Manchester City Council

News published March 2012

Community given greater say in resolution of crime

Residents of a Wythenshawe estate will be able to decide how minor crimes and antisocial behaviour should be dealt with when a new restorative justice scheme is introduced.

Pupils help roll out living green roof on their new school

Pupils at the Creative and Media Academies in north Manchester have mucked in to help roll out the living green roof of their brand new £38 million school building that is currently under construction

Why Wythenshawe runners went extra mile to meet the Queen

A hundred Wythenshawe residents literally had a fleeting visit with the Queen as they took part in a charity race at the BBC’s northern home in MediaCity.

Victoria Street traffic closure order reinstated

Manchester City Council is reinstating the experimental traffic order to close Victoria Street in the city centre to traffic from 5am on Sunday 25 March 2012.

£12m broadband bid success speeds Manchester into the future

Manchester City Council is celebrating success in its bid for £12 million of government funding to become a ‘superconnected city.'

Vintage and Fashion Market returns to Piccadilly Gardens

Dedicated followers of fashion can rejoice this weekend with the return of the fabulous Vintage and Fashion Market.

Council's Executive agrees to pilot new scheme to improve outcomes for looked after children and young people

Manchester City Council's Executive today agreed to pilot a brand new scheme to improve outcomes for looked after children and young people whilst saving the Council up to £4.7m over eight years.

Foster mum talks about her role as Mothers' Day nears

This weekend is Mothers' Day, and one Manchester mother knows better than most how important a loving family life is for children and young people.

Manchester athletes destined for great things

Sprinter Clovis Asong, 17, and BMX Racer Valerie Zebrokova, 14, have both been selected onto their sport’s governing body’s programmes for talented athletes and are on course to become future Olympians.

manchester.gov.uk named among nation's best council websites

Manchester City Council's website has been named in a prestigious national survey as one of the top 20 council sites in the UK.

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