Write upon a star

11:11am Friday 12th December 2008

Trafford Council has put together a three year plan, with the help of organisations and businesses working in Trafford's town centres, to give them a boost and ensure they continue to attract shoppers, visitors and investment. And local people and businesses are being invited to comment on the Town Centres Plan to give their views on their priorities.

Putting people first

11:47am Wednesday 3rd December 2008

More than 100 service users, carers and local people turned up for Trafford’s Putting People First launch. Putting People First, a national development, is aimed at changing social care to give people more control and choice in how their care is provided.

Put your club online

9:19am Thursday 9th October 2008

Everything from your local knitting club to charities, childcare nurseries to yoga classes in Trafford can now be found at a click of a button. A new online database listing hundreds of community groups has been launched at www.trafford.gov.uk/communitygroups. Local groups can raise their profile and reach a wider audience by promoting their presence on the internet, through Trafford Council's new online community database. As well as providing key information about the group such as meeting times, venues and contact details the facility can be used to recruit volunteers, available 24 hours a day from any location with access to the internet. Visit www.trafford.gov.uk/communitygroups if you want to add your organisation to the database. If you don't have your own internet you can access it for free at any Trafford library. Just ask a member of staff for details.

You support recycling

3:47pm Thursday 2nd October 2008

You will all be aware of the new kerbside recycling and waste service that’s rolling out across Trafford and early results are showing that local people are championing it. In one week, over 50 tonnes of paper and card - the weight of around nine elephants - was collected from 7,000 properties in Partington, Flixton and Urmston. That’s a massive increase from the 12 tonnes of paper collected during the last week of the old service from those same properties. For more information about the new service, visit www.trafford.gov.uk/recycling With nights getting colder people will be getting their electric blankets out of the cupboard. Trading standards are offering free electric blanket testing for all Trafford residents this Friday (3 October) at St Matthew’s Church Hall, Stretford.

Congratulations to A grade students

5:56pm Monday 18th August 2008

Firstly, congratulations go to all the outstanding A level results Trafford students have gained this year. These follow previous year’s results which, on the points scores of pupil performance, have seen Trafford as the top ranking authority nationally.

Your cans can help

6:28pm Monday 11th August 2008

Did you know that everyone who recycles aluminium drinks cans and foil in Trafford is helping grow fruit trees in Malawi? In the past year we have all contributed to growing 113 grafted orange trees for families in rural Malawi, and the more we recycle, the more fruit trees will be grown. The tree nurseries are run by local garden clubs and schools, which have been growing guava and pawpaw as well as the local lemon rootstock used for grafting the improved fruit species - a new introduction to the area.

Give children the best start in life

12:41pm Friday 25th July 2008

Giving our children the best start in life is extremely important which is why Trafford Council is encouraging parents to find out more about the borough’s children’s centres.

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