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The Trafford Partnership is giving out £50k to groups that fight radicalisation

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Trafford Partnership
Trafford Partnership

There are three weeks left to apply for the cash

People could get a share of a £50,000 pot to deliver projects that fight hate crime, promote inclusion and prevent radicalisation.

Trafford Council is offering up to £5,000 to groups that work to bridge the gaps between people of different faiths and backgrounds in their area.

The cash will be used to deliver targeted campaigns against hate crime and knife crime, fight social isolation and promote pride within communities.

The Trafford Partnership, made up of council representatives, residents, charities, businesses and faith groups across the borough, is behind the scheme.

In a statement on their website, a Trafford Partnership spokesperson said: “ Trafford has a diverse community , with many faiths and cultures across our borough. We have strong community relations, and Trafford is the safest borough in Greater Manchester.

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‘You are awesome’: The cheerful Post-It notes brightening up the lives of Trafford tram users

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Metrolink messages Trafford
Metrolink messages Trafford

The positive messages started appearing at the Metrolink stop several months ago

These brightly-coloured Post-It notes have been putting smiles on the faces of commuters at Timperley Metrolink station.

The cheerful hand-written messages first started appearing at the stop on Park Road several months ago.

Almost every morning, a new memo is stuck to the metal railings at the top of the steps to the platform.

On some are written just one or two words.

Others feature kindhearted or inspiring sayings, for example ‘if you see someone without a smile, give them yours,’ or Bob Marley’s famous quote ‘some people feel the rain, others just get wet.’

Another left recently reads, ‘may your day be filled with awesome-ness’.

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Natives Be on the alert for a fake deaf charity collector currently operating in Trafford

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Scam Alert
Scam Alert

Trafford Trading Standards are asking residents to be aware of a woman going around trying to con people out of money.

Trafford Trading Standards are asking residents in Trafford to be on the look out for this woman as she is claiming the deaf centre is being set up at Timperely Library which is not true.

Bogus callers may be men, women or even children. Please share this information with friends, relatives and neighbours and look after the more vulnerable among us.

To report suspicious callers call GMP on 101 or in an emergency dial 999

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Finally the First Metrolink test tram runs on new Trafford Park line

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Trafford park Tram
Trafford park Tram

The £350m Metrolink extension project will see six new stops added out into Trafford Park and is expected to open in the first half of 2020

The first tram has been tested along the new Trafford Park line, heading out to the Trafford Centre .

The £350m Metrolink extension project, supported by Trafford Council , will see six new stops added out into Trafford Park and is expected to open in the first half of 2020.

The test journey between Pomona and Warren Bruce Road kick-started an safety and checking process that will see signalling and control systems developed.

Testing is expected to last several months, then driver training will take place before the line is expected to open in the first half of 2020.

Last week, the final piece of track construction work was finished outside ITV studios and Trafford Wharf Road and Village Way were reopened to traffic in both directions for the first time in two-and-a-half years.

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Trafford Centre joins sunflower lanyard scheme to help people with autism and other hidden disabilities

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The Trafford Centre has signed up to the sunflower lanyard scheme that supports people with autism and other hidden disabilities.

the scheme involves people wearing a sunflower lanyard to highlight to staff that they might be in need of extra help

Families can also hire free sensory backpacks featuring ear defenders, fidget toys and more


It’s something that’s been around for a while at Manchester Airport and has made its way into supermarkets including Tesco and Sainsbury’s, but now intu Trafford Centre has become the one of thefirst shopping centres in the UK to back the scheme

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The café at John Lewis becomes the latest eatery to fall victim to mice in the Trafford Centre

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John Lewis’ café has closed on the advice of Environmental Health at Trafford Council

A John Lewis café is the latest eatery to close due to mice at the Trafford Centre.

Four restaurants immediately closed after a visit from hygiene inspectors confirmed they were infested with the rodents.

Bosses at John Lewis today confirmed its café at the Trafford Centre, on Peel Avenue, has closed temporarily.

Three of the affected restaurants, Tru Street, Zizzi and Yang Sing Cathay, have since reopened after taking the ‘required action set out by the environmental health officer’.

