People’s Kitchen #communitymeal this Sunday #Hulme

Hello everyone.  Hope you’ve been enjoying the fine weather.

We’re excited to announce the menu* for this Sunday’s community meal, the People’s Kitchen.  Just before it turns way too summer-y for such food, or to steel us for the coming change in weather (we do live in Manchester after all!) due on Sunday….

4-6pm at Proctor’s Youth Centre on Hulme Street, for only a pound!  No need to book, just turn up for a friendly welcome.

See the event on our calendar for a map.

* please note: there will be a version with wine, and one without wine.

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Treasurer’s Report from TARA AGM

Treasurer’s Report for 2014

I can’t upload the accounts spreadsheets that I gave out and went through at the AGM showing our financial activity over the last year, so if you want copies please email the TARA Treasurer, Jenny Barnard

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Mancunian Way crossing consultation – deadline Tuesday 7th!

Please see the attached consultation, just recently received by a resident on the Redbricks.  Despite the deadline in the letter, the council can receive comments on the proposals, or send support, by Tuesday 7th April 2015.

Please do respond if you can, even if briefly.  Since August 2013 when someone was killed crossing – by a speeding car – cars still regularly speed past, often through red lights, sometimes crashing into the barriers, and there’s been some other near misses.


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Wildflowers in Hulme – seed-sowing on Sunday 29th March


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Almost 20,000 people voted for A Tale of Two Cities and secured our win!

We want as many of you who voted, plus lots of others, to get involved to make this Grow Wild England a true Landmark Project.

We hope many of you will come along to events and activities in Manchester, or suggest  your own that we can link to and support. There is no substitute for doing something practical for nature with other people in a local space.  Meeting like minded people, being involved in a creative nature activity and making a local place special with wildflowers is about as good as it gets..  Oh, and a brew and something tasty to eat is good too!  We’ll try to do that as well.

Phase 1 work in Manchester will include:

Princess Parkway central reservation and environs ( from Asda to the subway)
Subway Roundabout Greenspaces
Southway Homes Verges.

We are having a public seed sowing event on Sunday 29th March 2015. This will take place at the subway greenspace area (Gaythorne roundabout) at the bottom of Princess parkway, and will run 2-4pm. This will follow an event at Everton Park in Liverpool in the  morning. Spread the word of if you can, and come along if possible!

This will signify the start of phase 1 prep and sowing, so important times ahead!

You’re welcome to come to a community meal organised by residents of The Redbricks – it will run 5-7pm at Proctor’s Youth Centre on Hulme Street; People’s Kitchen (contact peoples-kitchen AT for info).

More info to follow in a few days, plus here and Grow Wild A3 phase 1 info march2015 revised

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TARA meeting minutes January 2015.

TARA meeting minutes for January 2015 are available HERE

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AGM Thursday 5th March, 7-9pm, Birley Campus room G.87

All tenants and residents of the Redbricks are invited to attend their TARA’s AGM which this year will be on Thursday 5th March, 7-9pm at Birley Campus, room G.87 on the ground floor. Refreshments will be available.
If you want to find out what’s been happening in the last year on the estate and what’s planned for next year; and even better, if you want to get involved, please come along, the more the merrier!
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January People’s Kitchen and meeting

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TARA Monthly Meeting Minutes Oct, Nov, Dec 2014

Please see the following links for TARA’s meeting minutes from October, November and December 2014.





Aidan (TARA Secretary)


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The Bentley House Annual Winter People’s Kitchen

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The Bentley House Annual Winter People’s Kitchen

Friday 19th December 7pm – 11pm

Hulme Hall, Claremont Resource Centre, Rolls Crescent, behind Junction Pub

Three course meal
Mother Christmas and gift for all children
Music and entertainment
Only £3 adults, £1 children: Booking essential

Jimmy the Dimp in snow Dessert SAMSUNG SAMSUNGA great opportunity to hang out with your neighbours, eating, talking and hiding from the wintery weather. (Meal is vegan to accommodate all and keep it affordable).  There will also be a raffle for the African Caribbean Care Group (donations of raffle prizes welcome).  Top prize of £20 Hulme Community Garden Centre voucher!

Booking: please book early so we can work out numbers for food. Ring 0161 227 8086 and leave a message or email saying how many people and children you would like to bring.

Event on Facebook:

Don’t just click that you’re going on facebook, do book either via email or phonecall.

Helping: If you would like to get involved in preparing the meal we need veg peelers, pudding warmers, gravy stirrers, potato roasters, tinsel hangers, table decorators, fairy light lenders, tealight lighters, present wrappers, etc etc! Get in touch with Eleanor on 0161 2261102 to volunteer or send me a message on fb or email

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November People’s Kitchen…

How time flies!  The next wonderful People’s Kitchen will be on Sunday 30th November 5.00-7.00pm, no need to book, just turn up and tuck in!  It will be at Procter’s Youth Centre, no alcohol allowed but soothing warm beverages will be! :)  £1 main meal, 50p dessert…Dessert PK October 2014

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