News published January 2020

First Manchester City Council Leader's Vlog goes live

The Leader's Vlog.

January 2020 will see a new way for the residents of Manchester to learn about the decisions which are shaping the city.

Ofsted publish latest findings on Manchester children’s services

Executive Member for Children and Schools Councillor Garry Bridges

Ofsted have today (Tuesday 21 January 2020) published the findings of their most recent visit to Manchester children’s services.

Manchester pupils come together for Climate Change Action Summit

More than 300 pupils from schools across Manchester gathered for a special summit to have their concerns heard and develop new ideas for action on the issue of climate change.

Hyde Road “pinch point” work to start this month

Work to fix a well-known pinch point on one of Manchester’s major traffic routes is set to begin on Monday January 27.

Manchester named as an early adopter of Hackitt’s Grenfell building safety review

Manchester City Council has been named as one of the first local authority ‘early adopters’ of the Hackitt Review’s recommendations for building safety.

Council successfully prosecutes counterfeit jewellery trader

Counterfeit poppy necklaces seized by Trading Standards.

A trader who sold fake jewellery on the weekends in an attempt to evade Trading Standards has been stung by fines and court costs totalling more than £10,000.

Manchester councillor shortlisted for national culture award

Councillor Luthfur Rahman, Manchester City Council's Executive Member for Skills Culture and Leisure has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award recognising his work as a champion of the arts.

Planning applications for Our Town Hall project approved

Plans for Manchester City Council’s once-in-a-lifetime project to refurbish, partially restore and upgrade the city’s iconic Town Hall have been approved.

Manchester to undertake major review of its local development plan

The overarching plan that sets out the key guidelines for all development across the city will be subject of a major review by the City Council.

Designers appointed for Piccadilly Gardens transformation

Landscape architects have been appointed to produce concept designs for improvements to Piccadilly Gardens and its surrounds.

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