Levenshulme Players Present A Tomb With A View

The Levenshulme Players next production is the comedy thriller – A Tomb With a View.

It will be performed at the Baptist Church on Elmsworth Avenue, off Broom Lane on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th July at 7.00pm and on Saturday 29th at 2.00pm.

Tickets are available from www.levenshulmeplayers.co.uk and on the door.

Come down for some spooky fun!

Levenshulme Pride Public Meeting

A message from Levenshulme Pride:

“Our third public meeting will be at 18.30 at the Klondyke Club (1 Burnage Range, off Albert Road) on Tuesday 11th July.

Come and find out about our amazing programme of events and activities for Levenshulme Pride including dancing and DJs, comedy, a late night cabaret, Drag Kings and Queens, our Youth Zone at Inspire, a Mind and Body Zone at Arcadia, tea parties, poetry and spoken word, music, a reading of a play on LGBT issues and politics, fabulous Pride pies and cakes from local bakers, an LGBT bike ride and our plans to turn the A6 into the Gay6.

Venues and businesses across Levenshulme are involved. We are amazed and delighted at the enthusiasm, ideas and support from our community and beyond.”

Levenshulme Community Association is delighted to be supporting Levenshulme Pride.

Levenshulme Fringe Arts Festival

The Levenshulme Fringe arts festival starts today with Levstock at the Klondyke. Running from June 24th – July 9th there’s something for everyone.

Levenshulme Fringe is coordinated by Levenshulme Old Library Group who are planning to repurpose the old Levenshulme Library as a community and arts venue for our community.

Find out more at:

NOTE: The email chosen for Levenshulme Fringe is “lca@good.co.uk” but the events are being organised separately to the LCA (Levenshulme Community Association).

Rescue Kitties Mcr Fundraising Evening Tonight

Rescue Kitties Mcr are having a fundraising quiz night at Fred’s Ale House tonight with a cake stall and raffle. Starts at 20.00.

Levstock at the Klondyke

Levenshulme’s summer festival season continues with Levstock at the Klondyke on Saturday 24th June starting at 18.00.

Levenshulme Pride Bids For Funding

Come along to the AXM foundation Pitch to Enrich event tonight to support and vote for Levenshulme Pride. The event will also be a celebration of the anniversary of the AXM Foundation.

20.00 at On Bar, Canal Street.

LCA Meeting today

Levenshulme Community Association Meeting

14.15

Community Studio

Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre

Everyone welcome

Where Do I Vote?

Find out where your polling station is by entering your postcode HERE

Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday, 8th June 2017. Go in plenty of time in case there are queues.

You can still vote even if you have lost or forgotten your card.

Vigil On The Village Green

There will be a vigil on the Village Green to stand in solidarity against the Manchester Arena bombing at 19.00 on Thursday 1st June 2017.

Suspected Hate Crime Attack At Arcadia Library And Leisure Centre

Police are appealing for witnesses following an attack on a teenager in Arcadia Library and Leisure Centre. An arrest has been made but witnesses and anyone with information related to the incident are asked to contact the police.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting incident reference 2469 of 25/05/17. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

The BBC News report is available HERE

GMP Report

“Police are appealing for information after a teenager was attacked at a Levenshulme leisure centre.  At around 8.45pm on Thursday 25 May 2017 a 16-year-old boy was approached from behind by a man at the Arcadia Sports Centre on Yew Tree Avenue. The attacker pushed him to the floor and then attacked him with a knife, causing cuts to his arms. Fortunately, he managed to kick out and run away. After the attack, the man returned to the reception area of the sports centre and left the area with another man.

Officers launched an investigation and an 18-year-old man has since been arrested on suspicion of assault and has been bailed until Friday 23 June 2017 pending further enquiries.

Chief Inspector Dave Gilbride of GMP’s City of Manchester Team, said: “This was a shocking unprovoked attack on a teenager who was in a quiet area of the leisure centre with his friends, revising for his GCSE exams.

“Despite this man’s attempts, the boy received only minor injuries, however he is understandably very shaken up by his ordeal. We are treating the incident very seriously and we believe it was a hate crime.”

“Although we have made an arrest, we still need people who may have witnessed the attack, or indeed anyone with any information about this incident at all, to come forward and speak to us.

