Langworthy, Salford

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Langworthy
Langworthy is located in Greater Manchester
Langworthy
Langworthy
 Langworthy shown within Greater Manchester
Population 7,104 
Metropolitan borough Salford
Metropolitan county Greater Manchester
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SALFORD
Postcode district M6
Dialling code 0161
Police Greater Manchester
Fire Greater Manchester
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Salford and Eccles
List of places
UK
England
Greater Manchester

Coordinates: 53°29′08″N 2°17′41″W / 53.48559°N 2.2948°W / 53.48559; -2.2948

Langworthy is an area and council ward[1] of Salford, Greater Manchester. Weaste lies to the west of Langworthy and Pendleton to the east. In 2001 the population of Langworthy was 7,104.[2] It was named after Edward Ryley Langworthy, a former mayor of Salford.[3]

Governance[edit]

Pendleton was part of the County Borough of Salford, and in 1974 became part of the metropolitan borough of the City of Salford, and metropolitan county of Greater Manchester.

As of May 2012, Langworthy ward has three councillors on Salford City Council:

  • Paul Dennett (Strategic Assistant Mayor) (Labour)
  • Gina Reynolds (Labour)
  • John Warmisham (Labour)

Regeneration[edit]

In common with other areas of urban Salford, Langworthy experienced long-term population decline in the 1990s with high levels of crime and poverty in the area.[4][5] Langworthy is now part of a Housing Market Renewal Initiative scheme[6] which also covers Seedley. Urban Splash have redeveloped several Victorian terrace streets as the "Chimney Pot Park" housing scheme which includes some social housing through Great Places Housing Group.

Education[edit]

The area is served by two primary schools; Willow Tree and Holy Family RC, the latter being built on the former site of Langworthy Road Primary school. The nearest library is Pendleton Gateway.

Economy[edit]

Salford Shopping Centre is the nearest major shopping area at Pendleton. It is also a major bus interchange.

Transport[edit]

The main road is Langworthy Road which runs north to the A6 road (Broad Street) and south to Eccles New Road and Salford Quays.

Langworthy is served by a Metrolink station on the Eccles line. Salford Crescent is the nearest mainline railway station.

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