Monday, 26 February 2018

Notice of AGM and Speaker Meeting 2018

AGM and Speaker Meeting
Tuesday 20th March at 3.00pm - 5.00pm
in Marple Library
Refreshments served from 2.40pm

We hope you will join us for the society's 56th AGM and speaker meeting 
on Tuesday 20th March 2018 in Marple Library.

Members wishing to stand for committee or to nominate another member can obtain nomination forms by contacting Gillian Postill:
Telephone: 0161 427 1379
or email:

Light refreshments will be served from 2.40pm prior to the business meeting at 3-00pm.
Paul Hartley Stockport MBC Conservation Officer

We will then welcome our speaker Paul Hartley.  Paul has been a conservation officer with Stockport MBC for many years.  When other councils dispensed with their conservation officers due to cut backs, Stockport Council had the good sense not to follow suit.  Paul is known to many in Marple due to his involvement in our abundant heritage.  He has spoken at Civic Society meetings in the past on Local Listings and the Oldknow's Legacy project. This time we have asked him to concentrate on conservation in general, including conservation appraisals and other conservation protection that might help us to better care for Marple.  Can we extend conservation areas or create new ones for example?  Come along to find out more and ask questions of our conservation officer.

We hope to see you at the meeting - family, friends and neighbours are welcome too (N.B. only members can vote for election of officers and committee members).

Dates for your diary - further speaker meetings and workshops

- Planning workshops - Get your own back: be a thorn in the side of the planners!

          Tuesday 22nd May 2018 - WORKSHOP ONE - THE MECHANICS OF PLANNING
          Tuesday 31st  July   2018  - WORKSHOP TWO - TOOLS TO ACHIEVE THE VISION

          no planning knowledge required - these workshops will cover the basics of land-use     
          and transport planning - workshops led by planning professionals Peter Black and                   Simon Temple

- Social Evening - Thursday 11th October 7.30 - 9.15 pm
           Topic: WHY BECOME A COUNCILLOR?  (AT THE AGE OF 19!)
           Speaker: Councillor Thomas Dowse
           Join us at 7.10pm for a complimentary glass of wine, nibbles and a congenial evening

See HERE for further details of 2018 speaker meeting

Friday, 23 February 2018

Committee Meeting Minutes 20th February 2018

Committee Meeting Minutes for 20th February 2018 can be viewed HERE

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Committee Meeting Minutes 23rd January 2018

Committee Meeting Minutes for 23rd January 2018 can be viewed HERE

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Civic Voice War Memorials Event 7th February 2018

On 7th February the civic society took part in a Civic Voice event as part of the "First World War Memorials Programme". The event was held at Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery, believed to be the only purpose built war memorial art gallery in the world.

The event heard from a variety of volunteers engaged in the WW1 Memorials Programme who reviewed their work over the past few years and considered the future protection of war memorials in England.

Civic Society Trustee Andrew Moorhouse
giving the society's presentation
Photo: Arthur Procter

The society's presentation included how we became involved, local groups who supported the project, how we carried out the survey and what was achieved.  For the record, 32 memorials were listed on the national database and four freestanding memorials were recommended as eligible for national grade II listing.

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Marple Area Committee Meeting 31st January 2018

A report on the Marple Area Committee meeting that took place on 31st January 2018 can be viewed  HERE

Future Marple Area Committee Dates

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