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ECCLES HOMELESS SHELTER COURT CASE SET FOR END OF JANUARY

Star date: 18th January 2019

TOOTHBRUSHES AND SOCKS FOR THE HOMELESS

On 9th January at the Manchester Civil Justice Centre, the judge allowed an eight day extension for those homeless people currently occupying the old doctor's surgery in Eccles. The case has now been set for the end of January, giving them an extra two weeks to prepare a legal defence.

Meanwhile this week, the Salford Unemployed and Community Resource Centre, which is helping the Shelter, took delivery of loads of pairs of thick winter socks and around one hundred toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes donated towards its new Medical and Dental Surgery for the homeless and ex-offenders.

Full details here...

added 18 January 2019  

 
 

SALFORD GRADE II LISTED VICTORIA THEATRE STEP CLOSER TO BEING SAVED

Star date: 17th January 2019

NEW OWNER CONSIDERS RESTORATION PLANS FOR LOWER BROUGHTON THEATRE

After Lower Broughton's 'at risk' Grade II listed Victoria Theatre was sold last year, there were fears that it would be pulled down for development but the Salford Victoria Theatre Trust has today announced that its new owner "has engaged with the group to seek out a way forward, even vowing to consider plans to restore it for its original purpose".

The Trust is now putting together a business plan and pitch to present to the owner at the end of the month, with a meeting planned with Salford City Council next month to discuss the theatre's future.

Full details here...

added 17 January 2019  

 
 

COMMUNITY GREEN SPACE CAMPAIGNERS JOIN DEMO OUTSIDE SALFORD CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Star date: 16th January 2019

'IT'S THROWING RESIDENTS TO THE WOLVES OF RAMPANT DEVELOPMENT'

Before a full meeting of Salford Council this morning, residents campaigning against development on green spaces in the city held a demonstration outside the Civic Centre.

Representatives of campaigns including from Campbell Road, Duncan Matheson, Walkden and Buile Hill Park then went into the meeting to hear City Mayor, Paul Dennett, say that the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework was "protecting green belt and green spaces", after Carol Boyce of Saving Our Neighbourhood had accused the Council of "throwing residents to the wolves of rampant development".

Full details here...

added 16 January 2019  

 
 

NEVER MIND THE BREXITS HERE’S THERESA PUPPET BY CABINET OF MILLIONAIRES

Star date: 16th January 2019

SALFORD ACTOR CLAY WHITTER STARS IN THERESA VIDEO

As Theresa May balances on the political precipice, Cabinet of Millionaires has issued its Theresa track and video which sonically destroys her policies on homelessness, austerity and more.

Theresa stars Salford artist and actor, Clay Whitter, as a homeless bloke trying to make a buck out of a dancing Theresa puppet – it says it all, never mind the Brexits.

Full details here...

added 16 January 2019  

 
 

‘CONCERN’ OVER SALFORD CITY COUNCIL NURSERIES

Star date: 14th January 2019

'CONCERN' AS SALFORD COUNCIL NURSERIES PUT OUT TO TENDER

In a letter to Salford City Mayor, Paul Dennett, the Save Our Salford Nurseries Campaign has expressed concern that the uncertainty and "slow progress" over the future of the five outstanding Council nurseries "has had a significant impact on the staff and service".

The nurseries were put out to tender last month, and the Campaign, while inviting the Mayor to a meeting at the end of this month, warns him that "A privatised option has been shown to lead to problems of cost, delivery and long term viability".

Full details here...

added 14 January 2019  

 
 

STUNNING NEW SONG AND VIDEO FROM SALFORD’S CHRIS FLYNN

Star date: 14th January 2019

IT'S LOOKING LIKE RAIN...

Salford's top singer/songwriter, Chris Flynn, has released another stunning track and video as a promo for his forthcoming debut album. Looking Like Rain is a succulent, escapist adventure in cinematic splendour; and a soundtrack for the heart.

Full details here...

added 14 January 2019  

 
 

PEEL HOLDINGS WINS FRIDAY 13TH SALFORD STAR HORROR AWARD

Star date: 13th January 2019

PEEL HOLDINGS HORROR AWARD

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the final award of the 12th annual Salford Star Mary Burns Awards, which are given out to honour the most deserving individuals and organisations in the city for their stupid statements, dodgy dealings and iffy activities over the past twelve months.

