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#TogetherTrafford vigil at Trafford Town Hall – a message from Trafford Council

Trafford’s partnership organisations are aware that people want to come together at this sad time and express their support or grief publically for the devastating event that occurred in Manchester on Monday evening.

The vigil, for families, friends, staff, partners and all will be held on Monday 29 May at 4pm in the Sunken Gardens at Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road, Stretford, M32 0TH. A number of approaches have been made to Trafford Council and its partners to host vigils and the Council and GMP feels  that one event  for people to attend will bring the community together and are urging those who wish to attend  are signposted to attend this official event.

The event is open to everyone, whether you live in Trafford or not. The short event will consist of messages from local leaders and the young people of our borough.

Guests are also advised that there is no parking available on site however the Town Hall is fully accessible via public transport and is opposite The Old Trafford Metrolink station.

As we are at ‘Critical’ level nationally and with the major events taking place in our city and Trafford this weekend, holding mass gatherings will only increase pressure on police resources and we advise against the organisation of these events.

Those who attend are also discouraged from bringing flowers and candles and are asked to donate to the Red Cross Recovery Fund instead at: http://www.redcross.org.uk/en/Donate-Now/Make-a-single-donation/Manchester-Emergency-Fund

We ♥ Manchester

The terrible news coming from our amazing city will serve to strengthen our commitment to teaching acceptance, respect and unity. We are working to support our children, families, staff and friends at this difficult time. Further information to follow.

Emergency numbers have been established for anyone who is concerned for loved ones who may not have returned home:

0161 856 9400 or 0161 856 9900.

Ofsted Inspection

Old Trafford Community Academy was inspected by Ofsted on Tuesday 9th May. Parents can find out more about inspections here: School inspections – a guide for parents and can share their views about the academy on Parent View by following this link: http://www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk

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