Community, Sports and Activity Day

Community, Sports and Activity day Saturday 24th September.

The whole family is invited to Cringle Park to take part in fitness classes and taster sessions of local adult and junior sports clubs.
Organised by South Manchester Sports and Activity Forum.

Ping Pong In The Park

Friends of Greenbank are organising a ping pong evening in the park every first and third thursdayof the month at 7pm, weather permitted.

As the sun looks promising to stay around for a while we are very happy to host our first event tomorrow evening. Please come along and join us for a game of casual ping pong. We have some bats but bring your own if you have one already.

Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre User Group Meeting

Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre User Group
The next User Group meeting will take place at 6pm on Tuesday 17th May at 6pm.
All welcome!

What’s Your Vision For Levenshulme?

Levenshulme Neighbourhood Planning Forum would love to hear your ideas for how you want Levenshulme to develop. What’s your vision for our community?

14.00 today in the Community Studio at Arcadia Library and Leisure Centre.

This isn’t just bout dull planning matters, this is bout what we want our community to be and to look like.

Everybody welcome.

  

Arcadia Recruitment Fair on Tuesday 5th April 2016

Better / GLL are holding a Recruitment Fair on Tuesday 5th April for jobs available at Arcadia Library and Leisure Centre.

We’re looking for local people to come and join the team at the new Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre.

We have vacancies for Full/Part-Time/Casual Lifeguards, Fitness Instructors and Customer Service Advisors

If you’re interested we’re holding a recruitment fair on Tuesday 5th April where you can come along and find out more.

  • 5:45pm – 6pm 
  • Arrival/ Registration in the Community Studio
  • 6pm – 6:30pm
  • A short presentation about what each position entails 
  • 6:30pm – 7pm 
  • For those interested in the Lifeguard positions, we’ll carry out a short swim competency test in the pool. A female assessor will be available. Don’t forget to bring your swimming kit! 

For those interested in the Customer Service Advisor or Fitness Instructor positions, our team will be on hand for an informal job chat. 

Application forms will be available at the end of the evening and we’ll let you know when interviews will be held. 

Bring your CV along if you have one and if you have any industry qualifications we’d love to see those too. Don’t worry if you don’t have either, if you’re interested in working with us we’d love to meet you.”

  

Levenshulme’s Hidden Gems Family Cycle Tour

Join Sustrans volunteers for a Go explore with Sustrans led ride from Chorlton to Levenshulme discovering the hidden gems of Levenshulme and how to get there via the Loopline.

DATE

Saturday 2 April 2016, 9.45am

VENUE

Meet opposite Morrisons on Wilbraham Road next to The Bar at 9.45am.
DETAILS

The ride will visit Levenshulme’s Model Village, Antiques Village and Cafe, Highfield Country Park, Shore Community Farm, the Secret Lake and Sivori’s Ice cream factory.

Entrance to the Community Farm costs £2 per adult, £1 per child (optional).

Free refreshments provided at the Antiques Village Cafe.

The ride is approximately 5 miles to Levenshulme and 9 miles return to Chorlton.

The ride will return along the Fallowfield Loop and end at Levenshulme Market, Stockport Road at 2pm.

Please wear suitable clothing for the weather, bring sun protection, waterproofs and something to drink. All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. 

Places on the ride are limited. Reserve your place using the link available HERE

  

Image courtesy of Sustrans

Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre User Forum Meeting

The first meeting of the Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre User Forum has been confirmed. The invitation is provided below:
Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre User Forum

The first User Group meeting for Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre will take place in the Community Studio at Arcadia on Tuesday 8th March from 6pm to 8pm.

If you are interested in getting involved please contact reception and come along on the night. You can leave you details with one of our team, email arcadia@gll.org or call us on 0161 641 9911

We look forward to meeting you.

Andrew Smith

Partnership Manager – Manchester

  

Goodbye To Levenshulme Baths

Levenshulme Baths closed today (18th February 2016) for the last time. I asked if I could take some photographs to document the building that has meant so much to generations of Levenshulme residents. Pete Caveney, Duty Manager, kindly let me have the run of the place on its last day.

Levenshulme Public Baths and Washhouse has been serving Levenshulme for decades, for some time now as a leisure centre with a sauna, steam room and gym in addition to the two swimming pools but without the Washhouse. These photographs mark the building’s last day serving the people of Levenshulme before the new Arcadia Library and Leisure Centre opens on Saturday 20th February 2016 at midday. Goodbye to the old, hello to the new.

Jeremy Hoad
Secretary, Levenshulme Community Association
(All photographs copyright  Jeremy Hoad)

   
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
   

£22m Boost For Cycling In Manchester

Manchester is one of eight cities to benefit from investment in cycling infrastructure from the government. The Department for a transport has confirmed Manchester has been awarded £22m from the total funding of £115m. This follows an investment of £20m in 2013.

