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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2004, 07:24:04 AM »
Gordy,

I don't know the area of Marple you're thinking of moving to very well, so it's hard to comment specifically.

Having said that, after moving to Marple from the South in 1989, I think Marple is one of the nicer places to live and we've certainly never regretted it.

When we came here our kids were just starting primary school, now they're both working and the eldest has his own house in Marple too. So I think I can say from experience that it's a good place to bring up children.

There is trouble of course, there is everywhere, but there are many places that are much worse.

Regarding the pubs, I agree with what others have said - there's a pretty good cross section to suit most people's requirements. To echo what Peter said about the beer, although I love a pint of Robbie's, it would be nice if there was a bigger variety of brewers represented in the town to give a more varied selection!

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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2004, 03:14:01 PM »
Thanks for your replies

I have been looking at SMC website and it doesnt give very favourable stats for Marple

http://www.stockportmbc.gov.uk/cd/cd.htm

It looks like Marple has a problem with drugs and crime

Some people I have spoke to who know more about Marple than myself have the impression that there is often trouble and that it has a reputation of drugs

This is making me reconsider!

What do the people of Marple think about it?

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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2004, 11:48:11 PM »
Don't get me wrong, I like Robbies, it;s just that I wish we had more brewers to choose from!

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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2004, 08:32:46 PM »
It's a good place to live - much better than Poynton or Hazel Grove IMHO.  The town centre's nothing special but the people are friendly, there are still some good local shops, and the locality is great - lovely countryside right on your doorstep. Re schools my kids all went Marple Hall and they have done fine.  In fact I agree with Peter in all but one respect - the pubs being mostly Robbies is no problem!   '<img'>

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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2004, 01:40:16 PM »
Hi Gordy,
Everybody has a different opinion of Marple, I personally think its great here although like anywhere it has its problems. The forum is full of issues raised by our online community some good, some bad.
Hopefully somebody who lives around the Norbury Dr. area can give you more detail but I have always thought it appears a quietish, pleasant area.
Like everywhere else we have our share of idiots who like to try to spoil things but in the last couple of years Marple has been the receipient of quite a lot of investment and I think that we are beginning to see the benefit despite these young tosspots.
A very good selection of pubs (apart from the fact that they are virtually all Robinsons) which are generally well managed means you can go for a drink without worrying too much.

Hope your move goes OK

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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2004, 12:28:26 PM »
I am thinking of moving to Marple (Norbury Drive / Gloucester Ave / Alan Drive area) and would really appreciate your advice.

I am an ex pupil of Marple Hall and presently live in Hazel Grove. I am moving as I now need a family house and have always thought Marple was quite nice and I assume the schools are still good.

Is the area I am looking at good or are there better areas to look at (My budget is approx £180k)

What's the crime level like nowadays? I lived in Poynton for 6 months and the Graffiti there is ruining the village.

Are the pubs alright or are they full of scallys?

Any advice / info

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