Small pots of money from Manchester City Council’s budget were dished out last Thursday night at a “U Decide” event in the impoverished and downtrodden ward of Chorlton. (See our earlier story.)
MCFly was not there, but we are reliably informed that eleven groups got some cash. Among the winners were;
Chorlton Big Green Festival – £750 for workshops, sound system, toilets, staging. (The Big Green Festival happens every March, and MCFly hopes to be there with a stall, distributing scurrilous propaganda).
Cracking Good Food – £450 for group cooking sessions for affordable and healthy food
Pop Up Farm – £750 for food growing projects with a local school and the launch event
Friends of Beech Road Park – £220.20 for the replacement of two cherry trees
Garden Share – £750 to pair up people with garden space with those who have none – posters, tools, plants, compost
And the fantastically named
Nam-Bee-Pam-Bee – £750 for a secure steel shed to hold and protect bee equipment (At the Community Allotments at the end of Scott Avenue)
Sadly the bids for £750 for Zumba classes, a new tea urn and a new sound system at Chorlton Leisure Centre and £643.20 for seven trees to be replanted in Chorltonville were unsuccessful this time around.
Marc Hudson (claiming the credit for Arwa Aburawa’s work, as usual)