Committee details

Marple Area Committee

Purpose of committee

Area Committee News – Updated 13 November 2019


The minutes of the meeting of the Area Committee which took place on 25 September 2019 have been published and can be viewed under the related links page.


Local Elections 2019: The results from the election held on 3 May can be viewed on the Democracy 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 Electricity North West will be undertaking works to their substation on Strines Road, Strines, between the junctions of Plucksbridge Road and Station Road. These works are scheduled to take place from 16th September to 27th September and will require the use of temporary two-way traffic signals as and when required between the hours of 09:00 and 16:00.

Church Lane


Contractors working on behalf of United Utilities will be undertaking works to install a new connection on Church Lane, Marple, between the junctions of Mount Drive and Empress Avenue. These works are scheduled to take place from Friday 20th September to Saturday 21st September and will require the use of temporary traffic signals.


Longhurst Lane


Contractors working on behalf of United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a manhole frame and cover on Longhurst Lane, Marple Bridge, between the junctions of Clement Road and Woodbrook Road. These works are scheduled to take place on Sunday 22nd September and will require the use of a temporary road closure. There will be a signed diversion in place via: Brabyns Brow, Arkwright Road, Strines Road, Lower Hague, Hague Bar Road, Market Street, Spring Bank, Mellor Road, Moor End Road, and vice versa.







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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.


UPDATE: -  Please note that the Area Funding allocation for the 2019/2020 municipal year has been allocated with many community groups across the two wards benefiting.


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.


Contact information

Support officer: Charles Yankiah. (0161 474 3206)

Postal address:
Democratic Services
Town Hall

Phone: 0161 474 3216


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