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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #96 on: July 11, 2018, 09:43:12 PM »
I'd say it's rather neutral.  Nothing has changed in this statement.  They've been saying at least January for ages. 

What it does give is (finally) a public statement on the extent of the problems ("pool fabric and filtration systems, the shell of the building, and the mechanical and electrical systems") and basically states it needs a lot of money to bring it up to code - yet alone refurbish and redevelop it into a better facility.

Equally though, a new facility would cost money.  The question is how much it would cost to give a decent facility.  Keep in mind that in Denton, Tameside council are spending £14m on a new facility in Denton.  It's pretty big admittedly - a 17x8m "small" pool, an 8 lane 25m pool, gym, bowling alley, soft-play etc.  But building new isn't cheap.  Still, the benefits of spending more may well be deemed to be worth it.

Anyway, ultimately the statement changes nothing.  There's still three options:

1) close Marple completely
2) spend the money to repair Marple pool.
3) build a new Marple pool somewhere.

Our councillors will have to look at the options and make a call.
Spending that that money on it is just scatching the surface ,we need new but were and how mutch .there must be funding available from somewere .

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #95 on: July 11, 2018, 04:08:10 PM »
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Grand Central's viable for some Marple residents.  I know because I am now going there at least twice a week.  There's free parking in the NCP (if you validate your ticket) and there's five buses an hour that run from Marple and that stop right outside.  It's not ideal.  But I've done worse.  It's not as handy as Romiley but it's an option.

It really does depend on what time you travel, New Mills is quicker and easier to get to than any of the alternatives put forward by Life Leisure/SMBC and nobody has mentioned the impact the closure is having on the Swimming Club!

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« Reply #94 on: July 11, 2018, 04:04:20 PM »
As I feared, we now face months, if not years waiting for the report, then months waiting for a decision and then years waiting for funding. In the end everyone forgets that there ever was a pool and it's all kicked into the long grass and forgotten about. To say that Hazel Grove & Grand Central are viable alternatives for Marple residents just goes to show how in touch with Marple our Council is. Unfortunately I've seen it all happen before.

Grand Central's viable for some Marple residents.  I know because I am now going there at least twice a week.  There's free parking in the NCP (if you validate your ticket) and there's five buses an hour that run from Marple and that stop right outside.  It's not ideal.  But I've done worse.  It's not as handy as Romiley but it's an option.

Hazel Grove is nearer than Grand Central.  It's inbetween.  But ultimately it's only any use if you have a car.

And if you don't want it kicked into the long grass, well I suggest talking to your friendly local councillors.  I believe one of mine lives across the road from me...

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #93 on: July 11, 2018, 04:01:40 PM »
Statement from the Council today:

https://www.stockport.gov.uk/news/statement-on-marple-pool

Not looking good...

I'd say it's rather neutral.  Nothing has changed in this statement.  They've been saying at least January for ages. 

What it does give is (finally) a public statement on the extent of the problems ("pool fabric and filtration systems, the shell of the building, and the mechanical and electrical systems") and basically states it needs a lot of money to bring it up to code - yet alone refurbish and redevelop it into a better facility.

Equally though, a new facility would cost money.  The question is how much it would cost to give a decent facility.  Keep in mind that in Denton, Tameside council are spending £14m on a new facility in Denton.  It's pretty big admittedly - a 17x8m "small" pool, an 8 lane 25m pool, gym, bowling alley, soft-play etc.  But building new isn't cheap.  Still, the benefits of spending more may well be deemed to be worth it.

Anyway, ultimately the statement changes nothing.  There's still three options:

1) close Marple completely
2) spend the money to repair Marple pool.
3) build a new Marple pool somewhere.

Our councillors will have to look at the options and make a call. 

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #92 on: July 11, 2018, 03:58:08 PM »
As I feared, we now face months, if not years waiting for the report, then months waiting for a decision and then years waiting for funding. In the end everyone forgets that there ever was a pool and it's all kicked into the long grass and forgotten about. To say that Hazel Grove & Grand Central are viable alternatives for Marple residents just goes to show how in touch with Marple our Council is. Unfortunately I've seen it all happen before.

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« Reply #91 on: July 11, 2018, 03:21:57 PM »
Statement from the Council today:

https://www.stockport.gov.uk/news/statement-on-marple-pool

Not looking good...

