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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #202 on: June 15, 2019, 07:30:22 PM »
And don't get me started on putting it in the Memorial Park!!

That is the perfect place to put a community leisure centre for future generations. It would replace 70's buildings with a modern centre for all.

So Yes I would like to get you started! What is wrong with upgrading the current Memorial park?

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« Reply #201 on: June 15, 2019, 05:12:01 PM »
Why can't they renew/replace the swimming pool where it is now. Cheaper than buying or "acquiring" a new site either as slum clearance or open land. The only factory locally is the Goyt Mill. Unsuitable parking, noise issues for local residents both during demolition and building to say nothing of once the "leisure centre" was opened.

Do we want to lose open land with possible wild-life issues, to say nothing of open air sites for people. The current pool is on a good bus route (not everyone has a car or can afford taxis).

And don't get me started on putting it in the Memorial Park!!
Goyt mill is for sale at 4 million really makes sence to put it there Marple park is ideal

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« Reply #200 on: June 15, 2019, 03:06:42 PM »
Drag it out people might forget we need a new swiming pool still not apointed a technical team typical stockport .look at the one in denton thats going up were oldham batteries used to be .
Why can't they renew/replace the swimming pool where it is now. Cheaper than buying or "acquiring" a new site either as slum clearance or open land. The only factory locally is the Goyt Mill. Unsuitable parking, noise issues for local residents both during demolition and building to say nothing of once the "leisure centre" was opened.

Do we want to lose open land with possible wild-life issues, to say nothing of open air sites for people. The current pool is on a good bus route (not everyone has a car or can afford taxis).

And don't get me started on putting it in the Memorial Park!!

Don't look for the light at the end of the tunnel -  stomp along there and turn the bl**dy thing on yourself!

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« Reply #199 on: June 15, 2019, 09:59:02 AM »
For ease, here's a copy of the new statement:

Marple Pool Project: Update 14th June 2019

Work is progressing on developing options for a replacement pool and leisure centre in Marple, which could also incorporate a range of other upgraded community facilities.

The Council is now in the final stages of appointing a technical team to move forward the next phase of the project. This work will develop a series of detailed designs.

In parallel with this, we are continuing to work on the funding model for a new centre and have already had preliminary discussions with potential external funders, including Sport England.

Although we are committed to providing a replacement pool and leisure centre in Marple, we do not want to raise expectations until we are confident that we have a range of options which are deliverable. Once we get to this stage, we will be carrying out a programme of engagement with local residents and other stakeholders.

We will provide a further update once we have appointed the technical team. We anticipate that this will be by the end of July.

Any queries on the project can be directed to marplepoolproject@stockport.gov.uk
Drag it out people might forget we need a new swiming pool still not apointed a technical team typical stockport .look at the one in denton thats going up were oldham batteries used to be .

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« Reply #198 on: June 15, 2019, 09:54:45 AM »
March update was:

Following the initial feasibility work, the project is now progressing with the development of a more detailed scheme....

June update is:

The Council is now in the final stages of appointing a technical team to move forward the next phase of the project. This work will develop a series of detailed designs.

So it has taken 3 months NOT to appoint a technical team !!

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« Reply #197 on: June 15, 2019, 08:30:12 AM »
For ease, here's a copy of the new statement:

Marple Pool Project: Update 14th June 2019

Work is progressing on developing options for a replacement pool and leisure centre in Marple, which could also incorporate a range of other upgraded community facilities.

The Council is now in the final stages of appointing a technical team to move forward the next phase of the project. This work will develop a series of detailed designs.

In parallel with this, we are continuing to work on the funding model for a new centre and have already had preliminary discussions with potential external funders, including Sport England.

Although we are committed to providing a replacement pool and leisure centre in Marple, we do not want to raise expectations until we are confident that we have a range of options which are deliverable. Once we get to this stage, we will be carrying out a programme of engagement with local residents and other stakeholders.

We will provide a further update once we have appointed the technical team. We anticipate that this will be by the end of July.

Any queries on the project can be directed to marplepoolproject@stockport.gov.uk
Mark Whittaker

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« Reply #195 on: March 25, 2019, 08:41:13 PM »
Marple hall

That site would be great for me, but it is too far from most people in Marple

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« Reply #194 on: March 25, 2019, 12:43:51 PM »
Curious what the 6 sites are. Can think of Memorial Park, Peacefield Playing field and the Rec. Which ones am I missing?
Marple hall ,college

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« Reply #193 on: March 25, 2019, 11:23:39 AM »
I would assume the existing site is one of the six.

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« Reply #192 on: March 25, 2019, 09:25:03 AM »
3.   I suggested 6 sites to the Council and I believe all have been considered.  All are within half a mile of the present baths, most much closer.

Curious what the 6 sites are. Can think of Memorial Park, Peacefield Playing field and the Rec. Which ones am I missing?

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« Reply #191 on: March 24, 2019, 11:00:18 AM »
I hope I can clarify and explain some things on this.

On the Gym first of all. It will help to know Life Leisure is not the Council. They are separate bodies. Life Leisure has made the decision on the gym hours, not the council. I’ve advised residents who’ve already contacted me about this to complain direct to Life Leisure. There is no plan to close the gym, and I believe the Council have asked for it to remain until a new facility is built or something forces it to close down such as structural damage or Health and Safety.

On the Pool:

1.   A meeting was held a few months ago between all local councillors, the Senior Officer responsible in the Council and the Labour cabinet Member responsible. It was agreed at this meeting that all parties would work together to ensure there is a pool with leisure facility in Marple. That is a commitment from all parties but we need 1. a site 2. the cash and 3. public acceptance of the ultimate proposal.

