Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Our friends at the Levenshulme Library have posted a bit about our neck of the woods on the Manchester Library Services' facebook page. Apparently "there are over 77 Facebook groups with over 6000 members" with Levenshulme as a focus. There's a whopping 750+ people signed up to Levenshulme Manchester, M19 means something to me... so I'd better add it to my blogroll pronto...
Posted by matt clements at 8:41 PM
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
I have to admit it's been a while since we went to the Levenshulme Pool, but I've been galvanised into action (well, I will be on Saturday) by this email from Emma Herrero:
I went to the Levenshulme swimming pools on Monday to happily discover that finally they are investing in the building (after a hard campaign from the neighbours to avoid their final closure...)!!
After our swimming session , I spoke with the person in charge and she was proudly glad to inform us that they have managed to get some funding and things are getting done!
Also she told us about the variety of new work out classes (as below listed) and that the membership price has been dropped from £30 to...£18!! Furthermore you don't need to sign a contract or monthly direct debit...just to pay for the month you fancy going and that is all...how many times do we see something improved and getting cheaper!!
With those £18 you get access to the pools, gym and classes. Pass it on please...
Monday 7.30-9.30pm yoga
Tuesday 6.30-7.30pm circuit
Wednesday 8.00-9.00pm aqua
Thursday 6.30-7.30pm boxercise
Friday 6.30-7.30pm circuit
Update: since I posted this, the Swimming Baths featured in the South Manchester Reporter. I can't make a link to the online version, but it's fair to say that there's still some campaigning to be done to make sure that the £200,000 isn't just a drop in the ocean. Check out the petition that the Friends of Levenshulme have set up at http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/Levenshulme_baths
Posted by matt clements at 8:57 PM
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
I guess I've always hoped the lovelevenshulme postcard idea would be simple enough for it to be reproduced wherever people wanted to reach out and make connections with their community. I mean, just work out where you live, put "love" in front of it, and you're off. So I was hugely chuffed when I got an email from Ally Fogg, co-ordinating editor of the Old Trafford News:
Hi there "Love Levenshulme"
I thought it would be polite to let you know that way over here in Old Trafford, we have shamelessly pinched the original idea of Love Levenshulme postcards, and are getting some postcards printed that say "It's a better place to be, thanks to you."
Your "crazy little grassroots community appreciation project" is inspired and inspirational, and this is what it has inspired us to do!
We'll be putting a little piece in our next community magazine, Old Trafford News, and we'll pay due credit to you for the idea and mention your blog.
Kind regards, and well done for helping make Levenshulme a great place to live!
Which reminds me, if you live a bit further along the A6 in Longsight, there's a LoveLongsight postcard and blog project that's now up and running, thanks to Susannah Townsend.
Cue images of dandelion clocks, seeds scattering in the summer sunshine (hmm, must stop watching that new advert for the Co-op...)
Posted by matt clements at 8:50 PM