Manchester City Council

News published April 2014

New scheme will get 5,000 Working Well in Greater Manchester

A new Greater Manchester initiative is helping 5,000 benefits claimants, who have struggled to find work, through more integrated and intensive support.

Local and European election countdown commences

The countdown has begun to European parliamentary and local elections on Thursday 22 May.

Manchester’s innovative Housing Investment Fund given green light

Artist impression of  Matrix Home

The contract for a new joint venture company – Matrix Homes – has been signed this week that will drive Manchester’s pioneering housing investment model in a first-of-its-kind partnership.

Work starts on new Hough End Leisure Centre

Project leaders and partners came together on Thursday 10 April to mark the start of work on the brand new leisure centre at Hough End, south Manchester.

Half a million reasons why Manchester Art Gallery is celebrating

Manchester Art Gallery has attracted more than 500,000 visitors in a year for the first time.

Belle Vue readies to reclaim its leisure crown

Major plans to develop Belle Vue into a world class sport and leisure destination have progressed as new proposals for the Belle Vue Sports Village are agreed by Manchester City Council.

Airport windfall transforms more city neighbourhoods

Areas of Manchester are to be transformed into wildlife havens or vibrant centres under new projects funded by an airport windfall.

Schools get together to improve neighbourhoods

Youngsters and teachers at three Whalley Range primaries are working with residents to improve south Manchester neighbourhoods – and the call has gone out for more schools to join them.

Victory for privacy ticks the right box

Manchester City Council’s Electoral Registration Officer has succeeded in a legal battle to help protect the privacy of people on the electoral register.

Abraham Moss Centre relaunches after a five year transformation

After a five year development, the Abraham Moss Centre is ready to re-establish its role at the heart of the Crumpsall and Cheetham communities, providing valuable services for North Manchester.

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