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The LCA is holding two Hustings meetings for the 2018 local elections.
19.30, Wednesday 18th April, The Klondyke, Burnage Range, Levenshulme
19.30, Wednesday 25th April, The Klondyke, Burnage Range, Levenshulme
These are open, public meetings where anyone can question candidates directly. The full list of candidates is provided below.
The local elections this year are “all out” elections with ALL councillors up for election – three positions in each Ward.
Ward boundaries have also been changed with Levenshulme Ward now expanded to included much of what was previously the Gorton South Ward which has been abolished. Burnage Ward has also expanded and now includes a big chunk of what was previously Levenshulme Ward running right up to Albert Road.
Please share and promote these Hustings. They are your opportunity to question candidates who will represent us on Manchester City Council.
Come along and find out about the new Levenshulme Community Manifesto on Wednesday 28th February at The Klondyke. Developed by and for our community it is a statement of what our community wants for the future of Levenshulme.
Levenshulme Community Association has organised a Community Forum on policing, crime, safety and securty for Wednesday 11th January, 19.00 at the Klondyke (1 Burnage Range) following a reported rape of a 12 year old girl.
The meeting is public and an opportunity to hear from Greater Manchester Police and councillors. There will also be the chance to raise any questions or concerns directly on crime and policing in the area.
This is understandably receiving considerable media coverage.
Levenshulme Community Forum:Policing, Crime, Safety and Security
Wednesday 11th January
The Klondyke, 1 Burnage Range (off Albert Road)
This is an open, public meeting organised by Levenshulme Community Association.
Senior staff from Greater Manchester Police will attend to answer questions and provide information following the reported rape on Chapel Street and also discuss general issues of policing, crime, safety and security in the area.
Levenshulme and surrounding areas were well represented at a sensitive and moving event today as Sparkle marked the Transgender Day of Remembrance in Sackville Park.
Sparkle organises the Transgender Day of Remembrance event which takes place at the National Trans Memorial in Sackville Gardens each November. TDoR is the day when we remember all the Trans people who have been killed for being who they are over the preceding twelve months.
Manchester’s Lord Mayor, Councillor Carl Austin Behan (Burnage) took part with his Consort and husband Simon. Councillor Peter Cookson (Gorton South) also attended in his capacity as one of the LGBT leads on Manchester City Council.
As a strong and diverse community in Levenshulme we stand in solidarity with minority groups and those groups that are marginalised or discriminated against in society. The remembrance event ended with participants reading out the names of the hundreds of transgender people who have been murdered in the past year around the world.
More information is available on the Sparkle website HERE
The next LCA Community Forum will be held at the Klondykeon Wednesday 27th July. Doors open at 7:15. Meeting starts at 7:30.
The agenda will include:
An update on the Levenshulme Neighbourhood Planning Forum
News on a new Linked Up Levenshulme Project
Discussion of ideas for crime prevention and safety
There will also be time for anyone to raise concerns of their own about life in Levenshulme.
The LCA Community Forum is an initiative of Levenshulme Community Association. These are open public meetings for everyone in Levenshulme – residents, businesses, landlords, community groups or anyone else – to find out what is going on and raise questions about our area.
Information and ideas are shared with the council and our local councillors to work in partnership for a better Levenshulme.
Congratulations to Nasrin Ali (Levenshulme) and Bernard Stone (Gorton South) for their re-elections as councillors.
ALI Liaqat (LibDem) 285
ALI Nasrin Bibi (Labour) 2066
BREEZE Mark (Independent) 470
DAVIES Calum Tudur James (Conservative) 164
MCARDLE Joe (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition) 40
VENES Dick (Green) 764
BROWN Sarah Louise (LibDem) 246
BURKE Martin 80
CATTERALL Bob (UKIP) 481
NEWTON Melvyn (Green) 239
OPESAN Tmo (Conservative) 141
STONE Bernard Eric (Labour) 2792
Once again Levenshulme Community Association is organising hustings for the local elections. All candidates have been invited. Everyone is welcome. These are open, public meetings and an opportunity for anyone to ask questions of any candidates in the May local elections.
Statement from Greenwich Leisure Limited / Better today after councillors have asked for clarification of pricing structure for Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre:
“It has always been our intention to honour the membership benefits of those customers who have historically enjoyed using the facilities at Levenshulme Pools. Unfortunately during the migration period from Levenshulme to the new Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre there has been miscommunication in relation to the extended availability of the £18 membership previously available at Levenshulme.
As a gesture of goodwill, until the end of day on Friday 26th February, we will be happy to honour this rate to any of our customers who can demonstrate previous use of Levenshulme Pools.
Customers who believe that they are entitled to take up this offer yet are unable to prove their past use of Levenshulme will be looked at on a case by case basis. All applications should be made in person at Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre.
From Saturday 27th February only the new membership pricing structure for Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre will be available. This is in line with all the other comparable/ new leisure centres across Manchester including the Manchester Aquatics Centre”.
The Manchester Evening News has published an article on the availability of the old membership rates at Arcadia, available HERE.