A bit of Christmas art this weekend at Bankley Studios

Bankley Studios Christmas Pop-Up

Happening HERE


Ceremony for the New Sports and Leisure Facilities in Levenshulme


Issue Date: 28 November 2014
Work starts on brand new library and leisure centre in Levenshulme

What: Ceremony to mark the start of work on the new neighbourhood library
and leisure centre in Levenshulme.

Who: Manchester City Council executive member for culture and leisure
Councillor Rosa Battle, representatives from local community groups and
members of the project team.

When: 10.30am, Tuesday 2 December 2015.

Where: The Arcadia site, Yew Tree Lane, Levenshulme, Manchester. M19 3PH

Members of Manchester City Council, project leaders, partners and local
politicians will come together in Levenshulme to mark the start of work on
a brand new library and leisure centre on Tuesday 2 December at 10.30am.

The centre will be built on the Arcadia site on Yew Tree Lane, Levenshulme
and is expected to be complete in early 2016.

The new centre will bring state-of-the-art facilities into the heart of the
local community within Levenshulme District Centre. It will feature a four
lane swimming pool, health and fitness gym, sauna and steam room,
neighbourhood library and community studio (a flexible space that will host
various meetings, classes and events).

The Arcadia Centre adds to a plan to bring modern leisure facilities to the
city – that has also seen a new leisure centre opened in Beswick and
construction started on a new leisure complex at Hough End – due to be
completed in June 2015.

Local construction and engineering specialists Laing O’Rourke are
delivering the project via the North West Construction Hub.

Councillor Rosa Battle, Manchester City Council executive member for
culture and leisure, said: “An incredible amount of hard work has gone into
this project so it’s fantastic to see the plans begin to become a reality
with the start of work on the new Arcadia library and leisure centre.

“Manchester is renowned as a world class sporting city and this new
resource will sit along side our elite facilities bringing a top class
leisure centre to residents that I’m sure will be cherished and well used
for years to come.

“In what is undoubtedly a tough economic climate I am proud that we are not
only able to create the Arcadia leisure centre and neighbourhood library in
Levenshulme but also provide brand new facilities at both Hough End and in

The existing Levenshulme baths will stay open until the new building is

More information with plans for the new centre are available HERE

Incredible Edible Levenshulme Market Area Clean and Green Project

Incredible Edible Levenshulme have been awarded funding from the Council’s Clean and Green fund for various initiatives at Levy Market. The first stage was the installation of a green roof on to the storage container, which is now in place and growing well.

Work will be undertaken in stages to transform some of the land at the market site, and the first session is scheduled for Sunday 7th December to begin creating a woodland area.

Please come along and lend a hand if you’re free, everyone is very welcome.

Levy Market Woodland Planting
Date: Sunday 7th December
Time: 10am
Venue: Levy Market, near the container

Christmas night market and lights switch on festivities today

The special Christmas night market will take place on the train station car park in Levenshulme TODAY from 4.00pm – 9.00pm

Get your winter woollies on and come for a wander round the market and catch the festivities at the Christmas Tree lights switch on and party with special guests and free presents for kids.

Levenshulme does Christmas in style. Come join the fun!

More info on the Christmas market HERE

Find out about the Christmas Lights Switch on and party HERE

Levenshulme Christmas Tree Lights Switch On 2014

The Christmas Tree Lights Switch On will take place on Friday 28th November

Levenshulme Community Association is pleased to support this event.

The fun begins at 4.30pm with Father Christmas arriving as usual on the 192 bus to give away presents to local children. There will be entertainment for all the family in an action packed schedule, including Fred the Red, Joe Keegan from The BBC Voice and a local children’s choir.

Meet Father Christmas from 4.30pm with FREE Present for the first 300 children

The switch on itself will be held promptly at 5.30pm with the special guest of honour, the Lord Mayor of Manchester, Cllr. Sue Cooley. Our local Member of Parliament, local Councillors and Officials from Manchester City Council will also join in the switch on.

There will be some road closures on Chapel Street at the corner of Stockport Road in the afternoon and during the event itself as well as some noise distribution during the event.

Special thanks must go out to traders who have already donated towards the Christmas tree light switch on to ensure every child gets a free present once again despite these tough economic times.

The events main sponsors are Manchester City Council, Stagecoach Manchester, the Levenshulme Pub Company, the Horseshoe Pub, Sanderson James Estate Agent, Mustafa Solicitors, Great Places Housing Association, Nawaab Restaurant and Intime Taxis. Contributions have also been made from other local traders and organizations in the area.

Fancy a part time job at Levenshulme Market?

Levenshulme Market is looking for a Marketing and Trader Liaison Co-ordinator (Part Time).

Full details are available HERE

Manchester Council Budget Public Consultation

Richard Paver, Manchester City Council Treasurer, explains in this video the process for the further government cuts to services in Manchester and the public consultation starting on 26th November 2014.

Cuts of £59 million pounds will be imposed for 2015-16 with a further £30 million expected to be cut in 2016-17. This comes on top of the £250 million already cut from Manchester’s budget since 2010 by the current Conservative and Libdem coalition government.

The funding available to Manchester City Council has been cut by 40% since 2010.

With almost £100 million of cuts coming in the next couple of years the prospects for our city look bleak. The public consultation will enable input and views from residents to inform the decisions of the council.

View the video HERE

The council website with further information is available HERE