Championing Urmston for The Local Community

About The Partnership

The Urmston Partnership is a not-for-profit organisation which is made up for local businesses, residents, community groups and other local community organisations.

The Urmston Partnership was created in 2003 as part of the council’s town centre action plan in response to the forthcoming closure of the existing shopping mall and the probable decline in fortunes of the local traders as a result of the closure.

A small area centred on what is now Eden Sq was designated as “The Urmston Town Centre” and the Partnerships remit was to promote this area in the face of what appeared to be a bleak future for Urmston.

However, this was not to be the case, the resourceful independent traders in Urmston created a success story! Urmston now has relatively low levels of vacant premises and is booming in comparison with other similar areas in the North West. The opening of the “Market 41” development on the old Urmston market site in early 2020 maintains the momentum.

As result of the buoyant economy in Urmston, Flixton & Davyhulme, at the Annual General Meeting of the Urmston Partnership in May 2017 it was agreed that the area in which the Partnership operates should be changed from ‘The accepted areas of the town centre, including Crofts Bank, Flixton, Gloucester, Higher, and Station Roads as set out in the map within the Partnership Action Plan’ to ‘The area covered by the M41 postcode, namely the Local Government Wards of Urmston, Flixton & Davyhulme East & Davyhulme West’.

The Partnership is a recognised representative organisation for local businesses and residents with the power to influence change locally. We consult local businesses on town centre proposals, planning applications and other matters of common interest.

The Urmston Partnership management team are drawn from local businesses, not-for-profit organisations and residents with the Officers elected each year at the Annual General Meeting, which is usually held in May.

See “Who’s Who” for details of the current Officers and management team.

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