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Re: Marple Covid19 Mutual Aid Group
« Reply #61 on: July 26, 2020, 03:07:35 PM »
FACE MASKS INFO - Exemptions

There are several exemptions to wearing face coverings, including children under the age of 11, anyone with a disability or condition which means they are unable to wear one, transport staff and emergency services. I know that some residents may be concerned about how they can show they are exempt.
A Journey Assist card was launched by TFGM last month to help those who are exempt from wearing a face covering. The card, which can be downloaded to a device or printed off and used as a flash pass, is available by contacting TFGM’s customer team on 0161 244 1000 or through the TfGM website https://tfgm.com/contact
The card is also available in Travelshops across Greater Manchester. Journey Assistance cards from other transport operators are also recognised.
Another organisation, “Hidden Disabilities” have produced a range of products for these situations, see https://hiddendisabilitiesstore.com/shop.html and their ‘face covering exempt’ cards are 55p each.

Testing
The council are encouraging any Stockport residents who are unwell, to get tested either by emailing  http:// testing@stockport.gov.uk, or through booking at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/get-an-antigen-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/ or by phoning 119.
 

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Re: Marple Covid19 Mutual Aid Group
« Reply #60 on: July 26, 2020, 01:41:17 PM »
I think they have a container for fridges etc as they have to be emptied of coolant and they are a right mixture of materials.
Thank you, Marks. I'd not thought of that. I'll wait until they can deal with it.
 
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Re: Marple Covid19 Mutual Aid Group
« Reply #59 on: July 20, 2020, 12:33:54 PM »
I think they have a container for fridges etc as they have to be emptied of coolant and they are a right mixture of materials.

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« Reply #58 on: July 18, 2020, 08:06:32 PM »
Pandemic News  items

1.Rose Hill Tip
Some of you will have seen the tip is re-opening tomorrow (Saturday 30th). Bredbury will also be extending its hours from weekends only, to 7 days. Details are on the Council web site but not under “recycling Centres”! The best place to find this is under “news”. Details are:

Rose Hill: open 9am to 6pm on Saturday 30th May then from Sunday 8am to 6pm every day.

Bredbury: open every day 8am to 6pm

You can take:
  • General waste (including small bulky items)
  • Cardboard
  • Garden waste (excluding soil)
  • Wood and timber
  • Scrap metal
  • Rubble
Recycling Centre Rules are
  • Only 1 person allowed out of the vehicle
  • Keep 2 metres apart at all times.
  • Cars and small vans only - No transit type vans and vehicles with trailers
  • No pedestrian access
  • Staff will not be able to help unload your vehicle
  • Please take proof of address with you such as your council tax bill, gas or electric bill to show you live in one of the 9 councils in Greater Manchester. You can show your bill on your mobile phone.
  • Trade waste is not allowed.
  • Please note a traffic management system by number plate will be in place. This is based on odd and even number plates and works on a rota system by day.
On that last point, personally I think it’s confusing how they’ve done it so please look at the web page. As a quick guide, Saturday is even, Sunday is odd numbers.

2. Testing
There is a section on the Stockport Council web site about getting tested for the virus. If you’re eligible for a test you should mail testing@stockport.gov.uk after which you will be sent a request form for completion, which will lead to you being given a booking slot. Full details are on https://www.stockport.gov.uk/coronavirus-getting-tested
Would a dead 'fridge/freezer count as 'scrap metal'? And does the Marple "tip" have a collection scheme (obviously payable by the customer)?
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« Reply #57 on: July 14, 2020, 09:45:12 AM »
Remembering victims of the virus

There will be an inter-faith service to remember those we have lost, taking place at Manchester cathedral this Thursday 16th from 11-12 noon. Anyone can watch it live via facebook on

https://www.facebook.com/ManchesterCathedral

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Re: Marple Covid19 Mutual Aid Group
« Reply #56 on: July 04, 2020, 12:42:28 PM »
Here’s an update on some Council services that are coming out of lockdown restrictions:

Bowling Greens will be open from today (4th July) for members.
Playgrounds will be open in a phased way (to allow inspection and cleaning) as follows
Monday 6th July: Alexandra, Bruntwood, Bramhall, Marple Memorial, Torkington, Woodbank
All others Friday 17th July

