Bury North Community Hub Update

Dear All,

Please see the message from Bury MBC below and information attached with the updated local restrictions.

Keep well everyone and take care

Kind regards


Bury Update

  • The latest update from this week is attached for your information and to be shared with your connections and communities
  • Also attached are a couple documents about the ‘Very High’ tier guidance and the ‘Self Isolation’ guidance, again please feel free to share.

Consultation – improving intermediate care service ins Bury.

A six-week public consultation has launched today in relation to proposals for intermediate care services in Bury.  The proposals aim to reduce waste and improve the range of services available to benefit more people locally. 

You can read about the consultation in our press release here, and access the consultation document and survey via the One Community platform here.

We would be grateful if you could help to promote the availability of this consultation amongst your colleagues, networks and if you should share our social media too that would be great.


Consultations – Clean Air, Minimum Licencing Standards for Taxis/Private Hires and City Centre Transport


I have been asked to forward the email below to our database contacts.

The links to the surveys are also on  the Council’s One Community web site.

Many thanks,

Kim Griffiths


Greenmount Cricket Club Temporary Closure

This 16 week stretch has seen many changes in legislation but you have all supported and abided by the policy changes we have implemented in our attempts to ensure that GCC remained as safe an environment as possible for our members, staff and visitors.

The turnover generated over the bar and through your membership subscriptions has also given us a fighting chance of surviving this next period of closure, however long that might be. 

The club will therefore close tonight at 10pm and I sincerely hope that we will be back open before Christmas. I will look to keep you updated on our plans through these emails and via our website at, but can I also draw your attention to the Geenmount Village Community website at which will contain further information on what support is available throughout our village over the next few months for our more vulnerable members and their families.

In the meantime I hope you and your families remain fit and healthy and free from the impact of Covid and I look forward to welcoming you back to the Log Cabin in the near future.

Rob Kilvington

GCC Chairman


Bury Hospice ‘Light Up A Life’ remembrance event


I have been asked by Bury Hospice to pass on an invitation to join them for their “virtual” Light Up A Life  remembrance event in December.

Please see the attached for information on how you can join in.

Please feel free to pass this information on to your community contacts or to anyone you think may be interested

Any queries you may have, please drop a reply to this email to  Dale Mulgrew –   [email protected]

Or Rachel Wallace  – [email protected]


Holcombe Moor plus firing dates – 31st Oct -> 13th Nov


Margaret Haes Riding Centre – Bonfire Raffle

Please find below a message from the Friends of Margaret Haes Riding Centre.

Best wishes, Julie

Dear All in Greenmount Village Community ,   

Our newly formed group “Friends of Margaret Haes Riding Centre”  kindly invite you to purchase tickets for our Bonfire Raffle at only £1 each  

But first…

For those of you not familiar with Margaret Haes Riding Centre (MHRC) for over 40 years this independent charitable organisation based in Holcombe and run by volunteers has helped hundreds of people with special needs, young and old, enjoy the experience of riding with all the benefits that provides in the West Pennine Moors in the Holcombe area.

The reason for the Raffle…

As well as struggling to survive a pandemic resulting in reduced income streams the charity wants provide some basics, specifically to install hot water for their volunteers, riders and staff in the brew room and toilets.

This involves an expensive electrical upgrade and plumbing. We have people kindly donating their skills but still need to buy materials. Please help to improve the safety for our riders, volunteers and staff. There is no hot water on site at the moment (except by boiling a kettle) !                                   

Four fabulous prizes on offer, could be a perfect Christmas present !  

1st : JEROBOAM (3ltr)  BOTTE OF TAITTINGER CHAMPAGNE.. this could liven up a xmas lockdown ! 

2nd  : LILY OLDFIELD  SPA VOUCHERS … indulge yourself   ! 

3rd   : AFTERNOON TEA FOR TWO WITH FIZZ  AT HOLLAND’S OF HOLCOMBE ….a pleasant way to finish a long walk !    (expiry February, flexible with timings re: covid  ) 

4th   : ONE  HOUR  HORSE RIDING EXPERIENCE   FOR 4 PEOPLE  …enjoy the views on a lovely hack to Peel Tower!  ( suitable for all levels of ability, subject to MHRC TC’s for lessons inc maximum rider weight 14 stone). 

Please buy tickets online using a credit or debit card via MHRC  donate button on the website and make sure when you donate you add a comment “Bonfire Raffle”.

The link is  .    Tickets ONLY  £1 each.

Your ticket number(s) will be emailed back to you and a live Facebook draw will take place at the stables on Friday 6th November  2020  Timing to be confirmed 

If you prefer to buy tickets in person please contact Debra via [email protected]

Thank you 

Friends of MHRC


Holcombe Brook and Tottington model train video

A note from Alistair:

Now those of you who remember the opening of the Woolford Viaduct in May 2012 may recall we held an exhibition in the Old School and sold around 300 pasties!

One of the exhibits I managed to get along on the day was an OO gauge model railway depicting the line from Tottington to Holcombe Brook. This video is from that model by Peter Crichton, it’s owner. I do recall an earnest conversation that I happened on between Peter and Gordon Foote about some of the inaccuracies in the model. Gordon related them to me on several occasions when we walked the Lines.

I was trawling through YouTube this week and came across this vision of Holcombe Brook and Tottington that I had never seen before.



Bury COVID Update 15.10.20

Good Morning Everyone,

Please see the latest Bury Update attached as well as some Government / NHS Guidance around the current Local Covid High Alert Level.

Julie Southworth


Updated D-CaFF temporary closure notice


Next Woodland Management


The next Greenmount Woodland Management session will be on Friday October 23rd starting at 10am.

We are meeting close to Tottington Station/Incredible Edible at the viaduct that is Kirklees Street and South Royd Street. We will open the barrier to the Lines and allow parking down the side of Kirklees Street. A map is attached and the postcode for the junction is BL8 3NA.

The purpose of meeting here is to clear some of the vegetation along the Lines from that end and also to crown lift some branches and attend to any trees which are in the way.

I look forward to seeing you there.

All the best,