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Trafford Community News June 2019

Trafford Community News June 2019

TRAFFORDIssue 113 June 2019

COMMUNITY NEWS

Local Government and Euro Elections Results
Party On The Pitch The Osmond's Rock Urmston
Trafford Bereavement Services Open Day
Bee Gees First Live Venue Under Threat Of Demolition
Pets and Pollen Looking Out For Allergies
Alfresco Eating Ideas

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Letter from the Editor Page 4 Local elections
Well what a month May Conservatives lose nine seats in local elections
was for elections and giving Labour control over the Trafford Council.
quite an upheaval or Page 6 Euro Elections results. Brexit resulted in
some parties. We have loses of seats for Labour and Conservatives with a
the election results here rise in seats for Brexit, Greens and Liberal Dems.
and how the affect Trafford Councillor Jane Brophy becomes MEP.
Trafford.

Death is not an easy Page 8 The HERstories festival was a great
subject to talk about but weekend celebrating the history of women and
one l think should be social change in Manchester. There was some
discussed more than we great archive film footage of Stretford as well.

do! Trafford Bereavement Page 11 Trafford Council and Bereavement
Services do and are services are inviting people to talk about death.
having an open day. Altrincham Crematorium and Dunham Lawn Cem-

etery is hosting an open day to talk about funerals.

Well we hoped summer Page 15 One2One group had a visit from Mayor
would have arrived for Tom Ross his final engagement before handing
Party on the Pitch sadly over to Rob Chilton.
there were heavy showers
but that didn't stop the
audiences enjoyment. Page 16 A great time was had by those who
attended the Party on the Pitch as The Osmond's
Bootleg Beatles and The Original Juke Boxes
As we reach summer on Heroes wowed the audience.
June 21st hopefully we
will have some sunny
Page 18 Bee Gees first live venue under threat
to development has Co-op funeral home up or
weather and a time to sale.
enjoy some alfresco
eating and picnics.

Page 20 Like humans pets can suffer in summer
from pollen and other things The PDSA gives us
As summer does affect advice to spot signs and symptoms of allergies.
some people with
allergies like hay ever due
to pollen our pets can be
Page 26 Hopefully some sunny days are on their
way as summer is just around the corner. Which
allergic too lets keep them means we can get the BBQs going and all enjoy
protected. a little outside dinning. We have some alfresco

Enjoy June as after the recipes to try .

21st the days start getting Community Pink Pages
shorter.
What's On
. Clubs and Societies 31
32
Councillors MPs and Help lines 33/34
Churches 35
Youth Organisations
Hazel 36

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Trafford Council Elections

Well it was certainly the night of the long knives as nine
conservatives lost their seats in the Trafford Local elections.
Some of these have been blue for a very long time but the
tide turned to red as Labour took control of the council.
Prior to the elections it had been no overall control.
In 2018 the Conservatives had lost control after fourteen years at the helm.
Not all the blue seats turned red though two seats went orange as Timperley which
has always had a strong Liberal history as gained both Timperley and Village Wards.
The Green Party added to the two seats it gained in Altrincham Ward at last years
election. Turnout was 39.5%
As well as the local council elections there were Election of a Parish Councillor for
Partington Town Council - Ward 4 Joanne Therese Robe-Fogarty, Ian Andrew
Edwards and Kathleen Mary Stewart were duly elected. Turnout was 26.21%

Jeremy Corbyn visits Don’t Rain On Our Parade Brolly
Trafford after Local Good
Election Success What A Shower Show

Although Labour had something to
celebrate in Trafford this was not the
case for them countrywide as they
joined the conservatives in loosing a
lot of seats and control of councils.
Maybe that was the reason that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn visited Trafford and
jubilant Councillors on Friday morning less than six hours after the weary and tired had
left the count. Sadly the weather didn't match the sunny mood of the previous night
with continual a downpour with most looking quite bedraggled by the time their leader
arrived at Sale Waterside. Photos below left Jeremy Corbyn and local Labour
Councillors right Jeremy with Leader of Council Andrew Weston, Deputy Catherin
Hynes, Wythenshawe and Sale East MP Mike Kane and Stretford and Urmston MP
Kate Green.

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Euro Elections Results

Well Brexit affected the Local Trafford Councillor Jane Brophy has been elected
Elections results with the two as an MEP for the Liberal Democrats in the Euro
main parties Conservatives and Elections. Jane became a Trafford councillor in
Labour losing seats, it was only Village Ward Timperley in 2003 to 2007. In 2007
to be expected that the election she stood in Timperley Ward that year Jane was
that should have not been taking hoping to gain the ward for the Liberal Democrats
part would throw up similar but lost to the Conservatives who held the seat.
results! Jane contested the seat again in 2008 and won it
The 2014 election had given 2008. Jane was the Liberal Democrat candidate in
Labour and UKIP three MEPs the 2017 Greater Manchester mayoral election,
and Conservative two. This and in the parliamentary elections for Altrincham
years election had the and Sale West in 2010, 2015 and 2017.
Conservatives losing both their Jane who will start work as and MEP will not have
MEP’s Labour losing one these to stand down from her council seat as MEPs and
were picked up by the Lib Dems MPs can hold both and with the uncertainty of our
gaining two and the Green party future in Europe Janes time as and MEP could be
one. UKIP lost all their seats in short-lived as all of them as th next date we are
favor of the newly formed due to leave is 31st of October
BREXIT Party. These could be Jane Brophy believes all people should have the
quite short terms of office as they chance to reach their potential through well-
do not take up their posts until resourced health and educational services I care
July the UK are meant to be deeply about helping children and young people
leaving the European Union on especially those who struggle with Special
October 31st after the postponed Educational Needs.
Elected MEP's for Northwest Jane who lives in Timperley is passionate about
Region which includes Greater protecting our local and global environment and
Manchester believe that politicians should serve the people to
The Brexit Party: make sure everyone has a good chance in life.”
Claire Regina Fox Jane is a well-know Green Liberal Democrats and
Henrik Eyser Overgaard Nielsen has worked hard for our environment promoting
David Richard Bull practical measures to combat climate change. In
Labour Party: addition, she has campaigned for our local
Theresa Mary Griffin environment and has actively promoted allotments
Julie Carolyn Ward and Tidy Up schemes in Timperley. She believes
Liberal Democrats: enhancing our green spaces and parks will benefit
Chris Davies the health and well-being of all ages.
Jane Elisabeth Brophy
Green Party:
Gina Dowding

