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« Reply #21 on: Yesterday at 01:23:07 PM »
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« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2020, 06:33:04 PM »
Bumping again - quite a few new updates.... it's being updated whenever info comes in or can be found.
If you become aware of any changes please comment or get in touch via

Names in bold - have been able to find confirmation online (may be out of date of course).

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:

Businesses & organisations: if you would like your details adding, removing, amending or enhancing with more details, please email

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

  • D & S Whites Butchers – 0161 427 2327. Shop closed but taking telephone orders.
  • Little Woods Butchers – 0161 427 1745. Shop now closed and taking telephone orders only.
  • R&S Lofthouse Butchers, Marple Bridge - 0161 427 3448.
Pet Shops
  • Benjis Pet Food & Accessories 0161 879 6954, 07799 644 669
  • Marple Pet Shop – 0161 427 0111 - Open times 9am - 4pm Monday to Friday, Saturday 9am - 3pm.
  • Ridings Opticians – 0161 427 4945
  • 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.
Very Useful local shops 
  • Marple Newsagent – 0161 427 7493 Updated Store Hours Mon - Sun (5:00am till 12:00pm )
  • The Magnificent Chocolate Company (taking online orders for delivery at or 07952 558640)
  • Archers – 0161 427 2075. New opening and delivery times:
    April 1st / 2nd - closed; 4th - 10am-5pm + deliveries; 5th - 10am-4pm + deliveries; 6th - closed; 7th / 8th - deliveries only; 9th - 10am-5pm + deliveries; Good Friday 10th - closed; 11th - 10am-4pm + deliveries.
  • Dutsons – 0161 484 5380 - Marple Bridge: doing collection / delivery of veg boxes for £12 each.
  • Marple Fish, 26 Market Street, Marple - 07950 541528 -
  • Hollins of Marple - open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. 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 for orders and enquiries.
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
  • Purple Pakora – announced full closure 29 March 2020.
  • Woodstock Pizza - Call 07564 633 149 for delivery (deliver to Marple for free for orders over £15).
  • Libby’s, 1 Town Street, Marple. Evening take out menu available 7 days a week, order via website or phone – 0161 427 2310.
  • South 7 – 0161 427 2310 – 7 Town Street Marple Bridge. Current situation unknown, call to find out.
  • Norfolk Arms (Afternoon tea boxes) – 0161 427 8090 – Marple Bridge, SK6 5DS
  • Marple Spice – announced full closure 29 March 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
  • Gulshan Indian Takeaway - open as usual, please order on 0161 426 0090 / 0161 426 0091 or visit
  • 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.
  • Marple Pizza- 0161 427 0202 - people are saying they are open but their web site says they are closed, so not sure!
  • Dominos Pizza - 0161 4499900. Delivery Only: 11:00 - 21:45 no collection. Order online via the Dominos web site.
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« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2020, 04:02:09 PM »
Some people deemed to be extremely vulnerable to the effects of Covid-19 by medical advisers haven’t received a letter from the government. 

You can self-register for support if you are in this category on the government website:
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« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2020, 03:11:50 PM »
To add another to the takeaway list, I've been talking to Jim at Nasi Lemak Manchester (+44 7551 925129). They do Malaysian street food, normally at pop-ups outside Beer Traders and the like. At the moment he's doing delivery of meals ready to reheat and is covering Marple on Wednesday and Thursday afternoon. Meals can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 days before eating, or can be frozen.

For those not on Facebook, or to place orders, contact him via WhatsApp  (+44 7551 925129). Orders by 11.30am latest but earlier the better
Vegan Veg Satay £6 - peanut curry, gluten free.

Chicken + Veg Satay £6.50 - peanut curry, Gluten free.

Vegan Mix veg Dahl £6 - gluten free.

Chicken + Veg Dahl £6.50 - gluten free.

Basmati £1.50

Vegan Laksa + Ramen £7 - soup noodles, ask if need GF.

Laksa Chicken + Ramen £7.50 - soup noodles, ask if need GF.

This week's special.

Ck Spesh: Cantonese braised chicken. Has potato, carrot, cauliflower, mooli and chicken. This dish has spices but no chilli. £6.50

Vegan Spesh: Vegan version has soy seitan and mixed veggies. This dish has spices but no chilli. £6.50

Rice is not included, pls add basmati per portion at £1.50.

Min order for delivery £20. Delivery fee £3.

