Gorse Hill Labour

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

Labour calls for children to be at the heart of recovery

“The Conservatives have treated children as an afterthought throughout the pandemic and the news that children’s language and social skills have fallen so far behind ought to be a wake up call.

“Government ‘catch-up’ plans fall far short of what is needed for children to recover lost learning, including nothing on wellbeing or social development. In addition, their stealth cut to the pupil premium hinders schools’ ability to put their own plans in place.

Landlords invited to Council forum

Trafford Council is inviting private landlords to take part in its virtual forum.

The virtual Trafford Private Landlords Forum will take place via  Zoom and is an ideal platform for private landlords to be provided with updates and new legislation relating to the private rented sector.

The next forum will be held on May 18, 2021, at 6.30pm and those wishing to join the event, please register by clicking on the Zoom page.

Speakers include Robert Johnson, from the National Residential Landlords Association, who will update on changes to landlord legislation and Covid-19 implications and Matt Shaw, from Altrincham Plumbing Experts, will provide a short presentation on Gas Safety.

Richard Firth, Private Sector Housing Team Leader at Trafford Council, will provide landlords with an update on: electrical safety, energy efficiency requirements, GM Ethical Lettings Agency and GM Good Landlord Scheme.

A spokesperson for Trafford Council said: “The Council would like to invite as many private landlords as possible to take part in the forum. They are an excellent platform for updating landlords on issues and legislation regarding the housing and lettings sector. Landlords will find the forum interesting and informative and will take away information that is important to both themselves and their clients.”  

For more information on the Trafford Private Landlords Forum please email housing.standards@trafford.gov.uk