Swinton unemployment

What do you want to see in Swinton? How do you think the town should change and develop over the next 10 years or more?

Swinton residents can have their say on what they want the future of their local area to look like through a number of online workshops, surveys and drop-in sessions.

Salford City Council has appointed placemaking specialists ‘Thinkingplace’ to develop a distinctive vision for Swinton. Thinkingplace will engage with a range of local community stakeholders to help guide the area’s future development in an inclusive way.

Swinton Park Councillor Stuart Dickman said: “Swinton has a strong local community with excellent transport links but changing shopping habits are affecting all traditional town centres.

“Demand for housing in Swinton has grown by more than 20 per cent in the last five years and there is a shortage of high-quality family homes and affordable housing in the area.

“This is about creating a shared vision for Swinton so it can continue as a strong and thriving community providing great shops, leisure facilities, places to meet, jobs and homes.

“Whether that’s for more affordable housing, green space, preserving and enhancing the areas we love, or replacing older derelict areas with something the whole community can enjoy, we welcome all positive ideas and encourage anyone with an interest in Swinton to get involved and have their say.

“This is your opportunity to have a say in how you want to see Swinton develop over the next decade and beyond. Please get involved and make your views heard, so we can deliver this plan together.”

You can share your views online by completing the developing a place story for Swinton survey available on the Salford City Council website. The survey only takes a few minutes to complete, and will be available until 14 January 2022.

Online workshops are running today at 4pm until 5.30pm with another one on 20th January. The team from Thinkingplace will also be available at several town centre locations where you can speak with them, and share your thoughts and ideas about Swinton’s future:

– Wednesday 12 January 2022 from 10.30am to 2.30pm at Swinton Gateway, 15 Wellington Road, M27 4BR
– Wednesday 19 January 2022 from 10.30am to 2pm at ASDA Swinton, 100 Chorley Road, M27 6B


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  1. What Swinton and Pendlebury needs more than anything else is an M27 home for Swinton RLFC aka the Lions.

  2. Get rid of that awful library. Create a nice strip like in Monton in its place. Or houses or something nice but just get it pulled down

  3. Mohammad Bin La La Baloo

    Knocking down the shopping precinct and the Lancastrian Hall should be first things that should be done

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