Prince’s Trust Trafford Recruiting


We are currently recruiting for the next Prince’s Trust Team that is due to start on Monday 29th September 2014.

The Team Programme is a development course aimed at all young people who are aged between 16 – 25 years of age.  We provide the young person with a bus pass for the duration of the course.  Being on the course does not affect the young person’s benefits.

Interviews are taking place from 15th September through to the 24th September. To book your interview please contact Tim Dibble on 07817386924 or Gina Marks, 07966099931.

Week One – Induction Ice breakers, Health & Safety, Community Fire Safety,

Food Hygiene and preparation for the residential.

Week Two – Residential Raft Building, Orienteering, High Ropes Course, Abseiling and other problem solving activities.  Cooking & Cleaning!!
Week Three – Community Project Planning Planning for your project, fund raising activities and applying for your role on the project.
Week Four – First Aid at Work This week you will learn how to save someone’s life!!  Learn about bandaging techniques, CPR and recovery positions.
Week Five & Six –    Community Project Completing the project, putting your team working skills to the test! Celebrate your success at the Project Opening with the local community.
Week Seven & Eight – Work Placement What is your ideal job?  You arrange your own placement, with our help and spend the week learning about what you want to do.
Week Nine – Next Steps Your plan for when you finish the course.  Get an up to date CV and learn the correct way to fill out an application form and interview skills.
Week Ten – Final Team Challenge Planning This is one of your final challenges as a team and together you will plan activities and fund raise for what you want to do!
Week Eleven – Final Team Challenge Putting your plans into action!  After all your arrangements you will be taking charge and completing your challenge.
Week Twelve – Presentations Learning about presentations and completing your log book to gain your Prince’s Trust Qualification.  Writing speeches and have your presentation at Manchester United Football Club!
Qualifications offered:

Manual Handling/Health & Safety Certificate, Foundation Food Hygiene Certificate, First Aid at Work, PEARL, Prince’s Trust Certificate in Employment, Teamwork and Community Skills, Literacy & Numeracy Qualifications

If you or your colleagues know of any young people that are suitable or would benefit from the course then please let me know.   Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service also has teams in Salford, Trafford, Wythenshawe, Stockport, Hyde and East Manchester.

Stretford Public Hall – Volunteers Event

Friends of Stretford Public Hall have a volunteer event on 19th March 2015, if you are free head on down to offer them some assistance. For more information go to the FoSH website.

Trafford Council voted for Stretford Public Hall to be put in the hands of the Community

Friends of Stretford Public Hall are now looking for support from the community to redevelop the building and make it useful local resource.

For more information head over to the FoSPH website.

Letter from Barton Clough headmaster

Dear Parent/Carer

You may be aware that the council is planning to make significant cuts to may services. This includes proposals to close many school crossing patrols.

After assessing local crossing patrols they will no longer staff the crossing at Barton Road / Curzon Road and Barton Road / Moss Vale Crescent.

As a school we feel strongly that given how busy Barton Road is, particularly on the bend at Moss Vale Crescent, it increases the risk for our children crossing at these points without crossing staff to support them. Many of our children cross here all year round, as they get older many cross here on their own and so rely upon the staff to see them over safely.

I will be writing on behalf of the Governors to express our concerns at the prospect of these closures. Consultation on this proposal will end on 12th Decemberr 2014.

If you share these concerns I would encourage you to email Colin Maycroft, Service Operations Manager before the consultation period closes. he can be emailed at

Yours sincerely

R Chrysler

Trafford to close down early help facilities

Trafford Council are proposing to close down certain early help facilities in the Lostock area (and the rest of Trafford). This includes the Lostock Youth Centre which has played a vital role in improving the area in terms of anti social behaviour and reducing the crime rate in the area.

If you don’t want services to close you need to complete the online survey: and let the council know how badly you will be affected by the proposed changes.

A letter from the head of the library customer service

Dear Trafford Library User,