Vivaldi Ensemble Concert At St Mark’s Church

Venice comes to St Mark’s!

Come and join the Vivaldi Ensemble at 7pm on Sunday 26th June in a concert of light classical music at St Mark’s Church, Levenshulme.

This is a family friendly event so all are welcome. Admission is free, and all donations will go to UNICEF to support children in areas of war.

See you there! 7pm, Sun 26th June, at Mark’s Church, Broom Lane, Levenshulme, M19

Bluebell Green Gardening Sessions

Gardening sessions at Bluebell Green in Chapel Street Park

Just a reminder if you have green fingers or would like to learn more about gardening, we’re open at these times through the growing season.

Monday and Wednesday are for adult gardening but children welcome to come and play in the kids area while grown ups garden.

Saturdays are our regular community and volunteer sessions. Come down to play, garden, volunteer or just sit and enjoy the space.

Council Approves Lidl Store

The new Lidl supermarket on Fallowfield Retail Park has been approved by the council.

All buildings on the right side of the retail park will be demolished to make way for the new store with the exception of the Doctor’s Surgery that will remain.

The range of shops will be dramatically reduced which is unfortunate when the aim is to have people travel less and stay local. For example after losing Gay Lyfe a few years ago the area has now lost Jollye’s Pet Store.

It also seems likely this development will generate more traffic in the area at a location known for its congestion.

Further information is available on the Place North West website HERE.

Cringle Park Community Dog Show and Fun Day

A message from the lovely people at Grounded MCR.

The BARK HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR in aid of Manchester and Cheshire Dogs Home, is coming up fast on 3rd June, 12.00-17.00.

Please follow THIS LINK to enter your dog. All proceeds from the dog show go to the Dogs Home.

And it ain’t just Cringle Crufts. We also have:

  • free kids activities – giant games and arts and crafts
    @mcrlot Manchester Library of Things which we are reet excited about
  • @manchesterlibrarytrail with their amazing book selection
  • halal bbq
  • amazing vegan & veggie hummus and toppings from @musmushummus
  • @thedogcakeco with their delish creations
  • dancing, merriment and sun, cos we’re hard at work manifesting that!

Spread the word and see you there, Cringlers, dawgs and fwends.

Levenshulme in the 1990s

Manchester Evening News has published ten photos of Levenshulme from the 1990s.

Are you in one of the photos? What memories do the photos bring back for you?

One of the photos is of the Community Centre on Chapel Street where Levenshulme Community Association used to be based.

View the photos HERE

Highfield Country Park Walk

Join the Friends of Highfield Country Park for their monthly walk around the park on Saturday 28th May!

They will be exploring different areas of the park and discovering the range of nature and wildlife that can be found. This will also be a chance to find out more about the Friends group and their future plans.

Everyone is welcome to join and the walk will be suitable for all ages and abilities. Meet by the Bowler Street entrance (postcode: M19 2UA) at 11am with the walk lasting until around 12.30pm.

Find out more about Highfield Country Park HERE

Friends of Levenshulme Station Meeting

The Friends of Levenshulme Station will hold a meeting on Wednesday 18 May 2022, 18.30-19.30 at Arcadia Library and Leisure Centre.

Streets for People Pavement Parking Day of Action

Streets for People Levenshulme & Burnage

If you want to…

  • Send a message to drivers and the council that pavement parking isn’t acceptable
  • Meet fellow residents who share your concerns about pavement parking
  • Find out how you can get involved in our campaign to end pavement parking

Come to our day of action this Saturday (30 April)! Meet outside Arcadia at 11am.

Find out more on the Streets for People website HERE

Levenshulme Market Artists In Residence

A new initiative from Levenshulme Market…

LEVENSHULME MARKET ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE

That’s right! With support from Arts Council England we’re proud announce Levenshulme Market is funding two local artists to work in the heart of Levenshulme’s local high street, creating an artistic project which connects with the community.

As regular customers know, each week Manchester’s artists can be found at the market, selling their incredible work directly to the warm and welcoming people of Levenshulme.

Now two of those artists, both of whom are Levenshulme locals, have been appointed as the market’s artists-in-residence.

This spring their joint project A Portrait of Levenshulme will see Laura Deane and Ciara Leeming popping up at a market stall offering FREE photographic portraits and drawing and collage workshops, and inviting participants to reflect on what makes this neighbourhood special.

This initiative has been made possible by Arts Council England’s Let’s Create Jubilee Fund to mark the Queen’s 70 year reign. Similarly, this project aims to celebrate the resilience, longevity and diversity in Levenshulme.

