John Grant

Liberal Democrat in Whalley Range and Chorlton Area Learn more

There is no need for local residents to wait for their councillors to do something about environmental trouble on their street. If you did wait with our 3 Labour councillors in Whalley Range in Manchester you might be waiting a long time. Every resident can report things directly to Manchester City Council through the e-mail […]

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It’s good to be out on doorsteps meeting local people and delivering leaflets. Delivering leaflets throughout the neighbourhood is a great way to see what is going on and what has changed. All sorts of things like graffiti, litter, fly-posting and fly-tipping are ruining our area and whatever I see that needs attention I can […]

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Eyesore NO MORE

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What was once the Polex Hotel is now reinstated as smart semi-detached family homes. It is very interesting seeing the wheel go full circle. These pairs of houses were at one time connected and became the Polex Hotel. In it’s later life it was not well maintained, occupants complained about various things and it was […]

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Does Manchester City Council think that this sort of thing is doing anything helpful apart from keeping a couple of guys in jobs wielding buckets and spades and dollops of tarmac? Are they sent out with a lorry load of tarmac and told to get rid of it. What a waste of money. Is this […]

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This block of apartments on Alexandra Road South, Whalley Range is undergoing really major refurbishment. I can remember being inside with tenants who had major complaints and frustration that nothing was being done. It was awful but the block has real character. it’s still a problem getting inside to deliver personal letters. I never like […]

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This site at 140 Withington Road, Whalley Range has for years been an eyesore but also a trouble spot and cut through. It’s really good to see a building under construction. At first site it looks like an exact match with it’s neighbour to which it is attached but planners have allowed further extension to […]

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As I have been out walking the streets in my area I have been struck by the increase in the number of houses sold. It is one indicator that the economy is recovering. Another is the increase in the amount of work i see being done on houses with new roofs and extensions. There remains […]

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On Stanley Road in Whalley Range one house stands out with an attic extension which is out of character to the other houses on the road but inside a Conservation Area. I know it is at roof level and that not everyone is walking about with their eyes cast roof-wards but I was shocked to […]

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Widespread fly-posting is making our area look a mess. I am not sure what regulations apply to advertising of this sort when banners or posters are erected on private property like the railings round the Ghita Bhavan. When it’s on council property like street railings it is clearly under council control. When the council gives […]

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April and soggy autumn leaves still not cleared

by johngrant on April 9, 2014

I am shocked that there are still leaves on some pavements and roads in our area in April, when they fell in the autumn. It is a clear indication that street cleaning is not being maintained at the highest level but also makes me wonder what our 3 local Labour Coucillors have been doing. As […]

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