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A VERY Happy New Year!(December 2010)
It'll be a ‘grand’ start to 2011 for Shelly Merrington after winning the £1,000 top prize in our December Northwards Xtra draw.

Drug dealer evicted from home(December 2010)
A Northwards tenant who was sent to prison after Class A drugs were found in her home has been evicted.

Recycling this Christmas(December 2010)
Here's some handy recycling advice and information for the Christmas period.

Rafiq's Got Talent!(December 2010)
A superstar Northwards tenant has been honoured for his musical efforts in a special celebration at Manchester Town Hall.

Bad Weather Calls for Good Neighbours(December 2010)
In winter, it's more important than ever for neighbours to keep an eye out for one another - especially older or more vulnerable residents.

Merry Christmas!(December 2010)
Northwards would like to wish you a Merry Christmas with our Christmas Card. Also find Christmas opening times here.

Tree-mendous Result for Blackley Garden Project(December 2010)
A garden project in Blackley is branching out from its base in a Northwards Housing high rise block to transform the local area with trees, thanks to a charity donation!

Crumpsall Residents Adopt an Actor this Christmas!(December 2010)
“On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… an actor from the Li-bra-ry?!”

Northwards would LOVE to meet...(December 2010)
... a new Independent Board Member interested in the future of north Manchester. Are you up to the challenge?

Dog owner runs foul of the law(December 2010)
A Newton Heath dog owner has been ordered to pay £300 for allowing her dog to wander free.

Winter warmers - Prevent bursts and leaks(November 2010)
Winter weather can burst your pipes and ruin your home. Here are some ice-breaking hot tips for the cold weather as winter draws closer.

Threatened by domestic abuse? We can help(November 2010)
In the run up to Christmas, there are often more incidents of domestic abuse. We can help victims of domestic abuse stay safer and more secure in their own home.

Whitebeck Court – taking Extra Care Living to New Heights!(November 2010)
Are you an older resident who wants to enjoy life independently, with access to care and support if you need it? Whitebeck Court could be just what you're after!

Turning Over a New Leaf(November 2010)
A communal garden in Charlestown has blossomed into life with help from a cash grant and the Community Payback team!

Community Fund Helps Dance Group to Get Grooving!(November 2010)
Money from the Eric Hobin Community Sponsorship Fund has helped a new urban dance class to start busting their moves! What might it help you to do?

Gas Safety(November 2010)
We would like to assure our tenants that any improvements or repairs to your home are carried out in the safest possible manner.

Holy Mustard Tree, Robin!(November 2010)
Robin Lawler, our Chief Executive, does coast to coast bike ride for local charity The Mustard Tree!

Beware Council Tax Phone Scam(November 2010)
Residents are being warned about a scam in which would-be fraudsters phone members of the public posing as Manchester City Council officers.

Xtra Treats!(October 2010)
It’s changing rooms time for Barham Hasan of Cheetham Hill who won £1,000 in October’s Northwards Xtra draw!

NorthAwards!(October 2010)
We’ve been celebrating many of north Manchester’s most magnificent residents with our awesome annual NorthAwards bash! Click on the link above for the full list of winners!

A Northwards estate walkabout

Meeting the Standards(October 2010)
Tenants across Manchester can now expect their social housing provider to offer certain high quality services as a minimum, thanks to the launch of a brand new set of standards.

Northwards Warden George Lighbowne at our Tea Mobile

Your Local Offer(October 2010)
We want to make our services better for you! Take just a few minutes to share your thoughts and you could make a massive difference.

annual registration

Retired Residents Are Raving About Our Schemes!(October 2010)
Congratulations to three lucky residents who each won £50 high street vouchers after completing our Retirement Satisfaction Survey!

annual registration

Don't lose your voice - register to vote(October 2010)
Manchester residents are being reminded to make sure they are on the electoral register so they don't lose their right to vote.

Feedback for fun!

Don't be a mug, come to the MUGA!(October 2010)
On Monday 4 October, Northwards launched the new Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) on Riverdale Estate to give local children a great place to play outdoors.

Drug dealer

Drug dealer evicted from home(October 2010)
A Northwards tenant who was sent to jail after more than £300,000 worth of drugs were found in her home has been evicted.

Pic of the crowd at last year's AGM

Tenant Time! (October 2010)
There’s a fun packed day in store for Northwards Housing tenants on 14 October.

helping heroes

Digging deep at Deepdale! (October 2010)
Tenants of north Manchester dug deep into their pockets, raising over £1000 for help for heroes.

