WHAT IS THE MARPLE BRIDGE ASSOCIATION
Marple Bridge Association was established to promote the interests of the people who live or work in Marple Bridge and to make Marple Bridge as an attractive environment for residents, workers and visitors alike.
The Association organises various events including the summer street party and winter wonderland as well as events like the back to school walk. They provide and maintain all the flowers , baskets and planters as part of bridge in bloom and maintain the peace garden. We get no funding or help from the council to do this and our annual bill for this is close to £2000. We also refurbished the phone box on Lower Fold and installed a public access defibrilator which we maintain throughout the year. We have also helped groups put defibrilators in Compstall, Ludworth Primary School and Marple and are currently helping other local groups do the same. Anyone who has ideas or could help fund these projects please get in touch.
The committee we have is a fantastic group of indivuduals both young and not so young, for any committee to remain strong it always needs new members and new ideas. If anyone fancies getting involved on the committee, helping with the flowers and peace garden in the village or even has some ideas about future potential events or ideas for the village please get in touch. It isnt onerous and is a lot of fun at times. Please get in touch if you are interested in getting involved firstname.lastname@example.org 07968985569
TOUR OF BRITAIN
The Tour of Britain will be coming through Marple Bridge on the 14th September around 12.00pm. The MBA has done as much as it can in terms of flags and bunting to welcolm the riders. lets hope they dont misjudge Brabyns Brow and end up in the beer garden with the rest of us.
WINTER WONDERLAND 2019
This years Winter Wonderland will be on the 7th December, put the date in your diary. Santa will be with us as will the local school choirs, Marple Brass band and the Pantonic All Stars. There will be food and drink and 30 + stalls. The tree light switch on will take place at 4.00pm.
SUMMER STREET PARTY 2019
This years Street Party took place on the 26th May 2019 for those that joined us on a wet and blustery day well done. eventually the sun came out and we all had a great day. Next years event will coniencide with the 75th Aniversary of VE day so watch this space.
NATURE SAFARI 2019
Last years Nature safari was a resounding success held this year at the Roman Lakes, the kids enjoyed getting their hands dirty and learning about all the plans and animals that surround them with the expert tuition of Russel from Nature Talks and Walks. We are looking at going back to Roman Lakes again this year on a date to be confirmed in September, this will agin involve a walk from Marle Bridge for those that feel energetic. The walk may not be suitable for very little ones and may be a little interesting for buggies as the road to Roman Lakes can be a little challenging. When we have set a date it will appear here and on our Facebook page.
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