Peel Green

Peel Green is a district at the western end of Eccles, Greater Manchester, England, in the historic county of Lancashire.

Peel Green
Peel Green is located in Greater Manchester
Peel Green
Peel Green
Location within Greater Manchester
OS grid referenceSJ7497
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townManchester
Postcode districtM30
Dialling code0161
PoliceGreater Manchester
FireGreater Manchester
AmbulanceNorth West
List of places
UK
England
Greater Manchester
53°28′24″N 2°23′03″W / 53.4733°N 2.3842°W / 53.4733; -2.3842Coordinates: 53°28′24″N 2°23′03″W / 53.4733°N 2.3842°W / 53.4733; -2.3842

TransportEdit

Peel Green is split by the M60 motorway, whichs run north-south through its centre. It is served by the following bus services: Cadishead/Manchester 67, Warrington/Trafford Centre/Manchester 100, Brookhouse/Manchester 10 and Brookhouse/Piccadilly 63.

EconomyEdit

Until the 1980s Peel Green was dominated by heavy industry, with Gardner's Engine Makers on Hardy Street and the Regent Tyre and Rubber Co, (a subsidiary of Dunlop Tyres) at the Enterprise Works on the corner of Green Street and Clifford Street.[1] These are now closed. With the loss of its industrial base, Peel Green is seeking new types of investment to aid in the renewal of the area.

During 2003, the Brookhouse Estate saw curfews imposed on under 16s, a substantial police presence and a security camera erected outside the local shops in Brookhouse Avenue in an effort to tackle crime rate.[2]Salford City Academy, formerly Canon Williamson C.E. High School (and before this Eccles C.E High School), is on the Brookhouse Estate. After substantial redevelopment, the school opened as an academy in September 2006.[3] The school's specialisms are sport and business and enterprise. A separate sixth form centre opened in September 2007 at a cost of £1.8 million.[4] Other schools in the area include St Patrick's Roman Catholic High School.

HousingEdit

Along with Westwood Park in Winton, the Peel Green area houses much of Eccles' council and housing association stock. The medium-sized Brookhouse Estate is at the western end of Peel Green and many other council homes are located in the Haddon Road and Higher Croft areas in the centre of Peel Green. New properties have recently been built, the latest addition being on Gorton Street at the end of 2004.

Recreation and sportEdit

Recreation Grounds (known officially as Patricroft Recreation Ground, but not in Patricroft) and large playing fields alongside Worsley Brook between Schofield Road and the M60 motorway. Peel Green has been home to Eccles Rugby Union Club since 1948 and Barton Hall Cricket Club formerly played in here. Peel Green has been the home of Eccles Archery Club since it was founded in 1953.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Regent Tyre and Rubber Co. Ltd.
  2. ^ "Troubled estate residents urged to take a stand". Salford Advertiser. 11 September 2003. Archived from the original (HTTP) on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 23 July 2007.
  3. ^ "Salford City Academy". United Learning Trust. Archived from the original (HTTP) on 11 August 2007. Retrieved 23 July 2007.
  4. ^ "6th Form". Salford City Academy. Archived from the original (HTTP) on 24 March 2007. Retrieved 23 July 2007.