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Area Committee News – Updated 21st February 2018


The Area Committee met on Wednesday 31st January 2018. They heard a presentation from the Neighbourhood Police Inspector Bob Cantrell who reported that there had been a 25% reduction in reported burglaries as well as a significant reduction in reported anti-social behaviour. Councillors granted funding to the Open Gardens in Marple Group to support the “open gardens” event that would take place in July 2018 and funding to support the Marple Fesitval of Sport that would take place later in the year. Councillors agreed with a request to fill in potholes on Highfield Road and to road signs being erected in Marple Memorial Park designating the drive as “Memorial Park Drive”.


If you are interested in any of the above issues, you can view the webcast or see the agenda by following the related links.


Great British Spring Clean Up Event weekend is 2nd to 4th March and that the Council can support any litter picks (as we did last year). The Council can provide litter picks, bags, and collect at a designated place. If you are interested in participating of joining in more information can be viewed on the Keep Britain Tidy website or contact officers at



Public Realm:  


An archive of public realm reports can be viewed in the archive.






Windlehurst Road







Contractors working on behalf of Electricity North West are undertaking cabling works on Windlehurst Road, Marple from the junction with Ridge Crescent to the junction with Torkington Lane. The works started to day and are expected to be complete by the 1st March, temporary signals will be required which will be staffed at peak times.



Glossop Road


Contractors working on behalf of Stockport Council will be undertaking works to repair a damaged retaining wall on Glossop Road, Marple Bridge, between the junctions of Benches Lane and Sand Hill Lane. These works are scheduled to take place from 29th January to 23rd February and will require the use of temporary traffic signals between the hours of 09:30 and 15:30 only.



Church Lane


Contractors working on behalf of Electricity North West will installing a new electrical supply on Church Lane, Marple between the junction of Stockport Road and Leigh Avenue.  Works will take place between the hours of 7am & 7pm on 26/02/2018- 02/03/2018 and will  require a road closure between the junctions of Stockport Road and Leigh Avenue.There will be a signed diversion in place via:  Stockport Road, Cross Lane, Edwards Way, Leigh Avenue and vice versa.


Lower Fold


Contractors working on behalf of United Utilities will be replacing a manhole frame and cover in the carriageway on Lower Fold, Marple Bridge at the junction with Town Street.  These works will take place between the hours of 19:00 and 22:00 on Wednesday 14th March and will require the use of temporary traffic signals.


Strines Road


Contractors working on behalf of United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a manhole frame and cover on Strines Road, Strines, between the junctions of Station Road and Plucksbridge Road. These works are scheduled to take place on 13th March and will require the use of temporary traffic signals between the hours of 09:30 and 15:30 only.





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Marple Area Committee


About the Area Committee

The Marple Area Committee represents the wards of Marple North and Marple South & High Lane.


Public Questions

At area committees members of the public have the opportunity to ask questions about any matters within the Area Committee’s powers (except on legal or confidential matters). You can submit a question and view the Code of Practice using the online question form.


You can view an archive of previously asked question and answers on the democracy webpage.


Ward Funding

The Council has delegated £3000 to each ward to allow Community Groups and other non-commercial organisations to apply for contributions toward funding for projects within the community.


The fund is administered by the Democratic Services Manager in consultation with the Ward Councillors.  A copy of the application form and associated guidance is available on our Ward Funding page.


Planning Matters
Area Committee have powers to deal with certain types of planning applications, and Councillors have the power to call up applications that are ordinarily dealt with by planning officers, to be considered and determined by the Area Committee.


Members of the public also have the opportunity to address the Committee during consideration of a planning application for a total of 3 minutes. One person will be permitted to address the Area Committee for 3 minutes in objection to the application and one person for 3 minutes in support of the application.


If you wish to speak on a planning application it is advisable that you arrive 5 minutes prior to the commencement of the meeting in order to inform the Democratic Services Officer.


Open Forum

In addition, the Area Committee operates Open Forum arrangements which allow groups to make presentations to the Committee on issues that affect the local community.  The Open Forum is governed by the Code of Practice.


Greater Manchester Police


Inspector Tony Stiles is now responsible for Marple, High Lane, Bredbury and Romiley. Under the new Local Policing Restructure his dedicated Local Policing Team will focus on protecting vulnerable people, reduce crime and reduce anti-social behavior. They are integrated into the community initially based at Bredbury and after refurbishment Marple, providing a 24 hour service. The team works closely with partners to find the most efficient and effective ways to solve any given problem. Information from the public is vital to successful policing and anyone who has any information that may assist in investigations should contact the team on 0161 856 9773, Non-Emergency Line, 101 or anonymously on Crimestoppers 0800 555 111. Please support the team by making officers aware of crime or issues in your area.