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SALFORD CITY COUNCIL SACKS URBAN VISION

Star date: 24th May 2018

SALFORD COUNCIL ENDS CONTROVERSIAL URBAN VISION CONTRACT

Salford Council is to end its controversial contract with joint venture company Urban Vision, after years of accusations that the company was grossly profiteering from public money projects.

Salford Council has a 19.9% stake in Urban Vision but up until recently never even got a dividend from the profits. The Council is set to end the 'joint venture' when the current contract runs out in 2020.

Full details here...

added 24 May 2018  

 
 

COMMUNITY HAMMERS SALFORD CITY COUNCIL OVER BUILE HILL PARK HOUSING PROPOSALS

Star date: 23rd May 2018

COUNCIL UPS PRICE OF BUILE HILL MANSION PROJECT TO OVER £20MILLION AS PLANS MET WITH SCORN FROM COMMUNITY

Last night, a packed stormy meeting of the Claremont and Weaste Community Committee left Salford City Council in no doubt that any plans to build houses in Buile Hill Park as part of a deal to restore the Grade 2 listed Mansion will be met with fierce opposition.

Salford Council's Assistant Director of the Environment revealed to the meeting that Salford Red Devils Foundation, one of the driving partners of the project, hadn't even signed the controversial Memorandum of Understanding yet – and that the £1.6million cost of restoring the Mansion would have to be met with £1million a year to sustain it, giving a figure of over £20million.

Full details here...

added 23 May 2018  

 
 

SONGS AND CEREMONIES AS MANCHESTER REMEMBERS ARENA ATTACK

Star date: 22nd May 2018

ONE YEAR ON...

One year on from the Manchester Arena attack, today sees the Manchester Together – With One Voice event this evening in Albert Square from 7pm to 9pm, and Remembering Together, a civic reception this afternoon at Manchester Cathedral.

Meanwhile, local band Prose and the Manchester Survivors Choir have teamed up to raise money for those affected by the Manchester Arena bomb, with the track A City United.

Full details here...

added 22 May 2018  

 
 

ROLLERBLADING IS TEST OF MANCHESTER AND SALFORD SUCCESS SAYS COUNCIL STRATEGIC DIRECTOR

Star date: 21st May 2018

FORGET ABOUT JOBS, HOMELESSNESS AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING – ROLLERBLADERS IS WHERE CITIES' REGENERATION IS AIMED!

'Jobs priority "just doesn't echo in the room any more"...'

Never mind jobs, homelessness and affordable housing, all Manchester and Salford regeneration is, apparently, aimed at attracting rollerbladers, Eddie Smith, Strategic Director at Manchester City Council, told a Built Environment Network conference last week; and that the jobs priority "just doesn't echo in the room any more". At the same conference, the Development Manager for Salford City Council echoed the similar sentiments.

Full details here...

added 21 May 2018  

 
 

BLANEY TO PLAY CASTLE HOTEL MANCHESTER

Star date: 21st May 2018

FROM SALFORD TO BERLIN TO MANC

Blaney and special guests
Saturday 26th May 7:30pm
Castle Hotel, Manchester

Blaney, the Salford band fronted by Ed Blaney, having just returned from two successful gigs in Berlin, play the Castle Hotel Manchester this Saturday in what should be a storming set.

Full details here...

added 21 May 2018  

 
 

SLADS PRESENT INTO THE WOODS AT ST LUKE’S SALFORD

Star date: 20th May 2018

HAPPY ENDINGS IN SEEDLEY...

Into The Woods
Monday 21st-Saturday 26th May
St Luke's Parish Hall £6.50/£5.50

Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and more fairy tale characters suffuse Into The Woods, the latest big musical production by St Luke's Arts and Drama Society which runs all this week. As the team state, be careful of wishing for a happy ending...

Full details here...

added 20 May 2018  

 
 

FRANK MORGAN REWIRED AND RETURNING TO THE KINGS ARMS SALFORD

Star date: 20th May 2018

FRANK MORGAN RAM-RAIDS THE FOURTH WALL

Frank Morgan: Rewired
Friday 25th and Saturday 26th May
Kings Arms £10

Hard case, Frank Morgan returns to the Kings Arms, 'rewired' and revved up in this urban, gothic, twisted fairy tale. It's a one-man show but actor and writer Joe O'Byrne, pulls it off with added menace and swagger, as Ian Leslie discovers.

