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  • Buried & remembered with honour and removed for money ?

    23 January 2012

    In Memory of Private W L BLEARS 94397, 13th Bn., The King's (Liverpool Regiment) who died on 14 May 1918 Alternative Commemoration - buried in Swinton Unitarian Chapelyard. Remembered with honour MANCHESTER SOUTHERN CEMETERY Commemorated in perpetuity...

  • The Destruction of "Real" Salford !

    09 April 2012

    As Mayor Mike Moulding would immediately review all the cities regeneration and stop the destruction of "Real" Salford ! The Community Action Party candidate for Salford Mayor is committed to protecting Salford's heritage and is committed to stopping...

  • Allotments & Leisure Gardening by Michael Moulding - 07/10/2012

    08 October 2012

    My name is Michael Moulding and welcome to my first gardening blog for the Manchester Gazette. I have volunteered to do this blog because I love gardening and want to take any opportunity to promote causes that I support. For the vast majority of my life...

  • Community Activist

    29 July 2011

    On behalf of the Community Action Party I have started campaigning in Clifton, Swinton & Pendlebury and have so far delivered about 7,000 leaflets. I have had a fabulous response so far and have helped many people with their housing problems and will...

  • Lancaster House

    31 July 2011

    On Monday 1st August 2011 Salford City Council are deciding whether to close from September 2011 Lancaster House, a single mens homeless hostel in the city. Lancaster House provides temporary accommodation for single homeless men and provides them with...

  • Monday 1st August 2011

    02 August 2011

    My day started getting up to be at Salford City Council for 8.30 am as I needed to check the electoral register to get the name of the City West employee that threatened me when delivering leaflets last Friday for The Community Action Party. At 9.00 am...

  • The allotment movement

    02 August 2011

    I have been a member of the allotment movement for nearly 20 years and even though I no longer have a plot I am still a member of The National Society of Allotments & Leisure Gardeners Lts, the UK wide equivalent of the union for allotment holders. You...

  • My activities in Swinton & Pendlebury

    07 August 2011

    Castleway - On behalf of residents I am making enquiries about having the low rise blocks fenced off to help prevent anti-social behaviour. Sefton Rd - On a recent visit I counted over 30 potholes in the street which I reported to Salford City Council....

  • Parliamentary reorganisation of boundaries.

    26 October 2011

    The Boundary Commission for England & Wales has been given the task of reorganising the parliamentary boundaries to reduce the number of MP's in parliament. Therefore, each and every constituency is being looked at. Currently, Swinton & Pendlebury is...

  • Full Council Meeting - Salford City Council 16/11/2011

    16 November 2011

    I attended todays full council meeting of Salford City Council and what a farce it was ! I attended with Geoffrey Berg the mayoral petitioner who collected over 10,000 signatures to force Salford City Council to hold a mayoral referendum for a directly...

  • Local media coverage of the Mayoral referendum

    23 November 2011

    I will be doing a further blog about the merits of a directly-elected mayor system of local government and why I believe we should vote YES in January 2012. However, I have been reminded in the past few days of how nasty, biased and misleading local media...

  • Directly-elected Mayor's

    11 December 2011

    Ever since I first ever became involved in local politics as a local councillor in Preston from 1998 to 2002, I have always supported the concept of a directly-elected mayor system of local government. Whether its a Ken Livingstone or a Boris Johnson...

  • Sylvia's Story

    11 December 2011

    I have been helping and supporting an elderly lady called Sylvia who lives in Swinton. Sylvia came to me for help as I was recommended to her by others. Sylvia was having a terrible time with her home which is rented off City West Housing Trust. The property...

  • Mayoral Referendum debate

    16 December 2011

    On the 14th December I attended the mayoral referendum debate on behalf of my party The Community Action Party as part of The Mayoral Alliance. The Mayoral Alliance (Yes team) was challenged and invited to attend a public meeting by Councillor N Owen...

  • Cutting Salford's Council Tax by half.

    17 December 2011

    Over the past few days The Mayoral Alliance which includes independents, English Democrats and The Community Action party have been criticised by the Labour Group and others about our proposals on how council tax can be cut by 50% in Salford saying it...

  • Mayoral referendum - Cllr merry

    19 December 2011

    Confusion, Deception or dishonesty ? - You decide ! Since the Mayoral referendum has been triggered in the city of Salford Councillor Merry has been responsible for alleging the costs associated with the referendum have changed 5 times ! Yes not once,...

  • Salford's Green Oasis

    20 December 2011

    The Community Action Party in Salford wants to significantly increase the number of people in the city that grow their own, have access to fresh fruit and vegetables, significanyl increase the number of allotments, promote selfmanagement schemes and use...

  • My activities so far !

    23 December 2011

    Since May 2011 I have worked tirelessly day in, day out, week in, week out for our community, spent hours and hours, hundereds if not thousands of hours campaigning to improve the community where I live and beyond. I have probably delivered around 35,000...

  • A city out of control ?

    29 December 2011

    I live in the city of Salford and in a town called Swinton. I love Swinton and love my city so why am I writing this blog today ? Because I now believe our city of Salford may now be out of control. In the past few days we have all witnessed a terrible...

  • The year 2011 and what it has meant for me.

    31 December 2011

    Well who would have thought it ? From 2007 until early 2011 during most of this period, in one form or another I had to live with and endure anti-social behaviour where I lived. Full details of this are in previous blogs. This started me to campaign even...

  • Why Councillor John Merry should resign !

    02 January 2012

    It is my view that Councillor John Merry, Leader of Salford City Council should resign. I am not saying he is corrupt or anything like that as far as I know but he has in my view simply mis-managed our city. There are many reasons why I think he has done...

  • A directly-elected mayor will make our city much safer !

    03 January 2012

    A directly-elected mayor will make our city much safer. I truly believe this and I always have. This is one of the main reasons why I support this sytem of local government. I have been the serious victim of anti-social behaviour in this city. We had...

  • With a directly-elected mayor the vulnerable will be protected !

    04 January 2012

    I am 43 years old. Since I was 16 years old either in a professional or voluntary capacity all I have ever done is try to help people and improve their lives. My most recent is a ten year stint working with homeless people in the cities of Liverpool,...

  • A Directly-elected Mayor & Council/Social Housing.

    05 January 2012

    A directly-elected mayor would be good for Council tenants and/or social housing tenants. Salford has a mixture of social housing in the city. West of Salford the main landlord is City West Housing Trust and in rest of Salford it is mainly Salix Homes...

  • Public Transport in Salford

    09 January 2012

    Public transport in Salford is in chaos. The city of Salford is one of the most deprived cities in the United Kingdom yet public transport costs compared to other cities is much higher on average. The nearest comparison is Manchester. Manchester's public...

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