News from July 2013

Salford streets ahead as council picks up national gong

31 July 2013
Salford is officially streets ahead of the rest after the new-look Chapel Street was recognised as the nation's most attractive road.

Weather or not - we're filling potholes

31 July 2013
Scorching sunshine and sudden downpours haven't put Salford City Council's pothole squad off their work.

Council tries 'speed dating' to beat bedroom tax

29 July 2013
A 'speed dating' experiment has proved the perfect catch to help social housing tenants beat the bedroom tax.

Salford residents recycle more

29 July 2013
Salford residents have saved 2,500 tonnes of rubbish from being sent to landfill in two months - this is the weight of more than 350 large African elephants. Recycling has increased by 13 per cent at the same time.

Make your summer fun and healthy

26 July 2013
Cooking, crafts, boot camps and bike rides are all on the menu this summer in Irlam and Cadishead to make the summer holidays fun and healthy.

Call for clarity on night shelter

22 July 2013
Salford City Mayor Ian Stewart has called on the government to do more to protect the homeless after a housing benefit decision almost closed the doors of a local night shelter for good.

Make a splash - free swimming is back in Salford!

19 July 2013
Bored of hanging around the shops? Kids getting on your nerves? Why not visit your local swimming pool and get the kids in for free!

Look out Bradley Wiggins!

16 July 2013
Even Tour de France winners have to start somewhere!

Plain stupid, says Salford City Mayor

15 July 2013
Salford City Mayor Ian Stewart has branded the government's decision to back down on tobacco packaging as "plain stupid."

Police up reward for wanted Michael Cope

11 July 2013
Police officers looking for wanted Michael Cope have increased the reward on offer to £25,000.

Happy ending for mum after fairground accident

10 July 2013
A Salford mum who couldn't climb stairs to read her daughter a bedtime story has been given a happy ending by an award winning council service.

Salford set to send cigarettes up in smoke

9 July 2013
Salford has become the first council in the country to commit to a tobacco free future.

Help is at hand to get toasty

8 July 2013
Salford home owners are being encouraged to apply for free or discounted work on their homes to help save energy and reduce fuel bills.

Rugby League World Cup visits Salford City Stadium

5 July 2013
America or Scotland? Stars and Stripes or the Scottish Saltire? Hotdogs or haggis?

Salford: becoming a Living Wage city

4 July 2013
More than 2,000 Salford people are to benefit from being paid a Living Wage after seven public sector organisations announced the move.

Transport boss retires - to do school run

4 July 2013
A Salford transport boss who spent years managing the city's school run has retired - to take charge of getting his grandchildren to school.

Start in Salford wins mental health contract

3 July 2013
Mental health groups and drop in sessions are to be given a boost in Salford by experienced charity Start in Salford.

Salford's Bereavement Service is awarded for care and compassion

2 July 2013
Salford City Council's Bereavement Service has been reaccredited with a nationally recognised customer service award.

Guide to good care published

1 July 2013
Relatives of residents of care homes are being offered advice and guidance on how to keep their loved ones safe and well.

Linzi Ashton murder investigation update

1 July 2013
Mother-of-two Linzi was found at her home on Westbourne Road, Winton by relatives shortly before 6.00pm on Saturday 29 June 2013.

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