Saturday, 2 February 2013

Mum's Fight over dog poo on Gorse Hill Pavements

"Lots of kids play out in the street but they’re having to play among the dog poo. I have a 10-month-old baby, Elsie, and in the future I want her to be able to go to the park and walk along the street without swerving the mess.

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Friday, 1 February 2013

Tories Foist New Poll Tax on Trafford

Millions of low-income households face a rise in their council tax bills costing them up to £600 a year from April under a "poll tax bombshell", according to new study. And Trafford is not excluded.
People in low-paid jobs and those on benefits who currently pay little or no council tax will be hit with increased bills within months in three out of four local authorities, it has emerged.
Most councils have decided to reduce the council tax benefit available for residents on low incomes after central government imposed a 10 per cent cut on the total subsidy budget. At present 3.2 million working-age households receive such support.
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Support Special Educational Needs - Kate Green's Blog

Kate Green

This is a huge issue for parents in Trafford. Again and again I hear reports of families left without the services they need, parents fighting to get a statement of special needs, and worries about the future as children’s needs change as they grow older.

Recently, Trafford Council’s been consulting on its SEN provision. The government’s also due to bring forward new legislation to improve the “local offer” to families with disabled children.

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