Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Marple Area Committee Meeting 23rd November 2016

The next Marple Area Committee meeting will take place on 23rd November 2016 in High Lane Village Hall at 6-00pm and will concentrate on the A6 to Manchester Airport relief Road (A6MARR) traffic mitigation measures.

There are a number of report for consideration, see HERE for details.

Future Area Committee dates are:

An extraordinary meeting of the Area Committee to discuss the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (this includes the proposal to build 4000 houses on greenbelt in High Lane). The meeting will be held in High Lane Village Hall on 30th November 2016 at 6-00pm

A scheduled meeting of the Area Committee that will discuss the Greater Manchester Spacial framework (as above) to be held in Marple Senior Citizens Hall on 14th December 2016 at 6-00pm

Monday, 21 November 2016

War Memorials Follow-up Workshop

Last month the society hosted a War Memorials Workshop run by Civic Voice, the national charity for the Civic Movement.

The workshop was part of a national project to list and condition survey the estimated 100,000 memorials nationally.  The project is supported by Civic Voice, War Memorials Trust, Imperial War Museum and Historic England.

Last Friday (19th November) the society hosted a follow-up workshop to assess progress.  Delegates reported that 32 memorials had either been listed, or were in the process of being listed, on the national database together with survey data and photos.

Workshop in Action!

All Saint's War Memorial

Anna Wilson, Civic Voice

Civic Voice War Memorials Development Officer, Anna Wilson, informed the meeting that four freestanding memorials in Marple are probably eligible for national Grade II listing.  The four are Marple Memorial Park, All Saint's Church, St Paul's Compstall and United Reformed Church, Marple Bridge.

See more photos HERE

Photos Arthur Procter and Gillian Postill

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Assets of Community Value (ACV) Update

The Civic Society has been campaigning to change Stockport MBC guidance on Assets of Community Value to bring the guidance in line with the requirements of the Localism Act 2011.  Following initial difficulties the guidance is now fully compliant and is a good example of what can be achieved when communities and local authorities work together.

The authority asked if we knew of other authorities who had specific arrangements for publicising "intention to dispose" and, if so, they would review their procedures in the light of further information.  We have contacted Civic Voice who have added our request for help to the latest Civic Update (see below) so we look forward  to hearing from fellow Civic Voice members from across the country.

Civic Voice News Item

See HERE for more Civic Voice News 

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Report on Marple Area Committee Meeting 9th November 2016

A report on the Marple Area Committee Meeting that took place 9th November 2016 can be viewed HERE

The meeting discussed a cost saving proposal by the council to reduce "black bin" waste disposal collections from every two weeks to every three weeks.  See the meeting notes for details of the proposal and comments by councillors and residents.
The council are inviting comments either online HERE 
or on pre-printed consultation forms available from Marple Library.

All responses must be received either online or in writing (hand in forms to Library staff) by 21st December 2016 when the consultation closes.

Further Marple Area Committee Meeting dates:

14th December 2016
1st February 2017
8th March 2017
12th April 2017

All Meetings take place at 6-00pm in Marple Senior Citizens Hall (5-30pm for informal discussions with councillors)

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Marple Area Committee Meeting Wednesday 9th November 2016 - Open Forum Discussion

The next Marple Area Committee Meeting on 9th November will take place at 6-00pm in Marple Senior Citizens Hall. (5-30pm for informal discussions with councillors and 5-00pm for GMSF Roadshow display - see below)

The meeting will include a presentation by a representative from Manchester Airport on the airport's development plans and a presentation on the council's Medium Term Financial Plan.

There will also be a poster display about the Greater Manchester Spacial Framework (GMSF) with officers available to answer questions starting at 5-00pm. See HERE for details.

The GMSF is the overarching development plan for the ten local authorities making up Greater Manchester.  The plan identifies sites for homes and jobs in each area but does not cover everything that a local plan would cover.  Individual districts will continue to produce their own local plans.

However, the GMSF has identified an area of greenbelt in High Lane to provide 4000 homes.  The proposal is now open for consultation.