Levenshulme has been selected as one of 600 areas in England to receive Community First funding and local groups are being invited to apply for funds for community activities in Levenshulme. We will receive £33,910 over the next three years. Up to £5624 will be available over the next year to be spent on activities making Levenshulme an even better place to live.
Olympic themed events are eligible, even though the Torch comes through Levenshulme on 24th June! “We are looking to support small starter projects and get people going”, says Pauline Kavanagh. Groups can apply for anything from £250 – £1,000 each. But get your ideas together soon and submit them to the Panel by 9pm, Sunday 10th June 2012.
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The next Painting of the Planters workshop at Trove Cafe will be that very afternoon (20th May)… if you’d like to join us there at 2.00pm.
Please let me know, especially if your children have already been involved in the first design stages.
Energy costs have been rising for sometime now over and above inflation. These increased costs can be tackled in a number of ways, including: energy saving bulbs, better insulation or switching provider. However, working out how much electricity you are using throughout the day is difficult as the meter is usually not conveniently located and calculating your usage via meter readings isn’t easy.
The solution is a current cost meter which monitors how much electricity you are using and presents this in an easy to understand format. Your energy provider may provide one free of charge, or alternatively you can purchase one online (e.g. Amazon) for as little at £50.00.
Once setup you can enter your cost per Kwh (Kilowatt hour) and the device will calculate your daily usage including how much you are consuming during the day, evening and night.
The device can connect to your computer to create graphs and an analysis of your power usage. Alternatively an Internet Bridge will allow the data to be posted onto a website so you can monitor your energy usage anywhere and analyse the data in many different ways. See www.currentcost.com for further information.
These are available on line and range in price from £30-50 depending on functionality.
It might not be long before seeing a bright red telephone box in the UK becomes a thing of the past. Do not despair though as BT (British Telecom) is now selling these design classics, so you could have one in your back garden!
The 76-year-old K6 design was created by architect Giles Gilbert Scott for King George V’s silver jubilee in 1936. Produced up until 1968, almost 70,000 were manufactured for deployment across the UK.
As more of us our using our mobiles to make calls, the humble telephone box is likely to become a much rarer sight. The new BT phone boxes include a host of new features including Wi-Fi hotspots and credit card payments. But they are unlikely to become a design classic as the K6.
“It’s a timeless design recognized all over the world and is synonymous with Great Britain.
You have to have the right outdoor space or patio area for the box to look at home! But I would expect that B&Bs and many pubs are likely to take up the offer.”
says David Boyd, Director at PAD4U.
You can get your hands on one of these for as little £1,950 ex. VAT and delivery. If you would like to order a box you will need to visit the X2Connect web site. X2Connect manufacture the K6 boxes on behalf of BT and also the more modern glass telephone boxes. The web address is www.x2connect.com/shop/BT__Red_Phone_Boxes_.php.
However, if you want to make an actual phone call from the box you will need to use your mobile!
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