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

Our genuine Budget Dilemma shouldn’t mean we target residents who already have to put up with too much on a match day

Stop Press Good News: The proposal to charge for visitors has been withdrawn As it stands today the council is having to save or draw in income amounting to over £11 million. This is after increased council tax and use of reserves is factored in. So we’re under pressure and there’s some difficult decisions to […]

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 […]

News

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.

Quite an unexpected planning application. The plans involve taking out the current rear extension and using that space with the car park for additional apartments. There’s not a huge amount of detail as at this stage the plans are just in outline but it does entail three levels of underground car park accessed from a lift.

The above picture gives a cross section from the side with the new area shown in darker grey. The planning application reference is 105261/OUT/21.

Close of consultation is this Friday 29th October.

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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