We believe Turn Moss has huge untapped potential and can become a fantastic Sport and Health Hub for Trafford. It requires better facilities, thoughtful improvements to widen its appeal and clever utilisation of the site’s present assets.
The fields enjoy a wonderful location alongside the River Mersey, Bridgewater Canal and Trans-Pennine Trail, making it the perfect site to become Trafford’s Gateway to The Mersey Valley. It offers a “green route” linking the communities of north, west and south Trafford as well as Chorlton. Longford Park is right opposite, accessible paths can provide a healthy link through to the new Civic Quarter.
- Three clubs are based at Turn Moss: Stretford Victoria FC, St Johns FC and St Lawrence’s GAA as well as theManchester Amateur Sunday Football League. We work with them to understand their needs and offer support. Whether it is improving pitches, implementing a Site Management Plan or sourcing funds to upgrade facilities; the best chance to improve the experience of teams at Turn Moss is if we all work together.
- The site can attract a bigger, more diverse range of visitors. We’d like to host events and activities on the fields to bring the community together. We can help Trafford Council achieve greater activity levels and deliver wellbeing benefits, creating a happier, healthier local population.
- The semi-wild field margins are a wonderful opportunity to diversify what the site offers. A managed wetland area, wildflower meadow and a community orchard are all achievable and would attract new visitors without compromising the open aspect. Biodiversity will improve and some of the pitch drainage issues can be given a helping hand from nature. Our recent work on the ancient hedgerow is a useful start.
- A Forest School uses Turn Moss during the summer. An outdoor meeting area and storage facilitywould help us extend that welcome all year round and allow many more local community groups to use the space.
- A short walking and cycling pathfrom Turn Moss car park to Hawthorn Lane would increase accessibility and provide a route to other safe networks already in place at Longford Park, the canal and Mersey Valley.
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