South Trafford

Welcome to the South Trafford Locality Partnership.

This page offers information on locality working in South Trafford, how you can get involved and make a difference in the area. Locality working is a way to work collaboratively and innovatively in partnership. We bring together people from all sectors such as residents, businesses, community and faith groups, councillors and public sector organisations to work in partnerships and make the most of our physical and human assets.

Area Profile

South Trafford covers the local government wards of: Altrincham, Bowdon, Broadheath, Hale Barns, Hale Central, Timperley and Village. According to the last census, there were 76,681 residents in the locality. In terms of the population structure it is estimated that in the next ten years South Trafford will have the largest number of residents in the 68 and above age range out of all the localities.If you are interested in statistical information on
the wards which make up the locality, please visit the Trafford ward profiler.

Locality Working

South Trafford has a healthy and active network of local residents, community groups, councillors, and staff who work in organisations such as the Council, Police, leisure, housing and health. They come together regularly through groups such as the Timperley Vision Group and Broadheath Partnership to help communities to thrive and come together. It is part of the Communities officer role to help facillitate these groups to enable them to make South Trafford a better place to live.  

Community Officer

The Community Officer for South Trafford is Terry Patwal and his role is to engage with all local partners and the community to work collaboratively in partnership to help our locality thrive. He will help to support the development of ideas by making use of the resources, assets and the community within South Trafford. If you are interested in engaging with local groups in the area, need support with an idea or want to know what is going on, then get in touch with Terry. Alternatively you can visit the Trafford Directory or if you would like more information on volunteering opportunities in the locality, then Thrive Trafford is a great place to look.

South Trafford Voluntary Sector Grants Voting Event 2017

On Saturday 17th June, the South Trafford Locality Partnership hosted a grant funding event in Goose Gree, Altrincham. Hundreds of residents turned out vote on £15,000 of community funding. The event gave local residents the opportunity to vote for the projects that they want to see in their area.

Ten groups competed for votes, each hosting a market stall to showcase their project. The funding was made available through Trafford Council’s Community Grants scheme, which supports the development of projects that improve local communities.

Voting was so close between the projects that the bottom two were offered £1000 each, meaning every project received some funding on the day.

The ten projects which were successful in receiving funding are listed below:


shortlisted projects
Organisation  Details of the Project Amount Received
Art with a Heart Heritage timeline trail through Altrincham town centre, in partnership with FabLab.  £2000
G-Force Men in Sheds project, reducing social isolation in the over 50’s.  £2000
Our Altrincham Installing 12 lamp post planters in Altrincham town centre.  £1535
Prevent Breast Cancer Coordinator’s salary and training support for the coffee shop volunteers.  £500
Seed Studios Supporting mental health and emotional wellbeing through guitar based music sessions.  £1955
Smallwords Supporting emotional wellbeing through creative writing workshops  £1000
Sport Business Delivering sport sessions to engage young people with health and wellbeing.   £2000
Talk, Listen, Change Free Counselling sessions in South Trafford to reduce isolation and improve emotional wellbeing  £1000
The Hub ‘Eat Well for Less’ workshop course encouraging  healthy eating on a budget  £1980
Trafford Leisure Trust

Community cycle ride sessions around South Trafford.



Who to Contact

Partnerships and Communities Team
Trafford Council
1st Floor Extension
Trafford Town Hall
Talbot Road
M32 0TH

Telephone: 0161 912 1173


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