You’ll find Laura and Ciara at the market 11am-3pm this Saturday (23 April) at Levenshulme train station car park.

What’s Going On At Brickie Green?

What’s going on at Brickie Green? A grassroots community project.

Dates for the diary
3rd June – Garden party! in celebration of the queens jubilee
15th August – annual general meeting

If your able to donate material, time, or skills please get in touch! Facebook page HERE

Burnage Ward Hustings 2022

Levenshulme Community Association was pleased to host the Burnage Ward hustings at St Peter’s Church this evening.

We are grateful to Greg Sammons who represented the Liberal Democrats (standing in for Bryn Coombes) and Sham Raja who represented the Conservative Party (standing in for Md Shahed Hossain). They are pictured here with Jeremy Hoad (LCA Secretary) who hosted the evening.

Unfortunately Dick Venes (Green Party) had to pull out due to illness. Murtaza Ranjha Iqbal (Labour Party) sent his apologies.

Thanks to Rev. George Reeves for providing St Peter’s Church as such a splendid venue.

We look forward to returning to St Peter’s for the Levenshulme Ward hustings at 15.00 on Saturday 23 April.

Photo: (L to R) Sham Raja, Jeremy Hoad, Greg Sammons

Local Election Hustings 2022

It’s election time again and we’re back with hustings for both Burnage Ward and Levenshulme Ward after being prevented from holding them because of the pandemic restrictions.

This is your opportunity to ask questions of local election candidates in person and see how they respond. All questions will be addressed to all candidates. These are the people standing to be your local councillor and representative on Manchester City Council.

Thank you to Rev. George Reeves, Rector of St Peter and St Mark’s Parish, for kindly hosting the hustings at St Peter’s Church.

Burnage Ward Hustings

  • Thursday 21 April
  • 18.45-19.45
  • St Peter’s Church, Stockport Road, M19 3BS

Levenshulme Ward Hustings

  • Saturday 23 April
  • 15.00
  • St Peter’s Church, Stockport Road, M19 3BS

Candidates

Posters

Alphabet Trail on Fallowfield Loop

There’s a new Alphabet Trail on the Fallowfield Loop. This is an interactive street-art trail by Oskar with a K and Will Albin-Clark.

Spend a day cycling or walking along the Fallowfield Loop, collecting letters and watching them come to life by using the Artivive App!

Full information and the Apps are available HERE

Unity Iftaar at Madina Masjid

Everyone is welcome to the Unity Iftar at Madina Masjid on Saturday 16 April at 19.30.

You can book a place by scanning the QR code below or via the link HERE

Good Friday Fun At Cringle Park

Eggstatic to announce a party in Cringle Park 10-1pm on Friday. See ya there, egg fans.

Levenshulme Old Library Volunteer Survey

Levenshulme Old Library has set up Levenshulme Community Hubs group, consisting of a range of community organisations in the area, and have been working behind the scenes to secure funding to improve volunteering in the area. They are currently conducting research into what is available in the area and what is needed, to support volunteer programmes.

As people working in and around the community, it would be really helpful to have your input in this survey, which should only take a couple of minutes to complete:

Go to the survey HERE

Please also share with anybody living and/or working in the Levenshulme area so that LOL can get a good picture of what they need to do!

Thanks so much for your help!

Spring Clean event on Mathews Lane

There’s a GB Spring Clean event on Mathews Lane on Weds 6th April (drop-in 11am to 2pm).

Boundary Changes And New Name Proposed For Our Constituency

2023 Review of Parliamentary constituencies

The Boundary Commission for England has proposed changing the parliamentary constituency boundary that includes Levenshulme. It is also proposed that the constituency is renamed to Manchester Longsight. It is currently the Manchester Gorton constituency.

You can find out about the proposals HERE

The current consultation is live now and ends on 4 April 2022.

The existing (dark blue) and proposed new (bright red) constituency boundaries are shown below. You can switch between these views more easily on the Boundary Commission website via the link above.

Lifeguard / Leisure Assistant job at Arcadia

There is a full time job advertised for a full time Lifeguard/ Leisure Assistant at Arcadia Library and Leisure Centre. Anyone interested please see details below to apply.

Details are also available on the GLL website HERE (scroll to the bottom of the page and do a search for jobs in Manchester).

Activities at Bluebell Green in Chapel St Park

Activities at Bluebell Green in Chapel St Park, March-June.

