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Asda/Swinton Burial Ground Update

The more I find out about this story the more astonished I become. The Swinton Unitarian Church Burial ground was handed over to Salford City Council with a covenant in place protecting development of the land. With good reason too. As stated in previous...

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Budget 2012

I think to be honest the government's budget is a bit pear-shaped where the squeezed middle have gained very little from the proposals. I think its right that the tax threshold for low earners is lifted so that more peoples money is taken out of tax altogether...

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"Salford Council Shame!"

Salford Council Shame ! Salford City Council have stooped to a new all time low ! A burial ground which contains the remains of a World War 1 soldier and victims of the 1885 Clifton Pit Disaster was sold by Salford City Council to a private profit-making...

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How low can one get ?

How low can one get ? Can you get any lower than a local authority selling a burial ground that was in public ownership that contains the resting place of 313 Swintonians, which includes a World War 1 soldier, a soldier who paid the ultimate sacrifice...

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Clifton & Pendlebury War Memorial's

I have received information that that there is a possibility that the War Memorial in Clifton, opposite The Robin Hood and the War memorial at Agecroft adjacent to The Henry Boddington's could be relocated to a central location near Salford Civic centre....

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Swinton Asda Planning Application - Update

I am designing a leaflet to be distributed throughout the town on behalf of The Community Action Party which supports the retention and preservation the burial ground, outlining the story in more detail and to advertise Saturdays Circle of Remembrance...

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Poets Estate, Swinton

For many months I have delivered tens of thousands of leaflets all over Swinton and elsewhere and this includes my visits to the Poets Estate. The Poets Estate is an estate of Council Homes managed by Salix Homes, a subsidiary of Salford Council. The...

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Mayoral Election - Liberal Democrats

The Liberal Democrats have announced their candidate for the mayoral election as being Councillor Norman Owen, local councillor for Claremont ward which covers part of Swinton. I am totally aghast at their selection. Councillor Norman Owen vociferously...

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