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Marple Community Projects and Community News

The Marple Website is proud to have been involved in or supported numerous community projects since it began in 1998. The more recent ones are detailed here. Older projects can still be found on the original Marple Website and will gradually be migrated to this section as time allows.

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Plan Bee Honey Bee Sanctuary

Plan Bee Honey Bee Sanctuary to the rescue!

During the Covid-19 Lockdown heatwave in May 2020 the bees living in our Dove Cote in the garden started swarming regularly. At the beginning of July a breakaway group formed on a post near our back door, which was a little too close for comfort. So we contacted Plan Bee Honey Bee Sanctuary and they came to our rescue immediately. Read the full story...

Bee Hive sponsored by The Marple Website 

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Marple Mutual Aid

Marple's Mutual Aid Group, an amazing success story!

Like most people in Marple, we received a Marple Mutual Aid leaflet through our door and we saw the article on the cover of the Marple Review that was distributed just before lock-down. Learn more about the incredible local volunteers who drove this initiative to success.

Community was the key word for Marple Mutual Aid

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Nearly 60 years of fun with Marple Carnival!

Nearly 60 years of fun with Marple Carnival on hold!

1962 Carnival programme

Sadly, following an unbroken run since it was resurrected in 1962, the Coronavirus pandemic has called a temporary halt to Marple Carnival after 57 years of continuous annual fun.

Over all those years many people have contributed a great deal of time and effort to make Marple Carnival the success story it has become. Some families like the Burtons, Arderns, Bluffs and Armitts have dedicated 20 years or more to that amazing success story.

A version of this article first appeared in the June 2002 issue of local free paper the "Community News". A shorter version was included in the 2002 Carnival programme to commemorate 40 years of celebrations, when I was also honoured to design the programme cover.

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My Cheshire Poster Awards

My Cheshire Children’s Art Competition

The competition IS open to children in Marple and District!

My Cheshire Poster Awards is open to Marple Children

The Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership has announced a children’s art competition called the MY CHESHIRE POSTER AWARDS to provide a teaching resource for children who are unable to go to school due to the Coronavirus. They have teamed up with Chester artist Nicky Thompson to design the awards which are open to Marple children aged 4-11.

Read more: My Cheshire Poster Awards

Marple Community Hub

Time to engage with Council on New Community Hub

Last night (12 March) members of Friends of Marple Memorial Park, Marple Civic Society, Marple Neighbourhood Plan and the Scouts attended a “Marple Pool Visioning Session” for groups with links to Memorial Park to contribute our ideas and have our say on how this project should be shaped. It's now time for the whole community to do the same.

Marple Pool Visioning Session 12 March 2020

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Marple Skatepark Phase II

Marple Skatepark Phase II to start on site next week!

Friends of Memorial Park are delighted to announce that following this week's easing of Covid-19 restrictions, and after careful consideration by Stockport Council and contractor Canvas Spaces, Marple Skatepark Phase II construction works will start early next week commencing 18 May and last for approximately 6 weeks.

Marple Skatepark Phase II

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