Full details here...

added 20 May 2018  

 
 

HUNDREDS OF STAND UP TO RACISM CAMPAIGNERS OPPOSE FLA RALLY IN MANCHESTER

Star date: 19th May 2018

FOOTBALL LADS ALLIANCE OUTNUMBERED BY PROTESTERS

"We simply must be vigilant, expose the FLA agenda and together we will defeat racism and fascism in this country..." FBU Regional secretary

Today, around two hundred supporters of the Football Lads Alliance (FLA) were outnumbered by around eight hundred Stand Up To Racism protesters as they held a rally in Castlefield, Manchester. Hundreds of police kept the factions apart as the day passed peacefully.

Full details here...

added 19 May 2018  

 
 

SALFORD URGED TO GROW WEEDS TO SAVE BEES

Star date: 19th May 2018

WILDLIFE EXPERTS URGE MORE WEEDS AND LONG GRASS

As the fifth annual Great British Bee Count launches this week, people are being urged to grow more weeds and longer grass to help save British bees.

"Habitat loss is one of the biggest threats bees face" says Friends of the Earth bee campaigner Emi Murphy "So it's the perfect excuse to get a bit lazy in the garden this summer and allow things to grow wild and play your part in protecting these crucial pollinators..."

Full details here...

added 19 May 2018  

 
 

HOBSON’S CHOICE AT SALFORD ARTS THEATRE

Star date: 19th May 2018

SALFORD STORY RE-BORN AT ARTS THEATRE

Hobson's Choice
Wednesday 6th -Saturday 9th June/Wednesday 13th - Saturday 16th June Wednesday 20th - Saturday 23rd June
Salford Arts Theatre

Harold Brighouse's Salford play about old patriarchal attitudes comes home, as Hobson's Choice is to be staged at Salford Arts Theatre for a twelve night run in June. Early Bird tickets are now on sale at £8.

Full details here...

added 19 May 2018  

 
 

CANNABIS SHOP IN SALFORD OPENS

Star date: 18th May 2018

ECCLES SEES SALFORD CANNABIS SHOP

A Salford shop selling cannabis oil has opened on Liverpool Road in Eccles. TGI Vapours – The CBD Store sells vapes, drops, pastes, sprays and capsules made from cannabidiol compound (CBD) which is legal and claims to help with everything from anxiety, to obesity to cancer. The CBD on sale is legal and non-hallucinogenic...

Full details here...

added 18 May 2018  

 
 

SALFORD COMMUNITY GARDEN OPENS WITH ROYAL WEDDING PARTY

Star date: 18th May 2018

CLAREMONT PLACE COMMUNITY GARDENS WEDDING PARTY

Tomorrow, Saturday 19th May, sees the Claremont Place Community Garden open with a Royal Wedding Party between 11am and 3pm. The Garden, off Claremont Road in Irlams o' th' Height, has been created by local residents and Height Heroes who have cleared the space to make the Height 'cleaner and greener'.

Full details here...

added 18 May 2018  

 
 

SALFORD POP UP BAZAAR PROVIDES FREE SUMMER CLOTHES FOR HOMELESS AND POOR

Star date: 17th May 2018

ECCLES CENTRE SUMMER CLOTHES BONANZA

This morning the Salford Unemployed and Community Resource Centre in Eccles opened a pop up bazaar for the homeless and those on low incomes to get free summer outfits.

The giveaway shop will be open tomorrow and possibly Monday, and there's everything from flip flops to groovy t-shirts and shorts, to socks, pants and jackets.

Full details here...

added 17 May 2018  

 
 

GOVERNMENT LOOKING TO FIND SOLUTION TO SAVE SALFORD NURSERIES

Star date: 17th May 2018

GOVERNMENT MINISTER LOOKING FOR NURSERY SOLUTION

Yesterday, a delegation of Save Salford Nurseries campaigners headed to London to meet the Government's Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families, Nadhim Zahawi.

Here Lee Shannon, a parent who went with the delegation, provides an optimistic report of the meeting... "Nadhim said he wants to work with the campaigners to find a solution to ensure the long term future of the nurseries, pointing out the work the nurseries do is invaluable..."

Full details here...

added 17 May 2018  

 
 

GOVERNMENT TO FUND SALFORD CLADDING COSTS FOR COUNCIL AND SOCIAL HOUSING BLOCKS

Star date: 17th May 2018

GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES £400MILLION FOR NATIONAL CLADDING REPLACEMENT

Yesterday, Prime Minister Theresa May announced that the Government will finally "fully fund" the removal and replacement of unsafe cladding by councils and housing associations, estimated at £400 million. This works out at an average of £2.5million per block.

