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.”
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)
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.
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
Levenshulme Community Allotment Project
Levenshulme Community Association
Manchester Environmental Education Network
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.
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
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.
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?
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.