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 or Community News here.
In August 2014 Friends of Marple Memorial Park began what they have called “Marple's WWI Timeline” on the railings of Hollins House in the park. The group's objective was to commemorate the Centenary of the First World War and to highlight the impact it had on a small town like Marple.
Over many years, Marple has been the home of a community that has generated a timeline of successful local events. The Carnival, which started in 1962, has over 55 years of memories in its foundations. Since 2006, the Marple Food and Drink Festival has drawn crowds of families and people from all areas to these unique experiences. Brand new events, such as “Make it Marple” have also been successfully introduced into the community calendar for Marple recently.
The Marple and Romiley area has scooped 3 Awards at the 16th Cheshire Best Kept Stations Awards Evening held on Tuesday 5th February 2019. Marple won the Transport for Greater Manchester Award; Romiley the World War 1 Centenary Award and Rose Hill the Merseyrail In Bloom Award. The awards cover pre-1974 Cheshire boundaries which includes Stockport and the Wirral and in 2018 the lead sponsors of the Awards were Merseyrail. All three winners are Northern stations.
Organised by Compstall Community Council, the event was a roaring success with hundreds of people attending from the village and further afield.
The Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP), the membership body for 64 community rail partnerships and representing over 1000 station adoption groups, has recognised Rose Hill Station's Intergenerational Community Art Project in the category for Permanent Community Art, sponsored by Abellio. They recognise the contributions from all the artists involved, led by Tracy McGuinness-Kelly, and the FoRHS group who were involved in setting up the support boards etc.
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.
Currently the booklet is available directly from Chris and at the outlets listed at the bottom of the page. If you are interested in obtaining a copy please email