Sparkus Trashford! 🌳 Piccadilly Gardens Consultation 🚦 Great Ancoats Street Improvements ??‍🍼 Safer Sleep Week for babies

Upgrades on Great Ancoats Street completed 21 new pedestrian crossings, 63 newly planted trees and a re-laid surface are just some of the upgrades that have been made to Great Ancoats Street. Read more about the project here. Great Ancoats Street. Multilingual lifeline extended to tackle vaccine worry To help people who may be worried about getting the Covid-19 vaccine, volunteers who are multi-lingual have been making calls to patients in order to give them reassurance over the jab. So far more than 100 people have had their vaccine thanks to our volunteer efforts! Click here to learn more. Creativity sparked by ‘leccy lorry naming competition New electric bin lorries have been given their new names following a public poll run by the Council. Say hello to Sparkus Trashford, Usain Volt, Trashiena, Bin Diesel and Binspiral Carpets! An electric bin lorry. You can help reshape Piccadilly Gardens Manchester City Council is planning to reshape Piccadilly Gardens, and we want the people who use it, live and work near it to feed their ideas into the redesign. The area is a major hub – one of Manchester city centre’s busiest open spaces. We want it to work better for residents, visitors and businesses alike – to be a place that everyone can enjoy. Do you want a transformed space? Improved movement through the area? More events and activities? Cleaner air? We know what our vision is, but we want to listen to yours, too. This is your opportunity to share your ideas and help us transform your new Piccadilly Gardens into the space it deserves. So, join the conversation – tell us your thoughts by 21 March by following this link. Piccadilly Gardens Free support available for people wanting to use the internet Know someone who has internet access but doesn’t have the confidence to use it as they would like? Do they have a smartphone, tablet, laptop or computer? They can get free telephone support with things like setting up an email address, making video calls, Facebook and online shopping – and calls can be made in 16 languages. Send a name and area of Manchester they live in to either: Text 07860 064128. Email digitalinclusion@manchester.gov.uk Have your say on street drinking If people drinking in the street is causing concern in your neighbourhood the Council wants to hear from you. A consultation is underway on what steps can be taken to address any anti-social behaviour in the city. Have you say here through our consultation page. Safer Sleep Week for healthy, happy babies Safer Sleep Week is a national awareness campaign targeting anyone looking after a young baby. It aims to raise awareness of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and the safer sleep advice that reduces the risk of it occurring. There’s lots of simple ways you can make your baby’s sleep safer, for every sleep, every time, everywhere. Things like placing baby to sleep on their back, with their feet at the foot of their cot, ensuring their face or head is not covered, and the cot is free from loose bedding, bumpers, toys or pillows. You should never sleep on a sofa or armchair with your baby. Manchester Health Visitor and new mum Gemma King will be sharing her safer sleeping tips with us via videos on the council’s Facebook and Twitter pages, so be sure to check those out. And for more information to help keep your baby safe whilst sleeping, visit the Lullaby Trust to learn more. A cartoon of a happy baby sleeping. 10 minutes to help shape your city – Census 2021 Every Manchester household will be asked to be part of Census 2021. This once-in-a-decade survey helps everyone – from central government to councils and health authorities, plan and fund public services. It’s crucial that everyone in Manchester is counted. Otherwise, our city will miss out on funding for these life-saving and life-enhancing public services. Find out more at www.census.gov.uk Public Art consultation – last chance to have your say It is important that everyone in Manchester feels that the elements making up the city represent them. With this in mind, the Council committed to reviewing Manchester’s statues, monuments and public artworks to make sure no one is left out, and so the proud and diverse history of the city is reflected. You’ve got until Monday 22 March to give us your thoughts. Click here to have your say. If you prefer, you can have your say via a video session on Sunday 21 March. Click here to book a slot. Education support available to families Supporting a child’s education throughout the pandemic can be difficult for most families. This is why help is available through our Adult Education Service, providing support and online courses to help parents before and after children return to schools. To find out more click here.
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