Manchester City Council

People & communities Community Guardians

What sort of things does a Community Guardian get involved with?

Being a Community Guardian can take as much or as little time as you like.  You can represent your street or 'adopt' a number of streets in your area, act as a representative of your ward or volunteer on a citywide level. 

You can get involved by simply taking a few minutes to report things like graffiti, litter, or broken street lights.

Or you could play a more active part in improving your area by organising - or participating in - community clean ups, planting days, neighbours events and luncheon clubs, or you could volunteer in your local library, delivering books and community news to your less mobile neighbours. You'll also have the opportunity to work with a variety of different partners, such as Greater Manchester Police, your local schools, libraries, housing associations or even the Diane Modahl Sports Foundation (DMSF), supporting young people into athletics

However much time you choose to put in we can provide you with help and support to make your neighbourhood a better place to live. We can lend you equipment (depending on availability) for litter picks or clean up events, and there are often free training courses for our Guardians too. 

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