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Marple Civic Society showcase their vision

By Matthew Corrigan on Friday, 16 March, 2018

A town centre should be a place for people to congregate, to linger and to enjoy. At present, Marple can feel divided by Stockport Road, its slow-moving lines of traffic a deterrent to pedestrians. Marple, says the Civic Society, deserves better. This is the principle which is guiding them through a long and arduous process of consultations, studies and workshops looking into how improvements might be made.

Little Hearts Matter

By Diane Inglis on Monday, 19 June, 2017

By the time he was just five years old, Max Barley, had gone through three heart operations, but four years later, the one thing that strikes you now is his huge smile.

Simon set to share his love of chocolate with the next generation

By Diane Inglis on Saturday, 22 April, 2017

High Lane chocolatier, Simon Dunn, has written and illustrated his own children’s book to share his love of chocolate with the next generation.

High Lane Protest Walk

By Matthew Corrigan on Sunday, 12 March, 2017

Villagers march on Stockport Town Hall as the campaign to protect High Lane's Green Belt gathers momentum.

Brookside Primary School’s new play trail on track

Monday, 21 November, 2016

When I visited High Lane’s Brookside Primary School in June 2016, the play area looked unloved, unused and unsafe; it was in a pretty lonely and sorry state.

Marple’s Green Belt under threa

Sunday, 25 September, 2016

The aim of the Green Belt is to form a barrier to prevent urban spread, so creating areas where countryside is preserved for agriculture, forestry and outdoor recreation. Around Marple large areas of Green Belt have helped to preserve the feel of a country town but all this could be about to change.

A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road Scheme (MARR)

By Matthew Corrigan on Monday, 18 January, 2016

Community groups in and around High Lane have mobilised to cope with the predicted effects of a controversial new bypass.