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Local Issues / Re: Vote for Marple Memorial Park in UK's Favourite Parks 2022!
« Last post by admin on September 13, 2022, 06:27:54 AM »
It's official! Marple Memorial Park is one of the UK's Favourite Parks!

Friends of the Park were delighted to learn that our park was voted by the public as one of 14 favourite parks in the North West in a 2022 poll of the UK's Favourite Parks organised by Fields in Trust.

Bramhall Park was the only other Stockport park to make the list, so congratulations to them too.

Read more here:
Local Issues / Re: SMBC asked opinion on developing 180 homes at Offerton Sand and Gravel
« Last post by nbt on September 12, 2022, 10:02:15 AM »
I found it by using the map - if you click the highlighted area representing the application, the popup offers two links - "open in this tab" and "open in a new tab". Open in a new tab and copy the URL
Events / Juniper Jamboree Ceilidh for Marple Scouts [Saturday 8 October 2022]
« Last post by admin on September 12, 2022, 06:22:14 AM »
Juniper Jamboree Ceilidh at Marple Scout Hut: Saturday 8th October 2022

Doors 7pm, Ceilidh 7.30pm

A night of music and dancing suitable for all ages

Don't worry if you've never been to a Ceilidh before as expert callers will guide you through the night and teach you all you need to know.

All proceeds will go to support sending 5 Marple Scout members to the 25th World Scout Jamboree in South Korea.

Tickets £15 in advance - £20 on the door (price includes a hot meal).

Monthly Events / Re: Task Day in Memorial Park [Last Saturday each month]
« Last post by admin on September 11, 2022, 04:14:46 PM »
Task Day 10 September 2022

Friends of the Park were busy in the park again yesterday, and with hedge trimming at the Band Room a little bit overdue we were delighted with the performance of our new battery-powered hedge cutters purchased with our Stockport CAN Fund Award back in May this year. Volunteers also got stuck into maintenance of the main flowerbeds, which are now starting to turn.

As autumn approaches it's also time to begin dismantling the School Gardens and St. Mary's responded very quickly to our request to remove plants, so theirs was the first to go. All plants are being reused by the schools and we have plans for the backing boards to reappear in the park soon. We are also recycling the timber and sleepers at the allotment bed in front of Hollins House. This follows on from Marple Allotment Association giving up the beds after more than 10 years. So we are planning to give them a boost by creating raised vegetable beds at the rear.

Infants Play Area picnic bench tops

On Friday, following the great work done by AstraZeneca to create hard-standings under the benches, we installed one of the picnic bench top that we've had in our store for a while. The first one is a little town-scape that is perfect for toy vehicles. The second, which should be installed soon, is a bit more educational.

The tops have been funded by our 50-50 Club and we hope that families with young children enjoy them.

Read more about our task days this year here:

PS: Wednesday 31st August

I forgot to mention that Friends of the Park were pleased to welcome 21 AstraZeneca employees to Marple Memorial Park as part of a scheme to give back to the community. It was certainly a great benefit for us to receive help with painting of the Infants Play Area fence and pruning of four large shrub beds. The volunteers also tackled a job we'd been planning to do ourselves, which was to create new hard-standings under the two Infants Play Area picnic benches. This was a real bonus as they paid for the materials as well as doing a great job!

Local Issues / Re: Queen's route to Marple in 1968.
« Last post by admin on September 09, 2022, 05:56:35 AM »
Rest in peace HM Queen Elizabeth II.

Here's a collage of images from the Queen's visit to Marple in May 1968 at Possett Bridge, where King Charles III, then Prince of Wales, also visited in 1981 for the launch of New Horizons:

It's nice to be reminded of the late Ray Noble when finding this old thread.

Sponsors' Events and Special Offers / Re: Thank you Marple Drama! - Marple Website Sponsor
« Last post by admin on September 08, 2022, 04:05:49 PM »

Marple Drama classes begin again on Saturday 10th September. They have spaces available in both classes.  Please get in touch.
Lakeside Tree Care - Marple Website Sponsor

Thank you to Lakeside Tree Care for renewing sponsorship of The Marple Website. Here's their banner, which appears on the Forum, the Main Site and the Virtual Tour:

Marple Tree Surgeon providing arboricultural services to the Northwest and beyond.

Learn more about Lakeside Tree Care on their website:

Or find them on Facebook:

Lakeside Tree Care also has a sponsors page in the Marple Website Community Directory:

If you would like to become a Marple Website Sponsor by taking out a banner advert on the main site, the forum and on the Virtual History Tour, then have a look here for more details:
Events / Society of Marple Artists 53rd Annual Exhibition: [16 - 17 September 2022]
« Last post by admin on September 08, 2022, 06:23:06 AM »
The Society of Marple Artists 53rd Annual Exhibition: 16th - 17th September 2022

The event will be held in Methodist Church Hall, Church Lane, Marple, SK6 7AY on Friday 16th September 10am - 9pm and on Saturday 17th September 10am - 5pm.

Monthly Events / Re: Make It Marple on Market Street [3rd Saturday Bi-Monthly]
« Last post by admin on September 08, 2022, 06:05:34 AM »
Marple Food and Drink Festival takes place on Saturday 17 September this year.

The festival is a celebration of our local cafes, bars, shops and businesses held on Market Street and Derby Way.

As well as food and drink stalls the event will once again feature the Make It Marple Artisan Market.

Local Issues / Re: RIP David Brindley 15 November 1936 - 22 August 2022
« Last post by admin on September 08, 2022, 04:33:51 AM »
Webcast details for David Brindley's Funeral at 3pm on Tuesday 13th September

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