Area Committee News
The Council is seeking the views of local residents on a proposal to change the name of Marple Area Committee.
The proposed change is for Marple Area Committee to become “Marple & High Lane Area Committee” to better reflect the geography of the area and the community the Area Committees represent.
Residents can get involved by completing a questionnaire online or via touchscreen kiosks in Marple Library and High Lane Libraries. Paper copies of the questionnaire are also available from these libraries. The consultation runs until 14 October 2017 and a decision will be made at the Council meeting on 30 November 2017.
Further information can be viewed at www.stockport.gov.uk/haveyoursay
The agenda for the next meeting on 27 September 2017 has just been published. Councillors will be hearing for the local Neighbourhood policing Team, hearing a presentation about the SEMMS Strategy refresh and discussing a potential name change for the Marple South Ward. It’s a packed agenda – if you are unable to attend the meeting in person – click the webcasting tab in the related links and you can watch the meeting live. It commences at 6.00pm.
If you would like to be included on the email alert distribution list for updates on the Area Committee and on issues affecting Marple and surrounding villages email the Committee Manager : email@example.com and he will add you to the list.
MARPLE AREA COMMITTEE
About the Area Committee
The Marple Area Committee represents the wards of Marple North and Marple South.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Support officer: Stephen Fox. (0161 474 3206)
Phone: 0161 474 3216
Web site: http://www.stockport.gov.uk/democracy