In Salford, the Council, City West and Salix Homes will have the work financially covered but almost a year on from Grenfell most of the city's blocks have still not had the cladding removed. The picture in Salford is extremely patchy.

Full details here...

added 17 May 2018  

 
 

SALFORD MP CALLS FOR HUGE OPPOSITION TO FOOTBALL LADS’ ALLIANCE RACIST RALLY

Star date: 16th May 2018

MPS, COUNCILLORS, ARENA BOMB FAMILY AND FOOTBALL SUPPORTERS CALL FOR OPPOSITION TO FLA RALLY

Worsley and Eccles South MP, Barbara Keeley, has joined Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell and a host of other MPs and councillors, calling for opposition to the planned rally by the Football Lads Alliance (FLA) this Saturday, on the anniversary of the Manchester Arena bomb attack.

Stand Up To Racism Manchester has called the protest for 11am Saturday 19th May in St Peters Square, Manchester. Dan Hett, who lost his brother in the attack, has also joined the call, tweeting "The racist and Islamophobic Football Lads' Alliance are planning to callously hijack the anniversary of the attack to march in Manchester. No class. No respect. Not welcome." 

Full details here...

added 16 May 2018  

 
 

GOVERNMENT FINALLY TO MEET SALFORD NURSERY CAMPAIGNERS

Star date: 15th May 2018

IT'S A 'YES' OR A 'NO' FROM THE GOVERNMENT

After months of cat and mouse non-negotiations with the Government over the future of Salford City Council's five threatened nurseries, a delegation is finally heading to London tomorrow to meet with the Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families, NadhimZahawi.

The Department of Education told the Salford Star months ago that it would be 'flexible' on the new Early Years funding formula if the Council actually asked them. Now is the time for the Under-Sec of State to deliver. It's a 'yes' or a 'no'.

Full details here...

added 15 May 2018  

 
 

BULLDOZERS MOVE IN ON MOCHA PARADE SALFORD

Star date: 15th May 2018

DEMOLITION OF LOWER BROUGHTON SHOPPING PRECINCT BEGINS

After years of neglect and stop-start plans to 'upgrade' Mocha Parade in Lower Broughton, the bulldozers have finally moved in, demolishing the first section of the precinct where the old post office, newsagents and Broughton Trust office used to be.

Plans for the new shopping centre include a Lidl store, just five new shop units with increased rents and possibly a health centre.

Full details here...

added 15 May 2018  

 
 

FRED DONE WEALTH RISES £20MILLION AS HE GETS £22MILLION PUBLIC SUBSIDY

Star date: 14th May 2018

SUNDAY TIMES RICH LIST SHOWS HUGE DONE BROS WEALTH RISE

The new Sunday Times Rich List shows that Fred and Peter Done's wealth rose by £20million, to £1.35billion. Coincidentally, the Done's company FICM Ltd got £22.5million in public subsidy loans from Greater Manchester Combined Authority for the controversial blocks of 380 unaffordable apartments at Blackfriars, subsequently marketed to Hong Kong investors.

Others on the Rich List include INEOS fracking chief, Jim Ratcliffe (top of the List), and the Peel Holdings Whittaker family which saw its wealth rise by £50million – did they ever pay for that Barton bridge?

Full details here...

added 14 May 2018  

 
 

MANCHESTER MEMORIAL BIKE RIDE TO HONOUR THOSE KILLED IN ARENA ATTACK

Star date: 13th May 2018

AS FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF ARENA BOMB HORROR LOOMS, BIKERS REV UP THEIR OWN TRIBUTE

Next Saturday, 19th May, hundreds of trikes, bikes and scooters will be converging on Manchester Arena to pay tribute to those killed and injured in the horrific bomb attack that took place on 22nd May last year. At the Arena there will be one minute's silence.

Full details here...

added 13 May 2018  

 
 

INTERNATIONAL ART FESTIVAL MANCHESTER FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY

Star date: 13th May 2018

SPOKEN WORD, DRAMA, MUSIC AND BELLY DANCING

International Art Festival Manchester
Friday 18th May 7pm-11pm
Nexus Art Café, Manchester £10

To show the many faces of our community, the International Art Festival Manchester has pulled together top acts from people around the world but based locally, including music from Northern Ireland and belly dancers from eight different countries. All proceeds go to the charity Child.org.

