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Latest news from Gorse Hill and surrounds


Planning Application - PC World Site

Mon, 20 Nov 2017

The works for the Lidl supermarket are submitted to planning. Application 92714/FUL/17 Consultation End Date 7th December.

Broadly in support of this application. I am keen to get reassurance that they won't impact on the Ravenswood Rest space that Gorgeous Gorse Hill have so lovingly brought back to life. Also want to anticipate crossover between Tesco and Lidl - safe crossing and trolley management but Lidl have so far seemed open to talk.

Mike Cordingley


Planning Application - Car Care Shop to become a hot food takeaway

Mon, 20 Nov 2017

Planning application 92751/COU/17 - Change of use to hot food takeaway next to Gorse Hill Pub.
Consultation end date 11th December.

I have worries about this application. We must be close to saturation point for takeaways along this parade - that might not be a planning consideration, but it is a genuine worry. There is the obvious crime and anti social behaviour aspect but also waste disposal and drainage. The pavement is no longer a pavement.

Mike Cordingley


Electronic Kershaw Mural to be displayed on Victoria Warehouse

Wed, 15 Nov 2017

The planning application to screen the Old Trafford Mural on Victoria Warehouse has been submitted.



Speculation on what the Glazers could be doing

Wed, 15 Nov 2017

Manchester United owners the Glazer family have been steadily buying up land around Old Trafford since taking ownership of the club in 2005.

At a cost of millions of pounds, the Americans have carried out a sustained and targeted campaign to take control of surrounding real estate, which could provide future development opportunities.

The Manchester Evening News Sports team have speculated that while a move away from the Theatre of Dreams would be controversial, they do have the room to rebuild a state of the art stadium on the same site in the manner of Spurs, with fewer constraints.



Health and Safety Warning

Sat, 14 Oct 2017

An angler who almost died after he accidentally got a whole live dover sole stuck in his throat as he tried to plant a kiss on it has been reunited with the ambulance crew that saved him.



UA92 - University Academy 92

Fri, 22 Sep 2017


Brand new University set to open here with an ambitious vision to deliver a curriculum with employability and character development at the core wrapped around by academic development. The campus will be on Talbot Road at the former Kelloggs site opposite Trafford Town Hall. Partnered by Class of 92, Lancaster University, Microsoft, Trafford Council, Trafford College and Bruntwood, the plans include a new sports centre and student accommodation in the centre of Stretford.


Stockport College and Trafford College to Merge

Mon, 18 Sep 2017

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Trafford College and Stockport College have announced plans to merge. There will be a short consultation.

Both colleges will keep their existing names and campuses, with Stockport on Wellington Road South, and Trafford on Manchester Road, Timperley.

The merger is seen as making them both more sustainable.

Manchester Evening News


The 'miracle pill': how cycling could save the NHS

Sun, 17 Sep 2017


There is a credible argument that encouraging bike use to Dutch or Danish levels could do more than perhaps any other single intervention to save the NHS from collapse. It could even greatly mitigate the crisis in adult social care.

A study in the Lancet put the global toll for inactive lifestyles at around 5.3 million people a year, about the same as from tobacco.



Lidl to open new store in Gorse Hill

Sun, 17 Sep 2017


Lidl has announced plans for a new store in Stretford. The supermarket will be placed at the former PC World unit in Chester Road.

The multi-million pound investment, will see Lidl commit to building a sustainable 1,363m² store with plans to create up to 40 new jobs. The store will include state of the art facilities such as: an in-store bakery, longer-style tills with dual packing facilities, customer toilets and ample parking for both cars and bicycles.

Messenger Newspaper


Ombudsman Confirms increase in bin complaints upheld

Wed, 23 Aug 2017

Outsourced bin collections leading to rise in upheld complaints

The outsourcing of waste collections by councils in England has led to an increase in the number of complaints being upheld by the ombudsman, a new report has warned today. The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGO) said it upheld 81% of complaints made about waste and recycling services last year.

LocalGov News

Lifting the lid report


Crime Map for Gorse Hill Ward showed increase in May

Thu, 10 Aug 2017

The latest crime statistics published by Greater Manchester Police show an increase in the Longford West area covering our ward. 118 crimes were reported to the police in May 2017. Councillor Mike Cordingley said "Clearly it's a somewhat worrying figure and we will be monitoring. We meet regularly with the police. We know they're stretched due to Government Cuts. The message has to be 'be vigilent, make sure your property is secure and report it.
Longford West covers Lostock and Gorse Hill and is coterminous with the residential area of Gorse Hill Ward.

Crime Map


Tesco to shut its Stretford Mall Store

Thu, 10 Aug 2017


Tesco is to close its store in the Stretford Mall - putting scores of jobs at risk.

The supermarket giant says it has made the bombshell decision because of poor trading figures.

Tesco’s regional director North and Northern Ireland, Jonathan Taylor, said, “Our priority now is to explain what this announcement means for our colleagues and wherever possible, offer them alternative roles with Tesco.

Messenger Newspaper

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