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

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Stockport MBC Car Parking Charges

Stockport MBC are proposing to increase parking charges throughout the borough, including the currently free car parks on Brabyn's Brow, as a way of increasing revenue.

Following representations from many interested parties, incluing ther Civic Society, SMBC officers called a meeting on 10th January 2018 to discuss the implications of the proposed increases.  See Civic Society notes on the meeting HERE

The meeting was attended by Conservative and Lib Dem Councillors, a market trader and two members of the Civic Society.

There was not sufficient time to discuss alternatives solutions either for Marple or the other District Centres. However a strong case was made against the current proposal which the officer agreed to take back to the council cabinet.

Cllr Allan, who was at the meeting, has suggested that a working party be set up to look at options for an alternative plan.  The Civic Society will support this proposal.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Car Parking Charges in Marple

Stockport MBC are proposing to increase parking charges throughout the borough as a way of incresing revenue.

A report has been prepared by officers that looks at a number of proposals. Those affecting Marple include charging 50p for the first two hours and removing the one hour tariff band.  The proposals include charging for the two car parks on Brabyns Brow (opposite the station and opposite the entrance to Brabyns Park) that are currently free of charge.  The full report can be viewed HERE

The report went out to consultation at the beginning of November 2017 and the consultation closed on the 30th November 2017.

The report will be discussed by the Council cabinet on the 19th December 2017.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

St Martin's Christmas Tree Festival

Once again the society is taking part in the St Martin's Church Christmas tree festival.  

The Mayor of Stockport Judging Our Tree

As in previous years member Kathryn Procter has installed and decorated the tree. Many thanks to Kathryn for doing a splendid job and to Arthur Procter for the photos.

Other Trees Displayed by the Marple Community

If you have time, try to pop in to St Martin's church on Brabyn's Brow to see the Festival and enjoy the many trees on display from the Marple community.