LCA General Meeting (December)

Levenshulme Community Association

General Meeting

14.30

Saturday 9th December

Community Studio, Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre

Everyone is welcome to share information about what is going on in Levenshulme and propose new ideas. We will also be discussing progress on the Levenshulme Community Manifesto.

Levenshulme Market Seeks New Director

A message from Helen Power:

“Hello, as some of you may know there are some changes afoot at the Market. I will be stepping down from my position as a director at the end of this year (sniff!) and we’re having a bit of a reshuffle, which means we have a position available for a communications and marketing director! Is that you? Is it someone you know? Is it your cat? Find out if you, your pal or your pussy qualify.”

Full details can be found on the Levenshulme Market website HERE

Helen has been a key driving force behind the new Levenshulme Market since it was established five years ago as a social enterprise. Her energy, commitment and enthusiasm have helped make the market the success it has been as a vibrant focal point for Levenshulme on Saturdays and for many wonderful evening markets as well.

Levenshulme Good Neighbours Call For Trustees

Levenshulme Good Neighbours is looking for trustees.

Can you help? It’s a fantastic chance to help shape a local charity so it can continue to do good work in the community.

Inspire Christmas Fair

A reminder that it’s the Christmas Fair at Levenshulme Inspire this Saturday! With a performance by the Levy Uke-Up at 1pm and Santa giving out presents from 3-5pm

Loads of great gifts and festive food. So you can outdoor shop at the fab Levenshulme Market and indoor shop at Inspire you lucky people. Shop local and support independent traders.

Levenshulme Players Christmas Review

Levenshulme Players Christmas Review.

There will be sketches, songs, fun, games, magic and a man sitting mostly naked in a bath… PLUS a three course meal. All this for just £20!

Call 07970 885 684 or e-mail levplayers@gmail.com to book your place.

A Community Manifesto For Levenshulme

Levenshulme Community Association is supporting a new project to develop a Community Manifesto for Levenshulme.

The first meeting took place on 27 September and identified a wide range of issues that people wanted addressed. We will hold monthly meetings leading up to publishing our Community Manifesto in Spring 2018.

The first meeting identified key priorities and areas to be addressed. This is a starting point, not a definitive list:

1. Community cohesion

2. How to communicate more effectively with different groups / communities

3. Public transport

4. Traffic levels and cycling provision

5. Personal safety, crime and policing

6. Antisocial behaviour

7. Older people’s issues

8. Youth provision and support

9. Landlords – private and commercial

10. A6 corridor – development, shopping offer, visual appeal, high rents, number of takeaways

11. Quality of housing

12. Recognition of the character and heritage of the area, particularly the architecture – promotion of the Conservation Area

13. Planning issues and enforcement

14. Clean air

15. Generating clean energy / local energy supplies

16. Green spaces – quality, support and use

17. Street trees

18. Playgrounds

19. Redevelopment of Old Baths

20. Public facilities including new use for Old Library

21. Employment opportunities

22. Business development and support

The next meeting will take place at 7.30pm in the Community Room at Levenshulme Methodist Church on Wednesday 25 October.

Levenshulme Youth Festival

Dont forget the LYP Youth Festival this Thursday from 12PM – 8PM at the Jain Centre. Food, fun,fashion, talent show, prizes and much much more! Open to 8-16 yr olds.

Highfield Country Park Bat And Bird Box Family Event

Family Event at Highfield Country Park – Building Bat & Bird Boxes – Fri 27th October

Come to this family friendly event and help protect the wildlife of the park. The biodiversity of the park is growing, and it is great news we now have confirmed bat populations living there. This event is supported by the John Muir Trust and we are grateful to them for support. Read more about bats in the UK at the Bat Conservation Trust.

Location: Highfield Country Park (meet at the picnic area by the Fallowfield Loop)

Time: 10am – 3pm

Date: Fri 27th October

Contact: Peter – 07507786893

Levenshulme Old Library Fundraising Party

The Levenshulme Old Library group are holding a fundraising party to support the development of the library building as a community facility at The Klondyke 18 November in collaboration with Leve Nights.

Levenshulme Festival 2017

It’s autumn so that means it is time for the fabulous Levenshulme Festival.

Find full details of venues and events HERE

LevFest Fireworks

Levfest Closing Night Party & Free Fireworks Display by Manchester City Council is Weds 1 Nov 730pm – Cringle Fields – M19 2QP

BBC Antiques Road Trip Visits Levenshulme

The BBC programme Antiques Road Trip pays a visit to Levenshulme today.

