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  1. Trafford residents thanked for following Covid-19 guidelines

    Labour, Conservative, Green and Liberal Democrat leaders in Trafford have written a joint letter thanking residents for following Covid-19 guidelines.

    Trafford Town Hall

    As well as advising residents to still contact the council for any emotional, financial or medical support, the letter also praised volunteers and businesses who have supported their local communities.

    The letter stated:

    Quote Message: Many people will have had their lives affected, either at home or at work, because of the pandemic. Please know that if you are affected then there is help available and you should not suffer in silence.
    Quote Message: These are indeed trying times for us. But this is when we most need to stick together and be one home, one street, one community, one Trafford.
  2. Council urges community groups to access financial support

    Trafford Council has urged community groups in the area to access Covid-19 support grants to help them stay financially secure during the lockdown.

    Trafford Town Hall

    The grants of up to £5,000 are available from local and national charities, including the National Lottery Community Fund and Forever Manchester.

    Councillor Graham Whitham, executive member for communities, said:

    Quote Message: I would urge any group who could benefit from some extra funding to apply for a grant. The money will make a real difference to those groups who may be struggling financially during these difficult times.

    The council praised groups that have helped the council support vulnerable residents, such as through delivering PPE at hubs across the Manchester region.

  3. Fly-tippers will be prosecuted, warns council

    Trafford Council has warned that people who fly-tip their rubbish during the lockdown will be prosecuted.

    Trafford Council town hall

    It comes after a steady rise in incidents in the borough throughout the lockdown, prompting the council to warn that anyone caught will be taken to court.

    Councillor Stephen Adshead, cabinet member for the environment, said:

    Quote Message: I acknowledge the difficulties residents are facing managing their waste at this time but there is no excuse for fly-tipping.
    Quote Message: We will continue to take a tough line on incidents of fly-tipping and will keep on investigating all reports with a view to prosecuting those responsible.
  4. Council makes appeal for PPE from businesses

    Trafford Council is appealing for businesses to donate any unwanted supplies of PPE.

    Medical staff in PPE

    The authority says that although it currently has sufficient supplies for its health and social care staff, demand is increasing.

    The council is particularly appealing for goggles, aprons, gloves, masks, visors and hand sanitiser.

    Public health director Eleanor Roaf said:

    Quote Message: We are working with our local care providers to ensure they always have the stock they need and are actively looking at ways to increase local stocks.

    A spokesman for the council also confirmed they are keen to hear from businesses who are interested in manufacturing PPE.

  5. Council praises volunteers helping vulnerable residents

    Trafford Council has praised 100 volunteers who are helping the council reach vulnerable residents who cannot leave their homes.

    Trafford Town Hall

    The authority has set up six community hubs located across the borough that provide food and medical parcels to those most at risk of Covid-19.

    They are staffed by volunteers and council workers, and over 400 people have offered to help with 100 currently working in the hubs.

    Councillor Graham Whitham said:

    Quote Message: We’ve been overwhelmed with the response from the public, who all want to do their bit to support our most vulnerable communities, for which we are extremely grateful.
    Quote Message: Without the help and support from our amazing volunteers, it would have been an impossible task to reach those that need our help the most.
  6. Trafford coronavirus hubs 'not advertised' to prevent unnecessary spread of virus

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    Five community hubs have been set up in Trafford to support people through the COVID-19 outbreak, but to avoid overcrowding and prevent further unnecessary spread of the virus, their exact location is being kept quiet by the local council.

    The centres are available to those living in the area who are self-isolating or vulnerable and are being run by volunteers.

    They have been set up and co-ordinated by Trafford Council, Trafford Housing Trust, Thrive, Trafford Stronger Communities Board and other local community groups.

    The centres officially opened on Monday and their exact location in Altrincham, Gorse Hill, Partington, Sale and Urmston will be given to residents who need support or those volunteering to assist when they call the dedicated helpline 0300 3309073.

    Council leader Andrew Western said:

    Quote Message: We will not be advertising the locations as, for obvious reasons, we need to manage the number of people on site at any one time.
    Quote Message: The hubs will be able to offer support with shopping and other errands, food parcels and other types of practical assistance.
    Quote Message: Moving forward, local food banks will be run from the hubs.
    Quote Message: They can also connect residents to specialist advice and information services where required.