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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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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Metrolink – St Peters Sq closure and Eccles line works

The transformation of the city centre’s transport network by TfGM continues as Metrolink’s Second City Crossing takes a major step forward. The work forms part of the transformational Grow project, which is seeing more than £1 billion invested in city centre infrastructure improvements by 2017, including the bus priority package and six new and improved […]

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Castlefield Events – 2016

2016 Events Programme: May 12th – 15th –  Castlefield Food Festival T3 Events in partnership with The Castlefield Forum will hold a 4 day food festival in celebration of local and international food incorporating a Street Food Market, Farmers and Producers Market, World Market, Demonstration Kitchen (local chefs, local people) and Kids Zone.  In addition […]

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