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Welcome to Withington Civic Society

The Society works to protect and improve the environment and amenities of Withington, Old Moat and Ladybarn in Manchester, U.K.

Withington is an attractive and thriving district of south Manchester, with a long history, a diverse population and a village centre which is a Conservation Area.

The Civic Society was founded more than 30 years ago and has provided a focus for celebrating and conserving our heritage, and ensuring that the area continues to be an attractive place for residents and visitors.

The Society welcomes new members
and new ideas. We offer an opportunity to take a positive role in building the future. If you care about the Withington area, we encourage you to support the Society and to become involved in our activities. Visit the Membership Page for details.

To keep informed about news and events in the Withington area, subscribe to the email newsletter.

"February Fusion" - a party for WithingtonFloral displays in Withington 2016/17 | Christmas in Withington 2016 | Best-dressed Window Competition 2016 - resultsNew oral history of Withington: A collection of memoirs | New article on a WWI aerodrome in Withington | Withington at the Manchester Histories Fair Withington Campaign Action Day 2016 | St Paul's Primary School remembers WWI | Closure of the NatWest Bank in the Village | Roger Smith, Chair of Withington Civic Society, has been honoured with the Manchester "Volunteer of the Year" award. See the news page and community events page | Sian Astley of Love Withington Baths receives university award | The Civic Society's publication A walk through the history of Withington is now on sale in Withington Library MCC Twitter for Withington @mccwithington | Gavin White, of the Civic Society, receives a community award | Christies Neighbourhood Forum | Withington Village Action Plan

2017 Withington Civic Society Annual General Meeting
2.00-4.00pm Saturday, 11th March. St Paul’s Church Hall, Wilmslow Road. All invited (members and non-members). This is an opportunity to raise issues and have a say in the future of your area.  Including guest speakers on (a) Recycling and (b) Students in Withington.

Concert with South Manchester Ukulele Group
12 March, 2.30pm at St Chad's Church Ladybarn. All welcome. Free admission and refreshments.

Consultation on the Minehead development
There is to be another consultation on developments on the Minehead site on Minehead Avenue: Thursday 23rd March, 4pm to 6.45pm, at St. Christopher’s Church Hall, Moorgate Avenue. All invited, and do bring anyone you think may be interested.

Every Sunday 11-12: Albemarle Allotments Association Visit the hut to meet the gardeners. The main gate is at the junction of Lynmouth Avenue and Minehead Avenue. Contact: or visit the website

Tuesdays at 7.30pm: Philharmonic Choir of Manchester: Meet St Paul’s Church, Wilmslow Road, Withington M20 4AW.



Problems in Withington with the maintenance of public spaces, with refuse, with drains, graffiti, poor paving, faulty lighting, excessive noise, etc. should be reported to (preferably), or phone 0161 234 5004, or email The more problems reported, the more action is taken.

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