock 11 rebuild
Post by: ringi on May 24, 2019, 05:03:33 PM
I assume the footpath that has been damaged with their lorries crossing it will be rebuilt.
Title: Re: Marple Locks
Post by: admin on May 24, 2019, 05:04:01 PM
Just noticed a boat passing through the locks for the first time for nearly a year, can I assume Lock 11 works have been successfully completely and normal service has resumed?

Hi @Randonneur - I've merged your enquiry with the thread about Lock 11 repairs, as it has lots of history about your question. But yes, the locks are open for navigation from today.
Title: Re: Lock 11 rebuild
Post by: amazon on May 24, 2019, 07:30:13 PM
I assume the footpath that has been damaged with their lorries crossing it will be rebuilt.
Of coarse it will be rebuilt they have not yet reinstated where  there compound was .
Title: Re: Lock 11 rebuild
Post by: admin on May 26, 2019, 07:54:05 AM
It was great to see Lock 11 open again yesterday and boats at last passing through the canal.

CRT and their contractors have done a very good job and we look forward to the park being fully reinstated after Marple Carnival.

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Title: Re: Lock 11 rebuild
Post by: MarpleHarry on June 06, 2019, 10:16:54 AM
Took a walk around the canal yesterday and have to agree with Admin that the job has been completed to a very high standard indeed, I assume it's because it was a heritage project but you really can't tell that it's not original.......however I spotted this notice on the compound fence, have there been some Doctors (medical) working on the project ?
Title: Re: Lock 11 rebuild
Post by: My login is Henrietta on June 20, 2019, 12:30:06 PM
Took a walk around the canal yesterday and have to agree with Admin that the job has been completed to a very high standard indeed, I assume it's because it was a heritage project but you really can't tell that it's not original.......however I spotted this notice on the compound fence, have there been some Doctors (medical) working on the project ?
"Patients" - perhaps they boiled them down for glue to repair the lock gates.

I spent 35 years teaching History and English. Training in the late 1960s-early 1970s it was dinned into us that insisting on good grammar and accurate spelling and punctuation interfered with the pupils' creativity. During my last year at college (1971), while on my final Teaching Practice, I was giving a spelling test, on the instructions of the class teacher, when my College Tutor turned up. After sitting in the classroom during the spelling test she played hell with me and threatened to fail me, not only on that year's Practice  but the whole course!! Fortunately, the class teacher and the Headmaster told her off in no uncertain terms and complained to the College Principal and she backed down.

It doesn't surprise me that otherwise intelligent men and women can't spell!

I'm afraid I was frequently on the carpet, as a qualified teacher, because I insisted on correct spelling and grammar in both English and History written work. It's not surprising then, that towards the end of my working life I worked in a school with a young (30-ish) Headmaster who couldn't spell - He frequently asked me to "mark" his spelling in his correspondence!!

Hope I haven't made any spelling mistakes in this post  ;)
Title: Re: Lock 11 rebuild
Post by: Cyberman on June 22, 2019, 01:12:01 PM
"Patients" - perhaps they boiled them down for glue to repair the lock gates.

I spent 35 years teaching History and English. Training in the late 1960s-early 1970s it was dinned into us that insisting on good grammar and accurate spelling and punctuation interfered with the pupils' creativity. During my last year at college (1971), while on my final Teaching Practice, I was giving a spelling test, on the instructions of the class teacher, when my College Tutor turned up. After sitting in the classroom during the spelling test she played hell with me and threatened to fail me, not only on that year's Practice  but the whole course!! Fortunately, the class teacher and the Headmaster told her off in no uncertain terms and complained to the College Principal and she backed down.

It doesn't surprise me that otherwise intelligent men and women can't spell!

I'm afraid I was frequently on the carpet, as a qualified teacher, because I insisted on correct spelling and grammar in both English and History written work. It's not surprising then, that towards the end of my working life I worked in a school with a young (30-ish) Headmaster who couldn't spell - He frequently asked me to "mark" his spelling in his correspondence!!

Hope I haven't made any spelling mistakes in this post  ;)

I was going to challenge you on "Dinned" (first line) but it is a real word which I'd never heard before. One for my Scrabble vocabluary.