Team chosen to develop Neighbourhood Development Framework for Holt Town

Studio Egret West have been appointed to lead a multi-disciplinary team to develop a Neighbourhood Development Framework (NDF) for Holt Town in east Manchester. Manchester City Council is working with Homes England and GMCA to develop a new plan to help guide the long-term investment plan for this regeneration area. The procurement competition was launched […]

New scheme to keep young people on the right track in Manchester


An innovative scheme that uses one-to-one bespoke support to help transform the lives of vulnerable young people caught up in or at risk of crime and steer them towards the right track, is coming to Manchester. The city council is teaming up with national charity SHiFT and Greater Manchester’s Violence Reduction Unit to provide intensive bespoke […]

Reduction in Liverpool City Council intervention confirmed by Government  


The Government has confirmed a significant reduction in the intervention at Liverpool City Council, with the publication of revised directions. The Commissioners will hand back powers for several functions over the coming weeks, earlier than planned. The appointment of the most senior managers will be returned to the Council with immediate effect. The Council will […]

Next steps for Manchester’s homelessness strategy


Manchester City Council and Manchester Homelessness Partnership have met to develop a detailed Action Plan, the next steps in the city’s vision to ending homelessness. The  Manchester Homelessness and Rough Sleeping strategy document, launched in December, sets out how the council together with all its partners from across the sectors will work together over the […]


A planning condition to deliver a high-quality landscaping and biodiversity environment as part of St Helens Borough Council’s Parkside Link Road project has been approved. At last night’s planning committee meeting in St Helens Town Hall, a Section 73 application, which allows for variation of previously approved plans, was heard to increase the radius of […]

Internationally renowned motivational speaker & author Nigel Risner is coming to Liverpool!

On the 15th February, author of  ‘It’s A Zoo around Here’ & award-winning speaker Nigel Risner, the self-proclaimed “chief zoo keeper”, will be making his debut appearance in Liverpool, speaking at the entertainment hotspot Gravity Max’s corporate showcase event. Nigel speaks at over 150 conferences each year around the world and has won multiple awards […]

Brianna Ghey: a message from the Mayor of Warrington

Statement on behalf of Warrington Borough Council, from Mayor of Warrington Cllr Steve Wright “Today, we are thinking of Brianna, her family, friends and all who knew and loved her. “What happened will always be regarded as one of Warrington’s darkest days. “While today’s sentencing brings about the judicial conclusion of the matter, we know […]

Temporary night hub opens to assess and assist rough sleepers

A temporary night assessment hub has opened to assist people found rough sleeping in Liverpool. The overnight facility, which will operate 8pm to 7.30am everyday until 31st March, is the latest measure in the Council’s winter plan as part of its duties under the Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP). The Council has worked with a number […]

Manchester City Council updates on its financial position for 2024/25


The potential budget gap facing Manchester City Council in 2024/25 has increased to £5m following receipt of the Government’s funding settlement.  The impact of the settlement is a £2.4m worsening of the Council’s position from what was predicted in November last year, on top of the £1.6m gap which was projected at that time.   […]