“Furthermore, I would like to take this opportunity to encourage anyone who has become a victim of a hate incident or crime, to report it to the police by calling 101 or through True Vision at www.report-it.org.uk

“It’s never too late to make a report.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting incident reference 2469 of 25/05/17. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.


LCA 10 June Meeting

The next Levenshulme Community Association General Meeting will take place as follows:
14.15

Community Studio

Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre

Everyone welcome

Crash Course Swimming Lessons At Arcadia

Arcadia Swim School Information
Crash Course Intensives – One 30min lesson a day 

Running 30th May – 2nd June – £8 for the week

Stages 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Space for beginners to try before they buy the regular direct debit lessons. 
The programme has been expanded to add lessons on Tuesdays and Sundays. Suitable for new and existing customers. Pick a time that suits you. 
Contact us for more information. 

01616419911 – Phone

https://www.betterlessons.org.uk/book – online (click Arcadia)

Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre – come in the centre.

Resister To Vote LAST CHANCE

You must register to vote by 23.59 tonight or you will not have a vote in the general election.

It takes minutes. Do it HERE

An Evening With Rosie Garland

Levenshulme WI is hosting an evening with Rosie Garland on Tuesday 23rd May at Inspire.

Scruffs of Greenbank Dog Show

SCRUFFS OF GREENBANK!!!

Event date: 14th of May 2017

The biggest dog show in Levenshulme is back! Those doggies are itching to dust off their glad rags and strut their stuff. Wuff!

Do you enjoy baking? Bring your cake down on the day for the stall. It will be greatly appreciated. Just drop us a message. Those who can’t bake can still help. Let us know if you’re interested.

Levenshulme And Burnage Garden Festival

The very first Levenshulme and Burnage Garden Festival, including an Open Gardens weekender! 

Please share *a lot* folks, and help us to make it a roaring success! 

Many events are FREE, or cracking value, as we were awarded some cash from Manchester City Council’s Neighbourhood Investment Fund.

The first ‘event’ is is on 25th May at Levenshulme Market: Incredible Edible Levenshulme will be dishing out FREE herbs & wildflowers for tree pits and community alleys in Levenshulme and Burnage, 10am-2pm. If you’re a member of a residents’ group, have tree pits on your street, or have transformed your alley, you are eligible – FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED! 

On the same day, at 1pm, Andrea, AKA Little Italy Kitchen is hosting a Garden Feast in his beautiful garden. Details are on the poster (expand poster to full screen, left click ‘options’ in bottom right corner and click ‘download’. You should then be able to enlarge it to a legible size). 

Hard copies will be available at Bud, The Buttery and in and around Levenshulme and Burnage from Friday 5th May.

A New Arts Festival For Levenshulme

Announcing ‘the event with no name’ … a two week celebration of Arts, Creativity and Culture in Levenshulme and Gorton South. Between Saturday 24th June and Sunday 9th July 2017.

As a spin-out from the Old Library campaign we are asking for contributors to a festival of “Art, Creativity and Culture”.

If you are creative in any way, or have a venue, maybe planning an event anyway… please host or hold an activity that celebrates and shows off the creativity, diversity and energy of our community.

  • Exhibitions, workshops, performances.
  • Music, film, theatre, poetry, sculpture, 
  • crafts, comedy, and even food.
  • On and offline, 

Things you are passionate about, that make you happy, that express hope, that challenges us and brings us together, that inspires new ideas. Anything can be art if done with creativity.

We’ll collect a list of events together, create an online brochure and publicise it. Some events may be fundraisers, but mostly its about the residents of our lovely area expressing themselves. Celebrating our community. Sharing the love.

Thoughts welcome!. We’ve created an event page, and starting to gather ideas. If possible, some activities may happen in the Old Library… but mostly its about arts and creativity out in the community.

And if you can think of a better name… add it on the event page. We’ll make a poll of the best ideas and crowdsource the final name!

https://www.facebook.com/events/400172660369250/

You can register interest here:

http://tiny.cc/LevyArts

Levenshulme Pride Launch

Come and say hello on 5th May.

Levenshulme Pride is for everyone. We want your ideas. We need your help. Why not organise a Pride event with a group you are part of? Help make Levenshulme Pride yours.

