Manchester City Council

News published March 2018

Entrepreneurs urged to dream Big at Manchester Central Library

People with a big idea for their own business or invention are invited to a free day of activities and events to help them get it off the ground.

Extra pound an hour pledged for thousands of Manchester’s lowest-paid home care staff

Care staff who help some of the city’s most vulnerable or ill people at home with washing, eating and other essential daily tasks, are set to get a £1 an hour pay rise.

£1,000+ penalty for repeat fly-tipper

A woman has been ordered to pay more than £1,000, after admitting to three charges of fly-tipping at Manchester Magistrates Court.

Keep Britain Tidy and Manchester City Council launch ‘Keep Manchester Tidy’ campaign

Manchester City Council and Keep Britain Tidy are joining forces with the aim of making Manchester the country’s first ‘Tidy City’ by 2020.

Longford Centre, homelessness prevention centre officially opens

The Longford Centre in Chorlton, a new homelessness prevention centre officially opens today (13 March 2018).

£3,000 worth of fines handed to private hire and hackney driver in the last month

The prosecution of four private hire and hackney drivers for contraventions over the last month has seen fines handed-out totalling almost £3,000 and the issuing of 12 penalty points.

Plans announced for cultural event to mark centenary of The Battle of Manchester Hill

Plans have been announced for a unique cultural event to mark the centenary of the Battle of Manchester Hill - a battle that in one day took the lives of 79 men from the Manchester Regiment.

Clarification: A response to the Guardian's affordable homes article

A clarification to yesterday's response to the Guardian's affordable homes article.

Princess Road 30mph speed limit to be made permanent

Manchester City Council has given approval for the speed limit on Princess Road and Princess Parkway to be permanently reduced to 30mph.

A response to the Guardian’s affordable homes story

The Guardian article this week (Monday, 4 March) wrongly claimed that of 14,667 homes given planning permission in Manchester during 2016 and 2017, none were affordable.

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