Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Labour's Real Jobs Guarantee

Labour wants a Budget that makes a priority of Jobs and Growth - Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband MP, Leader of the Labour Party, commenting on the Budget while on a visit meeting staff and shoppers at Morrisons, Camden today, said:

"The Government promised change but things are getting worse with a million young people now out of work and a cost of living crisis for families across Britain.

Labour wants a Budget that makes a priority of jobs, growth and using every single penny of scarce resources to help hard-pressed families make ends meet.

Instead, this Government's priority appears to be cutting tax for people earning £150,000 a year.

That is the wrong priority and shows how out of touch the Tories are."

Latest News from Labour Party

Worries over transfer of Stretford Ambulance to Salford


The North West Ambulance Service wants to close the dilapidated Stretford ambulance depot and run services from Greater Manchester Police’s Talbot Road station half a mile away.

But union officials have hit out at the proposals, saying they could have an impact on response times. Under the plans, one of the station’s two ambulances will move to Talbot Road and the other will go to Salford ambulance station.

Kate Green, MP for Stretford and Urmston, said: “While I can understand the wish to make best use of the trust’s estate and the rationale for co-location with the police, I am very concerned about the effect on service.

“This comes at a time when there is considerable uncertainty about the future of emergency provision here in Trafford and when there has been no public engagement or sharing of information regarding the decision to transfer an emergency ambulance to Salford.”

Mike Cordingley, a Gorse Hill councillor and vice chairman of Trafford Council’s overview and scrutiny core committee, added: “This news is very worrying and I’m urgently requesting more details.

Read more at: Messenger

‘Speed cut’ plea to put brakes on road racers on Chester Road in Stretford


Bosses at Trafford town hall have agreed to look at reducing the maximum from 40mph to 30mph on a stretch of A56 Chester Road in Stretford. The suggestion was put forward by opposition Labour councillors, who claimed the road had turned into ‘a racetrack’.

The suggestion was put forward by opposition Labour councillors, who claimed the road had turned into ‘a racetrack’. Council officers and Stretford councillors will now draw up proposals. Campaigners say it is ‘highly unusual’ to have a 40mph limit in a residential area - and say pedestrian crossings near Stretford Mall are not suitable for such a fast road.

Read more at: Advertiser

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Warning from PSCOs about Burglaries nr Man U ground

Dear Resident,

Although burglary rates in Trafford remain low compared to other areas of
Greater Manchester there have been three break-ins in the Gorse Hill area
recently. These have happened within the last week and have occurred close
to the Man United stadium. Houses on Railway Road, Ravenswood Road and
Tenby Avenue have been targeted for cash and jewellery. GMP would like to
remind you of the following advice:

• Close and lock all doors and windows – Don’t give a burglar an access
• Remove keys from locks on the inside of a door – An offender could
smash a window to retrieve these.
• Avoid keeping large amounts of cash in your house.
• Avoid leaving tools lying around in the back garden – These could be
used to force entry into your property.

If you have any information regarding crime in your area then please feel
free to contact myself:
Email –
Phone – 0161 856 7655
Mobile – 07707 636 946

Please forward this onto anyone who would benefit from this message.
Many thanks,
Chris Eastwood – PCSO 65413

Monday, 5 March 2012

Actors wanted 17th March 2012

Gorse Hill Studio

On Saturday 17th of March Gorse Hill Studios are holding an open day and auditions for young actors, thespians and performers. Do you enjoy performing? Would you like to learn more about acting for film and theatre and take part in exciting dramas? We have several short film scripts ready for casting.

Read More at: the Gorse Hill Studio site