Area Committee News – Updated 20th April 2018
Area Committee met for its last meeting of the Municipal year on
Wednesday 18th April. It was the last meeting for
Councillors Geoff Abell and Sue Ingham as they were not standing
for re-election. On behalf of the Area Committee the Chair thanked
them for their hard work and dedication and wished them well for
the future. The Committee approved traffic regulation orders for
Compstall Road and a residents parking scheme as well as an Area
Funding application from the Friends of Brabyns Park who wished to
replace a bench in the park.
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Etherow Country Park:- Follow the submission of
a petition at a previous Area Committee meeting concerning the
stagnant backwater at Etherow Park, officers in the Place
Directorate have confirmed that the Environment Agency have given
approval to excavate the silt and store on the island. There is
still a considerable cost implication to this as access is
extremely difficult and the islands are heavily wooded and this
would probably mean de-foresting the islands.
Therefore, officers are
currently working on a phased approach undertaking some clearance
work of trees along the water's edge and some of the larger
overhanging trees in order to open up the area and reduce the
amount of debris that drops into the 'backwater'. All the brash, branches and litter that is
currently lying in the mud will be removed, which will tidy up the
area and the aesthetics for visitor to the park will be greatly
enhanced, and should allow any water that would flow to do so.
Water levels have been raised to as high a level as is safe to do
but this has had no effect on the backwater and a lot of it remains
above the water line.
They are currently
discussing options regarding the silt removal but to date a way
forward has still to be agreed but this will be discussed for the
next financial year. The second phase will be the introduction of a
product called Siltex which is ground chalk and when introduced to
extremely silted areas it has the effect of reducing acidity levels
and encourages the natural bacteria to digest the silt deposits and
aerate the silt which should have the effect of reducing any odour
from the anaerobic decomposing silt. The tree work has already
begun and when completed the clearance work of the backwater will
be carried out followed by the application of the Siltex, and then
the site will be visited regularly to monitor the
Marple Festival of Sport: Marple Area Committee recently made a grant to
support the Marple Festival of Sport 2018 which is an opportunity
for the Marple community to get an understanding of what is on
offer in the area. Sports clubs will have the chance to promote
themselves throughout the 9 day festival between the 14th and 22nd April 2018. For further
archive of public realm reports can be viewed in the
works are now scheduled to take
place between 13th and 16th April and will
require the use of temporary traffic signals. The temporary
traffic signals will be in use between the hours of 09:30 &
15:00 and will be removed on a daily basis.
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About the Area Committee
Marple Area Committee represents the wards of Marple North and
Marple South & High Lane.
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
archive of previously asked question and answers on 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
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
Ward Funding page.
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.
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.
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
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.