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Volunteers Needed

Following the success of the landscaping of the Roman gardens next to the arena the next area to tackle is the Roman garden between The White Lion The Oxnoble. The forum would like to turn the area into a gateway to Castlefield.  Unfortunately we can’t do it on our own and are after volunteers.  Whether […]

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Parking Permits Explained

The off-street scheme is available for all city centre residents , eligibility for an on-street parking permit is subject to a number of criteria . These are : Proof of car ownership  ( v5 document ). Proof of residency within the city centre. The block in which the resident resides must have no off-street parking […]

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Castlefield wins RHS award

Castlefield Forum were invited to attend the presentation event for the North West In Bloom Neighbourhoods Awards at Southport on the 20th of October.  Carol Middleton attended along with Tina Mullen from MCC. Castlefield were presented with a certificate for Level 5 – Outstanding Award! Some background on the It’s Your Neighbourhood Award: RHS It’s […]

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Merchants Bridge Cleaning has finished!!!!

After a number of polite requests to Peel Holdings merchants bridge is now clean!….Thanks to everyone who made (repeated) requests. Here are some pictures of the cleaning as it happened.

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Potato Wharf Wrapped!

After much pressure Crosby Homes have finally finished the wrap of Potato Wharf flats. The Castlefield Local Businesses and Residents Forum (www.ourcastlefield.com) has been lobbying hard to have the much delayed wrap of the empty property, in a key heritage area, completed.  One building is finished and occupied, the second has been stalled because of the […]

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Roman Gardens Transformed

Firstly, a thank you to all of the people that took the trouble to assist with the environmental audit on the 25th of September. Also, if you’ve not already had alook go and do it now.  The Roman Gardens just behind the arena have been transformed.  Looking great at the moment but they’ll look even […]

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Tram Stop Name Change

A good 2 years after GMEX changed it’s name to Manchester Central the tram stop has been renamed putting Castlefield on the map.

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Merchants Bridge

Cleaning of the big white bridge outside Barca (Merchants Bridge) is to start this week.  You should see scaffolding going up in the next few days.

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Pay and Display Goes Live

The parking bays along Blantyre Street and Slate Wharf go live at midnight on the 24th of September. The bays will be patrolled from the morning of the 25th of September.

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Railway Bridge Painting Finished

After 4 months the railway bridge over Deansgate and next to the Knott is finally complete.  Just need the one that straddles the canel done in the same colours next…..and soon.

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