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Q&A: Jessica Symons, Research Fellow at the University of Salford

As part of a feature that aims to capture the wonderful work being done by academics at the University of Salford on sustainability, we chat with Research Fellow, Jessica Symons.

M:ACF Annual General Meeting 2015

On 7th July, Manchester Town Hall opened its doors once again to host the M:ACF’s AGM. Now in its second year, the fantastic event attracted two hundred attendees from Greater Manchester and beyond, all eager to hear the latest updates on the city’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint.

Bring Me Sunshine: Sunshine House Community Hub

The people of Sunshine House Community Hub tell Alison Crush of GMCVO about creating a safe and supportive environment for local people.

Photograph by kind permission of Jonathan Nicholson

Manchester: A Certain Future, 2nd Annual General Meeting and MACF Annual Report 2015

On Tuesday 7th July, around 200 people gathered at Manchester Town Hall for the second annual general meeting of the Manchester: A Certain Future Steering Group.

'Manchester Town Hall' by Steve Parkinson

An open letter to Tony Lloyd, Interim Mayor of Greater Manchester

In this open letter, Steady State Manchester’s Mark Burton invites Tony Lloyd, the newly appointed interim Mayor of Greater Manchester, to take steps to redress the democratic deficit in the devolution deal. 

An immersive promenade through Ordsall’s history

A new University of Salford initiative supports creative projects that benefit the local community. Clare Wiley reports.

Inspire People

Levenshulme Inspire: Inspiring People and Unlocking their Potential

Inspire CIC talk to Morag Rose of Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisations (GMCVO) about inspiring Levenshulme and unlocking its potential.

Manchester Film Co-op screening at Manchester Museum

Manchester Film Co-op - an antidote to Weapons of Mass Distraction

Sarah Redman and Laura Ager reflect on the Manchester Film Co-op and the importance of providing inclusive spaces to watch, think and talk.

Image by Sue Langford of cat on blue wall

Green down your street: planning eco-neighbourhoods

A series of workshops have been held to get pro-active plans off the ground for ‘eco neighbourhoods’ across Manchester.

The Mosses Community Association: Managing The Community’s Centre

Peter Firth of The Mosses Community Association chats to Alex Wharton about building an association for the local community in a centre that wasn’t built to last.

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