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

GorseTalk - The Blog

Can Covid be in the past whilst rates soar?

Answer: Possibly not, but it’s not our biggest problem right now For a long time I have been keeping a close watch of hospital admissions in the north west and also deaths. Those figures have been gently coming down for a few months. So, I must admit I hadn’t for quite a while been following […]

Addressing the broken housing market

I chaired a good meeting last night looking at social housing within Trafford. It was a meeting I was quite keen to have. I think a lot of us had picked up on a perfect storm affecting people hoping to set up home in Trafford. Inflated house prices, a dysfunctional private rented sector and a […]

News

Sunday 10th October and it’s a new route

The runners have usually got through Gorse Hill early on in the race but this time they’re going into the City Centre before coming into Gorse Hill at about the nine mile mark, so there’ll be considerably more spread along Chester Road.

Road Closures

The organisers are yet to publish full details of the road closures but we do know it will be an elongated start. We particularly need to know details of Chester Road closures, whether full or partial.

Regardless of the fine detail, it’s inevitable that getting to Stretford, Chorlton, Sale and Altrincham by car will be difficult on that day. The race finishes on Talbot Road outside UA92 so, it looks like the Talbot Road/Warwick Road junction will be closed throughout.

Volunteers

The organisers are currently actively recruiting volunteers to support the event in a number of roles on event day and help create an amazing festival atmosphere. Local clubs, organisations or individuals who would enjoy being part of the action in a volunteer role, can email volunteers@humanrace.co.uk. In reward for groups’ valuable time and support, they offer an incentive donation of up to £40 per person volunteering which goes directly back to supporting their local cause.

More Info

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Plans for a 171 bed hotel, comprising 9 no. storeys of hotel accommodation and ancillary uses including ground floor café, plus basement and screened rooftop plant area and tower feature have been submitted. 

The current building shown below would be demolished.

This is an anticipated submission, a previous application having been rejected for being too tall amongst other matters.

I’m instinctively supportive of a hotel being built in this area so close to Manchester United. Retail space in the Red Chippy Village is almost exclusively focused on supporting match days. It’s clear that the vitality of the area would benefit from more people being around outside match days.

Whether this is the right application is something that residents should have a say on and I’ll be very interested in the reaction.

Councillor Mike Cordingley

Mike Cordingley