LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUPS AND RESOURCES
Welcome to the website for Alexandra Park Manchester.
The Park was opened to the public in1870 and was designed by Alexander Hennell. The design of the Park was experimental in its use of oval shaped and curved pathways, which contrasted with the more rigid geometry seen previously in Victorian landscapes. It is located between the vibrant communities of Whalley Range & Moss Side, just off Princess Road and covers 60 acres.
The website has been developed to provide a range of information about the facilities within the Park, the various Groups that have been set up by Park users and the events and sporting activity that regularly take place.
The park has recently been re-developed with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Manchester City Council, the Lawn Tennis Association, English Cricket Board and Sport England bringing the original landscape and community facilities back to life.
Report a problem:
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0161 224 4237
General Park Details:
0161 868 0861
- Whalley Range Youth Opportunities Association: WRYOA/Whiz Project
- COSG Community On Solid Ground / YOSG Youth On Solid Ground
- British Muslim Heritage Centre
- St Margaret’s Church
- St Edmunds Church
- St Margaret’s Centre and Playing Fields
- WR 4 Wildlife (Whalley Range for Wildlife)
- St John’s Centre, Old Trafford: St John’s Centre Website
- Withington Road First Steps
- The Carlton Club
- The Nip and Tipple
- Jam Street (Facebook page is more active)
- Manley Park Primary School PTA
Manchester Age Friendly Neighbourhoods (MAFN)
We are the Manchester Age-friendly Neighbourhoods Team – a group aiming to bring people together to develop plans to help make the neighbourhoods of Burnage, Moston and Hulme & Moss Side better for older residents.
We want to support local people to create activities and services; designed by residents, organised by residents, for residents. To make these projects a reality, each neighbourhood has received a lottery grant, which local people will decide how to spend through new resident-led partnerships.
- Ambition for Ageing is funded by The Big Lottery as part of their Ageing Better programme to improve the lives of older people.
- The Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation’s (GMCVO) Ambition for Ageing project received £10.2m to lead work in 24 wards across 8 local authorities in Greater Manchester for a 5 year programme.
- Manchester Age Friendly Neighbourhoods (MAFN) won the tender to be Local Delivery Leads (LDL) for Manchester City.
- The project is designed to develop resident-led Age Friendly Neighbourhood partnerships in each area working towards reducing social isolation and researching how this can best be achieved.
- MAFN are a specialist team based at the Manchester School of Architecture (MSA) at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) working in partnership with Southway Housing Trust.
- Each LDL has three wards or areas where they are concentrating their work – Manchester Age Friendly Neighbourhoods (MAFN) are working in Burnage, Moston and Hulme & Moss Side.
- Hulme and Moss Side were put together by GMVCO and MCC and on the basis that Hulme has a lower population of older people and the funding was allocated proportionately with 29% each for Burnage and Moston and 42% for Hulme & Moss Side together.
- The resident-led partnerships will develop and invest in resident-led projects designed to tackle social isolation and increase age friendliness in each neighbourhood.
- Over 44% of the Manchester LDL funding will be directly invested by the partnerships in resident-led projects = £324,000 until March 2020. (£93,960 for Burnage; £93,960 for Moston and £136,080 for Hulme and Moss Side)
- The remaining money fund a support team with one person working on the ground in each area three days a week until June 2017.
- MMU make no profit and along with other project partners provide substantial support in kind.
- MAFN started January 4th
- Project runs until March 2020 (First Phase of project ends June 2017)
- Project launch January 28th
- Individual neighbourhood partnership launches in February
- Burnage Age Friendly Neighbourhood launch:
Thursday 18th February 10.30am Burnage community centre
- Moston Age Friendly Neighbourhood Launch:
Tuesday 23rd February 10.30 St. Dunstan’s Parish Centre
- Hulme and Moss side Age Friendly Neighbourhood Launch:
Thursday 25th February 11.30 Moss side Powerhouse
- Burnage Age Friendly Neighbourhood launch:
The MAFN office
0161 247 5960
Project general enquiries
Mark Hammond email@example.com
Hulme and Moss side
0161 448 4281
More coming soon…