Thursday, 14 July 2016

Reporting Speeding and Anti-Social Behaviour

We have been encouraged to report speeding to the Police, on 101, especially along Bowes Street, as a larger record of incidents can give a better picture of the issue and could result in a changes in the area to make it safer for everyone.

Anti-social behaviour should also be reported to the Police, on 101 in most cases, but call 999 if there is violence or a danger to life, or if a crime is in progress. 

Keep a note of the incident number they give you.

The police recommend that if you are a witness to an incident, do not get involved, record the incident if you can, but to return to your home and report it to the Police, and not to engage in the situation.

For more information, please see this previous post

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Alley Clean Up Event this Sunday 17th July - Hartington/Beresford

Bowes Street Bus Station - Housing Development

At our recent Residents' Association meeting, the future plans for development of the Bowes Street Bus Station site were discussed.

This development will make a big change to the neighbourhood and will affect daily lives, so we feel that it should be a key focus for the residents' association's plans for the coming year.

We feel that, as a residents' association we can be in a stronger position together, to gain information on whatever plans are being made, and to be able to raise any concerns or objections.

Please click on this post to read a recent update from the Moss Side Councillors Team, and for links to view previous plans

Regeneration of Stagecoach/Bus Depot Site
The Moss Side Councillor Team have sent information to the Bowes Street Residents Group in response to concerns regarding the development of the Stagecoach bus depot site.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Communal Bin Use and Recycling!

At our June Meeting/AGM, the issue of communal bin use and mess in the alleyways was again raised.
Incidentally, a letter from the council about the same issue was posted at a similar time.

The Neighbourhood Service recommend reporting any instances of fly tipping or dumping waste at - click on "Environmental problems", here you can also arrange collection of bulky items.

Replacement recycling bins can be ordered at, where you can also order kitchen caddies, replacement caddy liners and green bins for food/garden waste. Using a green bin for food waste will reduce landfill and will reduce vermin attracted to the bins.

Please click on this post to view the letter in a larger format and to view the information about what we can and can not recycle in our area - for example, plastic bottles can be recycled in the brown bin, but polystyrene and other plastics cannot be recycled.

It is important that all waste is sorted correctly.

We also noted at the meeting that we encourage everyone to crush their recycling down, so that more can fit in the wheelie bins - if e.g., cardboard boxes are flat, we can all fit more in the blue bin!

Making sure that we all use the bins properly will make our alleyways a much better place for everyone.

Bike Repairs and Women's Bike Riding in Alexandra Park

We picked up some flyers at our recent Resident's Association meeting, at the community room at Alexandra Park, and thought we should share them with you!

Women Only Bike Riding and Bike Fixing supported by Whalley Range On Wheels, Mondays 12-2 PM

Click on this post to view larger images of the flyers

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Meeting / AGM 14th June 6.30pm

We have managed to arrange the next meeting! It’s in the community room at Alex Park - near the entrance/next to the tennis courts. It will be nice to see everyone. It’s been a while and it’s time to elect the committee for the new year.

If there are specifics that people want to talk about, just email one of the committee or or get in touch on the mailing list

Friday, 9 October 2015

Reporting incidents to the Council and Police Service

As a resident's association we aim to work together to build a better, safer neighbourhood and an inclusive community. However, we know that incidents do occur.

Just a reminder that if you want to report environmental issues such as flytipping, pests and antisocial behaviour to the council, there are useful links for you to report these here -
The neighbourhood services teams can be contacted on 0161 234 5004

If your complaint has grounds to be reported to the Greater Manchester Police Service, they can be contacted on 101 for non-emergency situations.

The police recommendations for when to call 101, and more information on the service are here -

As ever, call 999 in the case of emergency situations (such as when a crime is in progress, or there is violence or a danger to life).

Let's look out for each other, and help make our neighbourhood better.