Thursday 30 July 2009

Conservation area

We are trying to get the Sale Hotel and surrounding area to be designated as a conservation area. You can help us do this by contacting Trafford council to urge them to grant this:

Telephone: 0161 912 3149

You may also have seen the excellent article in this week’s Sale and Altrincham Messenger about the campaign on page 5 (Link).

Thanks to all of you who are supporting us.

Monday 27 July 2009


We have distributed petitions to the following shops:

Sale Moor
Cafe Moorish, Sale Moor
Heskeths Butchers, Sale Moor
Hugalls Chemist, Sale Moor
Pick N Pay, Sale Moor
Taylors Butchers, Sale Moor
Trios Cafe, Sale Moor
Wayne’s Fruit and Veg, Sale Moor

Marsland Road
Caff├ęcinos sandwich bar, Marsland Road
Cartridge World, Marsland Road
Rooneys newsagents and deli, Marsland Road
Yooneek take away, Marsland Road

North Parade shops
Mai’s pharmacy, North Parade

Sale centre
The Fish Plaice, Fishmonger, Claremont Road

Thank you so much to all the above outlets for their generous support.

We are very pleased to announce that we have over 200 signatures already!
If you have not already signed our petition, please go along to one of the above outlets to sign. Please also ask your friends and family to do likewise.
We will be collecting the petitions in on Saturday to take to Ben Bradshaw, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, so please make sure you have signed before Saturday!

Saturday 25 July 2009

Busy day!

Saturday was a busy day for us. We spent several hours talking to people and gathering signatures for our petition. We have been really overwhelmed by the support. What was most interesting was that the majority of people we spoke to thought the Sale Hotel was already a listed building.

Mrs. Pat Coulburn speaks about the campaign to save the Sale Hotel

Wednesday 22 July 2009

Meeting about demolition plans

There was a meeting with various interested parties about the proposed demolition of the Sale Hotel. We are grateful for the support of all concerned, especially Paul Goggins MP and councillors Jane Baugh, Barry Brotherton, Pamela Dixon and David Higgins, along with other concerned local people. We will work together to try to ensure some protection for our historic building.

Monday 13 July 2009

The Secretary of State has agreed with English Heritage’s recommendation not to list the Sale Hotel!

Today is a very sad day, not only for the people in Sale, it is a sad day for all people in this country as we have been informed by English Heritage that the Sale Hotel will not become a listed building ( The main concern I have is that valued historic buildings are not being protected.

Generations to come will perhaps never have the pleasure of seeing a local building like the Sale Hotel, with character and flair, and will get used to buildings which look more like boxes.

Do we really want this?

We all can understand that there are particular rules and procedures that the English Heritage needs to follow to make sure that they only secure buildings which are important to preserve.

But my question is how can we protect buildings like the Sale Hotel if they can't become listed buildings?

We need to keep being vigilant and protect the interesting buildings that remain to make sure we do not lose any more.

As for the Sale Hotel please make your feelings known to the council in order to persuade the owner to keep the shell of the building intact.

Thank you for your support.

The Councillors for this area are:

Mrs Kathy Bullock

Mrs Pamela Dixon

Mr David Higgins

The contact for English Heritage is:

Tel: 0161 242 1400

Fax:0161 242 1401

The MP for the area is Mr Paul Goggins:

Tel: 0161 499 7900

Sunday 12 July 2009

Letter from Mr. Paul Goggins, MP.

Last week we sent an email to Mr. Paul Goggins, the MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East ( In this we told him about our concerns about this building and what it means to us. He replied very promptly. Just a few days later (Saturday) we received this answer from him:

"I have been contacted by other constituents about this site and last week I wrote to the Chief Executive of Trafford Council..."

Let us all hope that the letter to the Chief Executive of Trafford Council make a difference. We are grateful for Mr. Goggins' support.

Although we would like to have made more progress at this point, at least we make some progress and your help can make a difference!

Friday 10 July 2009

New Leaflets comming soon...

Last week we posted around 400 leaflets to the doors of the neighbours of the Sale Hotel; this only a drop in the ocean but it is a beginning to get the people of Sale aware of what is happening all around us. We will redesign the leaflets, put this internet site on them and aim to distribute these to a wider audience.

This Building is a part of Sale and lot of us connect happy memories with it. I think it is time to stand up and make a change how the interest of the people is handled!

Yesterday I was walking in Sale town centre and heard several people speaking about the proposal to destroy the building. I hope that this information will now go around Sale and that people will contact the English heritage (, our local MP and Councillor.

Please do contact MPs and councillors; don’t forget we voted for them, not the other way round. I am sure they are happy to help if we let them know our concerns and what is important to us. We all have a say in democracy if we want to.

A personal thanks goes to all the shop owners, who were so kind to display the leaflets in the shop windows.