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What a great event the Herstories was there
was some great archive footage to be
enjoyed. Highlight for me was footage
showing Davyhulme Rd East in 1933 and
Haig Rd where l live. I knew the houses
were built then as the date is on the manhole
covers. What I didn’t know was in 1933 the
urban district was granted a charter of
incorporation and Stretford became a
municipal borough.
There was footage of Stretford Pageant
and some road safety films that had me
laughing out loud.
The three day festival had visits from
Mayor of Trafford CLLR Tom Ross and
Mayoress Cllr Anne Duffield and
Stretford and Urmston MP Kate Green.
Kate wrote in her blog At HerStories at
Stretford Public Hall last Saturday – it
was great to see a range of stands covering
everything from the fight for women’s
suffrage, to the great Trafford Action Group
campaigning for fair pensions for 1950s
women, to the fabulous Muslim Arts and
Culture Festival, urging us to
#spreadhoneynothate.
The evening film on Saturday Made in
Dagenham had as all laughing even
thought it a had serious message as these
group of women stood their ground against
the Ford Motor Company and brought it to a standstill
when fighting for equal rights.
There was good feedback from those who filled out
feedback forms, 70% were new to the venue and 99%
would visit again which is great news for Stretford
Public Hall.

Thanks to Wen-
dy Eachus top
three photos
and Kate Green
bottom three

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Till Death
Do us Part

One of the vows in many a
wedding service! Sadly the saying
you only get married once doesn't
seem to apply to today. It does in death The day will provide an opportunity for
you only get buried once or cremated so people to meet the Bereavement Ser-
you only get one chance to get it right. vices team and other organisations and
Sadly people don’t think of what will
happen when they die. If it’s a shock services connected with the provision of
funerals and memorials.
death family and friends are often
bewildered to contemplate organising a There will be tours of the crematorium
funeral service. Those who have a long and a number of exhibits and activities
life all to often there are not many kith and including calligraphy demonstrations,
kin around to organise a funeral. memorialisation and jewellery stalls.
Do you know if your nearest and dearest
wants to be buried or cremated and if the To find out more, please contact the Traf-
latter what do they want doing with their ford Bereavement Services team on
ashes! Buried in a favorite place, turned 0161 912 1515 or email
into jewellery or shot into the sky via a Altrincham.crematorium@trafford.gov.uk
firework! Do they want a church/ religious
service, non religious with a humanist Editors note
conducting the funeral or a celebrant who I have been to funerals where there has
will do either or a combination of both. been Morris Dancing at the Wake and a
band playing. I recently missed the
funeral of a friend who had drummers
Trafford Council are hoping break the even the priest when talking to the TO
taboo around bereavement and has these day giving our loved ones a god
arranged an open day to take place at send off and nothing should be of limits
Altrincham Crematorium and Dunham because its not deemed correct and rev-
Lawn Cemetery on Sunday June 23, erent.
between 10.30am and 3pm. On the next page l have include part of a

David Jennings, Trafford Council’s script from a TV from 1980 quite ground
Bereavement Services Manager, said: breaking at that time and two books.
“The open day is designed to help people Did you know that there are Goddesses
who want to know more about burials and of Funerals Libitina is the Roman God-
cremations and to provide an opportunity dess of death, corpses, and funerals.
for people to share their experiences. Nephthys is the Egyptian goddess of
“We will also try and answer queries funerals and Isis, she is symbolic of
people have and provide guidance. In mourning. Anubis Egyptian God of
addition we are creating a 'Friends of funerals, death, dead and embalming.