Full details here...

added 13 May 2018  

 
 

SALFORD PHOTOS FORM BASE OF NOT QUITE LIGHT FESTIVAL

Star date: 13th May 2018

MUSIC, ART, MYSTERY TOURS, DISCUSSION AND PHOTOS

Not Quite Light 2018
Thursday 17th-Saturday 20th May
Various venues

A four day Not Quite Light Festival is running this week, based around the twilight photos of Salford by Simon Buckley, including poetry, readings, music, an early morning Mobike ride, a mystery bus tour and a screening of 1968 film The Changing Face of Salford, with a discussion afterwards featuring Salford City Mayor, Paul Dennett and others.

Full details here...

added 13 May 2018  

 
 

POLITICAL PLAYS FROM THE PAST AT THREE MINUTE THEATRE MANCHESTER

Star date: 13th May 2018

PLAYS FROM THE SEVENTIES ONWARDS GET REDISCOVERED

Northern Launch of Workers' Play Time
Saturday 19th May 6pm free
Three Minute Theatre, Manchester

The Mary Quaile Club is organising the Northern launch of Workers' Play Time, a collection of political plays written over the past forty years, with readings of excerpts from a number of the plays collected in the book, plus speakers including Sally Groves, a shop steward during the Trico strike in 1976.

Full details here...

added 13 May 2018  

 
 

BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT SALFORD BEAUTY AND THE BEAST STARS UP FOR HIRE

Star date: 13th May 2018

SALFORD BEAUTY AND THE BEAST IN PRINCESS BUSINESS

Last night Britain's Got Talent viewers were wowed by Salford couple Joe and Katherine who appeared as Beauty and the Beast, much to the amusement and amazement of the panel, who just failed by one vote to send them through.

But now Salford people can have their very own Beauty and the Beast show plus lots of other Disney characters as Joe and Katherine have started a Princesses and Characters business, and are available for hire for children's birthday parties and more...

Full details here...

added 13 May 2018  

 
 

MILLIONS MISSING ME RALLY IN MANCHESTER CALLS FOR PROPER FUNDED RESEARCH AND TREATMENT

Star date: 12th May 2018

SHOES, POEMS AND STORIES OF ME AT LARGE #MILLIONSMISSING RALLY

"How many ME patients must die before we get the medical help, care, respect and equality we are entitled to as patients...and as human beings?" Karen Morris

With songs, poems, speeches and a roll call of those who have died from ME, campaigners and sufferers met in St Peter's Square in Manchester today, calling for proper biomedical research and treatment for the disease which affects around 9,000 people in Greater Manchester alone. Dozens of pairs of shoes were laid out representing those missing from their own lives...

Full details here...

added 12 May 2018  

 
 

SALFORD PRECINCT ROYAL WEDDING SELFIE STATION

Star date: 12th May 2018

PRECINCT BECOMES 'ROYAL ZONE' FOR WEDDING WEEK

Not so much 'orf with their heads' as off their heads, Salford Precinct goes Royal Wedding crazy this week with a Harry and Meghan 'selfie station' where subjects can  step into regal shoes, pretend and pose like a prince and princess. Plus there's lots of other activities for kids and families.

Full details here...

added 12 May 2018  

 
 

SALFORD WHEELCHAIR USER TRAPPED IN MARKS AND SPENCER REVOLVING DOOR

Star date: 11th May 2018

BOTCHED DISABLED ENTRANCE LEFT WHEELCHAIR USER STUCK IN REVOLVING DOOR

This week, disabled Salford wheelchair user, Sharon Hooley, was left trapped in a revolving door at the new Marks and Spencer store in Spinningfields, Manchester, after being urged to use it by management.

Sharon is now using the incident to highlight the plight of disabled people trying to get around Salford and Manchester... "I've had to put myself in danger more or less every week" she says "It's horrendous trying to get around. I feel like I don't exist as a member of the public anymore..."

