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  • Library move update

    Library move update

    We had a constructive meeting today to discuss the pending move of the library into the Mall. I think the majority accepted there was work to be done to bring the community along. Key Points: Now recognised Bonmarché is too small and other options in the Mall will be pursued (Not Tesco) Groups will be […]


  • Stretford Library to Move into the Mall

    Stretford Library to Move into the Mall

    Stretford Library is to move across the road into the Mall. Trafford Music Service will move into the vacated library building and the Claremont Building in Sale which currently houses the music service will developed. Bringing Trafford Music Service into Stretford would be an exciting outcome and put more artistic endeavour into our town centre. […]


  • Civic Quarter Masterplan moves forward

    Civic Quarter Masterplan moves forward

    The masterplan is back at planning committee on the 11th November 2021. The changes seem to be formalisation of reduced positive commitments that had already been announced, the disappointing scrapping of a new sports centre and some changes to the cricket club’s commitment. Nevertheless it does put the Civic Quarter into an accessible form and […]


  • Plans submitted for Gorse Hill Pub Extension and underground car park

    Plans submitted for Gorse Hill Pub Extension and underground car park

    Stop Press: Plans withdrawn 30th November 2021 Quite an unexpected planning application. The plans involve taking out the current rear extension and using that space with the car park for additional apartments. There’s not a huge amount of detail as at this stage the plans are just in outline but it does entail three levels […]


  • Manchester Marathon returns to Gorse Hill

    Manchester Marathon returns to Gorse Hill

    Sunday 10th October and it’s a new route The runners have usually got through Gorse Hill early on in the race but this time they’re going into the City Centre before coming into Gorse Hill at about the nine mile mark, so there’ll be considerably more spread along Chester Road. Road Closures The organisers are […]


  • Woman seriously hurt following horror crash in Trafford Park

    Woman seriously hurt following horror crash in Trafford Park

    There was a large response from the emergency services following the incident Guinness Road in Trafford Park Saturday (7/8) afternoon. A woman was taken to hospital with serious injuries having been cut out of the vehicle in a lengthy fire and ambulance operation.


  • Hotel Plans come again for corner of Warwick Road

    Hotel Plans come again for corner of Warwick Road

    Plans for a 171 bed hotel, comprising 9 no. storeys of hotel accommodation and ancillary uses including ground floor café, plus basement and screened rooftop plant area and tower feature have been submitted.  The current building shown below would be demolished. This is an anticipated submission, a previous application having been rejected for being too […]


  • Give Councils the power to consider public health impact on licensing decisions

    Give Councils the power to consider public health impact on licensing decisions

    The Local Government Association wants to see the Licensing Act updated to include a public health objective and allow for action where premises fail to protect the health of their communities. Councils also need greater access to NHS data, including hospital admissions and ambulance call-out details to assist decision making. Councils can only currently consider four […]


  • Labour calls for children to be at the heart of recovery

    Labour calls for children to be at the heart of recovery

    “The Conservatives have treated children as an afterthought throughout the pandemic and the news that children’s language and social skills have fallen so far behind ought to be a wake up call. “Government ‘catch-up’ plans fall far short of what is needed for children to recover lost learning, including nothing on wellbeing or social development. […]