Friends of Highfield Country Park Volunteer Roles

Friends of Highfield Country Park are looking for new committee members. Message below:

We are looking for two volunteer roles to fill in the committee and we would be extremely grateful if you could let us know if you are interested by emailing janesebire@yahoo.co.uk

We would also be very grateful if you could send this opportunity to anyone in your networks who might be interested.

Treasurer

As treasurer, you have responsibility for looking after our group’s money. Your role will be to keep transparent accounts including receipts and report to the committee. This role will require approximately 4 hours per month and is ideally suited to someone with financial or accounting experience.

Social Media Volunteer

We are looking for a creative and technologically savvy individual to help the Friends of Highfield engage the local community with the park, including through our new website and social media. We think this will require approximately 4 hours per month. 

If you are interested drop us a line and let us know why you would like volunteer for your local green space. Let us know by 19th April, and we look forward to meeting up for a walk around the park,

Best wishes,

Alec, Jane, Vicki and Lillian

Committee of The Friends of Highfield Country Park

£150 Council Tax Rebate

The government is providing a £150 rebate on council tax for select households.

If you pay by Direct Debit you should receive the rebate automatically in April.

If you do not pay by Direct Debit Manchester City Council should contact you to directly so you can claim the rebate.

The rebate is available to people living in council tax bands A to D – including 95% of rented properties.

Further information is available from the government HERE

Information from Manchester City Council is available HERE

HS2 Consultation Webinar

The UK Government has introduced a Bill into Parliament, seeking the power to build and operate the next section of the HS2 railway between Crewe and Manchester, with a connection to the West Coast Main Line to serve stations in Scotland and the North West.

HS2 Ltd are holding a webinar on Thursday 17 March 2022, 18.00-19.00 to discuss the Crewe to Manchester section of the new railway.

During this webinar we will give a brief presentation on the Bill and point out some of the main features of the proposed new railway in Manchester. The majority of time, however, will be set aside for questions – giving you the chance to ask the team about the Bill and what it means for Manchester.

Register to attend the webinar HERE

Find out more about this route HERE

Station South Opening

Station South will be open soon.

The self-described “destination cycle café, bar and urban garden” has undergone a comprehensive renovation over the past several years.

We understand Station South will open to the public on 1 April with a soft launch leading up to the full opening.

Illustration from Station South website

International Women’s Day at AllFM

A message from the fabulous Vicky Richardson at AllFM.

“Listen up to ALLFM on Tuesday March 8th. Its International Women’s Day and the ladies of ALLFM take over the airwaves from 7a.m-2a.m with interesting interviews, great guests brilliant banter and top tunes.

Check out the schedule and join me on the late shift at midnight for a special edition of NIGHT MOVES when I’ll be chatting to my friend the champion videographer documentary maker and soundtrack composer and musician JO GENDLE about her life and many careers. She will also be premiering her new compositions and bringing in her favourite tunes!”

ALLFM 96.9

https://allfm.org

Vicky’s own show, Night Moves, will be on air from midnight to 2am.

Photos courtesy Vicky Richardson/ AllFM

International Women’s Day at Bluebell Green

International Women’s Day activities at Bluebell Green in Chapel Street Park.

Ukraine Supplies Help Needed

A message from Jamie Whittaker:

“Hello, Jen Savaris and I are flying out to Poland on the 8th of March to bring selected items from the refugee appeal list to Medyka bordering Ukraine where over 50,000 refugees are arriving every day. We are self-funding the trip and limited with what we can bring as we are flying over, we want to give directly to those in need and see what other assistance we can offer whilst there to the amazing volunteering groups already out there and build a relationship with the organisations so we can share that with the people in the UK who want to further support them.

We have an allowance of 160kg to fly out with and the items we need the most to take with us are:

  • Sanitary pads
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Miniature First aid kits
  • Bandages
  • Sudocrem
  • Gloves
  • Warm Hats
  • Packaged soaps

We also have a fundraising page if anyone would like to financially support our efforts whilst out there, after emptying the luggage on Day 1 we will then go and refill a further 160kg each day we are there by purchasing things needed such as food, baby goods and anything else the charities request. Where we can, we are going to try and pass some of the stuff on to those still in the Ukraine and especially those being denied entry into the bordering countries.

The fundraising page is available HERE

BACS bank transfer: Jennifer Savaris, Sort Code: 09-01-28, Account number: 64195110

All donations will be made transparent, and we will be keeping all receipts as proof of where donations are going. If you can support our efforts, we would be extremely grateful. Thank you so much. Jamie & Jen (The Gherkin & Perry’s Pantry Foodbank).