Save Our Schools Rally

A protest march against cuts to school funding will be held on 29th April starting at 12.00 from the main entrance to Cedar Mount School and heading to Crowcroft Park for a rally and picnic.

“Please contact Miss Hollywood on 0161 359 3160 if you are interested in attending the protest at Crowcroft park on Sat 29th April. We will be setting off from the main gates at Cedar Mount Academy at 12.00 noon, bring placards and loud voices. Please share the post with your friends #whatwouldyoucut #saveourschool”

Help Rebuild Highfield Stables

Shared from Dawn J Robertson

SOS PLEASE HELP

Family run Highfield stables in Levenshulme has burnt to the ground!!!

Thankfully the horses were got out in time but several chickens and a goose have been lost, along with a families livelihood.

For the next few days help is needed to clean and clear the land.

Do you have any decent wood or lumber you can donate? Any labour hours?! Please inbox Megan Powers if you can help or use this email for PayPal.

Missmpowers@gmail.com

or there is a just giving set up. If you can spare a few pounds we know how every penny counts….

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/highfield-stables

The initial news report is here….

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/five-fire-engines-blaze-levenshulme-12939103

Just devastating but could have been worse, please please help in any way you can.

Wendy who runs these stables is an amazing animal lover. I met her on a rainy summers night last year when a German shepherd dog was roaming in Levenshulme and I went to scan it. She was chipped to Wendy and was a stable dog. Concerned as to how she had got out and how she was living I met Wendy at the stables and was awestruck. We found the loose panel that looked like it had been kicked and secured the dog for the night. The stables were immaculate, as was every animal within them. She told me that Sheba was due to retire but it was hard to get the right dog. Months later a rescue friend of mine was struggling to find the right place for a gsd that was a neglected yard dog that wouldn’t settle indoors. Wendy took her in and took Sheba home. Later I needed a space for a semi-feral neutered mama cat I trapped in Old Trafford. Wendy took her in as a barn cat. Two fosterers had deemed Lulu too wild and unpredictable to be a pet, Wendy took her in at the stables. Shortly after she contacted us to say Lulu just needed the right quiet home as the only cat (she’s a Bengal), and she had found her one. Lulu now spends her evenings stretched out on a rug in front of a log burner. Last time I spoke to Wendy she felt the gsd had also rehabilitated and she may have found her a new, indoor, forever home too. This woman has a gift with animals and always puts their needs first, reads them so very well.

Whether unfortunate (neglectful) accident caused by neighbours or deliberate, the family do not deserve to suffer this and need our help.

Thank you.

Find Out TONIGHT Why These People Want To Be Your MP

Your election.
Your  MP.
Eight people ready for your questions TONIGHT.
19.00 at the Jain Centre, 667-9 Stockport Road, M12 4QE.

  1. ABIDOGUN, Kemi (Christian Peoples Alliance)
  2. CLIFFORD, Peter (Communist League)
  3. DISCO, The Irrelevant Johnny (The Official Monster Raving Loony Party)
  4. GALLOWAY, George (Independent)
  5. HOPKINS, David Michael
  6. KHAN, Mohammed Afzal (Labour Party)
  7. MAYO, Jess (Green Party)
  8. PEARCEY, Jackie (Liberal Democrats)

Elevate: A New Project At Inspire

Guest blog from Ed Cox, Chair, Levenshulme Inspire Partnership

Elevate – a new project at Inspire

Last summer two events in a matter of days reminded us that neighbourhoods like Levenshulme and Gorton can easily become divided on the grounds of class, race and religion. The terrible murder of Jo Cox MP, followed shortly afterwards by the EU referendum, was enough to prompt a diverse group of local residents from Levenshulme to join together for a Hope Not Hate vigil on the ‘village green’. At the vigil we pledged to get to know somebody who might hold different views from us.

Since then we have seen the publication of Dame Louise Casey’s review of ‘Integration and Opportunity’ which found that social mixing and interactions between people from a wider range of backgrounds can have positive impacts; not just in reducing anxiety and prejudice, but also in enabling people to get on better in employment and social mobility. The review identified a wide range of ideas that encourage integration and social inclusion and reduce division and hatred including: English language learning, promoting activities that encourage social mixing, and empowering marginalised women.

