News published February 2023

Consultation goes live on shaping the future of Deansgate

ID: map of proposed changes

For decades Deansgate has been a living and breathing part of Manchester City Centre.

Safer Streets funding secured for improvements to Manchester Cycleway

Cyclists on the fallowfield loop

Funding has been secured for much-needed improvements along the Manchester Cycleway.

Milestone hit as 1,000 people in Manchester sign up for counter terror training

Packets of illegal cigarettes seized.

A significant milestone has been passed in Manchester as work continues to protect people from terror attacks. 

Manchester’s Walk for Women returns for 2023

Image shows women on Walk for women last year

Manchester’s Walk for Women will return to the city centre on Saturday 4 March to celebrate International Women’s Day 2023.

New street art unveiled in Levenshulme

ID: Image of king fisher street mural on side of house

Today (Wednesday 15 February) a new piece of street art, that will form part of a wider art project in the area, was unveiled in Levenshulme.  

Ancoats Green transformation is one step closer as planning application is submitted

infographic of the ancoats green investment in numbers.

The Council’s plans to create a new ‘green heart of Ancoats’ is underway as a planning application is submitted as part of the final phase of the neighbourhood’s regeneration story.

Funding update underlines Council’s commitment to tackling climate change 

"Whether it's decarbonising buildings and other infrastructure, planting trees and creating new green spaces the Council is determined to lead by example.
Councillor Tracey Rawlins, Executive Member for Environment and Transport.

The updated total of how much funding the Council has managed to put in place to support its climate change ambitions has been revealed. 

Land transfer of former Chorlton Leisure Centre to housing provider to build low carbon older persons’ affordable homes

Computer generated image of the proposed housing development in Chorlton

The Council’s executive will be asked to approve the disposal of the former Chorlton Leisure Centre site to be used for affordable housing at a meeting of the executive next week (Weds 15 Feb).

Young people join forces to celebrate achievements and look to the future as Manchester seeks Child Friendly City status

Picture of Councillor Garry Bridges sitting surrounded by young people

More than 300 young people joined forces last week in Manchester to celebrate their achievements during the city's child-focused year-long 2022 Our Year campaign, and to look to the future as Manchester seeks to become recognised by the UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) as a Child Friendly City.

Manchester Libraries PLUS survey opens

Adult library users from across the city are being urged to have their say in the Public Library User Survey (PLUS) that will start on the 13 February.

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