Labour Councillors for Gorse Hill in Trafford, Greater Manchester


The Musings of a Labour Councillor

GorseTalk is the personal blog of Mike Cordingley. Mainly political, the views expressed will not be official views of the UK Labour Party.

‘Sankey’s’ Licence Application @ the Quays

Kate Green, our prospective parliamentary candidate attended a meeting with residents and developers on Wednesday night. (Click on image to view the developer’s brochure.) “It was a useful and well attended meeting. Whilst it was clear that these were ambitious plans, it remains that up to 16,000 people could be descending on Gorse Hill and […]

Concerts at Manchester United

At Thursday’s Planning Committee Gorse Hill Councillors Mike Cordingley and Dave Acton spoke passionately for residents against a proposal to host rock/pop concerts at Manchester United between the end of May and end of June each year.  United propose to host up to 7 concerts each year in this period including concerts on consecutive nights […]

Planning Alerts. com

You may have read in the press that Royal Mail has issued an injunction against a company that supplies post codes to Planning Alerts. See link. Whilst this hasn’t affected the feeds coming from Planning Alerts to our site as they are are longitude/latitude based, it does look likely to affect the long term viability […]

Sports Led Regeneration of Old Trafford Cricket Ground and Environs – Open letter to Consultation and Trafford Leisure Trust

To LCCC Consultation and Bernie Jones, Chief Executive Trafford Leisure trust   Following attendance at the neighbourhood forum consutation event on the Old Trafford regeneration, I wanted to put into writing my concern about the absence of Trafford Leisure Trust as a key proactive partner in this project.   The project is a key strategic development. […]

Digital Switchover

I went to the digital switchover event on Tuesday night for councillors and officers. I can’t add the publicity in terms of what to do to switch over but there was one particularly relevant advice. Apparently when the analogue service is terminated, the digital signal used by freeview TVs and boxes will be boosted tenfold. […]