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Re: The Wharf Marple Project
« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2020, 05:57:48 AM »
This is a copy of a newsletter published by the Wharf Marple CIC on 3 May 2020:



The Wharf Marple - May 2020 Update

Thank you all for your continued support on this exciting Community Project

Dear Investors and Friends of The Wharf Marple,

We hope that you are all safe and well and managing to cope in these strange times.

UPDATE
At The Wharf we are continuing to work towards achieving our funding target and we are pleased to say that despite the difficulties that we are all facing the community is still stepping up to support this wonderful project.   A big thank you to all our Investors and supporters!

Despite having to postpone all our fundraising events due to Coronavirus, investment continues to roll in and we are now just £25,000 off having the enough to buy the building. Which is great news!   We are planning some virtual events such as Quiz Night and another Coffee and cake morning following Anne’s highly successful event raising £375. More details to follow when we’ve worked out the tech!

PLANNING APPLICATION.
H2O are seeking to resolve planning approval by the end of 2020.  It was always going to be a long process but with the current situation is now likely to be much longer. We remain confident that there will be a positive outcome.

H2O have kindly provided us with a set of architects’ visuals for the whole Wharf site, including our Wharf Warehouse building. We should emphasise that these are not our drawings and they cover the whole application not just our building. Take a look at the visuals - see below – we are sure you’ll agree how impressive our part of the project looks, particularly from the front aspect and the canalside. These visuals show what a great improvement this development would be to the area and they bring to life the ideas behind our ambition for the building.



THE WAREHOUSE BUILDING WALK THROUGH VIDEO
Whilst kicking about the house one day, Chris decided to produce a ‘walk through’ video. So for those of you who haven’t managed to get to see the building at our events here’s a second chance to see it and hear all about the project. You may, when you’ve seen it, be inspired to increase your investment - please feel free to do so, every bit helps us to reach the target. View the Video below (Just under 15 mins).



We will also promote this on social media complete with a ‘DONATE’ button, directly linking to our website investment page, to hopefully boost investment and donations.  Please spread the word and share within your networks.

Do get in touch with your fundraising ideas or your lock down stories - its good to hear from you.

Stay safe

The Wharf Marple Directors

Previous Event
The Wharf Q&A Session held on Thursday 30th Jan 
To view the detailed report from the Q&A Session please click here




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Re: The Wharf Marple Project
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2020, 02:19:42 PM »
Thats a lot of money its not exactly Bombing along is it .

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Re: The Wharf Marple Project
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2020, 06:16:47 AM »
This is a copy of a newsletter published by the Wharf Marple CIC on 21 February:



The Wharf Marple - February 2020 Update

Thank you all for your continued support on this exciting Community Project

Update
JUST £50,000 left to raise to reach our target to secure The Wharf for Marple!

Big thanks to our investors and supporters and everyone who has donated and volunteered to help with fundraising efforts.

Please spread the word to friends and family.  Investment is from £100 which can be an individual or a family or group.  If investing is not for you, you could make a donation or run a fundraiser event.  Please get in touch with your ideas or to help.

Investment forms can be downloaded via the link at the end of this update notice and don't forget, you can also to take advantage of the tax relief and capital gains tax relief too.

Next Event
OPEN AFTERNOON AT THE WHARF WAREHOUSE - SATURDAY 29TH FEBRUARY FROM 1PM TO 4PM.
 
Come along to our next Open Afternoon and see for yourself this historic building.  Bob Humphrey Taylor will be on hand to explain why The Wharf is so important to Marple’s Heritage and relating its history and its place in the industrial revolution in Marple.

Other Wharf CIC Directors will also be available to answer any questions you may have on the project.
 
COFFEE AND CAKE FUNDRAISER.

Also on the day Anne will be hosting a coffee and cake fundraising event at her home on from 10.30am until 2.30pm. All our welcome to pop in and sample some very yummy cakes before making your way up to The Wharf.



Previous Event
The Wharf Q&A Session held on Thursday 30th Jan 
To view the detailed report from the Q&A Session please click here...

