Who is really planning the New Euro-De-vision
An average gate at old Trafford is 59,766 with a difference of 15,834 of those banned, or criminal element, or charged on match days for minor public
order offences, or individuals that could not make it to the match, so an average of 72,600 give or take?
The Metropolitan Borough of Trafford is a metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester, England. It has a population of 211,800, covers 41 square
miles (106 km²), and includes the towns of Altrincham, Partington, Sale, Stretford, and Urmston.
The borough was formed on April 1, 1974 by the Local Government Act 1972 as a merger of the boroughs of Altrincham, Sale, and Stretford, the urban
districts of Bowdon, Hale, and Urmston and part of Bucklow Rural District. All were previously in Cheshire, apart from Stretford and Urmston which
were in Lancashire. The River Mersey flows through the borough, separating North Trafford from South Trafford. Historically the Mersey also acted as
the boundary between the historic counties of Lancashire and Cheshire.
The Trafford area has a long heritage, with evidence of Neolithic, Bronze Age, and Roman activity. Amongst the relics of the past are three castles
– one of them a Scheduled Ancient Monument – and over 200 listed buildings. The area underwent change in the late 19th century and the population
rapidly expanded with the arrival of the railway. Trafford is the home of Manchester United F.C., Lancashire County Cricket Club, Manchester Phoenix,
and formerly Sale Sharks. Also in Trafford is the Imperial War Museum North.
Trafford has a strong economy with low levels of unemployment and the Trafford Park industrial estate and Trafford Centre – a large out-of-town
shopping centre; apart from the City of Manchester, Trafford is the only borough to be above the national average for weekly income. Socially, the
area is middle class and contains commuter towns. Altrincham and Sale West is the only constituency in Greater Manchester to be controlled by the
Conservative Party. Trafford has the best record for education in Greater Manchester.
The metropolitan boroughs of the City of Salford and the City of Manchester border Trafford to the north and east respectively; the borough of
Macclesfield in Cheshire lies to the south. The geology of South Trafford is Keuper marl with some Keuper waterstone and sandstone, whilst the geology
of North Trafford is Bunter sandstone. The River Mersey runs east to west through the area, separating North Trafford from South Trafford; other
rivers in Trafford include the Bollin, the River Irwell, Sinderland Brook, and Crofts Bank Brook. The Bridgewater Canal, opened in 1761 and completed
in 1776, follows a course through Trafford roughly north to south and passes through Stretford, Sale, and Altrincham. The Manchester Ship Canal,
opened in 1894, forms part of Trafford's northern and western boundaries with Salford.
Trafford is generally flat, with most of the land lying between 20 metres (66 ft) and 30 metres (98 ft) above sea level, apart from Bowdon Hill in
South Trafford which rises 60 metres (200 ft) above sea level. The lowest point in Trafford, near Warburton, is 11 metres (36 ft) above sea
level. There are areas of mossland in low lying areas: Warburton Moss, Dunham Moss, and Hale Moss. Greenspace accounts for 51.8% of
Trafford’s total area, domestic buildings and gardens comprise 25.6%, the rest is made up of roads and non-domestic buildings.
Localities within the boundaries of Trafford include:
North Trafford: Cornbrook, Davyhulme, Firswood, Flixton, Gorse Hill, Lostock, Old Trafford, Stretford, Trafford Park and Urmston.
South Trafford: Altrincham, Ashton-Upon-Mersey, Bowdon, Broadheath, Brooklands, Carrington, Dunham Massey, Hale, Hale Barns, Oldfield Brow,
Partington, Sale, Sale Moor, Timperley, Warburton and West Timperley.
As of March 2007, Trafford has 6 Grade I, 11 Grade II*, and 228 Grade II listed buildings. Trafford has the second highest number of Grade I listed
buildings out of the districts of Greater Manchester behind Manchester. Most of Trafford's Grade I listed buildings are in the south of the
borough: the old Church of St. Werburgh in Warburton; Dunham Massey Hall itself, and the stables and carriage house belonging to the hall; Royd House
in Hale; and the Church of All Saints in Urmston in the north of the borough. Trafford has three of Greater Manchester’s 21 Sites of Special
Scientific Interest. Brookheys Covert is a semi-natural wood consisting mainly of ash, birch, and rowan, with a wetland habitat covering 5.8 acres
(2.3 ha) in Dunham Massey. Cotteril Clough is an area of woodland that is among the most diverse in Greater Manchester. Dunham Park is an area
of “pasture-woodland or park-woodland” and has been since the Middle Ages, including many oak trees that date back to the 17th century, and covers
192.7 acres (78.0 ha). Also in Trafford are many parks and open spaces; there are 21.2 square miles (55 km²) of greenspace, 51.8% of the total
area covered by the borough. Tourist attractions in Trafford include Old Trafford football ground and Old Trafford Cricket Ground.
The Imperial War Museum North in Trafford Park
The Imperial War Museum North in Trafford Park
Since 1999 or earlier, an increasingly large number of migrants have started to arrive in Calais, where they remain, living in makeshift camps, and
attempt every night in their hundreds to illegally enter the United Kingdom by crossing the English Channel via theEurotunnel Shuttle, either by
breaking into lorries making the crossing or on the railway track itself.
More than 4,000 increasingly aggressive and desperate migrants largely from war-torn failed African states have stormed through fences in a bid to
clamber aboard trains to ‘El Dorado’ UK
After dark, the nature of Calais' challenge becomes clear. Hundreds of migrants walking together along the highway that leads to the Tunnel site.
Okay so less than 500 I guess, people are invading the UK on a nightly basis with the English police alone able to call on the resource of 2015,
207,140 and the French as of 2008 145,699 and 102,000 British regulars army French army 215,019 to deal with at max 4000 people costing UK £250
million a day? Really and what is the French cost and the real human cost, its all really a bit odd, what is the real political drive behind this EU
membership? Slow climb into unseen conflict? Any thoughts?
So really 2 strong European countries that are part of the so strong EU cannot put in place a fully rounded process to fairly deal with a few
thousand people on an issue that has been ongoing since 1999 possible before, so what do we actually elect these people for again??????
So 70.0000 odd people in a small portion of Manchester can be organised and a policy has been put in place no matter how desperate the people are to
get in and there is some crazy stuff on you tube on people trying to get in is this a good comparison of people that have fled warzones probably not
but it illustrates how the media can blow up beyond proportion incidents,TBC
edit on 31-7-2015 by Fingle because: (no reason given)