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Two juveniles and One Male Adult caught with CS spray and a wooden bat in Urmston

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Flixton Road and Station Road Junction
Flixton Road and Station Road Junction

Trafford police with the help of Trafford Council’s CCTV operators detained two juveniles and an adult acting suspicious in Urmston

All three were caught and detained at the junction of Flixton Road and Station Road in Urmston during the evening of 20 December 2019.

The two young people were caught by officers with CS spray and a wooden bat! the adult was wearing a face mask and was in possession of a hammer concealed in his clothing.

They are now in custody for questioning.

If you saw anything however little please ring 101 as soon as you can.

After a great spot from Trafford Council CCTV Trafford West District Neighbourhood officers detained 2 juveniles and a male adult who were seen hanging around at the top of Flixton Road junction with Station Road.

The males were observed in possession of what appeared to be C.S Spray.

Officers arrived and all were detained. The Male adult who was wearing a face mask was in possession of a hammer concealed in his clothing…. The male juvenilles found to be in possesion of a C.S canister and a wooden bat.

All were detained and taken to custody.

Interestingly the male with the hammer states he was just going to drop it at grand parents

continue reading at https://news4trafford.co.uk


Acre Hall Pupils design Xmas cards for new cycling and walking scheme

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Acre Hall Pupils with Christmas cards they designed
Acre Hall Pupils with Christmas cards they designed

Pupils at Acre Hall Primary School have designed Christmas cards to launch a new walking and cycling scheme known as the Urmston Active Neighbourhood project, in Trafford.

The winning cards were selected by Executive Councillor for Environment, Air Quality and Climate Change, Cllr Stephen Adshead. These will be printed as invitations welcoming local people to the launch event, on January 23, at The Venue, 15 Westbourne Rd, Urmston, Manchester M41 0XQ, from 7pm – 9pm.

Executive Councillor for Environment, Air Quality and Climate Change, Cllr Stephen Adshead, said: “All the cards were brilliant and it’s a shame we couldn’t pick them all as winners, but the winning entries really incorporated the walking and cycling messages which really caught my eye.

“We have some really talented and creative children in Trafford, and I thought who better to design the invitation for the launch event than pupils from a Primary School in my local ward of Urmston.”

Head of School, Mrs White, said: “On behalf of everyone here at Acre Hall, I’d like to thank Trafford Council for giving us this opportunity. Children of all ages took part in the competition and really enjoyed it. We would like to congratulate our winning pupils.”

The designs will be printed and posted to over 16,500 households across Urmston, inviting local people, businesses and community groups to have their say in developing proposals for the project. Concepts may include improvements on upgraded crossings, enhanced signage, new networks for walking and cycling schemes and much more. The event will also offer a series of engagement activities, including virtual reality workshops.

continue reading at https://www.messengernewspapers.co.uk


Urmston Leisure Centre rebranded as MOVE URMSTON and refurbished will reopen its doors early next year

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A new name and new vision for Urmston Leisure Centre


To celebrate the opening of move Urmston early next year, Trafford Leisure is inviting the public to ‘sneak preview’ the new facilities online at: https://moveurmston.co.uk/move-urmston-is-coming

Urmston Leisure Centre will reopen its doors early in 2020 following a major £7 million investment. The former 1980’s leisure centre has been transformed into a vibrant, modern complex fit for Urmston and wider Trafford community, and is changing its name to reflect its modern facilities, relaunching with the inspiring brand name, move Urmston.

Move Urmston’s facilities include a glass façade with seven metre clip n’ climb wall, a large fitness suite with the latest cardio and strength equipment, a functional training zone, modern changing village, three fitness and wellbeing studios, a 25-metre L-shaped swimming pool, a five-court sports hall, brand new café with seating for over 100 people, open throughout the day to members and non-members, two party rooms, a sensory room and a wellbeing assessment suite to help members benefit most from their physical activities.

Jo Cherrett, COO, Trafford Leisure, which manages the leisure centres on behalf of Trafford Council says: “The wait is nearly over! We are so excited to reveal the new name and the fantastic redeveloped fitness and leisure hub to the public.

“A healthy lifestyle is the foundation to a happy life and our vision is to make Trafford the most active borough in the UK. move Urmston will support the Trafford community to move more every day, making sure our customers have the means to build a strong foundation, not through shortcuts and false promises, but with the support, care and attention of our professional staff.

“Together we can help you move more every day, by understanding what success means individually to each of our customers; from a high intensity work out to a walk in the park. Together, let’s get Trafford moving more. The range of new facilities, classes, services and equipment at move Urmston demonstrate there really is something for everyone.”

continue reading at https://news4trafford.co.uk/


This is Scary Natives which is the right path ‘Young people are in mortal danger’: The experts making the case for legal ecstasy

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Legal ecstasy right or wrong
Legal ecstasy right or wrong

Salford University academic among those arguing existing drug laws fuel organised crime, expose users to lethal risk and stymie research

Ecstasy-related deaths are on the rise – and the trend has led scientists to argue that the drug should be legalised.

There were 127 MDMA or Ecstasy-related deaths in England, Wales and Scotland in 2018 – the highest figure since records began.

Drug testing at festivals has revealed that MDMA is still being cut with dangerous adulterants like malaria tablets and cement.

Meanwhile experts say the Class A drug is readily available on the dark web in increasingly higher volumes and strength.

Some pills have been known to contain up to 300mg of MDMA – almost four times the ‘active’ dose.