Peel Holdings is the horror that keeps on scaring poor Salford innocents. Just when you've think it's been defeated, the ruthless creature returns from its lagoon to slash the hopes of the community. So, ladies and gentlemen, hold onto your Broadoaks, jump out of your skin and scream 'Aaaaaaahhhhhh' for the winner of the Friday 13th Horror Award.

Full details here...

added 13 January 2019  

 
 

SALFORD CITY COUNCIL WINS ART APPRECIATION AWARD

Star date: 12th January 2019 

SALFORD COUNCIL WINS ARTS APPRECIATION AWARD FOR COMPLAINT AGAINST SALFORD STAR EXHIBITION

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the final two awards of the12th annual Salford Star Mary Burns Awards, which are given out to honour the most deserving individuals and organisations in the city for their stupid statements, dodgy dealings and iffy activities over the past twelve months.

For the penultimate Mary this year, we travel to Salford Precinct where the Salford Star held a very successful auction and exhibition, with one of the prize exhibits an art installation featuring a toilet full of broken Salford promises, which didn't go down too well with Salford Council for some reason. Ladies and gentlemen, flush your minds for the winner of the Art Appreciation Award.

Full details here...

added 12 January 2019  

 
 

SALFORD 14 STOREY GREENGATE APARTMENT BLOCK WILL HAVE NO AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Star date: 11th January 2019

SALFORD CITY COUNCIL POLICY BITES SALFORD COUNCIL ON BUM DAYS AFTER IT RECOGNISED 'PUBLIC CONCERN'

Just a few days after Salford City Council bemoaned "there has been widespread public concern about...the large number of schemes that have provided no affordable housing at all", a new 14 storey apartment scheme in Greengate seeking planning permission will not be providing any affordable housing at all – thanks to Salford City Council policy!

The application has already met with objections from Blueprint Studio and owners and residents of nearby buildings about the impact on the character of the area.

Full details here...

added 11 January 2019  

 
 

OVER 32,000 NEW HOMES FOR SALFORD IN REVISED LOCAL PLAN

Star date: 10th January 2019

74% NEW APARTMENTS FOR SALFORD PLUS DEVELOPMENT AT HILL TOP, ORCHARD STREET, ST AUGUSTINE'S CHURCH AND DUNCAN MATHESON

Salford City Council has produced its Revised Draft Local Plan, which sets out development in the city until 2037. There are plans for 32,680 new dwellings, 53% of which are in Salford Quays and what is now called 'City Centre Salford', with 27% in the rest of Central Salford. 74% of all new dwellings will be apartments.

There are also plans for 470 houses and apartments in Orchard Street, 60 houses near the Church of St Augustine, around 50 houses on the Duncan Matheson Playing Fields, plus 60 houses on green land at Hill Top Road in Walkden, which the Plan understates could bring "some negative impacts in terms of community cohesion".

Full details here...

added 10 January 2019  

 
 

ECCLES HOMELESS SHELTER POSSESSION CASE ADJOURNED

Star date: 9th January 2019

SALFORD SHELTER CASE ADJOURNED FOR EIGHT DAYS

This morning, at Manchester Civil Justice Centre, the Eccles Homeless Shelter was given a further eight days to prepare a legal case against a possession order by NHS Property Services.

"The judge was sympathetic that we hadn't had time to prepare our case" said Alec McFadden, representing the Shelter "We are now searching urgently for a barrister to represent us."

Full details here...

added 09 January 2019  

 
 

SALFORD CITY COUNCIL ADMITS SCANDAL AS IT CHANGES PLANNING POLICY

Star date: 9th January 2019

SALFORD COUNCIL RESPONDS TO PLANNING SCANDAL

"...there has been widespread public concern about the low proportion of affordable homes"... "Transparency...is essential to maintaining public confidence in the planning system"...

After three years of the Salford Star pointing out the absolute scandal of developers avoiding planning obligations and the provision of affordable housing, Salford Council has finally responded with a proposal for a revised SPD (Supplementary Planning Document).

While there's still loads of loopholes, 'viability assessments', used by developers to avoid fees, will be made public, and there will be a minimum of 20% affordable housing on all developments in the city over 25 dwellings. The proposal will go out to consultation between 22nd January and 22nd March, to be adopted this summer.

