Here’s how to find us on the night …. click on the link The Old Pint Pot, Salford Crescent, Salford. See you there !!!
An important event which all readers should try and attend if you care ……
Here’s how to find The Beacon Centre
Working closely with colleagues from Salix Homes, Salford City Council.The Lesbian and Gay Foundation an Greater Manchester Police, this year’s theme is LGBT History
We are welcoming back the former Chair of Pride in Salix for one night only Mr Mark Adams. He will be the quiz master for a short quiz so please bring as many friends as you can
There will be light refreshments on offer and lots to talk about. Council and Police Officials will be attending so a great opportunity to network and get to know other members of your community
The event is to be held in The Creation Cafe so don’t miss it !!
Let’s start 2015 with a new energy. If you identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Trans, live in Greater Manchester or better still in the Salford Borough then this is your group
What we are looking for is a much bigger team of volunteers and encourage you on the Facebook Page to be part of the real deal and meet up regularly Members of the team, Leia, Ian and Steven, worked with members of the Salford LGBT Youth Group based in the Beacon Centre to create this year’s winning Manchester Pride Entry for the best dressed float award
We work closely with colleagues in Salix Homes, forming an integral part of Pride in Salix, collaborating recently for World AIDS Day at Pendleton Gateway and Diamond House with special thanks to The Lesbian and Gay Foundation in Manchester
THIS IS YOUR GROUP SO BE PART OF IT !!
The next meeting is shown below please try and attend, here’s how to find where Pendleton Gateway is
The City Plan from which we draw funding from under Communities of Identity
Introduction from the City Mayor
City Mayor, Ian Stewart
Salford is growing – with a bold ambition to become a modern global city.
Despite the tough economic climate and falling living standards for Salford people, billions of pounds are being invested by both public and private sectors to create jobs, encourage new businesses, build new homes and to develop the city’s education and health services.
But our greatest asset is Salford people. The spirit of Salford remains undimmed despite austerity.
More people than ever before are choosing Salford as a place to live, work, invest and visit. The number of households in the city has already increased by 10% over the last ten years – uniquely in Greater Manchester, Salford’s population is expected to increase faster than the national average over the next ten years. Encouragingly, our economy is also forecast to grow at a faster rate than the rest of the UK. The city is embracing diversity as the proportion of our population born outside the UK steadily increases.
I am committed to tackling inequality and worklessness and giving hope of a better future to local people and their communities.
But we face tough challenges. The recession has been longer and harder than forecast. The government’s austerity policies have hit local people hard. The council’s budget has been slashed by £97 million since the coalition government came to power. We are being forced to cut another £75 million from council services over the next three years. This means we have to take some extremely difficult decisions about the future. Some council services will be cut, others will disappear completely. That is the harsh reality facing the people of Salford. Our duty is to identify new, innovative ways to deliver the essential services people rely on within the shrinking resources available.
Our commitment is to ensure our residents can take advantage of the new opportunities in Salford. To secure decent jobs and real growth and to attract ongoing investment, development and regeneration. We intend to focus on those areas in greatest need, creating a fairer more prosperous future for all Salford people.
We will support our most vulnerable residents. They must be our top priority.
Changing the way we provide public services in the future is the best way to achieve this.
We will work with our partners across the city to encourage innovation and deliver those services which the most vulnerable rely upon.
This calls for a more co-operative, collaborative approach. We must work together to help each other. Everyone can play an active part in our communities and neighbourhoods. Strong local networks can help shield us from austerity and the government’s attack on essential public services.
This City Plan sets out the people of Salford’s strong values and clear priorities which will inform budget and business planning decisions over the next three years. It builds on the ideas and suggestions of local people made during the Connecting Salford consultation at the end of 2012. It also takes full account of the conversations we have had in each local neighbourhood.
I want everyone to help develop this vision for the future of Salford. I welcome your views, comments and ideas on the priorities and actions we have set out and your feedback on how we are doing in your area and across the city.
Simply, this City Plan is aimed at delivering good things in bad times. I very much hope you will get involved and help shape the future of our city together.
Tell us your views
What do you think of the ideas you have read about on the City Plan pages?
We want you to give us your views on any of the information you’ve read on these pages about the City Plan and what we’re doing to make these ideas happen. Let us know your thoughts so you can be part of the plans for the continuing development of Salford.
Please try and come down on Wednesday 10th December to Eccles Gateway, just over the road from Eccles Interchange
This will be an open meeting for anyone to come and see what Out IN Salford get up to during the year
Ghosts rising from the Ground
Trees stepping out to Dance
Bugs Glowing in the Air
Come and be enchanted by the weird, wild and wonderful things that are happening i the park on this one night of the year
Do you dare to wander on down ???
Come down on the night if you dare to wander
Networked in the Rochdale Area on National Coming Out Day so thought you may wish to see what happened
Matthew Jackson, a young student at Hopwood College and Dawn Pomfrett the Vice Chair of the TransForum delivered moving Coming Out Stories
I also managed to speak with Police with Pride; more exciting news about this in the coming months
Young people from Salford’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Youth Group are celebrating after winning best community float at this year’s Manchester Pride.
The group worked with local people to design Salford’s “Summer of Love” float using real flowers donated by Salford allotment holders.
Salford City Council teamed up with partners from across Salford including the University of Salford, Seddon Construction, Salix Homes, City West, Salford CVS, Healthwatch, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and residents from the city’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) forum and youth group to create the float. The float took part in the parade through Manchester city centre on Saturday 23 August
Councillor Paul Dennett, assistant mayor for workforce, said: “We are incredibly proud of our LGBT community in Salford and I’m delighted that Salford’s LGBT community did so well in this year’s parade! Pride weekend is a fantastic annual event in Greater Manchester.”