Trafford Council is in the process of preparing three applications for almost £50 million from the government's Levelling Up Fund.

The fund was announced in 2020, with an initial round of more than 100 bids approved in autumn of last year.

Trafford Council was not involved in the initial round due to time constraints, but another round is open to applications until July 6.

Its three bids affect all of the borough, but with particular attention to Partington and Sale, and come to a total of up to £46 million.


The first of these is 'Connecting Culture', which aims to link together cultural assets in Trafford like arts centres, libraries and parks.

This £10 million bid involves improvements to Sale Library and Sale Waterside and the restoration of Watling Gate in Timperley into a space for archives and exhibitions.

It also involves improvements to a number of parks and cemeteries and the addition of interpretation boards to create a heritage trail.


The second is 'Partington Regeneration', which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of the town's residents.

This bid is for up to £16 million, and it intends to renovate Partington Sports Village and resurface its existing all-weather pitch, as well as adding a new all-weather pitch.

It also intends to renovate the Cross Lane changing rooms and the old Partington Youth Centre on Moss Lane.


The third is 'Transforming Sale Town Centre', which aims to improve active travel and public spaces at the heart of the town.

This bid is for up to £20 million, and it intends to target Ashfield Road, Hayfield Street, Hereford Street, Northenden Road, School Road, Sibson Road, Springfield Road, Town Hall Junction and Waterside Plaza.

There is also a chance to link these improvements to work on Sale Leisure Centre, Sale Magistrates' Court and Stanley Square.

The council's executive is set to discuss the three bids at a meeting on Monday, June 20.