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Re: Who are the Candidates for Local Councillor in May 2018?
« Reply #50 on: April 26, 2018, 09:51:15 AM »
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Re: Who are the Candidates for Local Councillor in May 2018?
« Reply #49 on: April 23, 2018, 10:42:50 PM »
Marple North Conservative Campaigner @JohnBates has introduced Conservative Candidate for Marple North Hannah Sneddon:

Hannah Sneddon: Conservative Candidate Marple North

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Re: Who are the Candidates for Local Councillor in May 2018?
« Reply #48 on: April 09, 2018, 02:24:00 PM »
Independent candidate for Marple North Kevin Dowling has posted his manifesto in this thread today:

Kevin Dowling: Independent Candidate for Marple North

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Re: Who are the Candidates for Local Councillor in May 2018?
« Reply #47 on: April 07, 2018, 06:00:24 AM »
Spotted a snippet that suggests there is now a Conservative candidate for Marple North called Hannah Sneddon.

Haven't seen any proper announcements though.

Could @CllrKennyBlair  @TomDowseMarpleSouth @yvonnecollier  or Marple North Campaigner @JohnBates  let Hannah know that there is an opportunity to introduce herself here.

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Re: Who are the Candidates for Local Councillor in May 2018?
« Reply #46 on: March 14, 2018, 03:39:08 PM »
Out of interest, anyone heard anything about a Tory candidate for Marple North?  Not my ward, but presumably they're putting up someone? 

I have asked the question and been told that there isn't one yet, although there is a "Campaigner for Marple North". Not sure how that works without a candidate.

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Re: Who are the Candidates for Local Councillor in May 2018?
« Reply #45 on: March 14, 2018, 01:32:59 PM »
Out of interest, anyone heard anything about a Tory candidate for Marple North?  Not my ward, but presumably they're putting up someone? 

Although if they're not, at least there will be some competition in the election - remember one election in the 1990s in Tameside where there was just one candidate on the ballot paper!

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Re: Who are the Candidates for Local Councillor in May 2018?
« Reply #44 on: March 01, 2018, 05:38:51 PM »
Green Party Candidate for Marple North @Carolyn Leather has recently posted an introduction about herself in this thread:

Carolyn Leather:  Green Party Candidate Marple North

Carolyn has been a registered forum member since 2015 and we look forward to her contributions now that she has stepped up as a candidate in the local elections.

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Re: Who are the Candidates for Local Councillor in May 2018?
« Reply #43 on: February 08, 2018, 12:29:39 PM »
Given the significant savings in running costs that are achieved in a new building, that sounds like a bargain.   

My Son George goes to the school, and he loves it. His teachers have been excellent right through his school life and the facilities are second to none (in my opinion). There are parking issues like around most schools (hopefully being sorted very soon) but in reflection of the costs and ability to educate it is a great place to go to.

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Re: Who are the Candidates for Local Councillor in May 2018?
« Reply #42 on: February 08, 2018, 11:45:14 AM »
Given the significant savings in running costs that are achieved in a new building, that sounds like a bargain.   

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Re: Who are the Candidates for Local Councillor in May 2018?
« Reply #41 on: February 07, 2018, 10:49:31 PM »
Further to my post below, yes proceeds from the sale of the two school sites, the Dale and Peacefield, were ring-fenced for Education capital projects in the Borough. Yes pupils from both schools  were transferred to Rose Hill and yes capital from the same budget was used to extend and improve Rose Hill.
Just to repeat again, if there is a particular concern on capital issue at another school where the boiler was mentioned, please get in touch and I'll see if I can help.

Extend and improve Rose Hill is a bit of an understatement really :) 

For those not aware, the old buildings were demolished and a new one built.  Looking through the forum archives (as I never knew the school pre-merger, and didn't live in the area at the time) it cost around £5m.

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Re: Who are the Candidates for Local Councillor in May 2018?
« Reply #40 on: February 07, 2018, 08:29:38 PM »
Further to my post below, yes proceeds from the sale of the two school sites, the Dale and Peacefield, were ring-fenced for Education capital projects in the Borough. Yes pupils from both schools  were transferred to Rose Hill and yes capital from the same budget was used to extend and improve Rose Hill.
Just to repeat again, if there is a particular concern on capital issue at another school where the boiler was mentioned, please get in touch and I'll see if I can help.

Thanks very much for your help with both replies Malcolm.

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Re: Who are the Candidates for Local Councillor in May 2018?
« Reply #39 on: February 07, 2018, 05:12:59 PM »
Further to my post below, yes proceeds from the sale of the two school sites, the Dale and Peacefield, were ring-fenced for Education capital projects in the Borough. Yes pupils from both schools  were transferred to Rose Hill and yes capital from the same budget was used to extend and improve Rose Hill.
Just to repeat again, if there is a particular concern on capital issue at another school where the boiler was mentioned, please get in touch and I'll see if I can help.

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Re: Who are the Candidates for Local Councillor in May 2018?
« Reply #38 on: February 05, 2018, 08:20:08 AM »
Steve has asked me to look into this further and I've put the question to the Council officers. I think any cash raised from such sales has to be ring-fenced for education spend, but I'm not certain. That assumes the council own the land, which is not the case with every one of our schools. I also think, but am checking, that the proceeds from the Dale school sale went into improving and expanding Rose Hill, which took most of the pupils. Also bear in mind, if land is sold this way, there will be new income generated from Council tax on houses, plus cash raised separately from things like water rates. Quite soon, Council tax will be the only source of income for councils due to Government legislation.
To help with the earlier parts of this stream, the money spent on the road projects in Stockport centre is funded by Central Government after a successful bid for funds from a national pool, by Stockport. This doesn't affect local spending.
We are currently working on potential improvements to Marple Centre and the Neighbourhood Plan team are involving residents as best we can. Some cash has been set aside for this, not a huge amount but it is a live project.
If there is an issue with a boiler at a school please do let me know. I'm not aware of this and I try to stay in touch with all our ward schools. I'm working on about four issues with them at present. I meet the Head of Education monthly and am on the Scrutiny Committee for schools and can raise any issues which get stuck.  Schools can themselves raise significant issues of spend shortfall on capital work like this through the Governors. In Marple North, we have an extremely competent group of Heads and good Boards of Governors who run our schools very well in my view. 

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Re: Who are the Candidates for Local Councillor in May 2018?
« Reply #37 on: January 31, 2018, 05:30:35 PM »
Hi Admin

I'm hoping that an answer regarding this will be available asap, I have emailed people regarding the issue so will push further for an answer. I agree it is a good and valid point.

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Re: Who are the Candidates for Local Councillor in May 2018?
« Reply #36 on: January 31, 2018, 05:18:50 PM »
Can you please advise what has been done with the income generated from the sale of the land in Marple to developers?(Peacefield, Dale and the Ridge). I haven’t seen any regeneration or investment in Marple. The Marple Plan is a good idea - how will you make this a reality as opposed to a discussion point?

That's a really good question, I missed it myself over Christmas so thanks for bumping up @Harry

The income generated from the sale of the Hibbert Lane College site (which I assume is what @Razzle24 meant by the Ridge) went to the college itself and they invested in improvements to the Buxton Lane site. The Sports Hall being the most obvious of those. I've no idea of the sums involved though or if they have spent it all.

But the proceeds from selling Peacefield and the Dale I would be very interested to know too.

As regarding the development land you mentioned, please allow me to find out and I shall speak to you as soon as I have something. I hope this is ok for you.

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@Steve Gribbon did you make any progress trying to find out?