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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.

‘Stay of Execution’ for popular Garden House

By Matthew Corrigan on Friday, 21 July, 2017

Following Stockport Council's enforcement order for closure of the Lakes Road attraction, an eleventh hour appeal has been lodged asking for the decision to be reconsidered.

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.

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