Altrincham Crematorium and Dunham
Lawn Cemetery' and information will be
available on how to join us in this
venture.”
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Taken from The Nine Tailors l came across this passage whilst reading The
by Dorothy L Sayers House at Riverton which starts in June 1914.
A Lord Peter Wimsey mystery WW1 is imminent and if it breaks out and it will be
A conversation between the over by Christmas, this is the conversation in
undertaker Mr Russel and the response Nevertheless, Lady Clementine said.” I
Rectors Wife Mrs Venables after am writing to Lord Gifford in the morning to
the burial of a body found buried in advise him of my preferred funeral arrangements.
another grave after been I suggest the rest of you to likewise. Before its too
murdered and no identification. late.
Everything very nicely done Mr Hannah's eyes widened in mock offence. “You
Russel said Mrs Venables can’t mean you don’t trust us to make the best
"Yes'm," said Mr Russel "Very possible arrangements on your behalf. Lady
glad you think so, 'we have done Clementine. She smiled sweetly and took the old
what we could the best of our lady's hand. “ I for one would be honoured to
ability." make sure you were given the send off you
"I'm sure," sad Mrs Veneables, " deserved.” “Indeed,” Lady Clementine puffed. “ If
that if his own people had been you don’t organise these occasions yourself you
here, they couldn't' have wished never know into whose hands the task may fall.”
for anything nicer." “Besides , l am very particular about such
"No'm," agreed Mr Russell, much events . I have been planning mine for years.”
gratified, "and it's a pity they “Have you?” Lady Violet said, genuinely
couldn't a-been present, for there's interested.
no doubt a handsome funeral is a “Oh yes,” Lady Clementine said Its one of the
great comfort to them that is left. most important public proceedings in a persons
You only get one chance to give life and mine will be nothing short of spectacular.”
someone a proper send off and “I will look forward to it,” Lady Hannah said dryly.
there is nothing worse than a “As well you might,” Lady Clementine said. One
funeral that leaves people wishing can’t afford to put on a bad show these days.
more could have been done. People aren't as forgiving as they once were and
one doesn't want a bad review.”
“ l didn't think you approved of newspaper
reviews, Lady Clementine?” Hannah said.
“Not as a rule l don’t,” Lady Clementine said.
Aside from her marriage , her obituary is the only
time a lady's name should appear in the
newspaper.” “And Gold
help her if her funeral is
ravaged by the press, for
she wont get a second
chance the following
season.”

We don't get a second
chance of getting a funeral
right. Be like Lady
Clementine and plan
yours.

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This set the brother off laughing again.
This is an extract from Kenny joined in “Where are we goin to find a
ITV drama Fox 1980 l jazz band.
think it was quite Where are we going to find a funeral firm that’ll
ground breaking at the do it” said Renie.
time! If this is something Joey giggled. “ It don’t fit in with their usual
you want then why not send off does it?”.
its your last party on “What are they going to wear if the can’t wear
earth so why not!. Billy black” Kenny asked.
Fox has died his wife Phil looked at him. “Straw hats and blazers .
Connie is sat at Billy’s Renie leaned forward “Have you approached
little desk, the family anyone Connie”.
grouped around her. “Not yet l wanted to discuss it first”.
She took a large manila envelope from a pi- Vin was still determined. We can’t do it Connie.
geon-hole and laid on the desk in front of her, Can’t”. You are not going to are you?.
^Billy left a letter, he told me about it last year”. “Instruction” Joey butted in.
Connie smiled. “ He made a joke of it as usual^. “Shut up Joey”.
There are things in it l have to tell you about the “Easy Vin” said Ray.
funeral. Inductions. Joey shifted in his chair “ “Someone's got to be serious“
Trust Pop”. Ray looking haggard nodded” He Phil looked at Vin deadpan, “Why?”.
was a lad for “Instruction” ”. “Four things “ Con- Vin snorted “We are discussing our fathers fu-
nie said simply. “First he doesn’t want anyone neral not some bloody silly student rag”.
to wear black” Vins hand went self-consciously Kenny hesitated “Maybe Vin’s right it’s a bit……
to his black tie. “Second he wants to be buried well a bit….”
with Ruby” Ruby was Billys first wife and moth- “Vulgar” Vinnie completed the sentence.
er of his two eldest sons. . “Thirdly no wreaths “Vinnie “ Even Renie thought this was going too
or flower. At least one bunch of blue flowers far.
from me. He wants the resat of the money to go “Well it is”
to the Royal Institute for the deaf”. You're wrong” Phil said firmly. You’re so wrong.
Vin looked at Renie and smiled. Billy adored “What would you call it know-all?” Vin asked
their youngest Andy who had been deaf from him
birth. “Inspired” “Pp was always larger than life…. A
“Fourthly he wants a jazz band to play him to on off, unique
the cemetery”. Connie delivered Billy’s fourth They certainly don’t come like him anymore
instruction as simply as the other three. There Ray was on Phil’s side.
was a moment of stunned silence before Phil Phil pointed to the letter. With that letter he's
began to laugh. Vin didn't think it was funny. proved he’s bigger than death and that takes
“He wasn't serious?” someone very special”.
Phil's laughter was infectious and Joey began Vin was exasperated. Have you any idea what
to laugh. you are taking about cos we aint’.
“It was a joke “ Vin hazarded. “He was always a showman” Phil said. Yes he
Phil went on laughing “Of course. A wonderful was vulgar. He was loud, brash and extrovert
marvellous joke. and people loved him ……. Because he dared
Ray grinned “A jazz band” to do what they didn't. say what they couldn't he
Vin didn’t get it. “What are you all laughing at?”. was what they could never be. Now he's gone
“Its funny” Joey said, don’t try and take that away from him. Don’t
“What you might call the last laugh”. Phil looked make him like all the rest. This will be his last
at Joey. party. Let him enjoy it.
Joey nodded “And Pops had it”. Connie held up the letter These are Billy's last
“I don’t think its funny”. Vin said. wishes” she said simply.” If that’s the way he
“You misery “ Ray made a pitying face at him. wants it that’s the way it is going to be
Connie pointed to the envelope. He said in the …...exactly”.
letter “ What's good enough for New Orleans is
good enough for Clapham”

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Coffee Morning 10.30-11.30am Tea or Coffee
with Scone or Cake
12-1pm

