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Volunteers needed

In the next month or so the piece of land between Castfield Chapel and Castlegate will be seeded with wild flowers.  In preparation we need to clear the site of litter. If you have half an hour to spare on the the 13th of February 2pm to help we’d be grateful.  Meet outside Choice. Materials […]

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Bulb planting a success – Thank you

A big thanks to all of those that helped with the bulb planting on the 23rd of Jan.  We managed to get around 3000 bulbs into the ground in just over 2 hours. A special thanks to Ann Webb for organising us all. If you’d like to see and be involved with more things like […]

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Trains from Deansgate Station

At the August Forum meeting one of our members, Martin Albericci, raised the issue of the small number of trains stopping at Deansgate station. Cllr Marc Ramsbottom said he’d take the issue up with Cllr Keith Whitmore, Chair of the Greater Manchester Integrated Transport Authority. Here’s their exchange of emails so far. If you’ve got […]

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Jacksons Wharf Petition

Following the Planning Committee’s decision to defer a decision on the Jacksons Wharf proposals, our local Liberal Councillors have launched a petition to demand that Peel: Remove the controversial Block ‘B’ from the plans  and create more green space. Create more 3 and 4 bedroom apartments. Improve the apartment layout to make better use of […]

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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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