COVID Legal position / Revised Local Church Information

COVID-19 Legal Position

Please find below a link which has been forwarded by Ken Dearden, this website clarifies the current legal position with respect to Covid-19 regulations and highlights what is misinformation.

Ken also points out that individuals still have the choice to take whatever precautions against Covid-19 they deem to be appropriate, going beyond the current legal requirement.

Church Opening Times – update

Please find attached a updated version of the Local Church Information, revised to show new evening opening times for St Hilda’s and Guardian Angels churches.

Stay safe everyone

Julie Southworth


Church Openings

Please find attached some information with regards to the current status of our local churches. Should you require further information please visit the various church websites or use their email or phone for updates.


Mayor congratulates D-CaFF

D-Caff, the lovely place for people living with dementia, their careers, family and friends to meet is based at Greenmount Cricket Club.

Last month it was announced that it had received the Queens Award for Voluntary Service, the equivalent of an MBE.

Today Joani, Laura, Alistair and Joan were formally congratulated by the Mayor of Bury, Councillor Tim Pickstone.

Please see the attached press release from Bury MBC,

Congratulations to all!


The latest Greenmount Voice Newsletter is available

The Voice

The latest edition can be found here:

Playground Update

You may be aware that outdoor playgrounds in England are allowed to be reopened from the 4th of July. The council grounds team cannot begin reopening our playgrounds until at least 6th July so the Greenmount area will reopen as soon as possible on or after that date.  Thank you for your patience, please avoid using it until it is fully recommissioned, it will be wonderful to see the fabulous facility in full use once again after being out of operation for so long.

Greenmount Helpers

The Greenmount Helpers service is still operational but as from this weekend the telephone number will no longer be in use.  If you need any assistance please email [email protected] and somebody will respond to your query as soon as possible

Best wishes

Julie Southworth



List of Local Wellbeing Services

Mental Health – Anxiety UK – 03444 775774

9:30am – 10pm

Mental Health – Young People – Early Break – 0161 723 3880

Early Break is a service designed to meet the needs of young people under the age of twenty-one and their families with regard to drug and alcohol use in Bury, Rochdale and East Lancashire. The Service aims to provide treatment interventions together with education, prevention and early intervention underpinned by unbiased, clear and concise information.

Mental Health – BIG in Mental Health – 0161 222 4005 / 07758 737616

A charity, run by people with their own experience of mental health problems, providing a range of free and open support groups for people experiencing mental health conditions within the community. Online group support and telephone support. You may need to leave a message.

Mental Health – Healthy Minds – 0161 253 5258

Self-referrals, the self-referral form is: or you can call. The helpline is currently an answer machine due to lockdown.

Mental Health – Samaritans – 116 123

Mental Health – Age UK Bury Information and Advice – 0161 763 9030

They call people regularly for a chat. More befriending services as lockdown eases.

Domestic Abuse – National Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0808 2000 247


Substance Misuse – Achieve Bury – 0161 271 0020

Housing – Central Access Point – 0161 253 5537

The Central Access Point is a single point of contact for all people to access Housing Related Support Services, including homelessness.

Health – Doctors on Call (Bardoc) - 111

General – Citizens Advice Bureau Bury District – 0300 330 9071


Update – Masks and Scrubs

Hello everyone, here are some updates from our local teams of stitchers

An update from Val Maden on scrubs production

The following are a few figures that we have been given at the close of Bury, Rochdale and Oldham Scrubs Hub.  The Facebook page has now closed down. On this page any NHS workers could ask for sets of scrubs, scrub bags, hats and mask extenders and receive them free of charge.  This was funded by a Just Giving page.  At the close  all the orders had been fulfilled – 2,270 sets of scrubs, (enough for the audience of the Bridgewater Hall!),  100 gowns, 5,244 bags, 2,416 mask extenders and 160 hats; 10,530 items in all in just 9 weeks all made by volunteers.  Over 600 stitchers  were involved.  Nurses, Doctors, ICU’s, Ambulance teams, Care homes, Specialist carers, Doctors’ surgeries, Mental Health teams and many more received these items when they couldn’t be obtained  commercially, and made a difference for the NHS teams receiving them.  All of this was organised by Maxine Grimshaw and Zoe Sutcliffe, amazing volunteers who hit the ground running, thinking they would just make a few scrubs.  They organised the funding page, the purchasing of cloth (which was in short supply) , the distribution of patterns and cloth and the collection of finished work, the enquiries from the NHS and delivering the finished scrubs, a mammoth organisational task which helped so many people at this most difficult time.  

An update on mask production and distribution from Kath Anderson

We are writing to tell you about our second retail outlet which we have just organised at…

Helen’s Flowers at 30 Market St in Tottington (opposite the Post Office). 

The masks will be on display and there is a tin for the donations, 100% of the proceeds going to NHS Charities Together. Thanks to Helen for taking this on, and to Sarab at Holcombe Brook Post Office for his continued support.

We would like to give another big thank you to all our volunteers (20 sewers plus several distributors and suppliers of fabric) who continue to do sterling work making the masks – if anyone else would like to join in with the project we can let them have all the necessary details, please email [email protected]  The project has now raised more than £3700 through and expect to hit the £4,000 mark this coming week. More importantly, the value of wearing masks in public spaces is widely recognised (although we are not claiming sole credit!), and together we have made in the region of 1500 masks and supplied them to the local public.

Well done to all stitchers and supporters!

Julie Southworth


Greenmount Planting Day

Dear All

I hope you have noticed how some volunteers have tried to brighten up our village centre.  We received a donation of over 150 bedding plants from Bury Council, we planted these last week at three sites, two at the medical centre, one at the Incredible Edible plot and there were also a few spares for the already well planted bed at the cricket club.

Many thanks to Bea, Jo, Luchia, Tom, and John for your time and expertise, we made a great team.

Best wishes

Julie Southworth


Greenmount Golf Club – Food Take Away Service

Just a quick note to let you know about the take away food service which is available at Greenmount Golf Club.  We have attached a photograph of the menu and contact details which has been sent to by Joan Waddell.

Bon Appétit!