Follow the link for information HERE

Community Energy In Levenshulme

Anybody interested in developing community energy projects in Levenshulme (local energy efficiency measures; micro-generation ideas; electric vehicle charging etc). Do come along to a meeting at Inspire on Thursday 28 September at 7.30pm at Inspire. We’ll be joined by Manchester Carbon Co-op and Electricity North West.

What Is Your Vision For Levenshulme?

Everyone is welcome to a meeting to discuss the future of Levenshulme at 7.30pm on Wednesday 27th September at The Klondyke (1Burnage Range).

This will be the first of a series on public meetings and consultations where we can all suggest ideas and priorities for how we want Levenshulme to develop over the next few years.

There is no set agenda as this is something driven by us all but discussion will be guided and notes kept so all views are valued. This is an initiative by our community for our community.

  • How do you want to see Levenshulme develop?
  • What are your priorities for the future?
  • What are the main issues that need addressing?
  • How can we work together effectively to make our community what we want it to be?
  • What is your vision for Levenshulme?

Afzal Khan MP Surgeries

Afzal Khan’s MP Weekly Advice Surgeries

There are weekly advice surgeries across the constituency for local residents. The surgery venues are below but because the times can vary from week to week please book an appointment to ensure that you get to see him.

To make an appointment to see him at a surgery please call the office on 0161 226 5546 or email afzal.khan.mp@parliament.uk.

Fridays:

The first Friday of the month – Gorton Library, M18 8HE

The second Friday of the month – The Tenants Association House, M13 0TR

The third Friday of the month – The Place, Platt Lane, M14 7FZ

The fourth Friday of the month – Arcadia Library and Leisure Centre, M19 3PH

Saturdays (rotating venues):

The third Saturday of the month – Manley Park Play Centre, M16 0AS

The third Saturday of the month – Longsight Library, M12 4NE

Fancy A Bit Of Acting? Get In Touch With Levenshulme Players.

All the world’s a stage………….

Ever fancied trying your hand at a bit of acting? Don’t know where to start?

Levenshulme Players, your local am-dram group, are actively recruiting for new members. We’ve put on a wide variety of performances for several years, murder mysteries, poetry readings, “classic” plays, modern theatre etc. Our upcoming plans include a murder mystery at the end of October, a Christmas revue in Levenshulme and a major play production next spring.

Bit apprehensive? Don’t worry! We all began with no experience at one time! We are a very friendly bunch (what we may lack in talent, we make up for in enthusiasm!) and you’d be made to feel very welcome.

All ages and abilities welcome. If you prefer, we always need extra folks for front of house, backstage and props/make-up, sound and lighting, scene shifting etc.

If you want to find out more, call Beryl on 0161 225 1464 or comment below and we’ll get in touch.

Levenshulme Language Day

Join Multilingual Manchester for a free family-friendly day of activities to celebrate Manchester’s many languages and cultures! 

The event will take place at The Klondyke Club, Arcadia Library and Levenshulme Market. Activities include language taster sessions, stalls, performances, crafts and games for children, world music, international food, and more. 

For more information or to get involved, please contact <mlm@manchester.ac.uk>

Levenshulme Youth Project Autumn Activities

Levenshulme Youth Peoject announces its Play and Youth Sessions for Autumn 2017:

“We are really excited about this terms new programe. Our new sessions begin in earnest at the Jain Centre on Tuesday 12th at 4:30pm (Free Play Session) The theme this term is Health and Wellbeing. So expect loads and loads of fun trips activities over the next few months (and usual weekly programme).”

LCA General Meeting (September)

Levenshulme Community Association

General Meeting

14.30

Saturday 9th September

Community Studio, Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre

Bridgettes Flowers Relaunch as Moss And Maple Flowers 

Bridgettes Flowers is relaunching after a major refurbishment as Moss and Maple Flowers with a whole day of events 11.00-16.00 on Saturday 9th September.

Fun In The Park

Come and join Levenshulme Youth Project tomorrow for the last ‘Fun in the Park’ session of the Summer. There’s going to be loads to do. Including games, challenges, party games and a picnic.

Levenshulme Players Present A Tomb With A View

The Levenshulme Players next production is the comedy thriller – A Tomb With a View.

It will be performed at the Baptist Church on Elmsworth Avenue, off Broom Lane on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th July at 7.00pm and on Saturday 29th at 2.00pm.

