Plot G News

The green space between Merchants Bridge and The Wharf known as Plot G has not yet been sold. Instead, the owners have decided to apply for planning permission for a residential development. They have appointed architects and asked a firm called ‘Resolve Public Affairs’ ( to engage with and consult the local community and public. […]

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 […]

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 – May 19th

  The next Castlefield Forum Meeting is to be held at 7pm Thursday 19th of May, Dukes 92.  

Recent News


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 […]

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New ‘Thank you’ sign in Roman Gardens

  As a result of a small grant from Manchester City Council Neighbourhood Investment Fund we’ve been able to install a ‘Thank you’ message to everyone who contributed to the Crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for the planning application for the proposed improvements to the Roman Gardens. Thanks also to our design partners Countryscape. Working with BDP we […]

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Roman Gardens Tidy Up April 2016

  Third clean-up this year in the gardens by the Friends.  Another successful day resulting in the filling of nearly 40 bags of garden debris and a few other things which are best kept secret!! It was a productive day with a good number of familiar faces and some new ones too.  Even though some of us gained a […]

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Former Visitor Centre – Help needed

We are looking into the possibility of using the Former Visitor Centre, next to the Castlefield Hotel, as a community resource. We have been down this route before but several issues relating to the lease arrangements with the Council have been cleared up. The building is in the ownership of a Trust and Senior Council Officers are […]

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Food Festival Returns May 12th

After its unbelievable inaugural success in 2015, the Castlefield Food Festival returns to Manchester in May for a four day run, offering more tastes, treats and entertainment than before. From Thursday 12th May Castlefield will play host to some of the region’s best producers, farmers and chefs in a celebration of what has Manchester to […]

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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 ( was launched.  Not surprisingly given the support we achieved from the crowdfunding, we soon gained a good […]

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