Manchester City Council

News published March 2015

Improvements made to major cycle route

New measures are about to be installed to improve cycling facilities along a stretch of one of the busiest bike routes in the North West.

Million bulbs to spread spring colour across city

Flowers have been planted in Piccadilly Gardens as part of a plan to plant one million bulbs across the city.

Statement on 70 Oxford Street


Improvements at Heaton Park and Hall – the pride of Manchester

Manchester’s flagship park – along with the iconic Heaton Hall – has received major improvement works that will help maintain one of the city’s best loved green spaces.

Waste collection and street cleaning contract awarded

Manchester’s waste collection and street cleaning services are to be awarded to a contractor as part of a strategy to improve the cleanliness of the city’s streets.

Sun set to shine on Manchester schools

Manchester schools are to begin generating their own electricity using solar power.

Albert Square set to host Rugby World Cup 2015 Official Fanzone

Albert Square has been named as Manchester’s Rugby World Cup 2015 Official Fanzone.

Manchester and Salford grow major free Wifi network, bringing superfast surfing to millions

Greater Manchester’s ambition to become a top worldwide digital city region has taken a major step forward with the rollout of free wifi to trams, over 200 buildings and improved on-street coverage.

Illegal Street trader forfeits almost 1,000 items of stock and ordered to pay over £550

A trader caught illegally selling items on the street has been ordered to forfeit nearly 1,000 items of stock and to pay £565.

(Silver) tide is turning - as Mayor issues challenge to make Manchester more age-friendly

Manchester's mayor has issued a citywide challenge - for every person, business or organisation to be more aware of older people's needs.

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