TRAFFORDIssue 114 July/August 2019
Sale Festival Review
PDSA Gives advice on rabbit care
Gardening with kids
Great recipes using Strawberries
Chorlton Co-op funeral home growing support for a community venture.
Martin Lewis on changing energy supplier.
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Letter from the Editor Page 4 Sale Festival started off with the Trafford
Arts Association Showcase, The Canal Boat
Parade and Sale Brass Band
Well what a washout
June was wasn't exactly
flaming was it! There was Page 6 Sale Lions Fair part of Sale Festival was
heavy showers especially enjoyed by those managing to dodge the heavy
at events at Sale Festival. showers and raise some funds for the charity
Hopefully Altrincham stalls.
Festival will fair better Page 8 The Mayors Civic Service was a wonderful
especially has over two occasion with many taking part from uniformed
days so fingers crossed. organisations to 98 year old RAF veteran Frank
As the schools break up Tolley.
and the weather is good a
way to keep the children Page 9 Now that Sale Festival has ended its time
occupied is to get them to look forward to Altrincham Festival which this
year will be spread across two days.
into gardening our feature Page 10 Manchester Day celebrated its tenth
gives a few ideas. anniversary at least three groups from Trafford
If you are growing taking part.
strawberries we have a Page 12 Former Gaumont Cinema in Chorlton now
few ideas to serve up. the Co-op funeral home is up or sale. Hopes are in
Support for turning the can be turned in a fantastic community space.
Co-op funeral home to a Stretford's own Bee Gees first played live here.
community space is Page 14 The PDSA tells us the importance of
growing with an extra making sure rabbits are vaccinated.
meeting on July 4th at
Oswald Rd school.
Page 18 With school out for summer a great was
Martin Lewis talks us to keep the kids occupied is to get them in the
through whether switching gardening TV gardener Chris Beardshaw
your energy supplier is encourages you to let your kids get mucky.
worth it and what green
Page 22 As Wimbledon starts it’s a time to eat
and quaff strawberries. We have a few recipes
To try instead of just serving with cream.
There will be no magazine
in August as I will take a
little summer break so I
will see you in September.
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Councillors MPs and Help lines 29/30
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Sale Festival got of to a great start at the beginning of
June with the Trafford Arts Association Showcase and at
Sale Waterside also the Canal Boat parade.
Trafford Arts Association is an umbrella of all things arty
in Trafford photographic groups, flower arrangers,
singing groups, handbell ringing etc. The Mayor Rob Chiton
and Mayoress Zoe Marshall visited the different groups
before leading the Canal Boat parade with Sale Cruising
Club along the Bridgewater Canal from Dane Rd to
Timperley. Members of the Trafford Arts Association also
joined the boat parade. The afternoon finished with Sale
Brass Band playing on the plaza with the Mayor and
Mayoress in attendance after disembarking from the boat.
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The Lions Fair part of the Sale Festival
managed one of the drier June days
but was still hit by heavy showers.
Nice to see Wythenshawe and Sale
East MP Mike Kane and Mayor Rob
Chilton and Mayoress Zoe Marshall
and Mayoral attendant Tony all putting
on a brolly good show.
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The Sale Festival ended on community organisations
the last day of June with at local councillors
the Mayor Robert Chilton's from all parties.
Civic Service at St Paul's Also taking part were
Sale. Robert is well familiar visiting clergy and
at St Paul's as a member of other faith leaders
the congregation and now across Trafford.
as he enters the ministry After the service the
although he has been was a wonderful
missing for a short while buffet and specially
whilst on placement at St decorated cake.
Martins Ashton on Mersey.
The Mayor invited everyone More photos on
to the service Before the our Facebook
service there was a parade Page.
from Sale town Hall led by .
Sale brass Band. It was
lovely to see The Scouts
and Guides and Air and
Sea cadets taking part and
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Planned stage line up for Saturday 6th
Altrincham Festival will be over two days 11am- Northern Souls
this year as part of its revamped look that 11:50am - Mandy Scarlett
started last year 12:30pm - PARADE Arrive
The parade will leave St Margaret’s road 1:30pm - Jannik Dance
on Saturday 6th at 11am, it will then make 2:10pm- Onyx Dance
its way down the downs, and on to 2:50pm- The Freshies
Stamford New Road, around 11.10. 3:40pm- The Latecomers
The parade will then turn onto the 4:30pm- Ideal Forgery
Stockport Road Flyover, and pass The 5:35pm- Hubster
Old Hall at approximate 11.30.The Hare Sunday 7th July
and Hounds around 11.45 and to arrive in 11am -The Urban Poet – Fred Varden
Timperley Village for noon. 11.20am - June Rendell Dance Academy
The parade will finish at our showground Noon - Bowdon Rugby Male Voice Choir
Beech Fields, Grange Avenue around 12.35pm - Waiting 4 Bob
12.30. 1.15pm - Zumba
The time are for guidance only and are 2pm - Rob King
very approximate and will be subject to 2.40pm - Northern Lights Acoustic Duo
change. 3.30pm - Roxanne and the Bandits
Times are approximate and acts are subject
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The Manchester day parade took
place on June 23rd. Manchester
Day is an annual event that was ten
years old this year celebrates eve-
rything great about the city. It is a
day for everyone to get together
and celebrate all things Mancunian.
