Councillor Dzidra Noor
Dzidra is one of our local councillors. A proud British-Latvian and Lawyer, she's been a continued champion of walking and cycling and transport improvements for Manchester for many years.
Q1. Tell us a little bit about yourself (Do you live, work, hang out here? What do you do?)
I am a local councillor elected in May 2014. As councillors on weekly basis we do door knocking sessions to speak with residents and find out if they have any issues or need our support. We also do a weekly advise surgery sessions where our residents can come to us with all sort of problems and we will try to resolve them. Levenshulme is very friendly and active ward with so many great community groups who want to work together to make Levenshulme Levenshulme even better place to live and work despite huge funding cuts from the government.
Levenshulme has so much to offer from Levenshulme market, walk in the Highfield Country Park to Lebanese cuisine and slice of cake at Jandol, breakfasts in Trove or Antique Village and lunch in Inspire. After all those lovely eating places in Levenshulme I try to find some time to go to Arcadia gym. I am also a governor at Levenshulme High School for Girls and board member at All FM.
Q2. What Interests you about the Levenshulme Bee Network (and how are you involved, if you are yet?)
Levenshulme Bee Network provides residents with an opportunity to transform their street and neighbourhood to make it walking and cycling friendly.
Q3. What do you see as the top issues in our neighbourhood?
Unsafe pedestrians crossings, parked cars on pavements and poor air quality!
I would like for the residents to tell us what changes are needed to their streets as they know better what will improve their journey to local shops or school as well as improve their health