News from and about the Gorse Hill Ward and it’s surrounds.

Public Health being kept in the Dark

Greater Manchester STILL has no idea how many people are being tested for Covid here – or what the results are

GPs, NHS trusts and public health departments still don’t know how many people in Greater Manchester are being tested for coronavirus, or the results of the tests, because they remain unable to get the numbers out of the national system.

The Manchester Evening News has raised the alarm that important data is not being shared with those who need it.

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Trafford council’s housing waiting list has to re-register

Those on the council’s housing waiting list have to re-register on the council’s website after it made changes to its housing allocations policy.

Homelessness Reduction Act changes to the Housing Allocations Policy hav had to be made .

This means that residents wishing to remain on Trafford’s Housing Register must re-register before Sunday 12 July using an online form.

Read more in the Manchester Evening News

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Pavement areas widened to promote Social Distancing and cycling in Stretford

Trafford News Release


Safer Streets campaign
Greater Manchester’s council leaders have committed to creating enhanced shared spaces for pedestrians and people on bikes across the city-region, to enable physical distancing for safe essential journeys and exercise during the coronavirus lockdown and through recovery.

Brought together under the Safe Streets Save Lives campaign, local authorities are looking to prioritise a range of temporary measures. 

In Trafford the locations selected will assist with social distancing and promote cycling and walking. 

We have specifically chosen sites where the footway is narrow, and the carriageway is required to maintain social distancing.  It will mean lane closures or partial closures depending on the space involved. This is subject to the appropriate funding:

  • Flixton Road, Urmston, outside Malcolm’s Pharmacy
  • Station Road, Urmston, outside Whittaker’s Fish & Chips and Pinocchio’s Takeaway.
  • A5145 Edge Lane, Stretford, between A56 Chester Road and Kings Road. The measures will be located in both directions.
  • Old Hall Lane, Sale Moor, between B5397 Dane Road and the bus stop layby near Wythenshawe Road. This measure will only be in the south-west bound direction.
  • A5145 Edge Lane, Stretford, between Kings Road and Cromwell Road (at the entrance to Longford Park). This measure will only be achievable in the east bound direction.


Locations for long term options include: 

  • A56, Sale/Stretford – Glebelands Road to approach to Barton Road/Chester Road gyratory (Northbound) Bridgewater Way which is located next to the WCC entrance.
  • A56, Sale/Stretford – Newton Street to Glebelands Road (Southbound).