Registrars Department at the Town hall; already open to the public for pre-booked appointments. Death registration is by phone

Fred Perry House Council office and enquiry point: open from Monday 6th July

Some bigger Libraries from Monday 13th July (including Marple but not High Lane). They will have extra measures in place and will be doing secure borrowing and IT provision, with an order and collect book borrowing service and bookable IT slots. Book return will be possible too. There will be no facility to browse the shelves, and a phased approach to normal book borrowing. Home library services to those housebound, starts again on Monday 6th July

ALSO NOTE: a nationwide clap for key workers and NHS will take place tomorrow Sunday 5th July at 5.00pm which coincides with the 72nd anniversary of the NHS

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Re: Marple Covid19 Mutual Aid Group
« Reply #55 on: June 21, 2020, 10:24:45 AM »
Marple's Mutual Aid Group, an amazing success story!

Like most people in Marple, we received a Marple Mutual Aid Group leaflet through our door in March and we saw the article on the cover of the Marple Review that was distributed just before lock-down. Via social media I was aware of the group's aim to find a way for local people to help each other though the Covid19 crisis and was pleased to help share their message in this thread.

Learn more about the incredible local volunteers who drove this initiative to success: https://www.marple.website/community-projects/marple-mutual-aid-group.html

I'd also like to thank Cllr @Malcolm Allan for his contributions here too!


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« Reply #54 on: June 14, 2020, 07:29:33 PM »
Here is some general information about the pandemic that might be of interest.

•   The Council will be launching ‘One Stockport’, a new borough wide campaign that builds on the resilience and support communities have demonstrated, and aims to create positivity across the whole borough. ‘One Stockport’ message will be around from Monday – in the press, on posters, on lampposts, on social media – to ask people to continue supporting each other to stay safe.
•   Alongside the campaign the council will be working to ensure sufficient space is available for both pedestrian movement and to allow residents to queue outside premises in a comfortable and safe manner, working with local businesses over the coming weeks, to help us all adapt to living with covid.
•   As a consequence of needing social distancing in the re-opening of shops in particular, the council are likely to introduce a 20mph speed limit in district centres such as Marple – on the basis this helps and encourages pedestrians and cyclists.
•   If you have to travel by public transport from Monday 15 June, you must wear a face covering. It will be your responsibility to provide this and can be a simple scarf or bandana. There are exemptions for children under the age of 11 and students travelling on dedicated school bus services, people who have trouble breathing, carers and anyone whose condition means they are unable to wear a face covering.
•   To enable more social distancing on Metrolink the frequency of trams is being increased to every 10 minutes from Monday 22 June.
•   Metrolink are also installing hand sanitiser dispensers at bus stations and interchanges and at busy Metrolink stops
•   Whilst the North West region has one of the highest infection rate (cases per 100,000 people) within the 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester, Stockport and Salford have the lowest rate. Tameside and Bury have the highest.
•   The economic impact of covid has been and will be significant:
o   71% of Stockport businesses responding to a GM survey say they have decreased sales.
o   29% report cash flow issues.
o   56% have furloughed staff with 60% of those furloughing more than half of their workforce. HMRC data shows that 33,700 people in Stockport are currently furloughed.
o   19% report having enough cash to survive for 3 months.
o   Out of work benefit claimants increased by 68% since February
Meanwhile the Council have:
•   Paid out c£58 million business grants to 5,033 qualifying businesses, 92% of those identified as eligible.
•   Got under way the discretionary grant scheme around 400 extra businesses with a further £3.2 million.
•   Set up the Stockport Business Recovery website which has nearly 2,000 visits per week,
•   Set up Stockport Jobs Match – 5,200 visits, 205 vacancies, 50+ businesses using it.
•   Prior to the pandemic the council customarily had 200 staff working from home on any particular day. During the pandemic it became 2000.

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Re: Marple Covid19 Mutual Aid Group
« Reply #53 on: June 14, 2020, 01:45:38 PM »
Two items related to the pandemic:

Reading Challenge
This popular summer event is still going ahead, even though our libraries have closed. It runs from 15th June to 31st August. You can find details on the website below. If you follow up you will need to create an account (or use a previously created one if you’ve entered before). This year is about “the silly squad”. Marple Schools have been previous winners of the challenge!
Summerreadingchallenge.org.uk

Help returning to work
If you are worried about this and you are about to or have recently returned to work, guidance is on this web site;
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/help-and-support-for-returning-to-work

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Re: Marple Covid19 Mutual Aid Group
« Reply #52 on: June 06, 2020, 08:59:31 AM »
Recycling Centres
As from today, Saturday, there is no restriction at the tip on car number plates. The odds/even allocation no longer applies. You will still need to take evidence of living in the area.

