Wythenshawe town hall to be opened to the public soon  

Susan Cooley, Councillor of Brookland has assured the public that renovations and plans to reopen the townhall located in South Manchester are in operation. 

Susan said: “Many years ago the hall was opened to the public but due to the terrible fire it had to be shut down, work has been done to reconstruct most of it and it is much nicer now. The plan is to make it fully accessible to the public and schools.” 

Wythenshawe Hall was the home of the Tatton for over 600 years and is now owned by the council. The hall, and the surrounding 250 acres of park land, were given to the city by lord and lady Simon in 1926, to be enjoyed by the people of Manchester and beyond. The hall served as an art gallery and museum until its temporary closure 2010. 

Barry Thorn, 38, resident of Wythenshawe said: “My experience at the Wythenshawe Park has been so good so far. He further talked about the re- opening of the townhall. he said” an open of the house hall once a week so people can see the history of the town will be great.” 

Brenda Wills, 27, said: “I love the place and enjoy strolling at the park on my free time but will be glad if there are more recreational activities to make the place livelier for visitors.” 

Susan Cooley concluded by encouraging the community to form friend groups to support the council in making the park better .

She said: “The council does not have the money to do everything, but if we can get together as group of people to form friend groups, they can bid for funding or sort out things that the council can not do. so we can help and support them improve with their bids that can bring money in to improve and make the park better.

“There is a lot of historiy at the hall that are studied in schools, and it is about bringing those histories back to life.”