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sooty2

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« Reply #743 on: August 27, 2011, 11:51:50 PM »
Yes JMC,If a successful competitor was to take root,the co-op could close,it has been known,then a major electrical store could move in.then perhaps a shoe shop,alternative clothes shop, we could have everything we need.But sadly the college could quite selfishly sell to a major supemarket planning permission agreed :'(

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« Reply #742 on: August 27, 2011, 11:19:49 PM »
I heard today that the pro supemarket people on FaceBbook think that the Marple in action group are against another supermarket in Marple.Most people are not and agree the co-op is too expensive and needs competition.The posters say no to a supermarket on Hibbert Lane!!We don't want our town killing off with a huge supermarket.A new supermarket doen't need to be massive to give us better prices and more choice.

But many of them want exactly that if you read the posts and listen to those for a supermarket, a big supermarket where they can get electricals/clothes etc and not have to travel into Stockport etc. is what they want. A small one (perhaps more central) will still mean that the Co-op is the main supermarket.

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« Reply #741 on: August 27, 2011, 11:07:09 PM »
I was timed out on this one Neil as I was trying to modify.What I wanted to say was that whoever you are.Low income especially,middle income and high earners Dont suck up to them,letting them in is playing right in to their greedy,couldn't give a toss hands as they go home to their real mansions all over the world. The type not seen around these parts!Wake up and smell the coffee,be it instant or filter.

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« Reply #740 on: August 27, 2011, 10:52:18 PM »
Oh wouldn't it just be in the centre of residential housing?On two counts!Lyme Grove,Mount Drive,Hibbert Lane and Cotefield for one, and Buxton Lane, Peacefield, Cross Lane, Carver Road and once again Hibbert Lane on the second. Sorry if i've left any road out.Quite a way from Hollins Green Road wouldn't you say?I'm allright Jack,springs to mind. who would run a cafe/coffe shop on a dead street?Perhaps the colleges intentions were always to take the money and run?After all the principal who is selling is retiring soon,maybe to Stoke where I believe she lives or somewhere a little more exotic?

If my salary was over £100k plus a further £15k going into my pension pot each year on top of that, Stoke wouldn't be top of my retirement destination list  ;)

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« Reply #739 on: August 27, 2011, 10:43:50 PM »
Oh wouldn't it just be in the centre of residential housing?On two counts!Lyme Grove,Mount Drive,Hibbert Lane and Cotefield for one, and Buxton Lane, Peacefield, Cross Lane, Carver Road and once again Hibbert Lane on the second. Sorry if i've left any road out.Quite a way from Hollins Green Road wouldn't you say?I'm allright Jack,springs to mind. who would run a cafe/coffe shop on a dead street?Perhaps the colleges intentions were always to take the money and run?After all the principal who is selling is retiring soon,maybe to Stoke where I believe she lives or somewhere a little more exotic?

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« Reply #738 on: August 27, 2011, 10:15:42 PM »
Can Marple in Action say whether they value having the sixth-form college in Marple? Because, if they succeed in blocking the college's development and the college WERE to decide to consolidate on the Cheadle site instead then:
(a) Marple's 17- and 18-year-olds will have a very long way to travel; (a Marple-Hall sixth form isn't an option; they are at capacity already);
(b) all those pie and sandwich shops relying on student footfall during the week will lose it;
(c) you will have two sites on Hibbert Lane and Buxton Lane left to the developers or just to rot.
Then MIA will very effectively have damaged the community, small businesses and Hibbert-Lane/Buxton-Lane environment that they apparently set out to protect.

Marple has a much larger population now than when the "Marple Centre" boundaries were drawn and the present co-op was built; there is no logic to trying to keep its total retail outlet to a 1950's size. An additional supermarket of comparable size to the college buildings on Hibbert Lane would not impinge on any of Marple's beautiful waterways or green spaces, would be closer to the geographic centre of the present-day residential housing, and would not in any way prevent people shopping, socialising or just enjoying a quiet cup of coffee in the existing precinct.

Alternatively, Marple could lose its 6th-form provision.


