Moss Side and Whalley Range road repairs continue

Assia and Aftab on Demesne Road this morning

As promised, Manchester City Council are pressing ahead with a £100m road investment programme, carrying out necessary repairs and improvements to make the city’s roads usable and safe for motorists and cyclists alike. Following recent major work to Withington Road, there will be two more resurfacing schemes starting in the area this month. Work to the east end of Demesne Road (adjacent to Alexandra Park) will commence on Wednesday 12th and last for approximately 9 days, and work to Edith Avenue and Burdith Avenue will start on Thursday 13th and last for approximately 7 days.

Assia Shah (Labour candidate in the next local election) says “Improvement work to these roads has been a high priority for a while and we’re pleased that it’s been possible to fit this work into the summer schedule. Please get in touch if you need any more information.”

Keeping cyclists and walkers in the Loop…

Assia, Aftab and Angeliki meet local cyclists on the Fallowfield Loop

Manchester City Council, with partners Sustrans and Transport for Greater Manchester, have big plans to upgrade the popular cycling (and walking) route along the Fallowfield Loop, and they have launched a consultation to prioritise the improvements.

The traffic-free route links Chorlton in the west to Gorton and Fairfield in the east, running along the southern edge of Whalley Range ward with a ground-level link on Athol Road. Funding for this work has been earmarked from the Mayor’s Challenge Fund. Assia Shah, Whalley Range Labour candidate in the next local election, says “The Council are seeking the views of all users of this much-loved amenity on how this money should be spent. If you ever spend time cycling, jogging or even walking the dog on the Fallowfield Loop, I urge you to let them know how you think it can best be improved”.

The consultation closes on Friday 21 August. For more information and to take part, see the web page here.

Withington Road resurfacing work is completed

Assia checks the new surface and road markings on Withington Road

Contractors working for the City Council have successfully completed the resurfacing work to Withington Road (between Brooks Bar and Manley Road).

Assia Shah (Whalley Range Labour candidate in the next local election, to be held in May 2021) has taken a look at the finished work. “Aftab, Angeliki and Mary have been pushing to get this work done – it’s great that it’s now complete” she said. “Pot holes and damaged road surfaces are bad for vehicles but also can be dangerous for cyclists as well.”

The work has been carried out as part of the ongoing £100m investment programme of repair and maintenance of Manchester’s roads and pavements.

Coronavirus update and information links

Here is a quick update from your Whalley Range Labour team of Cllr Aftab Razaq, Cllr Angeliki Stogia, Cllr Mary Watson and Assia Shah.

We hope you and your families are managing to stay in good health in this very difficult and challenging time.

As the pandemic unfolds and government policy starts to move from lockdown into another phase, many of you have concerns and questions about health, jobs, housing, education and benefits, and worries for the future. Unfotunately we still can’t hold face-to-face advice sessions but you can contact us by phone or email (see here for details). We will try and respond as quickly as we can. Below is a short list of useful phone numbers and some links to sources of information and help.

The City Council will continue to do all it can to manage the impact of coronavirus on Manchester, and plan ahead for future recovery from this crisis.

Please stay safe

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