This years theme was ten out of ten.
Sadly I was unable to attend this
years parade as l was away but at
least three groups from Trafford
took part 2td Davyhulme
Scout and Guide Band and
Simply Cycling who meet
at Longford Park Stretford
as well as Wythenshawe
Park and Bogart Hole
Clough, also simply singing
who have a group based in
My Thanks to Paul Cooper
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The First place
Bee Gees played
live under threat
A little out of Trafford across the border
into Chorlton but is connected to
Stretford, the Co-op is selling its funeral Above Bee Gees taken around the time
home. It used to be the Savoy and then they first performed at the Gaumont
Gaumont cinema it was whilst it was the
Gaumont that the Bee Gees first
performed live on stage. Further to my with the family they also used to visit The
article on this in the June Magazine l have Stretford Trades and Labour Club on
been talking to people from Chorlton Chester Rd before that was pulled down.
Voice. The general census of opinion is Bee Gee fans have been notified of the
they hope that the building can be turned sale and are hoping that it will not be
in a great community space maybe if it pulled down. Members of the family are
can be bought and brought back to life as also hoping the same and taking a interest
a community project like Stretford Public in the outcome.
Hall. Anyone interested in the future of this
According to the Savills who are Estate building there is a meeting 4th July at
Agents for the Co-op Behind the more Oswald Rd School at 7pm and
recent brick façade, much of the former Co-op cluster meeting.
1920’s cinema hall remains, albeit the on Saturday 20 July 10.30 - 11.30 Co-op
ground floor has been arranged in line Rooms above Hardy Lane Co-op store.
with its current use. Bee Gee fans have
often visited this site as well as where thy
lived on Keppel Road and their school on
Oswald Rd as well as St Matthews in
Stretford where their parents married in
1944 also houses in Stretford associated
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CARING FOR YOUR PET
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Rabbits at Risk: nearly half a million unvaccinated
Many owners do not realise that rabbits,
whether indoor and outdoor are at risk of
some fatal diseases and should receive
According to the latest PDSA Animal
Wellbeing (PAW) Report*, nearly half a
million rabbits (49%) in the UK have not
received their primary vaccination course
when young, and 58% of UK rabbits Vaccinations protect your rabbit from
have not had regular booster Myxomatosis, and Rabbit Haemorrhagic
vaccinations. disease 1 (RHD-1) and 2 (RHD-2).
PDSA vet Olivia Anderson-Nathan said: Myxomatosis and RHD-1 have been
“We would always recommend active in the UK for a long time. RHD-2 is
vaccinating your rabbits. This is because a newer strain of Rabbit Haemorrhagic
many diseases can be spread not only Disease (RHD) which originally was seen
from other animals, but through insects more in Europe, but it has now become
and even your own clothes. Vaccinations common here too. It’s important to get
help them fight off serious diseases that your rabbits protected against both types
could be fatal without this protection. of RHD virus, as well as Myxomatosis.
During Rabbit Awareness Week this Ask your vet which vaccines your rabbit
year, we’re urging rabbit owners to speak needs to be fully protected.
to their vets about vaccinating.” Symptoms can vary and sadly often all of
Young rabbits can usually have their first these diseases can come on so quickly
vaccinations from five weeks old. After that the first symptom is sudden death.
this, they will need regular booster If symptoms of Rabbit Haemorrhagic
vaccinations throughout their lives to Disease are seen, they can include:
keep their immunity up. Speak to your Blood at the nose, mouth or bottom
vet about when your rabbits will need Low energy (lethargy)
theirs. Loss of appetite
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Olivia added: “Prevention is simple – I can’t stress the importance of taking
make sure your rabbits are covered by this information on board. We had the
the right vaccinations as soon as you get two Lionhead rabbits pictured above
them. Vaccines are the most effective Jet and Onyx who were both
way to prevent this tragic disease. If you vaccinated. Whilst I was on holiday
have rabbits that have never been with the children and my other half
vaccinated, take them to the vets to get it was at home before joining us, on the
done as soon as possible. There is no day of his departure Jet and Onyx
current treatment or cure, so most cases were fine in the morning before he left
of RHD-1 or 2 are fatal. Owners need to for work. Sadly when my sister called
act now to ensure their rabbits are on her way home from work to check
protected.” on them and feed them. Jet had died
Rabbit owner Catherine Harding knows by the time she got there and Onyx
the importance of vaccinations, and was breathing badly she took her to
recently took her four-year-old the vets where they put her on oxygen.
