Labour Leader visits Pendleton
Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn MP was able to see at first hand the impact the £650m Pendleton Together PFI is having on the community.
Mr Corbyn dropped into Brotherton House to meet staff, a number of apprentices and tenants to find out how the project is working for them.
The apprentices were able to tell the Leader of the Opposition how the partnerships with other agencies such as Salford College in helping give people a foot on the career ladder.
Mr Corbyn also met the award-winning contractors Adary Joiners, who took a trip to Downing Street after winning a top apprenticeship award.
Then a group of our engaged residents told the Labour Leader how the refurbishment programme is having a huge impact on the lives of people who live in the community and more about our Digital Together programme, aimed at getting more people online.
Then he was whisked down to Salford University where he got to look at the energy house. The property is typical of a terraced house built in Salford in 1919. Because it has been reconstructed in a fully environmentally controllable chamber it provides a unique testing facility for research.
It was a fantastic visit and we’ve been able to put Salford, and the Pendleton Together initiative, firmly on the map.