5 months ago
Generally, how does Chorlton make you feel?
What don’t you like about Chorlton?
People parking on pavements blocking walkway; tree “hedge” over grown in beech road park, and overhanging trees blocking light to park and gardens;
What are the best things about Chorlton?
I love the independent shops, the meadows, independent cafes, coffee bars and restaurants, the choices that I have. I love the tram, cycle when I can. I like the developing network for bikes. I like the local shopping discount; the schools; I like my neighbours; chorlton park, tennis courts.
What would you like to improve?
I would like: tram tickets to be usable on buses and trains; I would like the takeaways to return to recyclable containers. I would like the precinct to be reformed to represent and promote local shopping; I would like shops to stop shrink wrapping/using plastic to package products. I would like community projects that promote reusing plastic items, reducing use of plastic; I have been offered a free gas boiler - could we be offered free electric boilers? Improved tree management in parks, and toilets in Chorlton Park.
What three words would you use to describe Chorlton?
Thinking about Chorlton, what do you value most about here? ( Drag Options Up and Down)
A sense of community
Variety of shops
Variety of bars and restaurants
Quality of housing
Quality of public space
Opportunities to connect with people
Friends and family nearby
6 months ago
Far too many cars parked on the pavements and along the streets, people seem to think they have a god given right to drive and park their car anywhere. There should be fines for blocking bike lanes, causing difficulties for less able bodies people and getting in the way of people with push chairs, it’s awful.
People are generally friendly, lovely independent shops and restaurants, being close to the river and the big trees!
More pedestrianised streets! (Particularly Beech Road)There could be more roads blocked off to cars so that people can enjoy them, reduce air pollution and play out. There does need to be better public transport connections, the tram is great, but not for getting across town.
More bike lanes! The new one along Barlowmore Road is good, but these need to be extended. The Fallowfield loop is an absolute joy.
More trees planted along the streets!
Privileged, lacking in diversity, car mad!
What, if anything else would you add to the list above?
Diversity of people, affordability of housing, generous spirit.
8 months ago
Too many cars and the lack of a gym, swimming pool or leisure centre
The independent cafes, bars and shops and a community made up of a good friendly mix of ages, cultures and backgrounds. Also the amount of green space - the parks woods and allotments
See earlier comment - reopen the leisure centre and reduce the traffic
Friendly, fun and multicultural
Roads and pavements
A lot of mess around, not enough bins, the meadows and Ryebank fields.
The parks, tree lined streets,
More green spaces and time put into those green spaces, more bins around, water fountains in the parks.
Busy, creative and communal.
Beech Road - would prefer the section with the shops, cafes, bars etc to be pedestrianised. It has been awful during lockdowns - impossible to walk down and keep a distance. I am angry that some of the traders put their views above the safety of local people opposing trialling closing the road - especially when it may have increased footfall and business.
There are too many bars, restaurants, coffee shops in relation to other shops and services. Chorlton has lost its unique character.
Too many 2 car households, especially given the transport links. Sandy Lane is congested.
I know people. Green spaces. Lots of places to eat and drink.
More places to sit - social seating. More traffic free areas (eg Beech Road).
More housing options for people throughout the life span (eg bungalows, flats developed for older people rather than always targeted at a young market, affordable housing).
The new pool is out of the way - it would be nice to have one more central.
Pretentious, friendly, expensive