If you were one of the tens of thousands reached by our consultation on how to make Manchester into the place you’d want to live, work, play and do business in 2025, thank you for being part of such a huge, inspiring response.
The strategy is the culmination of that response. People's commitment to the city, and their desire to see its future success, shine through it, and it’s a credit to all who contributed including:
- Manchester residents themselves, in their thousands
- the city’s army of volunteers (our city has around 100,000) from tiny clubs to business-scale operations, and community activists
- a wide non-resident public – some of our city’s biggest fans – who work in the city or visit to enjoy our varied culture and leisure
- business and civic leaders from the city and the city region who added their valuable insights, revealing the extent of their own crucial part in delivering Manchester’s success.
Responses from across the city were many and varied, but a few themes came through again and again. People of Manchester share the desire to see the city do well, to see Manchester use and value its green spaces, to have a clean city with one of the best public transport systems in the world, to preserve its historic buildings and support those in need.
We’ve summed up our vision for Manchester and the strategy's five themes: