Do you fancy learning to scythe?

Scything and meadow maintenance workshops

Hullard Park

Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July

The Friends of Hullard Park have teamed up with Steve Tomlin to run two days of scything workshops in our wildflower meadow.

Come along for one or both days, it’s free for residents of Old Trafford

For more information email hullardparkm16@gmail.com

Or sign up here on Eventbrite

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Trafford Plaza Development Planned

Last year Old Trafford’s first high-rise block of flats received planning permission from the Council. This 16-storey building will be built on what is now the carpark next to the Park Rise flats on Seymour Grove, immediately adjacent to Seymour Park.

Trafford Plaza Development

Local residents created a petition urging the Council to overturn the planning permission decision. There are questions around some of the studies and supposed consultation carried out, and many residents are concerned about the scale of the development and its impact on the park, residents of Park Rise, local schools and traffic.

To find out more, please read the full case on the petition here.

 

Help OT to go Plastic-Free!

Here at Love Old Trafford we’re passionate about our local environment and making OT a better place to live. For our latest project we want to support residents, businesses and other local organisations to go plastic-free and find greener alternatives.

We’re having an open meeting at Limelight on Saturday, 23rd March, 2pm. Come along to find out more, share ideas and discuss how you might like to be involved.

Don’t worry if you can’t make it! We’re also organising a litter-pick as part of the campaign. On Saturday, 6th April at 11:00 am we’ll be meeting at the corner of Seymour Grove and Ayres Road. We’ll be working our way along Seymour Grove and helping to make one of Old Trafford’s main thoroughfares tidy. We hope to see you there!

How much do you love your parks?

It would be great to see you in Hullard Park for some gardening and tidying on the last Saturday of every month starting 30th March 2019 from 10.30am – 12.30pm

Our Hullard Park gardening club starts again March and is a great opportunity to learn more about plants and gardening, and even pick up some meadow maintenance skills, (there are scything workshops planned for later in the year). Please bring your own gardening fork, trowel and gloves if you have them (we’ve got some if not).

Or if you prefer the therapeutic power of litter picking we would love to see you too.

Please come dressed for the weather and to get messy. To find out more and keep in touch follow us on

2019 Gardening Club Programme (subject to change)

30th March – Strulching circular beds

27th April – Soft plant dividing and more strulching

25th May – Prestage Street planting

6th – 7th July – Scything workshop

31st August – Weeding, tidying

28th September – Scything and collecting

26th October – Soft Planting

30th November – Planting native spring bulbs

Children and young people under 14 years are welcome when accompanied and supervised by an adult.

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Tidy up Time!

Love Old Trafford has partnered with the Human Relief Foundation to bring you our latest litter pick. We’ll be focusing our efforts on the area around Stamford st, Shrewsbury St, Afifah School and the playing fields on Cornbrook St.

Wajahat Hussain has already been busy organising and recruiting volunteers, forming links with our local mosques. This event links nicely with the recent efforts of the Transform Our Patch group to overhaul the alley between Shrewsbury and Stamford streets.

Join us on Saturday, 10th November at 1:15pm, at Masjid-e-Noor, 87 Stamford St., and help #CleanupMcr! Register at tinyurl.com/CleanupMcr. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

LOT Tackles Postal Litter

In our latest move to tackle litter, we’ve taken on Royal Mail! Specifically we’re concerned about the number of rubber bands, used to bundle letters, ending up on our streets.

These bands don’t biodegrade, and are precisely the kind of waste that can end up in our waterways.

We staged a protest, supported by Old Trafford Labour, at the Norton Street sorting office, and we’ll be raising our concerns with Royal Mail’s CEO.

This latest move comes as part of our ongoing efforts to reduce litter and improve our local environment through our #plasticfreeOT project.

Shady Goings-on in Old Trafford…

On Saturday, 13th October Love Old Trafford members and friends rolled up their sleeves and got planting! Under the expert guidance of St John’s gardener, Cath Wade, shade-loving plants have been planted in the bed at the Chorlton Road end of Ayres Road, under the large Ash trees.

The bed looks lovely already, partly thanks to whichever good soul had already put in some plants of their own. Our volunteers worked around these existing plants wherever they found them, to implement Cath’s design. Special thanks go out from us to Cath for preparing the plants, designing the scheme and showing our planters how to work around tree roots!

Tea, Cake and Centenary Gardens

It’s back to school time, and many of us have been sorting and organising ourselves after this beautiful summer. In this spirit, the lovely team at Centenary Gardens will be pruning, hacking and tidying in this Saturday, 8th September from 1-3pm. Why not join in, then catch up with your neighbours over cake and tea? For keen and aspiring gardeners there will also be the chance to learn how to prune cherry and plum trees. All ages welcome!

Keep off the Grass!

keep off the grass

Have you walked down Prestage Street recently?  The work is nearly completed.  Work has taken longer than expected with some additional items, needing time to cure, grow or bed in.

prestage street 1 8618You will notice that there are some areas of dirt – not very attractive yet! – but they are seeded with grass and need at least 4 weeks to grow.  So please keep off the fenced area so the grass has a chance to grow.  If you have any questions then please contact Julie Hyslop at Groundwork between Wednesday and Friday on:-

T: 0161 220 1016

M: 07990952508

E: julie.hyslop@groundwork.org.uk

Groundwork are the people who have been developing the plot for Love Old Trafford.

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Prestage Street out of Jam?!

Hi Old Trafford people – and especially all those living around Prestage Street and the old Duerr’s Jam factory site.  Duerr’s continues it’s migration ​`​down south` (sure you’re meant to do this with an accent) towards Wythenshawe.  Back here `up north’ we have been trying to make improvements to the Prestage Street area for several years.   Including planting fruit bearing plants, as a nod to the historical jam production in the area.  Mural Life has recently been joining in with improvement with their wonderful gable end art.

We are pleased to announce Groundworks have been working with us and have decided to take on the challenge.  They will be starting a large scale landscape development and improvement project in the area.  Work starts on May 3rd and will last for 3 weeks.  So it’s time to go out and take photos for the before, during and after shots.  Share them on our facebook page.

If you want to know more please get in touch and we can share what we know and put you in touch with the right people in Groundworks Trust.   Alternatively they have told us they will be putting up signs in the area to share what they plan to do.

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