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Litter Picking Streets

August Litter Picking Sat 07/08/21

Join our monthly litter picking event. We meet at the shops at 12PM where we will receive your litter picking equipment and PPE then finish one hour later at the same location.

Families, all age groups and abilities are welcome, underage volunteers need to be supervised at all times.

Alternatively if you’d like to receive your kit and litter pick in your own time send us a request on contact@merseybankgreengroup.org

See you this Saturday!

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Documents Meetings Minutes

Merseybank Green Group – Now a community group!

Hi everyone,

We are happy to share the news that our group has been now formally constituted. While we have been active on several fronts over the last year becoming a Community Group will assure that the decision making process is democratic and represents the voices of our diverse community. We have managed to put together an amazing group of leads coming from various backgrounds and with different sets of skills and interests.

This first step will allow us to open a bank account and apply for funding required for bringing the ideas to life. The further step will be registering as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, which in other words is a form of charity that will give us more incentives while keeping things simple and transparent.


Thank you for your participation so far, we hope that you share our enthusiasm and carry on with your involvement by joining our events, sharing your ideas and volunteering. In case you’d like to dive into the details of the Sunday’s founding meeting see the attached minutes.

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Community Litter Picking Sat 03/07/21

Join our monthly litter picking event. We meet at the shops at 12PM where we will receive your litter picking equipment and PPE then finish one hour later at the same location.

Families, all age groups and abilities are welcome, underage volunteers need to be supervised at all times.

Alternatively if you’d like to receive your kit and litter pick in your own time send us a request on contact@merseybankgreengroup.org

See you this Saturday!

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School Street – Road Closure 15-16/06/21

On the 15th and 16th of June there will be School Street road closure events outside Barlow Hall school, organised in partnership between school staff, Our Streets Chorlton and Sustrans.

The council have given permission to close Darley Avenue for a short section between Mottram Avenue and Barlow Hall Rd, from 8.30 am to 9.15 am and 2.30 pm to 4.00 pm on both days, to encourage people to walk or cycle to school.

Residents will be able to access their houses and take deliveries. The bus, blue badge holders and utility companies will be able to pass through. The road barriers will be staffed by experienced marshals. Diversions will be signed and we aim for minimal disruption and maximum joy! For further info you can email hello@ourstreetschorlton.co.uk.

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Back to community litter picking! 05/06/21

After a long break we are back to our monthly community litter picking from next Saturday! As before we meet at the shops at 12PM where we will receive your litter picking equipment and PPE. We finish one hour later at the same location.

Families, all age groups and abilities are welcome, underage volunteers need to be supervised at all times.

See you this Saturday!

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Be(e) Merseybank

Be(e) Merseybank are local organisations, residents, activists, artists working together to show love to our neighbours and our shared spaces. Over the last year we created something special, lets keep that spirit going! Turn up to one or more of the planned events and Be(e) Merseybank!

The series of events will take place between Sat 15/05 and Sun 23/05. We are starting with the Clearfields Festival this Saturday at 10AM. We’ll be clearing our fields in style. It might be your only festival experience this year so make sure you don’t miss out.

On Sunday will be hosting an Orchard info session on Parkway Playing Fields. We invite everyone to come and picnic around our new fruit trees (as long as weather allows!). We’ll be giving away some wildflower seeds, providing more information about the ongoing projects and will set up some games for children to be used under parental/carer supervision. We look forward to meeting you at one or more upcoming events!

As always if you have and questions drop us an email: contact@merseybankgreengroup or joun our Facebook group: Merseybank Green Group Forum.

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The Orchard Project

Tree Planting Day 01/05/21

Our Tree Planting Day has been approved! It will be on May 1st and will need support from as many of us as possible to enable us to get all the trees in the ground.
To accommodate volunteers in a Covid secure manner it needs people to sign up so that access and use of equipment is spread safely across the day.
The link is here, please sign up as soon as possible to get involved: 


https://merserybank_orchard_planting_day.eventbrite.co.uk

Please feel free to share this wider to anyone you know who is also interested in coming along to help out.
Looking forward to seeing the Orchard take shape on 1st May!

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Active Travel Streets

Active Travel Scheme: Consultation

Manchester City Council and Transport for Greater Manchester are currently holding consultations for Wythenshawe Active Travel Scheme.

The scheme aims to provide some new dedicated cycling and walking infrastructure from the Simonsway, crossing Hollyhedge Rd, down Hall Lane, through Wythenshawe Park and through to Chorlton Water Park. The proposed route ties into the airport via a link at Simonsway to the east (also picking up the town centre) and Wythenshawe hospital cycle link to the west.

As the route travels North it picks up Wythenshawe park, a link to Chorlton Water Park and finally ties into multiple routes to Manchester.

A series of on-line events will take place between 26 April and 14 May If you’d like to get involved email atswythenshawe@manchester.gov.uk and state which event you’d like to join. All events will be from 6.30pm to 7.30pm:

Monday 26 April – Airport bridge to M56 bridge

Monday 10 May – M56 bridge to Wythenshawe Park 

Wednesday 12 May – Wythenshawe Park to Kenworthy Woods

Friday 14 May – Kenworthy Woods to Chorlton Water Park

For more information go to:

https://wythenshaweatf.commonplace.is/

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Wildlife

Upcoming bat detector workshops

Bat Conservation Trust released upcoming bat detector workshops. Merseybank Green Group aspires to set up a wildlife working group to carry our regular bat detection events. We are really lucky to have bats present around Playing Fields, Chorlton Water Park as well as living on the actual estate!

Below is the Trust’s invitation:

We have some NBMP bat detector/survey workshops coming up which may be of interest to you. These are all being held online.

These three workshops are designed to help you get involved with NBMP surveys at different levels.

1.    Discover Your Local Bats is a free workshop aimed at complete beginners and will show you how to get started with your first bat count.

2.    NBMP Level 1 is for anyone who is quite new to using a heterodyne bat detector with a particular focus on taking part in the Waterway SurveyOnly £3 for NBMP volunteers.

3.    NBMP Level 2 (“Using Your Ears”) is a more in-depth heterodyne bat detector workshop which provides the skills for taking part in the Field Survey as well as the Waterway Survey. Only £3 for NBMP volunteers.

You may like to attend all three or simply attend one or two that are most appropriate to your current level and your goals for this year.

Full details and booking forms can be found here.

Please do pass this information on to anyone else you think might be interested.

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Litter Picking Streets

April Litter Picking

Saturday 10/04/2021 (moved from 03/04)

Join our monthly 1hr community litter picking event!

Clean your street and bring your bag(s) to the designated drop-off point, we will provide the location. Alternatively we can collect the bags from your address.

We are currently awaiting delivery of extra litter picking kits, hopefully that should be before Saturday. In case you require some equipment let us know and we will put your name on the list when the next lot arrives.

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