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Events / Re: Climate Crisis in Marple [Sunday 29th September 2019]
« Last post by admin on Today at 07:51:42 AM »
Climate Crisis in Marple!

Sunday 29 September, 2.30—5.30pm is the time to discover and work out what we can all do to play our part both as individuals and community to combat the effect of Climate Change.



Dr Chris Jones from the Tyndall Climate Research Centre at Manchester University will explain the facts and realities of Climate Change and together attendees will explore how we can adapt our lifestyle to make changes to our carbon emissions.  The event will incorporate stalls and displays and there is an Art Competition for the local schools.

The afternoon will conclude with people being encouraged to make community and individual pledges to change our lifestyles to benefit the environment.  So whether it is never again buying cling film or wet wipes or abandoning the tumble dryer and the car to growing our own vegetables and only eating meat once a week, the aim of the afternoon is to encourage people to discover the changes we can all make to cut our carbon emissions to zero in the Manchester target of 2038.
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Local Issues / Re: Parking, Stockport Road, Bus area outside Costa to Greenhalghs
« Last post by andrewbowden on September 20, 2019, 07:21:22 PM »
The point is that the Council; no matter who runs it, is not going to do a good job. It is too remote and includes only six members from Marple. It also tries to interfere in too many areas where local people are much better placed to do the job.

Too remote?  Stockport town hall is four miles away.  Disley is run from Macclesfield.  And is run by a council with a far bigger area of operation.

I really struggle to see how Stockport can be too remote.

As for localness, isn't that exactly what the Marple Area Committee is for?  What's the alternative?  A tiny council covering just Marple that has next to no money to do anything and no economies of scale? 
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Local Issues / Re: Parking, Stockport Road, Bus area outside Costa to Greenhalghs
« Last post by Condate on September 20, 2019, 05:20:27 PM »
Well if you think you could do better, stand for election.

No point in just sniping from the sidelines, moaning and complaining.

Do something about it.

The point is that the Council; no matter who runs it, is not going to do a good job. It is too remote and includes only six members from Marple. It also tries to interfere in too many areas where local people are much better placed to do the job.
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Local Issues / Re: Greater Manchester Cycling and Walking Strategy.
« Last post by CTCREP on September 20, 2019, 04:41:58 PM »
For those interested, there is to be a meeting in Fred Perry House, next to the Town Hall, starting at 6pm on Monday 30th of September. There is to be a presentation from Transport for Greater Manchester.  In the past these meetings were open to anyone with an interest in cycling, but just to be sure you may wish to contact Stockport's Cycling Officer   don.naylor@stockport.gov.uk

I would hope that those who live in the Marple area would question why Marple appears to have been left out of the proposals, particularly when National Cycle Network Route 55 - the Middlewood Way into Stockport has been waiting for over ten years to be completed.  Contrary to our understand, from when this was first proposed, the Council now claims this is an aspirational route requiring an additional bridge over the River Goyt. This may or may not be the case, but the cost of changing the road layout on Millgate, to provide an unwanted shared footpath and cycleway, would probably have more than covered the cost of the possibly unnecessary  bridge.
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Local Issues / Re: Parking, Stockport Road, Bus area outside Costa to Greenhalghs
« Last post by jimblob on September 20, 2019, 10:17:21 AM »
Well if you think you could do better, stand for election.

No point in just sniping from the sidelines, moaning and complaining.

Do something about it.
I'm merly expresisng an opinion. I'm old enough and wise enough to know it'll not change with or without my intervention and anyhow; I can't afford to, the salary wouldn't cover my exorbitant council tax bill.
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Local Issues / Re: Parking, Stockport Road, Bus area outside Costa to Greenhalghs
« Last post by andrewbowden on September 20, 2019, 10:11:27 AM »
I'll second that. It seems the more fingers they have in more pies the easier to justify their existence but the more they can mess up and then blame cuts because they don't have enough money.

Well if you think you could do better, stand for election.

No point in just sniping from the sidelines, moaning and complaining.

Do something about it.
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Local Issues / Re: Parking, Stockport Road, Bus area outside Costa to Greenhalghs
« Last post by jimblob on September 20, 2019, 09:18:01 AM »
Indeed. I don't think people would object to paying more if they thought the Council was actually capable of using the money well. However, like the majority of people, I don't trust the council to do so and wouldn't, regardless of who was in charge. Furthermore, I think the council tries to get involved in many areas which we could well do without and where we the council tax payers are much better at using our money for the benefit of the community than any council.
I'll second that. It seems the more fingers they have in more pies the easier to justify their existence but the more they can mess up and then blame cuts because they don't have enough money.
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Marple Ex-Pats / Re: Hi from Spain
« Last post by admin on September 20, 2019, 09:03:50 AM »
Got it! I was searching for "Boys" not "Lads"



Marple Church Brigade Lads c1950
This photo of the Church Lads Brigade (CLB) and Junior Training Corps (JTC) was taken in the old Parish Hall on Chadwick St. The company was attached to All Saints' Church. Names we know are added to the comments. Can you help fill the gaps? Provided by Alan McFall.

CLB back row L to R:Bob Smith, Brian Morfee, Ray Taylor, unknown.
CLB middle row L to R: David Seymour(?), Barry Shaw, Keith Barber, unknown.
JTC: of the 5 younger lads on right (with ties) the middle one at the front is Bob Ingham and the one behind him may be a Bradbury (son of the Market St Cobbler), the others are not known.
Can you help identify anyone better?
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Marple Ex-Pats / Re: Hi from Spain
« Last post by smorfee on September 20, 2019, 07:22:59 AM »
The photo ti's a black and. White it names people underneath and my dad is mentioned
Moved to Spain Spain when I retired in 2012 only 59 now though
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Marple Festival / Re: Marple Food and Drink Festival 2019 [Saturday 21 September 2019]
« Last post by admin on September 20, 2019, 07:08:11 AM »
The Marple Food and Drink Festival is tomorrow!

As well as lots of wonderful food and drink stalls, the Marple Poppy Appeal team will be featuring a stall themed on Food Rationing during the wars and Friends of Marple Memorial Park will be sharing the stall with them to promote their new 50-50 Club and what the group does for the park and beyond.

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