Light Lunch Homemade Soup and Roll. Jacket Potato, with variety
of fillings, Toasties with salad and homemade coleslaw

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One2One Group
get Mayoral visit

The Mayor of Trafford's Tom Ross last Wednesday Coffee Morning
engagement was a visit to the One2One 10.30-11.30am Tea or Coffee
group for coffee and cake
One2One is an Educational and Social with Scone or Cake
Enterprise Provision for young adults with 12-1pm
learning difficulties and additional needs.
The group meet Monday to Friday at St Light Lunches
Matthews Hall Stretford, hold a café on a
Wednesday for Coffee and Cakes from
10.30am then light lunches from 12pm.
Churches Together In Stretford held
Lenten lunches of Soup and a roll in 2018
during Lent. After Lent the group carried
on providing the lunches and extended
their menu as well as soup there are now
toasties baked potatoes, salads etc
followed by cake or scone if you wish.
In the year they have been running the
café they have gone from strength to
strength and advanced so much in food
preparation and social skills. The café
holds a 5 star food the highest achievable
hygiene certificate from Trafford Council
The Mayor also visited their garden where
the young people are involved in growing
fruit, vegetables and flowers or just to sit
and enjoy their garden. They hope to ex-
tend this in the near future.

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I managed to bob down to the Urmston
Festival Party on the Pitch on the
Saturday night just in time to see The
Original Juke Boxes Heroes. I have only
seen the band once before but have
seen a couple of the members who are
friends of mine in other bands. The band
made up of past members of Sweet’s,
Les McKeown's Bay city rollers, Slade,
The Glitter Band, and Paper Lace and
played with T-Rex. With six bands hits to
play there was no shortage of great hits
from the 70s like Billy Don’t Be A
Hero, Bye Bye Baby, and Ballroom
Blitz, that had Urmston Rocking.. The
headline act of The Osmond's
followed them with Jay and Merrill who
wowed the crowed with The Proud
One, Love Me For A Reason and
Crazy Horses. Despite the weather
which was frequent showers did not
dampen the spirit of the audience who
were I their element singing along in
the rain.
Photos his page the Original Jukeboxes
Heroes and some o the crowd including
one lady who was determined to get a
good view and my daughter Heather with
OJH Jeff she nose a thing about great
music. Next page the Osmond's.

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Gorse Hill Methodist Church on
Chester Rd and Wesley Street.

Gorse Hill, Stretford
Every Other Saturday 12-2pm
A three course meal with a soup
starter followed by a main meal with
meat or vegetarian option or baked
potatoes with cheese beans and
homemade coleslaw, followed by a

range of cakes and deserts.

No Prices! Donations
Pay what you can afford

Next Café Dates
June 8th
June 22nd
July 6th
July 20th
Aug 3rd
Aug 17th
Aug 30th

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The First place
Bee Gees played
live under threat
from developers

A little out of Trafford across he border
into Chorlton but is connected to
Stretford, the Co-op is selling its funeral
home. It used to be the Savoy and then
Gaumont cinema it was whilst it was the hall remains, albeit the ground floor has
Gaumont that the Bee Gees first been arranged in line with its current use.
performed live on stage. During the break If you look at the two photos above you
between films on a Saturday kids could lip can see what a fine building it was maybe
-sync to their favourite records. The Gibb if it can be bought and brought back to life
brothers wanted to try and they asked if as a community project like Stretford
they could have a go. Public Hall. Bee Gee fans have often
They practised all week together with visited this site as well as where thy lived
some friends and called themselves The on Keppel Road and their school on
Rattlesnakes and the next Saturday, with Oswald Rd as well as St Matthews in
a breakable 78 r.p.m. record under their Stretford where their parents married in
arm, they left for the theatre. 1944 also houses in Stretford associated
But they dropped the record breaking it with the family they also used to visit The
and so the brothers decided to go on Stretford Trades and Labour Club on
stage and sing with their own voices. That Chester Rd before that was pulled down.

was really the beginning!! Anyone interested in the future of this
cluster meeting. So in my book I think it building there is a meeting
would be a shame if we lost this important on Saturday 20 July 10.30 - 11.30 Co-op
piece of local musical history. According Rooms above Hardy Lane Co-op store.
to the Savills who are Estate Agents for
the Co-op Behind the more recent brick
façade, much of the former 1920’s cinema

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PDSA vet Olivia Anderson Nathan said: “Fleas are production line could set off a food allergy even if
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Speak to your vet for advice on the best flea “Lots of different things can cause your pet’s allergy
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Another common trigger for itchy skin at this time
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June 29th 11am-3pm

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Time-saving
watering tips

By Hannah Stephenson

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Many of us use drought-tolerant plants such as Leafy crops such as lettuce are less likely to bolt if
geraniums, agapanthus, alliums, phormiums, they are kept moist, while tubers, such as potatoes,
euphorbias, hebes, verbascum and nepeta to ease will need water throughout the growing season.
the burden of watering, and most established
shrubs and perennials need less watering because Light watering is not the answer for most plants,
their roots go deep enough to find moisture. as it just wets the surface of the soil - which
encourages shallow rooting - and also evaporates
If you don't want to be limited in the plants you more quickly.
choose, you can install automatic irrigation
systems. In hot weather, water in early morning or evening
to reduce evaporation, and try to keep it around the
Choose a system which has a supply pipe that base of the stem.
carries the water around the garden, and micro-
tubing that can be fitted with individual nozzles Aim water at the roots of trees by inserting a
which drip water at an even rate. Starter kits are section of drainpipe filled with gravel next to the
available for self-assembly, and you can add extra tree, and then pouring water down that - it should
pipes and nozzles later to extend the system. go directly where it's needed.

