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Marple Area Committee

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Area Committee News


Marple South Ward name consultation

Stockport Council is seeking the views of local residents on a proposal to change the name of Marple South Ward to Marple South and High Lane Ward.

A change of ward name will have no impact on the number of councillors elected for the ward or the councillors that represent the ward.

Residents can get involved by completing an online questionnaire or via touchscreen kiosks in Marple Library and High Lane Library. Paper copies of the questionnaire are also available from both libraries.

The consultation runs until 11th August 2017 and a decision will be made at a special Council meeting on 26 October 2017.

If approved, the new name will be brought into effect in time for the local elections in May 2018.

Councillor David Sedgwick, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Reform and Governance, said:

“The idea behind this change is so the name more closely reflects the areas covered by ward boundaries, and the way residents themselves identify with where they live.

“However, it is important we put residents at the heart of these decisions, as ultimately Local Democracy is about local people.

“As such- Stockport Council want residents to make their views known through this consultation, to let us know if they agree with the proposals and send us any comments they may have.

“After the consultation is done, the recommendations will be further discussed at the Council Meeting. Resident feedback is key to informing these discussions, so I encourage everyone to take part and look forward to the feedback.”

The online questionnaire can be accessed via





About the Area Committee

The Marple Area Committee represents the wards of Marple North and Marple South.


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.


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.





Contact information

Support officer: Stephen Fox. (0161 474 3206)

Postal address:
Democratic Services
Town Hall

Phone: 0161 474 3216


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