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. The Urmston and Partington Communities Officer's 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 the Trafford Partnership 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, please visit the Trafford ward profiler.
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.
In June 2019, stakeholders are being brought together to look at the M41 (wider Urmston area) Health and Well-being offer. The aim of the project is to look for gaps and duplication and also to examine local transport options for residents to travel to community based activities to improve their health and well-being.
The Urmston Partnership
The Urmston Partnership is a not-for profit organisation made up of town centre businesses, residents, community groups and local organisations. The organisation covers the M41 postcode area and supports and supports a number of initiatives such as Urmston in Bloom, the Urmston Employment Hub, Festive Lights and local markets at Eden Square.
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 nine 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 11 February 2019 and had regeneration as its focus. The event was hosted by local residents and had presentations from Your Housing Group,Trafford Housing Trust and the Partington Moving : Local Pilot. The plans for the Partington Project, the Heath Farm Lane Development and the Local Pilot were shared with over thirty local stakeholders who also had a say through workshops.
Another strand of Vision 31 brings providers together to better co-ordinate the delivery of public services in the area. A meeting of the Provider Group took place in May 2019 to look at the potential implications of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework on residents and service users in Carrington and Partington.
Partington Moving : Local Pilot
The Steering Group is working with Trafford's Sport and Physical Activity Partnership to get Partington moving. Greater Manchester is investing £10 million to tackle physical inactivity. As part of this scheme Trafford Council has an allocation of this funding and we need you to help us determine how this money could tackle inactivity in Partington.
Trafford Council Inclusive Neighbourhood Grants 2019
Trafford Council want residents to be proud of where they live, and be active in their local community. When people come together they build lasting relationships, celebrate their community and have fun.
The Inclusive Neighbourhoods Grant will support local people to put on an event or deliver a project that brings people together, is organised by residents, improves a local asset such as a park, or showcases community strengths.
The scheme will run throughout 2019, enabling people to apply at any time during the year. Grants will come in two sizes; up to £500 for events and up to £2,000 for projects. Activities that bring different people together, across faith, generations, places or diversity, integrating residents and strengthening cohesion will be prioritised, and all projects must benefit Trafford residents. £20,000 will be released every two months. Closing dates for each period will be: 31 January, 31 March, 31 May, 31 July, 30 September and 30 November.
The grants will be awarded by a cross-party panel of Councillors from across the borough.
- To apply for a grant of up to £500 to support an event or to apply for a grant of up to £2,000 to support a project, please visit here.
For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0161 912 1173.
Another good source of local funding for community groups is Trafford Housing Trust's Social Investment Fund.
If you are looking for infrastructure support for a third sector organisation, then visit Thrive Trafford who's aim is to assist Trafford Council and the Trafford Partnership in delivering the Third Sector Strategy and to achieve the vision of a thriving Third Sector.
Who to Contact to get involved:
Partnerships and Communities Team
1st Floor Extension
Trafford Town Hall
Telephone: 0161 912 1173