This is the community web site for Marple in Stockport. It was started in 1998 to provide useful information for local people and potential visitors and to contribute to the fantastic community spirit that abounds in this small canal town on the edge of the peaks. It continues to do this with regular updates and lots of interaction with the local community.
Looking for something still on the old site? Please use this link.
Built as a Sunday Schools for the Congregational Church on Hibbert Lane in 1866, just a year or so after the Church itself was built in 1865, The Albert Schools played a large part in the lives of my grandfather, my parents and my aunt, and myself, siblings and cousins.
Marple, Mellor and Marple Bridge Energy Saving Strategy (MESS), staged the “Climate Crisis in Marple’ event (At Marple Sixth Form College on 29th September 2019) bringing over 270 people together to look at the causes and effects of Climate Change on our environment. And, more importantly what we can all do to halt the destruction of our planet. Four young people took the platform to speak passionately about their concerns for nature and wildlife saying, “Nature is a beautiful and glorious thing and it is our duty to take care of the world”.
Despite 228 comments of objection from Marple residents last time they consulted on Open+ Stockport Council is now consulting on further cuts to staffed hours at Marple Library and others across the borough.
The most important thing is that you Have Your Say! If you support this and want to choose your favourite time slot, then go ahead.
But if you don't agree with proposals for further reduction of staffed hours at Marple Library here are some suggestions.
If you represent a local non-profit making organisation that you feel should be featured in the Community Group Pages, if you'd like a banner to promote your local business, or if you have any ideas about how the site can be improved, please get in touch using the contacts page.
Independent contributions and articles on local history, attractions or other matters of interest to the local community are particularly welcome.
If you enjoy what's here please register on the Marple Community Forum and Notice Board and join in the discussions.