The Forum was officially designated in early December. This gives us the legal right to produce a Plan within 5 years.
We held our first Annual General Meeting in January when we adopted our Constitution and elected a Management Committee on 12 people. Prior to that we had an interim Management Committee which was not democratically elected.
We have established 7 Topic Groups to explore the issues that are likely to be relevant to planning issues. Elsewhere on the website you will find a list of the Topics, an initial briefing paper for each, and a contact.
Because the Plan needs to reflect as wide a range of views as possible we have established a Communications and Publicity Group to work out how communication should flow from us to the people who live, work or visit Marple and from them to us.
We will hold our next Open Meeting on 20 May and our next Annual General Meeting on 30 September. We hope to have much more to say by then.
We issue a monthly Newsletter to everyone who has expressed an interest in being kept informed. We know that there are about 6,000 households and 13,500 people in the area we cover so there are a lot of people to contact.
Marple Neighbourhood Forum – First Annual General Meeting Held at 10 a.m. on 14 January 2017 in Marple URC
Open Debate: That Marple is and Should Remain a Village Held at the AGM – here are the ‘In Favour’ and ‘Opposing’ opening speeches
Market Stall Report: Have your say An update to download
Marple Neighbourhood Forum – NEWSLETTERS Download our latest Newsletters here
Report On Protecting Our Environment Commissioned from the Cheshire Wildlife Trust – Download here