Historic Baguley Hall up for sale

Posted: 23/05/2024

Expressions of interest are being sought by Colliers, on behalf of Historic England, for acquisition of the freehold or long leasehold of Baguley Hall to an occupier who will ‘restore and operate the building in a sympathetic way’.

Set in two acres of grounds, the 600 year old hall is one of Manchester's four most historic buildings – Grade I Listed and a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The current hall may be on the site of an earlier hall, dating possibly from the 11th or 12th century.


Free leisure memberships for Parkinson's sufferers

Posted: 11/04/2024

Forum Leisure in Wythenshawe offers free memberships to those living with Parkinson’s disease and is urging people to sign up this World Parkinson’s Day on 11 April 2024.

A collaboration with charity Parkinson’s UK in 2022 created the initiative, which has seen almost 50 residents take up the free memberships so far.


Blue Peter Book Club Live comes to Manchester

Posted: 09/04/2024

Manchester Libraries has partnered with BBC Television’s Blue Peter programme and The Reading Agency on a new initiative called The Blue Peter Book Club Live.

The project aims to inspire a love of reading and creativity in primary school-aged children and will engage young readers through a multi-faceted approach involving free activities and events both in and outside of traditional reading spaces.


Wythenshawe Forum supports disabled students with free exercise programme

Posted: 04/04/2024

A free exercise programme at Forum Leisure will enable Manchester College students living with disabilities, to improve their physical and mental health.

Launching during April 2024, the programme is funded by Manchester City Council’s Neighbourhood Investment Fund, with additional investment from Wythenshawe Forum Trust.


Wythenshawe Park to host South Manchester Food Festival

Posted: 02/04/2024

The South Manchester Food Festival organisers are promising a ‘gastronomic journey’ as they announce the lineup of chef demonstrations in the Live Cookery Theatre.

Festival visitors can watch cooking demonstrations across the two days of the festival – 18 and 19 May – its inaugural visit to Wythenshawe Park.

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Unique appointment for Wythenshawe man

Posted: 13/03/2024

In a unique move, Dr Eamonn O’Neal DL has been appointed High Sheriff of Manchester – for the second time.

The appointment was formally announced by Buckingham Palace today and he takes up his ceremonial role in April for a period of 12 months.

Eamonn, from Wythenshawe, held the position previously in 2020. Unique in the history of Greater Manchester, he has now been appointed by two different monarchs.


Lung health checks in drive to save more lives

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.


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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