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Protecting and improving Withington, Ladybarn and Old Moat
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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.

NEWS
Visit the new history display in Withington Library: Margaret Ashton - an activist and local politician of wide repute | Visit Withington Baths to see the newly refurbished community space - Studio 2: Crowdfunded through "Love Withington Baths" | "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

EVENTS
Withington Makers' Market
Sunday 23rd April, 11am-4pm. Egerton Crescent, off Wilmslow Road (near Withington Post Office). Do come along - crafts, foodstalls, music and much more. A great community event with a lively atmosphere.

Old Moat Park Volunteers
Sundays 7th May, 4th June, 2nd July. Picnic 1pm, litter-pick 2pm. All welcome. Come along for fun and improving your local park. 

Withington Campaign Day
Saturday 13th May, 11am-2pm. Rutherford Place (outside Withington Library). Stalls, planting, clean Withington campaign, children's activities and an opportunity to give your view on your local area. Take pride in Withington! Do come along and support your local Village centre. 

Old Moat pilot for licensing of rental homes: Consultation
Wednesday 24th May, 2pm-8pm. Withington Library foyer. Consultation on a new pilot scheme for Old Moat, licensing landlords of rented properties. All welcome to this drop-in event. We need residents' input.

Ladybarn Park Fun Day
Sunday, 17th June, 1pm-4pm. Fun for all the family. Rides, stalls, competitions and family fun. All welcome.

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: emailalbemarle13@yahoo.co.uk or visit the website www.albemarleallotments.org.uk

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

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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 www.manchester.gov.uk/environment (preferably), or phone 0161 234 5004, or email contact@manchester.gov.uk. The more problems reported, the more action is taken.

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