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


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

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Vote at Tesco if you Love Old Trafford

Voting starts on 1st September for Love Old Trafford Upcycling Parties.

If you are fed up with #OTRevolting make sure you vote every time you shop at these Tesco stores:

  • Tesco Metro, Stretford Mall, M32 9BD
  • Tesco Extra, Chester Road, M32 0RW
  • Tesco Express, Esso Chorlton, M21 9PT
  • Tesco Express, Barley Moor Road Chorlton, M21 8AY
  • Tesco Superstore, Hereford Street, Sale, M33 7XN
  • Tesco Express, Green Lane, Sale, M33 5PP
  • Tesco Express, Manor Avenue, Sale, M33 4XA
  • Tesco Express, Norris Road, Sale, M33 2UN

You’ll be voting for …

Local residents to do something about fly tipping, find new homes for once cherished items and give a new lease of life to waste materials.

Each Upcycling Party will be an invitation-only event to make a clean start: A skip is placed on a side street and households sharing alleys are invited to bring along things they want to throwaway, swap or recycle.  While at the same time recycling workshops give local residents the opportunity to create useable items for their home and garden from waste materials and using basic household tools.

Then what?

We will let you know before Christmas how much Bags of Help funding we have won and we’ll start planning some upcycling parties – sign up now and you could have one on your street!

Love Old Trafford meeting 9 Feb 2016

We would like to invite you to come to the next LOTS (Love Old Trafford) meeting to find out more about what we do, and to get involved.  We are meeting on Tuesday 9th Feb in St. John’s Centre at our new time of 7.30pm.  We plan to finish by 9.30pm.

You are welcome to come and find out about what we do and meet some of the people who are involved.  We are all local residents and are involved in our spare time, giving whatever time we feel we can give.  If you come to a meeting there is no expectation that you get involved in everything, or anything at all. People usually come with a passion for a particular issue – fly tipping in their alley; litter in the park; seeing an empty plot of land they think would make a good growing site.  Others just come because they want to support others in their community in making a better place to live.

If you do have a burning issue that you want to bring to the group we ask you to email us prior to the meeting to let us know.  As residents we know there is nothing more frustrating than having a problem to solve and not having the time to discuss it with others and find support.

Hope to see you at our next meeting.



Want to get involved in organising an open gardens event in Old Trafford in 2015?

Want to get involved in organising an open gardens event in Old Trafford in 2015?

Love Old Trafford is a local residents’ group for people who love where they live and want to make it even better! We are organising an Open Gardens event on Sunday 5th July 2015 to celebrate gardening achievements and to share ideas about growing.

We invite local residents and community groups to open their yards and gardens to visitors for one day. We have received generous funding from St John’s Sunshine to help get this project up and running and we’ll produce a leaflet with map to guide people around the area’s open gardens.

We need input from interested individuals and groups of gardeners to help make this event a success. If you have ideas on what an Old Trafford open gardens event should look like or if you know someone whose garden is a hidden gem and worth including, we’d love to hear from you.

If you’d like to help a little or a lot, please come along to the next Love Old Trafford meeting on Tuesday 9th December at 6:45pm. The venue is St John’s Centre, St John’s Road, Old Trafford, Manchester M16 7GX.

We are particularly interested to hear from anyone with expertise in event planning and digital or print marketing but any input at all will be warmly welcomed and appreciated!

We also look forward to learning about special Old Trafford gardens and gardeners that you know about who may wish to take part.

If you are unable to attend the meeting but interested to get involved please email us:


Big Dig on Prestage Street, Old Trafford

On Saturday 31 May 2014 a small band of local residents took part in a Big Dig and planted some bee-friendly plants on a small piece of land at Prestage Street/Worthington Street, Old Trafford.

We wanted to see what local people thought of the planting, whether they wanted to see more planting, and whether they would like to get involved. The response from speaking to locals was very positive. Everyone said it looked really good and some said they would get involved next time.

We need people that live nearby to look after the plants. If you’re passing by and the plants look dry then put a bit of water on them. When they get a bit bigger you can pick some of the herbs and cook with them.

Thank you to Adactus Housing for providing vouchers for the Bee-Friendly plants. Thank you to the residents that provided some more plants and refreshments.

Old Trafford planting bee friendly plants 1

Old Trafford planting bee friendly plants 2

Old Trafford planting potatoes

Old Trafford plants ready to be planted

Prestage and Worthington Streets Old Trafford before 1

Prestage and Worthington Streets Old Trafford before 2

Prestage and Worthington Streets Old Trafford in progress 1

Prestage and Worthington Streets Old Trafford in progress 2

Prestage and Worthington Streets Old Trafford planting plants