Gorse Hill Labour

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

Andy Burnham signs net-zero carbon pledge

C40 Cities, the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) and CDP announced a campaign to recruit as many as 1,000 cities around the world to deliver inclusive climate action, consistent with constraining global temperature rise to 1.5°C set out in the Paris Agreement, and initiate a green and just recovery from COVID-19.

Andy Burnham signed up to this commitment.

Budget Consultation

Trafford needs to make up a budget shortfall of £37m for the next financial year, with more than £15m of that due to direct pressures caused by the coronavirus.

Measures to balance the budget include:

  • Increased Parking Charges
  • Reduced Green Bin Service
  • Reduced support for Sports Clubs renting pitches
  • Reduced maintenance of verges and parks
  • Reduced cleaning of town centres

Get Ready for Census 2021

The census is a survey that happens every 10 years and gives us a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales. The census is unique. There’s simply nothing else that gives so much detail about us and the society we live in.

Gorse Hill councillors met this week with Steve Black who is co-ordinating the census work in Trafford. He emphasised how important the census is in allocating services. It’s about making sure everyone completes the form. You’ll be hearing a lot more as we get nearer to March.