News published May 2023

Big and bold changes set for city centre as Council continues push towards sustainable transport

Image of Deansgate.

Final plans have been set out for the latest stage of work aimed at making Manchester city centre safer for pedestrians and cyclists.

Survey shows that Manchester Library users more satisfied than ever with the city’s libraries

The Public Libraries User Survey was carried out in all 22 of Manchester’s public libraries in February 2023.

Got time on your hands this summer? There’s a unique chance to see a key part of Manchester Town Hall’s clock up close

Two people assembling the Town Hall hands exhibition.

Visitors to Manchester’s Central Library will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get up close to a huge pair of hands from the city’s iconic town hall clock tower this summer.

Start date announced for Stevenson Square walking and cycling improvements

Wide view of Stevenson Square.

This summer works will start on improvements to Stevenson Square, making it more pedestrian and cyclist friendly. 

The Manchester Culture Awards are back for 2023 - and nominations are now open!

The Manchester Culture Awards are back for 2023 with nominations opening this week as the city gears up to once again celebrate the stand-out cultural and creative highlights of the last year.

Inspirational Manchester mum swaps 30-year nursing career for fostering

Image of smiling foster carer Eunice standing amongst some trees

To mark Foster Care Fortnight (15 - 28 May) an inspirational Manchester mum talks about her journey to becoming a foster carer - from a childhood spent in Jamaica, to landing in Manchester aged 14, and then spending three decades in the city as a nurse, before swapping her much-loved nursing career for fostering

New Lord Mayor of Manchester appointed

Lord Mayor Yasmine Dar

Councillor Yasmine Dar is the city’s first female Asian Lord Mayor and was welcomed as the new Lord Mayor of Manchester today in a full council meeting (Wednesday 17 May) .

Plans Submitted for the Redevelopment of Chorlton Leisure Centre Site as Affordable Homes

Computer Generated Image of the proposed plans for Chorlton Leisure Centre

A planning applications has been submitted for the redevelopment of the former Chorlton Leisure Centre as an affordable Later Living scheme for local people.

Manchester looks towards the sixth anniversary of 22 May 2017 terror attack

Manchester is preparing to mark the 6th anniversary of the 22 May 2017 terror attack which claimed 22 lives and left many others injured.

Residents encouraged to uncover the rich history of their local areas

From heritage walks and historical talks, there’s plenty of events happening in libraries across the city for Local and Community History Month.

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