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Deirdre Lewis

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Weʼre raising £3,800 to Save Ryebank Fields

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We are a group of local people who are campaigning to save the re-wilded green space that is known as Ryebank Fields from development. We are in a Climate Crisis and we should NOT be building on any Green Space.

Ryebank Fields is a 12 acre patch of open green space o the border of Chorlton and Stretford in South Manchester. It was gifted by Manchester City Council to Manchester Polytechnic (now (Manchester Metropolitan University) for use as playing fields. The University abandoned the fields in 1996, since when the land has rewilded itself into a mosaic of natural habitats. It is a wonderful green area, accessible to all and is a well used and loved community asset. The fields are home to over 1400 trees, countless birds, bats, mammals and insects, as well as providing food and shelter for pollinators. The fields also act as a carbon sink and natural floodplain and combat air pollution in this densely populated urban area, which is bordered by a local school, with another primary school only 200 metres away.

MMU has now appointed developers, Step Places and Southway Housing, who are currently finalising designs and will be applying for planning permission at some point over the next year. We intend to stop them getting this planning permission and in order to do so we need now to raise further funds to pay for reports, expert and legal advice.

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  • Deirdre Lewis6 months ago
    Deirdre Lewis

    Deirdre Lewis

    6 months ago

    Thanks for all your donations - we have raised £1,280 so far. Our previous page was closed down as it reached the 120 days deadline for Just Giving which weren't aware of - so this is our NEW page to continue our much needed fundraising.

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6 months ago

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Page last updated on: 12/22/2023 15.07

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19

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 22, 2023

    A big thank you to Jay

  • Anna Violet

    Anna Violet

    Nov 17, 2023

    £20.00

  • Deirdre Lewis

    Deirdre Lewis

    Nov 16, 2023

    Money for 5 RBF calendars as requested

    £50.00

  • Joby Carpenter

    Joby Carpenter

    Oct 18, 2023

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Oct 6, 2023

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Oct 5, 2023

    With hope 🫰

    £50.00

  • Nigel Woodcock

    Nigel Woodcock

    Oct 5, 2023

    It’s not much, but if everyone gave a tenner…

    £10.00

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