Public Consultation 2-4 Chester Road

          Any resident of visitor can’t fail to notice the boarded up area of Castlefield bordered by the canal, Chester Road and Castlegate.  The site has stood empty for over 9 years. Castlefield Development are proposing to develop the site with a public consultation on the proposals Wednesday 10 August 2016 at The […]

Garden tidy up July 23rd and 30th – and a free beer!

              We’re busy getting ready for this year’s judging for the RHS North West In Bloom ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ campaign. The scheme’s 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 gardening […]

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 […]

Next Forum Meeting – August 9th

  The next Castlefield Forum Meeting is to be held at 7pm Tuesday 9th of August, Dukes 92. The focus of the meeting will  be the plans for Plot G.  

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Strategic Regeneration Frameworks July 27th

Two Strategic Regeneration Frameworks are going to the Council Executive Wednesday 27 July. One on the Water Street area: http://www.manchester.gov.uk/download/meetings/id/21266/15_water_street_strategic_regeneration_framework and one on the Great Northern area which has been expanded and now includes  Pioneer Quay opposite The Knott: http://www.manchester.gov.uk/download/meetings/id/21267/13_great_northern_complex_manchester_central_and_castlefield_quay_regeneration_framework

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St. John’s Masterplan Update – Public Engagement

Residents are invited to a consultation on 28 th of July on an update to the St John’s Masterplan – St. John’s Masterplan Update The report to the Council Executive on 27 July 2016  on this update is here – 16_Factory_Project_merged More discussion can be found Place North West is here: https://www.placenorthwest.co.uk/news/st-johns-edges-to-deansgate-with-site-acquisition/#utm_source=Place+North+West&utm_campaign=Place_Daily_Briefing__Thursday_2016-07-21&utm_medium=email

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Roman Gardens – Update and Thank you

  Friends of The Roman Gardens 1:  Olliers Solicitors Volunteer A warm Wednesday afternoon on 22nd June saw the Olliers branch of the Friends of The Roman Gardens down tools and then pick up tools – gardening ones!  This was going to be a tougher session than their previous one back in February.  Parts of the […]

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Pioneer Quay Gardening

The Forum’s Gardening Action Group got into swing last week with a good tidy up of the grow boxes at Pioneer Quay that we planted last summer. There are lots of herbs and other edibles such as strawberries so please feel free to go down and harvest some goodies. It’s interesting how many people stop by to chat […]

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Castlefield Neighbourhood plan – Public Consultation

  Planned residential development will double Castlefield’s population within 5 years Castlefield is set to become the first area in Manchester city centre to have a Neighbourhood Plan and only the third in the city as a whole, after Northenden and Levenshulme.  In total there are an estimated 4,000 homes in the Castlefield area with […]

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Spring Forum Meeting Minutes

For a summary of discussions at our most recent Forum meeting including discussion over the future of Plot G. Forum Minutes 190516-1

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