Community Garden

Wates Tree-t Tenants to a Gorgeous Garden! (October 2010)
Charlestown residents received a tree-riffic gift when construction company Wates Living Space created a beautiful community garden to thank them for their patience.


Grub & Gossip (September 2010)
We’ve a whole host of tantalising treats to get taste buds tingling and tongues wagging at our fantastic free ‘Grub & Gossip’ events.


Man Evicted After Head-butting Neighbour (September 2010)
A Northwards tenant who held loud parties and head-butted a neighbour who complained has been evicted from his home.

Safe At Home

Safe At Home (September 2010)
Keep your little ones safe with our FREE safety equipment scheme!

Annual Report

Look How We've Grown! (September 2010)
For a round up of everything we’ve been up to over the past financial year, why not pick up a copy of our Annual Report?

Noisy Neighbour

Noisy Neighbour Evicted in Harpurhey (September 2010)
A Northwards tenant has been evicted after neighbours complained of loud parties and verbal abuse from his visitors.


For the hottest party in the North West, it’s got to be Northfest! (September 2010)
Roll up, roll up for Northfest – our free annual celebration for residents across north Manchester.

Moston Magic!

Moston Magic! (September 2010)
Northwards are bringing the celebrations to Moston with Moston Day's Magic Parade and Party!

Pride 2010

No raining on Northwards' Parade! (September 2010)
The rain couldn’t stop a fun and frolic filled weekend as Northwards joined thousands to enjoy this years Pride parade.

Northwards' cheque presentation to Help for Heroes

Northwards Tenants and Staff ‘Net’ Hundreds for Help for Heroes! (August 2010)
Hundreds of pounds have been raised for wounded British troops thanks to Northwards’ sporty staff and terrific tenants at Edward Grant Court in Harpurhey.

Blue Orchid

Looking For Work? Get Into Housing! (August 2010)
Northwards residents who are looking for employment can benefit from a brand new scheme set up especially to help social housing tenants.

Anti-Social Tenant Evicted in Newton Heath

Anti-Social Tenant Evicted in Newton Heath (August 2010)
Alcohol-fuelled anti-social behaviour has led to the eviction of a Northwards tenant in Newton Heath.

Central House turns 100

Centennial Celebrations at Central House (August 2010)
A hundred years of history at a Blackley household was celebrated this summer when residents threw a garden party for Central House.

Michael McKechnie

Two year ASBO for race abuse teen (August 2010)
A teenager who subjected a neighbour to nearly 12 months of racist abuse has been handed a two-year Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO).

New allocations policy

New allocations policy (August 2010)
Do you have a rehousing application with Northwards? If so – the following information will apply to you.

Junior Wardens

Speech packs a punch! (August 2010)
One of Britain’s most successful sportsmen has been inspiring our Junior Wardens!

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A Ray of Sunshine! (July 2010)
There was an unexpected ray of sunshine in store this summer for Anthony Firth as he swanned off to sunnier shores with £1,000 in his pocket when he grabbed a grand in our Northwards Xtra draw.

Free Wheeling

Free Wheeling! (July 2010)
North Manchester has its own world cup winner in 14 year old Matthew Stansfield who won a brand new mountain bike at Northwards Housing’s World Cup Celebration.

Prize readers!

Prize readers! (July 2010)
Charlestown Primary School students have been enjoying the benefits of the Northwards Literacy Mentoring Scheme.

Northwards wins world’s leading green energy award!

Northwards wins world’s leading green energy award! (July 2010)
Northwards Housing is proud to announce that we have won the 10th annual Ashden Awards, the world's leading green energy awards!

ASB Logo

Don't suffer in silence (July 2010)
Don’t let anti-social behaviour (ASB) or hate crime ruin life in your community – let us help you!

Bloomin' Brilliant!

New Eco-Team Bursts into Bloom! (June 2010)
A brand new team of green-fingered guardians has been put together in Cheetham to bring the district’s beauty into blossom.

Raising our standards

Raising our standards (June 2010)
Northwards is delighted to announce that we have once again been awarded the CSE accreditation.

Northwards at Pride

Show Your Pride! (June 2010)
Do you want to join the most buzzing party in town this summer?

clowning around!

