Friday, 28 July 2017

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Tories hate the north shock


Fury as Tories break manifesto promises to the North. and commit to even more transport investment in London


Dramatic plans could see centre of Chorlton changed forever


The shopping precinct and former leisure centre would be knocked down as part of the masterplan - to make way for more than 190 new homes

Manchester Evening News

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Annual pothole survey reveals the state of Trafford's roads

Trafford Park Road

The two roads in the borough that there were the highest number of complaints about were Trafford Park Road and Moss Lane, Timperley.

The level of investment in road repairs in Trafford fell to £903,000, compared with £1.119m in the previous year. That was the second lowest investment of all the councils.


Saturday, 22 July 2017

MEN round-up of the region’s top commuting towns and areas... Gorse Hill gets a mention


One local estate agent said:

The Metrolink is very close and it’s on the main route to Chorlton, which is very popular as well.

But Chorlton has outpriced itself and now people are looking at the period properties - particularly around Victoria Park - which are really popular.

Gorse Hill has also increased in popularity in recent years, with people coming to work at Media City.

They really like the period terraces and being close to the canal, where you can get on your bike and ride into work.

Manchester Evening News

Trafford Housing Trust - This Wednesday (26th July 2017) Tower Blocks Drop in

Friday, 21 July 2017

Bruntwood Chief Optimistic focuses on Trafford House in Gorse Hill

Trafford House

Chris Oglesby, chief executive of the family-owned developer and investor, whose portfolio valuation broke through £1bn for the first time this year, talks to Paul Unger about suburban town centre markets, office-to-resi sales and the best office market he’s ever known in Manchester.

We are in the process of remodelling Trafford House with the same lounge facilities, cycle facilities, gym, that you would put into the city centre buildings, with a view to attracting businesses that otherwise potentially would have gone into the centre but are looking for a lower cost option. We are working with Trafford Council on that part of Trafford and wider amenities to support the business community there.

Place North West

Gorse Hill Park Play Area - Have your say


Councillor Laurence Walsh is hosting a public meeting about the work going on at Gorse Hill Park play area and how it should progress. The meeting will take place at The Railway Club, Chester Road, Thursday 27th July 2017 6pm.

Come and have your say

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Andy Burnham's First Live Streamed Question Time

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Blight of 'Lost' HGVs on the increase

The blight of HGVs getting lost down Moss Road is on the increase. We've had similar instances in both Gorse Hill and Lostock.

Mike Cordingley is asking officers to walk the area looking at signage and to consider options.

Imperial War Museum North honoured by the Royal Mail

Royal Mail today celebrates 10 iconic buildings in the UK with the launch of a set of Special Stamps and Salford’s Gorse Hill's Imperial War Museum North is one of the buildings showcased.

About Manchester

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Stretford Canteen - Review

Definitely worth a try - Stretford on the up

Manchester Confidential

Kelloggs Moving HQ from Talbot Road to Media City

Cereal giant Kellogg’s is looking to close its Old Trafford head office and move to MediaCityUK next year.

The four mile move, to the Salford Quays site, has been under close wraps with staff only told about the potential move this week.

Currently based on the corner of Talbot Road and Warwick Road, it has been the main office for Kellogg's in the UK since the 1990s.

Manchester Evening News

Labour Councillor challenges closure of George Carnall Sports all about bringing the infrastructure up to date, with the promise of a new leisure centre for Altrincham, updates to other leisure facilities and inevitable rationalisation elsewhere, hence the uncertainty over the future of George H Carnall Leisure Centre a much used and loved facility by residents of Davyhulme.

The key question is what is in these plans for those that use the facilities at George H Carnall?

Councillor Mike Freeman Sale Moor

Messenger Newspapers

Green Flag to Lostock Park

Lostock Park has been awarded its first Green Flag. Maureen Reilly, the driving force behind the Friends of Lostock Park said..

We are all feeling very proud as this has been a long journey from 2006 when the park was a burned out neglected and unloved area. Since then the group has raised over £355,000 and worked to rebuild the park. We have involved our community, our young people and all our stakeholders in discussions and decisions and this has finally paid off.

Lostock Park is now a colourful, vibrant and welcoming place to visit.

Well done Maureen! xx

Our New Labour MEP Wajid Khan

Wajid replaces Asaf Khan who was elected to UK parliament on 8th June 2017

Stretford Mall - South Wing Demolition


The long awaited planning application to demolish the South Wing of the Mall has been submitted. The plans were an open secret and traders have known for a while. The O'Briens pub is not part of the demolition.


Demolition of part of shopping centre, minor alterations to car park and new facades to retained building.

Monday, 17 July 2017

MP criticises cuts in emergency services

Stretford and Urmston MP Kate Green has expressed her concern about cuts to the numbers of police officers and firefighters in Greater Manchester.

Statistics from the Home office have revealed that, police office numbers in Greater Manchester have been cut by 1,850 since 2010.


Stretford in Bloom - The Big week

Lots of work has gone into Stretford in Bloom. Judges are coming Tomorrow. Good Luck Everyone

Keep Pride in George Carnall Sports Centre

How can Trafford Council ignore the wishes of so many local people to save the centre?

For many years I played squash at Stretford Leisure Centre until the courts there were closed. If the squash courts are now to be closed in Davyhulme, as suggested by the council, then any team matches would have to be played in Altrincham.


Business hit by Metrolink work


Rob Harris, who has operated Cavalier Garages, from a small site on Mosley Road, for more than 20 years says the ongoing works and traffic chaos created has for the past five weeks prevented customers getting to and from his workshop.

Messenger Newspapers

An Unpleasant Truth?

The story of Manchester's bike share scheme tells us a truth about ourselves and it's not pleasant. Please read the comments.

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Stretford GP practices rated poorly by patients in new poll


The GP practices of M32 do not fare well in a new patient survey.

  • Gorse Hill Medical Centre Rank 5623 out of 7372 surgeries
  • Delamere Medical Practice Rank 5700 out of 7372 surgeries
  • Lostock Medical Centre Rank 6134 out of 7372 surgeries
  • North Trafford Group Practice Rank 7271 out of 7372 surgeries

See their ratings here.

Manchester Evening News

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

It Stinks!


Since Thursday 6 July, Davyhulme Treatment Works has experienced problems with a key process which has affected the removal and treatment of sludge from several primary settlement tanks.

Council Officers and the Environment Agency visited the site to check on odour control measures and United Utilities response to the high number of complaints. United Utilities are carrying out urgent works at the site to rectify the technical problems. They have also installed temporary plant and equipment to assist with the removal and treatment of sludge. This will reduce odour levels. However the situation may take over two weeks before it is fully resolved.

United Utilities have posted the following status on their website.

We are currently working to reduce the build-up of sludge by moving it into tanks which will significantly reduce the odour levels. Urgent maintenance work will be continuing over the next couple of weeks to make sure this doesn’t happen again.

We will be posting regular updates here on our website and on Facebook and Twitter.

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