Allergens: Pls check with us if u have allergen concerns. We cater for Gluten Free and Vegan
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« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2020, 11:39:37 AM »

Again here are some random things people might find helpful

I've picked up the same thing as admin below, so here is a bit more detail and alternatives. Some people depend on getting their hearing aid batteries from the library. Libraries are closed and here are two other options. One is to call Stepping Hill audiology on 0161-419-4183 ( Alternatively there is a charity who will assist, called Walthew House on 0161-480-2162 and

Anyone who is regarded as “extremely vulnerable” ( the 1.5 million as announced by the Government), should by now have received their letter. These were sent on 30th March. Stockport Council and the Area NHS are jointly following up with another letter detailing all the assistance locally. Strictly for these people there is a dedicated helpline on 0161-217-6046, open 9-5 Monday to Friday and 10-4 Saturday. This is only for these people (who should be in strict isolation at home) or their carers. Food parcels are ready for those of them who need them and will come via the council on request.

Healthwatch Stockport has, at the end of last weekend assisted over 150 local people with active support, etc. This is just to say this support is now up and running and can be accessed.
They have a website giving “top tips” for those helping the vulnerable or even just collecting shopping or medicines.


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« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2020, 05:38:48 PM »
Just had a post by @wheels in a separate thread that may be really useful to some, so I'm copying it here too:

Just came across this which might be of interest to some.

Part of Stockport Libraries role is providing hearing aid batteries for our customers. 

As we are closed we are still able to provide this service.

If you need hearing aid batteries please email telling us your name, address and the type of hearing aid batteries you require or telephone 0161 217 6009 and hold to speak to an operator.

Please share with closed Facebook groups to make sure this information reaches as many people as possible.


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« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2020, 06:49:44 AM »
Can't see Hollins on this list are they still open, I know I can ring to see and I have not been to Marple, over seventy.

Hollins of Marple should have been on the list and it is now. However, I would advise you to think hard about whether you really need to go.

They have recently published the following statement on their FB page:


Following the latest advice from the government as a hardware store we can continue to open to provide an essential service to the community of Marple and surrounding areas.

In order for us to protect the health and well-being of our staff and customers we will be asking everyone who needs to visit the store to comply with the latest social distancing regulations.

We will now only allow 5 customers in to the store at a time. If you are required to queue to enter the store you must remain at least 2 metres away from the next person ensuring we adhere to the latest government measures. We will continue to accept cash payments and chip and pin transactions however, where possible we will ask you to pay using contactless technology.

This is a challenging and unnatural set of rules we must all follow to help reduce the spread of coronavirus and protect the service vulnerable members of our community depend on.

Whilst we have no way of enforcing these measures we ask for your patience, understanding and compliance at this time.

Revised opening times as of 24th March:
Tuesday 10:00-16:00
Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday 10:00-16:00
Saturday 10:00-16:00

From the team at Hollins.


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« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2020, 08:32:39 PM »
Can't see Hollins on this list are they still open, I know I can ring to see and I have not been to Marple, over seventy.

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« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2020, 07:24:27 PM »

Just a couple of things that might help people:

Stockport Libraries have suspended all fines for overdue books and there’s no need to renew (even on line). This will be reviewed on 1st July. Any returns due back from 1st February, including if you have had a written reminder, will have the need for renewals suspended and no fines applied.
For those of you, employees or employers, who may be covered by the 80% payment for furlough (Job Retention Scheme) full details are now on the government web site (usual site via including how to calculate if you have variable earnings and the cut off for who it applies to.   There is still no portal for applications but you can ensure you are doing the right things to get covered – or checking that your employer is!

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« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2020, 04:50:10 PM »
To add to Admin's post below, people will have seen the change in bin collections we forewarned may happen. The reason for this is a shortage of staff to do the collection runs. It’s worth bearing in mind that not anyone can drive a bin wagon. It’s an HGV and tricky at the best of times. Once there is a shortage of drivers beyond normal absence levels, it is difficult to replace them, and currently impossible to qualify. The same shortage applies to the staff in the teams.
For those who haven’t seen the Stockport Web Site, and to summarise the post below, in brief, the changes only apply to blue and green bins. Black and brown will be collected as normal, exactly as per your local household schedule

Blue Bins: From 6th April will be collected every 4 weeks (rather than every two weeks currently).

Green Bins: No further collection until further notice. Future food waste to be put in black bins.

We are told this will be kept under review, and we have made the Council aware the green bins are full in many cases locally, after people have been occupied stuck in at home in their gardens. This doesn’t affect everyone across the Borough as some homes don’t have gardens and others rarely use the green bins.
Just to note some banks (maybe all) are increasing the contactless limit from £30 to £45. This may take a few days for payment machines to be adjusted but will help many, and keep physical contact to the minimum.

