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'Stay of Execution' for popular Garden House

By Matthew Corrigan on Friday, 21 July, 2017

Following Stockport Council's enforcement order for closure of the Lakes Road attraction, an eleventh hour appeal has been lodged asking for the decision to be reconsidered.

Marple delivery office closure

By Diane Inglis on Friday, 07 July, 2017

A year-long battle to save Marple and Bredbury postal delivery offices may have come to an end with the announcement by Royal Mail that both offices will close early next year.

An evening of Nepalese culture raises much needed funds for a children's charity.

By on Monday, 19 June, 2017

The mountainous country of Nepal is perhaps not the first place that springs to mind when thinking about our area, but thanks to a link formed fourteen years ago the award-winning head of a Nepalese charity visited both Marple and New Mills, giving an insight into her work and explaining how donations were helping fund a vital children's project.

Local Marple Charity raises One Million Pounds for Africa

By Denise Ead on Monday, 19 June, 2017

A meal to celebrate the success of the charity HUGS (Helping Uganda Schools) in raising ‘One Million Pounds’ was held recently at Stockport Golf Club. This was organised by Trustee, Bob Blundell and attended by supporters of the charity who enjoyed a delicious meal and were brought up to date with the charity’s latest news. Trustee, Joanna Bircher gave a lively and interesting presentation.

Another Famous Victorian

By Diane Inglis on Sunday, 11 June, 2017

The Victorians have long been hailed as brilliant builders and engineers, with examples of their work all around Marple and surrounding areas.

Cricket Festival bowls girls over

By on Sunday, 11 June, 2017

On Sunday 14th May Marple Cricket Club welcomed 168 girls representing cricket clubs from Cheshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire and Yorkshire. The occasion was the annual Marple Girls Cricket Festival which has been running at the Bowden Lane ground for over ten years.

Parkrun goes from strength to strength

By on Sunday, 11 June, 2017

Gina Hitchen and Jeremy Woodham are the new event directors of Marple parkrun, which recently hosted its 250th run and celebrated its 5th anniversary on 27 May. Both Gina and Jeremy have been involved since the beginning, sharing the commitment of their predecessor, James Kemp, who founded this event in Brabyns Park with Catherine Tombs.

New Chair for Carver Theatre

By Helen Rogers on Tuesday, 06 June, 2017

Since joining the Carver Theatre in 1979 at eleven years of age, the life of Joanna Bircher has been intrinsically interwoven with this Marple theatre company.

Skatepark re-opens after six years

By on Tuesday, 06 June, 2017

Marple skatepark has reopened, updated and upgraded after a marathon funding effort.

Steve still enjoying his craft after 50 years

By Avril Marsh on Saturday, 22 April, 2017

There can’t be many houses in the Marple area that haven’t had a window or a wardrobe fitted by joiner Steve Kime, as the locality has kept him in business throughout a fifty year career. Although semi-retired now, he is still in his workshop, enjoying his craft rather than his trade, following his creative instinct rather than a customer’s brief.