Netherland Dwarf, Jaffa, to Stoke PDSA Sadly she died also we still don’t know
for his boosters. She said: “I’ve always what it was that killed them, the vets
kept up to date with my rabbit’s thought blowfly strike at first as its very
vaccinations. For me it’s a simple choice sudden but they didn’t have the signs
– pay for protection or risk losing my and symptom's. It was all very quick
beloved Jaffa to these truly horrible and very distressing especially as
diseases. We started coming to PDSA been away at the time.
after we attended a Rabbit Awareness I urge you if you have
Week event least year, we love visiting rabbits get them
and the staff are absolutely brilliant.” vaccinated.
Vaccine didn't help
PDSA is on a mission to educate the nation Jet and Onyx but
on pet wellbeing and is delighted that could save yours.
funding from players of People’s Postcode Editor Hazel
Lottery is helping the charity to continue
this vital work. For more pet care tips log
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Gardening with kids
By Hannah Stephenson
TV gardener Chris Beardshaw encourages
kids to get mucky in the garden and
explore the nature around them.
The award-winning garden designer and
broadcaster, says the long school summer holidays
are an ideal time to introduce children to the wonders
of the garden and make them more ecologically
"Some things are straightforward such as sowing involved in gardening is on the rise because of an
seeds of short-term crops such as lettuces and rocket increased awareness through schools and everyday
which will be cropping before the end of the summer reading matter which points to the importance of five
holidays, but it's also good to sow things that are -a-day and food sources.
more long term. We've planted apple trees and are "Many more schools are getting involved in using
anticipating our first crop of apples." their external environment as a green classroom. For
Explaining the way in which different flowers attract a relatively modest investment, you get a huge return
different insects is an ideal way to engage children, he in school gardens.
observes. "When I was a child, I was told that it was only
"One of the things which stimulate children is the remedial students who studied horticulture and
way in which the floral elements of the garden attract gardening. How things have changed."
organisms such as bees, butterflies and other insects. Among the most popular gardening jobs among kids
Of course it's great to explain the way in which is composting, he reflects, and it's never too late to
different insects are attracted to different flowers. start your own compost heap.
"Try to get the children to understand that the shape "Children are fascinated by composting, probably
of the flower is largely going to dictate the type of because it involves a little bit of decomposition, muck,
insect that's going to be visiting. Tubular flowers smelly stuff, insects and worms. It's something they
tend to attract insects with long tongues, such as can literally get their fingers in to and allows them to
long-tongued bees, butterflies and moths. start to appreciate the importance of looking after
The flatter flowers from the daisy family, such as soil."
echinacea, are much better for shorter-tongued Others may simply enjoy collecting leaves and
insects such as the honey bee." flowers to make into collages, or building logpiles to
For a bit of fun, you can buy online a listening device attract a variety of insects.
for bats, which are likely to be in the neighbourhood "Let the grass grow a little longer to allow some of
harvesting midges and moths on the wing at night. the clovers, daisies, dandelions and ajugas to come
Many veg, whether root or leaf crops, can be used as through because looking at even the smallest section
a salad crop, he notes. of grass which you've allowed to grow long, you see
"We sowed all of last year's seed which hadn't been all sorts of insects and invertebrates crawling around
previously sown, all mixed together, in one there."
redundant area of the garden and harvested the Don't feel that you have to spend all day and every
leaves - nasturtiums, carrots and bulls blood beet leaf day lecturing the children about nature - or it will
can all be cut and used as a quick salad crop within seem like an extremely long summer break.
four to six weeks. And there's nothing wrong with "The most important thing is to get children outside
letting those crops grow on to harvest young to find their own entertainment," he says.
"Sowing has traditionally been thought of as a spring
activity, but there's no reason why you can't sow all
year round, using the tops of lemonade bottles or
cloches to protect young seedlings."
Beardshaw says the number of children becoming
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Best of the bunch... Things to do this month...
n Pinch out the tips of dahlias to promote
These high-summer n Protect soft fruit from birds by throwing
nets over the bushes or by building a fruit cage.
provide a striking n Plant out hardened-off tender and half-hardy
fuchsias into beds, borders and containers.
element in the border,
bearing erect spikes of n Take cuttings of carnations, fuchsias, herbs
dense, fluffy flower and many shrubs and perennials to root in the
heads that look like
bottle brushes in shades of pink, pale purple and white. n Harvest globe artichokes before they begin
Unusually, the blooms open from the top downwards. The to flower.
plants prefer sun or light shade in moist soil and will live for n Apply a top-dressing of compost to indoor
many years if the soil isn't waterlogged in winter. cucumbers as the roots grow through the
The type you're most likely to find is L. spicata, which grows
to around 90cm (3ft). Use liatris in the middle of the border n As lupins finish flowering, cut the faded
next to purple-flowering plants. Their shape makes a good blooms to prevent them setting seed, so
conserving energy for next year.
contrast to dome-shaped plants such as hardy geraniums or
monarda. n In milder areas, sow late runner beans for
harvesting through to the end of October.
Good varieties include L. spicata 'Alba, with white flowers,
'Floristan Violett', a purple type and 'Goblin', which produces n Sow seeds of swedes to provide a crop from
mauve-pink flowers. After flowering, the plants die down and October through to March.
disappear in winter and re-emerge late, so put a marker on n Continue to stake tall perennials.
their position so you don't accidentally dig them up in spring.
n Cut down the foliage of bulbs naturalised in
grass, at least six weeks after flowering.
