Abbey Hey

Abbey Hey is an area of Gorton, in the city of Manchester, England. It is known mainly for Debdale Park, Wright Robinson College, Cat Valley playing field, the donkey sanctuary.

Abbey Hey
Looking towards tower blocks at Abbey Hey, Gorton.JPG
Tower blocks near Abbey Hey
Abbey Hey is located in Greater Manchester
Abbey Hey
Abbey Hey
Location within Greater Manchester
OS grid referenceSJ875965
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMANCHESTER
Postcode districtM18
Dialling code0161
PoliceGreater Manchester
FireGreater Manchester
AmbulanceNorth West
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Greater Manchester
53°27′55″N 2°11′15″W / 53.4652°N 2.1875°W / 53.4652; -2.1875Coordinates: 53°27′55″N 2°11′15″W / 53.4652°N 2.1875°W / 53.4652; -2.1875

SportsEdit

Although located just outside the boundaries, its local football club is Abbey Hey F.C..

Abbey Hey is in very close proximity to the Belle Vue Stadium, home to the Belle Vue Aces speedway team and Belle Vue sports village.

TransportEdit

Due to its location, easy transport to Manchester City Centre is provided both by rail at the Gorton railway station or by a variety of Stagecoach bus routes.

  • 7: Ashton-under-Lyne – Gorton – Reddish – Stockport
  • 7A: Ashton-under-Lyne – Gorton – Reddish – Stockport
  • 7B: Ashton-under-Lyne – Droylsden – Reddish – Stockport
  • 171: Newton Heath – Gorton – Levenshulme – East Didsbury – Withington Hospital
  • 172: Newton Heath – Gorton – Levenshulme – West Didsbury – Chorlton-cum-Hardy

GeographyEdit

GovernanceEdit

The area is in the Manchester Gorton parliamentary constituency which has been represented in Westminster by Afzal Khan since June 2017.[1]

Following a boundary review in 2017 the Local Government Boundary Commission for England announced that Abbey Hey would form part of a new electoral ward named Gorton and Abbey Hey for the local elections 2018. Abbey Hey had previously been part of Gorton North electoral ward.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Afzal Khan MP". parliament.uk. UK Parliament. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  2. ^ LGBCE (April 2017). Final recommendations on the new electoral arrangements for Manchester City Council (PDF). Local Government Boundary Commission for England. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 February 2018.