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Re: Marple Covid19 Mutual Aid Group
« Reply #51 on: June 01, 2020, 06:32:54 AM »
The Coffee Bean Dream is back at Marple Station

Sarah at the Coffee Bean Dream, who supported Friends of Marple Memorial Park at our 2019 Treasure Hunt, is back serving coffee at Marple Station.

Current opening times and hours will be:
  • Tuesday’s. 07:00 - 10:30am
  • Wednesday’s. 07:00 - 10:30am
  • Thursdays 07:00 - 10:30am
Sarah is serving from her normal spot in the Car Park, so why not pop in even if you're not catching a train for a great cuppa!

A few new products too:

Iced Coffees, Breakfast Muffins and hopefully Brownie Owl Granolas. Alternative Milks back in stock too.

Please pay via card whenever possible.


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« Reply #50 on: May 30, 2020, 06:34:53 AM »
Congratulation to the Marple Covid19 Mutual Aid Group!

Organisers have put together an info-graphic to show their achievements up to 23 May 2020:

 

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« Reply #49 on: May 30, 2020, 05:49:48 AM »
Bumping again - quite a few new updates....

This is possibly the last update of this information as things are likely to change so quickly in the coming weeks that it will be impossible to keep up-to-date.

If you are aware of anything that is incorrect please comment or get in touch via admin@marple-uk.com

Overview of the services provided by local Marple/Marple Bridge businesses in response to the COVID-19 outbreak 

Thank you to the Marple Covid19 Mutual Aid Group the starting information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/345647879687508/

Businesses & organisations: if you would like your details adding, removing, amending or enhancing with more details, please email admin@marple-uk.com

Things are changing rapidly so this information may not remain accurate.

