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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.

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


Sunday 23rd July, 11am-4pm. Makers Market in Egerton Crescent (near the Post Office). Following two very successful markets earlier in the year, the Makers Market is back by popular demand. Come along for arts and crafts, local stalls, hot and cold food, live music and much more.

Wednesday 2 August, 4-7pm. Drop-in session to learn about the Christie's plans for parking in Withington. St Paul’s Church Hall M20 3BW. You may park near the Fire Station, Wilmslow Road/Arnfield Road. All welcome. This is arranged by local residents to give a balanced view of parking options, and the difficulties caused in Withington by expansion at the Christie.

First Sunday of each month: Old Moat Park Volunteers. Picnic 1pm, litter-pick 2pm. All welcome. Come along for fun and improve your local park.

Every Sunday 11-12Albemarle 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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