Tickets are available from www.levenshulmeplayers.co.uk and on the door.

Come down for some spooky fun!

Levenshulme Pride Public Meeting

A message from Levenshulme Pride:

“Our third public meeting will be at 18.30 at the Klondyke Club (1 Burnage Range, off Albert Road) on Tuesday 11th July.

Come and find out about our amazing programme of events and activities for Levenshulme Pride including dancing and DJs, comedy, a late night cabaret, Drag Kings and Queens, our Youth Zone at Inspire, a Mind and Body Zone at Arcadia, tea parties, poetry and spoken word, music, a reading of a play on LGBT issues and politics, fabulous Pride pies and cakes from local bakers, an LGBT bike ride and our plans to turn the A6 into the Gay6.

Venues and businesses across Levenshulme are involved. We are amazed and delighted at the enthusiasm, ideas and support from our community and beyond.”

Levenshulme Community Association is delighted to be supporting Levenshulme Pride.

Levenshulme Fringe Arts Festival

The Levenshulme Fringe arts festival starts today with Levstock at the Klondyke. Running from June 24th – July 9th there’s something for everyone.

Levenshulme Fringe is coordinated by Levenshulme Old Library Group who are planning to repurpose the old Levenshulme Library as a community and arts venue for our community.

Find out more at:

NOTE: The email chosen for Levenshulme Fringe is “lca@good.co.uk” but the events are being organised separately to the LCA (Levenshulme Community Association).

Rescue Kitties Mcr Fundraising Evening Tonight

Rescue Kitties Mcr are having a fundraising quiz night at Fred’s Ale House tonight with a cake stall and raffle. Starts at 20.00.

Levstock at the Klondyke

Levenshulme’s summer festival season continues with Levstock at the Klondyke on Saturday 24th June starting at 18.00.

Levenshulme Pride Bids For Funding

Come along to the AXM foundation Pitch to Enrich event tonight to support and vote for Levenshulme Pride. The event will also be a celebration of the anniversary of the AXM Foundation.

20.00 at On Bar, Canal Street.

LCA Meeting today

Levenshulme Community Association Meeting

14.15

Community Studio

Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre

Everyone welcome

Where Do I Vote?

Find out where your polling station is by entering your postcode HERE

Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday, 8th June 2017. Go in plenty of time in case there are queues.

You can still vote even if you have lost or forgotten your card.

Vigil On The Village Green

There will be a vigil on the Village Green to stand in solidarity against the Manchester Arena bombing at 19.00 on Thursday 1st June 2017.

Suspected Hate Crime Attack At Arcadia Library And Leisure Centre

Police are appealing for witnesses following an attack on a teenager in Arcadia Library and Leisure Centre. An arrest has been made but witnesses and anyone with information related to the incident are asked to contact the police.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting incident reference 2469 of 25/05/17. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

The BBC News report is available HERE

GMP Report

“Police are appealing for information after a teenager was attacked at a Levenshulme leisure centre.  At around 8.45pm on Thursday 25 May 2017 a 16-year-old boy was approached from behind by a man at the Arcadia Sports Centre on Yew Tree Avenue. The attacker pushed him to the floor and then attacked him with a knife, causing cuts to his arms. Fortunately, he managed to kick out and run away. After the attack, the man returned to the reception area of the sports centre and left the area with another man.

Officers launched an investigation and an 18-year-old man has since been arrested on suspicion of assault and has been bailed until Friday 23 June 2017 pending further enquiries.

Chief Inspector Dave Gilbride of GMP’s City of Manchester Team, said: “This was a shocking unprovoked attack on a teenager who was in a quiet area of the leisure centre with his friends, revising for his GCSE exams.

“Despite this man’s attempts, the boy received only minor injuries, however he is understandably very shaken up by his ordeal. We are treating the incident very seriously and we believe it was a hate crime.”

“Although we have made an arrest, we still need people who may have witnessed the attack, or indeed anyone with any information about this incident at all, to come forward and speak to us.

“Furthermore, I would like to take this opportunity to encourage anyone who has become a victim of a hate incident or crime, to report it to the police by calling 101 or through True Vision at www.report-it.org.uk

“It’s never too late to make a report.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting incident reference 2469 of 25/05/17. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.


