Manchester City Council

News published August 2017

Our Town Hall - people urged to visit before temporary closure begins in New Year

People are being encouraged to visit Manchester Town Hall in the coming months ahead of its temporary closure to enable works to safeguard the much-loved building for future generations to take place.

Ambitious plans to improve city streetscape in new Manchester city centre neighbourhood

Manchester City Council is outlining proposals to preserve and improve the public realm in a key part of the city centre.

Manchester goes LED to improve streetlights and cut carbon emissions

Manchester council is to replace the city’s 56,000 streetlights with new, energy-saving LED lights - a move which will significantly reduce energy costs, while improving the quality of streetlighting.

New home in the frame as Rogue artists go back to school

A brand new home is in the frame for the long-standing and much celebrated fine artists' studio, Rogue Studios - a move that will see their artists literally go back to school.

Manchester stands with Barcelona

Manchester is expressing its solidarity and sorrow for Barcelona after the terrorist attack in Las Ramblas which has claimed at least 13 lives.

West Gorton goes from strength to strength as community hub is completed

The new community hub on the corner of Hyde Road and Clowes Street is now complete and the new medical centre will begin taking patients from this week.

Find out how the council tax you pay helps provide the services that matter most to you

Manchester City Council’s social media is set to be taken over by its Council Tax, Benefits, and Customer Services teams next week (14-18 August).

Mace announced as project manager for Our Town Hall project

Mace has been appointed as the project manager for the Our Town Hall project, which will fully repair and upgrade Manchester’s iconic Town Hall and Albert Square. 

Businesses latch on to breastfeeding friendly mark

Coronation Street actress and restaurant owner Jennie McAlpine welcomed a group of breastfeeding mums to her city centre restaurant Annies for the launch of a brand new Breast Feeding Friendly mark.

Floating ecosystems will improve biodiversity in Bridgewater Basin

An army of volunteers will be on hand (Tues, 1 Aug) to create floating islands that will help attract a raft of fauna and flora to the city centre canal.

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