Fun in the Sun! (June 2010)
Make the most of the sunshine this weekend with fantastic summer extravaganzas in two north Manchester parks.

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Blowing the Whistle on Domestic Abuse (June 2010)
Greater Manchester is launching a domestic abuse campaign in the run up to and during the World Cup.

The Big Lunch

Tuck in to a Big Lunch with our Little Book! (June 2010)
Take part in 'The Big Lunch' this summer with our FREE recipe book, full of crowd-pleasing cheap eats!!

Junior Wardens on the Radio!

Junior Wardens on the Radio! (June 2010)
Christopher Brookes, this year's Junior Warden 'Champion of Champions' winner, lit up the airwaves recently when he was interviewed on North Manchester FM!

Gas Safety

Gas Safety (May 2010)
Everyone wants a home that's warm and safe. But how can you be sure about yours?

Surf's Up

Surf's Up! (May 2010)
Our older residents have been ‘making waves’ surfing the internet and getting to grips with all kinds of new technology as part of ‘Silver Surfers’ day.

High Times

High Times! (May 2010)
Congratulations to three lucky residents who each won £50 high street vouchers after completing our High Rise Living Satisfaction Survey!

Smarter Energy Project

Get 'Smarter' and Save Money! (May 2010)
Do you want to save money on your heating bills? Do you have a broadband connection? Then the Smarter Energy Project may be right up your street!

Tea Mobile

Tea Time (May 2010)
We're taking our tea-riffic ‘Tea Mobile’ out for a spin round our estates to help us brew up ideas for improving your area.

Dogs Trust Event

FREE micro chipping and more for your dog! (April 2010)
Head to our Whitemoss Road office for the Dogs Trust’s ‘Reponsible Dog Ownership’ event and you and your pooch could enjoy a whole host of free services!

Smashing Easter

A SMASHING Easter (April 2010)
There was a spring in Patricia Bostock’s step in April when she grabbed a grand at Northwards Xtra!

Junior Wardens

Junior Wardens Clean Up! (April 2010)
Crumpsall Lane Primary school Junior Wardens ventured out of the classroom in April to lend a hand at Sherdley Court.

Be Proud, Love Manchester

Be Proud, Love Manchester (April 2010)
Mancunians are being called upon to make this spring’s Neighbours’ Day celebration even more successful than it was last year.

Turning pages book club

A turn up for the books (March 2010)
A north Manchester book club enjoyed a real ‘turn up for the books’ recently after being nominated for a prestigious national award.

Northwards natter: Spring edition

Latest newsletter (March 2010)
Check out the Spring edition of the Northwards Natter which is packed with all our latest news. You can find out how to apply to become a board member, important information on reporting hate crime to us, and the results of our latest customer satisfaction survey.


Don’t get bitten by a loan shark (March 2010)
As the recession bites hard, loan sharks are sinking their teeth into people every day – don’t let their next victim be you!

L-R: Larry Patrick, Paul Beardmore, Sue Ratchford and Mike Stevens

Work starts on new council homes (March 2010)
Work has begun on 32 new council homes in Blackley and Charlestown, the first in Manchester in over two decades!


Take the power back! (March 2010)
Is antisocial behaviour an issue in your area? Are you troubled by graffiti or noisy neighbours? There is a FREE event taking place on Friday 19 March 2010.

Alice McCabe and Mike Summerbee

Over the blue moon! (February 2010)
A veteran Man City fan was anything but blue when the club's legendary winger Mike Summerbee dropped by to wish her a happy 100th birthday!

Junior wardens

Junior Wardens City Pride Awards 2010 (January 2010)
Hundreds of youngsters from north Manchester are taking their place in the spotlight (or should that be floodlights?) at the City of Manchester Stadium to celebrate their fantastic work in the community.

Two teenage girls

Free parenting classes (January 2010)
We all know looking after teenagers can sometimes be a challenge - that's why Depaul UK are hosting a free parenting course for parents and carers of 13-19 year olds in Harpurhey.


Hot tips for cold snaps (January 2010)
Winter weather can burst your pipes. Follow our hot tips to keep the warmth in and the plumber out!

Community Choir

Singing Sensations! (January 2010)
A community choir has formed in north Manchester after a special visit from pop star pensioners.

Clean-up alleyways

You said it – we did it! (January 2010)
Litter strewn alleyways in Blackley have been tidied up by the Community Payback Team after residents told us about their concerns.

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