Please drop off at The Gherkin. Let staff know it’s for Ukraine not the kindness kabinet.”

The MEN also has an article about Jen and Jamie’s trip HERE

Free Food Parcels from Madina Masjid & Community Centre

Free food parcels for those in need.

Sunday 27th February, 14.00-15.30 at UKIM Madina Masjid & Community Centre, Madina Masjid, 2 Barlow Road.

School Street at St Andrew’s Primary School

St Andrew’s Primary School will be holding a School Street event next Thursday 17th February at pick-up time (between 2.30pm & 4pm).

Parents are encouraged to make active choices with their children about travel to school. Information will be provided to neighbours this week and parents (including Superkids) early next week.

Access to Broom Avenue will only be possible for residents and those with particular needs. For others who do need to use their cars, there are many places nearby within a 2 minute walk of Broom Avenue that are available to park and walk the final bit, including on the Loop to the back gate of school.

It is hoped that this could be an opportunity for those who are able to make a walking choice to do so.

Thanks to George Reeves for this information.

Proposed Tenants Union

Levenshulme & Burnage proposed Tenants Union

Open meetings to find out the plans and to join up will be held:

Saturday 5th February 2:30pm – Sun in September Pub

Thursday 10th February 6pm – Levenshulme Inspire

Organised by Greater Manchester Tenants Union (part of) tenantsunion.org.uk contactable on: info@tenantsunion.org.uk

Coronavirus Business Grants

Information from Manchester City Council

Financial support for your business


There are now three financial support schemes available to businesses through funding that was announced by the Government to help businesses in light of the Omicron variant.

COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF) replaces the right to request a reduction in business rates from the Valuation Office Agency due to COVID-19 and allows us to pay successful businesses a relief of up to 100% of their 2021/22 business rates bill. The fund is limited and only available to businesses that have been adversely affected by COVID-19 and are ineligible for existing COVID related business rates reliefs.
Read more about CARF and how to apply.

Additional Restrictions Grant top up (ARG) is designed to support businesses that have been impacted by the latest Covid-19 variant but are not eligible for the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant (OHLG).
Find out more about the discretionary scheme and how to apply.

The Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant (OHLG) Did you receive a Local Restriction Support Grant last year? If your business offers in-person services on the premises in the hospitality, leisure and accommodation sectors you might be eligible for a one-off Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant payment of up to £6,000.
Check eligibility and apply online.

Happy New Year!

Holocaust Memorial Day 2022

We would like to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2022.

Further information and resources are available from the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust HERE.

The video of the 2022 Holocaust Memorial Day Ceremony is available HERE.

Walk In Saturday Covid Vaccinations

Saturday pop up Covid-19 vaccination sessions at the Pakistani Community centre in Longsight.

  • 12.00-16.00
  • 29th Jan / 5th Feb / 12th Feb
  • No appointment needed

The sessions can vaccinate from 12 years upwards, so will support the school vaccination programme.

LCA Poster for Active Neighbourhood Consultation

The LCA has provided a poster to inform people about the final Levenshulme and Burnage Active Neighbourhood consultation that closes on 30 January. Please feel free to download, print and display this poster to help make people aware of the consultation, find out more and gives their views.

Who Owns The City Public Land Map

A new map has been developed to improve transparency around public land ownership and use and to encourage public debate around how this resource can be better used to address social and environmental needs.

The map will allow you to identify land that is owned by Manchester City Council. It will also allow you to explore the privatisation of Council-owned land in the central wards of Cheetham, Miles Platting & Newton Heath, Ancoats & Beswick, Ardwick, Hulme, Deansgate and Piccadilly.

The map is the result of research carried out by Dr Tom Gillespie (University of Manchester) and Dr Jonathan Silver (University of Sheffield) with Greater Manchester Housing Action investigating the privatisation of public land in Manchester. The project is supported by the University of Manchester and ESRC. More information is available here.

To view the map go to whoownsthecity.org

Crime Survey

Greater Manchester Combined Authority is doing a Crime Survey. Tell them about your experiences of crime HERE.

Active Neighbourhood Consultation Extended

The council held the first of the two video calls on the Active Neighbourhood last night (Thursday 13 January 2022). This was an opportunity for people to ask questions about the current proposals / plans.

