We had rain and wind, clouds and sunshine, but we didn’t let that put us off our stride. Chorlton Got Together on September 24, and we had LOADS of fun!
Hundreds of people came out to make the 2023 Get Together our best yet! We’ll be posting loads more pictures in the coming days, but we do want to say a MASSIVE thank you to:
- Local councillors and police (even if they wouldn’t play hopscotch with us)
- Transport for Greater Manchester, the city’s Highways team and the traffic management crew on the day. They all did their bit to close the road to vehicles and open it for people instead.
- The team at Betel, who lent us sofas, armchairs, sideboards and more. They also helped us hand-deliver hundreds of leaflets!
- Thanks too, to the patient, skilled and diplomatic volunteers who kept everything in order, stepping up to help wherever needed. And to the wonderful Wombles of Chorlton Meadows, who came in to keep things tidy.
- The community groups and local businesses who offered activities, information and fun for all ages including:
- Chorlton Youth Voice, Unity Arts, Whitworth Artivists;
- Welsafe, Chorlton Good Neighbours, St Clements Church and Redeemer Church;
- Friends of the Earth, Whalley Range Climate Action / XR, along with the Friends’ groups from Beech Road Park, Chorlton Park and Ryebank Fields;
- Chorlton Plant Swap, Unicorn Grocery, Chorlton Vision, Camerados (who built a very cosy and comfy living room in the street), Chorlton Bike Deliveries, Chorlton Arts Festival, Reach Out to the Community, Chorlton Bookshop and Anchor Housing.
- The FANTASTIC street dancers from Chorlton High and the Edge Theatre; along with a day packed with wonderful music, thanks to a variety of talented performers, musicians and choirs.
- And we can’t forget Andrew Simpson, who probably broke a world record for packing the most facts in the shortest history walk.
- And finally – the biggest thank you to the hundreds of residents and visitors who braved the weather and had (we hope) as much fun as we did.
Chorlton Community Cooperative would like to thank each and every one of you. In an event this big, we’re bound to have missed some names: if we have, we’re sorry! You know who you are and we’re grateful to you all.
Did you come along? If you have any ideas, suggestions or comments (whether positive or negative), we’d love to have them. It’s how we learn to make our next Get Together better. Get in touch through our Contact page, or email us –