Longford Park Stretford

Trafford consults on future of Longford Park

Trafford Council is inviting public views on a masterplan for the park in Stretford with Aecom, City of Trees and community groups on board ahead of a potential bid for National Lottery funding.

Longford Park is one the borough’s largest, and is associated with former owner and resident, industrialist John Rylands.

The council is looking to draw up the masterplan for improvements and changes to the park, with the aim of bidding for National Lottery Heritage funding later this year.

Changes could include adding to the park’s heritage offering by improving existing heritage buildings, while sports facilities could also be modernised.

A drop-in event is due to take place on Tuesday 5 March, running between 4pm and 7pm at the Longfords Suite, part of the Trafford Athletics Stadium complex, where members of the public can offer their views over the park’s future.

Cllr Steve Adshead, Trafford Council’s executive member for environment, air quality and climate change, said: “Longford Park is a major asset for Stretford and Trafford in terms of its open space and environmental role, but also in terms of local history, culture, health and wellbeing, place shaping, play, sport and leisure.

“It is therefore important that as many people as possible get involved with this project so that we can develop a really strong plan and bid.”

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Keep the cafe, it’s ace!

By Danny

Keep the lovely cafe
A BBQ area would be nice
More picnic tables
Less boggy
Make the gardens beautiful again

By Tracey Haworth

What a joke Trafford Council are, just how many Masterplans are they discussing, certainly in Stretford they don’t seem to get beyond the very costly visual/ drawing boards, and they have totally destroyed all the history in Longford Park it makes me wonder are the attempting to off load the park to various organisations to spoil even further.

By L sumner

25 years too late. Should have maintained its biggest assets Longford Hall and the Bandstand. You concillors and planners have no idea how to use the Park because you could not make major investments in the past. The Council ruined a beautiful, idyllic place for money!!!!!!

By Rob Rowland

The standard ‘council’s don’t know what they’re doing’ comments. Copy + paste into any article about a local authority. How about pausing, taking a breath, then being constructive rather than reactive?

By Anonymous

@L Sumner – Not like you to be overtly negative about anything Trafford are trying to do, try reading the article. you can always move away from Stretford if you want…

By deh_Trafford

A few people in the comments section not realising the Council has changed and that the ones responsible for the decline were ousted from power last May. It’s the new Councillors who are trying their best to repair the damage of the previous administration. Can we all please contribute productively and try to be patient – our community *will* benefit.

By A Resident

Huge park with not much going on. The under 8s playground is a muddy dump, long overdue an update. Cafe is ok, though small and service can be very mixed – overall a good addition, that said. Tennis courts are a dangerous disgrace. The rest of the park is a long, boring walk of neglected nothingness. Very disappointing. Looking forward to seeing some new, modern ideas.

By Anonymous

Steve Adshead please listen to Longford scouts,they have been asking for more space as the group grows bigger.
There is a waiting list for places for Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.
It would by nice to see T.B.C. helping young people

By David Anderson