Area Committee News – Updated 21 November 2017
Area Committee met on Wednesday 8 November 2017 and the webcast of
that meeting is available to view using the related
Notably the Area Committee
considered the results of a consultation on the proposed name
change for Marple Area Committee and recommended that the name of
the Area Committee should remain. A final decision will be made at
the Council Meeting on 30 November 2017. The Committee also heard
about changes to the Council’s Public Realm Services who deal
with environmental, greenspace and enforcement related matters. If
you wish to report any concerns or request the public realm service
to investigate any matters call: 0161 217 6111
The Committee also heard
that Marple Bridge Association since achieving the installation of
life-saving defibrillators in Marple Bridge and Compstall, were now
working with Marple Civic Society to install one on the Town
Centre. The Committee welcomed the fact that Marple Civic Society had pledged £200 towards the up-front
costs and undertaken to pay the £126 annual running costs and
Councillors decided to make a grant of £1000.00 towards the
The project only requires a further
£650. If you would like to make a contribution further
details can be found on the marple-uk.com
Contractors working on behalf
of United Utilities are currently undertaking works to repair a
leaking main on Town Street, Marple Bridge, at the junction of
Hollins Lane. These works require the use of temporary traffic
signals and are expected to be completed on 6th
Contractors working on behalf
of United Utilities will be undertaking works to clean and survey
sewers on Strines Road, Strines, between the junctions of Station Road and
Plucksbridge Road. These works are
scheduled to take place from 21st November to
23rd November and will require the use of temporary
traffic signals between the hours of 9am and 3pm only.
Contractors working on behalf
of United Utilities are carrying out repairs to the sewer in order
to prevent foul flooding on Strines
Road, opposite the junction with Kinder Drive. These works
require the use of multi-way signals and are expected to be
completed by 20/11/2017.
Contractors working on behalf of United Utilities are carrying
out emergency repairs on Church Lane, Marple due to foul flooding.
The works require Church Lane being closed to the side of All
Saints Church of England School (near Waterside). A diversion is in
place via: Hibbert Lane, Upper
Hibbert Lane, Hawk Green Road and Ridge
Road. The duration is expected to be up to one week.
Repairs to hole opposite Weatherly Drive.
The excavation is under United Utilities ownership
but is situated within a zone of influence to the high pressure gas
main that crosses Stockport Road at this location. UU contractors
have arranged a meeting with National Grid Gas for Wednesday 2
November when they expect to be given permission to undertake
excavations under supervision.
Update: At the September meeting of the
Area Committee a petition was submitted concerning the state of the
Backwater in Etherow Country Park. A
response from the Greenspace Manager can be viewed in the
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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.
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