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Yes, the Marple Area Committee isn't a local council but an unelected body....

That's a bit off the topic of this thread but Marple's Councillors are elected by local residents to represent them for a four year term and one councillor position from each ward is normally up for re-election each year, so to say that they are an unelected body is completely wrong. If you want to debate that or the merits of each system then I can move it to a new topic.

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Yes, the Marple Area Committee isn't a local council but an unelected body who I suspect most of the Marple residents don't even know exist. What we need is a proper elected local Parish / Town Council (though I suspect that Stockport MBC would oppose this idea.) A town that I used to live in, Blackrod in the Bolton area have a local Town Council properly constituted and elected and this has been in existence since 1974 when Blackrod became part of Bolton Metropolitan Borough. It is very active in looking after the interests of the residents of  Blackrod, and is a good example of what a local Town council should be like.
 

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My thanks to Admin as well for providing the Link.

So now we know. This Local Council appears to blandly accept SMBC’s statement that the path alongside the river is too expensive to repair.  This path which could make an attractive mainly off-road route for many walkers and cyclists is to be allowed to be destroyed due to less than 1/4 mile of flood damage.

Meanwhile,  from what I have been told, this Local Council must have approved of SMBC’s decision to use a Flood Repair Grant to considerably upgrade something like 2 miles worth of little used sections of bridleway and footpaths in the Mellor Strines area, none of which were likely to be damaged by the river.

What do you mean by "This Local Council"? Do you mean Marple Area Committee or something else?

Assuming that you mean Marple Area Committee, I have watched it twice and I don't see anyone blandly accepting that it is too expensive to repair. They acknowledge that it will be expensive, a challenge, and that the EA will need to be involved etc, but they are saying that they are not well informed about what is going on and trying to change that by demanding the report and to be informed. Accepting that it is too expensive to repair would mean accepting that it won't be repaired and that is not said at all.

As to the second item "from what you have been told this Local Council must have approved..." and if you mean Marple Area Committee again, then why don't you use the system properly and ask a public question to the Committee to confirm or otherwise what you have been told or to find out more? It's a very simple process.

Perhaps @Malcolm Allan or @Steve Gribbon could contribute what they know to this thread please?

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My thanks to Admin as well for providing the Link.

So now we know. This Local Council appears to blandly accept SMBC’s statement that the path alongside the river is too expensive to repair.  This path which could make an attractive mainly off-road route for many walkers and cyclists is to be allowed to be destroyed due to less than 1/4 mile of flood damage.

Meanwhile,  from what I have been told, this Local Council must have approved of SMBC’s decision to use a Flood Repair Grant to considerably upgrade something like 2 miles worth of little used sections of bridleway and footpaths in the Mellor Strines area, none of which were likely to be damaged by the river.
You do learn things by watching councill meetings .Some times

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My thanks to Admin as well for providing the Link.

So now we know. This Local Council appears to blandly accept SMBC’s statement that the path alongside the river is too expensive to repair.  This path which could make an attractive mainly off-road route for many walkers and cyclists is to be allowed to be destroyed due to less than 1/4 mile of flood damage.

Meanwhile,  from what I have been told, this Local Council must have approved of SMBC’s decision to use a Flood Repair Grant to considerably upgrade something like 2 miles worth of little used sections of bridleway and footpaths in the Mellor Strines area, none of which were likely to be damaged by the river.

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Thanks for the link. Note that Agenda item lasts about 13 minutes...
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Hello Amazon.  Can you tell us how to do that..  The relevant url would be helpful,  but I don't really want to watch the whole thing, so perhaps you could give us a précis of what was said, and preferably by whom it was said.

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No.  Can you tell us of anything relevant.

Thanks
Watch the webcast

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No.  Can you tell us of anything relevant.

Thanks

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I have been told the original route was through the farm but was unofficially diverted to run alongside the river many years ago.

When Sustrans won a lottery grant to extend the MIddlewood Way through to Stockport one of the suggestions was to upgrade the path alongside the river, however SMBC decided to construct the devious and considerably more expensive route alongside the rear of Marple Hall School.

Having recognised that the path has fallen into disrepair let us hope our Councillors will press to have it reopened.
Did you watch the meeting last night .

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I have been told the original route was through the farm but was unofficially diverted to run alongside the river many years ago.

When Sustrans won a lottery grant to extend the MIddlewood Way through to Stockport one of the suggestions was to upgrade the path alongside the river, however SMBC decided to construct the devious and considerably more expensive route alongside the rear of Marple Hall School.

Having recognised that the path has fallen into disrepair let us hope our Councillors will press to have it reopened.

seany72uk

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OK thank you  :D

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It's officially closed, though you can just about get through. I haven't seen any sign or plans that they are working on it though.

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Afternoon, does anyone know is the footpath behind Magpie Cottages/end of Dale Road to Chadkirk bridge is fully open yet?

Sorry if it's already been mentioned here, I may have missed it but I don't fancy walking down there to find it shut  ;D