Representatives needed for Flixton Neighbourhood Forum

A neighbourhood plan is being prepared for the Flixton area This link enables access to information on the boundary of the designated and the rationale for the plan.

A neighbourhood plan is prepared by local people to influence future planning decisions. Once approved, it is taken account by the local planning authority when making decisions on planning applications. The key issue to be addressed in this plan will be the allocation of land for housing development and its impact on the greenbelt. However, a key concern for CAMRA will be any policies that support or detract from the provision of local facilities, including pubs. Certainly any proposals to see pubs and/or pub car parks allocated for housing redevelopment need to be strongly resisted.

Altrincham already has an approved neighbourhood plan for Altrincham town centre. This sets out a future vision for the area, as well as including policies that support the provision of local facilities, including public houses. Tim Field, Trafford & Hulme’s pub protection officer was able to join the forum set up to prepare this plan but will be unable to play a similar role in preparing the Flixton plan as membership is restricted to local residents and/or those working in the designated area (which includes Trafford General Hospital).

If any Trafford & Hulme CAMRA Branch members living or working in the area would be willing to become a representative on the Flixton neighbourhood Forum, Tim would be willing to provide advice and support for you in that role. Please let me know as soon as possible as to whether you would be interested in joining the forum and we can approach its convenor, Paul Ashworth.


George Elmslie – Branch Chair

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Source: Trafford & Hulme

COVID-19 Pulling Together

COVID-19 has temporarily robbed us of our pubs and inns but some of our entrepreneurial local pubs and bars are keeping the beer and cider coming by offering low contact take out and delivery services. You can help support your favourite local business during this time of crisis, whilst adhering to the Government advice on social distancing measures. As the odd shape of the Branch Boundries means the nearest outlet may be in a neigbouring branch, I have included a link to the Greater Manchester page which listing all outlets in the Region:- 

Source: Trafford & Hulme

Pulling Together

Pubs, breweries and taprooms are fighting for their very survival against the Coronavirus. Many are finding different and innovative ways to help their business weather the crisis. Whether this is by launching hot food deliveries, encouraging locals to buy ‘gift cards’ for the summer or crowdfunding, there are plenty of ways that you can help support your favourite local business.

CAMRA is working with SIBA to let you know about pubs, bars, taprooms and breweries where you can still get beer and cider during the crisis. Click the link below to find out more.

Brewery News [March 2020]

HOPHURST BREWERYHophurst won 6 awards at the SIBA event at BEEREX, including 3 keg awards, with the beers going forward to national awards. Brewing twice this week but sales have dropped dramatically. A new chocolate fudge and vanilla mild is planned but it is uncertain when it will actually be brewed now. Imperial Porteresque is…
Source: Wigan Branch News

Club News [March 2020]

I was delighted to present the club of the year award on Friday 28 February 2020 at Standish Unity Club. The event was well attended and was pleased to see a high proportion of Wigan CAMRA members present. A group photograph of the presentation will feature on the front cover of the April addition of…
Source: Wigan Branch News

Pub News [March 2020]

The Shamrock, Preston Road, Standish is currently closed and the windows have been boarded up. The pub is owned by Hawthorn Leisure, a New River Company, who are said to be looking for a new landlord for the historic pub. Awaiting further news. As many of you may have heard the Prince William pub in…
Source: Wigan Branch News

Bolton CAMRA Social to support the flood affected pubs in Hebden Bridge – Possible date: Saturday 2nd May 2020

After hearing of the floods in Hebden Bridge caused by Storm Ciara earlier this year it was decided that we would run a branch social to the town to show our support. Obviously, we can’t do this until the pubs are open again.

I have been in touch with the Chair of Halifax and Calderdale branch and as of the end of February some of the pubs were ready to open but many were not.

We have pencilled in Saturday 2 May for our trip. I will be in touch with the Branch chair about individual pubs and hopefully by the beginning of May the pubs will be open again.

It would be good if several branch members could join us and we can meet up with some members of Halifax and Calderdale branch.

Travel times and pubs to visit will be on the website once I have more information

Gill Smart

Social Secretary

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Source: Bolton CAMRA Pub News

Bolton CAMRA – Social to Rivington Brewing Company – Saturday 28th March 2020

We shall meet at the Crown Hotel in Horwich at 12.00 for a beer before our walk to Rivington Brewery, Home Farm, Horrobin Lane, Anderton, PR6 9HE.

Food is available if you would like to eat here before we set off for the walk to the brewery.

For those who don’t want to walk we can arrange a taxi/mini bus from the Crown to the brewery and share the cost. We would expect to leave the Crown around 1.00pm. It would be useful if we knew how many people would like to share a taxi.

Please contact Gill on or on 07967 585670 to let me know or if you have any other queries

Gill Smart

Social Secretary

Bolton CAMRA branch

Source: Bolton CAMRA Pub News

Bolton CAMRA – Stockport trip – Saturday 18th April 2020

will meet at Bolton Station at 12.00 to catch the 12.11 train
directly to Stockport arriving at 12.51. The return fare is £6.70.
There are return trains to Bolton are 17.12, 17.36, 18.05 and 18.12

Pubs we
can visit include the following:

The Crown, 154 Heaton Lane, SK4 1AR. 5 changing beers

The Magnet, 51 Wellington Road, SK4 1HJ. 12 changing beers

Petersgate Tap, 19a St Petersgate, SK1 1EB, 5 changing beers

Bakers Vaults, Market Place, SK1 1ES, Robinsons with 3 changing beers

The Armoury, 31 Shaw Heath, SK3 8BD Robinsons

Olde Vic, 1 Chatham St. SK3 9ED (opens at 5pm) 5 changing beers

are plenty of other pubs in Stockport so this list is just
suggestions. If your favourite is not on the list let us know on the
day and we can visit. If you need any further details please contact
or call Gill on 07967585670

Smart, Social Secretary

Source: Bolton CAMRA Pub News

Bolton CAMRA – Weekday Social – Bromley Cross – Friday 20th March 2020

The weekday social for March is a visit to Bromley Cross. We plan to meet at the Railway on Chapeltown Road at 1.30.

There is a
train from Bolton station at 13.00 which arrives in Bromley Cross at
13.09. There is also the bus option with the 533 and 541 buses
running from Bolton to Bromley Cross on an hourly service. The 533 is
a hourly service with a bus leaving the Interchange at 12.50. The 541
is a half hourly service with buses leaving at 12.43 and 13.13.
Journey for both services is approximately 30 minutes.

The pubs
we intend to visit are:

The Railway, 37 Chapeltown Road, BL7 9LY with 3 changing beers. Food is available

The Nook and Cranny, 211/213 Darwen Road, BL7 9BS with 3 changing beers

Spread Eagle, 126 Hough Lane, BL7 9DE with 3 changing beers. Food available

The Flag, Arnold Road, BL7 9HL, 6 changing beers

For more
information, contact Gill on 07967 585670 or email



Source: Bolton CAMRA Pub News