Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Mapping Workshop - one of three events working on Marple Wharf

The Glass-House Community Led Design facilitated a mapping workshop as part of a proactive approach to move forward with Marple Wharf. This was funded by a grant from Locality UK. Members of community groups representing heritage, canoeing and boating were present along with Council Officers and  Local Councillors. Eight students from Marple Hall School also took part and added fresh ideas and showed a strong sense of Civic Pride in Marple.

This workshop is one of three events. We will be visiting the Hollinwood-Hub project in Chesterfield to pick up some tips on their successful canal project in partnership with Derbyshire Councty Council. The focus of the 2nd workshop on 17th March is to build a model of Marple Wharf to test out various ideas for the site with the aim of developing a plan for Marple Wharf.



Saturday, 25 February 2012

Annual General Meeting - 24 April 2012

Annual General Meeting
 Tuesday 24 April 2012 at 3.00 p.m. Marple Library (upstairs room)

The business of the AGM will be followed by a talk by Andrew Suggitt who is an ecologist from the University of York.  He will be talking about how climate change will affect how we design, maintain and plan our towns and public spaces. How can we adapt our townscapes to protect vulnerable groups from the warming to come? What threats or opportunities might it offer for our heritage? These are some of the questions that planners are already having to tackle, and they need our help!

                    Please come along and support the Society
                             Members of the public welcome

Newsletter - February 2012

The February newsletter is now available and can be viewed in the 'Brief Summary' section under 'Newsletter'

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Newsletter February 2012

To view the February 2012 Newsletter click here

Friday, 17 February 2012

Marple Area Committee Report 15th February 2012

A report on the Marple Area Committee meeting which took place on the 15th February 2012 can be viewed here

For past reports see 'Marple Area Committee Reports' under NEWS ITEMS

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Report re Asda from Stockport MBC

It was announced last night at Marple Area Committee that CAMSFC have confirmed that they have entered into an agreement with Asda to pursue a proposal to develop Hibbert Lane Campus for a supermarket.

The council has not received any further information on either a planning application or pre submission advice.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Marple Vision Partnership - Presentation to Marple Area Committee

Vision for Marple/Marple Vision Partnership Presentation to Area Committee - Wednesday 15th February 2012 at 6pm

Now that the Marple Vision Partnership is set up, and there is a lot of progress to report on the 'Vision' projects, we will be giving a Presentation to update the councillors and the public at the Area Committee
Meeting this Wednesday 15th February. The meeting will take place in Marple Library and starts at 6pm.
Exiting progress is being made so do come along to the presentation if you can to find out what's happening and to have the opportunity to make comments and suggestions.

Friday, 10 February 2012

Local Listing - 256 Nominations from Marple North and South Wards

We are grateful to Kerry Walmesley, Conservation Management Trainee and the Stockport MBC Conservation Department for leading on the Vision for Marple Local Listing project.
There were a total of 256 nominations, 164 of these are from local groups and members of the public and 92 are from SMBC. A review meeting with the conservation and heritage team and a steering panel from the various community groups who took part will be arranged in March 2012.     
 Hawk Green Reading Room
Nominated by Marple Civic Society. Originally built for use by men working at Goyt Mill. It had baths at the back and was used for reading  newspapers and other recreational purposes

        Date stone 1906                                Photo - shows laying of Foundation Stone

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Marple Aqueduct - Work Starts on Removal of Vegetation

British Waterways have made a start this week on removing the vegetation which had almost completely covered the Aqueduct. A HLF application has been submitted, supported by Marple Civic Society and The Marple Vision Partnership, for further conservation work, better access, low level viewing area, towpath improvements, work on 3 canal bridges and an active learning programme to involve local people. British Waterways staff and Gillian and Alan Postill from Marple Civic Society went to the Aqueduct this morning to meet a reporter from BBC Radio Manchester for a live broadcast on the Alan Beswick breakfast show.

British Waterways staff and Gillian Postill from Marple Civic Society at Marple Aqueduct with Alice from BBC Radio Manchester

Friday, 3 February 2012

Tour of the Wellington Wheel Pit at Mellor Mill

Opening by Mark Sissons, Chair, Association for Industrial Archaeology.
Bottoms Mill Road, near junction with Lakes Road
Park in the Scout (canoeing) car park area which is sign posted.

Saturday 10th March at 11oclock - Everyone welcome
Followed by:
A conducted tour of the site, lunch at the Roman Lakes Leisure Centre
Samuel Oldknow and his Mellor Mill, a pictorial presentation.
Cost £6.00 includes lunch. Closing date for booking Monday February 27th.
Booking essential, but pay at door.

Reply to Ann Hearle. The Old Vicarage, Church Road, Mellor Stockport. SK6 5LX
0161 427 1149    annhearle@hearle.eclipse.co.uk