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.
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.
Friends of Memorial Park are delighted to announce that following this week's easing of Covid-19 restrictions, and after careful consideration by Stockport Council and contractor Canvas Spaces, Marple Skatepark Phase II construction works will start early next week commencing 18 May and last for approximately 6 weeks.
The Marple area have scooped two Awards at the 17th Cheshire Best Kept Stations Awards Evening held on Tuesday 28th January 2020. Rose Hill was named Cheshire’s Best Kept Station and Marple won the Northern Best Staffed Station Award.
It's amazing that an audio / slideshow created by Marple resident Hilda Bright in the 1960s has managed to survive intact for over 50 years. Long enough to be converted to digital by the Marple Website and shared with the local community.
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”.
Mellor Country House, the charity that offers holidays for those most in need, has received a Queen’s Awards for Voluntary Service, the equivalent of getting an MBE. Chair of the charity, Margaret Powell, and house manager, Sharon Adamson, were invited to Buckingham Palace to a royal garden party to celebrate their organisation’s achievement.
Mellor Country House close to Marple hosts approximately 650 people a year and up to half are children. Anyone on low income and in desperate need of a break who would otherwise not be able to afford one is welcome to book at the house, which can accommodate up to 26 people in 12 bedrooms, including a disabled suite with spa bath, at any one time. People can stay up to seven nights for as little as £12 per night for adults and £6.50 for children on a self-catering basis.
Patients, volunteers and staff from Blythe House Hospicecare got the opportunity to mingle with TV stars during a special day out provided free of charge by a local coach company.
Smiths of Marple offered the Chapel-en-le-Frith hospice free coach travel and entry to the first ever Countryfile Live event in Yorkshire...