Do you want to have a say on new services being introduced to Manchester city centre?

This is an opportunity for you to represent your community by participating in CityVerve’s first Community Forum Workshop. The Community Forum Workshop will open the conversation about how new services could benefit, access or potentially ignore the needs of local residents and communities.

On the 7th September we invite community representatives, members of the voluntary sector, sports and leisure groups and representatives of religious groups to join us at Contact Theatre. You are invited to collaborate with CityVerve as active stakeholders to define some of the goals and indicators of success for the project. The Community Forum Workshop is the first event in a series of public workshops, and gives you and your community an opportunity to inform how transport, health and social care, and broader public services are developed in the coming years.

This is your chance to help define some of the goals and indicators of success for CityVerve and to ensure that your community has a voice in shaping the future of Manchester.

Please sign up for the workshop here.

Who’s this event for?

  • People who run or organise community groups and events
  • Representatives of civil society, voluntary and religious groups
  • Anyone interested in the role of technology in the delivery and use of public services

What to expect?

  • An interactive workshop
  • Conversations with CityVerve partners and stakeholders
  • The opportunity to shape how success is measured throughout CityVerve’s lifetime

Please sign up for the workshop here.

We hope to reach out to a broad range of communities in Manchester but know we can’t do it on our own, so please feel free to pass on this invite to people who would be interested in the event.

The goal of this workshop is that attendees reflect the diversity of local communities in Manchester and we therefore reserve places at the event to enable this. We acknowledge this workshop may not be able to involve every community in Manchester, however, over the upcoming months there will be plenty of opportunities for all communities to contribute to the CityVerve project. If you have any concerns, queries or if you would like to be involved in future events email:

Please arrive promptly.This workshop will be time intensive and fast paced. Spaces are limited so please let us know if you’re unable to attend. In order to achieve a reflective workshop we reserve the right to select attendees based on the above criteria.