Trafford Council Budget Meeting

Trafford Council’s Budget Meeting 2016 The most important council meeting of the year. It’s by far the most unpleasant meeting of the year too. I don’t need a reminder that we in Labour failed to convince voters we should gain control in Trafford last year, but fail we did; and this, the consequence, a Tory […]

Weekly Update Sunday 17th – Saturday 23rd January 2016

Tuesday Morning meeting in Leyland Lancs for Strategic Scrutiny Network setting agenda for next full meeting. Just up the road from Croston badly hit by floods – puts perspective on some of our issues. Locality Partnership in the evening. I got a lot of out of meeting and feeling energised. Wednesday Meeting at Cricket Club […]

Weekly Update 13th December 2015

Sunday 13th December Last Opening of Gorse Hill Hotel. Attend meeting of residents concerned at the loss of a pub that's been a fixture through two world wars and 100 years of Gorse Hill. Very linked to Manchester United, it's seen bad times before, but it's owners Greene King have had enough and the pub has […]

Weekly Diary ( 21st Oct – 27th Oct)

Monday Trip to Northern Rail Depot at Newton Heath. The depot is one of the oldest in the country and together with their depot in Allerton (Liverpool) is responsible for keeping the fleet on the rails. Northern Rail inherited its fleet when it won the franchise in 2004. The trains were recognised as some of […]

Weekly Update September 11th to 17th

Thursday 11th Sept Walked to Salford Royal Hosp for out patients on my broken shoulder. Still not the easiest hospital to reach from Stretford. Could have used Metrolink but a single ticket prohibitive and by the time I’d walked to Stretford Met, changed at Cornbrook and travelled that interminable tram journey through the Quays, I […]