Gorse Hill Labour

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

Weed Spraying to start next week (July 6)

The annual weed spraying on the public highway across the borough is due to start on the 6th July.

The programme is anticipated to take four weeks to complete, but the application of the herbicide treatment is restricted by the weather. The effects of the weed spraying programme will normally become visible within a week.

At Trafford Council’s reconvened Executive Meeting last night, the Executive voted to continue to use Glyposate for this year. We were intending that treatment using NomixDual was to have been trialled during 2020. This is a residual approved weed spray product, however due to the impact of Covid-19 on day to day operations, the trial with the use of NomixDual for the 2020 season has unfortunately had to be put on hold.

The weed-spraying schedule begins with Clifford (Old Trafford) followed by Altrincham and Gorse Hill, so weather permitting we should see Gorse Hill begun next week.

Pavement areas widened to promote Social Distancing and cycling in Stretford

Trafford News Release


Safer Streets campaign
Greater Manchester’s council leaders have committed to creating enhanced shared spaces for pedestrians and people on bikes across the city-region, to enable physical distancing for safe essential journeys and exercise during the coronavirus lockdown and through recovery.

Brought together under the Safe Streets Save Lives campaign, local authorities are looking to prioritise a range of temporary measures. 

In Trafford the locations selected will assist with social distancing and promote cycling and walking. 

We have specifically chosen sites where the footway is narrow, and the carriageway is required to maintain social distancing.  It will mean lane closures or partial closures depending on the space involved. This is subject to the appropriate funding:

  • Flixton Road, Urmston, outside Malcolm’s Pharmacy
  • Station Road, Urmston, outside Whittaker’s Fish & Chips and Pinocchio’s Takeaway.
  • A5145 Edge Lane, Stretford, between A56 Chester Road and Kings Road. The measures will be located in both directions.
  • Old Hall Lane, Sale Moor, between B5397 Dane Road and the bus stop layby near Wythenshawe Road. This measure will only be in the south-west bound direction.
  • A5145 Edge Lane, Stretford, between Kings Road and Cromwell Road (at the entrance to Longford Park). This measure will only be achievable in the east bound direction.


Locations for long term options include: 

  • A56, Sale/Stretford – Glebelands Road to approach to Barton Road/Chester Road gyratory (Northbound) Bridgewater Way which is located next to the WCC entrance.
  • A56, Sale/Stretford – Newton Street to Glebelands Road (Southbound).