The Project Team has responded to the request by Levenshulme Community Association and Levenshulme Traders Association for an extension to the consultation. The new deadline is Sunday 30th January 2022. The deadline was extended to 28 January on 13 January and then extended to 30 January on 14 January. Full information on how to comment is available HERE.

The Project Team has finally provided a plan for Grangethorpe Drive (available HERE), another request of the LCA. Unfortunately a summary of the Randolph Street / Balleratt Street proposals is still missing. The online Feedback Survey is still inconsistent with the proposals listed on the website or on the overview map but at least it is now possible to comment on more than two proposals. The Project Team refused to take comments or questions on any of the 14 trial blocks / filters in Levenshulme which have inexplicably been left out of the consultation.

Although the proposals were broadly welcomed by people commenting on the video call there was frustration that the proposals were disjointed and disconnected and opportunities had been missed. The Project Team said they would look at several locations where issues were raised although it seems we are unlikely to see any revised plans before the council starts implementing them if it secures funding.

Data, evidence, reports or analysis to support the proposals have still not been released and it seems unlikely that Manchester City Council or the Project Team will ever publish this information. The claim by the council from the outset that this would be an evidence based, data driven and community led flagship project ring slightly hollow if members of the community are not allowed to see any of this data or evidence.

We still think an extra four days for the consultation is insufficient to allow people to comment and engage fully when many people have still not received letters informing them the consultation is even happening, posters and hard copies of the plans have only just been made available (we don’t know where these are yet) and the online survey has been changed without informing anybody. All these corrections have been made almost three quarters of the way through the original consultation period. This means a possible six week consultation period is effectively only a consultation of two weeks at best with partially corrected information.

Wesley Evans, the Project Manager, announced the new deadline and summarised the process from this point at the end of the video call:

“Just to say I think we’ve heard loud and clear that the consultation should be extended. There were a few technical issues and what we would do is instead of closing on Monday 24th January we will try and now close it on Friday 28th January.

The reason we don’t want to extend it too much is we want to try to get this works completed really and to do so we’ve got a window of opportunity in order to obtain funding there’s a March 2023 deadline so the next step now is we’ll have the further consultation event next Thursday [20 January 2022] and we’ll close the consultation say the 28th January which give us then time to digest and there’s gonna be a lot of people with different views, different recommendations and we need to at least consider that really so there’s gonna be, er, we need to sit down and go through what people are making recommendations.

Then following on from that we’ll take what we call these outline designs and work on what’s called detailed designs so some of the designs may change but I don’t fundamentally see things changing significantly but there may be tweaks there could be some things we have missed and stuff so as I say we’ll work on what’s called detailed designs next.

Following on from that we move into procurement and then once we’ve got a contractor appointed that’s when we’ll look to start construction of the works. The only thing I would also like to highlight the trial say for Phase One was like an 18 month trial and that ceases I think, I can’t remember the exact date, right at the end of June so we may try to look to do some early work to make what we call the temporary filters permanent, erm, so it may be that we start early works on those to make them permanent and then following on from that hopefully not long after it starts to make the actual works permanent with what you’ve seen today how that evolves really so the next stage is very much we try to enter into detailed designs but like I say we will consider everything and try and do as much as we can.

Like what people say we all wish we had billions of pounds to do absolutely everything. Unfortunately we can’t but all we can do is do our best. We have tried to do our best from the word go but unfortunately we can’t do everything but like I say all I can say is we will consider everything and try and do as much as we can.”

Wesley evans, Active neighbourhood project manager, 13 January 2022

Active Neighbourhood Poster and Overview Map

A poster for the final Active Neighbourhood Map and an overview map are now available.

The documents are below and also available for download as higher quality PDFs in the documents section for the project HERE.

The current consultation started on 17 December 2021 and ends on 24 January 2022.

Adult Education Courses

Adult Education courses can help your residents to get connected

The council’s own adult education service (MAES) offer courses In English, Maths, ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages), Digital Skills & Preparation for work as well as the opportunity to train for a career in childcare, education, health or social care.

The courses run in seven adult learning centres across Manchester as well as in many other local community venues.

More information available here: manadulted.org.uk or call 01612196733 or email adult-education@manchester.gov.uk

Call for Active Neighbourhood Consultation to be extended

Levenshulme Community Association and Levenshulme Traders Association have jointly called for the current Active Neighbourhood consultation to be extended. There are multiple problems with the way the consultation is being run. We believe these problems must be corrected and then the consultation should be extended to allow proper community engagement.

