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  2. A series of eight short films celebrating Salford’s abundance of beautiful green spaces has been produced to inspire people to get out and about in the borough this autumn. The #GreenSalford films are a celebration of the significant investment in green space, led by Salford City Council, in recent years helping to improve the natural environment and make it more accessible. The council’s focus on protecting and improving green locations acknowledges the importance of access to open spaces in making cities more enjoyable places to live and more sustainable. Quality of life and access
  3. Plans for one of Salford’s major roads are now open for a three-week consultation. Salford City Council is proposing new cycling and pedestrian improvements to Oldfield Road, which runs from Ordsall, across Regent Road and up to Chapel Street. The scheme would include a cycle lane all the way from Chapel Street to Regent Road, separate from traffic and a CYCLOPS junction at the junction of Liverpool Street and Middlewood Street which keeps pedestrians and cyclists separate from traffic and gives them a signal controlled route through the junction. Other crossings would be improv
  4. A rather sad and cautionary tale from the pages of the Salford City Reporter from October 1920 which gives an insight into the way that habitual drunkards were treated at the time and how times have changed. Violet Whittle a 40 year old woman of no fixed abode appeared at Salford Magistrates Court, charged with being drunk and disorderly on Chapel Street, Salford the night before. It would appear that Violet was no stranger to the court and was "fond" of a drink as they say. Superintendent Clarke told the Magistrate that Violet was last before the court on September 16th (less
  5. Salford residents are being asked to ‘make a sacrifice’ and commemorate Remembrance Sunday at home this year because of COVID-19. The Ceremonial Mayor of Salford, Councillor Charlie McIntyre, said this year’s remembrance would be different but no less dignified or heartfelt. Salford City Council is also displaying memorial banners and a giant poppy on the Civic Centre and has posted ideas on its website under the banner Remember at Home for ways to pay tribute during the day. Please see www.salford.gov.uk/rememberathome Subject to any changes in government coronavirus gu
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  7. GMP has revealed that a man has been charged following the death of a 49-year-old man in Salford. Shortly after 9pm on Saturday 26 September 2020, police were called to reports of an assault at a property on Leicester Road in Salford. Police believe that the two men were involved in an altercation which sadly resulted in one of the men being seriously injured. Emergency services attended and 49-year-old Lee Warren Oates was taken to hospital with serious head injuries. Unfortunately the man has since sadly died in hospital on Friday 2 October 2020. His alleged attacker
  8. The Height and Bolton Road areas of Salford were subjected to a fortnight's rampage of burglary, arson and theft which only ended when two youths aged 15 and 16 appeared at Salford Magistrates Court in October 1920 and the full story unfolded. Mrs Lewthtwaite owned a supper bar on Broad Street, Salford and on the previous Thursday evening at 10pm, she was in the kitchen of her house, when she heard a loud bang and glass breaking, she saw Cecil Wilkinson drop into her yard. Her son ran out and apprehended him, only to be told that he was looking for his ball, he then saw another boy n
  9. Salford community groups have pulled together to help local families have a safe and happy half term, Halloween, Bonfire Night and Diwali. With new Tier 3 restrictions on households mixing to combat rising coronavirus infection rates and the cancellation of organised firework displays, Salford City Council has created a ‘Celebrate Safely’ section on its website at www.salfordgov.uk/celebratesafely . It features videos ranging from how to make salt dough, hold a poetry race or make a shadow puppet to gruesome Halloween recipes and even tips on how to make sure wildlife benefits from y
  10. Earlier in the week a majority of Conservative MP's voted to reject measures which would have seen help offered to struggling families over the school holiday period. Salford has one of the highest rates of child poverty in the country due to having suffered some of the harshest cuts in living memory and with the pandemic seemingly growing by the day, thousands of people across the city are waking to the prospects that they may be pushed closer to the poverty line. It is a stark truth that families across Salford face a bleak future ahead and as usual those affected the most are thos
  11. GMP's dedicated operation to tackle serious and organised crime in Salford has launched the first in a series of action days to continue the disruption of criminal activity across the district. Officers from GMP's Salford division will be undertaking regular action in the coming weeks as part of Operation Naseby's disruption hub - formed in April earlier this year to reduce the activity of local organised crime groups. Today (Wednesday 22 October 2020), a dedicated team are searching Buile Hill Park for any firearms and other dangerous weapons that may be present in the area and need
  12. Another story of love and romance from the pages of the Eccles and Patricroft Journal, October 1920, when love breaks down... John Henry Robinson who lived at Barlow Street, Patricroft appeared at Eccles Magistrates Court, charged with assaulting May Jackson in her home at Blears Buildings, Eccles and smashing crockery belonging to her mother, Margaret Jackson. Margaret Jackson told the Magistrate that Mr Robinson had been "walking out" with her daughter until three months ago and on the night of September 27th he called at the house to see, May. She went to bed but was woken by
  13. Salford City Council has appointed a new chief executive after the up to £164,108 per year position was advertised early last month to replace Jim Taylor who will retire from the job after almost 40-years at the council at the end of January 2021. Tom Stannard, the current Corporate Director for Regeneration and Economic Growth at Wakefield Council, will take on the role from 1st February 2021 under the elected City Mayor, Paul Dennett. Tom joined Wakefield City Council in 2018 and has responsibility for a wide range of the Council’s regeneration, economy and place services. He has b
  14. Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace the family of a woman from Salford. Jean Turner, aged 90, sadly passed away at The Broughton Care Home in Salford on Monday 19 October 2020. There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding her death. If anyone has any information about Jean’s next of kin they should contact the Bolton police coroner’s office on 0161 856 4687.
