News archive 2011

New Salford Stadium ready for action

9 December 2011
Salford City Stadium is now complete and has been handed over to the stadium management company. The £26 million, 12,000 capacity stadium at Barton will be home to Salford City Reds and will be run by a joint venture company involving Salford City Council and Peel Holdings.

Three Salford schools set for £70 million upgrade

24 November 2011
A deal has been signed which will result in three Salford schools benefitting from £70 million worth of improvements, as part of the second phase of the Building Schools for the Future Programme (BSF).

National strike action to affect Salford services

24 November 2011
Council services in Salford are likely to be seriously disrupted as a result of national public sector strikes on Wednesday 30 November.

Salford kids performing with BBC Philharmonic

31 October 2011
School children in Salford are busy rehearsing for their big performance with the BBC Philharmonic at The Lowry theatre on Sunday 6 November.

Kick start to National Youth Work Week in Salford

31 October 2011
National Youth Work Week (29 October to 6 November) is being celebrated in Salford with lots of activities that will bring Salford's communities closer together.

Top restaurant wins Salford food award

26 October 2011
A Walkden eatery has scooped the first ever 'A Taste of Salford' award, voted for by food lovers that enjoyed the Salford Food and Drink Festival.

Salford residents urged to be warm but wary

25 October 2011
Salford residents are being urged to be vigilant about firms cold calling your home offering to fit new cavity wall and loft insulation.

Have your say on planned changes to the council constitution if there is an Elected Mayor

18 October 2011
Salford City Council is asking for residents' views on proposed changes to the council's constitution if voters in the city decide to have an Elected Mayor.

AGMA launches new-look grant scheme

14 October 2011
The Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA) is re-launching its grants scheme for the not-for-profit sector and inviting applications.

State-of-the-art new football facilities at Salford Sports Village

11 October 2011
Five new football pitches have been built at Salford Sports Village which will provide football for all ages every night of the week.

North west artist donates Bridgewater Canal painting to new Salford art exhibition

6 October 2011
A painting of the Bridgewater Canal donated by a celebrated local artist is going on display at the Salford Museum and Art Gallery from Saturday (8 October) as part of a new exhibition to mark the canal's 250th anniversary.

Salford's first outdoor play area for disabled children

30 September 2011
Salford's first outdoor play area for disabled children is opening next week (on Tuesday 4 October) after parents asked for somewhere safe for their children to play.

Demonstrations in Salford and Manchester this Sunday

30 September 2011
Please be aware of disruption and changes to public transport this Sunday (2 October) due to demonstrations taking place to coincide with the start of the Conservative Party Conference.

Pulling the wool over Ordsall Hall

28 September 2011
Salford's knitters are being urged pick up their needles and help yarn bomb Ordsall Hall, leaving it covered in wool.

Free Bridgewater Canal mobile phone app available to download

28 September 2011
A free Bridgewater Canal iPhone app written by Salford residents can now be downloaded by anybody interested in the historic waterway.

New primary school opens in Salford

23 September 2011
River View is a brand new primary school in Salford with a difference - with no school bell to regiment the day, fingerprint registrations and an outdoor woodland classroom.

Councillors team up to oppose the Boundary Review

21 September 2011
Councillors from all political parties in Salford have teamed up to oppose the Boundary Commission's plans to divide the city.

Older people to take the plunge with free swimming

21 September 2011
People aged 60 and over are being invited to take the plunge and enjoy two weeks of free swimming in Salford.

Two new high schools open in Salford

19 September 2011
Two new Salford high schools with extra community facilities have opened in Salford.

Kersal takeaway closed after cockroach complaint

16 September 2011
A Kersal takeaway shop has been forced to close until further notice after cockroaches were discovered.

Salford street party to mark first council homes in 25 years

15 September 2011
A street party is being held for residents who have moved into the first council homes to be built in Salford for 25 years.

Salford kicks back at August rioting by running free football sessions for young people

15 September 2011
Following the disturbances in the city last month, Salford City Council has organised football sessions with Manchester United coaches to give young people something positive to do after school.

Eccles by-election called to find new councillor

14 September 2011
A by-election has been called to find a new councillor for Salford's Eccles ward.

Man who dumped tyres while visiting gym is fined

9 September 2011
A man who dumped at least 80 tyres at a shopping centre car park while visiting a nearby gym has been fined.

New name for Salford's stadium

9 September 2011
As Salford's new £26 million premier sporting and community stadium rapidly moves forward at Barton, the Peel Group / Salford City Council joint venture company set up to develop and run the stadium has taken the decision to discontinue the temporary name of City of Salford Community Stadium and adopt the permanent name of Salford City Stadium.