Those who have volunteered with the NHS – this scheme will start from 31st March and build up so don’t worry if you are not contacted for a while yet.


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« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2020, 06:01:51 AM »
This is already been picked up in another thread where it can be discussed:

Green Bin Collections stopped / New Bin Collection Schedule

Green bins
There will be no further green bin collections until further notice. You must put your food waste in your black bin.

Black bins
There is no change to your black bin collection and it'll continue to be emptied every 2 weeks on your normal day. Please put all food waste in your black bin.

Blue bins
From the week starting Monday 6 April, blue bins will be collected every 4 weeks. We'll provide more information about this new schedule at the end of next week.

Brown bins
There is no change to your brown bin collection and it'll continue to be emptied every 4 weeks on your normal day.

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« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2020, 06:51:33 PM »
Latest update news:

All Stockport MBC parking charges are being suspended, right across the Borough. There should be signs up on pay meters now to explain this and I certainly saw some in Marple today. That does mean free parking on Council run car parks.

have their adjusted timetables and other information (remember this is different to Northern Trains) on:

For any regular blood donors, it is OK to give blood while this is on and you are not at any greater risk. There is an appeal out for blood donors and you can arrange to give via the web site:
Travelling to give blood is approved as essential travel

people will have heard about the measures announced yesterday. For information go to:
The 80% assistance is called the Self-employment Income Support Scheme. If this doesn’t help, people may be eligible for council tax relief and business interruption help.

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« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2020, 01:31:36 PM »
A further update on general information and help:

For those who would like to add to the huge number of volunteers to help the NHS, in response to the Government request, the web site is:

It is an easy registration process but you will need ID of some kind to hand when you apply.

News from the council

The Stockport Local Fund is open for local Voluntary Organisations to request some funding assistance. Grants of between £200 and £1000 will be available aimed at those people most affected by the pandemic, including older people, children and families and people on low incomes. Groups can apply for anything they need to support people during the crisis, including things like food parcels, running costs, emergency supplies, transport etc. To apply contact:

There is a Stockport scheme to provide an online portal where employers needing extra staff as a result of the virus, can be matched to individuals seeking employment opportunities due to their circumstances in the current situation. The website is:

Waste collections are being maintained, but staff is reduced like everywhere else due to illness and self-isolation. There may be reduced collections but not for now. If that happens, priority will be to maintain black bin collections. The highways programme has been suspended for now so workers can be redirected to frontline work. All inquests have been cancelled up to 17th April.


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« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2020, 01:12:48 PM »
Discussion in this thread have been moved to another topic here:

Overview of Fitness & Leisure services provided by local Marple businesses in response to the COVID-19 outbreak

Sarah Dalby – Zumba Online:
Sessions on every week via Zoom
*Zumba Fitness *Zumba Kids *Zumba Toning *Zumba Gold

Sally Eccleston - Yoga with Sally - 
Every weekday at 9:30 family based family yoga
*Wednesday evenings - Online adult yoga class   

Paul Oakley – Marple Community Yoga – Online Classes -
*Gentle Yoga *Yoga 4 Runners *Chair Yoga *Mindfulness

Cilla’s Fitness VIP Group -

Suzie - Raven Yogi – Online
*Yoga videos and Tutorials

Julie Elder - Online -
*Yoga  *Chair Yoga 

Sally Berry – Stars Dance Academy
*Baby classes  *Children Classes  *Adult Classes

Jaina Bhana-Mistry – Online -
*Yoga Classes and Antenatal Educational Classes
*Monday & Wednesday – Slow Flow Yoga (16+)
*Tuesday & Wednesday – Postnatal Yoga
*Wednesday & Thursday – Pregnancy Yoga Classes

Julie Cross –
*Circuits *Kettle bells *Dance *Pilates

Olly and Ben – VIDE Fitness – Live streamed
*Home Workout at 4pm on Facebook

Jane’s Gym - Jane Cloughley: - 07976 671 131
*Weekly Resistance Workout Sessions *Private Facebook Group

Samantha-Fitness Dance & Wellbeing- @FDWSamantha (facebook)
*Yoga *Pilates *Yogalates *Zumba *Clubbercise

Susan Rodway
*Beginners Yoga  *Yoga for managing stress & anxiety  *1-2-1 Yoga therapy

Tai Chi with Gollom
Every Wednesday 10am I have a live feed of Tai Chi,  Qigong and a guided meditation. This is open to everyone, is totally free, available through my Tai Chi with Gollom Facebook page. In normal times I have classes at St Martin's Church Hall on Brabyns Brow.


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