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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.
Get in touch with The Marple Website to feature your Community Project here.
A new booklet has been published by local artist and writer Chris Hague that will raise funds for local charities, including New Horizons.
The booket costs £5 and ALL money raised will go to local causes.
This local landmark on Cobden Edge has for the past two years been a T shape, since storms in December 2015 blew off the top which was found to be rotten.
As the cross was originally erected in March 1970 by the then Marple Council of Churches, the Churches in the area have taken on the responsibility of restoring it. You can donate on-line to the Mellor Cross Appeal with Gift-Aid via this link or by clicking the MyDonate Button.
The Marple Website can't claim huge credit for the success of this project but since learning of its impending closure, back in October 2016, has tried hard to use the Community Forum and Social Media to promote the pub's plight and support the campaign to save it.
Like many other local people, the web site has also shown its support for the plans to turn it into a community pub by putting hand-in-pocket and investing £1,000 to become a share holder.
For various reasons the Poppy Appeal in Marple fell into decline last year. Jack Turnbull had taken over the lead role but sadly became ill and passed away in November 2015. Long term volunteer Ron Townley, who had organised the appeal on his own for well over 15 years was suffering from ill health and wasn't able to fill the breach left by Jack on his own, so the appeal suffered.
This year, former Marple business owner Kevin Murray took on the role of Poppy Appeal organiser for 2017 and with the help of ex-fireman Mike Openshaw and octogenarian Ron, the new team were determined to get things back on track and aim for a record breaking year.
Last Thursday thirty-five-plus members of the Marple Community attended a Defibrillator and Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) seminar given by the Community Heartbeat Trust. This means that more people in Marple Town Centre now know how to use the new defibrillator recently installed on the Regent Cinema. All local shops and offices were invited to send a member of staff to the free seminar organised by local Defib Champion Phil Cooke and Marple Civic Society. The majority of the attendees either work or live just a short distance from the new defibrillator.