Connect the system to an outside tap and turn it on Make a ridge of soil around shrubs which will hold
and off by hand, or add a timing device to do it the water in place as it soaks in. For plants in rows
automatically. or smaller plants, install a seep hose.
The busy gardener should focus only on plants Alternatively, sink a plastic flower pot into the
that need watering: those in containers; and newly- ground next to a plant which is likely to need
planted specimens in borders, which will need to be watering and fill it up, which directs the water
kept moist until they are established. under the surface to the rooting zone of the plant.

Don't get the hosepipe out to your borders in full On the patio, you can buy equipment which will
sun on a hot day as lightly spraying the surface save time on watering by hand. Line porous
does no good at all, and in any case very few areas containers with polythene before planting, but
of the garden need watering daily. don't cover the drainage holes. There are also self-
watering containers with a reservoir built into the
Some vegetables will also need regular watering as base and a wick connecting the reservoir to the
they develop. Peas and beans should be watered compost.
frequently when the pods start to swell, while
tomatoes and courgettes are also thirsty plants and Stand summer pots on pot saucers so at least some
need plenty of water as the fruit develops. With of the water which has drained out will remain at
tomatoes, don't go days without watering and then the base and hopefully still seep up into the soil.

drench them. If you do, the base of the fruit is likely A few easy changes to your watering habits should
to split or the tomatoes may develop blossom-end mean you can still enjoy your garden without
having the hose out all the time.
rot - a dry, hard brownish coat at the base of the
fruit which will ruin them.
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Gardening

Best of the bunch... Things to do this month...
Lavender (Lavandula)
n Continue to water hanging baskets and
small containers every day.

It's a classic cottage- n Sow seeds of fast-maturing annuals, spring-
garden favourite, flowering biennials including forget-me-nots
perfect for edging and Brompton stocks, herbs and vegetables.
borders and herb n Thin hardy annuals and vegetables sown in
gardens, with its the open ground.
aromatic fragrance and n Disbud border carnations for larger blooms.
pretty purple flowers. n Cut back aubrieta and alyssum in the rock
One of the best for a garden immediately after flowering.
low, informal hedge is n Put nets on fruit cages over soft fruit to
L angustifolia 'Hidcote', protect them from birds.
covered in purple n Lift bulbs which flowered in spring as their
flowers which attract bees in summer. The scent is released foliage dies away. Dry the bulbs well and check
as you brush past it. If you want something slightly different, for damage before storing.
try French lavender (L stoechas subspecies pedunculata), n Plant out arum lilies (Zantedeschia
which grows to around two feet (60cm) and bears dark aethiopica) which have been flowering in the
purple flower spikes topped by bright purple bracts which greenhouse, or stand the pots outdoors for
look like rabbits' ears. This is more effective in sheltered their summer rest.
shrub borders, hot and dry sites, rock gardens and wild areas. n If you didn't put slow-release feed granules
If you want an alternative colour for your lavender, try in with your container compost, apply a liquid
'Loddon Pink' with its soft, pink flowers. feed on a weekly basis to flowering annuals in
All lavender benefits from being lightly trimmed after pots.
flowering and then again in spring, but don't cut in to old n Plant out young dahlias when all danger of
wood or it won't recover. frost has passed.
n Thin heavy crops of plums so that fruit size
is maintained and the branches are not put
under excessive strain.

Good enough to eat... n Remove and destroy strawberries with grey
Keep peas mould (botrytis) and protect ripening fruits
from squirrels, birds and slugs.

pest-free n Take softwood or semi-ripe cuttings of
hardy fuchsias.

n Spray greenhouse cucumbers regularly to
maintain a humid atmosphere for plants.
Pick the fruits when they are about 12in
If your peas are in flower now, they (30cm) long.
are at risk from pea moth, which
lays its eggs on pea flowers in June 3 ways to...
and July. You won't notice them until you open the pods to
start shelling your peas and find that one or more of them Care for ornamental grasses
have been attacked by a small white grub, which is usually
still inside the pod. To avoid pea moth, make early sowings 1. Give your grasses a spring clean if the leaves
of peas which flower in May and early June, or later go brown in winter. Remove affected leaves of
acorus, luzula and some sedges individually, and
comb clumps of larger plants like festuca with a
sowings which flower after July. Alternatively, grow spring-tined rake.
mangetout, which is picked before the peas have developed.
Pea and bean weevils can also be a problem earlier on in
Images: Shutterstock.com 2. Keep the grasses moist during summer or the
leaves may roll up into tubes, a reaction showing
spring, nibbling notches out of young leaves, however they stress, which they do to minimise water loss by
don't generally cause serious harm and will not need reducing the exposed surface area of the leaves.
controlling.
If you have gaps in your rows of peas it may be due to mice. 3. Cut out dead or diseased foliage which starts
Start peas off in pots or sow extra seeds to fill the gaps later. from the tips downwards, trimming the brown
areas with scissors or cutting out the whole leaf
from its base.
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Go Al fresco

Make the most of the weather and enjoy dining
in the great outdoors with friends and family.

