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Airport Cash Poured into Manchester Parks

Manchester City Council will invest £1.5 million into more than 40 Manchester parks this year, thanks to funds generated from the council’s stake in Manchester Airport. Public green spaces such as Nuthurst Park, Milky Button Wood, and Philips Park are set to benefit from the funds, and work is already underway at Fletcher Moss Gardens in Didsbury. This will include new benches, path repairs, and new trees and shrubs, as well as improvements to sports facilities at the park. It is expected that £600,000 will be invested in the playground spaces of the parks.

Councillor Rosa Battle, executive member for culture and leisure, was quoted as saying: “Manchester’s parks are already among our city’s greatest assets, and are used by thousands of residents every weekend who visit them to take advantage of children’s play areas, sports facilities and other attractions. Still, we’re trying to raise the standard across the city to make sure everyone has a high quality green space within walking distance of their home. These improvements will make real, noticeable differences to dozens of green spaces; improving the appearance of our neighbourhoods and encouraging more people to take part in healthy outdoor activities.”

Manchester has some of the most-visited public parks of any UK city outside London, and all of them are just a short drive from our Easirent site at the airport. For more information, visit the parks and open spaces section of the council website.