Gorton and Abbey Hey

The One Manchester guide to all things Gorton and Abbey Hey!

Home of the world famous Gorton Monastery, the area in east Manchester stretches from Openshaw in the north to Longsight in the south.

Gorton and Abbey Hey Place Priorities

Our aim is to work with customers, communities and colleagues to improve opportunities and issues in Gorton and Abbey Hey. These are our Gorton and Abbey Hey Place Priorities for the next 12 months. Click each tab to find out what they are.

Place Priority 1

Connecting people

We have many one bedroom homes in the area which can make people more vulnerable to social isolation and loneliness. We will help more people to connect with their local community.

Place Priority 2


We will make the most of local green spaces, creating clean and attractive areas that can be enjoyed.

Place Priority 3

Young people

We will increase the range of activities available for local young people and include them in shaping the future of their community.



Local community groups and organisations

Here are a few of the community groups and organisations that are active in this area. If you want us to include your group on this page, just complete the form further down.

Situated in Debdale Park and overlooking the beautiful Gorton reservoir, Debdale Eco Centre is one of the few eco-centres in Manchester focusing on organic gardening. They offer training, volunteering opportunities, and consultancy advice & guidance.

Gorton Visual Arts has been creating artwork in and around Gorton and Manchester since 2006. They meet once a week at the Aviary Community Rooms in Debdale Park. The group is made up of 18 local residents and Lead Artist Ian McKay. Find out more by visiting their website or emailing mac_art2002@yahoo.co.uk

The aim of the Day Care Centre is to provide a professional service in a friendly environment, with proper respect for each client’s health and welfare. The objective is to help each client to socialise, participate in activities and have access to services such as Chiropody, hairdressing and opticians. The Gorton Day Centre is situated on Mount Road, Gorton and is a friendly place which gives people the opportunity to socialise and try new activities.

For more information visit: www.ageuk.org.uk/manchester/our-services/day-care/gorton-day-centre/

A place to find out news from the events committee about the great things continuing to take place in Gorton and from local people who are organising events in their own neighbourhoods in the area. For more information visit: www.facebook.com/groups/gortonevents/

The mission of Gorton Growing Together is to "help the community members of both Abbey Hey and Gorton areas who wish to get involved in a green initiative that nourishes not only their body it also helps educate their minds as well and hopefully helps them to either get or stay active."

For more information, visit http://gtngrwing2getha.wixsite.com/gtngrwing2getha

Gorton Heritage Trail has been designed to promote and conserve the heritage and wildlife of Gore Brook Valley. It lies mainly within the Gore Brook Conservation area. There are eight listed buildings and other places of interest along the trail. The trail runs through what is still a surprisingly rural and environmentally diverse area; it has a meadow area along Gore Brook and a Butterfly Garden which give an ecological dimension to the trail. Find out more at www.gortonheritagetrail.btck.co.uk/

Gardening hints and tips, guides, news, events and more from the site near to Gorton Reservoir Find out more at http://www.ghs.btck.co.uk/

The Oasis Centre's mission is 'To provide the unconditional love, care and support required to enable people in the community to overcome the deprivation around them, and to live peaceful, productive and fulfilled lives. We provide an essential 'first rung on the ladder' for those who are hardest to reach; people whose lives are characterised by crisis, loneliness and despair. ​We enable people to address the often complex issues behind their immediate needs, with compassion and respect. For more information, visit www.oasisgorton.org

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