With exams and deadlines coming to an end and slowly improving weather, you might find yourself exploring more of Manchester this Summer. We really hope you make the most of your break and take some well-earned time off. Have a look at what events are on in Manchester if you’re in need of some inspiration. Plus, student content creator Georgia has shared 10 free outdoor spaces around Manchester.
Whilst you spend time around the city, please be considerate of the people you are sharing these spaces with. Did you know that 66% of residents in Fallowfield, and 79% of households in Withington aren’t students? So, if you’re heading to Platt Fields, Whitworth or Birchfields Park, for example, be mindful that you are sharing these spaces with the wider community. With this in mind, please take a look at a few house rules to help you be a good neighbour.
Noise and Anti-Social Behaviour
It can get very busy if lots of people flock to the same areas, if you’re up for an adventure, maybe consider heading out further afield to one of Manchester’s 60 parks, or, have a look at affordable places near Manchester that you can travel to.
Be considerate of those around you and think about how you would like others to interact with these shared spaces.
3 tips for reducing littering
If you are heading over to one of Manchester’s many parks for a BBQ or picnic, plan ahead and think about what you’re going to do with your rubbish. At peak times, bins might be full, so consider bringing your own bin bags or taking your rubbish away with you. When you’re packing your cans and sun cream, add some bin bags and help reduce waste left lying around in parks.
If you smoke, have a think about the way you are disposing of your cigarettes as these can be detrimental to local wildlife and fauna. Think ahead and bring a small bag to dispose cigarette butts in, it’s easy to flick and forget.
If you will be using a disposable BBQ, plan to bring something heatproof to raise it off the ground so that the grass isn’t damaged – a couple of bricks would be perfect. Have a look around your garden, yard or in the park itself if you haven’t found anything. You might not think it will make much of a difference but if lots of people use these BBQs, that’s a lot of scorched grass!