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TfGM – Local Transport News and Future Travel Survey

Please see below a link  to the latest update from TfGM regarding local travel during the lockdown.

https://tfgm.com/coronavirus

There is also a survey with a chance to win a £30 shopping voucher

https://surveys.tfgm.com/snapwebhost/s.asp?k=158986718538&site=5

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Porch Boxes / Foodbank Collections

Dear All

Porch Boxes

Thank you to everyone for your amazing efforts so far in donating to Porch Boxes, the collection box will continue to be outside 31 Greenheys Crescent. We are really impressed with the level of donations so far, there have been between 120 – 180 items each week for which local people are very grateful. In the first weeks of lockdown Porch Boxes sent out 1900 crisis packs & are continuing to provide packs at this rate. 

St Hilda’s Food Bank Collection

A reminder regarding the collection taking place this Sunday, 31st May from 11:00 am—1:00pm ONLY.

The Impact Group of local young children has organised a ‘drive-by’ facility at both our churches for people to drop off bags of food and toiletries.

The youngsters will set up a safe ‘drop off’ zone in the parish centre car park at Guardian Angels’ and in the small car park between the church and parish house at St Hilda’s. Please put all your items into a sealed/knotted plastic bag and just drop the bag off on the tables provided at the entrances to the car parks. The bags will then be sanitised and loaded directly into transport that will take all the items to the various charitable centres. Items that are required are the usual things we ask for when we do our Helping Hands Sunday e.g. Cereals, Tinned Soups and Stew, Pasta, Rice and Pasta Sauce, Tinned meat or fish, long life milk, toiletries etc. PLEASE NO CLOTHING.

If you can help, just a small bag of items will go a long way and, rest assured, we will be operating safe social distancing and good hygiene practise at all times.  Greenmount Helpers can collect your items if you cannot get to St Hilda’s yourself.

Stay safe everyone

Julie Southworth
Chairperson

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Local Sites of Interest

Good afternoon, the weather is gorgeous and set to be this way for a few days, here are some reminders of what you can experience in our local area.

West Pennine Way

As the message is to stay away from the Lake District and other local beauty spots it is a good opportunity to explore the West Pennine Moors, 90 square miles of beautiful countryside right on our doorstep.  Part of Greenmount is in the West Pennine Moor boundary.

Pick up a set of five leaflets form the outside the Old School, giving maps and a route of the West Pennine Way, devised by the Greenmount Village Walking Group.  Suitable for all casual or serious walkers doing long or short walks.  See www.westpennineway.org for more details.

Moorland Magic Video

With the help of Ken Dearden and the Holcombe Moor Heritage Group we have uploaded a copy of the HMHG’s video ‘Moorland Magic’ to our YouTube channel. This was previously only available on DVD.  It is a lovely watch and very interesting, we hope it lifts your spirits a little during these difficult times.

Private Garden Visit

Closer to home, Gillian Davies usually opens her garden at this time of year to raise money for D-Caff or Alzheimer’s. Unfortunately like everything else this is cancelled for the foreseeable future. However she is prepared to allow groups of no more than 2 or 3 to walk around keeping the necessary distance. If you wish to see her garden  could you ring her on 01204 885829 to book a time slot. Her garden situated on the corner of Newcombe Rd and Summerseat Lane is on a bit of a slope so may not suit everyone. Any voluntary donations would be passed on to the D-Caff.

Take care and please stay safe

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Moorland Magic – Video

With the help of Ken Dearden and the Holcombe Moor Heritage Group we have uploaded a copy of the HMHG’s video “Moorland Magic” to our YouTube channel.

Its a lovely watch and very interesting, we hope it lifts your spirits a little during these difficult times.

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Greenmount Helpers – Thank You

Hello All

The requests for help to the Greenmount Helpers group have slowed down but it is pleasing to get some official recognition for our efforts over the last two months.

This thank you from the Queen’s representative in Greater Manchester is for everybody involved with the Greenmount Helpers scheme from the helpers themselves through to the leaflet distributors.

Well done again to everyone for rallying around at the moment of need, we have all done Greenmount proud once again.

Best regards

Julie Southworth

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Food Bank Donations

Dear All

On Sunday 31st May three members of Greenmount Helpers will be assisting in the collection of food donations for local food banks.  This is an initiative from the local Impact group of young people from the parishes of St. Hilda’s Tottington and Guardian Angels.  If you can drop your donations off in a sealed plastic bag, following the instructions below they will be gratefully received. If you are unable to drop off any items at this time donations can be collected from your house, please reply to this email or call Greenmount Helpers on 07958 173940 – 7 days a week between 9am – 3pm if you need anything collecting.

Thank you and stay safe

SUNDAY 31st May from 11:00 am—1:00pm ONLY.

The Impact Group has organised a ‘drive-by’ facility at both our churches for people to drop off bags of food and toiletries.

The youngsters will set up a safe ‘drop off’ zone in the parish centre car park at Guardian Angels’ and in the small car park between the church and parish house at St Hilda’s. Please put all your items into a sealed plastic bag and just drop the bag off on the tables provided at the entrances to the car parks. The bags will then be sanitised and loaded directly into transport that will take all the items to the various charitable centres. Items that are required are the usual things we ask for when we do our Helping Hands Sunday e.g. Cereals, Tinned Soups and Stew, Pasta, Rice and Pasta Sauce, Tinned meat or fish, long life milk, toiletries etc. PLEASE NO CLOTHING.

If you can help, just a small bag of items will go a long way and, rest assured, we will be operating safe social distancing and good hygiene practise at all times.

Julie Southworth

Chairperson

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Local Photo Essays

Hello to all

I have attached links to two photo essays by Christopher Thomond which have appeared in the Guardian newspaper which are of local interest.

One covers Holcombe Hill which was featured last Friday. The other features an oak tree, situated in Greenmount which was published in 2017.

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/may/15/on-a-clear-day-you-can-see-the-kremlin-from-here-the-hill-photo-essay

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/jan/09/the-old-oak-a-year-in-the-life-of-a-tree-in-pictures

Best wishes

Julie Southworth

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Make use of our local countryside

As the message is to stay away from Lake District and other local beauty spots it is a good opportunity to explore the West Pennine Moors, 90 square miles of outstanding beautiful countryside full of historical and environment interest right on our doorstep. (part of Greenmount is in the West Pennine Moors)

Pick up a set of 5 leaflets from outside the Old School, giving maps and route of the West Pennine Way, devised by Greenmount Village Walking Group. Suitable for all casual or serious walkers doing short or long walks.

See www.westpennineway.org for more details

Regards

Christine

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TDHS Update – Plant Sale Cancelled

The TDHS Plant Sale arranged for Saturday June 6th has been cancelled.

This is usually held in the yard at Greenmount Old School & is always popular & well supported by local community.

We apologise but had to make the difficult decision many weeks ago & I am sure everyone will understand.

Thank you . I hope you are keeping well. Dorothy🌈

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D-CaFF Update

Good morning all!

Hope this message finds you safe and well. Just to keep you updated as we approach the up-coming date of what would have been our 4th birthday celebrations. I have cancelled  all future guests which would  have been attending/performing in May, June, July , August and September 2020. With the hope that we can ask them to join us in 2021. When I hope we will be able to open the D-CaFF doors again.


We live in uncertain times and I hope and pray our members are safe and managing to cope.


Will be in touch again.


Take care

With love Joani x

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