Save the Three Sisters Photo Call


Press Release

26th August 2020


More than 50 residents and local MP Rebecca Long Bailey turned out in the pouring rain today to pledge their support for the ‘Save Three Sisters’ campaign under threat from United Utilities.

Plans are well underway by United Utilities to commence work on sewer improvements which will ruin a significant part of a Local Nature Reserve in Ellesmere Park, Salford with the construction of a 9m storm tank, temporary car park and storage facilities destroying over 17 mature trees and disrupting local wildlife.

Work on site, scheduled to start next month by United Utilities, has been strongly opposed by most of the residents in Ellesmere Park and the surrounding areas, that the planning meeting has now been put back until 12th October.

Residents sang in unison to “Save our Three Sisters” this morning pledging to stop the works taking place on the Three sisters Nature Reserve.

Local resident and chair of the Ellesmere Park Residents Association (EPRA) Clare Ward  said, “We are not against the need to mitigate the sewer flooding which affects a small number of Ellesmere Park homes whose cellars are prone to the occasional sewer flooding. It is the location of both the storm tank and the construction of a temporary car park and storage area that concerns us particularly when there are other alternative locations. To destroy mature trees for the sake of short term gain seems completely unreasonable. The Three Sisters is an official defined  Site of Biological Interest  (SBI) in Eccles with a Roman road running through the site.”

For further press information contact Clare Ward on telephone 0161 707 0992 or email