On Wednesday 5th October you may have noticed a lot of activity going on around Old Trafford. Lorries full of plants, piles of compost, water bottles and flowerpots, coach loads of volunteers….
This was the day that several alleys in Old Trafford were to be transformed from grot spots where people fly tipped to beautiful spaces where the community can use, enjoy and children play.
Love Old Trafford have worked with GROUNDWORKS and external funders to bring about this project and it is amazing to see the transformation!
The alleys have been cleaned, swept, drains mended, gates painted and filled with lots of wonderful plants,herbs, furniture, play equipment and lights.
The alleys between Ayres road, Lanshaw street, Worthington street, Pemberton street and Howarth street no longer look dirty and dumped in but are now beautiful spaces that Old Trafford can be proud of.
This is a fantastic result for lots of the residents on these streets who have worked so hard previously in combatting flytipping and creating nice spaces in these alleys and it will hopefully be an encouragement for those residents who may have contributed to the problems in the past to change their actions and enjoy these new community areas.
Check out #NOTINMYALLEY for more information about how we can keep our alleys clean and useable.
Alley parties have already been had this weekend to celebrate the work that has been done and it is wonderful to see the community coming together like this.
If you dont live on one of these streets but would like to come and see the transformed alleys for yourself we will be doing a tour of the alleys on SATURDAY 5th NOVEMBER 11am-12pm. Meet at Myrtle Street next to the Post office on Ayres road.
Come along! We will also be looking at ideas and projects in which we can continue this work around old Trafford and build on what has been started.