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Time running out for library consultation

Sunday, 02 December, 2018

As we recently reported, Stockport Council has set up an online questionnaire to ask library users about their experiences ahead of the proposed 'Open+' scheme.

Marple WW1 Remembrance

By Matthew Corrigan on Sunday, 16 September, 2018

November 11 2018 will mark one hundred years since the Armistice which effectively ended the First World War, bringing an end to hostilities on the Western Front. It will also see the culmination of a very special four year project to commemorate the sacrifice of the many local men who gave their lives on the battlefields of Europe and beyond.

Lottery bid hits hitch

By Sheila Armstrong on Friday, 22 June, 2018

AN AMBITIOUS million pound lottery bid to upgrade Chapel's Memorial Park for its centenary in 2020 has had to be scaled down due to a funding hitch.

Telling the story of Whaley’s Memorial Park

Monday, 30 April, 2018

As many people know, and the name suggests, the Memorial Park in Whaley Bridge was created to commemorate the men of the town who lost their lives in the Great War – but what else do you know about this much-loved public open space?

Marple Skatepark Phase II and Multi-Games on the cards!

Thursday, 22 March, 2018

Following completion of the £112k upgrade to Marple Skatepark in March last year Friends of Memorial Park have not been resting on their laurels. The improvements to the skatepark were extremely well received by wheeled sports users and parents alike and its launch was celebrated with an exhibition by professional skateboard, BMX and scooter riders during Marple Carnival in June 2017.

Lanterns light the way to Christmas

By Mike Wallbank on Tuesday, 14 November, 2017

LANTERNS will light the way as Whaley Bridge begins its Christmas countdown.

Marple’s Community Connector starts new Friendship Group

Sunday, 12 March, 2017

Mark Emery is Marple’s first Community Connector. A warm, softly spoken man who is very enthusiastic about his new role in Marple. He is a trained counsellor and has many years of experience in social care. This job is part of the new Target Prevention Alliance offered by Stockport Council and Mark is based at the Council Offices in Marple Memorial Park.

Timeline - First World War to the modern day at Marple Memorial Park

By Diane Inglis on Tuesday, 15 March, 2016

A timeline is growing in Marple Memorial Park, bringing history to life and creating a link between modern day and the First World War.Organised by the Friends of Marple Memorial Park, the timeline details the lives of soldiers from Marple who died in the 1914 – 1918 Great War.

Chapel Memorial Park Gets New Play Equipment

By Sheila Armstrong on Thursday, 17 December, 2015

Youngsters using Chapel Memorial Park over the summer holidays were able to enjoy some exciting new play equipment thanks to a band of dedicated volunteers.