Come along to Inspire on Stockport Road to find out about and discuss DevoManc tonight at 19.00, 25th September 2015.
Find out whether you know Levenshulme as well as you think you do with this short quiz based on government statistics.
Do the quiz HERE
Are you a ‘crafty’ person? Levenshulme GoodNeighbours are looking for an arts and crafts session worker to run a session for National Older People Day on the 1st October.
This would be for a drop-in activity, and we would really like people to be able to take something away with them. It needs to be easy to join in for people of all skills levels / physical abilities and not take a long time to achieve (we were thinking origami or something else paper based – but are open to suggestions). There is funding to pay for your time and equipment.
- Provide examples of the work you plan to do with people attending the day
- Be free to work in Levenshulme on the 1st October between 10.30am and 3pm
- Provide all the required supplies
- Provide a taxpayer reference number to show you are self-employed and are able to be paid freelance
Please send Levenshulme Good Neighbours a private message on Facebook, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161 850 1066.
Manchester City Council is consulting on planning guidance for hot food takeaways. This would be come part of the council’s Strategic Plan as a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).
The consultation is available HERE
If you wish to comment you must register with the council’s consultation portal. You can do this by following the instruction on the link above.
The council’s introduction is provided below:
The City Council intend to prepare a Hot Food Takeaway Supplementary Planning Document and would welcome any comments you have on this issue.
The Manchester Core Strategy includes a number of policies relevant to Hot Food Takeaways and the intention of the SPD is to provide further detail on these policies. A copy of the Core Strategy can be found on the City Council’s website HERE
We are particularly interested in how you think planning policy relating to hot food takeaways can support the most appropriate mix of uses within our District and Local Centres and promote healthy lifestyles, especially for young people.
We would like your views about the right planning policy for Hot Food Takeaways.
Levy Soup is …
A way of promoting community based activity through a creative “crowdfunding” event.
Come along and you’ll get to share a home-made Soup dinner with new and old friends. (Plus the chance to network and have a dance too). There is a paying bar at the venue.
Levy Soup has been set up to celebrate and support creative projects in Levenshulme that benefit the local community.
For a suggested donation of £5 attendees receive a bowl of veggie soup, some bread and a vote. During the evening you will hear pitches from people who want to do something in Levenshulme.
For the first “Soup” we have chosen the theme of food so if you have a food based idea or project that you would like to have funded then this is for you.
Each presenter has four minutes to pitch their idea and answer four questions from the audience.
At the event, people eat, talk, share ideas and then vote on the project they think benefits Levenshulme the most. At the end of the night the winner goes home with all of the money raised in the evening to carry out their project.
The first Levy Soup event will take place on October 8th, 19.00 at the Klondyke (1 Burnage Range).
Everyone is welcome to attend– no matter where you live you can share in this experience.
Information for Bidders:
You might be a group of friends, neighbours, an existing voluntary, community or resident group or an individual. (Aged 11 and over)
The application from can be downloaded HERE
What can I bid for?
It’s up to you!! Maybe a tea and tech group for older people; a Xmas party for young people leaving care, a community growing project, a raised bed for vegetable growing, a popcorn and film night for kids – these are only examples- the options are endless and we hope bidders will be really creative! The only rule is that the people who benefit should be in Levenshulme.
All you need at this stage is an idea – We’ve made the process as simple as possible and we’ll also be able to help you think about how to present your pitch. No PowerPoint presentations allowed!
Deadline for applications
The deadline for submissions for bidders for Soup 1 is Thursday 1st October 2015. Fill in the form and send it to us now!
Good luck and if you have any questions at all please contact us!
For more information
Call: Carey 07968 031085
Find us on Facebook HERE
Young children want to raise money for those who have lost everything and seeking refuge for safety.
On Saturday evening my husband and I spoke to our children (aged 8, 5 and 3) about the Syrian conflict in a sensitive way that children their age would understand. We wanted them to be aware so that we could donate items and they would understand why.
My eight year old daughter suggested a sponsored walk to raise money to help and we burst with pride. I explained to the boys what a sponsored walk was and they giddily agreed.
We are going to walk the Fallowfield loop on 27th September at 1pm starting at the entrance at Slade Lane and will walk to Gorton. They will then have to do the journey back again.
Other families have said they will join us so I have created this event page so that people can invite other families or sponsor those walking or toddling.
There will be children of different ages and stages so I propose parents/carers wanting to get involved to set your own targets for your child’s individual needs. that way everybody who would like to participate and raise money can be included. Also id say bike riding, scooting, running are allowed as they are children after all.
For those attending please bring appropriate clothing for the weather and water.
Some families may even want to bring a picnic, the loop has some lovely spots to sit and we will also pass the secret lake.
If you cant join us, please sponsor the children.
The Facebook event page is HERE
There is a Justgiving page for donations HERE
Next meeting of the Levenshulme Old Library (LOL) group:
Wednesday 9th September at 18.30 in the Library community room.
Progress on the campaign will be reviewed.
Please come along if you want Levenshulme Library to be saved as a community venue. Meet nice people who care about our community, have your say and show your support.
Or keep up to date on facebook HERE
A petition has been set up by Levenshulme resident Sue Millichap to stop the excessive and dangerous speeding on Manor Road.
The petition text says:
“Manor Road is a residential street in Levenshulme, Manchester. The road runs alongside Greenbank Playing Fields – a large open park where children and families play. Manor Road is very long, wide and straight and it connects two main roads together. As such, drivers use it as a ‘rat run’ and incessant speeding has led to a large number of pet fatalities and near misses with children. Some residents have tried to take action by gesturing to drivers to slow down in order to protect our children and pets but have been faced with abuse and threats. We need speed calming measures that actually work. We want speed bumps that span the full width of the road. We have to act now before a child is killed. Enough is enough.
We are aware that there are many roads in Levenshulme that are suffering this issue but residents from all areas of Levenshulme use Greenbank Park.”
You can view and sign the petition HERE
The next meeting of the Levenshulme Community Association will be held on Saturday 12th September at Levenshulme Library starting at 14.15.
The meeting will include discussion of the current Levenshulme Library, development of the New Arcadia facilities, creation of the Levenshulme Neighbourhood Planning Forum, upgrading of the A6 and reports from LCA members.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Here’s an update from Levenshulme Contemporary Art Collective (LCAC) on what they did with the funding awarded from the Levenshulme Market Fund 2015.
Levenshulme people working together to help our community be the most dynamic and creative in Manchester.
Check out the update on the Levenshulme Market website HERE
The next meeting of the Levenshulme Neighbourhood Planning Forum will take place on Tuesday 1st September, 19.00, at Levenshulme Inspire on Stockport Road.
Since the July meeting the Interim Committee has finalised the draft constitution as agreed. This constitution will be presented for approval at the meeting as well as formal adoption of the Designated Area that was accepted by the July meeting.
The September meeting will formally:
- create the Levenshulme a neighbourhood a planning Forum;
- adopt the Designated Area;
- approve the Constitution; and
- elect a committee to replace the Interim Committee that was appointed in July.
Apart from this formal business to enable the Forum to exist the meeting will discuss a plan for the future and how best to develop the Neighbourhood Plan in a way that includes input from as many people in Levenshulme as possible and that reflects our priorities and issues.
As always, anyone who lives or works in Levenshulme is welcome to attend the meeting and also join the Levenshulme Neighbourhood Planning Forum.