Save Levy baths and library demo this Saturday

Article published: Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

Campaigns against leisure centre closures as part of £80m in cuts to local services are underway in Levenshulme, Moston and Withington.

Cheaper fuel bill scheme enters final week

Article published: Monday, January 21st 2013

Over one fifth of households in Manchester live in fuel poverty. Two winters ago, 120 people in the city died of the cold. But a new public scheme hopes to help residents shave off up to £250 from their bills each year through a mass energy switch which closes next Monday, 28 January.

Council forced to extend voluntary severance scheme as staff fail to leave

Article published: Friday, January 18th 2013

Town hall officials have warned Manchester City Council that applications to its voluntary severance scheme are falling short of the number needed to make savings without considering compulsory redundancies.

Care in crisis as council awaits more cuts

Article published: Tuesday, December 18th 2012

Cuts have left Manchester City Council struggling to plug a £5.8 million overspend in its Adults Services budget as needs rise across the city.

“Pantomime” council planners approve gating of Library Walk

Article published: Friday, October 26th 2012

Manchester City Council has formally approved plans to gate Library Walk overnight and insert a glass link between Central Library and the Town Hall Extension, despite opposition from over one thousands in support of the iconic passageway.

Threat to Library Walk mounts as council watchdogs back development plans

Article published: Wednesday, October 17th 2012

A town hall scrutiny committee has approved proposals to gate off Library Walk, despite dissent from local councillors and a spirited defence by supporters. A final decision on the “cherished” curved passageway’s future will be decided at a crunch planning meeting next week.

Welfare campaigners demand council returns one million pounds to legal advice

Article published: Tuesday, October 16th 2012

Legal aid campaigners have urged Manchester City Council to restore funding to its advice services, as Greater Manchester braces itself for millions of pounds in benefit cuts from next April.