When the messages came through on social media that Trafford has agreed that they can no longer pay for school crossing patrols, there was a sense of deja vu.
A while back a group known as TRAC (Trafford Residents Against Cuts) was formed to tackle the austerity plans for the borough, the group did a couple of protests on the A56 to help save the lollypop men, and was a complete success, although in recent times the group have been silent and shown bad feelings towards local media including MEN, we shall not be covering this group ever again and suggest other media do the same.
It proved without doubts that people power is a winner, but the difference then was the amount of people involved, the banners, people beeping in cars, even police beeped in support, the latest protest drew about 10 people and two Labour councillors in Stretford.
Trafford Labour have been to many of these protests, without question Trafford’s residents must thank them for their attendance and support in what are difficult times, we have a statement though from the Trafford Lib Dems to offer some balance in a political way.
William Jones on behalf of the Trafford Liberal Democrats said: “With another £22m of targeted savings for the 2017/18 budget it is going to be difficult and almost impossible to do this as it’s now a case of Trafford council and other councils being forced by the government to shed responsibility for services.