Full details here...

added 11 May 2018  

 
 

MILLIONS MISSING GLOBAL CAMPAIGN COMES TO GREATER MANCHESTER

Star date: 11th May 2018

ON ME AWARENESS DAY HUGE 'VISIBILITY ACTION' EVENT IN MANCHESTER

Millions Missing
Saturday 12th May 11am-2pm
St Peter's Square, Manchester

Tomorrow, Saturday 12th May, the global campaign, #MillionsMissing is bringing its 'visibility action' to Manchester for the first time, drawing attention to millions of ME sufferers around the world. It's a disease which remains invisible and sees people missing from their own lives. Shoes have become a representation of those 'missing' and, in Salford, the shoe campaign has already begun...

Full details here...

added 11 May 2018  

 
 

NORTHERN RAILWAY CUTS TO ECCLES AND PATRICROFT TRAIN SERVICES

Star date: 11th May 2018

FRECCLES AND FROPS RAIL AGAINST CUTS AND CONFUSION

Friends of Eccles Station (FRECCLES) and Friends of Patricroft Station (FrOPS) have slammed Northern railway over cuts and confusion to train services. Planned new services from 20th May should have introduced more trains stopping at the stations but, instead, services to Manchester will be reduced at peak times and weekends, while trains are being re-routed from Victoria Station to Piccadilly.

Full details here...

added 11 May 2018  

 
 

IN SALFORD 79% OF UNIVERSAL CREDIT TENANTS IN RENT ARREARS

Star date: 10th May 2018

79% OF UNIVERSAL CREDIT HOUSING TENANTS IN ARREARS

Figures released in a new report to be seen by Salford councillors next week show that 79% of housing tenants claiming Universal Credit are in arrears averaging £689. This compares with 33.6% of tenants not claiming Universal Credit in arrears with average balance of £414.

Campaigners have labelled the new benefit 'Universal Catastrophe'...while housing company City West is also trying to deal with homelessness, benefit caps and more.

Full details here...

added 10 May 2018  

 
 

SALFORD BUILE HILL PARK HOUSE DEVELOPER TO HOLD OPEN DAY

Star date: 9th May 2018

AS ALMOST 2,000 PEOPLE SIGN PETITION AGAINST PARK HOUSES, DEVELOPER PROMISES OPEN DAY

With almost two thousand people signing a petition against any proposal to build houses in Buile Hill Park, and what is likely to be a stormy community meeting on 22nd May looming, the developer, Capital and Centric, has told the Salford Star that it will be holding an open day to get the community's views "to come up with some creative ideas on how we can secure the mansion's future..."

Full details here...

added 09 May 2018  

 
 

SALFORD TOPS COUNTRY FOR ALCOHOL RELATED HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS

Star date: 8th May 2018

OVER 7,000 ALCOHOL RELATED HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS IN SALFORD

New figures from the NHS show that Salford has the highest rate of alcohol-related hospital admissions in England.

There were 7,330 admissions last year, or 3,500 per 100,000 population, compared to Rutland, the lowest rate in the country with 1,390 admissions per 100,000 population.

Full details here...

added 08 May 2018  

 
 

HUNDREDS MARCH IN SALFORD FOR MAY DAY

Star date: 7th May 2018

SALFORD MAY DAY MARCH ATTRACTS TRADE UNIONISTS, ACTIVISTS AND COMMUNITY

Today's May Day march in Salford attracted around five hundred people, from Kurdish activists to NHS campaigners, to trade unionists, anti-racism fighters and political parties.

The march began in Bexley Square and meandered through Trinity estate to the Sacred Trinity Church where speakers included Salford and Eccles MP Rebecca Long Bailey and Steve North, on behalf of the Save Salford Nurseries campaign.

Full details here...

added 07 May 2018  

 
 

SALFORD PLAQUE FOR 200 YEARS OF OLD MANCHESTER GOLF CLUB

Star date: 7th May 2018

GOLF PLAQUE UNVEILED ON KERSAL MOOR FOR ANNIVERSARY

Today, the Old Manchester Golf Club played a symbolic game of golf on Kersal Moor to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the first game played there in 1818. The Club is the second oldest in England and Ceremonial Mayor, Peter Connor, later unveiled a plaque to commemorate the occasion.

Full details here...

added 07 May 2018  

 
 

SALFORD SCI-FI FEATURE FILM BLACK BOX CROWDFUNDS POST PRODUCTION

Star date: 6th May 2018

YOUR CHANCE TO LEAP INTO SPACE

Black Box, a new sci-fi feature film made by a small Salford indie studio, is almost ready to be unleashed but needs help with post production costs. The producers have launched a crowdfunding campaign with rewards raging from posters and DVDs to props and even an Executive Producer credit.