Perfect Summer
Pimms

The perfect drink to compliment sunny weather.
Make sure you eat the Pimm’s soaked berries after

Serves: 4
Prep time: 5 mins

Ingredients: Method:
Combine the Pimm’s and
600ml Lemonade Lemonade in a large jug
200ml Pimms and stir well.
strawberries and Chop the fruit, cucumber
raspberries and mint and add to the
Orange, Cucumber, Mint jug along with the ice.
and Ice to serve Stir again and serve.

Barbecued corn on the cob
with shallot herb butter

Super easy side dish making the most of summer
sweetcorn, with a useful make ahead flavoured butter.
This butter also works well with baked or new
potatoes, or on top of a barbecued steak.

Preparation Time: 10 mins If you are making the butter
Cooking Time: 15-20 mins ahead to use later then place it
onto a sheet of clingfilm. Roll
Ingredients: into a sausage shape then chill
100g butter, softened in the fridge.
2 shallots, finely grated When you are ready to cook
20g fresh herbs - a mix of the corn take a little of this
parsley,chives, with just a butter, a scant teaspoon, and
little rosemary. rub all over a head of corn
salt and freshly ground black using clean hands. Repeat
pepper with the remaining corn.
6 corn on the cob Reserve the rest of the butter
Method: for after cooking.
Add the soft butter to a bowl Lay the buttered corn on the
(if it’s too hard, 20 seconds in grill bars of the barbecue and
the microwave should soften cook for about 15 minutes,
it just enough). Stir through turning frequently, until they
the grated shallot and herbs are lightly charred in places
and season well with salt and and the corn is tender. Serve
pepper. immediately with the rest of
the butter dotted on top.

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Barbequed Lamb and Watercress Burgers
with Chargrilled Veg

These flavour packed burgers will be the talk of your BBQ. The addition of watercress also makes them
packed with goodness too.

www.lovewatercress.co.uk; www.berryworld.com; www.ukshallot.com Preparation time: 15 mins Method:
Cooking time: 8-10 mins Place the mince, onion, watercress and cumin in a large
Serves: 4 bowl with plenty of salt and freshly ground black
pepper. Mix together thoroughly.
Ingredients Divide the mixture into 8 then use wet hands to shape
1 (400g) pack lean lamb mince each piece into a small thin pattie. Cut each pepper into
1 small onion, chopped 8 wedges and thickly slice the courgettes, place in a
1 garlic clove, crushed bowl season add the oil and toss well.
2 tsp ground cumin Make the yogurt sauce by mixing all the ingredients
1 (85g) bag watercress, finely chopped together with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to a
1 each red and yellow pepper, cored and deseeded small bowl.
2 courgettes Cook the burgers and vegetables over hot barbecue
1 tbsp olive oil coals or under a hot grill for 8-10 minutes, turning once
until the burgers are cooked through, with no sign of
Yogurt sauce: pink juices and the vegetables are char grilled. Serve
150ml natural Greek yogurt with the yogurt sauce and flat breads.
1 clove garlic, crushed
50g (2oz) watercress, roughly chopped Fat: 15.8g Saturated Fat: 6.5g Carbohydrate: 9g
Protein: 26.4g Fibre: 2.6g Salt: 0.31g
To serve:
pitta bread or other flat bread

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Money Matters

Reclaim Overpaid
Council Tax

By Martin Lewis @martinslewis

Bravo Wales! Those with a postcode lottery, some councils will backdate
Alzheimer’s, dementia, strokes and this. I’ve been campaigning to raise awareness
more, may be due £1,000s of since 2016. The impact can be huge, like for Tom
council tax rebates if they live in who tweeted “@MartinSLewis Thank you! After
Wales. People living elsewhere in seeing you talk about Council tax exemption for severe
the UK are being left in the mental disorders, after a brief battle I've claimed back
lurch. Yet this isn’t the only hidden £9,649.65 for my dad who suffered a stroke in 1999
council tax saving. There are and has lived alone since 2005. Thank you so much!
100,000s across Britain paying far This will make a big difference!”
more than they need to. You can read full details on how to claim at
www.mse.me/smi
Council tax bills in England rose by an average
4.5% or £75/year on a typical band D property In 2017 we did some mystery shopping and found
(according to CIPFA) and there are rises in Wales 69 out of 100 councils were giving incorrect info
and Scotland too. The sooner you check if you’re on discounts. Some said they didn’t exist – so it’s
overpaying, the better. Here are my 4 council tax no surprise most eligible people don’t get it. We
need-to-knows: made a series of recommendations, and the Welsh
government has enacted them all. All 22 Welsh
· Someone with a ‘severe mental councils have one common, simple application form
impairment’ should be discounted (which we helped design), and crucially there's now
for council tax. consistent backdating. Anyone eligible will get a
rebate back to the point of an SMI
Like students and under 18s, if someone’s diagnosis. Hopefully Scotland will follow suit.
intellectual or social functioning is severely Getting the UK government to enact these
impaired (common for those with dementia, changes for England is proving tough.
Alzheimer’s and other conditions), then provided
they have had a medical diagnosis and are eligible
for one of a large range of benefits, they are
entitled to be disregarded for council tax purposes.
If they live alone they are entitled to pay no council
tax. If they live with another adult (often a carer)
they get 25% off –typically £400 a year. While it is

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Only challenge your band if BOTH stack

up. That’s because you can’t ask for your band to
be lowered, just for it to be revalued. It could go

up if you do it speculatively. Some who only do the
first check find that the reason their band is higher
than neighbours is that their neighbours bands are

too low – and they get raised (doesn’t make you
popular). More help on appealing is at
www.mse.me/counciltax.