Images: Shutterstock.com Good enough to eat... n Plant out cannas and lily bulbs, which were
potted up when the weather was too cold
Watercress outside to plant.
The staple addition to egg n Cut back oriental poppies once they have
mayonnaise sandwiches, watercress finished flowering.
can also spice up a salad or be used to make a subtle soup -
and it's so easy to grow in pots and troughs or a patch of n Tidy up tatty stems and flowers from
ground in the greenhouse or outdoors. It can be sown at hellebores, removing the leaves at ground level
any time of year in pots on a windowsill, or outside in and mulching with organic matter.
containers, although seeds may have to be acquired from
specialist catalogues. Alternatively you can root cuttings 3 ways to...
from bunches bought from the greengrocer, planting the
thick bits you'd normally throw away when you trim it Keep crops weed-free
before eating. Keep it moist on the windowsill and soon you
should see new shoots appearing. The contents of the pot 1. Use a hand fork to weed in between crops
can then be planted into an outdoor tub or into the garden without damaging them. If you do it
and seedlings which will appear once it is well established regularly, it should become less of a
can be transplanted to start new bunches. Watercress needs problem.
to be kept well watered and well fed with fertiliser such as
chicken manure pellets in the summer, to keep the plants 2. Place an organic mulch of straw around
leafy and cut them back regularly so they don't become crops, which suppresses weed growth and
straggly. also looks attractive.
19 3. For large areas, use landscape fabric or
black plastic over the soil to block out light
and plant crops in holes cut through it.
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Recipes to help you make the most of this glorious summer fruit.
Ingredients: A twist on a Strawberry & British
1 tbsp flour for dusting classic quiche, Asparagus Mini Quiches
250g ready roll puff these tiny
pastry individual tarts Method:
1 whisked whole large are ideal for Preheat your oven to 200c and line a
egg, for glazing picnics. baking tray with baking paper.
75g asparagus tips On a floured surface, roll out the puff
150g strawberries, Serves: 6 pastry and cut into 6 equal portions,
washed and halved Preparation time: pressing each into a shallow tart tray.
4 tbsp creme fraiche 10 minutes Prick the pastry all over inside the border,
Cooking time: 35 brush with whisked egg mixture and bake
minutes for 12-15 minutes then remove and push
2 large eggs, plus 1 down the bases inside the borders and set
extra yolk aside.
10 crushed pink In a bowl, mix the creme fraiche, eggs and
peppercorns yolk and the parmesan together, lightly
50g Parmigiano cheese, season, then empty the filling onto the
grated chilled pastry cases. Arrange the
Salt & pepper asparagus tips and the strawberries over
the mixture and using a pastry brush,
cover the exposed pastry borders with the
whisked egg mix and gently brush the
asparagus and strawberries too. Sprinkle
with the crushed peppercorns.
. 6.) Bake for about 20 minutes until the
pastry is golden brown and the filling is
Strawberry, Parma Ham and 100g of parmesan
Parmesan Crostini cheese shavings
1 tbsp of aged
This is a wonderfully quick and aromatic way to 1 tbsp of extra virgin
introduce strawberries into a savoury snack. olive oil
The Parmesan works really well with the A small handful of basil
strawberries and balsamic with the savoury leaves
sourdough being the perfect base. Black pepper to season
Serves: 4 as a snack or 2 as a light lunch. Method:
Preparation time: 5 minutes Firstly, hull and quarter the strawberries and
Cooking time: 5 minutes set aside.
Ingredients: Toast the sourdough bread and then place on
200g of quartered strawberries a serving platter. Arrange the parma ham on
8 slices of sourdough bread top of each slice of bread, top with some
8 slices of thinly cut parma ham strawberries and then sprinkle with the
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Prosecco, 300g strawberries
Campari and 6 sugar cubes (optional)
elderflower 3 shots of elderflower cordial
cocktail 3 shots of Campari
1 bottle of Prosecco
The flavours of summer –
strawberry and elderflower - Method:
add sweetness and colour to Take 6 large champagne flutes
fizzy, dry Prosecco and the and chill in the refrigerator.
slight bitterness of Campari. Hull all the strawberries and
Serve this cocktail in chilled chop and blend half of them.
champagne flutes, with fresh Strain the strawberry puree
strawberries to decorate. into a jug through a sieve, to
Serves: 6 people eliminate the seeds.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
When you are ready to serve can leave the sugar out). Pour
the cocktail place a cube of half a shot of elderflower into
sugar at the bottom of each each glass, followed by half a
glass, (if you prefer your shot of Campari and half a
cocktails less sweet then you shot of strained strawberry
Strawberry Rose Petal and Pistachio Pavlova
Serves: 8 1 tsp white wine vinegar
Preparation time: 25 minutes 1 tsp corn flour
Cooking time: 1 hour, plus 100g crushed pistachios
cooling 475ml double cream
Ingredients: 1 tbsp icing sugar
6 large egg whites 450g Sweet Eve strawberries
250g caster sugar cut in half (keep 3-4 whole
1 tsp rose water extract strawberries aside to garnish)
Method: handful of pale pink rose
Line a baking sheet and pre heat the oven to 180c.