2.   The council commissioned the feasibility study which in the first stage has looked at possible sites, the costs involved, any necessary land purchase, size of a facility and where the cash would come from. The announcement says that has been completed so all these are feasible. They are moving to the next stage.

3.   I suggested 6 sites to the Council and I believe all have been considered.  All are within half a mile of the present baths, most much closer.

4.   The Neighbourhood Plan team proposed a new facility and a site, before the closure was known. This has been public for a long time and in every plan draft. I led that team and the preferred option was the Memorial Park. The park has the room without going into any green space, but a good facility would need the involvement, support and co-operation of the library, the occupants of the hall, the Police, the Clinic (NHS) the Scouts and the Senior Citizens’ Hall. Not all of this land is owned by the Council. I stress that was the Neighbourhood Plan opinion, not a decision!

5.   The next stage of the feasibility will include consulting relevant expert and involved bodies on whichever are now felt to be the best sites. Those consultations will be in confidence, for obvious reasons. The council do not want to propose anything until these parties have had their full say, otherwise any proposals would potentially be seriously flawed. After this, optional  plans will be drawn up.

6.   This should result in a plan and a series of options for consultation with the public. Residents will be consulted.

7.   Refurbishing the old baths is not off the table, and in my opinion remains an option if a new facility is impossible.
 
I’m trying to keep people informed; I’ve held a surgery at Romiley baths for Marple swimmers and I get asked every time I go there three times a week. I’ve also tried to keep in touch with those who contacted me via my council email. People are welcome to do this at any time via my Councillor contacts or surgeries in the area.
Thank you for very infomative update .

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« Reply #190 on: March 24, 2019, 08:07:21 AM »
I hope I can clarify and explain some things on this.

On the Gym first of all. It will help to know Life Leisure is not the Council. They are separate bodies. Life Leisure has made the decision on the gym hours, not the council. I’ve advised residents who’ve already contacted me about this to complain direct to Life Leisure. There is no plan to close the gym, and I believe the Council have asked for it to remain until a new facility is built or something forces it to close down such as structural damage or Health and Safety.

On the Pool:

1.   A meeting was held a few months ago between all local councillors, the Senior Officer responsible in the Council and the Labour cabinet Member responsible. It was agreed at this meeting that all parties would work together to ensure there is a pool with leisure facility in Marple. That is a commitment from all parties but we need 1. a site 2. the cash and 3. public acceptance of the ultimate proposal.

2.   The council commissioned the feasibility study which in the first stage has looked at possible sites, the costs involved, any necessary land purchase, size of a facility and where the cash would come from. The announcement says that has been completed so all these are feasible. They are moving to the next stage.

3.   I suggested 6 sites to the Council and I believe all have been considered.  All are within half a mile of the present baths, most much closer.

4.   The Neighbourhood Plan team proposed a new facility and a site, before the closure was known. This has been public for a long time and in every plan draft. I led that team and the preferred option was the Memorial Park. The park has the room without going into any green space, but a good facility would need the involvement, support and co-operation of the library, the occupants of the hall, the Police, the Clinic (NHS) the Scouts and the Senior Citizens’ Hall. Not all of this land is owned by the Council. I stress that was the Neighbourhood Plan opinion, not a decision!

5.   The next stage of the feasibility will include consulting relevant expert and involved bodies on whichever are now felt to be the best sites. Those consultations will be in confidence, for obvious reasons. The council do not want to propose anything until these parties have had their full say, otherwise any proposals would potentially be seriously flawed. After this, optional  plans will be drawn up.

6.   This should result in a plan and a series of options for consultation with the public. Residents will be consulted.

7.   Refurbishing the old baths is not off the table, and in my opinion remains an option if a new facility is impossible.
 
I’m trying to keep people informed; I’ve held a surgery at Romiley baths for Marple swimmers and I get asked every time I go there three times a week. I’ve also tried to keep in touch with those who contacted me via my council email. People are welcome to do this at any time via my Councillor contacts or surgeries in the area. 

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« Reply #189 on: March 21, 2019, 07:33:35 PM »
If I focus on these two extracts from the updates I can maybe see some progress.

The trouble is it is taking a long time and we don't have a pool while we wait.

Updated Statement on Marple Pool: 31st January 2019

Since summer 2018, the Council has been carrying out initial feasibility work to develop options for providing a modern, fit for purpose, leisure facility with pool in Marple. 

This phase of work will be completed shortly.

The Council has now taken a decision to proceed with a more detailed piece of work to develop a concept design for a new facility.

The Council will form a proposal from this work, which will be discussed with the local community.


Updated Statement on Marple Pool: 21st March 2019

Following the initial feasibility work, the project is now progressing with the development of a more detailed scheme. This will present a series of options for incorporating other community facilities alongside replacement leisure facilities, including a pool, in Marple. Once a more detailed scheme has been developed and funding options finalised, engagement will take place with users and local residents.
Mark Whittaker

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« Reply #188 on: March 21, 2019, 07:18:40 PM »
Not really an update. It's the same as the last one at the end of JAN. They have sneaked in the gym is closing at the weekends. Next update it will be closing during the week too, I guess!!

I had an email about the gym a few weeks ago.  Members will be allowed to use romiley at weekends (if their membership doesn't cover it already.)

Also of note is that all centres besides Grand Central and Hazel Grove will now be closed on bank holidays due to funding cuts.

Have a feeling they may not be in a massive rush on this one...