Salford's Project Gulf team has won a national award for partnership working

9 September 2011
The Association for Public Sector Excellence (APSE) awarded Salford best Public to Public Partnership Working award, despite stiff competition from seven other councils. They were presented with the award at a ceremony in Bristol on Thursday 8 September 2011.

Funeral details for Salford councillor

7 September 2011
Following the sad news last week of the death of Councillor Cullen we are now able to provide you with the arrangements for the funeral.

Eccles singer to perform Salford love song at Monton's free folk festival

7 September 2011
An Eccles folk singer who loves Salford so much he was inspired to write a love song to the city is performing at a free Monton music festival this weekend.

Tribute to Salford councillor

1 September 2011
It is with deep regret that Salford City Council announces the death of Councillor John Cullen.

Pink pints and Eccles cake ice cream at the Salford Food and Drink Festival

31 August 2011
Pink pints and Eccles cake flavoured ice cream are just some of the delights on offer at this year's Salford Food and Drink Festival.

'Tasty' Mr Bloom to crop up at free family event

31 August 2011
CBeebies' Mr Bloom will be entertaining Salford 'tiddlers' at this weekend's A Taste of Salford event.

Salford is 'out, loud and proud' at Manchester Pride

30 August 2011
Salford was ‘out, loud and proud' at the Manchester Pride event held over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Local jobs for local people in Salford

26 August 2011
More than 100 unemployed residents have been guaranteed a job interview at the new Morrisons store in Ordsall after graduating from a course to get them back into work.

Record GCSE year in Salford

25 August 2011
Young people in Salford have once again acheived a record GCSE pass rate, with 87 per cent achieving five or more A*-C grades.

I love Salford campaign

25 August 2011
Salfordians are being encouraged to share what they love most about their city.

Court order prohibits peat extraction at Chat Moss

11 August 2011
Salford City Council has obtained a court order that will prevent the further extraction of peat at Chat Moss pending an appeal against the refusal of planning permission.

Albert Street railway bridge reopens after improvements

2 August 2011
Network Rail has completed the first stage of work to electrify the railway between Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime Street, following a £3 million investment to rebuild three bridges between Eccles and Patricroft stations.

Improved support for homeless in Salford

1 August 2011
Support for homeless people in Salford is changing as the council approves a radical plan to transform the way services are run.

Winton Park scoops green flag award

1 August 2011
Winton park has been awarded green flag status, making it Salford's fifth area with the green accolade.

New bus to MediaCityUK hits the right note

28 July 2011
Passengers using the new Salford QuaysLink bus to MediaCityUK have been serenaded on their way to work by two players from the BBC Philharmonic orchestra.

Views wanted on proposed minor changes to waste plan

22 July 2011
Greater Manchester councils want your views on proposed minor changes to the Greater Manchester Waste Plan.

East Lancs (A580) lane closure

20 July 2011
Motorists are being asked to take extra care and allow more time for their journeys as part of the East Lancashire Road (A580) in Salford will reduce to two lanes next week.

Young footballers train with Manchester United

19 July 2011
Hundreds of young amateur footballers having been getting tips from the top at training sessions with Manchester United coaches.

Salford appoints new stadium director

13 July 2011
Salford has appointed a new director to drive forward the development of its new £26 million pound community stadium at Barton.

Work begins on new Salford footbridge

13 July 2011
Work has begun on a new footbridge to link Salford to Spinningfields.

New litter boat 'Irwell Pride' sets sail in Salford

12 July 2011
A new purpose-built boat has being launched on the River Irwell to clear the water and river banks of litter and debris, improving the area for local residents and people working by one of the north west's unique waterways.

Government backs Pendleton revamp plans

11 July 2011
A multi-million pound regeneration project which will create 1,600 new homes in Salford has been approved by the government.

Lifeline for holiday club

7 July 2011
Children will still be able to enjoy a holiday club this summer after it was thrown a lifeline by a community committee.

Ordsall Hall's big fat garden party

30 June 2011
Salford's Tudor gem Ordsall Hall is celebrating its reopening with a great big garden party this Sunday (3 July from 12.00pm to 4.00pm).

Continuation of peat extraction at Chat Moss refused

30 June 2011
Salford City Council's Planning and Transport Regulatory Panel refused the grant of permission to allow the extraction of peat at Chat Moss at its meeting on 30 June 2011.

Salford praised for giving complex families a better chance in life

29 June 2011
Salford City Council has been praised by the Deputy Prime Minister for taking an innovative and forward thinking approach to supporting complex families.

