The following issues are currently being discussed and worked on by the committee


Future of Altrincham Town Hall

The Society has now submitted a new application to Trafford for the Town Hall to be listed as an Asset of Community Value.


20-minute neighbourhoods
20 minute neighbourhoods are places where residents have easy, convenient access to many of the places and services they use daily, including grocery retail, restaurants, schools and parks, all without relying heavily on a car.
It’s a spatial reordering of our urban settlements. They become characterised by a vibrant mix of commercial and residential uses, all within an easy walk, cycle or public transport.
They have higher concentrations of people and are complete with the pavements, bike lanes and bus routes that support a variety of high quality transport options.
Reordering our streets and public spaces to encourage these active travel choices, also creates the opportunity to meaningfully embed green infrastructure, bringing higher levels of climate change resilience as well as amenity, biodiversity and better pollution management.
Read the full article from Stephen O’Malley on CLICK HERE

Heritage at Risk-Broadheath Canal Warehouse

The Civic movement is about protecting our heritage for future generation.
One of our most significant local heritage assets is at very serious risk.
The Broadheath Canal Warehouse 1833 is now is in an extremely poor state of repair and preservation.
Unless we get something done to protect this heritage asset it is going to be lost for ever.

Local authorities have powers to force a property owner to improve their property if it falls into disrepair.  If the property owner does not comply with the improvement order the local authority can make the improvements itself and put a charge on the property, registered at the Land Registry, to recover its costs and interest upon sale of the property.
As always agreement is far better than enforcement. Most property owners will make the improvements if they have the funds available to carry out the work. We understand that Trafford Borough Council would like to talk to the owners about the future of the building.

The revised report on the building is now available. CLICK HERE TO READ IT

Pictures of the interior are available in a second document, CLICK HERE TO READ IT


Promoting safer cycling and walking around Altrincham

The Society has been contacted by Councillor Michael Welton (Green Party) for support, as none of the public realm improvements agreed by Trafford feature local streets and spaces.

Altrincham and Bowdon Civic Society promoted the centre of Altrincham as a more pleasant place for walking and cycling with improvements to the public realm a decade ago. We approached Plan-it and were mentored by Poynton Town Council a front runner in public realm design. Everyone now knows the success of Altrincham Forward in turning the town round.

At another crisis point we are happy to support our Ward Councillors to install further improvements for safer cycling and walking in and around the town.

If you have any views on this, please contact us via Twitter, Facebook or the website contact page.



Outside the town centre we continue to work with Bowdon Conservation Group.

We sit on the Broadheath Partnership, work with Stamford Brook Residents Association and the Friends of the Cowfield in Oldfield Brow. Broadheath Partnership met and minutes will be forthcoming.

If you have any comments or suggestions about any of the above, please get in touch
via the CONTACT US page, we would be pleased to hear from you.
Or contact your local councillor directly and copy us in.

Last updated 4th April 2021         Refresh pages regularly to see up to date content

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