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #90 on: July 09, 2018, 04:22:25 PM »
Good afternoon forum colleagues

As previously stated we (Councillors) met with Council officers at the swimming pool, personally I found it a very constructive meeting.

In order to try and keep information consistent an update is being prepared by Officers which has been sent to us for approval/suggestion. As soon as this is completed it will be released for public viewing. I am hoping this will be done in the next 2 days.

Thanks for reading this

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #89 on: July 03, 2018, 03:08:32 PM »
Thanks Amazon and DLL

I know I've said this before but this is our local pool too, there is no way I want to see it gone. This is the same for those who will be meeting on Thursday.

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« Reply #88 on: July 03, 2018, 12:43:03 PM »
Good afternoon

Just to inform readers that the Councillors for our area are carrying out a full site visit on Thursday, we will be asking questions that have been raised by many people on here including our own points.

Once we have some answers either I or another Councillor will report onto here.

Please bear with us whilst the meeting takes place, I am aware that much speculation is going on at present but when we get some definitive answers and information we will make sure that people are kept up to speed with the situation.

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Steve Gribbon
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« Reply #87 on: July 03, 2018, 12:40:30 PM »
In a nutshell Steve - please ensure we keep a pool !

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« Reply #86 on: July 03, 2018, 12:19:42 PM »
Good afternoon

Just to inform readers that the Councillors for our area are carrying out a full site visit on Thursday, we will be asking questions that have been raised by many people on here including our own points.

Once we have some answers either I or another Councillor will report onto here.

Please bear with us whilst the meeting takes place, I am aware that much speculation is going on at present but when we get some definitive answers and information we will make sure that people are kept up to speed with the situation.

Kind regards

Steve Gribbon   
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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #85 on: June 28, 2018, 09:57:19 PM »
This old chestnut again. As the foodstore would have been mainly serving Marple residents, then most of the cars going to / from the supermarket would have already been on the roads anyway, but going longer distances to other shops not in the town. Theoretically, the new store COULD have actually resulted in an overall reduction in traffic in some key locations - Dan Bank, Windlehurst, Brabyns for example.

As all the houses built on the college site are NEW, then all of the traffic to / from these houses will be NEW. Therefore more traffic, at all hours of the day, but particuarly in the rush hour and when such trips will be heading for exactly the same places that everyone else in the rush hour is going to.  Thereby guaranteeing more congestion.

Nevermind, the campaign worked. We stopped scummy Asda in their tracks in their plans to take over Marple didn't we? Oh, wait...
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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #84 on: June 28, 2018, 04:47:48 PM »
How many cars do you think the residents have and how many journeys do you think they would make in a day? Think about it. On second thoughts don't, as you didn't think before you posted.

This old chestnut again. As the foodstore would have been mainly serving Marple residents, then most of the cars going to / from the supermarket would have already been on the roads anyway, but going longer distances to other shops not in the town. Theoretically, the new store COULD have actually resulted in an overall reduction in traffic in some key locations - Dan Bank, Windlehurst, Brabyns for example.

As all the houses built on the college site are NEW, then all of the traffic to / from these houses will be NEW. Therefore more traffic, at all hours of the day, but particuarly in the rush hour and when such trips will be heading for exactly the same places that everyone else in the rush hour is going to.  Thereby guaranteeing more congestion.

Nevermind, the campaign worked. We stopped scummy Asda in their tracks in their plans to take over Marple didn't we? Oh, wait...
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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #83 on: June 26, 2018, 02:33:10 PM »
It's a bit of a trek, but Avondale is a nice pool if anyone is wanting an alternative to Romiley and Grand Central.  I haven't been for a few years now, but I liked it because it was usually quiet, warm and clean.

I used to go to Avondale in the evenings until I switched to Grand Central.  It's not a bad pool, although the deep end is so deep that I can stand up in without problems!

Hazel Grove's also a good although I've only been in the "small" pool (it's quite big actually). 

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« Reply #82 on: June 26, 2018, 02:28:34 PM »
It's a bit of a trek, but Avondale is a nice pool if anyone is wanting an alternative to Romiley and Grand Central.  I haven't been for a few years now, but I liked it because it was usually quiet, warm and clean.
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