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Re: The Wharf Marple Project
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2020, 11:35:30 AM »
The Wharf Marple Project has published a report on the Open Q&A Meeting held on 30 January 2020:

Thank you all for your continued support on this exciting Community Project.
 
Please click here to see the report of the meeting.
 
Please keep reviewing our Website, sharing our FB posts and spreading the news by distributing the word to all your local contacts.

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« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2020, 07:12:59 AM »
This is a copy of a newsletter published by the Wharf Marple CIC on 20 January:



The Wharf Marple - January 2020 Update
Thank you all for your continued support on this exciting Community Project.
 
Fund raising
Our community fundraising continues and we are closing in on our target. We shall give a funding update following our next open day, in a couple of weeks time.
The funding deadline has been further extended and we shall confirm the updated deadline in due course. If you haven't invested yet or wish to increase your investment please let us know by replying to this e-mail.

Forms can be downloaded via the link at the end of this update notice and don't forget, you can also to take advantage of the tax relief and capital gains tax relief too.

Next Open Event
We are aware from our various open days and especially following the recent Area Committee meeting that some of you have questions about the project, and in particular about our relationship with CRT/H2O and the adjacent development. Therefore, we felt it would be useful to offer an open discussion.

With this in mind, we have set the theme for our next update meeting as a Q&A Session.

The Wharf - Open Q&A Session
Thursday 30th Jan  7.00 - 8.30pm
The meeting will be held in the Library on the 1st Floor (access via the side door)

It would be helpful to have questions in advance, so we can plan the format of the meeting but questions on the night will also be welcome.

If you do submit a question in advance and wish your question to be read out please let us know.

Please submit questions to us at info@thewharfmarple.co.uk 

We are also intending to hold another open day at The Wharf site in February.

We shall keep you posted and hope to see you on the 30th Jan.

http://thewharfmarple.co.uk/How-to-invest/

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Re: The Wharf Marple Project
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2019, 02:45:32 PM »
This is a copy of a newsletter published by the Wharf Marple CIC on 19 December:



The Wharf Marple - December 2019 Update
Thank you all for your continued support on this exciting Community Project.
 
As you may be aware the Canal & River Trust - Church Street planning application, which includes our Wharf warehouse project, was refused at the Marple Area Committee meeting last Thursday evening 11th Dec.

What this means for us
Unfortunately this means that the planned purchase of The Wharf building will be delayed into the new year. However, we remain very positive about our Wharf warehouse project and need to keep up our funding momentum.
We are confident that planning consent will be given in due course.
Good news: We did get Listed Building Consent for the warehouse building, which is a great step forward.
We shall report further when we have more information.

Fund raising
Our community fundraising continues to gain momentum and we are delighted to report that we have now reached c£110k of our £175k target.
We were also pleased to note that some of our investors, as well as doubling their original investment,  have been investing for family members as Christmas presents - What a great idea!
If you haven’t invested yet, there are still a few days before Xmas!
Lets see how close we can get to the target before the end of the year.
Forms can be downloaded via the link at the end of this update notice and dont forget you can also to take advantage of the tax relief and capital gains tax relief too.

Recent Wharf Events
Our two open days at the Wharf building have given local residents a good insight into the project and a chance to view the building close up. Also, our Wharf Team were on hand at the recent Winter Wonderland event in Marple Bridge. These events have resulted in lots of interest and many new investors.

Next Open Event
From talking to visitors at our open days we know that of some of you have questions about the scheme and in particular about our relationship with CRT/H2O and the adjacent development.
We want to give everyone the opportunity to ask any questions they may have and therefore we shall be holding a Q&A session early in the New Year.

We shall advise you all of this date soon after Christmas.

Big thanks
We would like to thank the Marple community for their excellent support so far this year and look forward to an exciting 2020.
We would also like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Sue, Malcolm, Bob, Andy & Chris: The Wharf Marple CIC Directors

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Re: The Wharf Marple Project
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2019, 07:19:01 AM »
This is a copy of a newsletter published by the Wharf Marple CIC on 31st October:



Important Update on The Wharf - Marple

Update newsletter 31st Oct 2019

The closing date for the Community Investment Scheme has been extended to 31st December.