LCA 10 June Meeting

The next Levenshulme Community Association General Meeting will take place as follows:
14.15

Community Studio

Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre

Everyone welcome

Crash Course Swimming Lessons At Arcadia

Arcadia Swim School Information
Crash Course Intensives – One 30min lesson a day 

Running 30th May – 2nd June – £8 for the week

Stages 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Space for beginners to try before they buy the regular direct debit lessons. 
The programme has been expanded to add lessons on Tuesdays and Sundays. Suitable for new and existing customers. Pick a time that suits you. 
Contact us for more information. 

01616419911 – Phone

https://www.betterlessons.org.uk/book – online (click Arcadia)

Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre – come in the centre.

Resister To Vote LAST CHANCE

You must register to vote by 23.59 tonight or you will not have a vote in the general election.

It takes minutes. Do it HERE

An Evening With Rosie Garland

Levenshulme WI is hosting an evening with Rosie Garland on Tuesday 23rd May at Inspire.

Scruffs of Greenbank Dog Show

SCRUFFS OF GREENBANK!!!

Event date: 14th of May 2017

The biggest dog show in Levenshulme is back! Those doggies are itching to dust off their glad rags and strut their stuff. Wuff!

Do you enjoy baking? Bring your cake down on the day for the stall. It will be greatly appreciated. Just drop us a message. Those who can’t bake can still help. Let us know if you’re interested.

Levenshulme And Burnage Garden Festival

The very first Levenshulme and Burnage Garden Festival, including an Open Gardens weekender! 

Please share *a lot* folks, and help us to make it a roaring success! 

Many events are FREE, or cracking value, as we were awarded some cash from Manchester City Council’s Neighbourhood Investment Fund.

The first ‘event’ is is on 25th May at Levenshulme Market: Incredible Edible Levenshulme will be dishing out FREE herbs & wildflowers for tree pits and community alleys in Levenshulme and Burnage, 10am-2pm. If you’re a member of a residents’ group, have tree pits on your street, or have transformed your alley, you are eligible – FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED! 

On the same day, at 1pm, Andrea, AKA Little Italy Kitchen is hosting a Garden Feast in his beautiful garden. Details are on the poster (expand poster to full screen, left click ‘options’ in bottom right corner and click ‘download’. You should then be able to enlarge it to a legible size). 

Hard copies will be available at Bud, The Buttery and in and around Levenshulme and Burnage from Friday 5th May.

A New Arts Festival For Levenshulme

Announcing ‘the event with no name’ … a two week celebration of Arts, Creativity and Culture in Levenshulme and Gorton South. Between Saturday 24th June and Sunday 9th July 2017.

As a spin-out from the Old Library campaign we are asking for contributors to a festival of “Art, Creativity and Culture”.

If you are creative in any way, or have a venue, maybe planning an event anyway… please host or hold an activity that celebrates and shows off the creativity, diversity and energy of our community.

  • Exhibitions, workshops, performances.
  • Music, film, theatre, poetry, sculpture, 
  • crafts, comedy, and even food.
  • On and offline, 

Things you are passionate about, that make you happy, that express hope, that challenges us and brings us together, that inspires new ideas. Anything can be art if done with creativity.

We’ll collect a list of events together, create an online brochure and publicise it. Some events may be fundraisers, but mostly its about the residents of our lovely area expressing themselves. Celebrating our community. Sharing the love.

Thoughts welcome!. We’ve created an event page, and starting to gather ideas. If possible, some activities may happen in the Old Library… but mostly its about arts and creativity out in the community.

And if you can think of a better name… add it on the event page. We’ll make a poll of the best ideas and crowdsource the final name!

https://www.facebook.com/events/400172660369250/

You can register interest here:

http://tiny.cc/LevyArts

Levenshulme Pride Launch

Come and say hello on 5th May.

Levenshulme Pride is for everyone. We want your ideas. We need your help. Why not organise a Pride event with a group you are part of? Help make Levenshulme Pride yours.

Save Our Schools Rally

A protest march against cuts to school funding will be held on 29th April starting at 12.00 from the main entrance to Cedar Mount School and heading to Crowcroft Park for a rally and picnic.

“Please contact Miss Hollywood on 0161 359 3160 if you are interested in attending the protest at Crowcroft park on Sat 29th April. We will be setting off from the main gates at Cedar Mount Academy at 12.00 noon, bring placards and loud voices. Please share the post with your friends #whatwouldyoucut #saveourschool”

Help Rebuild Highfield Stables

Shared from Dawn J Robertson

SOS PLEASE HELP

Family run Highfield stables in Levenshulme has burnt to the ground!!!

