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The Energy Switch Campaign…..

The Energy Switch Campaign.....
The Energy Switch Campaign….. is proving extremely successful, with almost 12,500 signing up for this collaborative energy scheme, which is based on a previous campaign run by Oldham. You can monitor (and sign up yourself!) here: http://gmfairenergy.com. Background We know that rising energy prices are an increasing concern for residents. We also know that many people would get a better... 

KICKSTART YOUR CAREER WITH A PRINCE’S TRUST COURSE

KICKSTART YOUR CAREER WITH A PRINCE’S TRUST COURSE
START LIVING THE DREAM KICKSTART YOUR CAREER WITH A PRINCE’S TRUST COURSE WYTHENSHAWE MONDAY 17 SEPTEMBER. Last year’s Prince’s Trust team receive their certificates during a presentation in Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre. Young unemployed people have the chance to kickstart their career dreams with a course run by the Prince’s Trust in conjunction with Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue... 

Manchester Gets Ready To Tackle Africa With The Country’s Biggest Charity Football Tournament

Manchester Gets Ready To Tackle Africa With The Country’s Biggest Charity Football Tournament
The country’s biggest charity football tournament, Football Marathon, is coming to Manchester. On the 30th of June 32 teams will play for an astonishing 12 hours at Salford Sports Village to raise over £50,000 for HIV/AIDS education in Africa. The organisers, charity TackleAfrica, have chosen Manchester to be the first city outside London to host this event and are now looking for teams of eight... 

POLICE AND PARTNERS WORKING FOR A PEACEFUL EASTER

POLICE AND PARTNERS WORKING FOR A PEACEFUL EASTER
Police officers across Greater Manchester have launched a series of operations to tackle antisocial behaviour during the Easter holidays. There will be high-profile patrols in hotspot areas such as parks, outside takeaways and off-licences and in town centres at peak times to deter young people from causing trouble. Instead, they will be encouraged to take part in positive activities at local clubs... 

UK’s first ‘Airport City’ unveiled

UK’s first ‘Airport City’ unveiled
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has unveiled plans for the development of a £659million ‘Airport City’ – the first of its kind in the UK– at Manchester Airport. The site is expected to deliver 1.4 million sq ft of logistics and warehousing. The detailed ‘stage two’ Masterplan for Airport City, unveiled, identifies the creation of two core Airport City zones. The first... 

PEOPLE POWER COMES TO WYTHENSHAWE

PEOPLE POWER COMES TO WYTHENSHAWE
People power came to Wythenshawe recently when residents voted to choose which community groups received a share of a pot of nearly £40,000 worth of Manchester City Council funding.   In an unusual exercise in democracy – called U Decide – residents from Northenden Ward, comprising Northenden, Northern Moor and Benchill, went to a public meeting, listened to short presentations from... 

Christmas Helpline Numbers

Christmas Helpline Numbers
Christmas is a time of strong emotions, reflectionson lost loved ones and stress from shopping and preparing for seasonal parties and gatherings. If you feel you need to speak to somebody there are people who can help. Wythenshawe FM would like to take this opportunity to give some numbers that might help if you feel the need to ask for help.   Samaritans 08457 909090 Manchester Domestic ViolenceHelpline... 

Santa’s not the only one working this Christmas

Santa’s not the only one working this Christmas
It’s not just Santa who will be working on Christmas Eve. Whilst many of us will be making last minute plans, wrapping presents and putting excited children to bed, National Grid will be working around the clock to keep the gas flowing to ensure gas supplies are safe over the festive period. National Grid is urging people to be extra alert to potential gas escapes over the holidays. It’s estimated... 

What are the Top Ten Toys for Christmas 2011?

What are the Top Ten Toys for Christmas 2011?
At this special time of year, children across the world will be asking Santa for their favourite toy, but picking the right one can be a real struggle for parents. Last year the UK toy market was worth about £2.7 billion a year, with almost two thirds of sales occurring over Christmas, yet each year nearly 20% of parents end up taking back 1-3 unwanted presents after Christmas. So if you’re joining... 

BEWARE THE CHRISTMAS LOAN SHARK

BEWARE THE CHRISTMAS LOAN SHARK
Christmas is an expensive time of year and no one wants to be left out of the fun so some people end up taking    out loans to fund their festivities – loans which some people can’t afford to pay back, according debt advice  service, Money Mentors.                                                       Julie Blairs, financial inclusion... 

NEW POLICE NON-EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBER 101

NEW POLICE NON-EMERGENCY PHONE  NUMBER 101
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NORTHENDEN HERON

NORTHENDEN HERON
Local children are voting to choose a name for a landmark attraction which has been dubbed Northenden’s Angel of the North.   Ballot papers have been sent to Northenden schools so youngsters can be involved in choosing a name for the popular heron sculpture which stands  alongside the children’s playground by the River Mersey in Mill Lane.   Gwyneth Lloyd, chairman of the Friends... 

NORTHENDEN TOILETS

NORTHENDEN TOILETS
          It’s been difficult to spend a penny in Northenden of late – following the closure of public toilets in Mill Lane. A wave of Manchester City Council cuts this year has also seen public toilets closed at Wythenshawe Civic Centre and Hollyhedge Road shops. But now Northenden residents are looking forward to the prospect of opening up and running their toilets... 

KNITTED TREE – CROSSACRES RESOURCE CENTRE

KNITTED TREE – CROSSACRES RESOURCE CENTRE
    A multi-coloured tree has been amazing passersby in Crossacres for the last few weeks.   It’s all the work of an army of dedicated knitting and crochet fans who’ve joined an international craze called yarn bombing by decorating a tree from top to toe outside Crosscacres Resource Centre.   Kay Bamford, Age Concern Ageing Well Development Worker at the Centre, recently... 
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