Show your support for the ‘Tale of Two Cities” wildflower bid (Manchester & Liverpool)
Manchester and Liverpool have launched a joint bid, called Tale of Two Cities, to win £120,000 of funding from Kew Gardens for wildflower planting. The winner of the funding will be decided by a public vote, which is open until 4th November.
This is a fantastic opportunity to bring a splash of colour to the city, and will also be a great boost for our bees and other pollinators.
Please vote online and also by phone on 0808 228 7705 (calls are free from landlines, but mobiles may be charged) – and encourage your friends and family to do so too!
Supported by the Big Lottery Fund and led by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; Grow Wild! inspires communities, friends, neighbours and individuals across the UK to come together to transform local spaces, by sowing, growing and enjoying native wild flowers.
Led by Landlife, Manchester City Council and the National Trust, Tale of Two Cities is one of the five shortlisted sites for Grow Wild’s English flagship campaign. Combining two great northern cities, the project seeks to transform prominent spaces into wild flower celebrations to connect their places and tell their stories.
Linked to the conservation action through the National Wildflower Centre, A Tale of Two Cities: Liverpool and Manchester will explore the vivid stories of these historically divided cities, their distinctiveness and shared culture.
To vote go to vote.growwilduk.com and click on the Vote for ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ button or call 0808 228 7705 (free via landlines, mobile phone calls may be charged depending on your mobile phone service).
Voting closes on 4th November and every vote will count. Please Vote!
If you can help publicising the event please download the flyer (pdf).
If you ‘Tweet’ please help us to encourage local businesses and organisations to support the ‘Tale of Two Cities’ bid.
Manchester Friends of the Earth has created this simple Twitter action. All you have to do is click on the “Tweet to” links below and a Tweet message to that organisation’s Twitter name will pop up ready to send.
Please help us by sending as many Tweets as you can to encourage businesses and organisations in Manchester to support the ‘Tale of Two Cities bid by encouraging their staff and customers to vote. As businesses/organisations sign up to help we will add these details to the table below. So if you get a response (positive or negative) please let us know @mcrfoe.
I Love ManchesterTweet to @ILovemanchester
Business/organisation (alphabetical order) Tweet link / supporting Tale of Two Cities About Manchester Tweet to @AboutMcr Appleyard Lees Tweet to @AppleyardLees BDP Tweet to @bdp_com Bridgewater Hall Tweet to @BridgewaterHall Chorlton High School Tweet to @chorltonhigh City Co Tweet to @CityCo Corn Exchange Manchester Tweet to @cornexchangeMAN Cornerhouse Tweet to @CornerhouseMcr Crowne Plaza Manchester Tweet to @CrownePlazaManc Cube Gallery Tweet to @CUBEGallery Eastlands Homes Tweet to @Eastlandshomes Emerge Recycling Thanks for the retweet! First Manchester Tweet to @FirstManchester Greater Manchester Chamber Tweet to @gmchamber Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation Tweet to @gmcvo Greater Manchester Public Health Network Tweet to @GMPHN Halle Orchestra Tweet to @the_halle Holiday Inn Manchester West Tweet to @HIMancWest Islington Mill Tweet to @islingtonmill Key 103 Tweet to @KEY103NEWS Kro Manchester Tweet to @KROManchester Malmaison Manchester Tweet to @ManchesterMal Manchester Airport Tweet to @manairport Manchester Arndale Tweet to @manarndale Manchester Art Gallery Tweet to @mcrartgallery Manchester Carbon Literacy Tweet to @mcr_carbon_lit Manchester Cathedral Tweet to @ManCathedral Manchester City Football Club Tweet to @MCFC Manchester Clinical Commissioning Groups Tweet to @ManchesterCCGs Manchester Craft and Design Centre Thanks for the retweet! @mcrfoe need your vote for their ‘Tale of Two Cities’ Grow Wild bid to make #manchester greener Manchester Environmental Resource Centre Initiative Tweet to @MERCi_Manc Manchester Fire Service Tweet to @manchesterfire Manchester International Festival Thanks for retweeting Manchester Labour Party Thanks for retweeting! Manchester Libraries Tweet to @MancLibraries Manchester Markets Tweet to @MCRMarkets Manchester Metropolitan Univ Tweet to @ManMetUni MMU Environment Tweet to @MMUEnvironment Manchester Museum Tweet to @McrMuseum Manchester News Tweet to @news_manchester Manchester Sustainable Consumption Institute Tweet to @ManchesterSCI Manchester United Football Club Tweet to @ManUtd Manchester Univ Student Union Tweet to @ManchesterSU Marketing Manchester Tweet to @marketing_mcr MIDAS, Manchester Thanks for the retweet! MOSI Manchester Tweet to @voiceofmosi National Football Museum Thanks for the retweet! @mcrfoe no problem, we’re all for a little Manchester-Liverpool co-operation 🙂 Nexus Art Cafe Tweet to @NexusArtCafe NOMA Tweet to @NOMA53 North Tea Power Tweet to @northteapower Northern Quarter Manchester Tweet to @NQManchester O2 Apollo Manchester Tweet to @O2ApolloManc Oklahoma Cafe Tweet to @oklahomamcr Oxfam Chorlton Tweet to @OxfamChorlton Palace and Opera House Tweet to @PalaceandOpera Pennine Acute NHS Tweet to @PennineAcuteNHS Pro Manchester Tweet to @promanchester Public Health Manchester Tweet to @PHMMcr Recycle for Greater Manchester Tweet to @recycle4gm RNCM Student Union Tweet to @rncmsu Spinningfields Tweet to @Spinningfields The Co-operative Tweet to @TheCooperative The Eighth Day Tweet to @EighthDayVeg The Manchester College Thanks for retweeting The PrintWorks Tweet to @The_Printworks Transport for Greater Manchester Tweet to @OfficialTfGM Unicorn Grocery Tweet to @UnicornGrocery University of Manchester Library Tweet to @UoMLibrary Urban Splash Tweet to @urban_splash Visit Manchester Tweet to @visit_mcr Waterstones Deansgate Tweet to @WaterstonesMCR Whitworth Art Gallery Tweet to @WhitworthArt XFM Manchester Tweet to @xfmManchester Yelp Manchester Tweet to @Yelpmanchester