Whisk the egg whites in a large bowl until stiff peaks form, then slowly add the sugar, rose water,
vinegar, corn flour and whisk again until the mix becomes very thick and shiny.
Gently fold in half of the pistachios then carefully spoon the mixture onto the lined baking sheet,
forming a circle and working the mixture outwards to form an edge and leaving a slight dip in the
Drop the oven temperature to 150c and bake for 1 hour, then turn off the oven, leaving the me-
ringue in there to cool. If you have time, make the meringue the night before, and leave it in the
cooling oven overnight. The parchment should pull away easily now and you can place the me-
ringue on a plate.
Whip the cream adding in the icing sugar and spread generously over the cooled meringue.
Scatter the strawberries over the top, arrange the whole strawberries in the centre, sprinkle with
the rest of the pistachios and finally scatter with the rose petals and serve.
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MONEY ADVICE How to save money
and save the planet.
By MARTIN LEWIS
There’s a hidden energy price war on.
Switchers can get the cheapest prices
we’ve seen in 2019. Yet most homes,
11million in fact, have seen prices
hiked, not cut recently. The only way to
be an energy bill winner, not loser, is to 3. It only takes five minutes to find
take action. Fortunately, many of the your cheapest. As your cheapest
cheapest current tariffs offer renewable depends on where you live and how much
energy, meaning switchers can often you use, to find your winner use a
cut bills by over £300 a year, and help comparison site. It only takes five minutes,
the environment too.
just plug your details in to my
Of course, minds aren’t on energy bills as www.moneysavingexpert.com/
we approach the summer, but this is a cheapenergyclub which also gives extra
crucial time in the cycle. Here’s five key cashback if it can switch you, and by
default includes the whole market’s tariffs.
Alternatively www.Ofgem.gov.uk has a list
1. The price war is only for of approved sites. However do remember
some of these will automatically hide
switchers. Over recent months, the those that don’t pay them.
wholesale price for energy (what the gas
and electricity firms themselves pay for it) 4. Don’t just go for the cheapest
has plummeted. On the back of that many
providers have put out much cheaper provider. This may seem a bit
deals to try and get customers to switch to contradictory as I’m saying everyone
them. In fact since January for someone should switch, but generally the cheapest
on typical use, the price of the market’s providers are new firms you won’t have
cheapest deal has dropped by over £100/ heard of with possibly little financial
yr so it’s now well under £900. backing (hence 9 going bust within the last
year). So for ease and safety, it’s best to
2. Most people are on the price cap scroll down a little to find more reliability
and still make huge savings. Often you
that has gone up. In April, the price cap can find good customer service firms for
for 11m people on standard tariffs jumped only a percent or two more money,
by an average 10%, a rise of £100 a year meaning you still save large, but can
for those with typical usage meaning they breathe a little easier.
now pay £1,254/year, and it will remain
unmoved until October. 24 Trafford Community News
Less changes than you think when you simply 'offset' the effect of 'dirty' gas by
switch. It’s the same gas, same paying to plant more trees, which is
electricity, same pipes, same safety, only intended to have the same positive effect
the customer service and the price as your usage has a negative effect.
changes. Most comparisons allow you to simply
Go green too… select only Green tariffs, so you can see a
The world is changing. Single-use plastics range of them. Bigger names that have
are now often unacceptable, 16-year-old good customer service records and some
Greta Thunberg spoke to Parliament, green tariffs include Octopus (100%
Extinction Rebellion's cause (if not renewable electricity) and Bulb (100%
method) was widely supported and for the renewable electricity, 100% green gas –
first time since 1882, the UK went a whole 10% renewable, 90% offset) and both can
week without generating electricity from typically save people over £250/year.
In the past opting for renewable energy Or if you want to stick with a big 6 firm –
tariffs was often at a premium, but things British Gas’ Energy Plus Protection Green
have changed. Many of the best mid-sized May 2020 tariff has a fixed rate till May
energy firms have been around for a 2020 and on typical usage costs £967/
while, and have some cheap green tariffs year - a no-brainer if you're loyal to British
as a way to bring in new sections of the Gas or prefer a big name. But it's only
market. So one company may have many available via comparison sites (like the
different tariffs that vary in ‘greenness’. ones above) - you can't call British Gas
Even if you do go green, the gas and and ask for it.
electricity coming into your house won’t It has 100% green electricity and 100%
be, as that comes from the nationwide offset gas, and most also get 12 months'
network that’s fed from multiple sources. 'free' central heating, plumbing, drains and
So what do the green options really home electrical cover, but do note: the
mean? insurance auto-renews after a year, even
if you switch energy (though you can
cancel it any time).
