Trafford Bins: Recycling More than Before!

There are recent changes to recycling in Trafford, and happily you can recycle more than before – and all for free! This month saw the end of Green Bin charges, which is very welcome. There’s still time to swap your green caddy for a full sized Green Bin: deadline at the time of writing is the 28th June.

According to information that the Council sent to Love Old Trafford you can now leave the lids on plastic bottles for your Black Bin. You can also include food and juice cartons in your Blue Bin. Look out for a new recycling guide soon!

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The 3rd ‘R’: Recycling

There have been some changes to recycling in Trafford, and it’s good news! Some of us in Love Old Trafford have already taken the chance to upgrade to a full size green bin for free, and we’re celebrating the return of free collections for garden & kitchen compostable waste. But did you know that you can put the lids of plastic bottles into your black bin? We’re delighted to be keeping those out of landfill. It all helps us to reduce waste.

Check the latest One Trafford recycling guide to make sure you are recycling everything you can!

https://www.trafford.gov.uk/residents/environment/recycling-rubbish-and-waste/docs/Trafford-recycling-guide.pdf

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!