Chaobaby, which remains closed, are ‘working as hard as they can to reopen this week’, a Trafford Centre spokeswoman said.

A John Lewis spokesperson said: “On the advice of the Environmental Health Agency, we have voluntarily closed The Place to Eat at our Trafford Centre shop while we conduct further investigations and we hope to reopen it shortly.

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Young people in Trafford’s parks and streets to be helped in £250k-a-year mental health scheme

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youth-engagement service Street talk

Street Talk will see youth workers go out across the borough

A £250,000-a-year mental health support scheme for young people will launch this week.

Street Talk is being provided by Trafford Council and sends youth workers out to talk to youngsters in parks and on the streets of the borough.

Young people in Trafford have been heavily involved in designing the new service, which is part of the council’s youth engagement service.

Street Talk had a soft launch in July 2019 and has already delivered over 50 sessions across Trafford, but will officially be launched on Thursday, November 7, and will now run seven days a week, 52 weeks a year.

A total of 750 young people have already used the service, which is now based in the newly refurbished Talkshop young people’s centre in the centre of Sale. continue reading at https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/young-people-traffords-parks-streets-17203823

Remembrance Day ceremonies across Trafford

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Remembrance Sunday
Remembrance Sunday

A NUMBER of civic remembrance Sunday services will be taking place in Trafford on Sunday, November 10.

The borough will be taking time to remember service men and women who fought in both world wars and those who have fought and are still fighting in recent disputes.

The Mayor of Trafford, Councillor Rob Chilton said: “We all owe a great debt to those heroes who gave their lives so that we can live in freedom. Remembrance Sunday is the day when we come together to reflect on their great sacrifice, and I am honoured to be attending.”

Councillor Chilton will be attending the remembrance services in Sale and Hale.

The parade in Urmston will begin at 10.30am outside Urmston library. In Bowdon, the service will begin at 10.45am at the Garden of Remembrance on Dunham Road.

In Hale, the parade will begin at 2.55pm followed by a service at 3.15pm at the war memorial on Broomfield Lane.

Stretford, Sale, Partington and Hale Barns are all due to host services beginning at 10.55am at their respective war memorials.

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Feral Gang of 50 youths attack firefighters in Trafford

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Greater Manchester Fire Brigade
Greater Manchester Fire Brigade

Firefighters were attacked with fire works and missiles by 50 youths on Bonfire night in Partington.

Crews responded to bin fires on Cross Lane East and whilst putting the fires out came under attack by around 50 youths.

Firefighters say they were aiming rocket fireworks towards them and other things GMFRS (Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue) claim to be missiles.

After only three minutes fire crews had to withdraw from the fires in Partington for their own safety.

North West Fire Control dealt with 423 calls from 4pm yesterday (Tuesday 5 November) until 8am today (Wednesday 6 November) – with crews from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) attending 272 incidents. This is a decrease compared to last year, where 291 incidents were attended across the city-region.

Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester, Bev Hughes said:

“Shockingly, fire crews came under attack once again in some areas of Greater Manchester for simply doing their job to protect their communities. This behaviour is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.”

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Finally the £350m Metrolink project in Trafford Park nears completion

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Trafford Park Metrolink
Trafford Park Metrolink

Two key landmarks have been reached in a £350million Metrolink project.

The final concrete has been poured on the Trafford Park line, which is due to open in the first half of 2020.

It takes the total volume of concrete used on the project to 21,100 cubic metres, the equivalent of more than eight Olympic-sized swimming pools.

On Sunday, travel restrictions on Trafford Wharf Road were lifted, returning the road to two-way operation for the first time in two and-a-half-years.

The road was made one-way eastbound in June 2017 to allow utility and construction work to take place.

Village Way will also revert to two-way operation within the next week, subject to a final inspection.

Transport for Greater Manchester Committee Chair, Cllr Mark Aldred, said: “This really is an exciting week for the Trafford Park line with the final pieces of the construction jigsaw put in place, paving the way for tram testing along the line. continue reading at https://www.messengernewspapers.co.uk/https://www.messengernewspapers.co.uk/news/18016108.350m-metrolink-project-nears-completion/?ref=rss

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