Our Neighbourhoods

Whilst Gorse Hill gives its name to our ward, we are proud of the distinct neighbourhoods that co-exist alongside Gorse Hill. All have a rich history, not just locally but internationally too.

For a long time Trafford Park was the world’s largest industrial estate and is almost wholly contained within Gorse Hill Ward. With a new Metrolink line, we can be confident of new opportunities for industry, leisure and culture.

Lostock goes back to Norman times and whilst it’s now very much a modern residential neighbourhood, it retains a proud self awareness of itself as a distinct place with a binding sense of community.

From Sevenways to Chester Road,  the Lakes Estate,  Stretford Marina, our northern Stretford locales bounded by the Bridgewater Canal form yet more discreet communities.

And Gorse Hill itself stretching from Longford Bridge to Manchester United, the neighbourhood often cited as the pick by national newspapers for places on the up. We’re seeing that with retailers setting up large stores, a new civic quarter and university. At the same time, the community remains one of Trafford’s most exciting and innovative. The Gorgeous Gorse Hill movement has been imitated by many but the originality and independence of thought that makes up the various community groups in Gorse Hill is still wondrous to behold.

Gorse Hill

Anmazing, vibrant and thriving neighbourhood in its own right. Walking down Warwick Road to see Matt Busby’s Aces Our Fantastic Community Making Gorse Hill Gorgeous Community activity is key to the revival taking place in Gorse Hill. And one community group in particular is delivering success upon success: Gorgeous Gorse Hill Gorgeous Gorse Hill have […]

Lostock

Lostock has been around since at least the middle ages. The Lostock name is carried with pride on its park, its school, its library and neighbourhoods. Civic Dignatories opening the first council houses on the Chatsworth Road estate Lostock Neighbourhood 21st century Lostock is a place of contrasts. There are pockets of quite acute poverty […]

Stretford

Gorse Hill Ward encompasses a northern part of Stretford Bordering on Davyhulme Road and crossing over to Sevenways before merging into Lostock. Fiveways taken from the railway bridge 1950s The Porkhampton BurlesqueOur 19th Century Mr Keslsall foresees a Greater Manchester Combined Authority Sir Humphrey de Trafford, of Trafford Park, had throughout displayed a very strong […]

Trafford Park

Gorse Hill Ward is proud to be the home of Trafford Park.World famous for the industry and labour of those who work there. Labour leader, Harold Wilson addressing workers in Trafford Park World Famous Trafford Park Trafford Park has contributed hugely to twentieth century history and it’s a place of enormous vibrancy and innovation still. […]