Manchester is ‘officially’ a great place to live

Manchester is a better place to live than London, Rome or New York, according to a new global survey. The city was hailed as having a ‘vibrant individual culture’ by the editor of the international league table.

We never had any doubts.

The Economist Intelligence Unit ranked Manchester 42nd on its list of global cities.

Councillor Mike Amesbury, Executive Member for Culture and Leisure (and a Levenshulme resident), said: “This is superb news and it validates our deliberate focus to use culture and sport as a vehicle for economic and social renaissance. It spells out the facts that we’re a world-class city, up there with the best.”

Read the article HERE




Leve Boot Club

The first Levenshulme Car Boot / Table Top sale will be held on 22nd September 2013 in the car park beside the Arcadia Sports Hall on the Stockport Road (inside Arcadia if wet).

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Trove shortlisted in Manchester Food and Drink Awards 2013

We are delighted to see that Trove has been shortlisted in the Manchester Food and Drink Awards 2013 in the “Cheap Eats” category.

The Manchester Food and Drink Festival Awards provide a benchmark for excellence in the hospitality industries throughout Greater Manchester. This year sees a bumper list of new dining stars, and exciting talent across the board, following a year of significant development for Manchester’s national foodie reputation.

Support Trove and vote now. Good luck to Marcus and Katy.

Vote HERE (Voting closes Monday 1st October at 12pm)

The awards are part of the Manchester Food and Drink Festival running from 26th September to 7th October 2013.


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Do you have news about something going on in Levenshulme?

Are you organising an event?

Do you run or support a community organisation?

Please send us your news, information, event or details of your organisation and we’d love to add you to the Levenshulme Community Association website or publicise what you are doing.

Get in touch and share what you know about Levenshulme!

Contact the LCA HERE


Jeremy Hoad (LCA Secretary)

Incredible Edible Levenshulme Planting Day

A message from Incredible Edible Levenshulme

Our first planting event is on Sunday 29th September, starting at 11.30am outside Antiques Village on Stockport Road. Please invite everyone you know who might like to come along. We will be planting herbs supplied by Bud Garden Centre in the planters outside Antiques Village and Trove. These herbs will be available for everyone to harvest next year, our first step in creating free locally grown food for Levenshulme!

Afterwards there will be food available on the community plot at Tonbridge Road allotments from 12.30, including delicious vegetarian Arepas from Arepa!Arepa!Arepa!, veggie chilli made from allotment veg, and vegan cakes. All available for a small charge. There will also be the opportunity to buy your own peat-free herbs and various seeds from Bud to grow your own at home.

Everyone welcome! 

Here are some of the local organisations, businesses and groups who’ve shown an interest and want to be involved in Incredible Edible Levenshulme: exciting ‘thymes’ ahead!

Bud Garden Centre
Carrill and Worsley Grove Residents Association
Delamere Neighbourhood Group
Dough Devils
Levenshulme Community Allotment Project
Levenshulme Community Association
Levenshulme Inspire
Manchester Environmental Education Network

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20mph Pilot Scheme to include parts of Levenshulme

The Council is introducing a 20 mph speed limit in more areas of the city including the Gorton South Ward which includes parts of Levenshulme. The intention is to reduce accidents and encourage more cycling and walking in residential areas and stop cars using our streets for short cuts.

Gorton South/Levenshulme has selected to pilot the scheme due to the high level of accidents recorded, high density and social deprivation. The areas are:

  • Area 1 – Gorton north and Gorton south;
  • Area 2 – Miles Platting, Newton Heath, Ancoats and Clayton;
  • Area 3 – Hulme (east side or A5103 Princess Road), Moss Side and Fallowfield.

Further information can be found HERE

Bankley Studios Art Competition

The Bankley Studios and Gallery are a wonderful asset to Levenshulme.

The Bankley Open Call 2013 is the first annual open exhibition inviting contemporary artists of any age or experience living within the UK, and working in any 2D media, video, or sculpture, to participate and be in with a chance of winning our first prize of £500 and a solo show at Bankley Gallery next year. Second prize is £200 vouchers to spend at Fred Aldous, Manchester.

