News published July 2022

Capacity to be doubled at Piccadilly fan-zone for Sunday's Final ​

Capacity at the fan-zone in Manchester's Piccadilly Gardens is to be doubled and a second screen added for Sunday's Final between England's Lionesses and Germany, to give as many people as possible the chance to enjoy the big match action.

Free fun for kids at Play Day festival in Whitworth Park next week

As part of Our Year 2022, Manchester City Council have organised a day jam-packed full of free activities and opportunities for children to enjoy next Wednesday 3 August at Whitworth Park.

Greater Manchester launches plans for a smoke-free city-region

Paul Dennett, Chair of Greater Manchester Integrated Care Partnership Board and Deputy Mayor for Greater Manchester, announced the city-region has joined the Partnership for Healthy Cities – a prestigious global network committed to saving lives by preventing noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, and chronic lung disease.

Key milestone secured for Stevenson Square

New plans show the majority of Stevenson Square in the Northern Quarter will be permanently pedestrianised as a result of the latest consultation.

'Did You Know' project delves into the history of graves in Philips Park Cemetery

Photo of lecterns in Philips Park cemetery

Visitors to Philips Park Cemetery in north Manchester will be able to step back in time thanks to the historical sleuth work of the Friends of Philips Park Cemetery.

Counterfeit hub shuts down after Council secures court-ordered closure

The closed shop - with MCC banner - in Cheetham Hill.

A rabbit’s warren of counterfeit shops has been uncovered and closed down as part of a long-running fight against the fake goods trade.

Victoria North – Planning application approved to transform brownfield land and unlock thousands of homes in Red Bank

Planning approval has been agreed for a City Council application that will invest in the crucial infrastructure for the development new housing and City River Park in Red Bank – one of the first phases of the major Victoria North regeneration area.

Report outlines key HS2 issues as council prepares petition

A new report sets out the changes to HS2 plans which the Council believes are essential to maximise their benefits for Manchester and the North – and to prevent or minimise less desirable impacts. 

Wythenshawe brownfield site to be the site of 40 new social homes

Some 40 new social homes will be created in Manchester under plans to grant a development lease on a Council-owned site to a registered social housing provider.

Citywide framework update will spell out the size of the climate change challenge

The key elements of an update to Manchester’s Climate Change Framework 2020-25 will be presented to a council scrutiny committee on Thursday 21 July.

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