Gorse Hill Labour

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

A Sounding Board

I want to tell you what I’m doing as a councillor. It was your votes that put me here and I think it’s right that I report back to you.

And I want you to be able to tell me I’m wrong or tell me I’m right. That’s all there is to it. It’s a sounding board.

Mike Cordingley November 2010

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Stretford Library move gets approval from Trafford’s leadership

In what seems to have been a very rushed process, the council’s Executive voted tonight for Stretford Library to vacate its home for the past 80 years to allow Trafford Music Service to take over the building. It’s just over a week since the report was first published to almost no fanfare. Whilst the speed […]

Putting Children back to first priority

I am really pleased that Andy Western – leader of Trafford Council has made the comments I’m sharing below. It’s something I’ve been uncomfortable with since the outset of the first lockdown. I was never happy that schools were shut down. With hindsight, I can see we needed a pause to get on top of […]

News

Stretford Library is to move across the road into the Mall. Trafford Music Service will move into the vacated library building and the Claremont Building in Sale which currently houses the music service will developed.

Bringing Trafford Music Service into Stretford would be an exciting outcome and put more artistic endeavour into our town centre. Anyone who has been to a concert at Claremont will know the high quality of performance this brings.

The proposals are contained in the Executive meeting to held 24th January. Clearly we need to ensure the new accommodation at the Mall meets the needs of Stretford, but there’s every reason to be optimistic.

The masterplan is back at planning committee on the 11th November 2021.

The changes seem to be formalisation of reduced positive commitments that had already been announced, the disappointing scrapping of a new sports centre and some changes to the cricket club’s commitment.

Nevertheless it does put the Civic Quarter into an accessible form and offers a chance to look at the current ambition.