Our Chorlton Cycleway Response Jan 2019
Please find below a link to our 5 section response to the Chorlton Cycleway Consultation.
As traders we were particularly concerned at the ‘evidence’ pack (published by Transport for London) provided to us in answer to our concerns regarding the impact of the Chorlton Cycleway on trade. Other Traders’ Associations engaged in similar consultations with limited time available may find our very frank critique of this evidence, as set out in Section 4 of our response, most useful.
November 2017 update
There just isn’t enough money in the civic pot for a decent spread of lamppost decorations this year. We’re a determined bunch in Chorlton; self-reliant and used to making a little go a long way. If we want Chorlton to look more Christmassy, we’re going to have to roll our sleeves up!
We created the nativity in the community garden, and sourced and fitted mini-trees and wall brackets for members too, so we’ve made a start.
How you can help
If you have premises on Manchester, Barlow Moor, Wilbraham or Beech Roads, work with us! You decorate your interiors, but think of your exteriors too and contribute to the look of Chorlton as a whole.
If you live, shop, eat, drink or bank here, hang some lights outside your home and ask your favourite places to make a festive effort too.
Let’s work together to brighten up Chorlton. We can provide strings of exterior lights which can link together to brighten up even the darkest night. We know money’s short – none of us have budgets for this and the Council has to prioritise its spending – but once we’ve bought our decorations, they’re ours for good.
Instead of cursing the dark, Chorlton folk, let’s light candles! For more information, get in touch as below.
We urge all traders (members or not) and residents to take part in the consultation about Chorlton’s redevelopment, which is open until December 15th. It’s up to us all to engage in constructive debate and help the Council and developers understand just why we love living here. This is important.
KEEP IT CHORLTON
There’s always someone that’s impossible to buy for at Christmas. The answer? Chorlton Gift Vouchers. We don’t have our own local currency, or our own payment app (developed for profit by Big Tech Inc): these proudly low-tech vouchers are made by us, for our customers. There’s no hidden markups – buy £10, get £10 to spend in lots of local shops. See chorltonmap.co.uk for info.
Complete your essential Shop Local kit with the 2018 TAG! deals and discounts card (available from early December) and the So Chorlton cotton shopping bag. Every penny from the bag goes to help Chorlton’s flowers grow in the planters, community garden and verges by the precinct. The bags are only £2.99, so you don’t have to dig deep – our fabulous horticulturalists Chorlton Nursery do that for us!
AND ONE MORE THING…
Don’t spend your valuable pre- Christmas weekends in traffic, queueing to park in shopping malls. Grab a bag and walk to Chorlton’s shops. Good for you, good for the planet and good for Chorlton. Love where you live. Need we say more?