2-4 Chester Road Forum Response

                    These are pictures of the proposed development of the land next to Castlegate apartments.  The site has stood empty since 2008 when the last building was demolished.  The response from the forum on this proposal can be found here 2-4-chester-road-submission-oct-2016-2 For more comment on the proposal […]

Council Make Final Decision on Neighbourhood Plan Boundary

Since April 2012 local communities, under the Localism Act, have been able to produce a Neighbourhood Plan for their local area, putting in place planning policies for the future development and growth of the neighbourhood. The Forum began to discuss the possibility of developing a Neighbourhood Plan (NP) for Castlefield early in 2015 and, following a considerable amount […]

Greater Manchester Archaeology Day 26th Nov

            Highlights from a wide range of archaeological projects undertaken in Greater Manchester over the last year. Topics include: Battles, Bricks and Bridges – the 2015-16 Community Archaeology award winner, Greater Manchester’s Historic Textile Mills Survey, Pendleton Old Hall: its Archaeology and History, From Dying to Dyeing: Roman and Industrial […]

Plot G News

Given the controversy caused by the development proposals for Plot G we think it might be helpful to spell out the Forum’s current position on the development. For several years, the Forum has been looking at ways of retaining this land as public open space but so far has not been successful. We set up […]

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Castlefield will be Blooming Next Spring & Summer

The Forum has been contacted by Samantha Smith from Skanska Construction UK Ltd to establish if there is any way that the Northern Hub Alliance could provide any environmental support to the neighbourhood. The Northern Hub Alliance is responsible for the Ordsall Chord construction and consists Skanska, BAM Nuttall Ltd and Network Rail Northern Programme. […]

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Castlefield Arena Viaduct Works – Dec 2nd to 5th

Network Rail need to undertake some essential work on the viaduct over Castlefield Arena in order to erect a new signal gantry. For this work to take place it is necessary for them have access to the arena from Friday 02 December to Monday 05 December 2016 and to utilise various vehicles, plant and equipment. […]

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Castlefield Road Closures – Dec 18th to Jan 4th

Works to provide a better railway across the north of England will continue during December 2016 and this will result in road closures and overnight works on the railway. From 18th December 2016 to 4th January 2017 the railway will be closed in order to install two new bridges, renovate a bridge on Water Street, […]

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2-4 Chester Road – Castlefield Estate Response

As well as the concerns raised by the Castlefield Forum regarding the proposed development of 2-4 Chester Road, Castlefield Estates (owners of Dukes, Coal Wharf, Alberts Shed) have submitted their own objection. chester-road-castlefield-estate-response

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Friends of the Roman Gardens: Leave it to us!

Yes! Leave it to us, if you need leaves clearing on a damp Saturday morning.   We met again on Saturday 12th November to clear the paths in and around the gardens. In total we managed to sweep up and collect 53 bags of leaves.   The leaves will be recycled to make compost for use […]

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Another Successful Year at the North West In Bloom Awards

Castlefield Forum took part in the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) North West In Bloom ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ awards once again in 2016. The ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ campaign has been designed to provide an opportunity to smaller community groups to get involved in the wider Britain in Bloom initiative. It’s a unique scheme for volunteer-led community […]

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