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

Gym application for Tesco’s unused Mezzanine floor

The Proposal

The application seeks planning permission for the change of use of the whole of the mezzanine floor at the Tesco Extra store from class A1 (retail) to class D2 (Assembly and Leisure) to enable the occupation of the unit by NRG Gym Ltd to operate a 24-hour gymnasium.

The proposed gym will be contained on the second-floor mezzanine level and have independent access from existing lifts and stairs at ground floor level in the north eastern corner of the existing supermarket. There is no direct access from the existing retail floor of the Tesco store to the mezzanine level and both operations will run independently.

Planning Application

The crisis in Adult Social Care: Trafford’s Jo Harding calls for change

In a piece for the Labour Uncut website, Cllr Jo Harding provides a chilling update on how Adult Social Care services have taken the brunt of austerity cuts with providers closing down or withdrawing from the market, shortages of places and waiting times increased.

With Covid-19 leaving councils with a £10 billion black hole, the impact on social care would be the equivalent of 176,000 long term adult social care places for over-65s and 23,000 short-term places.

If Covid-19 has taught us anything it’s how much we need to support our care services. It’s well worth reading Jo Harding’s article.

Councillor Jo Harding is Executive Member for Adult Social Services at Trafford Council

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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