Woodhouse Park

Woodhouse Park is an area of Wythenshawe in south Manchester, England. The population of the ward at the 2011 census was 13,519.[1]

Woodhouse Park
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Woodhouse Park electoral ward within Manchester City Council.
Woodhouse Park is located in Greater Manchester
Woodhouse Park
Woodhouse Park
Location within Greater Manchester
Population13,519 (2011)
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMANCHESTER
Postcode districtM22
PoliceGreater Manchester
FireGreater Manchester
AmbulanceNorth West
UK Parliament
Councillors
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UK
England
Greater Manchester
53°22′41″N 2°16′01″W / 53.378°N 2.267°W / 53.378; -2.267Coordinates: 53°22′41″N 2°16′01″W / 53.378°N 2.267°W / 53.378; -2.267

GeographyEdit

The area incorporates Wythenshawe town centre and borders onto Newall Green but is separated by the M56 motorway from which it is served by Junctions 4 (Wythenshawe) and 5 (Manchester Airport). It also borders on Moss Nook to the south and south-east, Peel Hall to the east and Benchill to the north. All of these are also localities within the Wythenshawe area, the others areas being Baguley, Northenden, Sharston and Northern Moor.

Much public investment in the area has taken place since 2003, including the expansion of Wythenshawe town centre. As of November 2014, the Manchester Metrolink Airport Line now runs through Woodhouse Park.

GovernanceEdit

Sharston is part of the Wythenshawe and Sale East constituency, represented by the Labour Party MP Mike Kane.[2]

In 2003, Benchill was disestablished as a local government ward and the area divided between Woodhouse Park, Sharston, and Northenden.

The Manchester City Council Woodhouse Park electoral Ward incorporates the areas of Woodhouse Park described above as well as Moss Nook, Ringway Parish Council and Manchester Airport and has three Councillors to represent all these areas: Edward Newman[3] (Lab), Rob Nunney[4] (Grn), and Astrid Johnson[5] (Grn).

Election Councillor Councillor Councillor
2004 Edward Newman (Lab) Barbara O'Neil (Lab) Brian O'Neil (Lab)
2006 Edward Newman (Lab) Barbara O'Neil (Lab) Brian O'Neil (Lab)
2007 Edward Newman (Lab) Barbara O'Neil (Lab) Brian O'Neil (Lab)
2008 Edward Newman (Lab) Barbara O'Neil (Lab) Brian O'Neil (Lab)
2010 Edward Newman (Lab) Barbara O'Neil (Lab) Brian O'Neil (Lab)
2011 Edward Newman (Lab) Barbara O'Neil (Lab) Brian O'Neil (Lab)
2012 Edward Newman (Lab) Barbara O'Neil (Lab) Brian O'Neil (Lab)
2014 Edward Newman (Lab) Barbara O'Neil (Lab) Brian O'Neil (Lab)
2015 Edward Newman (Lab) Sarah Judge (Lab) Brian O'Neil (Lab)
2016 Edward Newman (Lab) Sarah Judge (Lab) Brian O'Neil (Lab)
2018 Edward Newman (Lab) Brian O'Neil (Lab) Sarah Judge (Lab)
2019 Edward Newman (Lab) Brian O'Neil (Lab) Sarah Judge (Lab)
2021 Edward Newman (Lab) Rob Nunney (Green) Sarah Judge (Lab)
2022 Edward Newman (Lab) Rob Nunney (Green) Astrid Johnson (Green)

  indicates seat up for re-election.

HousingEdit

As part of Wythenshawe, the majority of housing in Woodhouse Park is social housing, mostly former council housing stock. Following a democratic vote, the former council properties are now under the control of local housing associations.[6] Due to greater access to government funding, the housing associations have invested a great deal into the local area, improving the quality of maintenance of the housing stock. Local leisure facilities have also been improved as part of an urban regeneration programme.

PoliceEdit

The Greater Manchester Police is responsible for Woodhouse Park.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "City of Manchester ward population 2015". Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Mike Kane MP". parliament.uk. UK Parliament. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Councillor Edward Newman". democracy.manchester.gov.uk. Manchester City Council. Retrieved 19 May 2022.
  4. ^ "Councillor Rob Nunney". democracy.manchester.gov.uk. Manchester City Council. Retrieved 19 May 2022.
  5. ^ "Councillor Astrid Johnson". democracy.manchester.gov.uk. Manchester City Council. Retrieved 19 May 2022.
  6. ^ "Wythenshawe tenants in line for £90 million home improvements following homes switch". Manchester City Council. 8 December 2005. Archived from the original on 31 August 2012.
  7. ^ "Welcome to Woodhouse Park: Useful information". gmp.police.uk. Greater Manchester Police. Retrieved 6 January 2018.

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