FOAM participated in the Big Tidy Up 2015.
MCC Be Proud Awards 2014
The Friends of Angel Meadow (FOAM) were nominated for the Blossoming Communities Award. Award Ceremony
Angel Meadow Residents' Forum held and attended by Local Councillor Ollie Manco, GMP Officers, MCC Neighbourhood manager and ADS Drug Councillors.
The proposal is that a regular Community Forum should be held for local residents and businesses to engage with each other.
Minutes of the meeting can be viewed here.
MEN Environment Awards 2014
The Friends of Angel Meadow (FOAM) were nominated for the inaugural AJ Bell Community Project Award. Well done everyone involved!
The inaugural 2014 HOME: Library Theatre & Cornerhouse season included a site-specific production entitled Angel Meadow.
The "secret location" was revealed to be the old Edinburgh Castle Pub in Ancoats and the performances gained wide appreciation and highly acclaimed reviews.
The People's History Museum: 150 Years of the Co-operative.
The Friends of Angel Meadow were included as part of a public vote to receive a Community Funding Grant of £500.
Thanks to those who attended our Spring Gardening Day including National Trust Gardener-in-Residence for Manchester City Centre, Sean Harkin.Thanks also to LanesLandscapes for helping source the plants.
Manchester Histories Festival 2014: Angel Meadow: Slums &Squalor Illustrated Talk at Manchester Art Gallery by Elizabeth Sibbering.
The Demons (and Other Histories) of Angel Meadow Walk with Morag Rose (Loiterer's Resistant Movement) and Dr Steve Millington (MMU).
The Loiterers Resitance Movement present: In Memoriam: Pauper's Graves walk through Angel Meadow.
Angel Meadow Community Day- many thanks to all those who attended and supported us.
Notable mentions must go to the Co-operative for the food & drink (especially Alison), John from Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society, Elizabeth "Sibby" Sibbering from Manchester Guides, our Friends of Clayton Vale, Pop-up Cycles, Sharon from Dogz & Togz (133 Collyhurst Rd), Maxine, Ian and Jenni from MCC, John & Karl (Music), HangingDitch Wine Merchants, St. Michael (for the weather on his own Saint's day!), Brodie and David (for sibling tolerance ALL day and sterling work on the tombola!) and finally our little "angel in the meadow" Sky for all the lovely bunting.
Together with our UsualSuspects, you all helped make it such a special event.
Regular tours & talks about Angel Meadow organised by Manchester Tour Guides held throughout the year.
Many thanks to those who joined in the FOAM Gardening Days (held in April, June and November) as well as the Summer Evening sessions. We await the Spring when the Daffodils and Bluebells start to come through.
New Angel St/Ringroad alongside the Angel Meadow park now open. Landscaping work to follow.
St. Michael's Flags and Angel Meadow retains its Green Flag Status.
The BBC The Great British Story: A People's History programme, presented by the historian Michael Wood, used scenes of the area as well as interviews with FOAM members. The programme was broadcast on Friday 30th July 2012.
Coinciding with this event, Oxford Archaeology excavated several carparks surrounding Angel Meadow, revealing the cellars of many lost buildings in the area. Youtube clips can be viewed here.
Urban Gardening Event held around Exchange Square and the Cathedral.
FOAM members volunteered for this event and were rewarded with several trays of flowers that were subsequently planted in Angel Meadow.
Thanks to Farrow & Ball Decorating Co. for the new bird boxes in the park, installed as part of National Nestbox Week- from their aptly named "Pigeon" and "Dovetail" Exterior Eggshell range apparently!
The Planning Application for re-routing the ringroad along Angel St was passed by MCC on 15th September 2011. Construction began in March 2012. It can be viewed here.
The restructuring of MCC Parks and Neighbourhoods department has now been completed. FOAM has continued working with MCC and BAM Construction within the park. Many thanks to them, and in particularly Emma for this.
As part of the Co-op/NOMA development there should also be funding to realise the next phase of the park regeneration as well as create a new landscaped edge to the ring road.
We will aim to ensure that FOAM is fully engaged in how that design is realised.