While we may not agree with every aspect of the Casey Review, the simple idea that in diverse neighbourhoods like Levenshulme it is important for people from different backgrounds to meet and understand better those things that make us different – and those things we hold in common too.

This idea lies at the heart of what we try to do at the Inspire Centre on Stockport Road. Our busy community hub has welcomed people from very diverse backgrounds since it first opened in 2010; its board, staff and volunteers come from all walks of life and from different faith and ethnic groups. Many of its current activities celebrate the diversity found in our neighbourhood from capoeira classes to Arabic writing groups; from ESOL sessions to armchair aerobics. But until now we have never taken an intentional approach to promoting integration and empowerment.

Our new project – ELEVATE – is designed to focus hearts and minds on this vital task. From now on we are going to be particularly keen to support any activity that promotes integration and empowerment. In practical terms this means that we will have a ‘suspended room hire’ fund so that we can subsidise our normal room hire costs for those activities that bring people together or empower people who are often isolated or excluded.

We are going to develop a special Levenshulme Inclusion Charter which anybody can sign up to if they are committed to some basic principles of welcome, tolerance and support. And we are going to do some research about our local divisions and how we best overcome them. This will inform our project as it develops and as we try to become a special ‘centre’ for integration and cohesion in Greater Manchester.

In the next few months we are very much in ‘listening mode’ and we’re keen to hear people’s views and ideas about our project. We’re also in ‘fundraising mode’ as we try to generate a modest fund to support this work. To this end, I’m running the London Marathon on April 23rd and if anybody would like to sponsor me then they can e-mail me with their pledge or sponsor me directly online by clicking HERE.

Ed Cox

Chair, Levenshulme Inspire Partnership

ed.cox@lev-inspire.org.uk

 

Friends of Levenshulme Station Annual General Meeting

Just when you were feeling short of an election to vote in!

Friends of Leve Station Annual General Meeting will be on Wednesday 17 May at 6:30 pm at the Arcadia.

Amongst other things the AGM will elect officers for the coming year and set a subscription (the proposal is to set this at a nominal £1 per member) so please try to attend if you can.

Agenda

1. Apologies for absence

2. Minutes of previous AGM

3. Officer’s reports:

a) Chair  
b) Secretary – including Annual Report 
c) Treasurer 

4. Election of Officers for 2017/2018
a) Chair 
b) Secretary 
c) Treasurer

5. Motions (see below)

6. Any other Business relevant to the AGM

Motions for FoLS AGM 2017:

Motion 1: 

The Friends of Levenshulme Station annual membership fee for 2017-2018 will be set at £1.00 per member.

Proposed: Ian Ford, Seconded: John Brown

Notes: the following notes are an explanation only and do not form part of the motion.

a. This isn’t about money – the few quid will doubtless be useful to cover small items we currently rely on individual generosity for but the issue is about sorting out our membership.

b. We currently have a mailing list but no formal membership. The current officers want as many people to be involved as possible and want to keep an open list for everyone with any interest and to continue to welcome anyone interested to our meetings. However we believe that we do need a formal membership who can vote to elect officers and on any policy matters.

c. Our constitution requires us to consider a membership fee every year – which has always been set at £0.00. We thought the easiest way to list actual members was to have nominal membership fee – the members are simply those who have paid.

A New Arts Festival For Levenshulme

Announcing ‘the event with no name’ … a two week celebration of Arts, Creativity and Culture in Levenshulme and Gorton South. Between Saturday 24th June and Sunday 9th July 2017.

As a spin-out from the Old Library campaign we are asking for contributors to a festival of “Art, Creativity and Culture”.

If you are creative in any way, or have a venue, maybe planning an event anyway… please host or hold an activity that celebrates and shows off the creativity, diversity and energy of our community.

  • Exhibitions, workshops, performances.
  • Music, film, theatre, poetry, sculpture, 
  • crafts, comedy, and even food.
  • On and offline.

Things you are passionate about, that make you happy, that express hope, that challenges us and brings us together, that inspires new ideas. Anything can be art if done with creativity.

We’ll collect a list of events together, create an online brochure and publicise it. Some events may be fundraisers, but mostly its about the residents of our lovely area expressing themselves. Celebrating our community. Sharing the love.