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your energy won't all be green, your
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Like with electricity above, your gas won't
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What's On Community Pages
6/7th Altrincham Festival 26th August Bank Holiday
15th Society for Abandoned
Animals Volunteers Open Evening
7-9pm The Bridge Pub Dane Rd
21st Summer Fair 12– 4pm
Society for Abandoned Animals
Mosley Acre Farm, Barfoot
Bridge, Stretford, M32 9UP
Sun Rise Sun Set
July 1st 4.54am 9.35pm
Aug 1st 5.31am 9.02pm
Moon Phases 2nd July
New Moon 9th July
First Quarter 16th July
Full Moon 25th July
Last Quarter 1st Aug
New Moon 7th Aug
First Quarter 15th Aug
Full Moon 23rd Aug
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Clubs and Societies Community News
Townswomen’s Guild 7-30pm 4th Monday in month German Church. Park Rd/Barton Rd ,Stretford
Gorse Hill residents website includes local news and updates from Gorse Hill Community Action Group,
Gorse Hill FC www.gorsehill4u.co.uk
Friends of Longford Park for the latest news & what's on www.friendsoflongfordpark.org.uk
Friends of Victoria Park, Stretford www.fovps.org.uk
Stretford Probus Club for retired men, speakers on a wide range of subjects. New members welcome!
Monday 10am meetings at St. Ann's club Chester Road, Call Robin on 748 3034
Urmston Choral Society, meets each Wednesday at 7.30. Greenfield Church, Urmston
Local History Society 3rd Thursday in month St Matthews Church Hall 7-30pm
K2tog meet on the first and third Wednesday of the month at 26 Wardle Close, 2pm - 3.30pmfor knitting,
craft or social. New members welcome
Flixton Brass Band, graded first section meet every Monday and Thursday 8.00pm - 10.00pm.
Davyhulme Camera Club meet every Wednesday evening at Flixton House, Flixton 7.30pm to 10.00pm.
HATS Theatre Group Rehearsals St Hugh of Lincoln Church Hall, Glastonbury Road Stretford, Thursday
evening at 7.30pm.
Altrincham and Bowdon Civic Society meet on varying dates at 2 pm at Altrincham Town Hall to discuss
matters relating of Altrincham and Bowdon. Tel 962 7108 for info
Sale Brass Band's Age 8 to 80 Monday 6.15-7.15pm at Sale Sports Club, Clarendon Crescent, Sale M33
Trafford Deaf Community Network meet every first and third Thursdays of the month 7-11pm at Sale
Excelsior Club, corner of Chapel Road and Symons Road, Sale M33 7FJ New members welcome
firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile text to 07796 615 034
Out and about for Pensioners 3rd Wednesday in the month meet from St John the Devine Brooklands Rd
Trafford Stroke Support Group Tuesday Weekly 10am - 12pm The Avenue Methodist Church, Wincham
Road Sale Mrs M Siddall 283 1989
Sweet Rhythm Swing Band meets every Friday from 7pm to 10pm in Urmston. www.sweetrhythm.org.uk
Altrincham and District Natural History Society meets two Tuesday evenings per month for walks in
summer and talks in winter. www.altnats.org.uk or contact email@example.com or 0161 865 0118.
G Scale society 3rd Saturday in month 10am-2pm St. Albans Church hall Broadheath B Davis 748 7029
Urmston Musical Theatre, Monday and Wednesday evenings, Urmston Cricket Club, Moorside Rd.
Urmston Chess Club 7.30pm on Tuesday night at Flixton Con Club, 193 Flixton Rd, Flixton,
Sailfin Swimming Club for People with Disabilities S2ale8LeisureTCernatrfefoSurnddayC10o-3m0amm unity News
Altrincham Davyhulme East
Geraldine Coggins 07966 298513 Linda Blackburn 0161 748 6659 Priory
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Jane Baugh 0161 912 2644
Daniel Jerrome 07805 958548 Jayne Dillon 07966298508 firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Barry Brotherton 0161 912 2637
Michael Welton @trafford.gov.uk Barry Winstanley 07982 252644 email@example.com
firstname.lastname@example.org Andrew Western 07896774011
Ashton on Mersey Davyhulme West Sale Moor
Ben Hartley 07971 344499 Karina Carter 07971 344512 Joanne Bennett 0161 962 7809
email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
John Lamb 0161 928 3664 Brian Shaw 0161 747 6310 Mike Freeman 07794 092377
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Rigby MBE 0161 912 2633 Graham Whitham 07970829467 Elizabeth Patel 07970 824545
email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Bowdon Flixton St Marys
Sean Anstee07791 551334 Paul Lally 0161 747 0291 Daniel Bunting 0161905 2786
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Claire Churchill 07971 344509 Shirley Proctor 07971 344501 Rob Chilton 0161 905 2507
claire,email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Karen M Barclay 0161 980 3462 Simon Thomas 07966298529 John Holden 0161 0162 962 1849
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Broadheath Gorse Hill Ward Stretford Ward
