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Posted: 01/02/2024

GPs in target areas of Wythenshawe are inviting patients, who are past or current smokers aged 55–74 years, for a lung health check at the mobile scanner and clinic unit based on the Forum car park until summer 2024.

The checks are the latest phase of the Greater Manchester (GM) Targeted Lung Health Check Programme – a drive to help improve earlier diagnosis of lung cancer and save more lives – organised by Greater Manchester Cancer Alliance and Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

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Feedback sought on proposals for a Culture Hub at Wythenshawe Civic

Posted: 15/01/2024

A consultation is now open to gather local views on the plans to deliver a new cultural hub within the former Co-operative department store as part of the transformation of Wythenshawe Civic Centre.  

Manchester City Council (MCC) says the Culture Hub will ‘look to add to and build on what is already on offer at the Civic, boosting arts and creative industries in the wider Wythenshawe area, creating job opportunities and pathways to choose the arts as a career’.  

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Refit for Manchester’s Commonwealth Games swimming venue

Posted: 26/06/2023

Manchester Aquatics Centre – the swimming venue for the 2002 Commonwealth Games – has reopened following a multi-million pound refurbishment by Manchester City Council (MCC). 

After being closed to the public since November 2021, the project completed in time to host the World Para Swimming Championships at the end of July.

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Stronger businesses

Posted: 23/06/2023

The strength of members of BW3 (Business Working with Wythenshawe) was tested during a truck pull in aid of the charity, which runs programmes to raise aspirations and boost the confidence of young people.

Six teams rose to the challenge to pull an 18-tonne truck along the car park of Cardinal Global Logistics – the Wythenshawe based company that recently became an employee owned business.

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What a waste

Posted: 05/06/2023

A community asset will be returned to public use following a court case brought by Manchester City Council (MCC) against the directors of Rosehill Community Farm and Garden (RCF) in Northenden.

The case was brought for breach of the terms of the lease, pertaining to the failure to use the site as a community garden space as per the user clause in the lease conditions. 

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Employees receive the lion's share

Posted: 03/06/2023

In a major move to reward and motivate its workforce, Wythenshawe-based logistics company The Cardinal Partnership – formed from the merger of Cardinal Global Logistics and Far Logistics – has handed its employees a majority stake in the business.  

The 25-year-old business, which made a £50 million pre-tax profit last year, has transferred a 68 per cent stake to an employee trust to, “protect our legacy …. and democratise ownership”, says co-founder and chief executive Brian Hay.

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Open doors at Wythenshawe Hall

Posted: 01/06/2023

A rush of new volunteers to help the Friends of Wythenshawe Hall (FoWH) has enabled additional areas of the historic building to be opened up to the public during open days.

A800 visitors have had the opportunity to see the library wing and the usually inaccessible Tenant’s Hall, used for presentations by guest speakers during the last two open days.

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New chairman, new name and new league for Wythenshawe Amateurs Football Club

Posted: 20/04/2023

Greater Manchester night-time economy adviser Sacha Lord is to become the new chairman of Wythenshawe Amateurs Football Club.

Co-founder of Parklife and The Warehouse Project, Sacha joins the board as current chairman Carl Barratt steps down after several years at the helm.

The club’s first team secured the NWCFL First Division South title with a 4-0 win against Foley Meir, gaining automatic promotion to the NW Counties Premier Division League (Step 5).

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