Thoughts welcome!. We’ve created an event page, and starting to gather ideas. If possible, some activities may happen in the Old Library… but mostly its about arts and creativity out in the community.

And if you can think of a better name… add it below or on the event page. We’ll make a poll of the best ideas and crowdsource the final name!

Event listing and information here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/400172660369250/

A6 Resurfacing 22 April – 7 May

MANCHESTER CITY COUNCILTEMPORARY ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 SECTION 14 (AS AMENDED)

ORDER NO. MCC0001742-
The City of Manchester (STOCKPORT ROAD, LEVENSHULME) (TEMPORARY Prohibition of Vehicular Traffic) Order 2017

The effects of the notice will be to prohibit access and egress by vehicular traffic at the side roads connecting onto Stockport Road between Broom Lane and Crossley Road as specified in the schedule to this Notice. Between 07:00 hrs and 19 00hrs Weekends only.

The City Council is satisfied that this prohibition is necessary in order to facilitate Highway Improvement Scheme works. It is expected that the works will be in progress between 22 April 2017 and 07 May 2017 Stockport Road will remain open at all times for the duration of the works.

SCHEDULE

Crossley Road 

Lloyd Road 

Hardicker Street  

Nall Street  

Cringle Road

Broom Lane

Manchester Gorton Parliamentary Election Candidates

The list of candidates for the Manchester Gorton parliamentary by-election has been confirmed.

  1. ABIDOGUN, Kemi (Christian Peoples Alliance)
  2. CLIFFORD, Peter (Communist League)
  3. DISCO, The Irrelevant Johnny (The Official Monster Raving Loony Party)
  4. ECKERSLEY, Phil (UK Independence Party (UKIP))
  5. GALLOWAY, George (Independent)
  6. HOPKINS, David Michael
  7. JARADAT, Shaden (Conservative Party)
  8. KHAN, Mohammed Afzal (Labour Party)
  9. KHANDOKER, Sufi Miah (Independent)
  10. MAYO, Jess (Green Party)
  11. PEARCEY, Jackie (Liberal Democrats)

The hustings for candidates organised by Levenshulme Community Association takes place on Saturday 22nd April at the Jain Community Centre, 667/669 Stockport Road, Manchester, M12 4QE, starting at 19.00.

Guest Blog from Inspire – GM Citizen’s Assembly

Join the GM Citizen’s Assembly 

  • Bank Holiday Monday – 1st May
  • 2-4pm at the Lowry Centre
  • Coach leaving the Inspire Centre at 12.45pm
  • Coach tickets available from Inspire (£5 waged, £2.50 unwaged)

On the 4th of May, all eyes will be on Levenshulme as we elect a new MP to replace the much-loved Gerald Kaufman. But there will be another important election that day that could possibly have more day-to-day impact on our neighbourhood – the election of a Greater Manchester ‘metro mayor’.

The new mayor will cover all 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester and have powers over transport, policing and some aspects of planning too. He or she will play an important role in relation to devolution and will become something of a figurehead for our city – much like Boris Johnson or Sadiq Khan have done for London.

But one of the crucial reasons for us having a new metro mayor is to make us feel closer to democratic decision-making. It is easy to be cynical – so how do we do this?

For some time now, around 20 groups and organisations from all over Greater Manchester have been meeting to plan a special GM Citizen’s Assembly. The plans is that over 1500 people will pack out the Lowry Theatre on Bank Holiday Monday 1st May and together we will tell all of the possible mayoral candidates about some of the big issues we are concerned about and demand that if they are elected they will do something about them.

It’s a strategy that has worked very well in London and has led to the introduction of the London Living Wage which has benefited thousands and thousands of low-waged people living in the capital city.

In Greater Manchester we are going to lobby the mayoral candidates on 4 big issues: cuts to social care; homelessness; hate crime; and the Living Wage.

The Assembly won’t be boring! We understand it will be a bank holiday but we want people to make the most of the day. There will be music, drama, comedy, plays, powerful testimonies and of course hearing from the candidates themselves. We will be joined by the mayoral candidates, other surprise guests and Sir Peter Fahy. We want people to bring families and children. This is for ordinary families and people across our community.

If you’d like to come along you need to sign up. You can do so online by clicking here. Or alternatively you can join the coach that is leaving from Inspire at 12.45pm. The event is free but you need to buy a coach ticket in advance – £5 for waged people; £2.50 for unwaged.

