Gorse Hill Labour

A regular blog and updates from Mike Cordingley, Councillor for Gorse Hill Ward in Trafford – Gtr Manchester.

Budget Consultation

Trafford needs to make up a budget shortfall of £37m for the next financial year, with more than £15m of that due to direct pressures caused by the coronavirus.

Measures to balance the budget include:

  • Increased Parking Charges
  • Reduced Green Bin Service
  • Reduced support for Sports Clubs renting pitches
  • Reduced maintenance of verges and parks
  • Reduced cleaning of town centres

Get Ready for Census 2021

The census is a survey that happens every 10 years and gives us a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales. The census is unique. There’s simply nothing else that gives so much detail about us and the society we live in.

Gorse Hill councillors met this week with Steve Black who is co-ordinating the census work in Trafford. He emphasised how important the census is in allocating services. It’s about making sure everyone completes the form. You’ll be hearing a lot more as we get nearer to March.

Masterplan for Pomona Island put back again

Consultation on the long-awaited masterplan for the 26-acre site will not take place until next year due to delays caused by Covid-19, land owner Peel L&P said. 

Pomona Island, which Peel has rebranded as Manchester Waters, is a swathe of land that sits between the Bridgewater Canal and the Manchester Ship Canal west of the city centre, straddling Trafford, Salford and Manchester local authority areas. 

I’m disappointed. There’s real scope for something low traffic, green and exciting but a piecemeal approach won’t deliver.

Mike Cordingley

Revised Planning Application for Hotel at Lostock Circle

A public consultation has been launched on revised proposals for a new hotel development in Stretford.

Developers are bringing forward plans for a new, high quality hotel, car parking space and landscaping at land off Barton Road.

The height of the hotel building has been reduced by two storeys and the number of bedrooms within the building have been reduced by 25%.

Kate Green outlines Labour’s priorities for schools, universities and colleges

Kate Green has set out her priorities for education and argued that Labour must “develop and re-energise the role of schools, colleges and universities as hubs of their community”.

Participating at an event at Labour’s online conference ‘Connected‘ this evening, the Shadow Education Secretary discussed education both during and beyond Covid as part of a panel hosted by the Socialist Health Association.