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SALFORD IN TOP TWENTY DEPRIVATION LEAGUE
 

Star date: 12th April 2011 

SALFORD'S SHOCKING POVERTY
LANGWORTHY 3rd WORST IN THE COUNTRY FOR CHILD POVERTY

New Government deprivation figures show Salford as a total poverty hotspot, despite all the regeneration money that's been poured into the city over the last decade.

Langworthy is shown as the 3rd worst area in the country for child poverty, and the 7th worst area in the country for employment – out of over 32,000 districts. Other hotspots of deprivation include Blackfriars, Pendleton and Broughton.

Salford remains in the top twenty of most deprived areas in the country, joint 14th with Burnley.

Full horror story here…


Over £88million of public and private money has been pumped into the Langworthy area over the last decade - the Urban Splash upside down houses at Chimney Pot Park plus bucketloads of regeneration money – yet Langworthy remains the 3rd worst area in the country for child poverty and the 7th worst area in the country for employment.

The new Department for Communities and Local Government Indices of Deprivation 2010 show 33% of Salford districts (47) among the 10% most deprived in the country, making the city joint 14th worst alongside Burnley. 

The statistics go right down to almost neighbourhood level, or over 32,000 Lower Layer Super Output Areas (LSOA) in England, and appear every three years giving the latest picture of poverty and deprivation.

According to the statistics, Langworthy is now the most deprived area in Salford, ranking 3rd worst for Child Poverty, or Income Deprivation Affecting Children, 7th worst for Employment, 23rd worst in the country for Income, 26th worst for Living Environment, and 60th worst in the country for Crime.

Meanwhile, Broughton is the 23rd worst area in the country for Health Deprivation and Disability, closely followed by Winton (40th), Pendleton (41st) and Eccles (44th).

Blackfriars is the second most deprived area in Salford, coming 20th worst in the country for Child Poverty, 55th worst in the country for Income deprivation and, with two of its neighbourhoods, well up in the Crime league at 43 and 47.

Pendleton also rates 55th worst in the country for Child Poverty and 55th worst for Employment.

The Strawberry Road area of Charlestown rates 64th worst area in the country for Crime and, according to the statistics, the worst area in Salford for Education, Skills and Training is Langworthy, coming in countrywide at 292nd out of over 32,000 districts. 

Salford's deprivation problems, as these statistics show, all stem from lack of Employment and Income amongst the city's population. People might well ask whether all the regeneration money that has been ploughed into housing and physical infrastructure might have been better spent creating some jobs.

See also Pathfinder Public Inquiry Call…

See the Department for Communities and Local Government Indices of Deprivation 2010 here.

 

The Truth wrote
at 16:01:12 on 18 April 2011
John----I really do feel for you. The same thing happened in Higher Broughton. They should bring all the w**kers from the council,the developers and any other 1/2 wit who was involved and show them round the area (Broughton and Langworthy) and ask them to defend it. One bad part of it is most of them are still involved in "REGENERATION". MERRY has been quiet recently. Is he moonlighting as a stunt double for Elmer Fudd?
 
The Truth wrote
at 19:52:25 on 17 April 2011
The truth is that those that run this dump of a country , the capitalists , are not interested in improving deprived areas . The poor are needed for exploitation , and a cess-pool of deprived , unemployed poor is needed to drive down wages .The three main parties and local councils are just grubby , self-serving exploiters and must be smashed . Then the oppressed can seize control and shape the future .Only then will any improved conditions be possible .This corrupt society must be smashed , by ANY means .
 
Andyfor Langworthy wrote
at 20:37:26 on 15 April 2011
You only have to look at the excellent Pathfinder story on the Salford star to see where all the money went. Salford Labour Council are a disgrace we should find out exactly what was given to residents in compulsary payments for there houses and Urban Splash should be made to make up any shortfall. If any Salford Councillors dare show up at the May Day event expect to get a verbal kicking for having your hands in the pot and causing all this poverty in Langworthy.
 
Bunty Harding wrote
at 17:14:04 on 14 April 2011
.Relinquish all hope , ye who dwell herein this corrupt hellhole named Salt Ford .
 
Eddie wrote
at 07:49:31 on 14 April 2011
Deprivation .? Don't see our fine council suffering , but they have our extorted council tax to squander .If I wasn't forced to pay this grossly excessive and illegal tax , I could afford a pension , and live above the poverty line - just .
 
mary Ferrer wrote
at 07:49:01 on 14 April 2011
Is there a way we can find out the amount of money given to the council for the regeneration of Langworty and a breakdown where it has all gone. We can start with the buying of the Langworty hotel £400.000+. I would like to see the amount that has been paid out for Consultants.
 
john wrote
at 19:38:14 on 13 April 2011
well the dream of how it was going to be in langworthy as died . i remember way back some 13 years when the supposed regeneration all started people had there homes stolen from them under the guise of regeneration for a few grand each . but dont worry the council said the new urban splash complex WILL bring prosperity to the area well no it as not they all shop online and very few venture anywhere near the shops on langworthy rd fact. what was once a bustling community as gone the shops are struggling to survive the dream as turned into a nightmare all the money went on consultants and red tape now all the money as gone and its nowhere near finished the community as gone only to be replaced by grass plots and knee high fences where houses once stood langwoethy regeneration as been a complete and total massive failure
 
don draper wrote
at 13:57:07 on 13 April 2011
It is clearly obvious that you can spend all the money in the world but if it is not spent wisely then it will make little if no impact. People banging on about stop the cuts take heed.Oppose the cuts to the services and people that need and desrve it by the standards of a modern civilised society but no the Gravy train layabouts! In the case of regeneration virtually all the money went to consultancies who were paid scandalous amounts of money to state the bleeding obvious and to Urban Splash to provide overpriced homes with public money that they are now struggling to sell except to Mr Bloxham's dim Soccer Star mates.No skin off their nose though they built them and paid themselves for doing it with our money. The money would undoubntedly been better spent on grants for small local business and the like and structural improvements built and installed with local labour.
 
Nachtschlepper wrote
at 12:17:56 on 13 April 2011
Thanks Steve, I'll be there, maybe even try a swift half in the Oxford. Just hope the local constabulary don't start busting heads as they did in 1931.
 
Steven North wrote
at 09:56:50 on 13 April 2011
Nacthtschlepper, there will be a May Day Demo at Bexley Square at 2PM on Monday 2nd May hosted by Salford Trades Council and Salford Against the Cuts. It's obviously not on the exact 80th Anniversary, but as this year is the anniversary and because Salford hasn't had a proper May Day Rally for over a decade we thought it should be at Bexley Square. We'll have flyers for it by weekend and will be on the Precinct from 10am handing them out before we take them to workplaces and union branches next week.
 
David Bartolomy wrote
at 07:46:17 on 13 April 2011
Some thing never change, despite the pathetic garbage spouted by blears and the pathetic clowncil.Salford , the city of Shite .The politician scum are doing just fine though , funded by the taxpaying Sheeple .Anyone with ANY ability deserts this hellhole asap , as I did , with no regrets .What a dump .
 
Nachtschlepper wrote
at 15:46:03 on 12 April 2011
1st October this year is the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Bexley Square when thousands of unemployed Salfordians marched against unemployment & cuts. Maybe we should be on the march again. It is essential that we show our outrage that so little progress has been made. The gap between rich & poor grows ever wider while our so called elected represntatives do nothing.
 
Mike Atherfold wrote
at 10:17:31 on 12 April 2011
Wow!, I wouldn't of thought that, I love living in Langworthy, I think its a great area, perhaps if I had kids it would be a different story.
 
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