If you want to find out more then don’t hesitate to contact me.

Anne Priest

Levenshulme Inspire GM Citizens Co-ordinator

anne.priest@itfacilitas.co.uk

 

 

Free Swimming For Under 17s

If you’re under 17 years old and live in Manchester you can get free swimming during the school holidays.

Election Hustings Announced For Manchester Gorton By-election

Levenshulme Community Association is pleased to confirm hustings for the Manchester Gorton parliamentary constituency by-election.

DATE
Saturday 22nd April

TIME
19.00 start

VENUE
Jain Centre, Stockport Road, Levenshulme

Candidates confirmed for hustings:

Abidogun, Kemi (Christian People’s Alliance)

Clifford, Peter (Communist League)

Galloway, George (Independent)

Hopkins, David

Khan, Afzal (Labour)

Mayo, Jess (Green)

Pearcey, Jackie (Libdem)

Apologies:

Eckersley, Phil (UKIP)

To be confirmed:

Disco, The Irrelevant Johnny (The Official Monster Raving Loony Party)

Jaradat, Shaden (Conservative)

Khandoker, Sufi Miah (Independent)

Rusholme Ward by-election.

A Council by-election will be held in Manchester’s Rusholme ward on Thursday 4 May 2017.

It follows Councillor Kate Chappell, one of the ward’s three current elected members on Manchester City Council, stepping down.

A full list of candidates will be published by 4pm on Wednesday 5 April at www.manchester.gov.uk/elections

Further information is available HERE

Monthly Levenshulme Night Markets Start Today

The very popular night markets have been special occasions before. From today they go monthly replacing the Saturday market once a month moving to every third Friday of the month. Food and fun from 17.00-21.00.

Libdem Leader Tim Farron Visits Levenshulme 

Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Tim Farron MP, visited Levenshulme today. He is pictured here with Lawrence Hennigan, Levenshulme Community Association Core Group member and Chair of Levenshulme Traders’ Association alongside Jackie Pearcey, Libdem parliamentary candidate for the Manchester Gorton constituency.

NOTE: The LCA does not endorse any political party or candidate.

Free Circus Workshops from the Circus House

Roll up! Roll up! Fantastic free circus workshops in Levenshulme provided by The Circus House.

Klondyke Club, 19th March, 13.30-15.30

Chapel Street Park, 6th April, 13.00-15.00

Chapel Street Park, 13th April, 13.00-15.00

Juggling / partner balances / spinning plates / hula hoops / arial acrobatics / floor acrobatics.

All welcome.

Levy Jumble Trail

With just over 2 weeks to go, I hope you have this fantastic event in your diaries? Come and bag yourself some bargains whilst taking a lovely stroll around Levenshulme!

Would you like your own stall? If so, join this FB group and read the pinned post for details – the more the merrier! 🙂

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/levyjumbletrail/

Levenshulme Celebrates Manchester Irish Festival

Happy St Patrick’s Week from Levenshulme. There’s lots going on.

See www.manchesteririshfestival.co.uk for full details.

Friends Of Levenshulme Station Meeting 15 March

The next meeting of Frinds of Levenshulme Station is Wednesday (15 March) at the Inspire cafe from 6.30pm till 7.30pm. All welcome!

Please note this is a change from our usual Community Room in Arcadia Leisure Centre. It’s a one-off meeting at Inspire due to a double booking of the Arcadia community room.

Agenda

  1. Apologies
  2. Minutes and matters arising
  3. Street with No Names Plans – 22nd April
  4. Pocket Garden and Artwork Progress
  5. AoB

One Manchester Presentation On Chapel Street Development 

Judy Noah, Head of Development at One Manchester will be at the Levenshulme Community Assoiciation AGM this afternoon to provide information and answer questions on the Chapel Street housing development.

The meeting starts at 14.30, Saturday 11th March, in the Community Studio in the Arcadia Library and Leisure Centre.

Everyone is welcome.

Nutsford Vale Litterpick Today

Nutsford Vale – Litterpick10.30 Today

Cloudy with no rain.

Meet at Bickerdike Avenue entrance.

Please come and help.

