Salford City Council

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  1. Mayor calls for 'urgent' funding for buildings with unsafe cladding

    Salford Mayor Paul Dennett has called on the government to urgently provide funding for residents of buildings with unsafe cladding during the virus lockdown.

    Salford Civic Centre

    Mr Dennett has said that people's safety has been "exacerbated" by the stay-at-home restrictions, meaning residents are spending more time in unsafe buildings.

    Many residents have been paying up to £10,000 a week for interim fire safety measures such as regular fire patrols and alarm fittings.

    Mr Dennett said the government should provide funding to cover these interim safety measures so the cost is taken away from residents, as well as funding for the removal of cladding.

    He said:

    Quote Message: I remain concerned that government is not doing enough to protect residents from life changing bills.
    Quote Message: We have already seen how the broken regulatory system which has created an industrial crisis has impacted on high rise residents in Greater Manchester and we will no doubt see this expand to affect residents in smaller blocks of flats.
  2. Council launches mental health support service

    Salford City Council has launched a new mental health support service in collaboration with NHS Salford Clinical Commissioning Group and charities in the area.

    Salford City Council building

    The service, called Beyond, is offering online and telephone support for those who are struggling with poor mental health due to Covid-19.

    Support includes talking therapies, mindfulness tips and advice on how to adapt or establish a routine while self-isolating.

    Judd Skelton, assistant director at the council, said:

    Quote Message: Beyond truly demonstrates the spirit of Salford and will provide helpful and compassionate support to people who are struggling with their mental health in the current challenging situation.
  3. Video content

    Video caption: Still I Rise celebrates Salford’s black, Asian and minority ethnic communities

    It uses photography to tell the stories of some of those working in the city’s public and voluntary sectors

  4. Plans for 23-storey city tower block approved

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Plans for a 23-storey residential tower block in Salford have been approved by councillors despite a lack of affordable housing in the proposal.

    Tower block

    Developers Silverlane have been given the green light to demolish parts of Vicarage Grove to build 272 apartments in three interlinked buildings, of four, six and 23 storeys, in Eccles.

    Labour ward councillor Michael Wheeler said the additional homes in the centre would bring "immeasurable benefits" to the town centre and help drive down anti-social behaviour.

    Conservative councillor Bob Clarke described the design as "appalling" and a "blot" on the landscape and was among those concerned about there being no affordable housing.

    The application was approved with conditions that would allow the appearance to be softened.

  5. 'Magnificent' trees vandalised in Salford

    Two sycamore trees which have been in Salford for 50 years have been vandalised and will need to be removed, the city council says.


    The trees near the A580 in Worsley were discovered with a ring around each tree removed right down to the bare wood, using a process known as girdling.

    As a result, both trees will die as they cannot draw up water or food because of the breach in the bark.

    The vandalised grafitti

    Councillor David Lancaster said the authority would now have to use "scarce public money" to remove them.

    Appealing for witnesses to the work being done, he said the matter had been reported to police.

    He added:

    Quote Message: It looks as if a chainsaw was used and it would have taken 15 to 20 minutes of work to do this.
    Quote Message: Whoever is responsible has deliberately set out to kill these two magnificent trees – this is not just a random bit of vandalism.
  6. Video content

    Video caption: 'Very worrying time' for Dawnus workers, says FM

    Workers were told at a meeting that the company has gone into administration.