 

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« Reply #737 on: August 27, 2011, 09:34:00 PM »
i walked through Marple this afternoon and saw 3 people approached to sign who refused,  personally i dont mind the supermarket as its pros outweighs its cons, also i watched the protest march and recognised about 2 or 3 people that i knew,I  am Marple born and bred I work in Marple so why didn't I recognise anyone else Marple isn't the small village you keep making out.

I was on the march and I recognised dozens and I've only lived here 22 years. There were people I see at carnivals, food festivals and other local events, in pubs or just shopping in the town centre.

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« Reply #736 on: August 27, 2011, 09:28:16 PM »
i walked through Marple this afternoon and saw 3 people approached to sign who refused,  personally i dont mind the supermarket as its pros outweighs its cons, also i watched the protest march and recognised about 2 or 3 people that i knew,I  am Marple born and bred I work in Marple so why didn't I recognise anyone else Marple isn't the small village you keep making out.

 You saw three people who refused vs the 860 have been more than happy to sign the petition today? Hardly a comparison. I collected some signatures today and was surprised by the number of people who visit Marple from other areas who emphatically do NOT want this development. I spoke to a couple from Hazel Grove who told me that they come here regularly because they like the shopping centre with all the different little shops and they talked at length about their dismay at the impact of having big supermarkets built in their area. I also spoke to people from High Lane and New Mills who felt equally as strongly.

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« Reply #735 on: August 27, 2011, 09:08:23 PM »
i walked through Marple this afternoon and saw 3 people approached to sign who refused,  personally i dont mind the supermarket as its pros outweighs its cons, also i watched the protest march and recognised about 2 or 3 people that i knew,I  am Marple born and bred I work in Marple so why didn't I recognise anyone else Marple isn't the small village you keep making out.

sooty2

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« Reply #734 on: August 27, 2011, 08:13:16 PM »
I heard today that the pro supemarket people on FaceBbook think that the Marple in action group are against another supermarket in Marple.Most people are not and agree the co-op is too expensive and needs competition.The posters say no to a supermarket on Hibbert Lane!!We don't want our town killing off with a huge supermarket.A new supermarket doen't need to be massive to give us better prices and more choice.

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« Reply #733 on: August 27, 2011, 06:27:35 PM »
700 that's brilliant! How many in total now?

It was actually 850 by the end of today, so ball-park figures are 3,850 plus 1,167 on-line (some of whom may also have signed the paper version).

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« Reply #732 on: August 27, 2011, 06:21:49 PM »
To have a fair point across on Saturday when you have been doing have your petition it would of been fair if you had had one for yes to supermarket to give it chance.

Start a petition/campaign then, why should those opposed to the supermarket do the job of those in favour?

If there are people who are "pro" then it is only fair that they should organise their own campaign. If there are enough of them they shouldn't have any problems. Having spoken to several people locally I know that there are those who have previously been in favour of a new supermarket but who have changed their minds after having read the lealets and spoken to campaigners about the impact this would have on Marple. So the "pros" may need to get their skates on!!

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« Reply #731 on: August 27, 2011, 06:09:55 PM »
I left the stall today at 2.30 pm  and we had even by that time collected over 700 signatures and people were still signing!  Not bad at all for a bank holiday weekend is it  ???

700 that's brilliant! How many in total now?

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« Reply #730 on: August 27, 2011, 05:28:11 PM »
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a new supermarket on Hibbert Lane could give a massive boost to Marple. As we all know, a good proportion of the 23,000 of us who live here do our main supermarket shop elsewhere, and yes, I plead guilty too!

If we can reverse that flow, so that we residents do our 'big shop' here, and also attract new shoppers from neighbouring areas, I believe we could begin to witness a revitalised town centre. Yes, some businesses would close because they can't compete with Tesco/Asda, but others would open, attracted to the town by the increased 'footfall'.

This section of a post on this topic is contradictory. If people shop elsewhere because they cannot get what they want in Marple currently, why would they walk 400 to 500 yards to a more depleted central area to shop for goods or services they can't buy in a Tesco or Asda situated in Hibbert Lane? The only way that would work would be a smaller groceries only outlet situated in the town itself.

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« Reply #729 on: August 27, 2011, 05:10:00 PM »
I left the stall today at 2.30 pm  and we had even by that time collected over 700 signatures and people were still signing!  Not bad at all for a bank holiday weekend is it  ???