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NEW SALFORD DEPRIVATION FIGURES SHOW REGENERATION FAILURE
 

Star date: 8th March 2016

LANGWORTHY, KERSAL AND BROUGHTON WARDS STILL `DEPRIVED'

New deprivation rankings, for 2015, show that regeneration in wards like Langworthy, Broughton and Kersal hasn't worked, despite hundreds of millions of pounds being spent knocking houses down under schemes like Pathfinder and New Deal For Communities.

Kersal got more `deprived', while Langworthy and Broughton occupy two of the worst three rankings in the city. Ordsall, however, which has seen a massive influx of `young professionals', was the most economically improved ward in the city.

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Wards where hundreds of millions of pounds of public money was spent clearing housing and communities, still remain amongst the most deprived in the city, and the country.

Broughton and Langworthy wards, subject to the Government's Pathfinder scheme which was supposed to improve the areas, remain in the worse three wards in Salford, along with Little Hulton, according to newly released Indices of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) for 2015.

Great swathes of Langworthy figure in the 1% most deprived areas in England, while around 90% of Broughton figures in the 10% most deprived areas (with about one third in the 3% most deprived).

Meanwhile, Lower Kersal, part of the £53million ten year New Deal For Communities (NDC) project (2001-2011) that was supposed to kickstart prosperity, was within the worst performing ward in the city, dropping down five places in the rankings since 2004. Lower Kersal is now in the 1-3% most deprived areas in England, alongside Charlestown, which was also part of the NDC project.

Broughton, Langworthy and Lower Kersal were the absolute focus of Salford Council and Government schemes that were supposed to somehow make life better by bulldozing houses. Indeed, the new statistics show that, while housing has improved slightly, Salford is most deprived with regard to health, employment, and income. Which shows just how hair brained the NDC and Pathfinder projects actually were. Knocking down houses does not create jobs, only attempted social cleansing.

Ordsall ward, which includes the Quays and tons of new expensive housing, unsurprisingly had the biggest improvement in deprivation rankings, moving up six places - although around half the area is still classed within the 3-7% most deprived areas in England. Worsley, Boothstown and Ellenbrook, and Claremont are the least deprived areas in the city.

The massive influx of young professionals to places around Chapel Street, Greengate. Ordsall Waterfront and the Quays has helped dilute and mask Salford's real economic and social problems, and has pushed the city down from 18th most deprived to 22nd most deprived in England, out of 326 local authorities. And, within Greater Manchester, the city is now the third most deprived, compared to second most deprived five years ago. It's no great cause for celebration...

Michael J Felse wrote
at 06:07:38 on 11 March 2016
I welcome the lively comments from Salford Resident. Please do stand as a Councillor in your ward. These are the kind of things we need to hear being aired in open council meetings. And I do have to admit having done the sums my already bank of support from last times mayor contest plus UKiP plus the social housing anti que jumping votes would kick out Labour. Very tempting to take a closer look at joint strategy. (Just in case UKiP are reading - Salford Star has my contact details). How very exciting for all us anti Salford Labour campaigners.

Salford resident wrote
at 19:53:30 on 10 March 2016
Michael for UKIP :-) Some things you can make a start on. * Get rid of the bus lanes * Switch 80% of traffic signals oFF, the other 20% can be put back the original sequence in order to allow traffic to move. * Fix the roads, more holes in the road than Labours structure. * Can we replace all the box tickers in Children's services, only adults 40+ with children allowed to work in any role. They must have also have worked in the real world, get rid of the middle career management. * More community centres for all age ranges run by volunteers only * Air cadets/Army cadets to get major funding to attract more youths (discipline) * Remove politics from schools, more male teachers, bring back the cane. * Stop schools pressuring for money from parents every week * Stop the congestion charge coming back for round 2 * remove all the ANPR/cameras that they are bringing in through the back door to monitor us *Bring in a community/fun day where we all get to have fun all over our community. Whoever starts with them would get my tick.

Michael J Felse wrote
at 12:14:19 on 10 March 2016
Thanks LS. To be honest Sally is not hardened like me, give her time at her run and she will be. I would say I do not agree with having a Greater Manchester Mayor. But I do see your point. A win for UKiP in Salford will have knock on effect and stronger Mayor candidate would raise the bar for electing UKiP Councillors. Maybe I am missing an idea something here. I just want Salford Labour out. I would stand as Alice in Wonderland if that got rid of those I blame for Salford's Crisis.

Labour Spitter wrote
at 20:48:59 on 09 March 2016
WOW Michael Felse is a real tonic. Is like Sally on Corrie. He should stand as UKIP man in the Greater Manchrster mayors contest on his anti migrants ticket. Gets my vote. Salford will be the puppet to Greater Manchester making Salford mayor election a waste of money as is giving the Salford mayor sixty thousand quid a year. Why? A quarter of a million quid to have a puppet in a Salford office for 4 years.

Michael J Felse wrote
at 13:58:37 on 09 March 2016
As long as Labour Councillors go on thinking like Tories we will not get improvements in Salford. Expect millions more cuts, job losses and more influx of migrants under Salford Labour and Salford Tories. Salford is in crisis and they caused it to us. And we just keep on paying them. UKIP will get my second vote.

jackie wrote
at 07:00:00 on 09 March 2016
please don't forget the Salford housing estate on Rainsough Brew, We are Salford Tenants owned by Salix but our houses are on bury's land, therefor we are forgot about by everyone!

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