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Developments in the local area
Topic posted by JohnM ... dated:17 November 2005
Those of you who read and contribute here regulary will know that I keep a close eye on future
major developments in the area, particulary related to Peel Holdings.

As promised a week or so back in this thread I hope to describe the main developments so others
can obtain an overview of what is on the cards nad to bring together all comments under one thread - some of these developments have been agreed, others
are still on the drawing board. Please feel free to correct or add any comments as you see fit.
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:25 June 2017

The "This & That" shop on Flixton Road has been taken over by Dave's Rare CDs which previously just had the small bit at the back. 

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:25 June 2017

According to the Urmston M41 9JR Facebook group the path by the "Urmston beach" area of the meadows (just over the metal bridge with the concrete block on it, then heading left towards Stretford) has been excavated by a JCB or something similar and is impassible, plus the river bank there is in danger of collapsing as a result. 

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:19 June 2017

Application has been made to erect the big wheel at the Trafford Centre.
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:18 June 2017

They are still looking for a chef but decided to open for drinks anyway.
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:17 June 2017

The Barking Dog on Higher Road seemed to be open for business when I walked past this evening. I didn't have time to call in so can't tell you much else. I'm fairly sure it wasn't open yesterday though.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:12 June 2017

The earlier posting about the removal of Cobblers Croft is in error. The postal code was incorrect and it is now believed to refer to the cottage next door. Sometimes mistakes can happen but for the good as this would have been a sad loss.
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:01 June 2017

The Barking Dog (Post Office) is to open 30th June, terrific start in offering pies and platters. Now that's different.
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:31 May 2017

The Mossfield Allotments are looking for a little help. On the site is a pond that dates back over 100 years even before the area was to be cultivated. They are trying to raise funding for its preservation and have applied for a grant under a scheme run by Tesco. Anyone shopping at the Sale or Altrincham branch can request a token to be allocated towards the project.
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:24 May 2017

M41 8QH is the code for Cobblers Croft on Davyhulme Road. It is subject to an application for removal and new homes to be built on the land. Another of the original Davyhulme cottages that will be lost.
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by ChrisW ... dated:23 May 2017

Better restaurants and bars in Urmston is great, but I wonder how many more new openings can the town handle before the competition is so intense that we start seeing closures, and it would be a great shame if the independents got pushed out by bigger chains/groups.

Ultra low interest rates are driving this, cheap/easy loans, crazy property price increases, to me it looks like 2007 all over again but worse.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Graz ... dated:22 May 2017
I have a grey caddy for food waste which doesn't make sense as the grey bin outside is for landfill and the contents of the caddy go in the green bin. It would also match my kitchen better if it was green.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:21 May 2017

Aardvark - read about two paragraphs before that one. All is explained. 

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:19 May 2017

I'm slightly confused by this bit in Grandstand's message, which I assume is copied from a Trafford Council announcement: Residents can continue to use their green bin for food waste until their caddy arrives. I only have food waste to recycle, and I was under the impression that I could carry on putting that in my green bin. Do I now have to apply for a caddy?

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:19 May 2017

Grandstand forgot to mention that this is an OPTIONAL service, do not be forced into something you do not want to do.
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Grandstand ... dated:19 May 2017
GARDEN WASTE COLLECTION SERVICE

Dear Resident,

Really pleased to let you know that, with less than 3 weeks left to go to the first “paid-for” collection, over 22,500 households have signed up for the service, with hundreds more still signing up every day.

All next week Trafford will be placing reminder tags on green waste bins to make sure everybody has a final opportunity to sign up in time for the first collection in June.

Despite the surge in permit requests (reaching 1500 per day at its peak), the Council have still been able to issue permits within 5 working days (against a 10 day target). A small number of residents have unfortunately not yet received their permit, regrettably there’s always a few that go astray in the post when we are sending out such large numbers. We are re-issuing these permits which have been reported lost and tracking which areas are being affected.

There has been an unprecedented number of people choosing to subscribe online with 95% paying in this way. For quite a large number of people, it’s their first internet purchase. The teams have been supporting people who are finding this new experience a little difficult.

If you are aware of anyone who is experiencing problems with online payments we would be grateful if you would direct them to Access Trafford on 0161 912 2000 so we can help them subscribe in whichever way they prefer and we will do this at the reduced online price of £35.

The Council has been working with Civica who provide our online payment software to make it as clear as possible for people that are not used to paying on line and as a result of this, the number of payment issues are reducing.

