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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Conservative Trafford’s Be Responsible launches a new pilot scheme in Old Trafford

  The Council’s highly successful ‘Be Responsible’ campaign takes another major step forward this week in promoting the “Love Where You Live” message. The M16 area of Old Trafford has been selected because it has regularly been a hot spot for litter and fly tipping and to kick start the pilot the streets and alley […]

Conservative-run Trafford Council Makes It a double Win At Innovation Awards

Conservative-run Trafford Council has scooped two top awards at a prestigious ceremony that recognises excellence in innovation. iNetwork and the Local eGovernment Standards Body presented one of the awards to the Greater Manchester Data Synchronisation Programme (GMDSP) for its ground breaking initiative to standardise the way that data is released across multiple public sector organisations. […]

Business Rates high on the agenda for Trafford Council Leader, Sean Anstee.

The Conservative Leader of Trafford Council, Sean Anstee, has joined the call for long term and sustainable reform of the business rates system, highlighting the present arrangements could be improved to further incentivise growth and support local business. Councillor Anstee recently met with colleagues from across local Government and business groups in London at a […]

Trafford remains in safe hands as Conservatives retain control

Trafford Conservatives have retained control of Trafford Council, following last week’s local elections.