Working together to promote and improve the social, economic and environmental quality of living in Northenden
Northenden Civic Society
OOPS! Professor Roberta Carol Blackman-Woods, the Shadow Minister for Communities and Local Government covering planning policy, reported in the M.E.N. that, "too many high street shops are disappearing or turning into yet another payday lender or betting shop. That is why Labour wants to give more power to communities everywhere to shape their high streets." Meanwhile our council are closing high street libraries which Portas identified as increasing reasons for people to visit them. A classic case of the left hand not aware of the right's ignorance of community needs.
Read our critical response to the MCC Consultation Report and MCC press release spin below
SIT In Slideshow of photos by Joel Goodmann for Manchester Evening News HERE
Sit in Slideshow of other photos HERE
What You Can Do For Your Library
Please keep your posters up for as long as youwant the fight will continue til we get the new library we were promised.
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LAST EDITED 25TH September 2013
Next Civic Society Meeting at St Wilfrids Church. Tuesday 8TH October at 7.30pm.
LIBRARY CAMPAIGN CONTINUES
THE CAMPAIGN CONTINUES-WE ARE OUTRAGED!
THE COUNCILS CLOSURES DENY OUR CHILDREN AND THE MOST VULNERABLE -THIS IS NOT THE ACTION OF A MANCHESTER CITY COUNCIL FAMILIAR TO PEOPLE OF A CERTAIN AGE! Read the Guardian on consequences for children
Northenden's Application To Be first Neighbourhood Forum in Manchester is going forward.
Join the Forum if you are a resident or work in Northenden- its free-you do not have to attend meetings. However your membership gives your Neighbourhood Forum more strength to have your say and you will receive minutes of meetings so that you know what is going on locally.
Just inform the membership secretary Elizabeth in an email to email@example.com with your name your address, and age range ( 35-45 for example,which the council require us to keep!) and request that Elizabeth puts you on the membership list -simple!
FAQ and Details, Constitution and Map of the proposed Area of the Northenden Neighbourhood Forum HERE
NORTHENDEN NEIGHBOURHOOD FORUM
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MANCHESTER THE 3RD MOST VISITED CITY- They come to see our football museum that we subsidise at £2 million a year by closing down 6 local libraries costing 250,000 a year -Our council call it PRIORITISING
HANDS OFF NORTHENDEN LIBRARY!!! KEEP OUR LIBRARIES LOCAL
FIND FRIENDS OF NORTHENDEN RIVERSIDE PARK - HERE
SAVE OUR LIBRARY PROTEST MARCH 2nd March
More photos -HERE
Slideshow of photos taken by Manchester Evening News HERE
Video of the march - HERE
EARLY LIBRARY GOERS - The toddlers group in our library is under threat - See and read more HERE
Our 3 Councillors
Read the record of 'support' our councillors gave to saving our library
Library Campaign Update -
We are taking our library case to the Ombudsman. Read about it in our open letter to Sir Howard Bernstien and Mr. Richard Leese
Read all about the Keystone Cops meeting where the Council decided that investing in our children and community could be consigned to the bin - with our votes.
How an attempt to disenfranchise a population without them knowing descended into a bizarre ,bungled con trick.
Northenden Civic Society's case for keeping our Library until the new promised one is Built - presented to the Council HERE
Presented to the Council from the Northenden Library Action Group - a financial plan to keep our library open until the new promised one is built HERE
Latest on high rise building
The council approved remainder of building but we are going to seek advice from the Ombudsman about reasons for their decision.The top has to come off the building meantime
The now moulding incongruous icon to greed
Apparently super modern materials attract green mould - another outstanding incongruous design feature.What would it look like in ten years- or five?
TREE LIGHTS FOR NIGHT SCENE IN PALATINE ROAD - PROGRESS!!!!
A ward officer for Northenden, is negotiating with Tescos.The manager has been trying to implement. Now it is up to the council to consider safety etc..and if so the two trees outside Tescos will enhance the night scene. The officer is now waiting for information from the Tescos manager who has been taking a long time to respond ! Progress with Morrisons which also has two trees outside has not progressed to date! Each premises have two of our council trees in front of their shops.