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The Manchester Parish Development Committee is the embodiment of civil society at the local level. It is a governance mechanism designed to coordinate the planning, implementation and monitoring of sustainable parish development, in partnership between the Manchester Parish ...

Alternative Tourism: Terre Agua Community Tours

The Manchester Parish Development Committee is very proud to introduce two community tours unique to Manchester Parish. The tours have been designed to be beneficial to local communities while sharing ...

Transfer from Cross Keys to Mile Gully

Manchester Local Sustainable Development Plan

A first of its kind for Jamaica… The Manchester Local Sustainable Development Plan: 2030 and Beyond is an innovative, inclusive and parish wide plan for sustainable parish development. The first parish ...

Featured Initatives

1001 Conversations: Agriculture

On November 19th 2013 the Manchester Parish Development Committee hosted its second ...

Culture in Education

A historical look at the Mandeville Courthouse In conjunction with our recent ...

Mile Gully Cultural Education Workshop

On November 5th the Manchester Parish Development Committee hosted a Cultural Education ...

Latest News

1001 Conversations for Economic Growth

On August 14th 2013 we hosted the first in a series of community forums focused on Parish economic development and sustainable growth. ‘1001 Conversations for Economic Development’ aims to bring together community leaders and involved citizens to create a democratic space for which to share ideas on Parish development. The breakfast meeting was well attended […]

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Appreciation Ceremony & Cocktail Party

On Saturday May 18th 2013 the Manchester Parish Development Committee hosted an Appreciation Ceremony and Cocktail Party to honour the hard work of MPDC volunteers. Hosted at the residence of Custos Emeritus, Hon. Owen Sinclair, JP, the evening was attended by several notable speakers (see below) including guest speaker Honourable Colin Fagan, M.P., Minister of […]

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Manchester Bicentennial Virtual Tour

To learn about the history of Manchester and how it came to be, view the Manchester Bicentennial Virtual Tour.

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Conference of Community Development Committees

“The Governance framework: The Pathway to Local Economic Development” On Wednesday, October 2 2013 the Social Development Commission of Manchester, in conjunction with the National Association of Parish Development Committees and the National Integrity Action hosted a ‘Conference of Community Development Committees’ under the theme ‘The Governance Framework: The Pathway to Local Economic Development’. The […]

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MPDC Receives Cultural Development Grant

The Manchester Parish Development Committee is very excited to announce funding approval for a grant provided by the Inter-American Development Bank as part of its 2013 Cultural Development Program. As a partner, the MPDC will receive financial and technical assistance used towards cultural education workshops for the Mile Gully Heritage Loop – part of the MPDC’s […]

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