Petition for a less bleak Piccadilly Gardens is backed by thousands

Something will be done ‘soon’

A petition started last week to renovate Piccadilly Gardens has been backed by thousands in an attempt to restore it to an urban garden.

Piccadilly Gardens is the end of the line for the Magic Bus and when you get off, it feels like the end of the line for all colour, beauty, and happiness too.

Bleak grey buildings, empty bottles, crushed cans, cigarette butts, and chewing gum face you no matter which direction you look.

Admittedly, this is the case for a large amount of places in Manchester, but what is so devastatingly unique about Piccadilly Gardens is that it wasn’t always this depressing.

After a petition was launched to transform the ugly space just last week, over 16,000 people have backed the campaign and share the opinion that something should be done to resurrect the gardens to its former state.

With this amount of support, the subject of Piccadilly Gardens has certainly caught the attention of town hall bosses, and influential people in Manchester.

Announcements have been made which suggest that at some point “soon”, something will be done about the gardens.

However, the campaign is urging for more people to get on board, hoping that around 20,000 signatures will be enough to offer Manchester City Council bosses as quantifiable evidence that Piccadilly Gardens requires some TLC now, and not in the distant future.

This is an issue that should not be overlooked, given the amount of support it has gained by the public in such a small amount of time.

If you want to sign the petition, it can be found here.