News published January 2021

Planning approval received for major Velodrome refurb

Planning permission has been granted for a major programme of refurbishment work to future-proof Manchester’s Velodrome.

Community consultation begins around new landlord licensing schemes across the city

A public consultation has begun today (Wednesday 20 January) that will ask for opinion around extending Selective Licensing to four new locations in the city – around 1,402 private sector homes.

Storm Christoph: Flood warning update from the Council

The City Council is working closely with partners at Greater Manchester Police and the Environment Agency in response to expected high rainfall and potential flooding in the next 24 hours.

Investing in the future of Manchester Aquatics Centre

Details have been set out of a major investment package to protect the future of Manchester Aquatics Centre while improving its facilities and reducing its carbon footprint.

Army of volunteers prepares to support Manchester mass vaccination programme

Coronavirus update.

More than 1,000 people have come forward to support efforts in Manchester to vaccinate hundreds of thousands of patients.

Deadline this week to apply for September primary school places

Parents and carers of children who are due to start school for the first time this Autumn are being urged to make sure they get their applications in for a school place before the fast-approaching deadline of 5 pm this Friday 15 January.

Covid-19: Rapid tests for asymptomatic people to be rolled out in Manchester from today

Coronavirus Update

Regular rapid testing for key worker groups without coronavirus symptoms is available across Manchester from today (Tuesday 12 January) for the next six weeks.

Council to bring social housing provider back in-house

Northwards Housing will be brought back into City Council oversight following a recent consultation with tenants and leaseholders.

Community vaccination begins at scale as new sites set to open

The first of six new vaccination centres in Manchester will open on Saturday as the city’s immunisation programme begins in earnest.

Wythenshawe Forum goes solar as carbon reduction plan moves forward

Wythenshawe Forum is now powered by solar electricity, with the installation of a new photovoltaic array on the building’s roof completed.  

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