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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #145 on: January 29, 2019, 05:17:36 PM »
I've emailed Peter Ashworth, who @PhilB communicated with before, and he has advised that there will be an updated statement published by the end of the week latest.

It may possibly be finalised in time for it to be read out at tomorrow night's Area Committee meeting.
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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #144 on: January 29, 2019, 04:20:22 PM »
I think the real fight will be against the 'objecters' when the council's proposal is to be build a new facility on a different site in Marple.

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #143 on: January 29, 2019, 07:44:57 AM »
In a few weeks time it will be nearly a year since the pool closed its doors and for be the silence is deafening, both from our council and from our elected representatives. And I am beginning to worry that they just want us to go away and forget about this stuff. And that if we want our pool back, we are going to have to make noise.  And a lot of it.

So I have a question.  Are you ready to fight? 

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« Reply #142 on: January 11, 2019, 07:17:41 AM »
Thanks Mark and Phil for the update.

It is good to see that it hasn’t been forgotten.

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #141 on: January 10, 2019, 10:20:04 AM »
If my memory serves I think January was pencilled in as the date by which the pool should be opened.

Any news on this? The email updates have dried up and you get the sense the Council are just treading water until someone pulls the plug.

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January was mentioned as a "no earlier than" date in the first public statement but that was superseded in October with this:

Marple Pool has been temporarily closed since 13th March 2018 due to problems with the pool filtration systems and pool fabric.

The Council is continuing the work on the feasibility of providing new leisure and community facilities in Marple following temporary closure of the pool earlier this year.
 
This work is looking at how we can develop new multi-purpose facilities which will meet the current and future needs of the residents of Marple. It includes assessing the scale of need, the demand in the local area, the costs and the viability of any new provision, based on modern facilities.

We are also keen to build a strong partnership with Sport England and Swim England to maximise any funding opportunities.

We recognise and welcome the active local interest in this project and expect to share the first stage of this feasibility work once it is complete later this Autumn. At that stage we will aim to speak to relevant interest groups and other stakeholders during November to guide us towards a further update by the end of the year.


They are clearly running behind that with their feasibility study and speaking to relevant groups and stakeholder during November and we are due an update. @PhilB seems to have obtained a current holding statment.

The studies they are doing include the possibility of using the "built" area in Marple Memorial Park to create a brand new community / leisure centre. This was explained during public question time at Marple Area Committee back in November. You can watch this back via this link:

https://stockport.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/381827/start_time/201000

This would be a massive project in terms of both cost and logistics and could be why it is taking longer than expected.



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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #140 on: January 10, 2019, 10:08:31 AM »
I asked the question a couple of weeks ago.....

A lot of work is taking place behind the scenes at the moment on this project.  We are still very much at the feasibility stage and don’t have any firm plans to share at this point.

I know the lack of tangible information is really frustrating for users of the pool and local residents, but please be assured that we are working hard to get some solutions together before we go through the decision making process about future leisure provision in Marple.

As soon as we have some further information, we will let you know.

Best Wishes

Peter

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« Reply #139 on: January 10, 2019, 09:28:51 AM »
If my memory serves I think January was pencilled in as the date by which the pool should be opened.

Any news on this? The email updates have dried up and you get the sense the Council are just treading water until someone pulls the plug.

Andy 

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #138 on: October 17, 2018, 09:17:08 PM »
Fasinating article .but now passed its sell by date , must be one of the oldest baths in the country .

Old, but there are others of a similar vintage, or older.  Six years older is the Porchester Centre in Bayswater, London.  It opened in 1925.  A far grander construction than Marple's pool, it's lovely place to swim, and has been refurbished to a high standard.

But neither compare in age to a facility just up the road.  The gorgeous Glossop baths were opened in 1887.

Both quite different in style to Marple's more utilitarian style facilities it must be said! 



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« Reply #137 on: October 17, 2018, 08:51:02 PM »
I found this a fascinating piece.  I always wondered what that area was at the end of the pool.  I always assumed it was some grand former spectator area or something.  Never thought that it would be for use as a stage!
Fasinating article .but now passed its sell by date , must be one of the oldest baths in the country .

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« Reply #136 on: October 17, 2018, 08:33:14 PM »
Marple Local History Society has published an interesting article about Marple Baths on their web site:

http://www.marplelocalhistorysociety.org.uk/our-local-heritage/379-marple-baths.html



I found this a fascinating piece.  I always wondered what that area was at the end of the pool.  I always assumed it was some grand former spectator area or something.  Never thought that it would be for use as a stage!

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #135 on: October 17, 2018, 05:00:50 PM »
Marple Local History Society has published an interesting article about Marple Baths on their web site:

http://www.marplelocalhistorysociety.org.uk/our-local-heritage/379-marple-baths.html

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #134 on: October 17, 2018, 03:26:09 PM »
Updated Statement on Marple Pool: 17th October 2018 taken from life leisure website

Marple Pool has been temporarily closed since 13th March 2018 due to problems with the pool filtration systems and pool fabric.

The Council is continuing the work on the feasibility of providing new leisure and community facilities in Marple following temporary closure of the pool earlier this year.   

This work is looking at how we can develop new multi-purpose facilities which will meet the current and future needs of the residents of Marple. It includes assessing the scale of need, the demand in the local area, the costs and the viability of any new provision, based on modern facilities.

We are also keen to build a strong partnership with Sport England and Swim England to maximise any funding opportunities.

We recognise and welcome the active local interest in this project and expect to share the first stage of this feasibility work once it is complete later this Autumn. At that stage we will aim to speak to relevant interest groups and other stakeholders during November to guide us towards a further update by the end of the year.

In the meantime, the gym facility at the site remains open to local residents. Alternative swimming facilities are available at Romiley, Hazel Grove, Avondale and Grand Central. The Council recognises that the current closure of Marple Pool has had an impact on capacity at Life Leisure Romiley and will be working with Life Leisure and users to do our best to accommodate temporary users.

The Council has set up an e-mail address to answer any queries users and local residents may have about the facility. The address is marplepoolproject@stockport.gov.uk

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #133 on: September 23, 2018, 12:45:37 PM »
Why don`t you put forward the sorting office site amazon?
Because it would put you out of a job .

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« Reply #132 on: September 22, 2018, 08:01:18 PM »
It would b a quicker option .
Why don`t you put forward the sorting office site amazon?

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #131 on: September 22, 2018, 09:46:54 AM »
I think you first of all have to look at land the council actually owns. Anything else would be far to expensive and would cause massive delay. An when you look round the council owns very few suitable site. Indeed the site of the current pool would still seem the most practical.
It would b a quicker option .