Lockdown Update

How we are responding to Covid19

Building closed again due to Tier5 Lockdown

With the worsening situation over Christmas and the latest New Year lockdown we have had to close again. We don’t expect to re-open until at least the second half of February.

We know that for our user groups this third closure is a great disappointment.

We will continue to review the position as the situation evolves, but for now we are working towards a more extensive re-opening by March 2021, guidelines permitting.

Staff and trustees continue to work hard, both to keep the building safe and secure, and raise funds to offset the loss of income we have suffered. We are pleased to announce a new grant application has been successful, from the Architectural Heritage Fund as a result. This it to help update our business plan to secure sustainability in the long term. We are actively pursuing other funding to make essential building adaptions and recover lost income.

Its a difficult time for everyone. Community buildings like ours are essential to rebuilding strong communities after the pandemic. We really need the support of our community too. If you can help in any way, offering time or expertise, or by making a donation, we would be very grateful.

Please get in touch if you need any further information.

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December 2020 Update:

How we are responding to Covid19

It was with immense sadness we had to take the very difficult decision to once again close Levenshulme Old Library to groups meeting in the building for the 4-week period of the 2nd national lockdown. During these four weeks we continued to work behind the scenes to ensure that the building is at the best possible standard for groups returning from the 3rd December 2020.

We know that to many of our user groups only just re-starting  after the 1st lockdown this new closure was a great disappointment. But we are now re-opening for some limited activities in line with Tier 3 guidance.

We will continue to review the position as the situation evolves, but for now we are working towards a more extensive re-opening in January 2021, guidelines permitting.

The Trustees will continue to review the position as the situation evolves.  Please get in touch if you need any further information.


November Notice

It is with immense sadness, following the announcement of a new national lockdown starting today, the LOLCIO Trustees have taken the very difficult decision to once again close Levenshulme Old Library to groups meeting in the building for the 4-week period of lockdown. ALLFm have also suspended their live shows, but as before will continue broadcasting using pre-recorded programmes.

Whilst we know many of our user groups are only just re-starting this week, that  guidance is still being developed and open to interpretation, and this will be a great disappointment, on balance it was felt that the lockdown is in place to protect people and that we should act responsibly by supporting that intention for the well-being of the community of Levenshulme.

During these four weeks we will continue to work to ensure that the building is at the best possible standard for groups returning, guidelines permitting, from the 3rd December 2020.

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