And researchers say the prohibition of drugs means authorities have no power to make them safer.

Now, an expert at the University of Salford is calling for a strictly regulated, legal market for MDMA products.

A Christmas Hamper Club has been created to help look after ‘families in need’ around Urmston

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Urmston Christmas Hamper Club(L to R): Bob Carter, Stephen Groves, Phil Deakin, Fiona Wright, Lisa Cooke, Carol Cornthwaite-Jones
Urmston Christmas Hamper Club(L to R): Bob Carter, Stephen Groves, Phil Deakin, Fiona Wright, Lisa Cooke, Carol Cornthwaite-Jones

Urmston resident Lisa Cooke, who has been a Governor at both Flixton Girls School and St Antony’s College, has worked collaboratively with Trafford Housing Trust, Urmston Partnership, Iceland, the two schools and local businesses, who have all made monetary donations.

The hampers, worth £20 each, are full of fresh meat and vegetables for a Christmas dinner, plus plenty of treats, and will be split equally between Flixton Girls School and St Antony’s College, adding extra sparkle this Christmas.

A total of 80 Christmas hampers have been created, which will be packed by the team at Iceland located in Eden Square.

Lisa Cooke says: “I think it is really important to consider families at this time of year who might not have the same luxuries as everyone else.  The Christmas Hamper Club has been created as a collaboration and I hope the hampers will relieve some of the pressure on families and give their Christmas that extra sparkle this year.”

The idea for the hampers comes on the back of the Sandwich Club project, which was supported by Trafford Housing Trust, Lisa, the two schools and Iceland, feeding 140 children lunch everyday for the duration of the six-week summer holiday.

Lisa continues: “The Sandwich Club project last summer was hugely successful and very much appreciated by the families.  I wanted to build on that, and on behalf of Flixton Girls School and St Antony’s College, I would personally like to thank everyone involved for supporting the Christmas Hamper Club and for making a real difference this Christmas.”

continue reading at https://news4trafford.co.uk


Burglar who targeted Urmston has been caught and jailed

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Liam Rowe who burgled Urmston Properties caught and jailed
Liam Rowe who burgled Urmston Properties caught and jailed

A man who went on a burglary spree in Urmston  has been jailed.

On Sunday 9 June 2019, police were made aware of several burglaries and attempted burglaries in the Urmston area within 24 hours.

A number of properties were damaged and items including bicycles and tools were stolen.

An offender was caught on CCTV and neighbourhood officers identified him as Liam Rowe of Sussex Road, Partington.

Rowe was arrested and two stolen items were recovered from his home.

Rowe pleaded guilty to eight counts of burglary and on (Friday 6 December 2019), was sentenced at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court

to 1 and a half years in prison.

Sergeant Jon Ezard, of GMP’s Trafford division, said: “This is good news for Urmston – another criminal off the streets.

“I hope this reassures residents that we do not tolerate this type of behaviour and are committed to tackling crime in their area.

“I’d like to thank the neighbourhood officers who used their local knowledge and worked tirelessly in order to identify Rowe on CCTV and bring him to justice”.

continue reading at https://www.messengernewspapers.co.uk/https://www.messengernewspapers.co.uk/news/18085318.man-jailed-burglary-spree-urmston/

Urmston natives came second in poll of where people are most happiest in Trafford

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Urmston Meadows
Urmston Meadows

Altrincham won the rightmove award for happiest place in the North West so we conducted our own poll and revealed something very different here in Trafford.

Altrincham came first in the Rightmove.co.uk poll not just in Trafford but the entire North West for being the happiest place to live, this is a big achievement however Altrincham residents are actually not very happy!

Only 13% of people out of 1000 voted for Altrincham being the happiest place to live.

Here then is our own poll for many areas in Trafford:

Sale came out tops with 63% and wins our poll for being the happiest place to live in Trafford.

Second was Urmston with 50% of the vote and in third place Partington with 25% of the vote.

Outside the top three, Flixton, Old Trafford and Timperley all got 17% and next which would be 7th place was Altrincham who could only manage 13% and last and the most unhappy is Stretford who got zero! continue reading at https://news4trafford.co.uk/https://news4trafford.co.uk/2019/12/06/we-reveal-where-people-are-most-happiest-in-trafford-and-its-not-in-altrincham/

Thomas Carter Opticians on Station Road in Urmston wins McGoff Group’s ‘Light up your windows’ competition

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Thomas Carter Opticians
Thomas Carter Opticians

Christmas has come early for the team at Thomas Carter Opticians on Station Road in Urmston; the optical experts are the lucky winners of the McGoff Group’s ‘Light Up Your Windows’ competition.

Designed to encourage businesses across Urmston to illuminate their windows, the sparkling competition from the company behind the forthcoming Market41 food hall incentivised those with a shop front to light up their windows for the chance to win £500 to treat their hard-working team in the new year.

More than 20 businesses from across Urmston registered to take part, upping the ante with their festive decorations, window dressings and external lighting this year with the aim of impressing the judges to win the cash prize.

Judging was undertaken by group project manager at the McGoff Group Kay Johnson and Urmston’s Wayne Devlin.  Both were hugely impressed with the quality and standard of all entries but felt that Thomas Carter Opticians just pipped the others to the post with its amazing winter wonderland window display that featured lights and baubles created by local school children using recycled materials.

continue reading at https://news4trafford.co.uk/https://news4trafford.co.uk/2019/12/06/urmston-opticians-wins-mcgoff-groups-light-up-your-windows-competition/

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