Saturday, 29 November 2014

Marple Lock & Aqueduct Public Open Day

Canal & River Trust are carrying out major maintenance and repair works to the Marple Aqueduct, a Grade I listed scheduled monument, and to Marple Lock No. 2 as part of the HLF funded Revealing Oldknow's Legacy project.  

A public open day has been arranged which will provide a unique opportunity to see repair works at Marple Aqueduct which carries the Peak Forest Canal ninety feet above and over the River Goyt -  the highest masonry-arch aqueduct in Britain. Nearby Lock 2 is currently drained and it will also be possible to climb down within the structure to inspect the repair works that are now underway.

The HLF funded "Revealaing Oldknow's Project" has now officially started and all officers are in post

The Public Open Day takes place on Sunday 30th November -  
9.30 - 3.30pm - no pre-booking is required

For more information see Canal & River Trust invitation here

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Committee Meeting Minutes for 25th November 2014

Committee Meeting minutes for 25th November 2014 can be viewed here

The committee meeting was followed by an audit and planning meeting for 2015, attended by the committee and 11 members.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Report on Marple Area Committee Meeting 5th November 2014

A report of the Marple Area Committee meeting that took place on
5th November 2014 can be viewed here

One matter of particular note this month is that the proposed Chadwick Street foodstore has been put "on hold" by our councillors because, allegedly, no one is interested and Asda has bought the Coop!

It is worth reflecting that if our council had gone ahead with the Kirkland proposal in January 2013 we may, by now, have had a rather fine Waitrose foodstore in Marple.

Future Area Committee Meetings:
Wednesday 10th December 2014
Wednesday 4th February 2015

Monday, 3 November 2014

Civic Voice Annual Convention 2014

This year's annual Civic Voice AGM and National Convention took place on 24th and 25th October in Canterbury.
Grif Rhys Jones
Launching the Manifesto
At the start of the Convention Grif Rhys Jones, President of Civic Voice launched the Civic Voice manifesto, a copy of which can be viewed here. The manifesto entitled "Localism for Real" calls on future governments to:
  • Make improving the quality of the public realm in our cities, towns and villages a priority
  • Give all citizens opportunities to actively shape the future of their place
  • Give local communities the powers they need to enable their town and city centres to prosper
Grif added “If the Government is serious about Localism, they have to listen to the concerns of local people and give them the powers they need to enable their town and city centres to prosper ”

A short highlights video from the manifesto launch can be viewed here.

Chairman od Trustees, Freddie Gick
opening proceedings
Marple Civic Society award
for Partnership Working
Marple Civic Society were delighted to receive one of the five Civic Day awards given in recognition of our work in promoting partnership working.