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Sounds of the City 2016

  Sounds of the City is back in the Castlefield Arena in July 2016.  Full lineups will be announced in 2016 but in the meantime the headline acts are: Friday            July 1st                Guy Garvey Saturday        July 2nd       […]

Next Forum Meeting – February 11th

The next Castlefield Forum AGM is to be held at 7pm Thursday 11th of February, Dukes 92.  

A Huge thank you to all our supporters – Target hit

Huge, huge  thanks to everyone who has pledged and so helped us achieve our target for the first stage of the Roman Gardens project nine days of the deadline date. We appreciate all the pledges received, big or small, all of which are invaluable to the project. The next stage is to obtain professional help […]

Recent News

Roman Garden Tidy up

After the success of the crowd-funding we needed to keep the momentum going.  To make progress and show the Council and powers that be at Heritage Lottery Funding that we mean business,  The Friends of the Roman Gardens (romangardenscastlefield@yahoo.co.uk) was launched.  Not surprisingly given the support we achieved from the crowdfunding, we soon gained a good […]

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Upper Campfield Market

Manchester City Council would like to lease Upper Campfield Market to secure it’s long term future. One of 2 Victorian Market halls in Castlefield the Upper Market has only been used occasionally in recent years.  It’s been used as a concert venue as part of the International festival and as an occasional market. If you […]

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Deansgate South

The planning application for the Deansgate South development which we first messaged you about in October has now been submitted to the Council. The proposals can be seen at www.manchester.gov.uk/planning/publicaccess by inserting ref 110730/FO/2015/C1 The formal deadline for commenting to the Council is Monday 11th January but comments are usually accepted up to the date […]

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Dukes 92 – Million Pound Makeover

The company behind the Albert’s restaurant group is investing £1 million in a major refurbishment of Dukes 92 in Castlefield in Manchester city centre, to mark the bar’s 25th anniversary next year. The former stable block for the horses that pulled the barges up the Rochdale Canal, was converted into a bar in 1991. It […]

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Late Autumn Forum Minutes

The Forum met for it’s AGM (AGM Minutes 121115)  and Forum meeting at Dukes 92 on the 12th of November.  For information on: The grand plan for the Museum of Science and Industry The proposed development on Chester Road/Old Deansgate The proposed Castlefield boundary to be included in our neighbourhood plan CNP.2015.006 A3 Castlefiled Nhood Consultation […]

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Roman Gardens Autumn Update

Following our incredibly successful Crowdfunding campaign we’ve been busy moving the project along. We have commissioned BDP to guide and support us through the planning application process. We held a very useful pre-application meeting with Planning & Conservation Officer for Castlefield. As anticipated this led to the need to commission several other pieces of work to support our planning […]

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