Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Snow Helpline

Trafford Council  has teamed with Trafford Carers Centre to offer practical help and support with things like collecting basic shopping, picking up emergency prescriptions or shovelling snow. to older and vulnerable residents  A dedicated team of volunteers will be staffing the Snow Helpline,

The Snow Helpline number is 0161 848 2400. The helpline is open Monday to Friday, 9.30am-8pm.
If the snow becomes more severe, the helpline may also open at weekends.

Any resident wanting to register as a Snow Helpline volunteer should contact Nathan Shelmerdine on 0161 912 2181 or e-mail nathan.shelmerdine@trafford.gov.uk

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Watch out for Sweaty Santas and a Late Trip from Scholes

Road closures around Old Trafford Stadium between 12:00pm and 1:30pm. Sweaty Santas will be flooding the area with their ho ho hos and other signs of seasonal jollity as they huff and puff to raise money for Christies. Paul Scholes could be involved. Not sure whether he's a santa or he's practising his late tackles on them. Should all be good fun. Sunday
Christies Santa run

road closure notice

Monday, 28 November 2011

Controversy at Trafford's Executive over Incinerators

Michael Young who is Trafford's man on the waste authority admitted he was volunteering sites in Gorse Hill ward and Carrngton for waste incinerators . He then blamed everyone else for not stopping him.

Local Planning and Licensing applications

Planning Page New planning applications includes 9 new houses to be developed on empty plots Derbyshire Avenue.
Licensing Page New licence application for 24/7 off sales of alchohol at garage opposite Stretford Mall

Thursday, 3 November 2011

What Can a Mayor do for your City? or when is a city mayor not a city mayor?

Are we mancunians in Gorse Hill? I've always thought of myself as a manc, but we're not going to have a say in the person who is going to fight for our city, against the elected mayors of Birmingham, Liverpool, Sheffield etc. If the mayor was just going to play the joker in a revived 'It's a Knockout!', I wouldn't mind but this is important.
Read Consultation Document

Trafford Planning Officers recommend allowing Bio Mass Plant

The report from Planning Officers to members of the Trafford's planning Committee members recommends allowing the Barton Biomass Plant to go ahead. Labour Councillors will be reading the report closely. Those not on the planning committee will be determined to ensure that the committee hears our objection.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Water Park - How did it come to this?

Water Park

Trafford warns residents to keep their children and their pets away from the water at Sale Water Park as harmful Blue Green Algae. The shocking deterioration in the upkeep of the Water Park is outraging users. How did the scene above become the litter strewn green soup below?


Friday, 7 October 2011

Ordsall Chord - the key to getting a better rail service?

Trafford Gen

Consultations on the Ordsall Chord and Network Rail's wider vision for rail improvements across the North are beginning with presentations at Museum of Science and Industry. The Ordsall Chord is a key component in freeing up capacity on the line which runs through Lostock and Gorse Hill.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Lostock Community Partnership Open Meeting

Trafford Gen

Lostock Community Partnership are holding their next Open Meeting for residents on Tuesday 25th October 2pm at the Quest Building

Nominate Healthcare Staff for Going the Extra Mile (GEM)

Trafford Gen

Nominate healthcare staff who have gone beyond the call of duty to be named one of the Trafford Healthcare Trust’s GEMs. The scheme is now in its second year and gives Trafford’s patients a chance to recognise local healthcare heroes.

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Bogus BT Cold Callers in Trafford Area


Trafford residents have been cold called by an organisation claiming to be from BT technical support.Residents were asked to connect to a website www.teamviewer.com stating their computers were running slow.BT state this is a scam. They would never cold call their customers to sell them technical support and suspect this is the work of computer hackers.

Trading Standards advise- Never agree to a service as a result of a cold call.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Kate Green interviewed at Conference


Kate Green interviewed by Winkball Community Journalists at Labour Party Conference in Liverpool looking back at issues raised at Womens Conference, NHS, fairness, childcare, affordable housing and the Green Economy.

Friday, 16 September 2011

Lakes Estate Resurfacing

Langdale Road

Langdale Road and Marple Grove have been resurfaced and Coniston Road will be done after the weekend (Monday 19th Sept). This follows representations made by the Gorse Hill Labour Team.

Marple Grove

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Well done Lanky!!!


Lancashire have won their first County Championship in 77 years. Well done to everyone involved. Absolutely Brilliant! Can't wait for the Open Top Bus Parade!

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Dave gets top job


Gorse Hill councillor Dave Acton has been elected chair of the Greater Manchester Fire Authority. This is one of the key political positions in delivery of services within the Greater Manchester area and great kudos for Gorse Hill Ward. We're all delighted with the appointment

Sad death of Trafford Leisure Trust Boss

Stewart Heap

Following the untimely death of Stewart Heap, Trafford Leisure Trust's Head of Operations, some services will be affected on 21st September for his funeral. George Carnall Centre will be closed between 12-3pm next Wednesday. Stretford Sports Centre will remain open with a reduced service. Thoughts go to staff and Stewart's family

Saturday, 10 September 2011

The long fight for medical care in Lostock is won at last

LostockThe brilliant news that the medical centre is finally open is superb reward for the hard work put in by Lostock Partnership, the Labour Party Councillors and particularly Dave Acton, Primary Care Trust and residents. It's been a long road but we have finally got back a GP practice into Lostock. We're delighted to welcome our new GPs Drs Archer and Norbury who together with our very own pharmacist: Mr Asit Raja of Lostock Pharmacy have invested in the new facility. Well done to everyone involved.Lostock

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Building Trade College closes 2 years after Cameron opened it

Cameron opening College

A college opened by David Cameron has been forced to close with its owner blaming David Cameron.

