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What now for the Garden House?

Sunday, 28 October, 2018

Following the decision to refuse to grant planning permission, the team at the Garden House are considering their next move in the community farm's long-running planning saga.

New bypass is showcased with community open day.

By Matthew Corrigan on Monday, 08 October, 2018

It's been a long time coming, but the new A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road is about to open. The project has not been without controversy. Construction began in early 2015 and long-suffering High Lane residents have put up with more than three years of construction work and its associated noise and inconvenience. The road has been designed to provide an East/West link across the conurbation, with the aim of removing traffic from already heavily congested routes. Various mitigation measures have been considered to try to ensure projected traffic increases have a minimal impact on the village.

Ludworth School hoping to increase numbers

By Diane Inglis on Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Plans to increase the number of pupils at Ludworth Primary School in Marple Bridge are causing concern for local residents worried about congestion and the lack of parking in the area.

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.

Marple Neighbourhood plan ready to view

Tuesday, 21 August, 2018

A full draft of the Marple Neighbourhood Plan is now available to view.

New surface for Middlewood Way

By Matthew Corrigan on Sunday, 12 August, 2018

Opened in 1985, the Middlewood Way was a shining example of what can be done to re-use abandoned railway lines. An instant hit, the route connecting Marple with Macclesfield remains popular with cyclists, walkers and horse riders to this day. Unfortunately, a lack of regular maintenance meant the Western section had fallen into disrepair. As we reported nearly two years ago, the Save the Middlewood Way group was formed to push for much-needed improvements.

On-line petition launched to help combat prickly problem

By Susan Hampshire on Wednesday, 25 April, 2018

An on-line petition has been launched in Marple Bridge to ask that Stockport Council and landowners cut back overgrown hedgerows in Glossop Road.

Work underway on Middlewood Way greenway

By Susan Hampshire on Sunday, 25 March, 2018

Work is now under way on improvements to the Middlewood Way greenway - following a two-year public campaign and petition.

Marple Civic Society showcase their vision

By Matthew Corrigan on Friday, 16 March, 2018

A town centre should be a place for people to congregate, to linger and to enjoy. At present, Marple can feel divided by Stockport Road, its slow-moving lines of traffic a deterrent to pedestrians. Marple, says the Civic Society, deserves better. This is the principle which is guiding them through a long and arduous process of consultations, studies and workshops looking into how improvements might be made.

Council backs Fairtrade fortnight 2018

Monday, 26 February, 2018

Stockport Council, together with the Stockport Fairtrade Group, is supporting this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight which is running from Monday 26 February until Sunday 11 March.

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