Moved home since 1993?
You may be owed £100s
· 400,000 households are paying
the wrong amount. Council tax is paid one month (sometimes a year)
in advance. So it's common to be in credit. Yet if

It’s estimated around 400,000 homes in England you are in credit and have closed the account, most
and Scotland are on the wrong council tax band
likely because you’ve moved home, or the person
(Wales has more recently been re-assessed) and living there has died, then you’re entitled to the
have been overpaying for years -possibly since
1993. You could be owed money if your council credit back. Often you need to claim it - and many
don't.
tax band is based on a ‘2ndgear valuation’ done In fact, data my team have just gathered under the
back in 1991, when valuers and estate agents,
Freedom of Information Act from over 280
drove past houses in second gear with a checklist councils, found that more than £230 million is
and allocated bands. It was meant to be a short-
term measure, but it has never been redone, unclaimed.
There’s no point everyone just calling their
meaning many houses were wrongly banded. council on spec - it'd waste your time and clog up
If you are in the wrong band you are not just
council call centres. This only really applies to
entitled to a reduction now, but going back to those who’ve moved house since 1993, changed
when you moved in (or 1993 whichever is more council or local authority area and didn’t pay by
recent). Like Karen who emailed “Queried our band
and got a £6,300 refund backdated to 1993 plus direct debit. If that’s you search for the ‘council tax
our monthly charge is now approx £45 less. Thank refund’ form on their website and fill it in to check.

Or call up the council.

you so much." · Are you due a discount? There may be other

I first invented my check and challenge system reductions you may be entitled to…
to help establish the banding back in 2007: - Only adult in the household? If you live alone
(or with students or under 17s) there’s a 25%

Step 1: Neighbours Check. single person’s discount.
- On low income or on pension credit?
See if you’re in a higher band than neighbours in
identical properties. You can check via If living alone and on pension credit, or on low

www.voa.gov.uk in England and Wales, and income and don’t have much in savings you may
the Scottish Assessors Association at get council tax support. It varies between councils,
www.saa.gov.uk in Scotland. so contact it to see if you’re eligible.
- Had your home adapted for a disabled

-Step 2. Valuation Check. resident? If you’ve made modifications to your

Work out what your house price was in 1991 - home for a disabled resident, you may be able to
when council tax bands were defined - as a belt get your council tax band lowered.

and braces check. If you don’t have a recent

valuation of your home, use one of a similar Martin Lewis is the Founder and Chair

property, then use a house price calculator to work of MoneySavingExpert.com. To join the 13 million

out what it was worth in 1991. I’ve built a free people who get his free Money Tips weekly email, go

calculator at www.mse.me/counciltax to www.moneysavingexpert.com/latesttip.

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What's On Community Pages

JUNE JULY

1st Trafford Arts Association 6th Altrincham Festival
Showcase part of Sale Festival

9th Armed Forces Day 1-5pm
Longford Park Stretford

9th June Picnic and Dog Show
SAA Barfoot Bridge 12-4pm

14th Picnic in Ashton Park 1-4pm

15th Sale Chorale Gloria in
Excelsis Deo

16th Family Fun Day Worthington Sun Rise Sun Set
Park Sale 12 PM – 4 PM June 1st 4.56am 9.22pm
16th Fathers Day July 1st 5.41am 8.36pm
21st Summer Solstice Longest Day
24th Midsummers Day

29th Gorse Hill Community Café Moon Phases
Summer Fair 11am-3pm New Moon
First Quarter
Full Moon 3rd June
Last Quarter 10th June
New Moon 17th June
First Quarter 25th June
Full Moon 2nd July
Last Quarter 9th July
16th July
25th July

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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.
www.flixtonband.org.uk

Davyhulme Camera Club meet every Wednesday evening at Flixton House, Flixton 7.30pm to 10.00pm.
www.davyhulmecc.org.uk

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
2DE. www.salebrass.co.uk
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
billymaylambert@uwclub.net 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
Contact Margaret
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 info@altnats.org.uk 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. http://www.umt.org.uk/.
Urmston Chess Club 7.30pm on Tuesday night at Flixton Con Club, 193 Flixton Rd, Flixton,

