News from and about the Gorse Hill Ward and it’s surrounds.
After applying a scorched-earth policy to Trafford's services, a leading conservative councillor has written that things were rosy when he left it.
Despite Amey PLC, despite the rise in crime and reductions in police numbers, despite the appalling maintenance of our roads and pavements etc etc, Councillor Mike Whetton thinks we're in great shape.http://www.messengernewspapers.co.uk/yoursay/letters/16319688.tories-have-left-trafford-in-great-financial-state/?ref=mc&lp=2
A thousand miles of safe cycling and walking routes are to be created in Greater Manchester after an Olympic gold medallist persuaded town hall bosses to spend as much on cyclists and pedestrians as Amsterdam and other cycling nirvanas.
The network – named Beelines, in homage to Manchester’s civic symbol of the worker bee – includes 75 miles of Dutch-style segregated lanes and will be the largest joined-up network in the UK.
The plans, published on Wednesday, have a combined cost of around £500m and represent a first step in £1.5bn planned investment.
Andy Burnham, Greater Manchester’s mayor, has allocated £160m of the government’s Transforming Cities fund to the project’s first four years, bringing the total spend on cycling and walking in Greater Manchester to around £15 per head. This funding is at the levels seen in cycling Meccas such as Copenhagen and Amsterdam and higher than in any other UK city, according to Chris Boardman, the region’s walking and cycling commissioner.
A second man has been charged in connection with a fatal collision in Trafford which claimed the life of a 19 year-old woman.
Thomas Humphreys has been charged with aiding dangerous driving; dangerous driving; driving without insurance; and perverting the course of justice.
This month's Mayor's Question Time will be held in Trafford at Stretford Public Hall on Wednesday, June 27, 2018.
Do you have a question for Andy?To book your ticket on EventBrite and to submit your question in advance. My Question relates to the Made to Move agenda.
How are you going to get more drivers to adopt the miserable life our city planners engineer for our pedestrians?