Butchers
  • D & S Whites Butchers – 0161 427 2327. Shop reopening Monday 1st June, one customer at a time in shop. Still taking telephone orders.
  • Little Woods Butchers – 0161 427 1745. Shop now open Wednesday - Friday: 10am - 4pm, Saturday: 9am - 1pm. Closed: Sunday - Tuesday. Still taking telephone orders for delivery.
  • R&S Lofthouse Butchers, Marple Bridge - 0161 427 3448.
Pet Shops
  • Benjis Pet Food & Accessories 0161 879 6954. Monday - Saturday 9am - 3pm. Home deliveries too.
  • Marple Pet Shop – 0161 427 0111 - Open times 9am - 4pm Monday to Friday, Saturday 9am - 3pm.
Opticians
  • Ridings Opticians – 0161 427 4945 Practice closed but taking calls for emergencies /eye care needs. Hoping to be open soon
  • Roger Fishers – 0161 427 1319: opening hours Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10am-1pm
    For the safety of staff and patients only available for essential eye services during this period.
Chemists
  • Boots, Market Street, Marple - 0161 427 2033
  • Well Pharmacy, Hollins, Marple - 0161 427 3336
  • Well Pharmacy, Stockport Road, Marple - 0161 427 6668
  • Well Pharmacy, 19 Town Street, Marple Bridge - 0161 427 2517
  • Lloyds Pharmacy, Chichester Road, Romiley - 0161 430 2040
  • Cohens Chemist, 164 - 166 Higher Bents Lane - 0161 430 3214
  • Well Pharmacy, Hall Street, Offerton - 0161 480 3546
  • Well Pharmacy, 114 London Rd, Hazel Grove - 0161 456 3260
Very Useful local shops 
  • Marple Newsagent – 0161 427 7493 Updated Store Hours Mon - Sun (5:00am till 12:00pm )
  • Marple Post Office - Monday to Friday: 9am to 2pm, Saturday: Closed.
  • The Magnificent Chocolate Company (taking online orders for delivery at contact@magnificentchocolate.co.uk or 07952 558640)
  • Archers – 0161 427 2075. New opening and delivery times: MONDAY : CLOSED; TUESDAY : DELIVERIES ONLY (TAKING PHONE ORDERS); WED : CLOSED ( TAKING PHONE ORDERS); THURSDAY: 10-5 & DELIVERIES (TAKING PHONE ORDERS); FRIDAY 10-5 & DELIVERIES (TAKING PHONE ORDERS); SATURDAY 10-4 & DELIVERIES (TAKING PHONE ORDERS).
  • Dutsons – 0161 484 5380 - Marple Bridge: doing collection / delivery of veg boxes for £12 each.
  • Marple Fish, 26 Market Street, Marple - 07950 541528 - https://marplefish.co.uk/
  • Hollins of Marple - Monday to Saturday 10am - 4pm. Operating strict controls, call 0161 449 8363 to check situation before going.
  • Compstall Post Office - 0161 427 2161 Deliveries possible subject to stock.
  • Marple Bridge Stores (Post Office) - 0161 427 2046
  • Portland Wine, Marple Bridge - email mandy@portlandwine.co.uk for orders and enquiries.
  • Marple Health - 72A Stockport Road, 0161 427 5662.
  • Gosling Toymaster - 0161 427 2099 - give them a call to find out how they can help.
  • The Pound Shop on Market St is open too but no details.
  • SVC Lighting & Electrical. 07966 478878 0161 419 9452. Shop reopens Monday 1st June 10am to 2pm, Monday to Saturday. Order and collection service still available.
Fruit, Veg, Milk, Eggs, Bread etc
  • Cheshire Wholesale Limited 0161 430 5784
  • J H Neal Green Grocers - ANOTHER UPDATE: New number 0743 8286453 - they are now limiting the number of orders per day.
  • McQueens Dairies – 330 5555588
  • Megabox Fruit & Veg Boxes (bookable via their FB page)
  • Hopewell Farm & Dairy – 01625 872 304
  • The Modern Milkman – 01282861845
  • Jacksons Dairies
  • New Mills Dairy Ltd: 01663 741108
Pubs, Restaurants and Takeaways still providing a service
  • 48 Kitchen & Bar – 0161 427 1200 – 48 Stockport Road, Marple, SK6 6AB Delivery or pickup, order via online menu https://www.no48kitchenandbar.com
  • Purple Pakora – 0161 427 7748 - reopened for take-out and delivery on Thursdays , Fridays , Saturday and Sunday 5pm.
  • Woodstock Pizza - Call 07564 633 149 for delivery (deliver to Marple for free for orders over £15).
  • Libby’s / South 7, Town Street, Marple. Evening take out menu available 7 days a week, order via website or phone – 0161 427 2310.
  • Norfolk Arms (Afternoon tea boxes) – 0161 427 8090 – Marple Bridge, SK6 5DS
  • Marple Spice – 0161 427 9166 - Reopening for collection and delivery from Monday 20 April 2020.
  • Art of Siam – Thai Cuisine – 0161 427 7999 - 105 Stockport Road, Stockport. Open 7 days for take-out and delivery.
  • Marple Wine Club – 0161 427 7883. Free delivery around Marple .....minimum order 6 bottles which may be mixed.
  • Angkor Soul – Marple – 0161 222 0707 – 12 Stockport Road, SK6 6B. Open for click and collect or delivery via phone or web site.
  • Sushi Haus – Japanese - 0161 759 0534 - 118B Stockport Road, SK6 6AH.
  • Eat Home Made: Home made meals delivered to Marple, Romiley and Disley order online or call 07594 406414
  • Marple Thai Kitchen - 0161 376 2496 or https://marplethaikitchen.com/
  • Gulshan Indian Takeaway - open as usual, please order on 0161 426 0090 / 0161 426 0091 or visit https://gulshanstockport.co.uk/
  • Royal Oak Mellor - The Dough Guys are delivering pizza, beer, wine & soft drinks. To order call 0161 427 1655 or text 07522 116 768.
  • Nasi Lemak Manchester (07551 925129) deliveries to Marple Wednesday and Thursday, see post below from nbt.
  • Empress of Indian - 0161 449 7633.
  • Harlequin - 0161 427 4285 https://harlequin-marple.co.uk/menu
  • Marple Pizza- 0161 427 0202 - open - call for times.
  • Dominos Pizza - 0161 4499900. Delivery Only: 11:00 - 21:45 no collection. Order online via the Dominos web site.
  • La Dolce Vita - 01614490648 - From Wednesday 22nd April launching a new collection service. Order by phone from 3.30pm when a collection time will be allocated.
  • Town Street Fryer - 0161 449 7290 - Tuesday to Saturday for delivery only.
    Phone line open from 11.30 each day, order before 15:30. Deliveries 16:30-20:00 to: Marple Bridge, Mellor, Compstall & Marple.
  • Panicos - 0161 427 6552 - From Tuesday 28 April every Tuesday - Saturday 4pm - 9pm. Ring to order for collection.
  • Hawk Green Fryery -0161 427 4731.
  • Goyt Fish Bar – 0161 427 6491.
Food Banks
  • Marple Foodbank Connect Marple Saturday 10am - 12noon. (click image to make larger)

