Trafford Partnership’s Sustainable Community Strategy for 2021

‘Trafford Vision 2021: a blueprint’

At our AGM last year, the guest speaker was Sara Todd, Chief Exec. of TBC. Her presentation set out the strategy and plans which the council has set up to improve the lives of people in the borough.

The Trafford Partnership is the Borough’s Local Strategic Partnership, a body that brings together more than 100 organisations in Trafford from the public, private, voluntary and community sectors.
All of these organisations are committed to working together to improve the quality of life for Trafford residents.

To look at the AGM powerpoint presentation CLICK HERE

To read the ‘Trafford Vision 2021: a blueprint’ document CLICK HERE

Civic Society Member Robert Fysh – Tribute
We have received a message from Sarah Paynes, that longstanding Civic Society member Robert Fysh has sadly passed away.
Robert supported many different societies through his life and although more recently wheelchair bound, continued coming to meetings, contributing and asking questions of the speakers.  He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.


Trafford Housing Trust has been taken over by a London Housing Association LQ. Several flats have been bought back from private owners.


Councillor Jane Baugh – Tribute

Altrincham and Bowdon Civic Society would like to pay tribute to Jane.

She had a brilliant Mayoral year culminating for us, that during the Altrincham in Bloom celebrations she was able to announce that Altrincham Hospital had been saved and plans approved for the new building.

What a hard act to follow and our thoughts are with Peter who was such a support to her.


Trafford Council are again considering plans for the development of the Cow Field and Allotment Gardens in Oldfield Brow.

If you were not able to get to the drop-in consultation today (Wed 26th Feb) you can send your views
about what you think should or shouldn’t happen on Cow Field via email to:

Background document and feedback form can be found at:

Because this date was fixed at short notice the planning consultants Avison Young have agreed to arrange a
second date very soon and we’ll announce that as soon as it’s available.

Avison Young are saying the deadline for feedback is 4th March so best get your views in before then,
though we would hope that the date would be extended for those who can only get to the second drop-in consultation.

These are just preliminary discussions and there will be more consultations further down the line.

For the full story and history go to the Cow Field Facebook page
CLICK ON THIS LINK @OldfieldBrowCowfield 


Changes to the ward boundaries in Trafford

The Civic Society attended a meeting this week which might be of interest.

The Local Government Boundary Commission are looking at changing the ward boundaries in Trafford to be more equal and representative.

Broadheath in particular has an unequal number of residents.

Please contact us if you have any thoughts on this either through the website contact page, Facebook or Twitter.


Altrincham Interchange scoops the TFGM award at the Cheshire Best Kept Stations Awards

Altrincham Interchange has scooped the Transport for Greater Manchester award at the 17th Cheshire Best Kept Stations Awards Evening held on Tuesday 28th January 2020.

Rose Hill railway station in Marple was named Cheshire’s Best Kept Station 2019 and also on the Mid Cheshire Line Greenbank station won the Cheshire West Award and Knutsford station was highly commended for the Cheshire East award.

The Awards were presented before 170 guests at The Grange Theatre, Hartford, Northwich by Mr Kulvinder Bassi, Community Rail Team Leader from the Department of Transport.

The Evening was attended by Mr David Briggs, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire and seventeen mayors from boroughs, town and parishes across Cheshire including Cllr Rob Chilton, the Mayor of Trafford.

Mr Briggs concluded the evening by praising the station volunteers across Cheshire who dedicate considerable time to the county and were an inspiration to all.

Northern rail were the 2019 lead sponsors of the Evening.


STAMFORD PARK JUNIOR SCHOOL IN HALE has been awarded Grade II Listed Status by Historic England

We have received notification today that Stamford Park Junior School in Hale has been awarded Grade II Listed Status by Historic England, as buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest To read the full report click on this link:



Altrincham and Bowdon Civic Society is very pleased to be able to support Trafford Council’s Heritage Action Zone Funding application for George Street Conservation Area which will include proposals for public realm improvements and the Grafton Centre. The Council is much to be commended for its up to date conservation area appraisals and management plans where we were a major consultee.



Woodstock Park in Broadheath is in need of more support and help. The park, sited in the middle of a popular housing estate, is very well designed for typical park users and caters for most age groups. It has an all weather multi-sports pitch, a youth adventure play space, seating and picnic space, and 24 hour access. However the Park has a serious problem with vandalism including a newly installed Trio Bin being destroyed within weeks, a zip wire being stolen and trees uprooted. This is a park in need a supportive Friends group to look after the park now Trafford no longer has the funds to do more than just the basics.

The saddest part of Woodstock Park is the Kiddies Play Area, which is the semi circle with the two green patches in the aerial view of the Park. It is so drab and desperately in need of a repaint. More than half the original equipment has been removed as damaged or unsafe. It is not a place small children would be attracted to play. Given the constraints on budgets there is not the money to invest in replacing play equipment. We need a Friends of Woodstock Park to spearhead campaigns to raise money and obtain grants to completely remake this area. If you feel you are up to the challenge then let us know. The Civic Society will provide as much assistance as we possibly can.





The A56 passing North-South through our town has a very poor record for air quality. Air pollution has been linked to a range of serious health problems. The Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan aims to tackle nitrogen oxide emissions from the most polluting vehicles.
The GM Clean Air Plan seeks to upgrade the region’s buses, HGVs. Taxis, and van fleets. There will be an expected £116 million behind the upgrade.
More information can be found at



Moor Nook Park is in Sale Moor opposite Sale Moor High School. In two years a neglected park has become a cherished community asset and a focus for community events.
Find out more about how local people decided to make their local green spaces into something they are justifiably proud of

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.

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