Read more in Manchester Evening News article

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Parading for Clean Air

At the Flixton, Urmston and Davyhulme Parade with the Breathe Clean Air Group. Fabulous reception for the residents who are taking this stand against the incinerator

See more pics on Breathe Clean Air Group's Facebook page

Friday, 2 September 2011

Planning Meeting this coming Thursday

Applications to be considered include new houses on Marple Grove and the major development at Trafford Quays (behind Swinging Bridge Pub) 250 homes and nearly 28,000 sq m of of office and commercial accommodation.

Read more in the meeting documents

BBC buildings voted ugliest in Britain

Peel's designs for Media City are under fire. The location is said to lack urban vitality. The verdict should act as spur for both Salford and Trafford to promote hustle and bustle on the Quays.

Daily Telegraph Article

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Congratulations to Lostock Students

90% of Lostock College students got 5 GCSE A-C. Well done to pupils and staff.

Read More

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Eid Mubarak from the Gorse Hill Labour Team

Wishing you a happy peaceful Eid ul Fitr.

Trafford's 'Guns and Gangs Project' gets lauded in 'Inside Housing'

Excellent coverage of Trafford Housing Trust's Guns and Gangs Project in an insightful analysis of prevention strategies that worked.

Read More

Friday, 26 August 2011

Trafford Chief Executive - Janet Callender

Janet Callender, Trafford's chief executive is to leave her post due to health reasons. We wish her and her family well and hope for a return to better health.
Read More

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Congratulations to Stretford High School for their Best Results Ever

A huge well done to the class of 2011. Your GCSE results are the best that the school has ever had, we’re incredibly proud of all the hard work that got you there – WELL DONE!

Provisional results:

5A*-C = 86%

5A*-C incl English & Maths = 50%

5A*-G = 99%

Appeal for Information from Greater Manchester Police

A man suffered burns after a car was set alight in Stretford.
At about 3am on Sunday 21 August 2011, emergency services were called to Davyhulme Road East after a red Ford Fiesta had been targeted by arsonists.
A 25-year-old man suffered burns to his hands and face and is being treated in hospital where he remains in a stable condition.
A few hours before the fire, at about 8.30pm on Saturday 20 August 2011, the owner of the car that was set alight, a 44-year-old woman, was racially abused by a group of men outside her house on Davyhulme Road East.
One person involved in the incident of racial abuse that police are keen to speak to is described as white, between 16 and 19 years old, of medium build, between 5ft 7in and 5ft 9on tall. He had light brown cropped hair and was wearing a t-shirt with a skull logo and ripped jeans.
Detective Inspector Ben Ewart, said: "I want anyone who witnessed the fire and/or the racial incident to contact police.
"One person has been left with nasty injuries and the owner of the car has lost her transportation but such a reckless and dangerous act could have had even more severe consequences.

"It is important the community works with us so the offenders can be brought to justice.
"All information will be treated in strict confidence."

Anyone with any information can contact Trafford CID on 0161 856 9169 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Foxdenton Funday

Really worthwhile event today on Foxdenton provided by Adactus Housing Trust. Good to see so many agencies represented. Councillor Cordingley appreciated the snake.

Monday, 22 August 2011

First Home Match of the New Season

Man U are playing their first game of the season at Old Trafford tonight against Spurs. The police really helped to enforce better behaviour from home supporters last season and we wish the police well in improving things even further.
Good Luck to all our teams on the pitch.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Lancs go top

Lancs have moved to the top of the county championship. It would be great if they could keep it going for the run-in.
Read more

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Cricket Ground finally free to Develop - But we get Tesco

Derwent Holdings have conceded in their challenge to Trafford over the planning permission given to Lancs and Tesco. The good news is the Cricket Club can progress their plans, the bad news is we get a Tesco that is too big for its location.

Friday, 19 August 2011

Ursula Freed on Appeal

Judge rules that custodial sentence to local resident for receiving a pair of stolen shorts "wrong in principle". Sentence reduced to community service.

Grotspot of week

Cromford BeforeCromford Avenue passage to Barton Road needs weed clearance and care urgently. Reported to Council, still not attended to.

Stop-press: Sorted and Tidied up (4th September 2011)

Not perfect but much much better.
Cromford After

Labour recalls Council

Trafford Tories' continued suppression of scrutiny mechanisms has forced Labour to call for extraordinary Council Meeting to review Home to School Transport.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Stretford High School - Gorse Hill Park Planning Application Lodged

Erection of new two storey sports hall (comprising four court hall and changing facilities, dance and fitness studios, clubroom and entrance reception); provision of new floodlit all weather pitch and formation of grass pitch with associated fencing, access, car parking and landscaping.

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