Work has now begun on a major improvement plan to Piccadilly Gardens, starting with the repair of the fountain.Read more
We are your councillors for the city centre. Each of us has lived here for a number of years and watched as our city has been transformed.
We believe it is in the best interests of Manchester - particularly the city centre - for Britain to remain a member of the European Union and we urge you to use your vote to vote Remain.Read more
David Cameron’s decision to reject EU funds to tackle homelessness has been a disaster, a local MEP has said.
Speaking after new figures showed that rough sleeping in Greater Manchester has risen by 227% since 2010, North West MEP, Afzal Khan said that the Prime Minister should explain why in 2013 the UK rejected EU funds which could have helped.Read more
Councillor Joan Davies launching the rollout of 700 new bins last year
Nearly 3,000 people who have been caught dropping litter in Manchester city centre have been issued with on the spot fines a year on from the start of a major crackdown introduced by councillors.Read more
Manchester City Council is opening up empty buildings to be used as overnight shelters for the city’s rough sleepers.Read more
The Bridgewater Canal in Castlefield is finally getting lighting installed after a long campaign by councillors.
Planning permission is being sought to light the dark section of the towpath from the ward boundary with Hulme at the A57 to Merchants Bridge in Castlefield Basin with 8 new lamps.Read more
Thousands of litterbugs have been given on-the-spot fines, and dozens left with criminal records, as part of our continued crackdown on littering.
Around 2,200 people have now been given fines since a team of city-centre litter busters starting work at the end of last year.Read more
Cllr Kevin Peel meets Shadow Housing Minister Emma Reynolds
City centre councillor Kevin Peel has welcomed further details on Labour's policy to introduce more secure tenancies and cap annual rent increases to end rip-off rents.
Labour added a sixth key pledge to the top of its manifesto which promises:
- Building one million new affordable houses by 2020
- Abolishing stamp duty on homes up to £300,000 for first time buyers
- New 'use it or lose it' powers for local councils to stop developers hoarding land
- Action to bring down rents and create more secure tenancies
Cllr Kevin Peel and Lucy Powell launch the initiative
Flowers have been planted in Piccadilly Gardens as part of a plan to plant one million bulbs across the city.Read more
Manchester’s waste collection and street cleaning services are to be awarded to a contractor as part of a strategy to improve the cleanliness of the city’s streets.Read more