Save Nutsford Vale Country Park

Save Nutsford Vale Country Park

Join the fight to preserve Gorton and Levenhulme's green spaces
What is Nutsford Vale?
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Who are The Friends of Nutsford Vale (fonvale)?
Save Nutsford Vale

Welcome to our Community Website!

Welcome!

This is the website for the Friends of Nutsford Vale group, reporting news and goings on from the community-created Country Park and wildlife sanctuary known as Nutsford Vale.

The group is made up of friends and neighbours of Gorton and Levenshulme, Greater Manchester, volunteering a little time to preserve and improve this important local amenity for today and years to come.

To find out more about the history of the site and the area, please use the navigation menu at the top to look through our categories.

Don’t forget to take a look at our future events – we are an all inclusive group, with everyone welcome to participate in our free events.

 

Click here for directions!

What's going on at Nutsford Vale?

Recent posts by our community members with updates about the flora, fauna, news and events going on at Nutsford Vale
STOP THE DEVELOPMENT ON NUTSFORD VALE: SIGN THE PETITION
STOP THE DEVELOPMENT ON NUTSFORD VALE: SIGN THE PETITION
Sign the Petition to Save this wonderful community asset. Please click on...
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Children & Young People Scrutiny Committee Meeting on 5th Sept 2017
On Tuesday of this week, the Friends of Nutsford Vale were able...
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Coppicing
Coppicing
Willow trees are a very fast growing tree and so need to...
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Public Consultation 19th July 2017: Is MCC in control?
Public Consultation 19th July 2017: Is MCC in control?
So far, The Friends of Nutsford Vale have felt that the professional...
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Join the Fight to Save the Vale

As Manchester City Council comes under increasing pressure to build more houses, our communities are filling up with new families and residents seeking to share in Manchester’s increasing success on the global stage. This also means we need amenities such as health, education and leisure facilities to support the increasing numbers of people. Unfortunately, the priority to create these new facilities ‘on the cheap’ in an era of unprecedented budget cuts is meaning that using green spaces, wildlife areas and play areas are being seen as ‘the only way’ to create new houses and facilities. Unfortunately, cities no longer class green spaces as assets as their effects on air quality, health and neighbourhoods are not easily financially quantifiable.

Nutsford Vale has been earmarked for development into a large secondary school for up to 1800 pupils. This will waste the last 6 years of work by our group and supporting charities who have invested heavily to create this wildlife haven and community asset – and nearly £3/4 million of taxpayer funds spent to re-purpose the dangerous brownfield eyesore into a beautiful country park.

The Friends group meet regularly to update and discuss the campaign against the planning application and will be having events shortly to protest. If you can support us in any way please get in touch!

Cant help in person? Please engage with us on social media to keep informed of the latest changes. Our petition to prevent the proposed development is still active, with hundreds of names on the list. We thank everyone for your continued support to preserve this important space.

 

Recent Campaign Updates

Here's the latest in the campaign to save Nutsford Vale from development
STOP THE DEVELOPMENT ON NUTSFORD VALE: SIGN THE PETITION
STOP THE DEVELOPMENT ON NUTSFORD VALE: SIGN THE PETITION
Sign the Petition to Save this wonderful community asset. Please click on...
Read More
Children & Young People Scrutiny Committee Meeting on 5th Sept 2017
On Tuesday of this week, the Friends of Nutsford Vale were able...
Read More
Public Consultation 19th July 2017: Is MCC in control?
Public Consultation 19th July 2017: Is MCC in control?
So far, The Friends of Nutsford Vale have felt that the professional...
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Contaminated Land Toxicology Report
Contaminated Land Toxicology Report
Please see attached an album of pictures from the preliminary toxicology reports...
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Lainge O’Rourke Responds to Issues
Lainge O’Rourke Responds to Issues
Full report is in the 'Resources' Section under Documents, and Campaign Docs....
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Petition Closes – Breaking 1000 names!
Petition Closes – Breaking 1000 names!
The Friends of Nutsford Vale is very pleased to announce that our...
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Survey borehole finally filled in!
Survey borehole finally filled in!
After 6 weeks, the borehole by the community orchard has finally been...
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Toxic waste left on surface after borehole drilling
Toxic waste left on surface after borehole drilling
Clearly someone didn't get the memo from the Environment Agency expressing that...
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