Manchester City Council

News published January 2012

Savvy work saves over a million on school revamp

A high school in Chorlton has had a major refurbishment bringing it up to the same standard as a new-build school - with a saving of over a million pounds to boot.

Manchester Council Tax bills set to stay frozen

Manchester City Council is proposing to freeze council tax for 2012/13 - making it the third successive year that bills have not risen.

Shisha café owners forced to pay £3,000

The owners of two cafes where customers were allowed to smoke shisha pipes have been ordered to pay a total of nearly £3,000.

Major new grant funding for three Manchester cultural institutions

The partnership of Manchester City Galleries, Whitworth Art Gallery and The Manchester Museum today received confirmation of three year’s major grant funding from Arts Council England (ACE).

New stadium will be home win for community

Plans for a new £4.5 million football stadium in North Manchester with facilities which will benefit the wider community are moving forwards.

Neighbours go head to head in recycling battle

A group of residents received a shopping bonus - after going head to head with their neighbours to see who could recycle more.

Warning sounded over housing benefit changes

Manchester City Council believes that proposed changes to housing benefit could cost Manchester residents almost £8 million a year.

Get ready for 'a grand day out

Manchester City Council is launching an initiative aimed at getting older residents out and about, meeting new people, and taking part in healthy and fun activities.

Staff praised for providing gold plated service to pupils at Manchester special school

A special school in Manchester is celebrating after being told its staff provide a gold plated service to pupils.