Helen is one of our very active residents and an advocate of the Levenshulme Bee Network scheme. She uses her expert knowledge of Lego to inspire children and adults alike to re-imagine public spaces in and around Levenshulme and Burnage.
Q1. Tell us a little bit about yourself (Do you live, work, hang out here? What do you do?)
I’m Helen also known as the Lego Lady as I run the Lego Club at Levenshulme Market and Burnage Library. I live in Burnage but spend a lot of time in Levenshulme building Lego, visiting the market and local bars, cafes and businesses and visiting Levenshulme based friends.
Q2. What Interests you about the Levenshulme Bee Network (and how are you involved, if you are yet?) Tell us a little bit about yourself (Do you live, work, hang out here? What do you do?)
As I use my bike and trailer to get to and from a lot of events in Levenshulme I have a vested interest in making my journeys safer and more enjoyable. I’ve also had great fun helping out with a couple of Bee Network events and getting people to think about parklets and building them in, of course, Lego!
Q3. What do you see as the top issues in our neighbourhood?
Q4. What ideas would you bring forward to make positive change the place?
Q5. Finally, tell us what you love most about Levenshulme?
It seems to have a really active community, lots of people trying to do good things and bringing great events and activities to the local area. People seem to want to get involved and have practical solutions to issues they see in their area