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Trafford Councillors
Altrincham Davyhulme East
Geraldine Coggins 07966 298513 Linda Blackburn 0161 748 6659 Priory
geraldine.coggins@trafford.gov.uk linda.blackburn@trafford.gov.uk Jane Baugh 0161 912 2644
Daniel Jerrome 07805 958548 Jayne Dillon 07966298508 jane.baugh@trafford.gov.uk
daniel.jerrome@trafford.gov.uk jayne.dillon@trafford.gov.uk Barry Brotherton 0161 912 2637
Michael Welton @trafford.gov.uk Barry Winstanley 07982 252644 barry.brotherton@trafford.gov.uk
barry.winstanley@trafford.gov.uk Andrew Western 07896774011
andrew.western@trafford.gov.uk
Ashton on Mersey Davyhulme West Sale Moor
Ben Hartley 07971 344499 Karina Carter 07971 344512 Joanne Bennett 0161 962 7809
benjamin.hartley@trafford.gov.uk karina.arter@trafford.gov.uk joanne.bennett@trafford.gov.uk
John Lamb 0161 928 3664 Brian Shaw 0161 747 6310 Mike Freeman 07794 092377
john.lamb@trafford.gov.uk brian.shaw@trafford.gov.uk mike.freeman@trafford.gov.uk
Brian Rigby MBE 0161 912 2633 Graham Whitham 07970829467 Elizabeth Patel 07970 824545
brian.rigby@trafford.gov.uk graham.whitham@trafford.gov.uk elizabeth.patel@trafford.gov.uk
Bowdon Flixton St Marys
Sean Anstee07791 551334 Paul Lally 0161 747 0291 Daniel Bunting 0161905 2786
sean.anstee@trafford.gov.uk paul.lally@trafford.gov.uk daniel.bunting@trafford.gov.uk
Claire Churchill 07971 344509 Shirley Proctor 07971 344501 Rob Chilton 0161 905 2507
claire,churchill@trafford.gov.uk shirley.proctor@trafford.gov.uk robert.chilton@trafford.gov.uk
Karen M Barclay 0161 980 3462 Simon Thomas 07966298529 John Holden 0161 0162 962 1849
karen.barclay@trafford.gov.uk simon.thomas@trafford.gov.uk john.holden@trafford.gov.uk
Broadheath Gorse Hill Ward Stretford Ward
Serena Carr 07971 362259 David Acton 0161 749 9823 Steve Adshead 0161 912 5218
serena.carr@trafford.gov.uk david.acton@trafford.gov.uk steve.adshead@trafford.gov.uk
Denise Western 07794 080240 Laurence Walsh 0161 912 5208 Tom Ross 07900267339
denise.western@trafford.gov.uk laurence.walsh@trafford.gov.uk tom.ross@trafford.gov.uk
Amy Whyte 07891 014487 Mike Cordingley 0161 865 9228 Jane Slater 0161 283 3321
amywhyte @trafford.gov.uk jane.slater@trafford.gov.uk
michael.cordingley@trafford.gov.uk Timperley
Jane E Brophy 0161 962 6494
Brooklands Hale Barns jane.brophy@trafford.gov.uk
Chris Boyes 0161 962 2616 Dylan Butt 0161928 8813 Nathan Evans 07843368041
chris.boyes@trafford.gov.uk dylan.butt@trafford.gov.uk nathan.evans@trafford.gov.uk
Steven Longden 07443 003721 Dave Morgan 07971 344497 Meena Minnis 07971 362257
steven.longden@trafford.gov.uk dave.morgan@trafford.gov.uk meenakshi.minnis@trafford.gov.uk
Rose Thompson 07971 344510 Patrick Myers 0161 9298389 Urmston
rose.thompson@trafford.gov.uk patrick.myers@trafford.gov.uk Joanne Harding 0161 7550619
Bucklow St Martins joanne.harding@trafford.gov.uk
Adele New 07966298528 Hale Central Catherin Hynes 07794 092351
adele.new@trafford.gov.uk Denise Haddad 07773 181 1253 catherine.hynes@trafford.gov.uk
Aidan Williams 0161 865 8180 denise.haddad @trafford.gov.uk Kevin A Procter 0161 748 8460
adian.williams@trafford.gov.uk Alan Mitchell 0161 928 9220 kevin.procter@trafford.gov.uk
James A Wright 07773181258 alan.mitchell@trafford.gov.uk Village
james.wright@trafford.gov.uk Patricia Young 0161 928 0207 Ray Bowker MBE 0161 912 3936
Clifford Ward patricia.young@trafford.gov.uk ray.bowker@trafford.gov.uk
Akilah Akinola 07971 344504 Longford Ward Thomas Carey 07970 829735
akilah.akinola@trafford.gov.uk Anne Duffield 0161 864 3873 thomas.carey@trafford.gov.uk
Whit Stennett MBE 0161 912 3938 anne.duffield@trafford.gov.uk Julian Newgrosh 07971 362260
whit.stennett@trafford.gov.uk David Jarman 0161 866 8289 julian.newgrosh @trafford.gov.uk
Sophie Taylor 07900 257 340 david.jarman@trafford.gov.uk
sophie.taylor@trafford.gov.uk Judith Lloyd 0161 865 8946
judith.lloyd@trafford.gov.uk

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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
email Stretford_area@gmp.police.uk
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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Community Pages

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 revbarb@hotmail.co.uk 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 gsl@ghscouts.org.uk
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 face2face_puppets@hotmail.co.uk www.flixtonfrantic.org

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CROSSWORD

Across
6. Royally (7)
7. Demean (5)
9. Curve (3)
10. Consequent (9)
12. Belongings (11)
15. Despondent (11)
17. Warlike (9)
19. Pledge (3)
21. Conjecture (5)
22. Title (7)

Down
1. Rhythm (5)
2. Pale (3)
3. Obscene (4)
4. Engineered (9)
5. Inclination (7)
8. Treasurer (6)
11. Innumerable (9)
13. Oration (6)
14. Melancholy (7)
16. Ascend (5)
18. Pace (4)
20. Append (3)

SUDOKU

Fill in the grid so that every row,
every column, and every 3x3 box
contains the digits 1 through 9.

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Coffee Break Solutions April

Crossword Sudoku solution

Across: Down:
6 Regally; 1 Metre;
7 Lower; 2 Wan;
9 Arc; 3 Blue;
10 Resultant; 4 Contrived;
12 Possessions; 5 Leaning;
15 Downhearted; 8 Bursar;
17 Bellicose; 11 Countless;
19 Vow; 13 Speech;
21 Guess; 14 Doleful;
22 Heading. 16 Mount;
18 Step;
20 Add.

KIDS PAGE SOLUTIONS

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