10 steps to revitalising Stretford town centre

Stretford Mall, Stretford Arndale, The Precinct, whatever you call it; Stretford Town Centre has been on a steady decline for some time now. After years of waiting for the old Tory Trafford Council to take action and nothing happening, it was great to see some recent good news on this from the now Labour-controlled council. Continue reading “10 steps to revitalising Stretford town centre”

Netherlands 19: The route to Nunspeet

For the first week of our near annual Netherlands trip, we usually try to find somewhere new to visit, where we’ve not been before. In previous years, this has included stays in The Hague, Zeeland, Utrecht and Bovenkarspel. This year, we headed to the holiday park Droompark Bad Hoophuizen, located in Hulshorst, Gelderland. Continue reading “Netherlands 19: The route to Nunspeet”

Progress on the Metrolink Trafford Park Line – July 2019

It’s been a while since I’ve done an update on the Metrolink Trafford Park Line (TPL). I’ve generally avoided the area since work started on the TPL, as it’s been such a pain to cycle around there. It’s also not particularly safe or pleasant to cycle with the kids now, which is a shame as it used to be a relatively good way to get to Salford Quays. Continue reading “Progress on the Metrolink Trafford Park Line – July 2019”