Author Topic: Fallowfield, the suburb where nobody feels safe.  (Read 225 times)


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People living in a South Manchester suburb say they no longer feel safe walking in the area because of 'intimidating' people drinking in the streets. Residents' groups in Fallowfield say the problem has got worse since the pandemic, when some hotels were turned into homeless accommodation.

They warned councillors that it would be 'disastrous' if a petrol station located near two of these hotels was allowed to sell alcohol. Nevertheless, Manchester council gave the Shell garage on Wilmslow Road an alcohol licence last week.

Representatives of the Motor Fuel Group (MFG) which runs the garage, said the type of cheap alcohol that would attract 'problem drinkers' will not be sold. However, residents' groups who objected to the application said the prospect of having another off licence in this location fills them with 'absolute horror'.

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