Rusholme & Fallowfield Civic Society

RFCS exist to stimulate public interest in and care for the beauty, history and character of Rusholme and Fallowfield and their surroundings. They’ve been around since 1968 and they’re after new members. Membership costs just £3 a year and the Society says that if you’re a member you will:

- be in contact with other neighbours and fellow residents who want Rusholme and Fallowfield to be neighbourhoods of choice
- be able to discuss local issues with like-minded people and agree plans of action that will solve local problems
- access and receive up-to-date information about civic issues in general, and those particularly relevant to Rusholme and
Fallowfield residents
- be invited to meetings, exhibitions and lectures about Rusholme and Fallowfield topics
- be invited to participate in a programme of social events including trips to places of interest, both local and further afield in the North West.

Interested? Contact the Society’s Vice Chair, Sue Devlin, on sue@suedevlin.co.uk.

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2 comments

  1. Martin Joe

    Do you have any idea what you are doing to the area? Do you think families will move into the scores of empty houses you and your bully boy councillors will create? Congratulations on your tail wagging the dog masterpiece. Trouble is, the Leeds ‘residents’ are now paying a heavy price for their anti student tactics…empty houses that won’t sell. Well I am a landlord in Fallowfield and I will tell you this without any hesitation. I will house asylum seekers, homeless ex prisoners, migrants etc. your worst nightmare. I have paid a lot of money for my houses and I will not let you or your fellow housing association residents bankrupt me. You will be wishing for students to come back by the time you have reaped the benefits of your policies. But it will be too late.

    • Grace Fletcher-Hackwood

      Thanks for your comment.

      Assuming this is in response to the cumulative impact licensing policy, I’d call it quite an overreaction.

      I agree with you that students are vital to the economy of Fallowfield and of Manchester more generally – the challenge is to ensure a balance between a vibrant night-time economy and the safety and comfort of all residents, both student and year-round, and the cumulative impact policy is one of the efforts the council is making to better maintain that balance.

      I question your assumption that asylum seekers, homeless people or migrant workers represent my ‘worst nightmare’. I’m sure that if we see reduced demand for Fallowfield houses as students seek accommodation elsewhere, responsible local landlords will provide much-needed good quality private sector housing to alternative tenants. However, since not every local landlord is responsible – as your comment indicates – the council and local housing providers will make every effort to ensure houses are not left standing empty.

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