Thankfully the horses were got out in time but several chickens and a goose have been lost, along with a families livelihood.

For the next few days help is needed to clean and clear the land.

Do you have any decent wood or lumber you can donate? Any labour hours?! Please inbox Megan Powers if you can help or use this email for PayPal.

Missmpowers@gmail.com

or there is a just giving set up. If you can spare a few pounds we know how every penny counts….

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/highfield-stables

The initial news report is here….

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/five-fire-engines-blaze-levenshulme-12939103

Just devastating but could have been worse, please please help in any way you can.

Wendy who runs these stables is an amazing animal lover. I met her on a rainy summers night last year when a German shepherd dog was roaming in Levenshulme and I went to scan it. She was chipped to Wendy and was a stable dog. Concerned as to how she had got out and how she was living I met Wendy at the stables and was awestruck. We found the loose panel that looked like it had been kicked and secured the dog for the night. The stables were immaculate, as was every animal within them. She told me that Sheba was due to retire but it was hard to get the right dog. Months later a rescue friend of mine was struggling to find the right place for a gsd that was a neglected yard dog that wouldn’t settle indoors. Wendy took her in and took Sheba home. Later I needed a space for a semi-feral neutered mama cat I trapped in Old Trafford. Wendy took her in as a barn cat. Two fosterers had deemed Lulu too wild and unpredictable to be a pet, Wendy took her in at the stables. Shortly after she contacted us to say Lulu just needed the right quiet home as the only cat (she’s a Bengal), and she had found her one. Lulu now spends her evenings stretched out on a rug in front of a log burner. Last time I spoke to Wendy she felt the gsd had also rehabilitated and she may have found her a new, indoor, forever home too. This woman has a gift with animals and always puts their needs first, reads them so very well.

Whether unfortunate (neglectful) accident caused by neighbours or deliberate, the family do not deserve to suffer this and need our help.

Thank you.

Find Out TONIGHT Why These People Want To Be Your MP

Your election.
Your  MP.
Eight people ready for your questions TONIGHT.
19.00 at the Jain Centre, 667-9 Stockport Road, M12 4QE.

  1. ABIDOGUN, Kemi (Christian Peoples Alliance)
  2. CLIFFORD, Peter (Communist League)
  3. DISCO, The Irrelevant Johnny (The Official Monster Raving Loony Party)
  4. GALLOWAY, George (Independent)
  5. HOPKINS, David Michael
  6. KHAN, Mohammed Afzal (Labour Party)
  7. MAYO, Jess (Green Party)
  8. PEARCEY, Jackie (Liberal Democrats)

Elevate: A New Project At Inspire

Guest blog from Ed Cox, Chair, Levenshulme Inspire Partnership

Elevate – a new project at Inspire

Last summer two events in a matter of days reminded us that neighbourhoods like Levenshulme and Gorton can easily become divided on the grounds of class, race and religion. The terrible murder of Jo Cox MP, followed shortly afterwards by the EU referendum, was enough to prompt a diverse group of local residents from Levenshulme to join together for a Hope Not Hate vigil on the ‘village green’. At the vigil we pledged to get to know somebody who might hold different views from us.

Since then we have seen the publication of Dame Louise Casey’s review of ‘Integration and Opportunity’ which found that social mixing and interactions between people from a wider range of backgrounds can have positive impacts; not just in reducing anxiety and prejudice, but also in enabling people to get on better in employment and social mobility. The review identified a wide range of ideas that encourage integration and social inclusion and reduce division and hatred including: English language learning, promoting activities that encourage social mixing, and empowering marginalised women.

While we may not agree with every aspect of the Casey Review, the simple idea that in diverse neighbourhoods like Levenshulme it is important for people from different backgrounds to meet and understand better those things that make us different – and those things we hold in common too.

This idea lies at the heart of what we try to do at the Inspire Centre on Stockport Road. Our busy community hub has welcomed people from very diverse backgrounds since it first opened in 2010; its board, staff and volunteers come from all walks of life and from different faith and ethnic groups. Many of its current activities celebrate the diversity found in our neighbourhood from capoeira classes to Arabic writing groups; from ESOL sessions to armchair aerobics. But until now we have never taken an intentional approach to promoting integration and empowerment.