Further details are available from Transport for Greater Manchester HERE

An article from the Manchester Evening News is available HERE

Information on the Greater Manchester Cycling Strategy is available HERE

A New name for a New centre in Levenshulme

At the first Levenshulme Community Forum meeting organised by the LCA recently it was agreed that it would be a good idea to have a community consultation about a possible new name for the new Arcadia facilities. It was also agreed that the “Arcadia” name should be retained by the skating groups that have moved to Ardwick Sports Hall. After discussion and an offer by Lydia Meryll of the Levenshulme Youth Forum it was decided that that group would contact councillors to propose and organise this (the consultation isn’t being organised or managed by the LCA itself).

For information please find below a message posted by Beth Marshall to the Levy Massive Facebook group:

A New name for a New centre in Levenshulme

Cllr Rosa Battle has asked for suggestions for the name for the new Centre. Arcadia roller Hockey group has asked to retain that name as they are known internationally by that title and want to take it with them

Here are three proposals so far:
The Three-in-One Centre – from Levy Youth Project Forum
The Jeremiah O’Brien Centre – from Hard Rain Poets
The Sonny…… centre – as she was our woman who was first to swim the Channel

Dies anyone know how to make a doodle poll? If so, please can all proposals go to you?!

If not, Lydia is happy to receive proposals for names and to send them all out again for a “Vote” by the end of the week. – end of Friday 29th Aug

We have til 1st Serpt to come up with a short list.

Please send ideas to Lydia-Meryll@outlook.com

Zumbathon at The Energy Box today!

Places are still available at the Zumbathon for women being held at The Energy Box on Crossley Road (beside Levenshulme High School for Girls).

14.00-17.00, Saturday 26th April, only £10

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Send us your news!

Do you have news about something going on in Levenshulme?

Are you organising an event?

Do you run or support a community organisation?

Please send us your news, information, event or details of your organisation and we’d love to add you to the Levenshulme Community Association website or publicise what you are doing.

Get in touch and share what you know about Levenshulme!

Contact the LCA HERE

Thanks.

Jeremy Hoad (LCA Secretary)

Development Proposal Threatens £6.5m Levenshulme Facilities

You may wish to consider commenting on or objecting to this application as it could compromise the presence, impact, accessibility and wider benefits to Levenshulme of the new £6.5m pools, gym, library and community facilities that will be built on the area immediately behind this site.

We need to maximise the benefits and presence of our marvellous new facilities for the benefit of all Levenshulme residents and visitors.

The applicants who submitted the previous application for a supermarket on the site of the Church Inn (874 Stockport Road) which was not approved, have now submitted a new application which will be considered by Manchester Council’s Planning Committee this Thursday 15 August 2013.

The meeting will be held in Manchester Town Hall starting at 14.00.

The new application is for the construction of 4 shops units with storage space on the 1st floor.

The Planning Department considers that this application meets the Council’s planning requirements and are recommending that the application be approved. The meeting is open to members of the public to attend and it is usual for the Chair to call someone to speak for and against each application.

Full details of the application can be found at the Council’s website through the Public Access Planning System. Enter the reference number in the search box to access the application. The application reference number is:

102683/FO/2013/N2

If you register with the Planning System you can leave a comment on the application.

 

Cringle Fields Open Day and International Youth Day

To celebrate the continuing success of the Gym in the Park and International Youth Day there will be a host of free activities in the park on Monday 12th August.

Boxing exhibitions, poetry, football sessions, bouncy castle, free ice cream, badge making, face painting and much more!

The gym opens from 10am with the youth activities starting at 12pm – come down and get involved!

Hosted by Great Places Housing Group.

Levenshulme & Burnage Boxing Academy Open Day

Cringle Fields Open Day and International Youth Day

Levenshulme Gym gets a marvellous makeover

Levenshulme Gym has been given a marvellous makeover. Freshly painted with new flooring our spacious gym looks fab and provides a bright new place for you to get fit.

Memberships at Levenshulme Baths/Gym cost only £18.00 per month including unlimited gym, swimming and workout classes. No contract. No monthly Direct Debit. Simply pay at the centre each month. How easy is that?

Find out what’s on and what it costs HERE

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Football coaching at Arcadia

Aim2Train are running football coaching for children aged 5 years to 16 years at Arcadia, 12.00-14.00 at the moment (and then weekly after the summer holidays).

They provide qualified coaching sessions and as well as giving young people the opportunity to gain their coaching qualifications.

Sessions are only £3. Just turn up kitted up and pay on the day. You can also register with them online.

Check out their website and like them on facebook if you support what they are trying to achieve.