Full details here...

added 06 May 2018  

 
 

SOUP-STAINED LOVABLE LUNATIC AT KINGS ARMS SALFORD

Star date: 6th May 2018

ONE WOMAN...ONE WEEK...ONE WORLD CRASHING IN

P: A One Woman Show
Wednesday 9th- Friday 11th May 7:30pm
Kings Arms £8

This week sees a three night run for Soup-Stained Art's P: A One Woman Show at the Kings Arms, which explores 'what it means to exist in the world today', via a 'lovable lunatic...who can't see the world crashing around her for the rose-tinted glasses she doesn't realise she's wearing'. Intriguing.

Full details here...

added 06 May 2018  

 
 

SALFORD G-FESTIVAL IN WORSLEY HITS SEVEN YEARS

Star date: 5th May 2018

G-FEST SEES FAMILY FUN, MUSIC AND STALLS THIS SUNDAY

G-Festival
Sunday 6th May noon 'til late £5-£20
Ellesmere Sports Club, Worsley

The seventh annual G-Festival takes place tomorrow, 6th May, at Ellesmere Sports Club in Worsley and promises a top line-up of bands from Salford and beyond, plus family entertainment and more – all in the cause of a top charity.

Full details here...

added 05 May 2018  

 
 

SALFORD FACTORY ACTS PLAY AATMA

Star date: 5th May 2018

DARK ELECTRO POST PUNK

Factory Acts plus 1919 and Society
Sunday 6th May 8pm
Aatma Manchester £8

Salford post-punk dark-electro duo, Factory Acts, play Aatma in Manchester tomorrow night in the midst of a creative purple patch of swirling brilliance, as Ian Leslie discovers.

Full details here...

added 05 May 2018  

 
 

LABOUR PARTY GAIN ONE SEAT AND LOSE ONE SEAT IN SALFORD

Star date: 4th May 2018

LABOUR LOSE KERSAL, GAIN WALKDEN SOUTH – AND RUN CLOSE IN IRLAM AND CADISHEAD

In the local elections last night, Salford Labour Party lost Kersal to the Conservatives, gained Walkden South from the Conservative and was run really close in Irlam and Cadishead by the two CO:RE candidates standing as Independents.

Elsewhere, apart from Claremont, the Lib Dems got battered, UKIP's slide continued and the Greens consolidated its steady but unspectacular support. The turnout, as usual, was low, ranging from 35.56% in Worsley to 19.13% in Little Hulton.

Full details here...

added 03 May 2018  

 
 

PLANS FOR OVER 300 APARTMENTS AND FLATS IN SALFORD WITH NONE AFFORDABLE

Star date: 3rd May 2018

ECCLES AND LOWER BROUGHTON PLANNING APPLICATIONS HAVE NO AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Next week, the Salford City Council planning panel will consider planning applications for 57 apartments on the site of the old Griffin Hotel on Lower Broughton Road, and for 244 houses and apartments at the Newhaven Business Park on Barton Lane in Eccles.

There's no affordable housing in either development, thanks to Salford Council policies, and only £28,295 will be paid in planning fees for the Griffin Hotel scheme.

Full details here...

added 03 May 2018  

 
 

SALFORD JOINT WORST POLLUTION HOTSPOT IN ENGLAND

Star date: 2nd May 2018

'PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS' AS SALFORD AND ECCLES FAIL TO MEET STANDARDS FOR AIR POLLUTION

Salford has the joint highest level of fine particle air pollution in England, with an annual average 'PM2.5' level of 15 micrograms per cubic metre, well over the World Health Organisation (WHO) Air Quality Guideline level of 10. Eccles isn't far behind with an average level of 12. Friends of the Earth is calling it a "public health crisis".

Full details here...

added 02 May 2018  

 
 

£16 TO CLEAN ONE WINDOW AT CITY WEST HIGH RISE ECCLES BLOCK

Star date: 1st May 2108

CITY WEST HOUSING TENANTS TAKEN TO THE CLEANERS

Back in March, the Salford Star reported from Cremer House in Eccles that City West Housing was proposing new window cleaning charges for tenants, which would have worked out, for one high rise tenant with three windows, at £12 per window per clean, for two cleans a year.

City West has now written to tenants on the block stating that having 'taken on board' 'customer feedback', they can now opt into just one clean a year – which works out even more expensive at over £16 per window...

Full details here...

added 01 May 2018  

 
 

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