Anne has called Rusholme home for almost 40 years. She is a committed campaigner for the area and has a proven track record of delivering for the area. Anne has put on large outdoor family festivals across Greater Manchester including Streets Ahead and Garden of Delights and Feast.
As a lifelong cultural activist, she was involved in Greater Manchester CND in the 1980's and 90's, a frequent visitor to Greenham Common peace camp (taking supplies of food, shelter and wood.
She was secretary of the Friends of Platt Fields park for over 10 years, and led the group into an impressive set of events and projects to celebrate the park's centenary in 2010 raising a budget of nearly 85,000 pounds to hold 18 different family events and led 15 projects to improve the park.
She is currently secretary of her local resident's association (Platt Claremont R.A.) and engaged in a dynamic community organisation across the “Terrace Square" of Rusholme and Moss Side, called Upping It! The organisation works to support a sustainable neighbourhood, raise recycling levels, lessen anti-social behaviour such as fly-tipping and encourage balanced housing, so that families, working people, refugees and students can live together.
This has meant campaigning actively to stop rogue landlords turning family homes into overcrowded, transient HMO properties that command huge rents unlawfully; and absent landlords doing nothing to look after their properties. In this capacity, the group have ‘cleaned and greened” around 19 alleyways, that can now be used for social occasions, where residents now know each other and jointly work to look after it and feed themselves too!