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jimblob

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #180 on: February 19, 2019, 10:05:32 AM »
Save the money and use it to improve the roads in and out of Marple so you can go to a larger and better equipped pool elsewhere. That way, we solve two problems. If (and I stress the word IF) Marple gets a new pool, it'll cost a fortune and to justify the cost, need to have people coming into Marple and use it from outside the locale. With our existing road infrastructure that's going to make an existing problem EVEN worse.
Marple needs to stop living in it's little bubble!

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #179 on: February 18, 2019, 10:43:41 PM »
To use the sorting office site, you would need to take part of the car park as well. 

If you look at the satellite imagery and compare the two, there's definitely more space at the current site - especially if you used the space between the building and pavement.
https://www.google.com/maps/@53.3944499,-2.0652427,122m/data=!3m1!1e3 <- current pool
https://www.google.com/maps/@53.3930709,-2.063492,112m/data=!3m1!1e3 <- sorting office

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #178 on: February 15, 2019, 03:09:51 PM »
Thank you. Buxton Lane is already a rat-run with cars and commercial vehicles avoiding the traffic chaos at the Church Lane/Hibbert Lane roundabout and the Hibbert Lane/Stockport Road junction, particularly in the morning and at school chucking-out time, to say nothing of the evening rush hour. And heaven help us all at the traffic island at the entrance to the Willows housing estate when building is complete and all the houses inhabited.
And no busses sunday .the park is the best option but as i have said it wont suite every one .

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« Reply #177 on: February 15, 2019, 03:03:20 PM »
As I've said before, the council do have the land, they own the old Peacefield playing field. The only access to this is through the college, next to the large sports hall.

 Why not come to an arrangement with the college over use of facilities and build it there. There are the transport links, space for carparking etc etc and it could compliment the college's sports provision.

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Thank you. Buxton Lane is already a rat-run with cars and commercial vehicles avoiding the traffic chaos at the Church Lane/Hibbert Lane roundabout and the Hibbert Lane/Stockport Road junction, particularly in the morning and at school chucking-out time, to say nothing of the evening rush hour. And heaven help us all at the traffic island at the entrance to the Willows housing estate when building is complete and all the houses inhabited.

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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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #176 on: February 06, 2019, 03:00:35 PM »
Given the cost of building and maintaining such a facility, other people will need to come into Marple to use it though in order to make it commercially viable. You can't have it all ways
The park is a good option incoporate all other facilities there Library clinic old folks meeting rooms councill ofices whats left .of course they will be the dont want it on my back door

but you have to move on .we will see in the coming months what they come up with .

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #175 on: February 06, 2019, 02:53:58 PM »
Families wanting to take their children swimming of a weekend will want to drive, they're not going to get on a bus. As things stand, they're not going to drive into Marple and use Windlehurst because it'll then cost them a set of new suspension; they won't go via Stockport Road because at weekends, the A6 in Hazel Grove is gridlocked. They'll go elsewhere and probably have lunch afterwards at an out of town retail park. We need to get real about what kind of place Marple wants to be... a retirement village landlocked because of such a poor road connections or a town that brings in affluence which will in turn encourage businesses to set up here.
Not everyone has a car .

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« Reply #174 on: February 06, 2019, 02:41:10 PM »
For the purpose of the subject header, I just want a sports / leisure facility in Marple, so I don't have to travel 'to far' by land, air or sea to get to it.
Given the cost of building and maintaining such a facility, other people will need to come into Marple to use it though in order to make it commercially viable. You can't have it all ways

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #173 on: February 06, 2019, 01:05:29 PM »
For the purpose of the subject header, I just want a sports / leisure facility in Marple, so I don't have to travel 'to far' by land, air or sea to get to it.

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #172 on: February 06, 2019, 12:36:25 PM »
We need to get real about what kind of place Marple wants to be... a retirement village landlocked because of such a poor road connections

I thought that the NIMBY attitudes of the various local societies (eg Marple Civic Society) that claim to speak on behalf of all residents had already made it clear that this is what "we" want.  >:(

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #171 on: February 06, 2019, 10:14:59 AM »
Families wanting to take their children swimming of a weekend will want to drive, they're not going to get on a bus. As things stand, they're not going to drive into Marple and use Windlehurst because it'll then cost them a set of new suspension; they won't go via Stockport Road because at weekends, the A6 in Hazel Grove is gridlocked. They'll go elsewhere and probably have lunch afterwards at an out of town retail park. We need to get real about what kind of place Marple wants to be... a retirement village landlocked because of such a poor road connections or a town that brings in affluence which will in turn encourage businesses to set up here.

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #170 on: February 05, 2019, 09:03:42 PM »
The college site is a short walk off Hibbert Lane.  Hibbert Lane is served by the hourly 375 bus (Mellor to Stockport via Stepping Hill), Monday to Saturday.  It is also served by the 394 (Glossop to Stepping Hill) that runs every two hours Monday to Friday.
NO buses sunday near there .

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« Reply #169 on: February 05, 2019, 12:23:37 PM »
Memorial park would be the best solution, with all the bus routes practically passing by its doorstep.
And being close enough for all the local schools to use including those in marple bridge, possibly without needing buses.

As a temporary solution whilst the existing library is replaced, the closed pool could be covered like they did in the past for winter dances and used as the library. I'm sure the scouts hut could be used for the community groups and given a grant to cover the costs of its additional use.

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #168 on: February 05, 2019, 11:54:35 AM »
The buses that currently serve the site are not particularly frequent, but then there's only one bus an hour to new mils at the moment and that's the pool that my wife is currently using

The college site is just over half a mile walk from the bus stops on Stockport Road - that distance is not exactly insurmountable and the buses there are much more frequent.

Memorial Park though would be a much better idea
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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #167 on: February 05, 2019, 11:54:07 AM »
As they state in the last update :
The range of facilities which might be incorporated
The scope for incorporating a range of additional community facilities with the leisure offer


The only logical location is in Memorial Park and to knock down the current community facilities ( library / senior citizens  / health centre / scouts...) obviously not the main type II listed building !!

Marple Memorial Park is at the heart of the local community, housing the library, health centre and other public buildings.

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #166 on: February 05, 2019, 11:07:05 AM »
what transport links are there .

The college site is a short walk off Hibbert Lane.  Hibbert Lane is served by the hourly 375 bus (Mellor to Stockport via Stepping Hill), Monday to Saturday.  It is also served by the 394 (Glossop to Stepping Hill) that runs every two hours Monday to Friday.