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

Lostock Allocations Policy

This morning’s meeting was really well attended. It really demonstrated a commitment to making the new development a success. Trafford’s waiting list is incredibly high and it’s getting bigger so balancing those pressures to ensure a cohesive future for Lostock is the challenge. First Published 10 July 2009 http://gorsehill-labour.blogspot.com/2009/07/lostock-allocations-policy.html […]

Mersey Valley

I was at the AGM of the Mersey Valley today. The state of maintenance of the Trafford managed areas is a real cause for concern. One of the first things that our Tory council did was to withdraw grounds maintenance funding from the Mersey Valley warden service, saying that they could maintain the areas more […]

St Georges Day Parade

Those of us that spent any time in the cubs or scouts will well remember the emphasis placed on the St Georges Day Parade. It was the one day of the year where suddenly we’d discover other packs and somehow out of nowhere we’d find that we’d got bands, drummers and pipers.  Together we’d proudly […]

Old Trafford Masterplan – A new look for the cricket ground and beyond

This sports themed regeneration of the area between Chester Road and Old Trafford Cricket Ground is a hugely ambitious, complex and far-reaching project. The proposed component parts include: A modern cricket ground with increased capacity and associated leisure / hotel facilities. A new Accademy to replace Lostock College and Stretford High School A large Tesco’s […]

Trafford Park Station

Trafford Park Railway Station – The trains don’t stop there (often enough) and it’s not really Trafford Park is it? It’s remarkable how many people are unaware how close the station is to the centre of Stretford and large parts of Gorse Hill. It’s name has long since ceased to be relevant. Should the station […]