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Area Committee News – Updated 25 April 2019



Marple’s St Georges Day Parade will take place on Sunday 28th April. There will be rolling closures via the below route whilst the parade takes place:


Starting at 14:30 from Memorial Park, Stockport Road, Marple

-           Stockport Road, Marple (from Church Street to Hibbert Lane)

-           Hibbert Lane, Marple (from Stockport Road to Church Lane)

-           Church Lane, Marple (from Hibbert Lane to All Saint’s Church)

Arriving at All Saint’s Church Approx. 15:00 and leaving All Saint’s Church approx. 15:45

-           Church Lane, Marple (from All Saint’s Church to Trinity Street)

-           Trinity Street, Marple (from Church Lane to Stockport Road)

-           Stockport Road, Marple (from Trinity Street to Church Street)

Arriving at the Memorial Park approx. 16:15


Local Elections 2019: Election Day is Thursday 2 May 2019. For further information on registering to vote you can visit the Elections Webpage.


Local Elections 2018:- The results from the election held on 3 May can be viewed on the Democracy Webpage.



Public Realm:  


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










Strines Road


Contractors working on behalf of Cadent will be undertaking gas mains replacement works on Strines Road, Marple, between the junctions of Plucksbridge Road and Brickbridge Road South. These works are scheduled to take place from 9th April to 5th July and will require the use of temporary two-way traffic signals.



Glossop Road




Contractors working on behalf of United Utilities are currently on site repairing a leak on apparatus located in the carriageway on Glossop Road, Marple Bridge at the junction with Ley Lane.  These works require the use of temporary traffic signals and are expected to be completed by 23rd April 2019.



Windlehurst Road




Contractors working on behalf of United Utilities will be undertaking works to install a new water connection on Windlehurst Road, Marple, north of the junction with Torkington Lane. These works are scheduled to take place from 30th April to 2nd May and will require the use of temporary two-way traffic signals.



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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.