Despite a slow start to the fund raising in August/September, due to holiday period, we have made great progress and thanks to you our fantastic Investors we have reached over 50% of the funding target. Clearly there is more to do and we have stepped up our activity to reach out to Marple residents and beyond. Many people have told us that they have needed more time to consider the level of investment, especially for those investing larger amounts and so we are happy to announce an extension to the investment deadline up to 31st December.

Also, the Planning process is taking longer than expected and as such CRT/H20 were happy to grant an extension to the deadline agreed earlier in the year.

Funding Community Funding Target £175,000 - We are now well over 50%

If you have been thinking of investing but thought that you’d missed the boat, the extension gives you a little more time to send in your application.  As well as being a hero in your community you can also to take advantage of the tax relief and capital gains tax relief too.

On hearing that the funding had reached the 50% mark one of our investors pointed out that, "If everyone who has invested so far doubled their investment, we would easily exceed our target funding" - and she promptly did just that and doubled her investment. We, the Directors thought that sounded like a great idea! And so we’ve done the same! Please consider if you could also increase your investment and help us get to the target funding sooner. Remember we will not be requesting payment until the full target figure is reached and when we are ready to buy the Warehouse Building which is likely to be early in the New Year now.

Up and coming Wharf Events

There will be an open day held at The Wharf building on Sat 9th November 1pm - 4pm.
Everyone is welcome to attend and we particularly hope to meet with people who can volunteer to help with renovations. All skills are needed so please come along. This will be an opportunity for local people to view the building and  meet The Wharf team. Directors of The Wharf CIC will be on hand to answer any questions.

The Wharf Marple team will also be at the Winter Wonderland event in Marple Bridge on Saturday 7th December. Look out for us at the Mellor Archaeological Trust gazebo.

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« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2019, 11:45:35 AM »
This is a copy of a newsletter published by the Wharf Marple CIC today:



Thank you all for your continued support on this exciting Community Project
We shall continue to update you on our progress

Update newsletter 23rd Oct 2019

Funding
Community Funding Target £175,000
Funding pledges received to date represent c40% of our target.

The deadline for investing in the Wharf Marple Project is fast approaching. With only two weeks to go we have been very active getting the message out to Marple residents and beyond with leaflet drops and events as well as posts on social media. But there is still more to do, so please get in touch if you can help.
And if you have been thinking of investing but just haven’t got round to it yet, now is the time to send off your forms and invest.  As well as being a hero in your community you can also to take advantage of the tax relief and capital gains tax relief too.

External Funding
We continue our talks with a  number of funding organisations including National Heritage Lottery Fund, Lottery Community Fund and Sport England and have already applied for grants.  We shall keep you all updated as soon as we hear back from funders.

Recent Wharf Events
On Wed 25th September the Wharf CIC presented to the Area Commitee and Councillors and although the audience was small we answered some important questions and received support for the Project from Cllr’s and the public.

Our special events; History and Heritage of The Wharf  and Understand your Investment and Tax Relief Workshop, held in Marple Library were well attended.  Thank you to all who came to speak to us. Also a big thank you all those who signed up on the day as investors. 
The History event was esspecially well attended and we intend to hold another similar event again soon at The Wharf site.

Up and coming Wharf Events
There will be an open day held at The Wharf building on Sat 9th November 10.00am - 16.00pm.
Everyone is welcome to attend and we particularly hope to meet with people who can volunteer to help with renovations. All skills are needed so please come along.
This will be an opportunity for local people to view the building and  meet The Wharf team. Directors of The Wharf CIC will be on hand to answer any questions.

Subscribers to our Contact Database to keep people informed: So far - 150+

Other Wharf News
We have been talking to Steve Gent who owns the Tramway Wharf. Steve is keen to get involved and help us secure the Wharf building.  Steve’s Expertise and knowledge of narrowboat restoration will be invaluable to us and we are very pleased to have him on board. Of course we will also help Steve to realise his vision for The Tramway.

Please keep reviewing our Website, sharing our FB posts and spreading the news by distributing the word to all your local contacts

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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2019, 06:44:53 AM »
The Wharf Marple: An exciting new local community project.