Friends Of Fallowfield Loop Meeting

The next meeting of the Friends of Fallowfield Loop will be on Monday 20th March at the Union chapel Wellington Road Fallowfield at 7.30pm. New members welcome.Subsequent meetings will be held bi-monthly on the 3rd Monday of odd months.

Urban Groove Hits Levenshulme

Levenshulme Youth Project is  running music making and DJ-ing workshops at Inspire on Monday 13th, 20th and 27th March, 18.00-20.00.

“I, Daniel Blake” Screening At The Klondyke

The Klondyke in association with Greater Manchester Unite Community Branch are proud to present a pay as you feel showing of “I Daniel Blake” on Wednesday 22nd March 2017.

Ken Loach`s powerful 2016 film “I Daniel Blake” has been a huge box office success and has won many prestigous awards for its realistic and moving portrayal of the failings of the benifit system and the impact this has on people`s lives in 21st century Britain.

Unite Community campaign against benifit sanctions, welfare cuts and zero hour contracts and provide support to people experiencing difficulties with benifits in Manchester. We will be offering some free tickets for the film to people that Unite meet and help at local jobcentres, who havent yet been able to afford to see the film which depicts their daily experiences with the DWP. Other tickets will be availabe on a pay as you feel basis. all profits will be split equally to help local food banks, the unemployed worker`s centre.

A vegan curry with rice will be available for all after the film, followed by an optional open disscusiion and questions and answers with a well selected panel.

Sweets, popcorn and other refreshements availble PLEASE NOTE …. The Klondyke have kindly offered the room for free so any beverages alcholic or soft must be purchased from the bar.

There is a raffle on the night and also an online raffle both with a large ammount of prizes all donated by local people and businesses.

Please remember when at the payment stage on the booking site when it says a donation the suggested amounts are: £3.50 minium / £5.50 / £8.50 generous

Book HERE

Sir Gerald Kaufman Dies

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Sir Gerald Kaufman.

Sir Gerald’s Manchester Gorton constituency included Levenshulme and he was Honorary President of Levenshulme Community Association. He was a dedicated MP who was proud to champion his constituency and respond diligently to constituents’ correspondence and issues. He had served at Cabinet level and was Father of the House.

We will remember him as a gentle, principled and dedicated public servant who was passionate about the work he did for his constituents and engaged with and supportive of the work of Levenshulme Community Association.

A Manchester City Council book of condolence available in the Town Hall and online HERE

Both the Inspire Centre and the Arcadia Leisure Centre in Levenshulme also have books of condolence available.

BBC report available HERE

Guardian report HERE

Levenshulme Community Association AGM 2017

Levenshulme Community Association AGM

14.30 Saturday 11 March 2017, Community Studio, Arcadia Library and Leisure Centre

If you’re involved in a community group or activity in Levenshulme come along and talk to others. Help set priorities for the coming year. All welcome.

Clean Up Levenshulme Event

Pauline Johnson who runs the LoveLevenshulme website has teamed up with Levenshulme Market for a one day litter picking event.

“Love Levenshulme have teamed up with the Levenshulme Market crew at the relaunch of their 2017 season (YES!). On Saturday 4th of March at 10am we’re doing a big community litter pick, a proactive approach and hoping to tackle attitudes towards flytipping in the area with a community stall/info point and posters dotted about the district centre in advance. We need to rally the cleaning troops!”

Full details are available HERE

Arcadia 1st Birthday Celebrations

Arcadia’s 1st Birthday Celebration Event

We’re having a Fun Day on Saturday 18th February from 12 noon with exciting and unusual activities and sessions to try out….

  • 12-00-13.00 Circus Skills
  • 12.00-16.00 The Library have some craft activities, badge making, and green screen activities available
  • 12.00-16.00 Cross Fit Challenge
  • 13.00-14.00 Bhangra Fit
  • 13.00-15.00 Splash Mat session
  • 14.00-16.00 Levenshulme Youth project will be here putting on activities for the younger members and customers

There will also be refreshments available, a cake stall, a charity tombola, face painting, plus a fruit bar for the more health conscious.

The event will be opened at 12 noon by Councillor Rahman, cutting a cake and joining in the activities.

Come along and join in the fun!



Police Update On Reported Chapel Street Rape

Chapel Street rape case closed.

