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Following March’s award of £20 million of Capital Levelling Up funding, Stockport Council has revealed that an engagement process on the Marple Active Communities Hub has now started.
In the Council’s latest update on the scheme, it revealed it will hold a series of stakeholder meetings with community groups to present the latest plans for the leisure centre and community hub planned for the village. Invitations are now being issued for these events, which will take place at the end of August, for group’s that the Council has previously engaged with on the project to provide further feedback on the plans.
Two public engagement events, open to all local residents, will also take place at Marple Library on Tuesday 12th September from 3pm to 8pm, and Tuesday 19th September from 10am to 3pm. Sessions will operate on a drop-in bases and the design team and Council staff will be on hand to answer questions and record any feedback.
For those members of the public who cannot make either session, there will be a display of the proposals within Marple Library between Monday 4th September and Monday 2nd October. Additionally, an online version of the engagement will also be run available between Monday 4th September and Monday 2nd October, where the public will be able view and comment on the proposals.
All residents of Marple North and Marple South Wards will also receive a letter and flyer with details of the proposals and details of the engagement process.
It is planned that the current library will relocate to a temporary facility prior to the main construction works starting. The demolition of the existing library building will not take place until planning has been received for the new Hub. The Council is still in the process of finalising details of the location for the temporary facility.