The One Manchester guide to all things Beswick!

An area in east Manchester, Beswick is home to world-class sport facilities including the Etihad Stadium and was host for the 2002 Commonwealth Games.

Local community groups and organisations

Here's a few of the community groups and organisations that are active in Gorton & Abbey Hey. If you want us to include your group on this page, just complete the form at the bottom of this page.

A multi-purpose community venue that is usually open Monday to Friday, hosting a range of services including Manchester Credit Union, Community Accountancy Service and Twinklestars Day Nursery. 4CT runs youth clubs, ping pong, dance for older people and a work club at The Grange and hosts support services for people with mental health issues. Find out more at the 4CT website.


East Manchester Leisure Centre describes itself as a 'state-of-the-art facility with a superb gym, fitness class studio and two swimming pools'. The Better Swim School teaches more than 1,000 children to learn to swim each week here. Visit the Better website to find out more.

A bright, modern glass-fronted library in the building that's shared with the East Manchester Academy. Visit the Beswick Library webpage to find out more. 


An independent community project that provides free practical support, services and advocacy for refugees and people seeking asylum. Visit the Revive website to find out more.

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