Full details on the competition are available HERE

Submission deadline: 16th August 2013


Development Proposal Threatens £6.5m Levenshulme Facilities

You may wish to consider commenting on or objecting to this application as it could compromise the presence, impact, accessibility and wider benefits to Levenshulme of the new £6.5m pools, gym, library and community facilities that will be built on the area immediately behind this site.

We need to maximise the benefits and presence of our marvellous new facilities for the benefit of all Levenshulme residents and visitors.

The applicants who submitted the previous application for a supermarket on the site of the Church Inn (874 Stockport Road) which was not approved, have now submitted a new application which will be considered by Manchester Council’s Planning Committee this Thursday 15 August 2013.

The meeting will be held in Manchester Town Hall starting at 14.00.

The new application is for the construction of 4 shops units with storage space on the 1st floor.

The Planning Department considers that this application meets the Council’s planning requirements and are recommending that the application be approved. The meeting is open to members of the public to attend and it is usual for the Chair to call someone to speak for and against each application.

Full details of the application can be found at the Council’s website through the Public Access Planning System. Enter the reference number in the search box to access the application. The application reference number is:


If you register with the Planning System you can leave a comment on the application.


Organic September at Bud Garden Centre

Sunday 15th September 11.00-16.00

Organic September at Bud Garden Centre.

Learn about organic growing. Free demonstrations.

Talk by Liz Postlethwaite – ‘Organic growing, permaculture and my adventures in Cuba’ (13.00 & 14.00)

Featuring local indie businesses The Black Cat Cakery, The Travelling Bakery and Case Solved Wines.

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Cringle Fields Open Day and International Youth Day

To celebrate the continuing success of the Gym in the Park and International Youth Day there will be a host of free activities in the park on Monday 12th August.

Boxing exhibitions, poetry, football sessions, bouncy castle, free ice cream, badge making, face painting and much more!

The gym opens from 10am with the youth activities starting at 12pm – come down and get involved!

Hosted by Great Places Housing Group.

Levenshulme & Burnage Boxing Academy Open Day

Cringle Fields Open Day and International Youth Day

Levenshulme Gym gets a marvellous makeover

Levenshulme Gym has been given a marvellous makeover. Freshly painted with new flooring our spacious gym looks fab and provides a bright new place for you to get fit.

Memberships at Levenshulme Baths/Gym cost only £18.00 per month including unlimited gym, swimming and workout classes. No contract. No monthly Direct Debit. Simply pay at the centre each month. How easy is that?

Find out what’s on and what it costs HERE

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Levy TimeBank

Levy TimeBank is a brand new idea in Levenshulme to get local people involved in swapping an hour of their time for an hour of some one else’s.

Sign up to get involved and exchange your time and skills with others in Levenshulme. Everyone’s effort is valued equally – as time! Use our site to easily find others to swap with, and keep a record of your time credits.

To get in touch, email or just go to the Levy TimeBank website.

Incredible Edible Levenshulme

A new Incredible Edible Levenshulme group has been set up and will be meeting at 14.30 on Wednesday 14th August in Trove on Stockport Road (opposite the Antiques Village).

The group is inspired by the Incredible Edible network. Pam Warhurst from the Incredible Edible Network will be giving a talk as part of the Dig the City Festival:

Talk: Pam Warhurst (Incredible Edible): Believe in the power of small actions

16.00, Sunday 4th August, Festival Hub, Exchange Square, Manchester

Pam Warhurst’s TED Talk is available as a video HERE

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Football coaching at Arcadia

Aim2Train are running football coaching for children aged 5 years to 16 years at Arcadia, 12.00-14.00 at the moment (and then weekly after the summer holidays).

They provide qualified coaching sessions and as well as giving young people the opportunity to gain their coaching qualifications.

Sessions are only £3. Just turn up kitted up and pay on the day. You can also register with them online.

Check out their website and like them on facebook if you support what they are trying to achieve.

FREE Swimming at Levenshulme Baths

Are you under 17 or over 60 years old? Then you can register for FREE swimming!

Download a form from the internet HERE
(both forms for 60+ or under 17 are available under the green ‘downloads’ link)

Or pick up a form at Levenshulme Baths.

(under-17 free swimming only applies during the school holidays, over-60 free swimming is available all year round)