Monday, 11 April 2011

Love Levenshulme, Hate Cuts

We are an anti-cuts group based in Levenshulme, Manchester. Our group arose when Levenshulme Baths was under threat of closure. 

We launched a community campaign to save Levenshulme baths. 

The community mobilised itself, attending demos, swim-ins and other events. 

The Council reversed its decision to close the
baths! We can be contacted on

We are now working on other campaigns; both initiating them and supporting other campaigners. Here are a few important campaigns

Save Levenshulme Sure Start.

The current position is that Manchester Council is proposing various options for Sure Start Centres have the grant which funds them and Sure Start has been cut by £8 million. One option is to tender out services to other organisations form the voluntary or private sector. 

The Council states they will not close any centres.

Key Dates: On Wednesday 13th April, 4 pm, the Council Leader, 
Sir Richard Leece is visiting Levenshulme Sure Start Centre, Broom Avenue, to answer questions from users. It is vital that as many people as possible show their support – not just users
but others in the wider community.


On Thursday 14th April a coach is leaving Portland Street at 7 am with Sure Start campaigners from across the city. They will go to Downing Street to hand-over petitions and lobby the government. The lobby has been organised by Tony Lloyd MP. Beck said there are a few places if anyone is interest in going

Becky asked that a small working group be set up to plan further. This was agreed and supported.

Becky organised leaflet distribution with LLHC for the 13th meeting.

If you want to support this campaign please text 078211 62270 or Facebook Save Levenshulme Sure Start or drop us an email at and we’ll pass on your details.

Save Newbury House.

This is an embryonic campaign started by residents of Newbury House. Chris is a resident at Newbury house, a 16 place supported residence for residents who had faced alcohol problems and homelessness. It is a unique service in the city.

In March their provider, Riverside, was told there was a proposal to cut this service.

Residents are very worried. They were told they would have a statutory right to be rehoused, but they need this vital service and accommodation. Supporting People had been to take photographs of residents’ rooms and residents had held a meeting and then refused to allow photographers into their rooms.

LLHC are supporting this campaign. For more info you can email direct to the group

Love Lollipops Day of Action

LLHC are organising a celebration of school crossing patrols as their roles are increasingly under threat due to government cuts. This event will take place in the summer term. If you want to get involved email us at

Local Election Hustings for Levenshulme and Gorton South

Inspire, Stockport Road, April 28th at 7 pm.

LLHC has organised a hustings, with guest Chair Rev. David Grey. Candidates from Labour, Liberal Democrats, Green Party, Conservative and Respect (George Galloway) have confirmed.

ALL WELCOME to attend or email in questions at our email address.


This Blog is another Guest posting due to the Virtual Gherkin having   incredible disbelief at the Speed, and nature of the Cuts from the CSR and beyond. 


  1. TUC has organised a May Day rally on May 1st starting from 1 pm at All Saints Park and marching to Peace Gardens
    Manchester Coalition Against the Cuts rally on Monday April 11th from 6 pm (speakers start at 7 pm) at Central Hall, Oldham Street

  2. The attendances at the baths that were saved went up 10%!!!!!