What to do about Stretford

Stretford town centre has hit the press again. In a league table of a thousand towns it’s been placed at number 999. It’s infuriating. Stretford Arndale is fifty years old this year. It feels to have been a slow decline for decades. For a brief period when it first opened Stretford would have been top […]

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Councils do it better (but don’t short change us)

Councils in England say there has been a marked improvement in public health since they took over responsibility for delivering services nearly six years ago, despite budget cuts.The Local Government Association points to a fall in the number of smokers, fewer teenage pregnancies and a decrease in the suicide rate.But it warns progress could stop […]

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Weekly Update 8th December 2018

Tuesday Back from a family wedding in Edinburgh; I’m absolutely blown away by the bus services there. Every bus stop I used had real-time information. The buses were frequent and direct – it was about 20 minutes into town for £1.70. They seemed to be used by all classes of folk. There was lots of […]

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Weekly Update 1st December

Saturday Gorgeous Gorse Hill Christmas Fayre in the morning, minding the plant sale table. Fabulous group and delighted to be a part of. Campaigning in the afternoon with Andrew Gwynne MP in Sale Monday Executive Briefing – Updates on a variety of issues including: Clean Air Proposed use of the former Brentwood School site Community […]

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