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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.
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Many local people will not be aware that there's been a BMX / Mountain Bike Track in Brabyns Park since 2004. It looks like this won't be a secret for much longer, as a new group headed up by local resident Oli Lougheed are intent on putting the old track back on the map.
There are eight men named on the WWI War Memorial plaque recovered by the Marple Website from the Albert Schools in 2019 and now restored and on display in Marple URC Church on Hibbert Lane.
Seven of the men have well established local connections and are commemorated on the Cenotaph in Marple Memorial Park but the inclusion of Marmaduke Cooper was at first less clear. With the help of Marple Local History Society and "Lest We Forget" Hollingworth we now have a much better understanding of how Marmaduke came to be named on this recently rediscovered War Memorial.
Stockport Hydro Ltd is delighted to announce that £5,832, raised through the sale of renewable energy and donations by members, has been donated to 16 diverse environmental and educational projects locally.
Residents are being invited to have their say on initial plans for a new Leisure and Community Hub in Marple, which have been developed as a result of a public engagement exercise which took place In March 2020, as well as work with local organisations over the past six months.
Stockport Council is working with GT3 Architects to develop plans for a Marple Leisure and Community hub that could replace the existing Marple Pool and Marple Library in a new purpose-built facility.
An Extraordinary, Marple Area Committee meeting has been called for Wednesday, 2nd September, 2020 6.00pm. regarding the Temporary Withdrawal of the rail service on the on the Rose Hill Line. This will be a webcast remote meeting that can be watched live or on catch-up.