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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... 

Wythenshawe Transport Interchange Public Consultation

Wythenshawe Transport Interchange Public Consultation
Transport for Greater Manchester, in partnership with Manchester City Council and the Wythenshawe Regeneration Team, is proposing to relocate the bus station in Wythenshawe from its current site to a brand new site off Poundswick Lane, next to Wythenshawe Forum to create a new transport interchange. TFGM is holding a public consultation exercise in advance of submitting a Detailed Planning Application... 

Community Stars

Community Stars
We all know Wythenshawe is a great place to be, that some neighbours are lovely and will always be there for you when you need them and they’ll go that extra mile to help. There are some quiet, unassuming heroes in the community who volunteer to help others as often as they can or who are true champions at what they do. So have you ever thought about nominating someone you know for a Community Stars... 

PS Vita Rooms have landed in Manchester!

PS Vita Rooms have landed in Manchester!
The popup store launched on Thursday the 12th of January and was welcomed by a host of stars including Mario Balotelli, Amir Khan, and Rowetta & Bez from the Happy Mondays. The PS Vita is Sony’s newest gaming addition. The handheld console allows gamers to play each other wherever they are in the world and 500,000 have already been sold in Japan. The popup store at 63 Deansgate is the perfect... 

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... 

Are you interested in growing your own food?

Are you interested in growing your own food?
  What is the programme about? The programme is about supporting community food growing projects to become more sustainable and ensuring that local people with the enthusiasm to grow food can access support to ensure their projects succeed. We’d like to support new and existing projects.  Maybe you’re completely new to food growing but think it might be something that would interest your... 

Volunteer Center in Manchester – Open for business

Volunteer Center in Manchester – Open for business
  Volunteer Centre Manchester is in development phase but is open for business. What Will Volunteer Centre Manchester Do? The vision for the Volunteer Centre will be to champion volunteering in Manchester and promote good practice to volunteer involving organisations. The Centre is based in the MACC offices on Swan Street and aims to become accredited through Volunteering England (VE) by completing... 

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... 

BUS SERVICES FOR CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR

BUS SERVICES FOR CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR
(Information from Transport for GreaterManchester)   Friday 23 December Normal Friday services. Saturday 24 December, Christmas Eve Saturday services until 6pm. From 6pm onwards buses will stop running. Sunday 25 December, Christmas Day No services except bus 43 running between Manchestercity centre and ManchesterAirport. Monday 26 December, Boxing Day Arriva, First, Stagecoach and Travel Master will... 

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... 
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