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 email@example.com 07968985569
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
We hope you all had a great time at this years event. It was really well attended so thanks to all those who came and also all those who performed
or helped on the day. Thank you to all the bands , school choirs, Rainbows and the united reformed church for all their help.
Back to School Walk
Last 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.
This year we hope to have the walk and Nature Safari back on a date in September providing government advice allows..
Bridge in Bloom
During Lock down a large part of our committee had to self isolate, plus the growers were locked down with our hanging baskets so we were unable to put up the baskets this year.
After help from the community we decided to plant up the planters and the peace garden and various businesses and residents offered to keep them watered during the summer.
We think what we have manage to create on a limited budget is still something the village can be proud of.
Hopefully next year we can get back to some normality.
We are also hopefully going to redesign the Peace garden later this year as some of the supporting timbers and barrels are coming to the end of their life.
LINKS TO OTHER LOCAL GROUPS