Cycling to RHS Garden Bridgewater (Part 1)

We’ve been waiting with some anticipation for news of the cycle route to RHS Garden Bridgewater opening. Given it’s relatively nearby, we wanted to be able to cycle there, rather than drive, so we’ve been waiting for the walking and cycling path from the Bridgewater Canal to be complete.

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Stretford Arndale late 80s / early 90s

With all the current discussion going on about the redevelopment of Stretford town centre, it’s good timing that I came across some old negatives of mine, including these shots of Stretford Arndale from the late 80s / early 90s. As you can probably guess, I’m not really sure of the exact date, but it was around that time.

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Stretford Mall Public Consultation 2021

On 15 January 2021, Trafford Council and Bruntwood Works published the latest consultation for Stretford Town Centre and Stretford Mall, on the back of the recent fantastic news of £17.6m being awarded to the town from the government’s Future High Streets Fund.

This is the latest in a long line of masterplans and consultations for Stretford town centre, going back to the ill-fated UA92 proposals and the revised Stretford Masterplan and beyond.

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Trafford Civic Quarter Masterplan

Well, what a difference a year makes. This time in 2017 we were in the middle of the highly divisive UA92 and Refreshed Stretford Masterplan consultation. Since then, the 2018 local elections brought a change of executive at Trafford Council, plans for Turn Moss were scrapped and we’ve started to see a different approach from the council in regards to development in Stretford.

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