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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #165 on: February 05, 2019, 11:03:53 AM »
That seems a quite logical and sensible option to me.
what transport links are there .

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« Reply #164 on: February 05, 2019, 11:01:24 AM »
That seems a quite logical and sensible option to me.
Would have been ok were Asda was suposed to be going .

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« Reply #163 on: February 05, 2019, 09:28:13 AM »
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.

That seems a quite logical and sensible option to me.
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« Reply #162 on: February 05, 2019, 09:03:39 AM »
1000 16 to 19 year olds manage it each day.

Transport Links!..... Windlehurst and/or Stockport Road. Nice to see you retain a sense of humour/optimism  :-\

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« Reply #161 on: February 04, 2019, 05:34:48 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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« Reply #160 on: February 04, 2019, 04:32:59 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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« Reply #159 on: February 04, 2019, 04:05:49 PM »
Case in point.  New pool going to be built next to Hyde leisure pool.  Six lane, 25m pool.
Save the money and put it towards better transport links to a larger and better pool in Hyde. We'll wait 5 years + and IF there's a decision to build a pool in Marple it'll be the size of a duck pond and probably have to accommodate them as well when they're evicted from Etherow park.

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« Reply #158 on: February 02, 2019, 04:59:09 PM »
I t will take a longish time you cant just build something some were even if a site is found .

Case in point.  New pool going to be built next to Hyde leisure pool.  Six lane, 25m pool.

They have the plans.  They have the site.  They have the money.

They do not have the contractors.

The first was Carillion.  Who went bust.  So they reprocured.  Only for the second contractor to pull out recently
https://tamesidereporter.com/2019/01/second-contractor-pulls-out-of-hyde-pool-extension-project/

A new pool for Marple is going to take years even if it all goes smoothly.

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« Reply #157 on: February 02, 2019, 04:48:38 PM »
I'd say a year to decide that you probably might want to build something, somewhere does not smack of a great deal of urgency or give me a huge amount of confidence that a new pool is likley to be available anytime soon!
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« Reply #156 on: February 02, 2019, 01:51:22 PM »
Please just get on with it SMBC. Over a year now, just to decide that the old pool cannot be repaired. How long to find a site, design the building, get planning, raise funds and then build it.

This should be a priority, but it really doesn’t feel like it.
I t will take a longish time you cant just build something some were even if a site is found .

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« Reply #155 on: February 02, 2019, 11:01:42 AM »
Please just get on with it SMBC. Over a year now, just to decide that the old pool cannot be repaired. How long to find a site, design the building, get planning, raise funds and then build it.

This should be a priority, but it really doesn’t feel like it.
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« Reply #154 on: February 01, 2019, 09:54:30 AM »
Marple Medical Practice also has a location that is not great, as there is no dependable parking.  Maybe they would be interested in being part of the rebuilding project, so they can get a better location.

I thought the plan was that we'd all cycle and walk in the future... no cars allowed in Marple!

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« Reply #153 on: January 31, 2019, 07:18:59 PM »
Marple Medical Practice also has a location that is not great, as there is no dependable parking.  Maybe they would be interested in being part of the rebuilding project, so they can get a better location.

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« Reply #152 on: January 31, 2019, 01:52:07 PM »
Any new pool should not be considered in isolation, but designed as an integrated community facility that can also upgrade the sub-optimal range of community buildings in Marple, particularly in Memorial Park, plus other uses perhaps including the theatre. The Neighbourhood Forum - has been working on this for a year or so, but we need the Council to recognise that just replacing the pool would be a lost opportunity.

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« Reply #151 on: January 31, 2019, 10:47:04 AM »
The following statement has now been published on the Life Leisure site for Marple Pool:

Updated Statement on Marple Pool: 31st January 2019

The swimming pool at Marple has been temporarily closed since March 2018 due to problems with the pool fabric and filtration system.  These [problems] meant that it was not safe for the public to continue to use the pool.  The gym has remained open.

Relevant surveys were commissioned and these indicated that the site required investment of £2.7m in the next 2 years to address a series of urgent and priority condition issues.  After consultation with local Councillors, a decision was made not to seek the investment required immediately whilst the Council looked into whether it would be more cost effective in the long term to provide a replacement facility.

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 has been considering:
  •     Potential sites for a new facility
  •     The range of facilities which might be incorporated
  •     The scope for incorporating a range of additional community facilities with the leisure offer
  •     Funding options for a new facility
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. There will be further regular written updates.

In the meantime, any queries on the project can be directed to marplepoolproject@stockport.gov.uk
Couple of years maybe .