Borough News

Aug 14, 2017
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The Friends of Walkden Station (FOWS) is a community volunteer group, founded in February 2007 that campaigns for improved facilities and services from Walkden station in Greater Manchester. They received the Queens Award for Voluntary Service in 2016. Lorraine Worsley Carter MBE DL visited Walkden Station and met Andy Barlow, Chair of FOWS to get an update about their work.

Their first art project has been installed recently at the station, designed by a local artist, Mark Mennell, working together with young people from Salford College. This has fulfilled a long-held ambition for FOWS, and they hope to follow this up in due course with further art projects involving local schools.

The Friends of Walkden Station have also completed their installation of planters and troughs recently too.

Andy told Lorraine, “Amongst other projects we have been working on, is our station car park proposal which looks to be bearing fruit, with strong support from Salford City Council to deliver a 107-space facility on a former council depot adjacent to our station -subject to final allocation of funding.”

Full details can be found on their website

Jul 5, 2017
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Salford DL Lorraine Worsley Carter MBE was invited by the director Sue Jenkins and writer of the play Danny Clifford to attend their last night of ‘From Heaven to Hell.’ The play took place at the Salford Arts Theatre, a community theatre in the heart of Salford.

The play is a story, based on true events, of love, loss and loyalty dedicated to the 1st Salford Pals who died at the battle of the Somme. Two men join the Salford Pals in the First World War and form an unlikely friendship. Before they head off to war they experience fun, laughter and love. The story contrasts life at the front line and experiences in the 1916 Battle of the Somme with the women left behind in Salford.

 The Story not only focuses on the men fighting, but on the relationships between them and the women left behind and the struggles as they adjust to life without their husbands.

Profits from the play will go to the British Legion.

Lorraine is pictured alongside the producer, Sue Jenkins and the writer, Danny Clifford.

Jul 4, 2017
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Lorraine Worsley Carter  MBE DL attends the the Ordsall and Langworthy Networking Event held at Together Trust, a charity that offers care, support and special education to children, adults and families, in Ordsall.

It was an opportunity to meet representatives from many local organisations including Salford Council, the Neighbourhood Policing Team, the Health Improvement Team and community organisations such as Salford Credit Union and also Salford CVS promoting volunteering within the community.

Lorraine is pictured here with Mr. Bernard Nwaiwu, Projects Director for the CEDE Foundation who help people in the margins of society through delivery of employment skills and support, helping them to live healthy lifestyles and by promoting intergenerational activities and active citizenship.

Jun 13, 2017
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On Wednesday 7 June 2017 the Tameside District Committee visited the new Mayor of Tamside, Councillor Joyce Bowerman, to present her with a cheque from The Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund to help towards her nominated charities. 

This year the Mayor will be supporting four charities they are:

Marie Curie

Tameside 4 Good

Anthony Seddon Fund

Mesothelioma UK Charitable Fund

Pictured with the Mayor is her husband and consort Fred, Sharman Birtles JP DL, Wing Commander Roy Catterall DL RAF VR(t) and Commander (SCC) Janet Evans MBE DL RNR

May 22, 2017
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Physiotherapist, Jadwiga Siuda of Therapy First Physiotherapy, based at Media City Salford, has been awarded a 'Certificate of Recognition in Career Progression in Health and Care’ in the Learning Matters Health and Care Awards in the North West. 

Learning Matters Awards are part of a cross sector adult learning campaign delivered for the health and care sector through a number of key partnerships. The campaign grew out of the biggest and longest running learning campaign in Europe – Adult Learners Week. Both campaigns and awards are all about celebrating and recognising the achievements of people who find time and energy to learn something new each year and whose stories provide the inspiration to encouragement to  others.

Lorraine Worsley Carter MBE, a Deputy Lieutenant of Greater Manchester and a Salford Quays resident was asked to present the certificate to Jadwiga on behalf of Health Education England, Voluntary Sector North West and Manchester Museum.

Mar 21, 2017
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Each borough in Greater Manchester hold Citizenship Ceremonies. Administered and conducted by the Register Offices, a Deputy Lieutenant attends each ceremony and congratulates the attendees on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen and the Lord-Lieutenant.

At a recent Trafford Citizenship Ceremony, children from Year 6 of St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Sale attended, recited a Poem, presented each of the new Citizens with a souvenir book mark and heartedly joined in the singing of the National Anthem.

Their presence added greatly to the occasion and was welcomed by all present. The children are pictured with Paul Goddard LVO DL and The Mayor of Trafford, Councillor Judith Lloyd. Paul said, "The children really made the new citizens feel welcome. This was a great idea by Trafford Register Office and really adds to the sense of occasion"

If you want to become a British Citizen you will find guidance here

Mar 17, 2017
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All Saints Primary School in Gorton held a "World at Work Week" between the 13th March and the 17th March 2017. During the week they had visits to the Football Museum, Gorton Monastery and the Space Project as well as holding a job fair where the children were given the opportunity to interview people from different professions in order to find out more about each role.

Paul Griffiths DL, who grew up in Gorton, is a previous High Sheriff and the Chairman of the Gorton Monastery Trust. He attended at the school to talk about his current and previous roles and his duties as a Deputy Lieutenant at the school assembly.

The children were very excited as he went to the school in his uniform and took time out to visit all the classrooms so that all the children had the opportunity to ask lots of questions.

The picture shows him with Ms Toni Elliott Headteacher and all the form leaders.

 

Feb 19, 2017
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Deputy Lieutenant, Joyce Redfearn CBE, presented a cheque from the Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund to St Elizabeth’s Church Aspull, Wigan.

The cheque was handed to Rev Simon Pritchard following the morning service on Sunday 19th February. Joyce then had an opportunity to speak with church members and listen to what has been done over the past 6 years to restore the building, and also what the future plans are. She was also given a copy of the church guide book containing relevant historical facts and information about the building.

The money will be used as part of a huge fundraising effort by the church to upgrade the internal facilities of the building so that it is more accessible to community groups of all ages throughout the week. The facilities will include a meeting room new toilets including disabled facilities and a new well equipped kitchen area.

Aug 13, 2015
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Viv Carter, Chair of the Rochdale, presented a cheque from the Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund to the  District Darnhill Ladies Group.
The cheque will enable the Ladies Group to begin planning for the following year's carnival which is now recognised as being instrumental in generating community cohesion in a very deprived and isolated part of the Borough.
Apr 27, 2015
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After £17m and two years of building work, Altrincham Hospital is finally ready.

This project marks the arrival of a truly world-class medical facility for the local community around Trafford and Altrincham. The 75,000 sq ft hospital was opened to the public on Monday April 27th.

This development will provide an expanded range of general and specialist health services in a modern, high quality healthcare environment.

The new digital radiography equipment, currently being installed at a cost of £350,000, will also produce much higher quality results for staff to view. It will be capable of producing images within five seconds, both within the hospital and at other hospital sites within the Trust for review by specialist consultant radiologists if required to aid diagnosis. It will be mobile and located on the ground floor.

In addition, there will be a number of new and extended services including a new renal dialysis unit, a major expansion of ophthalmic clinics, and expanded adult and children’s audiology services.

The new hospital will provide a wide range of general and specialist out-patient and diagnostic services.

Dec 23, 2014
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Diane Hawkins was invited to attend the Bolton Council of Mosques Open Day on 29 October. This is an annual event when the BCOM showcase the services they offer to the community.

The Mayor and Mayoress of Bolton also attended and enjoyed meeting members of the Council of Mosques and watched the young people’s group which demonstrating their prowess at judo.

They all had the opportunity to sample the excellent home cooking provided, including a chickpea curry and bhajis.