Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Stockport MBC Car Parking Charges

Stockport MBC are proposing to increase parking charges throughout the borough, including the currently free car parks on Brabyn's Brow, as a way of increasing revenue.

Following representations from many interested parties, incluing ther Civic Society, SMBC officers called a meeting on 10th January 2018 to discuss the implications of the proposed increases.  See Civic Society notes on the meeting HERE

The meeting was attended by Conservative and Lib Dem Councillors, a market trader and two members of the Civic Society.

There was not sufficient time to discuss alternatives solutions either for Marple or the other District Centres. However a strong case was made against the current proposal which the officer agreed to take back to the council cabinet.

Cllr Allan, who was at the meeting, has suggested that a working party be set up to look at options for an alternative plan.  The Civic Society will support this proposal.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Car Parking Charges in Marple

Stockport MBC are proposing to increase parking charges throughout the borough as a way of incresing revenue.

A report has been prepared by officers that looks at a number of proposals. Those affecting Marple include charging 50p for the first two hours and removing the one hour tariff band.  The proposals include charging for the two car parks on Brabyns Brow (opposite the station and opposite the entrance to Brabyns Park) that are currently free of charge.  The full report can be viewed HERE

The report went out to consultation at the beginning of November 2017 and the consultation closed on the 30th November 2017.

The report will be discussed by the Council cabinet on the 19th December 2017.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

St Martin's Christmas Tree Festival

Once again the society is taking part in the St Martin's Church Christmas tree festival.  

The Mayor of Stockport Judging Our Tree

As in previous years member Kathryn Procter has installed and decorated the tree. Many thanks to Kathryn for doing a splendid job and to Arthur Procter for the photos.

Other Trees Displayed by the Marple Community

If you have time, try to pop in to St Martin's church on Brabyn's Brow to see the Festival and enjoy the many trees on display from the Marple community.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Committee Meeting Minutes 28th November 2017

Committee Meeting minutes for 28th November 2017 can be viewed HERE

Monday, 20 November 2017

Marple Area Committee Meeting 8th November 2017

A report on the Marple Area Committee Meeting that took place on 8th November 2017 can be viewed HERE

All MAC meetings are now webcast over the internet.  This means that meetings can be viewed as they happen.  Following transmission webcasts are archived on the council's website for 6 months for later viewing.

Follow the link below to view live webcasts and click on "Library" to view archived webcasts.

Future Marple Area Committee dates:

13th December 2017
31st January 2018
7th March 2018
18th April 2018
6th June 2018
11th July 2018
8th August 2018
26th September 2018
7th November 2018
12th December 2018
30th January 2019
6th March 2019
10th April 2019

Friday, 20 October 2017

Lime Kilns Talk at Society's Social Evening

The society's annual social evening took place on Thursday 12th October 2017.  Our speaker, Norman Redhead, gave a very interesting presentation on work carried out at Marple Lime Kilns as part of the "Revealing Oldknow's Legacy" project.

Norman, who is Heritage Management Director at the University of Salford, described some of the intersting finds at the Lime Kilns and surrounding area during the project.  The site is of major archaeological interest and further work is envisaged on completion of the "Oldknow" project early next year.

Norman drew our attention to two forthcoming events that may interest members.

The "Oldknow's Legacy" project team are hoping to form a "Friends" group for the Lime Kilns.
An event has been organised on 28th october 2017 at the Lime Kilns, see below for details.

Marple Lime Kilns Needs YOU!

We are forming a friends group.

Get involved from the beginning.

This 200-year old protected structure wants you to grow its hidden potential.

Walks, talks and conversation over refreshments and food

Places are limited – Please Book

Speakers: Maria Luczak, Luczak Associates, Landscape Management & Heritage;
Norman Redhead, Heritage Management Director for Archaeology Greater Manchester Archaeological Advisory Service

Representatives of the Revealing Oldknow’s Legacy Project and Stockport Council’s Greenspace Team will also be there to outline available support.

Date: Saturday 28th October 2017

Time: 11am - 2pm

Venue: Marple Lime Kilns & Marple Forces Club, 3 Lime Kiln Lane, Marple, Stockport. SK6-6BX

Where to meet us: Meet us at the foot of the gothic Lime Kilns fa├žade, to find out more about the history and special features of this unique site, the impending landscaping and recent discoveries.

From there we can retire to the Social Forces Club for talks and conversation over refreshments and food whilst we consider its bright future.

Everyone welcome: Anyone with an interest in social & industrial heritage, ecology, green spaces & parklands and the enthusiasm of being part of a new group. Not sure what you can bring to the session. Bring yourself and we will help you work it out.

No age restrictions: A crafty table will be available to keep children entertained. Halloween Lantern bags for all to enjoy.
Contact Details:
Natasha Lolljee 
Project Volunteer Co-ordinator
Revealing Oldknow’s Legacy in Marple 
Mobile: 07876 477977 

Finally, Greater Manchester Archaeological day will take place on 25th November 2017 at University of Salford,  see HERE for details.