Major improvements to Albert Park

29 June 2011
Work to upgrade and improve Albert Park in Broughton totalling more than £200,000 gets underway this week.

Fayrouz boosts twin town connections

29 June 2011
New town twinning links have been forged thanks to a three-month placement by French student Fayrouz Hatim.

Unlicensed landlord fined

24 June 2011
A landlord who rented out a house without a the correct licence has been prosecuted.

Salford lifeline for long term unemployed

23 June 2011
Salford council has launched a new programme to help long term unemployed residents find paid work placements, after already finding opportunities for more than 800 people.

Council calls for more feedback on city vision

21 June 2011
Residents and businesses in Salford are being given a further chance to have their say on the long term development of their city.

Reds foundation receives £10,000

17 June 2011
Salford City Reds Foundation received a welcome boost to their funds this week with a donation of £10,000 from the City of Salford Community Stadium constructors, Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd.

Bike Week events in Salford

15 June 2011
Salford City Council is encouraging residents to take to two wheels for Bike Week and join organised rides aimed at leisure and family cyclists.

Policing today, Policing tomorrow in Salford

15 June 2011
Salford is to host one of ten public meetings across the County with the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police (GMP), Peter Fahy and Chairman of the Greater Manchester Police Authority (GMPA), Councillor Paul Murphy.

Help for carers to share their stories

14 June 2011
Carers in Salford are being encouraged to share their stories as part of a national campaign to raise awareness of what life as a carer is like.

Salford's young musicians performing with the Halle

7 June 2011
More than 1,000 young musicians from Salford will be performing with the Halle Orchestra on 13 June at the Bridgewater Hall.

Domesday local history project reloaded in Salford

2 June 2011
Did you take part in the BBC Domesday local history project in 1986?

Renovation scheme transforms bedsits

2 June 2011
Eight empty flats in a supported housing scheme have been given a new lease of life.

Bowling green to get new life as community garden

1 June 2011
An old bowling green is getting a makeover to bring it back in to use as a community garden and croquet lawn.

Appeal for memorabilia

31 May 2011
Salford celebrates this year, the 50th anniversary of its twinning agreement with the French town of St Ouen, near Paris.

Plans unveiled for new Moorside High School

27 May 2011
Plans to build a new school to replace Moorside High School in Swinton have been approved.

Students dig in to help parks

26 May 2011
Green-fingered students are helping to improve Salford's parks while getting hands-on work experience to support their degrees.

Manchester and Salford set to have a joint legal service

26 May 2011
A joint legal service is set to save Manchester and Salford city councils thousands of pounds every year.

Salford's food waste to be turned into plant food

25 May 2011
Residents' food waste will be collected and turned into compost from 4 June.

More improvements for Salford's roads

25 May 2011
Salford City Council is investing £650,000 to improve the condition of the city's roads.

Foster care quilt in Salford - could you be the missing piece?

24 May 2011
A giant patchwork quilt has been made by foster carers in Salford and the children they look after - with missing squares in the quilt highlighting the need for more foster carers to come forward.

New Tesco given go ahead in Eccles

23 May 2011
The Secretary of State has supported Salford City Council's decision to allow planning permission for a new Tesco store at West One Retail Park in Eccles.

Salford saving half a million by working smarter

23 May 2011
Salford council is saving £500,000 by reducing the number of buildings it uses.

Joiner fined for dumping waste illegally

20 May 2011
A joiner from Salford who illegally dumped waste from the back of his van and let a 14-year-old boy burn it has been fined.

Academy progress is on target

18 May 2011
It has been an eventful first year for Principal Patrick Ottley O'Connor from Oasis Academy MediaCityUK.

Salford welcomes new Mayor

18 May 2011
Salford has officially welcomed its new Mayor Councillor Eric Burgoyne who was sworn in at a special ceremony earlier today.

Temporary stop notice served to halt peat extraction at Chat Moss

11 May 2011
Salford City Council has served a temporary stop notice to prevent any further extraction of peat at Chat Moss.

Salford in bid for 2013 Rugby League World Cup

11 May 2011
Salford could be a venue for one of the world's biggest sporting events with MediaCityUK becoming a dedicated 'fanzone'.

Ordsall Hall reopening

11 May 2011
The newly refurbished Ordsall Hall in Salford will open its doors to the public again on Sunday 15 May 2011.

Find out about works to council homes

6 May 2011
Residents will soon find out how money is being spent to improve their council homes.

May bank holiday fun in Salford

27 April 2011
For the first time ever Manchester Street Markets will be coming to Salford Quays on bank holiday Monday.

Changes to blue and brown recycling collections

11 April 2011
Recycling collections are due to change in Salford, blue and brown recycling bins will be collected monthly from Tuesday 12 April.