Serena Carr 07971 362259 David Acton 0161 749 9823 Steve Adshead 0161 912 5218
email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Denise Western 07794 080240 Laurence Walsh 0161 912 5208 Tom Ross 07900267339
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy Whyte 07891 014487 Mike Cordingley 0161 865 9228 Jane Slater 0161 283 3321
amywhyte @trafford.gov.uk email@example.com
Jane E Brophy 0161 962 6494
Brooklands Hale Barns firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Boyes 0161 962 2616 Dylan Butt 0161928 8813 Nathan Evans 07843368041
email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Steven Longden 07443 003721 Dave Morgan 07971 344497 Meena Minnis 07971 362257
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Rose Thompson 07971 344510 Patrick Myers 0161 9298389 Urmston
email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Joanne Harding 0161 7550619
Bucklow St Martins email@example.com
Adele New 07966298528 Hale Central Catherin Hynes 07794 092351
firstname.lastname@example.org Denise Haddad 07773 181 1253 email@example.com
Aidan Williams 0161 865 8180 denise.haddad @trafford.gov.uk Kevin A Procter 0161 748 8460
firstname.lastname@example.org Alan Mitchell 0161 928 9220 email@example.com
James A Wright 07773181258 firstname.lastname@example.org Village
email@example.com Patricia Young 0161 928 0207 Ray Bowker MBE 0161 912 3936
Clifford Ward firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Akilah Akinola 07971 344504 Longford Ward Thomas Carey 07970 829735
firstname.lastname@example.org Anne Duffield 0161 864 3873 email@example.com
Whit Stennett MBE 0161 912 3938 firstname.lastname@example.org Julian Newgrosh 07971 362260
email@example.com David Jarman 0161 866 8289 julian.newgrosh @trafford.gov.uk
Sophie Taylor 07900 257 340 firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com Judith Lloyd 0161 865 8946
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MP’s Help lCionmemsunity Pages
Kate Green MP Hospitals
Stretford and Urmston, holds a Trafford General Hospital
number of advice surgeries each 0161 748 4022
month. by appointment only. Altrincham Hospital
To book an appointment call the 0161 928 6111
Stretford and Urmston
Constituency office on Police
0161 749 9120.
Alternatively you can fax on 0161 Police Non Emergency 101
749 9121 or e-mail (0161 872 5050 still in operation)
Stretford Neighbourhood Policing Team
Graham Brady MP 0161 856 7655
Altrincham and Sale West holds Crime Stoppers 0800 555 111
a number of surgeries each Anti Social behaviour Helpline
month by appointment only. 0161 912 1111
To book an appointment please
call the constituency office on Councillors Surgeries
0161 904 8828 Councillor Cordingley holds a monthly
Website: Grahambradymp.co.uk surgery every month at Lostock Library.
(First Saturday of the month, 10-10:30am).
Mike Kane MP Councillor Walsh holds a monthly surgery at
Gorse Hill Primary School
Wythenshawe and Sale East (Last Friday of month 5pm to 6pm)
Flixton surgery every Friday 6-7pm
Trafford Town Hall 146 Flixton Road, Urmston.
Tel 0161 912 2000 Cllr Laura Evans Village 2nd & 4th Saturday
www.trafford.gov.uk 10am Timperley Library Except Bank Hols &
August. First Friday of the month Broomwood
Trafford Youth Cabinet centre 11 am till noon.
www.cyps.org.uk/youth- Cll Alex Williams Altrincham by appointment
cabinet/ Cll Rob Chilton 1st Saturday of every month -
Or find them on Facebook 3.30 pm - Sale West Community Centre,
3rd Saturday of every month - 3.30 pm -
Coppice Library, Coppice Avenue
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Churches and places of worship
St Matthews C of E Chapel Ln/Chester Rd
Sunday 8am Holy Communion 10am Holy Communion 3rd Sunday All Age Tue Ecumenical Prayers 10am
Wed Holy Communion 10am (said) Coffee Morning Sat 10-30 –12pm
Contact 0161 865 2535 www.stretfordstmatthews.com
Methodist Churches in the Stretford & Urmston Methodist Circuit. Contact 0161 755 3357
Gorse Hill Methodist Chester Rd Service Sun 11am
Sevenways Methodist Barton Rd / Derbyshire Ln Service Sun 10-45am Coffee Morning 1st Sat in month.
Brook Rd Methodist Brook Rd Flixton Service Sun 10-45am
Cornerstone Methodist, Hayeswater Rd Davyhulme Service Sun 10-45am Cafe Sat 10am-12noon
St Ann's RC Chester Rd Sunday Masses 9-30am 11-30am 6-30pm
Contact Fr Ged Fr Pat Greasley 0161 865 2079
St Anthony's Church Centre 3rd Avenue Trafford Park Contact 848 9173
St Hilda's Kings Rd/ Warwick Rd South Sunday Service's 10-30am
Daily Prayer 9-15am Coffee Shop & Drop In Thurs 10-12-30pm
Contact Ross Malkin 0161 865 1802
Manchester German Church. Park Rd/Barton Rd 1 11am & 3rd Sundays 4pm Contact 0161 865 1335
All Saints C of E Barton Road Lostock Sun services 8 am 10am Holy Communion,
Tue 9-30am Ecumenical Prayers, Wed 9-45 Holy Communion alternate weeks prayer and praise.
