On your behalf we have sent out questions about serious local issues to election candidates across all parties.
We wanted to find out how they would go about solving these moving forward, if elected.

You can read the list of questions by CLICKING HERE

We will publish the results on this website in due course.


Trafford Local Plan
Consultation is also now live on the Trafford Local Plan, which designates land for specific uses and identifies opportunities for development and protection, with a vision for what type of place Trafford will be in the future.
The Local Plan will play an important part in the future growth of the borough by helping to set planning policies and allocate sites for development, protection or for other purposes including town centre boundaries or green networks. It is part of the Statutory Development Plan for Trafford and it will form the basis for making decisions on planning applications.

Residents are invited to comment on the draft Trafford Local Plan from Thursday 4 February to Thursday 18th March 2021 at 5pm

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions this consultation is being held virtually and can be viewed at

For more information, please email or call 0161 912 3149 and a member
of the Strategic Planning Team will be able to help.



Since the local elections in May 2019 the control of Trafford Council has passed totally into the hands of a Labour lead administration. The Altrincham & Bowdon Civic Society are looking forward to working with the new administration to continue the progress in making our local area a great place to live, work, and enjoy.

Conservation Officer
Trafford MBC now has a Conservation Officer. We are pleased to welcome back Elisabeth Lewis. Her appointment came after lobbying by Altrincham and Bowdon Civic Society following a Civic Voice campaign. We are lucky to have a Conservation Officer as so many towns are loosing theirs as local authorities seek ways to save money. Although only part time she will be making a valuable contribution in looking at planning applications which involve listed buildings, heritage assets, and Conservation Areas.

We also have a new Partnership Officer Anna Jones who is keen to meet local organisations.
email or go through us.


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.

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