Monday, 30 July 2012

Opening of the Connect2 Bridge at Chadkirk

Sunday 29th July 2012 saw the official opening of the Chadkirk Connect2 bridge.
Cllr. Craig Wright and representatives of SUSTRANS praised the efforts of council officers and engineering staff who have seen the project through to a successful conclusion.
The bridge was declared open by Alan Newton, 1952 Olympic cycling bronze medalist who cut the ribbon to declare the bridge open to walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

Alan Newton cuts the ribbon

All photos courtesy Arthur Procter

You can view more of Arthur's photos here

Monday, 23 July 2012

Marple Area Committee Report 18th July 2012

A report on the Marple Area Committee meeting which took place on the 18th July 2012 can be viewed here

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

Monday, 16 July 2012

ASDA/CAMSFC Flawed Consultation

Last week ASDA and Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College exhibited their proposal to build a large supermarket on the college's Hibbert Lane campus.  
Marple Civic Society is strongly opposed in principle to the building of any supermarket on this site.  Society representatives went to the event to make the society's views known.  
Two things are clear, the event was poorly advertised in Marple itself and the ASDA/CAMSFC staff at the event could not answer many of the questions put to them regarding the impact of their proposal on Marple.
We have written to ASDA and CAMSFC to express our concerns and to demand a proper consultation, to include a public meeting, when they are in a position to tell us the full story.      
Read our letter here  

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Marple Residents Walk Together to ASDA Exhibition

MiA has organised a walk from Market Street to the ASDA exhibition on Buxton Lane Campus on Saturday 7th July, 2012, see details below from MiA. Please join the walk if you.

"If you object to the proposed 25,000 sq ft ASDA supermarket on Hibbert Lane (1½ times the size of Marple Co-op) then please join Marple in Action on Market Street at 1pm on Saturday 7 July and walk with us to meet ASDA’s consultants at the Buxton Lane Campus"

The following statement from Andrew Hubert of CAMSFC (Hibbert Lane College Campus) is being distributed to Marple Residents:

“The College and ASDA will hold a two day public exhibition on Friday 06th and Saturday 07th July. This will allow the public to view and comment on the proposals for the developments at Hibbert Lane and Buxton Lane. The times of the exhibitions will be 10am -8 pm on the Friday and 10am to 5pm on the Saturday. The venue will be in the Dance Studio of the Buxton Lane building . This will be accessible by a door directly into the room which is off the side of the building facing the playing fields and will be sign posted on the day. There will be no access through the main College building or reception. On Friday 06th there will be no available car parking on the site until after 5pm but there will be limited car parking available on the Saturday”

The College's and Asda's plans can be viewed on Marple Website, including Asda's biased questionnaire. Follow the link below:

Marple Civic Society supports Marple in Action (MiA) in opposing a Supermarket on Hibbert Lane.  View the latest MIA newsletter by following the link below:

Photos of the walk can be viewed here

Sunday, 1 July 2012

ASDA and CMSFC Public Presentation of Plans

ASDA and CAMSFC are making a public presentation of their plans for the colleges Hibbert Lane site on Friday and Saturday 6th and & 7th July at the Buxton Lane college campus.
See link here for details.