Manchester City Council

Manchester's thoughts and sympathies

Manchester is sharing its sympathy with the family and friends of Labour MP and Father of The House of Commons Sir Gerald Kaufman who passed away aged 86.

Sign the online Book of condolence.

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Environmental problems River Valleys

Urban countryside volunteers

Numerous volunteers and volunteer groups play a vital and very inspirational role in the management and improvement of Manchester's urban countryside sites.

Friends groups - dedicated resident groups who volunteer their time, energy and effort to care for and improve their local urban countryside site include the Friends of Chorlton Meadows, Chorlton Water Park, Clayton Vale, Highfield Country Park and St. Michaels' Flags and Angel Meadows.

Hands on volunteer organisations - volunteers from BTCV (British Trust for Conservation Volunteers) undertake regular and significant improvement projects in the Irk and Medlock River Valleys. In recent times, these have included boardwalk construction at Broadhurst Clough, step improvement work in Clayton Vale, woodland thinning at Bank Bridge Meadows and various wildflower seeding, bog planting and path clearance works.

Business volunteers - A number of organisations have chosen to undertake work across urban countryside sites through Manchester's Business in the Community link. Clean-up work was recently undertaken by 100 volunteers from PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Medlock Valley. This included litter clearance, path clearance and woodland thinning works.

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