Manchester City Council

News published January 2018

Balfour Beatty Living Places appointed to deliver Manchester’s gritting service

Balfour Beatty Living Places has been appointed as the new gritting contractor for Manchester, following the recent announcement that Carillion has gone into liquidation.

Major housing refurb plan to deliver affordable homes in east Manchester

Significant investment to undertake major works will transform the Ben Street residential area providing quality homes to help meet large housing demand in the city.

New hostel provides extra beds for homeless people

A hostel for homeless people opened its doors on Monday 22 January as part of Manchester City Council's commitment to reduce rough sleeping.

Landlord licensing in operation in Moston and Old Moat from today

Selective Licensing is now live (Monday 22 January 2018) in areas of Moston and Old Moat in a move that will improve housing standards in the wards.

Community groups encouraged to apply now for share of city-wide events funding for 2018/19

Community groups across the city are being invited to apply now for a share of funding that has been put aside by the council to help support community events across the city in 2018/19.

Apprentices get chance to work on Manchester’s biggest construction projects

Apprentices are being offered the opportunity to contribute to some of the most high-profile construction projects in Greater Manchester, working with a range of leading employers.

homelessness prevention centre opens its doors

A new prevention centre will open today (Monday 15 January) to help people who have recently become homeless to turn their lives around.

Work and skills social media takeover to help local people into jobs and training

Work and skills are top of the agenda next week as the council mounts a social media 'takeover' of its social media channels to help Manchester people of all ages either get into a job now, or get the skills they need to take advantage of job opportunities in the future.

What’s the WORD ON THE STREET for Manchester Day?

The UK’s biggest community celebration will return on Sunday 17 June and organisers are now accepting applications for groups to be part of the show of the summer.

New partnership to support people with sight impairment launches at Central Library

Manchester City Council is launching a new partnership with the charity Henshaws to extend the support, advice and resources available within the city's libraries for people with sight impairment.

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