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Castlefield Gallery – VIP Curator Tour – Saturday 11 March

Castlefield Gallery invites you to a VIP Curator Tour on Saturday 11 March: …in Dark Times: Curator Tour 2pm – 3:30pm, Saturday 11 March 2017 Castlefield Gallery’s Director, Helen Wewiora and Curator, Matthew Pendergast are pleased to invite you to a special afternoon introduction to the …in Dark Times exhibition. Much of our contemporary experiences are increasingly […]

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2-4 Chester Road Update!

Lucy Powell has supported our request to central government to ‘call in’ this planning application: Lucy Powell letter2316   All 3 City Centre Ward Councillors have supported the request too: City Centre Ward Councillors letter to NPCU 24 February 2017   The Forum has submitted additional reasons for the ‘call in’: Email to NPCU 23 […]

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Coffee 4 Craig

Manchester Homelessness Charter. The Forum have made the following pledge to the Manchester Homelessness Charter: We, the Castlefield Forum pledge to promote and champion the work carried out by the many organisations who are involved with the Homelessness Charter. We will select a different group every month and, by using our extensive online and social […]

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2 – 4 Chester Road Press Release from the Forum

The Forum 15 February Press Release on 2 – 4 Chester Road: 2-4 Chester Rd press release    

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2-4 Chester Road – Open Letter to Mayoral Candidates

The Forum has sent an open letter to all the Greater Manchester 2017 Mayoral candidates asking them to write to the Government supporting the request to ‘call in’ the 2-4 Chester Road planning application. Open Letter to all Greater Manchester 2017 Mayoral Candidates: Sean Anstee, Jane Brophy, Andy Burnham, Peter Clifford, Stephen Morris, Shneur Odze […]

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2-4 Chester Road Update!

All is not yet lost over the 2 – 4 Chester Road development. On Friday 10 February Castlefield Estates asked Sajid Avid, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, to ’call in’ the planning application and on Monday 13 February his department confirmed they were considering this request and that, as a result,  had […]

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2 – 4 Chester Road Decision

Our campaigning was to no avail. On Thursday 9 February the Planning Committee voted 5 to 2 (with several abstentions) in favour of the Renaker proposals.   Many thanks to the 15 Forum members who joined the earlier Committee site visit – in the snow – and the 9 who attended the Committee meeting this […]

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Re-design of Great Northern Square – Workshop Feedback

You’re invited to comment and feedback on the draft brief for the re-design of Great Northern Square coming out of the January Workshop.  Your response should be sent to May Molteno at: may@pathwaysconsultancy.co.uk Pathways design brief for the Great Northern Square

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The Great British Spring Clean – March 2017

For info about The Great British Spring Clean throughout March 2017: Calling all WARD Groups! The Great British Spring Clean is a campaign with one simple ambition – To bring together people from across the country to clear up the litter that blights our towns, villages, countryside and coastline. Throughout March 2017, Keep Britain Tidy […]

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Castlefield Gallery Preview Event – 27th February

Castlefield Gallery invites you to a Preview event on Thursday 27 Feb: Castlefield Gallery’s Director, Helen Wewiora invites the members of the Castlefield Forum to the VIP exhibition preview for …in Dark Times from 5-6pm on Thursday 23 February 2017. In these particularly precarious times, when all things seem caught in a flow, where nothing feels […]

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