Full details here...

added 09 January 2019  

 
 

NHS SERVES COURT ORDER TO EVICT HOMELESS SHELTER IN ECCLES

Star date: 8th January 2019

SAVING PEOPLE SALFORD SHELTER FACES EVICTION

The Saving People Shelter Project in Eccles, which has been giving a home to dozens of homeless people over the winter, faces eviction as NHS Property Services has served a court order for possession of the old doctor's surgery.

"It will probably mean 15 to twenty more people will be on the streets of Salford very soon" says Stuart Potts, one of the shelter facilitators "Thank you NHS!"

Full details here...

added 08 January 2019  

 
 

GREATER MANCHESTER SPATIAL FRAMEWORK SEES SALFORD GREEN BELT DESTRUCTION

Star date: 7th January 2019

IRLAM, BOOTHSTOWN AND PORT SALFORD GREEN BELT DESTRUCTION FOR ALMOST 2,000 HOUSES PLUS WAREHOUSES

The Revised Greater Manchester Spatial Framework has been published – and is already meeting huge opposition, particularly in Irlam where 1,600 dwellings are being proposed on Green Belt land north of Irlam Station, with only around 150 designated for social rent.

"Utterly shameful...We are going to be surrounded by development - Port Salford one side, houses on the other" states the Planning For Our Future Facebook group "The fight begins!"

Full details here...

added 07 January 2019  

 
 

SALFORD CITY COUNCIL WINS RADIO GA GA NURSERY AWARD

Star date: 5th January 2019

NURSERY GAMES WIN SALFORD STAR AWARD

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the 12th annual Salford Star Mary Burns Awards, which are given out to honour the most deserving individuals and organisations in the city for their stupid statements, dodgy dealings and iffy activities over the past twelve months.

The last twelve months have seen Salford Council mess around no end with its five outstanding nurseries – Close them! Open them! Privatise them! Oppose the community! Join the community! Price out the community! Ladies and gentlemen, sing 'All we hear is Radio Ga Ga, Radio Goo Goo' for the winner of the Salford Star Radio Ga Ga Nursery Award...

Full details here...

added 05 January 2019  

 
 

SALFORD STAR GRENFELL TOWER MEMORIAL AWARD SHARED THREE WAYS

Star date: 4th January 2019

CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT, SALFORD COUNCIL AND PENDLETON TOGETHER SHARE GRENFELL AWARD

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the 12th annual Salford Star Mary Burns Awards, which are given out to honour the most deserving individuals and organisations in the city for their stupid statements, dodgy dealings and iffy activities over the past twelve months.

Ladies and gentlemen, 18 months on from the horrific Grenfell Tower fire, tenants in nine Salford blocks are still in limbo, surrounded by dangerous cladding and safety issues or freezing in a stripped building, while next to nothing happens and safety reports are kept secret. This award is shared by the Government, Salford Council and Pendleton Together, so scream 'Shame!' from the top block for the winners...

Full details here...

added 04 January 2019  

 
 

SALFORD CITY COUNCIL WINS JOE STALIN AWARD FOR OPEN AND DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT

Star date: 3rd January 2019

SALFORD COUNCIL WINS RECORD JOE STALIN AWARDS

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the 12th annual Salford Star Mary Burns Awards, which are given out to honour the most deserving individuals and organisations in the city for their stupid statements, dodgy dealings and iffy activities over the past twelve months.

Ladies and gentlemen, this Uncle Joe Stalin Award for Open and Democratic Government has been won every single year by Salford City Council, which insists on secrecy despite that 'transparency' banner that waved outside the Civic Centre. So, trash your transparency and give it up for the serial winner and serial killer of democracy...

Full details here...

added 03 January 2019  

 
 

BELLWAY HOMES WINS SALFORD STAR CUADRILLA AWARD FOR ATTEMPTED PROTEST STIFLING

Star date: 2nd January 2019

BELLWAY HOMES WINS AWARD FOR ANTI-PROTEST ATTEMPT

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the 12th annual Salford Star Mary Burns Awards, which are given out to honour the most deserving individuals and organisations in the city for their stupid statements, dodgy dealings and iffy activities over the past twelve months.

Taking a leaf out of the Cuadrilla book of stopping protests, Bellway Homes tried to stop Swinton residents from campaigning, threatening injunctions and more. So ladies and gentlemen, throw away your placards, stand nicely in a row and keep your gobs shut for the winner of the Cuadrilla Award for Attempted Protest Stifling...

Full details here...

added 02 January 2019  

 
 

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