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 defibrillators 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 individuals 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 came through Marple Bridge on the 14th September, the MBA turned the village red white and blue and hundreds of locals lined Brabyns Brow and Lower Fold to cheer the riders on. Well done all those who came out to show the village’s community spirit.
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 35 stalls. The tree light switch on will take place at 4.00pm.
SUMMER STREET PARTY 2019 & VE Day 2020
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 be a celebration of the 75th Anniversary of VE Day on the 8th May at Compstall Cricket Club , further details will appear here and on Facebook in due course.
Back to School Walk
This years back to school walk was a resounding success , with a large group of mums and dads walking with their children from Town Street down to the Roman Lakes, the kids did a little quiz on the way and got the opportunity to make bird and bat boxes with the MBA committee and partake in the Roman Lakes open day.
LINKS TO OTHER LOCAL GROUPS