Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Congratulations to Lostock Students

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

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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.