News published January 2022

Positive report from inspectors for SEND services in Manchester

Inspectors have praised services for children with Special Educational Needs (SEND) in Manchester following a rigorous 5-day inspection last November, and say they have continued to improve despite the pandemic.

Our climate change plan rated among the strongest in the country

Manchester City Council’s climate change plan has been rated one of the strongest of any local authority by campaigning organisation Climate Emergency UK. 

Plans shape up for 'Our Year 2022' - a year of opportunity for Manchester's children and young people

Plans are shaping up to make 2022 a fantastic year of opportunity for Manchester's children and young people, to help make up for all the time they've spent in lockdown and away from school and their friends during the last two years.

Manchester Day is back - the city's favourite day of the year set to return for 2022!

Floats in Manchester day parade

After a two-year absence due to Covid, Manchester Day - the city's favourite day of the year - is back for 2022 and promises to be bigger and better than ever before.

Further financial support is now available to businesses impacted by the Omicron variant

Image that says Omicon Business Support New Funding And Rate Relief Applications Now Open

Two further business support schemes are now live to support businesses affected by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Going underground - Manchester makes the case for a below-the-surface HS2 station

The Council is warning that a proposed new overground Manchester Piccadilly station to accommodate HS2 and improved northern rail links would squander some of the potential benefits of the project.

One million reasons to say thank you after Manchester reaches jab milestone

Dr Liam and Jeanette McGrogan stood outside a vaccination centre.

The culmination of more than 12 months of work was reached this week after the one millionth Covid-19 vaccination was administered in Manchester. 

New low-carbon social housing project in north Manchester starts on site

A scene of the Silk Street development in Newton Heath

Work has started on site to build 69 low-carbon new social homes on Silk Street, Newton Heath.

eBikes come to Manchester as ambitious city-wide scheme launches

A range of eCargo bikes arrayed in a line, demonstrating the various types open for business and public hire.

A fleet of electric cargo bikes and trailers is to be launched in Manchester offering an affordable and green alternative to cars. 

Parents have until midnight tonight to apply for a September Reception class place for their child

The alphabet in multicoloured letters

Parents and carers of children due to start school for the first time this Autumn are being urged not to miss today's deadline of midnight tonight (Monday 17 January), to apply for their child's school place.

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