  • Guide Hut Marple anytime, split between Marple Foodbank and Emmeline's Pantry, a local foodbank that supports women in need, so it fits with girlguiding aims.
Wider area and national informationEducational free resources – Check out the websites

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Re: Marple Covid19 Mutual Aid Group
« Reply #48 on: May 29, 2020, 07:30:39 PM »
Pandemic News  items

1.Rose Hill Tip
Some of you will have seen the tip is re-opening tomorrow (Saturday 30th). Bredbury will also be extending its hours from weekends only, to 7 days. Details are on the Council web site but not under “recycling Centres”! The best place to find this is under “news”. Details are:

Rose Hill: open 9am to 6pm on Saturday 30th May then from Sunday 8am to 6pm every day.

Bredbury: open every day 8am to 6pm

You can take:
  • General waste (including small bulky items)
  • Cardboard
  • Garden waste (excluding soil)
  • Wood and timber
  • Scrap metal
  • Rubble
Recycling Centre Rules are
  • Only 1 person allowed out of the vehicle
  • Keep 2 metres apart at all times.
  • Cars and small vans only - No transit type vans and vehicles with trailers
  • No pedestrian access
  • Staff will not be able to help unload your vehicle
  • Please take proof of address with you such as your council tax bill, gas or electric bill to show you live in one of the 9 councils in Greater Manchester. You can show your bill on your mobile phone.
  • Trade waste is not allowed.
  • Please note a traffic management system by number plate will be in place. This is based on odd and even number plates and works on a rota system by day.
On that last point, personally I think it’s confusing how they’ve done it so please look at the web page. As a quick guide, Saturday is even, Sunday is odd numbers.

2. Testing
There is a section on the Stockport Council web site about getting tested for the virus. If you’re eligible for a test you should mail testing@stockport.gov.uk after which you will be sent a request form for completion, which will lead to you being given a booking slot. Full details are on https://www.stockport.gov.uk/coronavirus-getting-tested

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« Reply #47 on: May 26, 2020, 02:01:56 PM »
Here’s a couple of initiatives around the pandemic

Together in One Voice - virtual choir event
 
Together In One Voice is a community led event for the whole of Greater Manchester in which residents are invited to join together in song, from their windows and doorsteps on Thursday 28th May at 7.30pm.
 
The event will be captured under social distancing guidelines with drones, street cameras and residents’ own films and edited together to produce a show for national release on the evening of Sunday 31st May.
 
The YouTube Live event with Manchester International Festival will feature songs and artists from Greater Manchester’s musical heritage, past and present, with a few special guest appearances. The event will promote community spirit and encourage everyone to take care of their mental health in the weeks and months ahead.
 
Choir Director Dan McDwyer has been running online choir rehearsals in recent days to promote well being through song.

Remember Me
 
The coronavirus pandemic has cost tens of thousands of lives across the UK, lives which people want to honour and remember. St Paul’s Cathedral has launched Remember Me, an online book of remembrance for all those in the UK who have died as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. People of any faith, or none, are invited to contribute to Remember Me. 
                                                                         
Family, friends or carers of those who have died can submit, free of charge, the name, photograph and a short message in honour of a deceased person via the Remember Me website (http://www.rememberme2020.uk). The initiative is being supported by HRH The Prince of Wales and it is intended that there will be a physical Remember Me memorial at St Paul’s Cathedral.