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At the 31 January Marple Area Committee Meeting Open Gardens in Marple was awarded £700 from the committee's Flexibility Funding towards the costs of putting on the event.
Well done to chair of the group Mary Hoult for inspiring the committee to give £200 more than asked for and thank you to Marple's Councillors for supporting what looks like being a brilliant summer event.
Don't forget there is still time to get involved, either by opening your Marple garden too, or volunteering to help over the weekend of 7th and 8th July. Read more about it all below.......
Open your garden in Marple for Cancer Research UK!
The key messages for January and February are:
Make sure you schedule your summer holidays so not to miss this fantastic new event.
If you don't want to open your garden but would still like to get involved by helping others, please get in touch too. We will be holding a meeting for garden owners and volunteers in early March, so please provide your details before then and let us know if you'd like to help us raise funds for Cancer Research UK.
These key points may help you to decide if this is for you but please get in touch if you have other questions:
If you're passionate about your garden and your friends and family tell you how lovely it is, then it's very likely other people will want to visit your garden too. Size doesn't matter!
Gardens can be opened on Saturday 7th July only, Sunday 8th July only or both days.
The boundary for the event is Marple as defined by the Marple Neighbourhood Plan. So if you live within the boundary shown on this map (below) your garden is eligible.
We would like to have clusters of gardens all over Marple, so if this is of interest to you please have a word with your neighbours too and think about opening your gardens together. This could make it a great social event for your own neighbourhood as well as being part of the wider whole.
Boundary Map: Click for a larger version