Save Fallowfield Library demonstration, 7th March

Fallowfield Library is a vital local resource – not just for books and literacy, but also as a space where community groups meet, and a place where people who can’t afford computers and broadband can get online for information, contact and job applications.

Save Fallowfield Library demonstration poster

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Winter conditions: gritting

During the current icy weather, residents of the Cranswick Square area may find it useful to know that there is a grit bin on the corner of Broadfield Road and Bowes Street. Any local residents can use it, and the council will top it up if the grit gets used up.

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Moss Side Community Allotment: the movie!

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Moss Side Community Allotment open day

Tomorrow, Saturday 15th September, is Moss Side Community Allotment’s grand open day. There will be members of the allotment team there to answer questions and show you the amazing strides we’ve made in less than a year. There’ll be refreshments and you’ll be able to sample some of the local, organic produce we’ve grown on the site this summer.
You’ll also be able to find out about future plans, including the chickens which will be coming to live on the allotment in a couple of weeks’ time, the ponds which we’ll be building to attract frogs and newts to keep allotment pests down, the wildflower gardens planned to help attract bees and other beneficial insects, and a proposed herb garden.
Moss Side Community Allotment is about creating a welcoming environment where local residents can work together to get to know one another, reduce our carbon footprint and other environmental impacts, produce cheap, nutritious fresh fruit and vegetables for us and our families, get exercise and fresh air, and generally have fun!
BBC Radio Manchester will be broadcasting live from the open day at 11.45 if you can’t make it down.
The Open Day runs from 10am, and more information on this and other allotment open days around Manchester can be found here.

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Cranswick Square in The Guardian!

“It’s had only a fragment of the investment pumped into the new Emerald City of glass, but enough to turn it around, to build better relations with the police, as well as places like the Powerhouse library and family homes, to allow locals to tend the flowers in Cranswick Square and to tempt wannabes who can’t afford Didsbury. Indeed, 2011’s census has Moss Side’s population up 30% in a decade, mostly young families. Plus, crime’s lower than in Didsbury”

… says The Guardian Money section’s ‘Let’s Move To..’ Section on Friday 7th September, in a special on Moss Side. Moss Side Community Allotment also gets a mention. The full article is here.

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This weekend at Moss Side Community Allotment

This weekend’s work sessions on Moss Side Community Allotment are a little bit up in the air because of the wet weather. If it looks dry enough at around 10am on Saturday and/or Sunday do come along – we plan to be unearthing the first new potatoes from the site. If you can’t make it and are an existing volunteer wanting your share, please drop Phil a line and arrange a time.

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Allotment work – this weekend as usual

Just a quick reminder that volunteer hours on Moss Side Community Allotment are on again this weekend, so we hope to see as many as possible of you there. We meet at 10am every Saturday and Sunday morning and stick around for a couple of hours, depending on what jobs need doing. There is usually tea and biscuits at some point! And don’t forget, all volunteers get to share in the fresh, local, organic fruit and vegetables from the allotment.

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