All other enquiries should be directed to the One Trafford Contact Centre on 03330 035865. Amey have a dedicated team working from 8am to 7pm to take telephone payments and answer general queries about the service.

We have received many calls to exchange the green bin for a street caddy. Amey have deployed an extra delivery team to cope with the demand.

Trafford aim to deal with all these within 28 days, for green bin / caddy exchanges to enable us to zone deliveries and work as efficiently as possible.

Residents can continue to use their green bin for food waste until their caddy arrives. We are prioritising requests for replacement recycling bins, which we aim to deliver within 5 working days.

Please encourage anyone who requires a bin /caddy exchange or replacement recycling bin to order it online, freeing up the call centre to talk to customers who have more complex enquiries.

Recycling bins can be ordered online at www.trafford.gov.uk/recycling

The One Trafford Partnership are preparing for the Go-Live date, with all green waste collection vehicles being installed with ‘In Cab’ technology this month.

The ‘in-cab’ device will be uploaded with data identifying houses that have subscribed.

In June, we will also be asking all residents in terraced houses to present their food waste caddy at the front of their property.

This will help us to identify who is recycling their food waste and how often, so we can encourage greater participation. Keep Britain Tidy are also working with us throughout the year to improve recycling rates.

They are visiting residents across the borough to help them to recycle more.

They began the Right Stuff Right Bin Campaign last week in the Gorse Hill and Old Trafford areas of the borough and will be attending community events throughout the year.

In April, we saw record sales in home compost bins, as many residents take advantage of the subsidised compost bin offer. Residents in Trafford can buy a bin for as little as £8.99, with the second bin at half price.

We are also offering free delivery for the first 1,000 sold. At the Trafford Live event on the 24th June the One Trafford Partnership will be showcasing a range of composting solutions, including wormeries, and offering residents and community groups the chance to trial them.

The Council is responding to all correspondence received, much of which is covered in the FAQs which we update on a regular basis.

These FAQs can be found at www.trafford.gov.uk/gardenwaste.

Another update around the 5th June will be given, when the first collections are due.
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Graz ... dated:18 May 2017
This is just the start - wait until the house building epidemic really kicks in and there's thousands more people using Urmston as their town centre. May as well embrace it, plus ça change!
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:18 May 2017

Reminds me of an old Joe Brown song, "Fings ain't wot they used to be."
Since they changed our local pally into a bowling ally...
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Bacchus ... dated:17 May 2017

Nostalgia isn't what it used to be !

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:16 May 2017

While I tend to agree with you Maria we have to move with the times. Nostalgia, even at your age, is something we all cling to and do not ever forget. Remember the more things change, the more they stay the same. Join the Urmston History Society and re-live the past you may find it is a pleasant experience.
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by MariaG ... dated:16 May 2017
I think there are enough restaurants and bars in Urmston to sink a ship. Shame that a lot of the old shops have closed ( e.g wools, Murrays etc.) I actually preferred Urmston a decade ago to what it is now. It's so much busier and there is less of a sense of community. When I was a child, I used to love being taken to Copperfields cafe and playing in Urmston square. This all sounds weird coming from a nineteen year old but I've got to admit, I preferred Urmston when it was a bit quieter.
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:16 May 2017

Lots of people on the Urmston M41 Facebook group have (much more going on on there than here these days - Urmston.net has become a bit of a ghost town) and apparently it is very good.  It's not such a tough location for the people who live over on that side, and is also handy for the bus stop, hence the name. 

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:16 May 2017

Anyone tried the new cafe called "The bus stop" on Stretford Road? It is a tough location for a cafe but let's wish it well.
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:15 May 2017

Aardvark - just going off this: https://twitter.com/TheAssemblyMcr/status/863400219425288192

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:14 May 2017

Interesting news about the cycle shop. I can't find any planning application for those premises though.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:14 May 2017

The former Eddie McGrath bike shop on Station Road will be opening as The Assembly, a taphouse, in late summer according to their Twitter feed. 

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:13 May 2017

The charity shop Oxfam is to close as of May 19th.
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:11 May 2017
Yes, they're looking for more space, and a more central location.  Haven't been myself as I'm not into burgers, but still great to hear a business is doing well in Urmston.
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:11 May 2017

Get Chucked always looks busy to me as my feet and I fall down Gloucester Road of an evening. A lot busier than the place's previous incarnation as a pancake emporium. But then it's not particularly big and the Flixton Road site will let them expand.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:10 May 2017

That would be a good move, if so, as their location is off the beaten path and it must show in the custom it receives. No footfall down Gloucester Road has to be a problem.
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