As agreed at the Levenshulme Community Forum Meeting Greater Manchester Police have shared this update on the reported rape of a 12 year old girl on Chapel Street. The case has been closed with no further action being taken after the girl disclosed that the report was not genuine.

The LCA continues to work with GMP to ensure improve communication with the community. We are planning a drop in session at Inspire on Stockport Road to provide information and advice on safety. The LCA is also working with Inspire who are organising a series of personal safety training sessions with the support of local councillors. Details on both these activities are currently being confirmed and will be advertised separately.

GMP Press Release

“The investigation into the rape of a 12-year-old girl has concluded.

On Friday 30 December 2016, the girl disclosed to police that she had been raped while walking on Chapel Street, close to the Horseshoe Pub on 22 November 2016.

Officers launched an investigation and a 16-year-old boy was arrested and bailed pending further enquiries.

At the end of January 2017, the girl disclosed to officers that the original report was not genuine.

The 16-year-old boy has since been released without charge and no further action will be taken.

Chief Inspector John-Paul Ruffle of GMP’s City of Manchester Team, said: “We take all reports of sexual offences extremely seriously and the welfare of the victim is our priority.

“As soon as a report is made, the victim is supported by specially trained officers and we trust that each report is genuine.

“We have carried out extensive enquiries and there were increased patrols in the area to reassure members of the community and encourage people who were understandably concerned to approach us.

“As part of the investigation, we have concluded that it is not appropriate for us to pursue a prosecution in this instance due to a number of vulnerabilities that have been identified.

“The girl is now being fully supported by specially trained officers and partner agencies.

“Help and support is always there for people who report sexual offences. If you want to make a report of a sexual offence, you will be taken seriously.”

To report a sexual offence you can contact police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Greater Manchester is nationally recognised as a model of good practice in terms of support services available to victims.

– If you or someone you know has been raped or sexually assaulted, we encourage you not to suffer in silence and report it to the police, or a support agency so you can get the help and support available.

– You can call Greater Manchester Police on 101, or alternatively people can refer themselves to St Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre on 0161 276 6515, whether or not you want make a police report.

– St Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre in Manchester provides a comprehensive and coordinated forensic, counselling and medical aftercare service to anyone in Greater Manchester who has experienced rape or sexual assault. Services are available on a 24-hour basis and people can access them via Greater Manchester Police, or as a self-referral.

– Manchester Rape Crisis is a confidential support service run by women for women and girls who have been raped or sexually abused. Confidential helpline: 0161 273 4500. Black and Minority Ethnic helpline: 0161 273 4514.

– Survivors Manchester offers support and counselling for adult male survivors of sexual abuse and rape, regardless of when the event happened. Contact 07919 246 267.

Read the GMP report HERE

Levenshulme Market Seeks Two Directors

Levenshulme Market is looking for two Directors with specific knowledge and expertise in:

  • Community and trader liaison
  • Finance and HR

“Levenshulme Market is looking for two new amazing people to step up and become part of our board of directors. You won’t get rich (the role is unpaid, with a few notable exceptions) and you will have to commit around 10 hours a month but in return you will have an amazing experience, contributing to the work of a fun, sociable social enterprise that is at the heart of a vibrant and exciting community. You’ll get to learn more than you ever knew about the goings on behind the scenes at the Market (and in Levenshulme – we know ALL the gossip), be able to use it to build your professional skills and network AND it will look great on your CV.”

Full information is available HERE


(Photograph courtesy Levensulme Market website)

Why Not Visit A Mosque This Sunday?

No walls. No Visas. All welcome to Visit My Mosque day this Sunday, 5 February.

Find your nearest mosque HERE

Directors Sought For Beehive

A message from the Beehive in Cringle Park.

We are looking to recruit Directors to form a Community Interest Company.

Here is The Beehive’s mission statement:

We plan to create a community hub environment for the people of Levenshulme where many of the community needs can be met, supported and developed. The intention is to provide a centre for information, education, support, activity and creativity. We hope to bridge the gap between the old and the young, across all cultures by providing a vibrant and welcoming community hub.

Levenshulme Gin Festival

Yes, that’s right. Levenshulme is having its very own gin festival. Not just for Mothers either.

Friday 17th February, 19.00-00.00 at The Klondyke.