The letter and concerns are reproduced below and have been sent on 11 January 2022 to: Levenshulme councillors (Zahid Hussain, Dzidra Noor and Basat Sheikh); Burnage councillors (Azra Ali, Ben Clay and Bev Craig who is also Manchester City Council Leader); Manchester City Council Executive member Tracey Rawlins; Andy Burnham (Greater Manchester Mayor); and local MPs Afzal Khan and Jeff Smith. Copied to the Levenshulme and Burnage Active Neighbourhood Project Team.

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Covid Support Over Holiday Period

These are the opening times of the Covid Support Helpline over the holiday period.

Free Food Parcels

Free food parcels for those in need will be distributed today 14.00-15.30 at Madina Masjid & Community Centre on Barlow Road.

Manchester Covid-19 Helpline

Manchester Covid-19 Helpline

There’s a Manchester Covid Helpline. Please use it if you have any questions, want to book a vaccination, need to book a test or need help isolating.

Lines are open every day 09.00-17.00

0800 840 3858 (phone)

07890 036 892 (text)

Get vaccinated to protect yourself, your family and your community.

Active Neighbourhood Consultation and Full Plans

  • Information released 17 December 2021
  • Updated with Grangethorpe Drive plan 14 January 2022
  • NEW DEADLINE for consultation 30 January 2022 (announced 14 January)

Manchester City Council has released the final plans for the Levenshulme and Burnage Active Neighbourhood today. A consultation is now open for the next six weeks.

The overview map is below. An interactive version that you can zoom in on is available HERE.

Scroll down to see ALL information published by the the council.

How can you comment on these proposals?

View the map and have your say

There will also be two engagement events held on:
  • 13 January 6.30pm to 7.30pm
  • 20 January 6.30pm to 7.30pm

If you would like to attend one of these events please email the council’s Project Team at levyburnageproject@manchester.gov.uk to register your interest. You will be sent details on how to join.

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Your Phone Line Is Changing

BT are changing all landlines to a new digital system. This is being rolled out nationally by 2025 but is currently happening in Levenshulme now.

What does this mean?

All landlines will be switched to a digital system with your phone connection provided via the internet / a broadband connection. Your phone will not work without a broadband connection. Any existing phone sockets you have will go dead after you have been switched over to the new system and you must connect your phone via your broadband router / equipment.

If you have any alarm systems, or personal care alert equipment you must check that these will be compatible with the new digital system.

The new system means that if there is a power cut your landline will not work. In a power cut you will not be able to use your landline phone to call emergency services or anyone else. BT was providing battery packs that would provide a couple of hours phone service but these have a limited supply at the moment. Check with BT about availability.

Will my existing phone still work?

Possibly. Recent phones should still work on the new digital system but older phones are not compatible. When you are switched to the new system you are entitled to a new digital compatible phone for free from BT. If you want more than one phone you will have to buy additional handsets. You can get a new free handset from BT and then check whether your existing phones will still work before buying new phones.

Further information is available from BT HERE.

A very good summary is also available HERE

Station South Collecting Donations for Chorlton Food Bank

Pop down to Station South this morning (4 December) until midday to make donations to Emmelines Pantry food bank for women that Lady Pedal will transport in their cargo bikes to Chorlton. New toys and food donations welcome.

Bulb Planting At Cringle Park

Join the Friends of Cringle to plant spring bulbs and be part of Levensbloom (weather permitting) 10.00-12.00 on 5th December.

Community Day At Levenshulme Old Library

Community Day at Levenshulme Old Library on 11th December 12pm-4pm

Levenshulme Old Library has linked up with Creative City to create a community sign that will go outside the library and would love people to join them in creating this, so save the date and come along. There will be cakes for sale and some food as well as some family yoga and massage tutorials

If you would like to come and support the creation of the sign run a craft activity or anything else please get in touch: LevOldLib@gmail.com

Christmas Tree Lights Switch On

The Levenshulme Christmas Lights Switch On Event will be on Friday 26th November on the Village Green.

This is always a highlight of the year and a true community event open to everyone, organised by and for our community. Businesses and groups across Levenshulme come together to make this happen with funding. Thanks to Levenshulme Traders Association for organising everything.

The event starts at 16.00 with Father Christmas arriving at 16.30 and the lights switch on at 17.30. There will be entertainment and guests throughout and free presents to the first 300 children.

It is great to be able to have the Christmas Lights Switch On again this year but please bear in mind that Covid is still a factor in our lives so please be respectful of others and the ongoing advice to ensure a safe and happy event.