Over the next few months a series of workshops will be held to inform the local community about specific areas of interest, relating to the project.

The first of these workshops will be on the 1st Floor - dedicated Fitness & Wellbeing Studio and will be held at Marple Library on Tue 17th Sep from 7 - 8pm.

See below the advisory note for interested parties and potential 1st Floor users.

If you manage a local activity group or are just interested to find out more and would like to attend a meeting please e-mail info@thewharfmarple.co.uk

Or you can just turn up.

Chris Wallace
The Wharf Marple CIC


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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2019, 07:58:05 AM »
Wharf Marple Project News:

The Wharf Marple Community Interest Company has provided a news update following visits to the wharf site by MP William Wragg and Lib Dem PPC and New Horizons Trustee Lisa Smart.

New Horizons Trustee Lisa Smart was so enthusiastic about The Wharf Project that she immediately brought along her cheque to secure her investment. Lisa, who is also Lib Dem PPC for Hazel Grove, said that this is great for New Horizons who will be moored alongside the Wharf and will be able to have a lovely cafe to take refreshments before and after their cruise. She said that New Horizons are very supportive of the project and The Wharf Project will enhance the whole experience for their cruisers.



MP WILLIAM Wragg was delighted to visit the Wharf Project on Monday and was impressed with plans to bring the iconic building back into use. William was very supportive and said how important he believe it is to secure the building for the community. William also announced that he would be investing in the project too.



Read about the project here: https://www.marple.website/community-projects/the-wharf-marple-project.html

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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2019, 06:58:30 AM »
Who will pay for the running and upkeep for this if it goes ahead [Hope not the councill]

Condate is correct, it's all on the site referred to in the original post and it is worth you reading the Business Plan for more info. But in a nutshell, it is intended to be self-funding and in the longer-term to return a small dividend to shareholders. It is very much like the way that the Northumberland Arms was funded by the community, which has been a fantastic success.

The Business Plan is here: http://www.thewharfmarple.co.uk/gallery/tmw%20business%20plan%20.pdf

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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2019, 11:03:30 PM »
What about all the business,  church halls etc that currently fulfil the same role.

Are we all happy to see them lose income from lettings etc.

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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2019, 09:49:02 PM »
Who will pay for the running and upkeep for this if it goes ahead [Hope not the councill]

It's all on the site referred to in the original post from what I've seen.

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For more information about The Wharf Marple Project and how to invest go to the website www.thewharfmarple.co.uk where you can learn about the Directors and their ambitions for The Wharf, browse the detailed Business Plan and download the Investment Prospectus.



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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2019, 09:38:51 PM »
Who will pay for the running and upkeep for this if it goes ahead [Hope not the councill]

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The Wharf Marple Project
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2019, 01:15:05 PM »
Local CIC set to save iconic Grade 2 listed Warehouse at Marple Wharf

Marple residents and heritage enthusiasts are being offered the chance to save an historically important canal side building and convert it to a community and heritage attraction. The building has been at risk of conversion to residential, but a new plan would renovate The Wharf to be a Community Café and Heritage Centre, with a much-needed health and well-being facility too.



The Community Investment Scheme has been put together by The Wharf Marple Community Interest Company (CIC), a social enterprise committed to acquiring, renovating and bringing back into use the well-known former warehouse exclusively for the Marple community. The scheme aims to raise up to £175,000 to purchase the building and people will be offered the chance to invest in the project by purchasing Investment Bonds starting at £100/Bond up to a maximum of £25,000.

Read a more detailed article on the main site: https://www.marple.website/community-projects/the-wharf-marple-project.html

Learn more and invest in your community

For more information about The Wharf Marple Project and how to invest go to the website www.thewharfmarple.co.uk where you can learn about the Directors and their ambitions for The Wharf, browse the detailed Business Plan and download the Investment Prospectus.

You can also like The Wharf Marple Project on Facebook, and Follow The Wharf Marple Project on Twitter.

Supported by The Marple Website

The Marple Website will become a shareholder and invest £1,000 in this great community project.