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  • Salford Council's "Home to School" Transport Fury

    22 August 2012

    The Deputy Leader of the Community Action Party Michael Moulding has received information that as the new school year is about to start our young children may be being put at risk because of cuts in services, cuts in school escorts and under-cutting of...

  • Letter to Wigan Evening Post

    22 August 2012

    Dear Editor, I must congtratulate the editorial Wigan Evening Post 21/08/2012 "A town needing job boost" in relation to the proposed new Sainsbury's superstore for Golborne. Your newspaper correctly highlighted the invaluable jobs boost, investment and...

  • Open Communication to Councillor John Merry "Salford's Home to School Transport Fury"

    26 August 2012

    Dear Councillor Merry, I have read your rebuttal of my concerns about Salford Council's actions in relation to the recent awarding of contracts in the "Salford Home to School Transport Fury" which I highlighted recently on Salfordonline. I am certain...

  • Letter to Wigan Evening Post 28/08/2012

    28 August 2012

    Dear Editor, Your article in todays Wigan Evening Post 28/08/2012 "Wigan the worst for Carless ?" clearly highlights the need for cheaper public transport throughout Greater Manchester. The extortionate prices fee paying customers have to pay in this...

  • Shamed Labour Councillor admits failure !

    29 August 2012

    Swinton South Labour Councillor Howard Balkind admits exclusively on Salfordonline that after an investigation into his conduct, that he fell below the standards he expected but as yet has failed to issue a public apology. Michael Moulding, Deputy Leader...

  • All Things Salford - Article 11

    29 August 2012

    I have chosen to write this blog on the evening of the start of London 2012 Paralympic Games and in the week when Salford's first directly-elected Mayor shamefully shifts the blame by releasing early information through a press release that he will probably...

  • Salford Green Party Gutter Politics !

    31 August 2012

    The Deputy Leader of the Community Action Party Michael Moulding condemns the vile & vicious Salford Green Party activists for their inappropriate and probably unlawful attacks on others on local media websites. The Deputy Leader of the Community Action...

  • John Merry and Salford Council Fail to respond "Homes to School" Transport Fury

    04 September 2012

    On the 24th August Merry from Salford Council angrily refutes Michael Moulding's concerns about the safety of Salford's children which was published by Salfordonline, as though his word means everyone should believe what he says and have confidence in...

  • Letter to Salford Advertiser

    04 September 2012

    Dear Editor, Your article "Thousands will see Council Tax Rise Under Cuts" Advertiser 30/08/2012 when Salford's Mayor already warns before any consultation that decisions he is anticipated to make will hit the most vulnerable in society. Lets be clear...

  • Community Action Party is opposed to the abolition of Disability Living Allowance.

    05 September 2012

    The Community Action Party is opposed to the abolition of Disability Living Allowance (DLA). The government intend to do the following despite less than 0.5% of DLA being fraudulently claimed :- 1) Abolish Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and replace...

  • Campaign Launched to Save Disability Living Allowance

    05 September 2012

    The Community Action Party has launched a campaign to save the Disability Living Allowance benefit paid by the Department for Work & Pensions. From 2013 onwards central government intend to commence the abolition of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and...

  • Press Release - Disability Living Allowance

    06 September 2012

    PLEASE HELP US PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE IN THE UK LIVING WITH DISABILITIES & ILLNESSES, INCLUDING TENS OF THOUSANDS IN YOUR TOWN/CITY WHO DO NOT YET REALISE THE MASSIVE IMPACT ON WELFARE TO COME FROM 2013 ONWARDS WHICH WILL RESULT IN THOUSANDS...

  • Asda Planning application update

    13 January 2012

    The developer for the planning application for the new Asda supermarket GVA has telephoned me back. They have confirmed their plans DO involve the removal of the burial ground at the former Swinton Unitarian Church where bygone Swintonians lay in peace....

  • Please respect our bygone Swintonians !!

    15 January 2012

    Many of you would have probably seen me walking miles and miles around Swinton delivering my leaflets keeping local people informed. On my travels when going through Swinton centre I notice that despite signs at St Peters Church which clearly tells people...

  • A Swinton mayor for Salford !!

    15 January 2012

    A directly-elected mayor for Salford and he or she lives in Swinton. How good would that scenario be for our town ? Well, if you vote YES and Salford decides to have a directly-elected mayor system of local government on the 26th January 2012, it is not...

  • Lancashire or Greater Manchester ?

    16 January 2012

    I am a Preston lad through and through which means I am a Lancashire lad through and through too ! Many years ago I moved into Swinton which in previous years was also part of Lancashire. This may explain why I personally feel quite at home living here....

  • A city of Salford Mayor or a Greater Manchester Mayor ?

    16 January 2012

    So the town of Swinton is in the city of Salford ! Over recent weeks, months I have been shouting up for Swinton, its people and demanding mutual respect for the town. In doing so, does that make me anti-salford ? Answer - No it does not ! During my campaigns...

  • Swinton Unitarian Church - Swinton Hall Rd v Asda ?

    17 January 2012

    As we ponder the merits or not of the new proposed Asda at Swinton precinct, and many a discussion already about the effect any Asda would have on 1) local residents 2) Small business 3) Swinton precinct it seems there is now another consideration that...

  • Asda Planning Application - Swinton Further update

    17 January 2012

    According to information presented in the planning application there are 55 burial plots containing 313 deceased people at the burial ground at the once Swinton Unitarian Church on Swinton Hall Rd and presumably all if not most are Swintonians. I have...

  • Swinton deceased for an Asda Car Park ?

    18 January 2012

    Asda Planning Application, Swinton. Swinton deceased to make way for a Car Park ! A planning application has been submitted to Salford City Council to build an Asda supermarket adjacent to Swinton Precinct. Swinton Precinct in recent times has deteriorated...

  • City of Salford's White Elephant No 1

    19 January 2012

    My earlier blogs indicate why we need a new Leader at Salford City Council and why Councillor Merry, unelected Leader of Salford Council should go. In my earlier blog I said we need Councillor Merry to go or we will ie our Council will go bust. Salford...

  • Does Salford need fixing ?

    20 January 2012

    Today, Stephen Morris from the English Democrats NW attended an interview with Hazel Blears MP on The Politics Show to be screened on Sunday at 12.00 noon about the mayoral referendum in the city of Salford as to whether the city is to have a directly-elected...

  • Introduction to the Directly Elected Council Leader (AKA Mayoral) System

    21 January 2012

    INTRODUCTION TO THE DIRECTLY ELECTED COUNCIL LEADER (AKA MAYORAL) SYSTEM Introduction The possibility of having directly elected Executive Mayors (Council Leaders) was introduced in the Local Government Act 2000. THE UK currently has 13 directly elected...

  • 21st january 2012 - A day to remember

    21 January 2012

    Referendum day is fast approaching and The Mayoral Alliance (The Community Action Party & English Democrats NW) as we have done over many weeks went out with a tannoy system around the city to campaign for a directly elected mayor system of local government....

  • Asda Planning application - Update

    22 January 2012

    Update :- Asda Planning Application I am starting to collect information about the deceased at this burial ground and can confirm soldiers around the WW1 period are buried at the former chapelyard of The Swinton Unitarian Church. I am told that any distant...

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