Our new project – ELEVATE – is designed to focus hearts and minds on this vital task. From now on we are going to be particularly keen to support any activity that promotes integration and empowerment. In practical terms this means that we will have a ‘suspended room hire’ fund so that we can subsidise our normal room hire costs for those activities that bring people together or empower people who are often isolated or excluded.

We are going to develop a special Levenshulme Inclusion Charter which anybody can sign up to if they are committed to some basic principles of welcome, tolerance and support. And we are going to do some research about our local divisions and how we best overcome them. This will inform our project as it develops and as we try to become a special ‘centre’ for integration and cohesion in Greater Manchester.

In the next few months we are very much in ‘listening mode’ and we’re keen to hear people’s views and ideas about our project. We’re also in ‘fundraising mode’ as we try to generate a modest fund to support this work. To this end, I’m running the London Marathon on April 23rd and if anybody would like to sponsor me then they can e-mail me with their pledge or sponsor me directly online by clicking HERE.

Ed Cox

Chair, Levenshulme Inspire Partnership

ed.cox@lev-inspire.org.uk

 

Friends of Levenshulme Station Annual General Meeting

Just when you were feeling short of an election to vote in!

Friends of Leve Station Annual General Meeting will be on Wednesday 17 May at 6:30 pm at the Arcadia.

Amongst other things the AGM will elect officers for the coming year and set a subscription (the proposal is to set this at a nominal £1 per member) so please try to attend if you can.

Agenda

1. Apologies for absence

2. Minutes of previous AGM

3. Officer’s reports:

a) Chair  
b) Secretary – including Annual Report 
c) Treasurer 

4. Election of Officers for 2017/2018
a) Chair 
b) Secretary 
c) Treasurer

5. Motions (see below)

6. Any other Business relevant to the AGM

Motions for FoLS AGM 2017:

Motion 1: 

The Friends of Levenshulme Station annual membership fee for 2017-2018 will be set at £1.00 per member.

Proposed: Ian Ford, Seconded: John Brown

Notes: the following notes are an explanation only and do not form part of the motion.

a. This isn’t about money – the few quid will doubtless be useful to cover small items we currently rely on individual generosity for but the issue is about sorting out our membership.

b. We currently have a mailing list but no formal membership. The current officers want as many people to be involved as possible and want to keep an open list for everyone with any interest and to continue to welcome anyone interested to our meetings. However we believe that we do need a formal membership who can vote to elect officers and on any policy matters.

c. Our constitution requires us to consider a membership fee every year – which has always been set at £0.00. We thought the easiest way to list actual members was to have nominal membership fee – the members are simply those who have paid.

A New Arts Festival For Levenshulme

Announcing ‘the event with no name’ … a two week celebration of Arts, Creativity and Culture in Levenshulme and Gorton South. Between Saturday 24th June and Sunday 9th July 2017.

As a spin-out from the Old Library campaign we are asking for contributors to a festival of “Art, Creativity and Culture”.

If you are creative in any way, or have a venue, maybe planning an event anyway… please host or hold an activity that celebrates and shows off the creativity, diversity and energy of our community.

  • Exhibitions, workshops, performances.
  • Music, film, theatre, poetry, sculpture, 
  • crafts, comedy, and even food.
  • On and offline.

Things you are passionate about, that make you happy, that express hope, that challenges us and brings us together, that inspires new ideas. Anything can be art if done with creativity.

We’ll collect a list of events together, create an online brochure and publicise it. Some events may be fundraisers, but mostly its about the residents of our lovely area expressing themselves. Celebrating our community. Sharing the love.

Thoughts welcome!. We’ve created an event page, and starting to gather ideas. If possible, some activities may happen in the Old Library… but mostly its about arts and creativity out in the community.

And if you can think of a better name… add it below or on the event page. We’ll make a poll of the best ideas and crowdsource the final name!

Event listing and information here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/400172660369250/

Incredible Edible Levenshulme / Community Action Day Events

There are two Incredible Edible Levenshulme community events to let you know about this week – IEL will be working on the Village Green and A6 planters on Wednesday evening, and there’s a community action day on Saturday 22nd (with Levy Market, Friends of Levenshulme Station, Love Levenshulme and IEL) to litter pick and clear spaces for planting on the Street With No Name.

Village Green & Planters

Date: Wednesday 19th April

Venue: the Village Green

Time: 6.30pm

Please bring gardening gloves and hand tools if possible.