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  16. A 50-year-old male cyclist was injured during a collision with a vehicle around Salford Crescent this afternoon. The accident happened at around 1:45pm and the westbound carriageway was temporarily closed with traffic delays and restrictions, however, these have now cleared. Paramedics attended the scene and treated the man for approximately 45 minutes before they were able to transport him to hospital. His condition is currently unknown.
  17. A daredevil grandma in her late 60s leapt from a plane at 15,000ft to raise money for Broughton House Veteran Care Village in Salford. Retired nursing sister Brenda Cogswell, 67, from Eccles, Greater Manchester, was making her fourth tandem skydive when she took part in the event at the Black Knights Parachute Centre in Lancaster along with her sister and teenage granddaughter. Brenda made her first jump when she was 50 – a birthday present from husband Alan, a retired education welfare officer. Her sister Jackie Bevan, 54, who is also a grandma, and granddaughter Ally Cogswell,
  18. Two puffin crossings in Salford have been given a new lick of paint to celebrate Pride in the city. The crossings on The Crescent, outside The University of Salford have been painted in rainbow colours after a request from local resident Kevin De Vulder Councillor Sharmina August picked up the request from Kevin, and the markings, including the safe closure of the roads, was arranged by the council’s highways team. Kevin said: Councillor Sharmina August, Executive Support Member for Equalities, Communities and Social Impact at Salford City Council. said: Salfor
  19. A wanted man was found and has been charged following a stabbing in Eccles at the start of October. Robert Wolfe (13/11/1988) has been charged with section 18 assault, attempted section 18 assault and possession of an offensive weapon. He has been remanded in custody and will appear before Manchester & Salford Magistrates' Court on Thursday 12 November 2020. At around 6.40pm on Thursday 1 October 2020, police were called to reports of a stabbing on Church Street. A 26-year-old man was taken to hospital with injuries which are sadly life changing and required multiple su
  20. Rev Dick Hatch was a gem, I knew him growing up, I was an alter boy at his church, he put so much into the community and was a beacon for the church, ahead of his time! RIP Dick Hatch
  21. This story from the pages of The Salford City Reporter, October 1920 tells the story of a Salford man whose actions were truly heart-breaking and you have to find pity for him. On a Tuesday evening on the North Pier, Blackpool, a man named as William ***** residing in the Broughton area of Salford, (I haven't given his full name and address for personal reasons) approached a pier attendant and told him the following. "I have dropped my five week old baby son, into the sea" A quick look into the empty baby pram confirmed that, what he had said, was true. Eye witnesses say t
  22. Thirteen Salford keyworkers have joined together in a plea to the public to fight flu this winter. The group, which include health workers, council staff, teachers, a tram driver and a volunteer, were typical of those praised by the public for keeping the city moving and supporting vulnerable people during lockdown earlier this year. Now they are calling on the public to do their bit by getting vaccinated against flu so the NHS and social care are not fighting two major illnesses this winter. The campaign has been launched by Salford City Council, Salford NHS Clinical Commissioning G
  23. United Utilities proposals to place a storm tank on an area of land at the Three Sisters nature reserve have been turned down by a city planning panel yesterday (15th October). Representatives from the Ellesmere Park Residents Association made an impassioned plea to save the beloved site of biological importance and diversity, stating the devastating impact the work would have on local wildlife and fauna. They were backed by local councillors Sharmina August and Mike McCusker alongside Salford and Eccles MP Rebecca Long-Bailey who gave strong arguments in objection to the application
  24. Eight parks and cemeteries in Salford are now officially among the best in the country. Agecroft Cemetery has been awarded Green Flag status, joining Blackleach Country Park, Boothsbank Park, Clifton Country Park, Peel Park (Salford), Victoria Park, Winton Park and Peel Green Cemetery, which have kept their Green Flag status for another year. The national award is given to the top parks, cemeteries, community gardens and other green spaces in the country and the Salford eight are among more than 2,000 around the country to receive or retain the award this year. Judges rate the a
  25. I loved this story which was in the October edition of the Eccles and Patricroft Journal in 1970 and talk about gripping the reader by the throat with the first line, have a read of this, word for word. "Soccer hooligans, skinheads, hippies, yippies, Hells Angels - the headline hoggers of today. "Youths with a vengeance and a vandal breeding boredom, quite incomprehensible to their forefathers with the abundance of recreational facilities available. "Gangs sharing the view that violence and theft are OK, offloading their consciences onto friends by collective action, Nomadic gro
  26. Salford City Council is proposing to introduce landlord licensing for shared homes, where three or four tenants live. The move comes after inspections over the last 12 months of smaller homes in multiple occupation (HMOs) showed issues with fire safety, damp and heating along with problems over storing and disposing of domestic waste leading to complaints from neighbours. Ninety two percent of the three and four person HMO homes inspected showed problems ranging from missing to inadequate fire alarm systems despite it being a legal requirement, missing or damaged fire doors, inadequa
  27. Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace family of man from the Cheetham Hill area of Manchester. Ian Howarth, aged 61, passed away at his home on Kirkwood Drive on Wednesday 14 October 2020. There are believed to be no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death. Anyone with information about Ian's next of kin should contact the Police Coroner’s Office in Manchester on 0161 856 2334.
  28. Plans to make cycling safer in Broughton are now open for everyone to have their say. Salford City Council has launched a four-week consultation today (Wednesday October 14) on proposals which could see road junctions redesigned and new crossings installed along the Broughton cycleway which runs along the Great Clowes Street and Blackfriars Road. Public feedback is vital in helping the council put together a full business case to secure funding from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority to carry out the scheme. Councillor Jim Cammell, who leads on cycling for Salford City Co
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