Urmston & Partington
This page has been set up to give you information about Urmston and Partington and how you can be involved in making the area a great place to live, work and play. Ian McCavery is the Communities Officer for the Urmston and Partington area and his role is to engage partners and communities in local action, enable community groups to thrive, connect local people to community assets and services and to support economic development in district centres. If you are interested in connecting with groups in the area or want to know what's on, then contact Ian or visit the Trafford Directory. If you would like more information on volunteering opportunities in the locality, then Thrive Trafford is a good place to look.
Urmston and Partington Area Profile
The Urmston and Partington area covers the local government Wards of Bucklow-St Martins (Partington and Carrington), Davyhulme East, Davyhulme West, Flixton and Urmston. According to the last Census, there were 48,163 residents in the locality of whom 91% classified themselves as either White British or Irish. In terms of the population structure, there was a lower proportion of 25 - 44 year olds than the Trafford average, but a higher proportion of the 15 - 19 and 60 - 64 age groups. If you are interested in statistical information on the Wards which make up the locality, Info Trafford is a great source of information.
Locality Working in Urmston
UPP Local (Urmston & Partington Partnership) is a group of local residents, community groups, councillors, and staff who work in organisations such as the Council, Police, leisure, housing and health.
UPP Local brings stakeholders together as and when required to talk to each other about local priorities and opportunities as well as using other data and information, to understand what is happening in the locality. We then bring together ideas on how to make improvements which in most cases means sharing good practice, making connections and raising awareness.
On 4th June 2015, UPP Local hosted a Locality Working Launch Event at Flixton House. A wide range of people attended, from local community groups, organisations and Ward Councillors, which brought out some fantastic conversation and great ideas on how Locality Working can be taken forward.
The Locality Profile and presentation which was delivered at the event can be found on the InfoTrafford website.
Active Ageing in the West Locality
In October 2017 Sport England launched the Active Ageing Fund nationally. In Greater Manchester £1 million was secured for this project. In Nov 2017 Trafford secured £70,000 to identify and engage 'inactive' older people (55 +) in the West Locality in Trafford.
The Trafford project aims to engage1000 'inactive' older adults over 2 years. The project is based on a co-design approach and will aim to enable increased use and access to parks and open spaces in this locality and increase engagement through social-prescribing from GP Practices in the West Locality.
If you are interested in getting involved in the project, then please get in contact.
Carrington and Partington Vision 31
Vision 31 is about embarking on a wide-scale place based vision for 2031 that sees Trafford Council and its partners work closely together to close the inequality gaps and maximise Trafford’s huge potential so that no-one is held back or left behind. Basically, it’s bringing together all the ideas of all interested parties. The conversation with residents has begun in Carrington and Partington and has seen a six member resident-led Steering Group engaging with the local community to identify local opportunities and strengths. Two stakeholder workshops have been held and other engagement activity has taken place to ensure the local community is ready to benefit from the huge opportunities coming to the area from Future Carrington, Your Housing Group's Partington Project, Trafford Housing Trust development and its Social Investment Fund too.
The latest stakeholder event in Partington took place on 21 May 2018 and had regeneration as its focus. The event was hosted by local residents and had presentations from Your Housing Group,Trafford Housing Trust and Himor. The plans for the Partington Project, the Heath Farm Lane Development and Future Carrington were shared with over thirty local stakeholder who also had say through a workshop.
Community Grants 2017
On Saturday 10 June 2017, Urmston and Partington residents turned out en masse to have their say on £15,000 of community funding. The event, hosted by the Trafford Partnership and Urmston & Partington Partnership, gave local residents the opportunity to vote for the projects that they want to see in their area. The events at Eden Square Shopping Centre and Partington Sports Village saw almost 500 people taking part in the voting.
Eight 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.
The six projects which were successful in receiving funding are listed below:
Winners and grant received
| Organisation|| Project||Amount Received|
||To contribute to the running of the groups, including room hire, costumes, travel to events, a new music system, league fees and celebrations.
|Flixton Infant School PTA
||To transform an unused area of grass and scrub land into an exciting outdoor exploration and discovery area.
|Gendai Martial Arts
||To teach a variety of children's classes for martial arts and simple motor skills to help develop coordination and improve behaviour.
||To ensure that children and young people affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder can access the kind of physical activities that other children take for granted.
||To deliver free physical activities for children and young people throughout the 2017 school summer holidays.
|Sport Works CIC
||To deliver swimming and activity sessions for disabled young people from Urmston & Partington.
Who to Contact
Ian McCavery, Partnerships and Communities Team
1st Floor Extension
Trafford Town Hall
Telephone: 0161 912 3880