In which the Trafford’s approach to walking and cycling strategy is discussed as well as an update on Stretford Leisure Centre.
Had a week off so shouldn’t be a great deal to report. However it was budget executive which meant I had to break away from decorating for a day to prepare my presentation on Monday night. The annual Autumn Budget executive is the first publish of a process that begins much earlier to determine income […]
Cycled over to Ashton on Mersey for a spot of canvassing in one of our targeted wards. Getting to know Ashton on Mersey a bit better these days. I have a long relationship with the town without regularly visiting it. As a kid I looked out over a playing field at the side of the […]
We’re doing it wrong aren’t we? Planners chew a pencil end and create. Managers look at the budget and frown. Planners go back and modify. Politicians call for a tent, people queue and some are beckoned. Hushed tones. Death by Powerpoint. Anti Climax. Shuffle on. A cheerful alternative? Why is planning our place so tediously […]
You may have seen media praise for Altrincham’s regeneration recently, such as this article in the online local government journal Local Gov. It’s a worthwhile read. In many ways the Partington transformation has been even more impressive despite its much smaller size. Altrincham has benefited from a focus on the assets within the town centre […]