Free property marking kits spur on crime crackdown

24 March 2011
Residents in Kenyon Estate, Little Hulton are being given free home property marking kits, thanks to the council and City West Housing Trust.

Census 2011 and the changing face of Salford

24 March 2011
Salford residents can show how much their city has changed in the past ten years and shape its future by filling in their census form.

Salford's part in helping 8,000 people into work

24 March 2011
Salford has now helped more than 800 young people into work placements through the Future Jobs Fund (FJF).

Roadworks on Chapel Street

16 March 2011
Work is about to begin to transform a run down area of Salford, creating thousands of new jobs for the region.

Salford regeneration projects in top 100

15 March 2011
Four of Salford's regeneration projects are among the top 100 most successful in the country - with three in the top 50.

Memorial walkway will be a place to remember

15 March 2011
A new memorial walkway is to be created at a crematorium to help people remember their loved ones.

First stages of school plans passed

11 March 2011
The first stages of plans for a new high school and sixth form have been passed.

New play area for disabled children underway

11 March 2011
Salford's first public play area for children with disabilities is now being built.

New crossing to replace foot bridge

8 March 2011
A foot bridge badly damaged after being hit by a lorry is being replaced with a new safer pedestrian crossing.

Salford women speak up for international women's day

8 March 2011
More than 100 women across Salford have come together to celebrate 100 years of international women's day making their own short film capturing stories from inspirational Salford women who have a story to tell or pass on advice to younger women.

Parents and inspectors praise new school

3 March 2011
A school that opened its doors less than just 18 months ago has been praised by parents and inspectors.

Gold stars for Salford council website

3 March 2011
Salford has one of the best council's websites in the country and is number one in Greater Manchester, a new survey has found.

Inspection shows improvements in Salford children's services

2 March 2011
An unannounced Ofsted inspection at Salford City Council's Children's Services department has shown vast improvements in safeguarding services.

Mayor collects hamper to raise money for charities

2 March 2011
The Mayor of Salford has received a luxury hamper to help raise money for his charities.

Salford City Council signs off 2011/12 budget

2 March 2011
Salford City Council has signed off the 2011/12 budget, making more than £40m of savings.

Salford wins award for fighting crime

25 February 2011
Salford City Council's work to tackle crime has received national praise.

War memorial gets a new 21st century home

21 February 2011
A piece of history is being saved and relocated to a new 21st century home to teach future generations about the war.

Salford secures £51.8 million to improve homes

18 February 2011
Salford has secured £51.8 million from the government to improve council homes over the next four years.

Salford's budget proposals released

15 February 2011
Salford City Council has released proposals detailing how they could make more than £40m in cuts for the next financial year.

Concessionary bus fares set to change

11 February 2011
Concessionary bus fares in Greater Manchester are set to change from 3 April 2011.

Pledge to get more people online by 2012 Olympics

11 February 2011
Salford is leading the way in a pledge to get more people using the web ahead of the London 2012 Olympics.

Step forward for more school plans

7 February 2011
Plans for a new high school to replace The Swinton and Moorside sites have taken the next steps forward.

Ordsall becoming 20mph zone

4 February 2011
Ordsall residents are pleased today that the 20mph scheme they have been championing is now going ahead across their entire ward.

Families given keys to new council homes

3 February 2011
Families have been handed the keys to some of the first new council homes to be completed in Greater Manchester.

150 days to find 150 carers

3 February 2011
A search is on to find 150 foster carers in just 150 days for local authorities in the north west as part of the You Can Foster campaign.

Deal for new media school signed

2 February 2011
The deal to deliver a new specialist media academy at Salford Quays has been signed.

Young people host football tournament

1 February 2011
Young people from across Salford held a five-a-side tournament at Albert Park.

Cleanup continues in Patricroft and Eccles

21 January 2011
Community clean up activities in Patricroft and Eccles that were hampered by the snow have been continuing in January.

Groundbreaking at Salford's Greengate

21 January 2011
A groundbreaking ceremony has been held to mark the regeneration of Greengate in Salford.

Local jobs boost for Salford's young people reaches 800

20 January 2011
Salford has reached its Future Jobs Fund target - seeing 800 young people in the city helped into the labour market with a paid work placement and training.

Make 2011 a special year - You Can Foster

20 January 2011
Foster carers will be heard on radio stations across the region as well as starring in a TV advert. Salford is hoping that 2011 is the year that more people will make a difference to a child's life by becoming foster carers.

New housing service standards

14 January 2011
Social landlords in Salford have pledged to improve services for residents with a new set of housing service standards.

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