Our Group

We call our group the LRG, the Local Reference Group.

It’s a bit of a mouthful but it does what it says on the tin. We are a small group of community groups, sports organisations and health groups working in Harpurhey and Moston. We collaborate together and, with Forever Manchester, recommend how the Fourteen funding is spent.

Creative Community

Barbara Shaw

The weekly crafts activity sessions at The Miners are co-ordinated by the super-experienced Barbara.


Everyday People

Anthony Bradley

Anthony and his colleagues deliver compassionate reminiscence work with older people aimed at reducing social isolation.


The Factory Youth Zone

Pamela Mason

Head of Youth Work, Pamela coordinates all the activities for young people at this state-of-the-art youth centre in the middle of Harpurhey.


Harpurhey Wellbeing Centre

Joan Tipping

Chair of North Manchester Health Forum, Joan helps local people access health and wellbeing support.

0161 205 0118


MaD Theatre Company

Rob Lees

The local youth theatre company that instils life skills in its young people while putting on fantastic plays.


Manchester Communication Academy

Jane Ellis

After a full-time role in the community department of the local high school, Jane still finds time to volunteer in the community.


Moston and Collyhurst Lads Club ABC

Tommy Mcdonagh

Boxer-turned-trainer Tommy now runs the local boxing gym that celebrates its 100th birthday in 2017.


Moston Lane Traders Association

Stephen Chandler

Livelong local resident, Stephen runs a hairdressing salon on Moston Lane and is passionate about Harpurhey and Moston.

The Miners Community Arts and Music Centre

Louis Beckett

For local people, this miners’-washhouse-turned-community-hub is a creative oasis for Moston and Harpurhey.