Hotel at Warwick Road

A 212 bedroom hotel is proposed at the corner of Chester Road and Warwick Road where the bronze windowed offices currently stand. In many ways I’m in favour. However at ground level, I feel the hotel fails to deliver sufficient active frontage on either road but particularly on Warwick Road. It should feel as though […]

Weekly Update 24th – 30th November 2018

Saturday Two sessions of campaigning in Davyhulme. Issues raised included George Carnall, leaf clearing, potholes and road resurfacing. My sense is that voters are willing to give Trafford Labour more time and appreciate that only Labour is willing to listen. Sunday Growing ever more frustrated with parliament and the inability of the parties there to […]

Understanding University Academy 92 – The Campus

Gary Neville’s University plans at core of a revised Stretford Masterplan What are the plans, what are the risks? The University itself Big launch, lots of photo-opportunities, noisy videos, but what do we really know of the plans? ..and what is the UA92 vision actually about? Universities have traditionally placed academic learning at the core […]

Everything is Fine at Trafford Council!

Things are getting really bad in Trafford! The honest assessment as I see it is that Trafford is almost at breaking point. You've seen the figures that show delayed discharges from hospital put Trafford in the bottom two of the league table for the whole country. Those are real figures, not some tame consultancy's award. […]

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 […]