A big thank you to everyone who came along to the Levenshulme and Gorton South hustings organised by the LCA last week.
Both meetings were packed to capacity and showed again how enthusiastic and engaged the people of Levenshulme are with our area. We had a full house of candidates except for the Conservative candidates and we are grateful to the candidates who came for putting themselves in front of the people of Levenshulme for questioning.
Thank you in particular to Les James at the Klondyke and to Revd. Caroline Throup at St. Peter’s Church for allowing us to use their lovely facilities.
And a big thank you to everyone who donated money to help us with the costs of these events and the ongoing work of the LCA.
Scruffs Dog Show will be held on Greenbank playing field, Barlow Road on Sunday 26th April, starting at 12.00.
There are 7 categories:
- handsomest dog;
- prettiest bitch;
- best rescue;
- best veteran;
- waggiest tail;
- fancy dress; and
- dog the judge would most like to take home.
Registration from 12 noon, £1 per category, proceeds to Manchester and Cheshire dogs home. Judging from 1 pm.
Refreshments and tombola as well.
£2 million funding has been secured to resurface Stockport Road from the Appollo to McVities.
The stretch of Stockport Road running through Levenshulme in particular is in a dire state of repair and has been in desperate need of attention for some time so this is great news.
We understand the project will include new cycle provision and redesign of the road to improve access and usability. Residents’ groups and businesses will be included in consultation about the exact design.
The project is scheduled to start this summer (2015). Further details will be reported when available.
The marvellous Paul Magrs did a painting of the Levenshulme hustings organised by the LCA at the Klondyke. Have fun seeing who you can identify in the crowd.
The LCA hosted a packed hustings for Levenshulme Ward on Tuesday 21st April. The event was chaired by Jean Bernard who ably kept everything in order with the assistance of LCA Core Group members. All candidates attended apart from the Conservative and the Klondyke was packed to capacity. The commitment and engagement of Levenshulme residents is a wonderful thing!
Thanks to the Klondyke for hosting the event.
Photographs courtesy of Jeremy Hoad.
The hustings for the 2015 elections start tomorrow. Everyone is welcome.
Hustings for the local and national elections in May 2015 are planned as follows:
Levenshulme Local Election
Tuesday 21st April, 19.30 at the Klondyke, 1 Burnage Range
Organised by Levenshulme Community Association
Gorton South Local Election
Thursday 23rd April
19.30 at St. Peter’s Church, Stockport Road
Organised by Levenshulme Community Association
Manchester Gorton Parliamentary Election
Wednesday 29th April
19.30 at the Jain Centre, Stockport Road
Organised by Levenshulme Interfaith Group
Candidates are listed HERE
Insurance company Aviva have a Community Fund:
“The Aviva Community Fund offers you the chance to secure funding for an important cause in your community.
Open to everyone – Aviva customers, employees, insurance brokers or financial advisers (whether associated with Aviva or not) and the general public – we want you to submit a project for your community organisation and tell us what difference these much-needed funds could make.
Secure enough votes from friends, family and supporters in your community and you could be entered into the Finals, where a judging panel will award the funds.
The Aviva Community Fund offers support and funding to the causes close to your heart. Put forward a project for a local cause, and you could win it funding of up to £25,000.”
Further information is available HERE
Levenshulme qualifies for funding under the People’s Health Trust scheme as outlined by the organisation below:
“Local groups and organisations with great ideas to make their communities even better places to live are now invited to apply for funding to turn their ideas into reality.
Active Communities is a funding programme for community groups and not-for-profit organisations, with an income of less than £350,000 a year or an average of £350,000 over two years.
It’s for projects seeking investment of between £5,000 and £50,000 for projects lasting up to two years. We’re looking for small and local projects, genuinely designed and run by local people. By small, we mean just a small group of people on an estate, in a few streets or villages.
We’re also looking for great ideas from communities of interest. By this we mean a group of people who have things in common and wish to come together to address something that is important to them. These ideas could be based in one neighbourhood, or cover a wider area.
We run a two stage application process over a six week period that begins with a short online form. There’s step by step guidance to help you along the way but if you need any support, please call us on 020 7697 4021 or email us.”
Further information including an online application form is available HERE
Levenshulme Interfaith Forum are hosting hustings for the parliamentary election on Wednesday 29th April, 19.30-21.30 at the Jain Centre on Stockport Road.
Registering to vote is easy. You can do it online HERE
If you want to vote in any of the elections next month – local or national – you must have registered before 20th April 2015.
Shores Fold Community Farm (Cringle Road, Levenshulme, M19 2WD) are holding an Easter Open Day on Monday 6th April, 11.00-16.00.
£3 Adults, £2 Children
All money raised will be invested in improving the Farm for our community.