The Marple Website is proud to have been involved in or supported numerous community projects since it began in 1998. The more recent ones are detailed here. Older projects can still be found on the original Marple Website and will gradually be migrated to this section as time allows. Get in touch with The Marple Website to feature your Community Project or Community News here.
During the Covid-19 Lockdown heatwave in May 2020 the bees living in our Dove Cote in the garden started swarming regularly. At the beginning of July a breakaway group formed on a post near our back door, which was a little too close for comfort. So we contacted Plan Bee Honey Bee Sanctuary and they came to our rescue immediately. Read the full story...
It's fantastic news that Wayne has got the first live demonstration under his belt with no fuss and no drama. The feedback he received on the day was all very positive and he hopes to turn this into a regular event, giving demonstrations himself and with other guest artists and blacksmiths. These could take place at weekends, bank holidays and perhaps some weekdays during the summer months.
Vital repairs and restoration work has been completed at the historic 225 year-old Oldknow’s Lime Kilns in Marple thanks to the efforts of a local community group and Stockport Council.
I am still looking for a male actor in his 50s to play the role of the FATHER. The role has no dialogue and appears in just a few scenes. No previous acting experience is required as the FATHER will appear throughout the film as a ghost. The shooting dates are 10th and 11th of February.
It has been a momentous year for The Wharf Marple CIC. Thanks to you, our fantastic Investors, we have achieved our ambition to take ownership of the Wharf warehouse. In addition the COF funding that we secured during the year meant that we have been able to start the building work. These are tremendous achievements and we would like to express our thanks to everyone involved in making this happen.
Marple Station is now host to a superb new ‘Save The Bees’ display from Year Five at Mellor School. It can be viewed whenever the waiting room on the Manchester platform is open and is part of wider efforts by Friends of Marple Station to encourage bees and other wildlife at the station.
The children decided to look at the direct link between bees, pollination, the food on our plates and biodiversity. They found the UK bee population has shrunk by a third the last decade, due to habitat loss, climate change, intensive farming and pesticides.
Stockport Hydro Ltd is delighted to announce that £7,600, raised through the sale of renewable energy and donations by members, has been donated to 16 diverse environmental and educational projects locally.
Thankfully this year it was possible to hold an awards ceremony at the Hydro once again and the weather certainly played ball, enabling Arthur Procter to take some wonderful photos.