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  • Lostock High breaks 100 pupil barrier

    Lostock High breaks 100 pupil barrier

    Brilliant news! The new Y7 intake has broken the 100 barrier. That’s more than 20% up on last year’s intake. The impact of recently appointed headteacher Lindsey Brindley is transforming the school together with excellent staff both old and new. As a governor at the school, I’m absolutely delighted. Parents and prospective pupils are seeing […]


  • Bringing Care Homes back to the council pays off

    Bringing Care Homes back to the council pays off

    It’s great to see the difference a Labour Council makes. Bringing back a care home transforming the quality of care for our residents. A Trafford Council-owned care home – where staff are seen more like friends by residents – has been praised by inspectors. Our Place, in Sale, was bought by the Council in March […]


  • Council seeks a new provider for Old Trafford Sports Barn

    Council seeks a new provider for Old Trafford Sports Barn

    Trafford Council and Trafford Leisure are exploring the possibility of transferring the ownership of the Old Trafford Sports Barn (OTSB) on Seymour Park through a Community Asset Transfer. The Council, in line with its objectives, is seeking to transfer the centre to an organisation or group of organisations to help safeguard and develop the facility, […]


  • Hotel at Warwick Road goes back to appeal

    Hotel at Warwick Road goes back to appeal

    For the second time in as many years, Acre Manchester is bidding to overturn the refusal of its plans to build a Novotel on Chester Road.  Trafford Council rejected the developer’s plans for a 169-bedroom hotel in March this year, having already successfully defended its decision to refuse a larger iteration of the project at appeal […]


  • RIP Gaman Ghelani (Nisa Sevenways)

    RIP Gaman Ghelani (Nisa Sevenways)

    Condolences to the wonderful family of Gaman Ghelani who ran the Nisa shop on Derbyshire Lane West for so many years. He made such a terrific contribution to our local community around Sevenways. He was incredibly respected and will be missed.


  • Housing trust to sell landmark block of flats in Lostock.

    Housing trust to sell landmark block of flats in Lostock.

    Trafford Housing Trust has announced it is to rehouse its residents living in Circle Court. The Trust has concluded that the flats fall short of the quality of homes it aspires to provide.


  • I want to be a Labour Candidate for Council again

    I want to be a Labour Candidate for Council again

    With new ward boundaries across Trafford, I’ve put my name forward to be one of the sixty-three candidates chosen to represent Labour in the elections. I want to be a local councillor in this place I live and place I love. Lots of hurdles to clear first, but I’ve put my name forward. Wish me […]


  • Bomb Disposal Team called to Canal

    Bomb Disposal Team called to Canal

    Thomas Street footbridge was shut for a time on Saturday as an ‘item’ found in the canal. The authorities weren’t saying what was found but people are saying on Facebook it was a grenade fished out of the Bridgewater Canal. The statement from the Police said the item was not found to be viable.


  • Coronation St adds more to its Studios

    Coronation St adds more to its Studios

    Coronation Street is to get a new set at its home on Trafford Quays. Just as Stretford is beginning to demolish its dated precinct, Coronation Street is to get a bleaker precinct for Weatherfield. Don’t know if they can reuse anything from Stretford but we’ll definitely be seeing the back of an extended set as […]


  • Road Surfaces – Lostock

    Road Surfaces – Lostock

    The condition of road surfaces in Lostock came to a head this week on Facebook after a complaint was dismissed as not meeting the criteria and therefore not requiring action. The criteria is that a pothole will be repaired if it’s depth is at least 40mm and 300mm across. This rule is modified for footways […]