Contact via website www.allsaintsstretford.org.uk
Trafford Christian Life Centre, 107 Barton Road Sunday Celebration and Kidszone 10-30am Contact 718 5248
Gospel Hall Stretford 10 Derbyshire Lane Sunday 6-30pm Gospel Meeting Tue 8pm Bible Study Contact 748 6036
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Davyhulme Rd/Chester Rd Sun 10am
Unitarian Free Church Queens Road, Urmston Sun 10am all ages
Contact Rev Danny Crosby 928 9913
The Avenue Methodist Church & The Living Well Centre, Wincham Road, Sale.
Sunday Worship 10.45am; Holy Communion (2nd Sunday) 9.00am. Breakfast Church (1st & 3rd Sundays )
Activities and Events for all ages: Living Well Centre – Everyday. Stockdales Café: Open every Wednesday 10am-
1.30pm, Lunch 12 noon
Contact: 0161 973 1832. www.avenuemethodistsale.org.uk
St John the Devine C of E Brooklands Rd Timperley. Sunday 8.30am Holy Communion 10.30am Parish Eucharist
(2nd Sunday Parade Service) 6.30pm Evensong Brick a brac and Coffee every Thursday 10am –12pm
St Paul C of E Springfield Rd Sale
Sunday 10 am Parish communion third Sunday All Age service Sunday 9 30am Storytime church a20 minute
service for preschool children and their carers 6pm Evensong There are also several church groups
Contact is E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org tel; 01619731042
St Mary the Virgin, C of E Davyhulme Sunday - 9am, Eucharist, 10.30am, Parish Eucharist with Children's church
Wednesday 10am - Eucharist
Flixton Fellowship Church Acre Hall Primary School, Irlam Road, Flixton, M41 6NA Sunday 10am
Contact: 0161 747 5944.
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Youth Groups Community Pages
23rd Stretford St Matthews/Victoria Mon 6.30-8pm Cub Scouts, Tue 6-7pm Beavers,
Thur 7-9pm Scouts Scout Hut Victoria Park Contact
Quest Scout Group /17th Stretford Lostock Barton Rd, Lostock
Wed 6-7pm Beavers, Wed 7-30—9-30pm Explorer's
Thur 7—8-30pm Cubs, Fri 7-15—915pm Scouts
1st Gorse Hill 2nd Stretford Scout Group The Lodge Beresford Rd, Gorse Hill
Tues Scouts 6:.45-9pm, Wed Beavers 6.30-7.30pm, Thurs Cubs 7-8:30pm
To join contact Jane McGrath email@example.com
25th Stretford (Firswood) Beavers and Cubs and Scouts
Contact Roy Fordham for details 881 3661
3rd Davyhulme Scout Group Off Lostock Rd, Davyhulme
Contact Jim Field 0161 291 0473 www.3dscouts.ik.com
All Saints Barton Rd Girl Guides Contact Stella Green 0161 748 4727
Rainbows age 5-7yrs 5-6pm, Brownies 7-10yrs 6-7.30pm, Guides 10-14yrs 7.30-9pm
St Matthew’s Brownie Guides Contact Mrs Wellington 0161 972 0911
Guides Laura Wellington 0797497485
8th Trafford Boys’ Brigade Hayeswater Rd Methodist Church
Thurs 6.30-9.30pmAges 5 to 18 welcome Contact Michael Guy 07729882201
3rd Trafford Boys Brigade Sevenways Church contact Brian Taylor 748-8493
1st Stretford Girls’ Brigade Gorse Hill Methodist Church
Wed 6.30-8pm Girls 5-18 Carol Conaghan, 718-3221
Stretford Gospel Hall 10 Derbyshire Lane Wednesday 6-30pm
Children and Young Teenagers Activity Night
Trafford Christian Life Centre Barton Rd, Youth Call
Thurs 10-14yrs 7pm –8-30 14 plus 8-9-30pm
St Hilda's Church Kings Rd
Fridays 7.30-9pm The Edge, Wed After school drop-in 2.30-5.30pm Games, Pool Air Hockey etc
Food available, Chill-Out Relax 11-16s
Frantic, 7-11 year olds Woodsend Scout Hut, Woodsend Crescent Road, Urmston, M41 8AD
Saturdays at 6.45-8.15pm. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org www.flixtonfrantic.org
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Coffee Break Solutions June
Crossword Sudoku solution
6 Default; 1 Decry;
7 Manor; 2 Fasten;
9 Froth; 3 Sly;
10 Collect; 4 Mallet;
12 Involuntary; 5 Concert;
14 Materialise; 8 Soluble;
18 Courage; 11 Foliage;
19 Quill; 13 Savoury;
21 Prick; 15 Enrich;
22 Journey. 16 Squirm;
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