It’s back after 2.5 years!!! The Bentley Exchange ‘bring and take’ table, in the walk-through between Humberstone Avenue & Letsbe Avenue (the one furthest from the Mancunian Way). Starts on Saturday 6th August at midday and ends on Sunday at 4pm.
*FOR THE EXCHANGE TO ‘WORK’ WE NEED VOLUNTEERS ON SUNDAY TO HELP TAKE THE EXCHANGE DOWN 4-5.30PM*
Bring things you don’t need & take what you need! Please try to bring things on Saturday so people have a chance to take it, and there’s less for the landfill on Sunday. Also, try not to be too noisy as it disturbs the neighbours. For it to work, it needs your help…you can just give it a quick tidy when you’re there, think about what you’re putting out or taking away, or volunteer to help set it up or sort it all out at the end. If you want to help come on Sunday 4-5.30PM to help pack away. Or contact us on email@example.com
Please don’t bring:Any more books or mags- Broken things – if you think someone could fix it, then leave a note on it saying what doesn’t work Recycling or rubbish – if it’s ready for the bin, you know where (else) to put it! Bulky items – advertise this on ‘shout’,there’s a notice Board(On the Exchange) which you can put the item details/contact etc or contact the nearby Wesley Community Furniture Project 0161 226 4266 for a free pick up; if broken, contact the council.
If you leave it here and no-one wants it, it makes it hard for the volunteers at the end. Volunteers
Needed for Sunday take down at 4-5pm *FOR THE EXCHANGE TO ‘WORK’ WE NEED VOLUNTEERS ON SUNDAY TO HELP TAKE THE EXCHANGE DOWN 4-5.30PM*
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Everybody welcome – whether you are a veteran Redbricker or a newbie to the neighbourhood. No need to book just come along on the day. A post-pandemic community get together for the Redbricks Estate! Come eat and drink with us. Neighbourhood reconnection, family friendly fun and idea generation for future projects. 2pm-6pm on Sunday 24th April 2022 at Niamos (foyer space) Chichester Rd, Hulme. Free light vegan buffet from 3pm and a free drink for early birds. Bar open as normal. For more info please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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The council is planning on changing the Princess Road and Medlock Street roundabout. The plan will see the subways removed and the roundabout reconfigured into branching roads. The plan also includes provisions to change cycling and walking routes. We have been told that clearing work will begin at the end of July with proper works starting in September. So far residents have not had any information or consultation about the plans.
Hugely. While we aren’t opposed to the idea of the roundabout changing, the current plans will have a hugely detrimental impact on the estate.
The main issues are:
Loss of the community garden at the back of the Rockdove flats. There is currently a green space at the back of the Rockdove flats which provides an important buffer between the block and the roundabout. In the plans this garden will be ripped out and paved over, with public paths running right by people’s houses. In addition to all the people currently going via the subways, this new public path will direct everyone who crosses under the Mancunian Way round past these flats. We are really concerned about the loss of this important buffer from the noise and pollution. Residents at the end of the block already have to put up with a lot of anti-social behaviour (such as students making noise late at night) and this will spread to all the residents in these blocks.
This space is co-managed by residents of the Redbricks who have spent countless hours and thousands of pounds turning it into a quiet oasis. The space has bats, birds and other amazing wildlife.
We want the council to redirect the path so it doesn’t run through this space.
Felling of trees. The current plans will see 24 trees cut down. We already have some of the worst air pollution in Manchester so it’s really important we keep these trees to help protect against this .
Site entrance on Clarendon St. The plan is for the site entrance to be in the same spot as when the Aaben was developed, but with more heavy machinery. This will mean an increase in cars and noise on the estate, causing extra disruption to those at the end of Rockdove who will also be losing their green space.
Increased noise and dust during the works. We’ve already suffered with huge amounts of dust from the building of the Aaben (and no window cleaning even though we were promised) and this building work will be the same if not more. On top of this will be increased noise pollution from the works such as drilling.
Increased pollution as there are no plans for green screening. We’ve been campaigning for green screening to help reduce pollution during the works (and in the long term) but we’ve still had no confirmation that this will happen, without this there will probably be an increase in pollution in an already highly polluted estate.
Why has no one told us about this?
We’re not really sure (but probably because we’d object)
Residents and councillors weren’t told anything about the plans, until we accidently came across them. We’ve been working alongside our councillors to try and find out more but we’ve been struggling.
At no stage have we been offered a chance to formally object to any of the plans. We weren’t consulted about the plans before they were decided. There will be 2 consultation events about the scheme but they will be just before work begins.
Here are the full reports for 2 Redbricks flats who received an energy assessment by Carbon Coop. The first section has a lot of introductory information. The second section goes into detail making recommendations for measures. The recommendations are split into three scenarios, from simpler first steps you could do yourself, through to large measures that would need the building management involved.
Important disclaimer: These reports were designed specifically for the two flats assessed. There will be some information in the documents that are relevant to all the flats, like much of the draught proofing and ventilation recommendations, and some of the ‘scenario 3’ large measures. There are also specific recommendations based on the particularities of the two flats assessed. Please only use these documents as guidance and not as if they are the exact right recommendations for you.
One Manchester recently carried out a tree survey of the Redbricks estate. The survey sought to identify any trees which required work carrying out on them. One Manchester identified 19 trees which will be worked on over the next 12 months.