Please see email below for details of several park and nature events, job and volunteering opportunities, running and basketball, a captioned Museum tour, women’s bike repair cafe and COSG’s newsletter.


Home Instead Office Administrator Job Opportunity

Wanted Office Administrator. Chorlton (£16,000 – £18,000)

We’re a local, family owned and managed care company and we’re looking for a full-time Office Administrator to help us support our growing team of friendly and compassionate CareGivers to deliver award-winning care to their elderly Clients.

The job involves a wide range of clerical and admin duties to keep our office running in a smooth and organised way. You’ll also be expected to be a friendly, helpful telephone contact for our Clients, their families and our CareGivers.

As part of the Home Instead network, we’re different to most care companies, shown by the fact that we recently received the Queens Award for Enterprise and were just named Best Employer in Care 2017. We believe in delivering the very highest standards of personalised, compassionate care to our clients and we’re looking for someone who shares our values.

No experience in care is required – just a desire to make a difference in our community.

If you’re caring, well organised, computer-literate and energetic then we’d love to hear from you. Give Alison call on 0161 884 0562 or Click on the link for more information on the job and the kind of person we’re looking for.…/

Manchester Museum Highlights Tour Live Captioned

On Tuesday 21 March, 2.15pm, the regular Highlights Tour at Manchester Museum will be live captioned. This means visitors can read the live speech of the tour guide on a tablet as they tour the building. The tour should last 30-40minutes, portable stools are available, and we are fully wheelchair accessible.


If you are able to contact people who would enjoy this free activity I would be grateful if you could spread the word and direct them to the Eventbrite page: for more information and to book on. Alternatively they can book by calling 0161 275 2648 if this is preferred.


Alexandra Park 5k Women’s Series

Want to improve your fitness? Enhance your health? Run that 5k a little bit faster? Beat your personal best? Are you female – of any age, shape size or speed? And want to get some much needed exercise? Then it is the time to put a spring in your step with (free) running sessions in newly upgraded Alexandra Park (Manchester).

At 3pm, every Sunday from April, there’ll be coached running sessions for women only. You can choose between a steady run (timed or not) – up to 5k (3x round the park) – or specially designed training sessions to improve performance. All levels and ages welcome.

Meet by children’s playground on the Princess Road side of Alexandra Park. Nearest parking: 180 Russell Street, Manchester, M16 7JL

Contact race director: Anna on 077 09000 436 or email us

Walking Basketball at Amaechi Basketball Centre, Whalley Range

Every Sunday from 7-8.30pm there is a Walking Basketball session at Amaechi Basketball Centre, Whalley Range 11-18 High School, Wilbraham Rd, Manchester M16 8GW. This week (Sunday 19th March) if you bring a friend you both play for free! (usually £3) Make the most of this great opportunity to maybe get back to basketball, or try something new.

Whilst the focus is on those that may struggle to participate in regular basketball Walking Basketball is suitable for all ages, sizes and abilities.

For individuals or groups walking Basketball can deliver a safe, fun and fitness boosting experience where you can also meet people.


Friends of Chorlton Meadows Volunteering and Wildlife Through a Lens Event

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Chorlton Ees and Ivy Green Local Nature Reserve.
The Friends of Chorlton Meadows have agreed to organise regular volunteering sessions to help manage our local nature reserve. The emphasis is on tasks which help preserve the biodiversity of the site. Spring and early summer are a time to relax and watch our green areas come alive with wild flowers, butterflies and birds. However there is still some work to be done by nature conservation volunteers. Scrub can be removed from some areas of the meadows, paths can be cleared and wild life surveys undertaken.

Scrub clearance and Path work, Chorlton Ees.
Drop in Tuesday sessions, 9.30am until 12 noon.

Tuesdays 14th March, 21st March, and 28th March 2017.
Tuesdays 11th April, 18th April and 25th April 2017.
Meet at Chorlton Ees car park, at the end of the cobbled road off Brookburn road.
This is a provisional list. The exact tasks will depend on the weather, what people want to do and on what progress we make.
Drop in to any session that you can. Please wear suitable footwear (boots or stout shoes) and dress for the weather. A pair of gardening gloves would be useful. We will provide all the necessary tools.
All welcome, no experience necessary!
Follow us on Facebook: friends-of-chorlton-meadows
For more details contact Dave Bishop (FoCM Chair)

Wildlife Through a Lens Sunday 19th March 10am – 1pm


This is an informal learning walk with a focus on observing different types of wildlife. We will use hand lenses to look at some of the smaller species which often go un-noticed and we will look at the intricate detail of some of our already familiar species.

For those who would like to bring cameras along (or phones with cameras), we would like you to photograph some of what we see and experiment a little with your pictures.


See something new,  learn something new and make a visual record of what you see too.

We will look at all types of wildlife. You can expect to look at early flowers, birds, trees, fungi, mosses, lichens and any invertebrates that are up and about. We should hear some birds singing and maybe see frog spawn too if we are lucky.


What to bring


Essential – suitable footware and warm and waterproof clothing.

Useful but not essential – a camera or phone with a camera. If you have a hand lens which you like to use, bring it along (hand lenses will be available to borrow if you don’t have one).


Meeting place – Chorlton Ees car park at the end of the cobbled road as shown on the map (poster attached). We will explore the Chorlton Ees and Ivy Green Nature Reserve

An Introduction to Bats – Alexandra Park

Wednesday 22nd March  7.30pm for 8pm

Bats are fascinating animals – the only true flying mammal. There are over 1,300 species of bat in the world, and more are still being discovered. Bats account for more than a quarter of mammal species in the UK and around 20% of all mammal species worldwide. Lisa Worledge of the Bat Conservation Trust will introduce you to the incredible world of these nocturnal mammals, from their ancient lineage to their annual cycle. We’ll look at just why they are such important animals and the work that is underway to conserve the true stars of the night!

Join us for refreshments from 7:30pm with the talk starting at 8pm prompt.

Space is limited, so please email to book places and we will reply with the venue.

Community on Solid Ground’s Newsletter


This newsletter aims to update all of our communities, young people, partnerships and supporters of recent and forthcoming developments at CSG.


CSG is a grass roots charity based organisation which aims to enhance the lives of young people through the Power of Sports, Youth Work and Mentoring Programmes.


If you would like to support, volunteer, sponsor or make any suggestions about any of our projects please do not hesitate to contact us.


Many Thanks for your on-going support & we hope you enjoy reading about CSG.


Online link to newsletter:



Women’s Bike Repair Drop in

Come along to the Bike Hive at Alexandra Park on Saturday 25th March between 1 and 4pm where qualified, experienced female bike mechanics will help you sort out your bike. No booking needed, just drop in with your bike.

Alexandra Park Community Room at the TeaHive Café, The Pavillion (by the lake).


I hope you find this information useful.


Kind Regards,



Laura Cassidy

Neighbourhood Health Worker

Health & Wellbeing Service

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

1st Floor, Fallowfield Library

Platt Lane, Fallowfield

Manchester M14 7FB

Tel: 0161 220 6096 / 07484 537178


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