Piecing together the story to date … nobody knows where the centre of Stretford is anymore but it seems to be creeping up towards the football ground along with the UA92 plans! But things are happening the mall which is always good.

Trafford Council has submitted an initial bid to the Future High Streets Fund, a pot of government money for between 5 and 10 million pounds. One of the items on quite a large shopping list is securing the future of the Longford Essoldo Cinema for mixed use, presumably still through the funding of a compulsory purchase order. There has been chatter online that TMBC have accessed the building at long last but no evidence of this visit seems to exist. If accepted through phase one of the application process (announced summer 2019) then there are more hurdles to jump before any funds might materialise.