Community Action Day

Date: Saturday 22nd April

Venue: meet on the Street With No Name

Time: from 10am

All equipment will be provided, plus a free hot drink for all volunteers!

A6 Resurfacing 22 April – 7 May

MANCHESTER CITY COUNCILTEMPORARY ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 SECTION 14 (AS AMENDED)

ORDER NO. MCC0001742-
The City of Manchester (STOCKPORT ROAD, LEVENSHULME) (TEMPORARY Prohibition of Vehicular Traffic) Order 2017

The effects of the notice will be to prohibit access and egress by vehicular traffic at the side roads connecting onto Stockport Road between Broom Lane and Crossley Road as specified in the schedule to this Notice. Between 07:00 hrs and 19 00hrs Weekends only.

The City Council is satisfied that this prohibition is necessary in order to facilitate Highway Improvement Scheme works. It is expected that the works will be in progress between 22 April 2017 and 07 May 2017 Stockport Road will remain open at all times for the duration of the works.

SCHEDULE

Crossley Road 

Lloyd Road 

Hardicker Street  

Nall Street  

Cringle Road

Broom Lane

Manchester Gorton Parliamentary Election Candidates

The list of candidates for the Manchester Gorton parliamentary by-election has been confirmed.

  1. ABIDOGUN, Kemi (Christian Peoples Alliance)
  2. CLIFFORD, Peter (Communist League)
  3. DISCO, The Irrelevant Johnny (The Official Monster Raving Loony Party)
  4. ECKERSLEY, Phil (UK Independence Party (UKIP))
  5. GALLOWAY, George (Independent)
  6. HOPKINS, David Michael
  7. JARADAT, Shaden (Conservative Party)
  8. KHAN, Mohammed Afzal (Labour Party)
  9. KHANDOKER, Sufi Miah (Independent)
  10. MAYO, Jess (Green Party)
  11. PEARCEY, Jackie (Liberal Democrats)

The hustings for candidates organised by Levenshulme Community Association takes place on Saturday 22nd April at the Jain Community Centre, 667/669 Stockport Road, Manchester, M12 4QE, starting at 19.00.

Guest Blog from Inspire – GM Citizen’s Assembly

Join the GM Citizen’s Assembly 

  • Bank Holiday Monday – 1st May
  • 2-4pm at the Lowry Centre
  • Coach leaving the Inspire Centre at 12.45pm
  • Coach tickets available from Inspire (£5 waged, £2.50 unwaged)

On the 4th of May, all eyes will be on Levenshulme as we elect a new MP to replace the much-loved Gerald Kaufman. But there will be another important election that day that could possibly have more day-to-day impact on our neighbourhood – the election of a Greater Manchester ‘metro mayor’.

The new mayor will cover all 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester and have powers over transport, policing and some aspects of planning too. He or she will play an important role in relation to devolution and will become something of a figurehead for our city – much like Boris Johnson or Sadiq Khan have done for London.

But one of the crucial reasons for us having a new metro mayor is to make us feel closer to democratic decision-making. It is easy to be cynical – so how do we do this?

For some time now, around 20 groups and organisations from all over Greater Manchester have been meeting to plan a special GM Citizen’s Assembly. The plans is that over 1500 people will pack out the Lowry Theatre on Bank Holiday Monday 1st May and together we will tell all of the possible mayoral candidates about some of the big issues we are concerned about and demand that if they are elected they will do something about them.

It’s a strategy that has worked very well in London and has led to the introduction of the London Living Wage which has benefited thousands and thousands of low-waged people living in the capital city.

In Greater Manchester we are going to lobby the mayoral candidates on 4 big issues: cuts to social care; homelessness; hate crime; and the Living Wage.

The Assembly won’t be boring! We understand it will be a bank holiday but we want people to make the most of the day. There will be music, drama, comedy, plays, powerful testimonies and of course hearing from the candidates themselves. We will be joined by the mayoral candidates, other surprise guests and Sir Peter Fahy. We want people to bring families and children. This is for ordinary families and people across our community.

If you’d like to come along you need to sign up. You can do so online by clicking here. Or alternatively you can join the coach that is leaving from Inspire at 12.45pm. The event is free but you need to buy a coach ticket in advance – £5 for waged people; £2.50 for unwaged.

If you want to find out more then don’t hesitate to contact me.

Anne Priest

Levenshulme Inspire GM Citizens Co-ordinator

anne.priest@itfacilitas.co.uk

 

 

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