Yesterday I was delighted to have the opportunity to attend the Walkden Community Christmas Fair, held at Walkden Congregational Church. I’m really pleased to report that it was a fantastic event, with a huge turnout from the local community to sample the many craft stalls and to visit Santa and Snow White. Entertainment was provided from some young musicians from Harrop Fold School who sang absolutely beautifully.
Well done to the four ladies from Walkden Community and their team of volunteers. I know they have worked tirelessly to make sure that the event was a success and I look forward to seeing what they have planned next!
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This week a planning application has been published to build 181 new homes on the site of the former Klyne and Klyne warehouse on Manchester Road. As many residents will be aware, this site has been empty since the cash-and-carry warehouse was burned down in 2006.
The proposal is being made jointly by Countryside Properties (UK) Ltd and Klyne & Klyne (Holdings) Ltd and is for 181 dwellings made up entirely of houses; 5 2-bedroom houses, 120 3-bedroom houses and 56 4-bedroom houses. Access is proposed from Moss Lane – there will be no direct access from Manchester Road.
The application reference is 14/65590/FUL and you can access full details on the Council’s “public access” website.
Myself and my friend and colleague Daniel Hill, who is the Conservative local campaigner in Walkden North ward, are both keen to hear the views of local residents on this development. Please leave a comment or drop me an e-mail at email@example.com.
I’m extremely grateful to the massive 1322 local residents who have kindly taken their time to complete my short online survey on the A580 roadworks and the busway. I’m still keen to hear as many views as possible so if you’d like to complete the survey there’s still time to do so – please click here to complete the survey.
Thanks again to all those who have filled in the survey. Your time is hugely appreciated.
This week’s Advertiser carries an awful story about anti-semitic abuse perpetrated by a small and bigoted minority in Kersal and Broughton.
I know Rabbi Arnold Saunders and he is a kind and decent man who has served those of all faiths and none. Brave and typical of him to speak out against the abhorrent undercurrent of anti-semitism caused by a tiny but vocal minority.
It was a tremendous honour to attend this morning’s Remembrance Sunday service in Walkden, made all the more poignant by the hundred years which have now passed since the start of World War One.
The service was fitting as always and it was fantastic to see so many local residents in attendance, especially at the Cenotaph. My thanks as always to the Walkden Legion Club and to all those at St Paul’s Church who I know work tirelessly every year to make sure that everything goes smoothly.
I was delighted to learn that the planning application for the new school building at Mesne Lea was approved on Thursday at the planning panel.
This will not only provide a fantastic new facility for pupils, staff and also the wider community, but it will also help to ease the current school places crisis caused by years of poor planning by Salford Council.
It is good news that in Walkden the Government have stepped in where the Council have failed, with money from the Department for Education’s Priority School Build Programme to provide extra places and a brand new building at Mesne Lea.