Friends of Nutsford Vale

Nutsford Vale

The Friends of Nutsford Vale are a community group who campaign to protect their local green space.

Nutsford Vale is a naturally growing council park that sits on the borders of Longsight, Levenshulme and Gorton in Manchester. Before it was capped over and re-planted as a park, Nutsford Vale was used as a landfill site and clay pit.

In February 2017 Manchester City Council announced it was seeking to build a secondary school on the site. The Friends of Nutsford Vale was set up to campaign against building on this land because of the need for public green space in the area and concerns about disturbing the domestic, commercial and industrial waste buried on the site.

Over the past 20 years, local residents have volunteered to work on the Vale, organising community events and regular litter-picks, which has been recognised by award nominations and public acknowledgment. The Friends continue this activity with regular events such as a yearly Easter Egg Hunt.