By 2019 our focus was on making sure the Great Northern gave back to the wider community – creating projects that worked to create the greener, neighbourhood feeling people had asked for. We ran monthly markets, created a giant sandpit and playhouse and ran a series of activities and events in the Square. Independent cafes and shops moved into Deansgate Mews.
People told us they loved the changes we had made – and wanted more! They asked for an indoor community space, more events, and had ideas of how to make our place more accessible. So, in 2020 we planned to open a community library and Village Hall on our site, but our plans were put on hold due to Covid-19.