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Manchester Moment Celebrates City

Market Street stops for city love-in

Published on August 21st 2011.

Manchester Moment Celebrates City

HUNDREDS of shoppers gathered on Market Street at 2pm on Sunday 21 August for the Manchester Moment to send out the message that the city was open for business.

"There was a real carnival atmosphere and a sea of smiling faces and 'I Love MCR' posters. This is the real image of Manchester.

The Manchester Moment was just one part of the I Love MCR campaign which is currently running in the city.

Councillor Pat Karney, Manchester City Council's city centre spokesman said: "The people of Manchester sent out a clear message that the streets belong to them, not to a yobbish minority. The 'Manchester moment' was a proud one.

"This was an overwhelming show of support for our city and its traders and I'd like to thank the hundreds of people who turned up to proclaim their love for Manchester.

"There was a real carnival atmosphere and a sea of smiling faces and 'I Love MCR' posters. This is the real image of Manchester.

"The city was buzzing today and people have definitely made the most of the free Metrolink travel and street entertainment provided through the Platform 4 event to show that Manchester is quickly getting back to business as usual."

Shoppers took advantage of free Metrolink travel throughout Sunday. There was also free family entertainment at Piccadilly Gardens, St Ann's Square and New Cathedral Street throughout the day as part of Platform 4. Platform 4 was a spectacular series of free outdoor events which took place over the weekend. For more information, visit www.xtrax.org.uk/platform4.

People can become a fan of the I Love MCR campaign at www.facebook.com/We LoveMCR, and follow the conversation on Twitter using #ILoveMCR.

Photographs Mark Waugh - www.markwaugh.net

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John PlaceAugust 23rd 2011.

See - provide free / low cost public transport and no parking fees on a Sunday and THE PEOPLE WILL COME !!

Come on Pat Karney - get the parking scheme proposals off the table as City Centre Labour supremo and think through more innovative ways to raise the savings you need and encourage more Mancs back into the UKs "second city" we all LOVE !!

Come on Manchester people - LETS AVE IT !!

John Boy

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Lauren LewisAugust 24th 2011.


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