Trafford Council Broadheath By-election

Broadheath By-election Local campaigner Dave Morgan selected to fight Broadheath by-election Following the resignation of Labour Cllr, Louise Dagnall, a by-election has been called in Broadheath Ward, to coincide with the Mayoral election on the 4th of May. Councillor Stephen Anstee said “I’d like to wish Louise a speedy recovery following her recent ill health, […]

Trafford Conservatives confirm SIXTH successive Council Tax FREEZE and record £10.3m income generation in budget 2016/17

Trafford Conservatives, the ruling Group on Trafford Council, have confirmed a sixth successive Council Tax freeze for non-social care services and significant investment in services, as the Council is expected to set its budget for the 2016/17 financial year on Wednesday evening. In order to deliver a balanced budget, savings of £22.6m have been brought […]

Trafford Conservatives campaign for Fairer Funding for Schools

Did you know that Trafford receives on average £318 per pupil per year less than the average for English Councils? In Greater Manchester only Bury and Stockport receive less, £2 and £26 less per pupil respectively, while Manchester receives £856 more. The method to calculate this funding is broken and we are campaigning for a […]

Trafford Conservatives obtain assurances about Wythenshawe Hospital

Trafford Conservatives have obtained assurances from commissioners in relation to ongoing services provided for Trafford residents as a result of the decision yesterday not to designated Wythenshawe Hospital as the lead provider for the fourth single service in Greater Manchester. Commissioners have confirmed to Trafford’s Conservative Leader, Cllr Sean Anstee, and Executive Member for Adults […]

New technology helps pupils put the healthier choice to the top of the menu!

Lunchtime at Schools in Conservative-run Trafford is to become even more exciting for pupils by firmly putting them in control of building their own balanced meal. Trafford Council has developed and invested in innovative software which is currently being rolled out at schools across the borough. The software is set to become an interactive part […]

Children’s Services in Trafford rated joint top in the country – OFSTED

Children’s Services in Trafford have been judged overall as “Good” in an Ofsted report published today. Services for children leaving care and leadership, governance and management received the highest ‘outstanding’ judgement. An inspection was carried out over a four week period by a team of ten inspectors with the publication of the report being delayed […]

Trafford Conservatives welcome discounted Business Rates for small retailers

Trafford Conservatives, as part of their campaign to support local business have welcomed agreement of a motion put to Trafford Council that increases the discount available on business rates to small businesses based on the high street from £1,000 to £1,500. Across Trafford, there are 1369 eligible businesses and to date 73% have completed their […]

Conservative Trafford negotiates Business Rate funding boost with Greater Manchester

Investing in support for local business is a long standing priority for Trafford Conservatives. As a result, Trafford Council is set to benefit from a funding boost of £577k to support local services following agreement obtained from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority to enter into a business rates pool across the city region and Cheshire […]

Trafford Conservatives welcome additional funding for Social Care

Trafford Conservatives have welcomed a windfall of £325,000 to boost increased demands on adult social care as a result of a higher number of people qualifying for support from Trafford Council. Systemic pressures on services continue to rise and the Government has provided the additional funding to enable the Council to respond to demand and […]

Trafford Conservatives act on resident feedback to propose most modern library service in the country

Local Conservatives have unveiled proposals for the future of Trafford’s library services following feedback from over 1,400 residents in November and December last year and global research into innovative new ways of delivering library services. In summary, following resident’s feedback, local Conservatives are proposing: Introducing new Scandinavian style technology at Woodsend and Timperley libraries to […]

New Conservative Stretford and Urmston MP candidate aims to be strong community champion

The new Conservative MP candidate for Stretford and Urmston said she will be a strong champion of local issues and will fight to improve the lives of residents across Trafford. Lisa Cooke was selected to stand by the Stretford and Urmston Conservative Association at a selection meeting on Saturday. The human resource consultant: “I believe […]

Former Labour Council candidate joins Trafford Conservatives

Trafford Conservatives have welcomed Luckson Francis-Augustine, who stood as the Labour candidate for Ashton-upon-Mersey Ward in the 2014 Trafford local election. Luckson, who is a Sale West resident, Joint Convener of the Overseas Indian Cultural Congress UK (OICCUK) and Former President of the Indian Kerala Community Association of Manchester, said he had found the Labour […]