News published July 2020

Manchester City Council backs Royal British Legion’s campaign to get veterans on the census

Bombardier Frank Simpson (ret), 61, formerly of the Royal Artillery, painted into his surroundings at the Portico Library. Picture: Jon Super

For the first time in the history of the census there will be a question on service in the Armed Forces following a campaign led by The Royal British Legion and Poppyscotland, and supported by Manches

Crematoriums and cemeteries across Manchester will see an increase in the number of mourners allowed to attend funeral services

Following changes to national guidance, Manchester City Council has eased the restrictions for mourners attending funeral services.

Last chance for parents to register for free school meal vouchers for summer holidays

The last chance is fast approaching for parents to register for free school meal vouchers for the summer holidays through the national government scheme.

More than £250m grant funding and rate relief provided to Manchester businesses during Covid-19 response

More than 9,000 organisations have been supported by the Council since the beginning of the pandemic, with a range of rate relief and cash grants giving a lifeline to some of the city’s businesses.

‘Covid chronicles’ – Keep a diary to help with Test and Trace says Manchester’s public health boss

We’re all used to the concept of a diary as a record – but adding in extra details of where you have been or who you may have come into contact with ­- could help the NHS track and trace effort.

Stay safe message as more businesses plan to reopen this weekend

The Council is urging people to remain vigilant against Covid-19 as more businesses in the hospitality industry plan to reopen this week.

Manchester "Memory Boxes" help generations to connect

A weekly series of “Memory Boxes” is being published online, featuring highlights from the city’s photographic collections which give insights into the history of neighbourhoods across Manchester.

Climate emergency declaration, one year on

This Friday, 10 July 2020, marks the first anniversary of Manchester City Council declaring a climate emergency.

Have your say on plans for safer roads for Beswick

Beswick residents are being urged to take part in the consultation for a scheme to create safer roads in their neighbourhood. 

Council asks for £71.8m to repair restart & rethink cultural life in city

Manchester has written an open letter to Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden and Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak asking for an immediate life-line of £71.8m to help the city repair, restart, and rethink cultural life as the sector emerges from lockdown.

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