Friends of Rochdale 9

May 5th, 2016

Our first volunteer day will take place on Sunday 8 May at 12 o’clock and we’ll be starting our activities at Lock 89 on the Rochdale Canal in central Manchester (next to Rain Bar and Jurys Inn). We will be doing some wild seed planting as well as gardening at our ‘floating garden’ offside the towpath (thanks to the Canal… Read more

This month an exciting new initiative is launching in central Manchester on the Rochdale Canal. Friends of Rochdale 9 (FOR9) is the result of consultation with local people in partnership with the City Centre Councillors and Canal & River Trust. We caught up with Councillor Kevin Peel to find out more. Who’s idea was FOR9? Lots of people have been… Read more

A group of volunteers in Ancoats are taking control of their neighbourhood. The community minded residents have come together with British Waterways to adopt a stretch of the Rochdale Canal. One of the first canal adoption schemes on the Rochdale Canal, the group have already made a great start with two events and there is plenty of room for more… Read more